Todd Starnes of Fox News offers some disturbing insight into man’s ability and willingness to idolize and worship other men. He writes:
Street vendors across downtown Charlotte are selling posters and artwork depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ and the Democratic National Convention is expected to feature a stained-glass window backdrop during their meeting.
One poster features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.”
“Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges.
Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.”
“So you see, Barak was destined to be a good and handsome man that would rise like a flash of lightning to win victory in a battle against overwhelming odds,” the poster read.
Starnes clearly points out that these items have not been sanctioned by the DNC. Nevertheless, it is important for American Christians to realize that this mindset exists, if even only among a minority. Likening any mere man to the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, is blasphemy.
It may indeed be that God is using the president to fulfill prophecy, but if so, it is not in the way that these individuals propose. One need only look at the rapid moral degeneration of America, and the role of the government in this decline, to know that Romans 1 is unfolding before our eyes. Those looking and waiting for the return of Christ need not worry, however, for there will be no doubt about His identity when He comes again. All men, believers and unbelievers alike, will see and know that He alone is Lord.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matt. 24:29–30
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Rev. 19:11–16