“We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime – but the next messiah,” veteran broadcast journalist Barbara Walters told CNN. Newsweek editor Evan Thomas told MSNBC, “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.” And upon Obama’s 2012 reelection, Newsweek celebrated the occasion with the front-cover headline, “THE SECOND COMING.”
Yet after six years as president, it’s clear that not only is Obama not “the next messiah,” he’s widely regarded as the worst, most dishonest, incompetent, anti-American president in history.
The desire for a messiah – a God-anointed person who will lead his people to lasting peace and happiness – is embedded deep in the human soul, and is central not just to Christianity and Judaism, but also to Islam, which has its own exotic version of a last-days deliverer.
In fact, polls reveal a large percentage of Muslims currently living in the Middle East believe they will see, in their lifetime, the coming of their messiah, whom they call the Mahdi. But Islam anticipates that the Mahdi will return with a sidekick – Jesus, whom Muslims call “Isa.” The Muslim Jesus is expected to tell the entire world that he is not the son of God, was not crucified and was not resurrected from the dead. Rather, according to Muslim teachings, Jesus’ message upon his return will be that he does indeed exist, but that he is – surprise! – a Muslim, and that all the world must convert to Islam.
Clearly, as history demonstrates again and again, human beings are prone to disastrously appointing false “messiahs” in hopes of solving their deepest problems and leading them to freedom and peace.
But what about the real Messiah?
In a very special Christmas issue titled “OF MESSIAHS FALSE AND TRUE,” WND’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine takes readers on an awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tour through the world of messiahs – both real and fake. While surveying the fraudulent and always-catastrophic “saviors” that wayward souls always seem to elect, Whistleblower illuminates, in a fresh way, the Christmas story and what Jesus Christ really means for a very troubled world.
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