Let's get one thing clear: First Baptist's Robert Jeffress doesn't actually think President Barack Obama is Satan, which would be ridiculous. However, he says, "Although President Obama is certainly not the Antichrist, his policies are paving the way for the Antichrist."
This isn't something Jeffress thoughtlessly let slip when he thought he couldn't be heard over the holy din from First Baptist's musical fountain; it's the money quote from the promotional materials for Perfect Ending, his new book.
The book doesn't actually have much to do with Obama. It's more of a general contemplation of the biblical end times, which marvels at the Bible's ability "to foretell with laser-like accuracy events that will occur hundreds and even thousands of years after it was written."
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Obama does, however, make a cameo. It's on page 113:
For the first time in history a president of our country has openly proposed altering one of society's (not to mention God's) most fundamental laws: that marriage should be between a man and a woman. While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in God's law and still win reelection by a comfortable margin illustrates how a future world leader will be able to oppose God's laws without any repercussions
Americans have sunk so far into the pit of moral depravity that Worthy Publishing thinks they aren't be interested in purchasing a dry rehashing of biblical prophecy and must be tricked into thinking it's a sensationalistic condemnation of contemporary politics. Heathens.
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