Gallups Defends Claims Obama is Anti-Christ as Biblical Fact
A pastor who drew harsh criticism after announcing that Barack Obama is an anti-Christ insists he has biblical support for his claims. This week, Pastor Carl Gallups defended his anti-Obama stance on the Dr. Laurie Roth Show and stated that the proof is found in the scriptures.
Gallups pointed to Luke 10:18, a passage that reads he “saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Translated into Aramaic, the phrase ‘lightening from heaven’ becomes ‘baraq u-bama’, which according to the theorist’s interpretative method is then reinserted into the original passage, leading to the interpretation, “I behold Satan is Barack Obama.”
Experts such as Dr. Tom Findley, a professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot Theological Seminary, have pointed out that this reading relies on a misinterpretation of the Aramaic and Hebrew and that the word game is nothing more than “playing around with these languages in a rather silly way.”
Despite this criticism, Gallups insisted the interpretation is valid and a biblical fact.
“We’re not lying to you, we’re not tricking you,” Gallups, who has no formal training in Semitic languages, told Roth in defense of his biblical evidence. “This man is evil. He’s surrounded by evil people, he has evil designs for this nation, and again, we were called racists and conspiracy theorists and tinfoil hat (wearers).”
Gallups fell short of calling Obama the anti-Christ and instead defended his stance with another word game, by insisting that while he never called Obama ‘the’ anti-Christ, Obama was certainly ‘an’ anti-Christ.
“I’ll tell you what Obama is,” Gallups told Roth. “He is an anti-Christ; he is a depiction of some of the characteristics of the anti-Christ who is to come.”
He concluded that he was called to continue to speak out against Obama and his perceived threat to America.
“The Bible also says that we are to be watchful, we are to be mindful, we are to know the season in which we live, so it’s my job and I don’t care if people like it or not,” Gallups said.
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