Probably the Worst Exegesis I Have Ever Seen

It would take a lot of effort to come up with a worse exegesis than what is found in this youtube video. In it an anonymous person (obviously no biblical scholar) takes on one of the worst word studies I have ever seen. His attempt to prove Barack Obama as the antichrist in this video is something similar to trying to tie strings to moving cars on the freeway to show they are connected somehow. In either scenario one could expect serious damage to be done. At the end of the day it only makes Christians look like fools and does nothing to further any political or religious discussion in a positive or meaningful way. I am pretty sure I could just as easily promote the idea that big bird is the antichrist if I was willing to be this theologically uninformed or exegetically incompetent. I normally try hard not to be a basher but this one seems so exceptionally bad and does nothing except feed into unhealthy stereotypes about Christians.

More of a response to these ideas to come another time.


About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

7 Responses to Probably the Worst Exegesis I Have Ever Seen

  1. WesWoodell says:

    I don’t know … sounded pretty good to me.

  2. Shawn says:

    He sounds a little hinky to me. Like he is trying to MAKE the Bible say something. If I try hard enough and take enough out of context I can make the Bible say whatever I want as well.

  3. Andrew Phillips says:

    We’re working through Revelation in our Young Adult Class (using Stafford North’s material, which I have found very helpful), and we were discussing this Sunday all the different theories on the mark of the beast, etc. Looks like this guy just added another one to the list.
    Of course, you wonder why Jesus would pause in the middle of talking to his disciples and tell them the name of the President of a country that didn’t exist yet…

  4. WesWoodell says:

    Yeah … I was JOKING, Shawn :p

  5. K. Rex Butts says:

    WOW! Of course, I think every President and every other public figure (e.g, Oprah, Donald Trump, etc…) has been marked as the biblical antichrist by some idiot twisting the Bible, so I am not surprised.

    Grace and peace,


  6. “And if my grandmother had wheels, she’d be a bicycle.”

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