NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam Jane Brown's popular but highly controversial book, "Forgotten Word," offers a perspective on a serious question being addressed in Christian circles worldwide: "Is Barack Hussein Obama the Antichrist?" The book, which explores the unusual possibility that Christ, in the Second Coming, will return as a woman, touches on the Obama-as-Antichrist issue.
"This book breaks down barriers to the understanding of Christianity," said Brown. "It's been widely vilified for this reason, but you know what? I'm glad. I'm glad the book got people to question their assumptions. As for Obama being the Antichrist, you'll have to read the book to see the connection, but it's definitely there."
"Forgotten Word's" allusions to a major political figure in the West being the Antichrist resonate deeply with broadly held opinions in the United States. Research by Public Policy Polling reveals that no fewer than one in five members of the Republican Party think Obama is the Antichrist. Why? They cite Obama's provocative, anti-Christian stances on abortion and gay rights. As the President who oversaw the emergence of gay marriage in the US, Obama is understood to be an Apostle of anti-Christian values and a harbinger of the End of Times.
Not everyone in the Christian establishment agrees, though speculation does range widely on the issue. The noted Pastor Robert Jeffress expressed his opinion, saying, "Although President Obama is certainly not the Antichrist, his policies are paving the way for the Antichrist…the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in God's law and still win re-election by a comfortable margin illustrates how a future world leader will be able to oppose God's laws without any repercussions."
The Antichrist is understood in Christianity to be a "False Messiah," an evil being who will claim erroneously to be the Christ. The term Antichrist is found in the New Testament. According to Scripture, Jesus will face the Antichrist during the Second Coming. At the time, the Antichrist will be regarded as the greatest False Messiah in Christianity.
"Forgotten Word" takes places amid the world of high intrigue in the church. It begins with the murder of Catholic priests. These events begin the telling the story of the impending Second Coming. Zena McGrath, an international detective, is tasked with solving the murders. She meets a mysterious priest in the Vatican during her investigation. Then, following the trail to New York, she becomes aware of an evil presence following her. Ultimately, she goes to the Holy Land as the perpetrators of the crime are revealed. The book culminates in a climactic Second Coming, in which the "Christ" figure is a woman.
"Forgotten Word" deals with issues of religion and power. In this context, an American president has great sway over whether American society will live by Christian values or not. In the case of Obama, as critics observe, he has abandoned any pretense of Christian sensibilities by embracing all that is loathsome to the Christian way of life. Obama's policies are in line with prophecies that predict that society will steadily – and willfully – disintegrate into sinfulness before the Second Coming.
Readers have praised "Forgotten Word" not only as an engaging mystery that is also a thought-provoking read. The book has raised angry denouncements from certain religious voices, who complain that it is sacrilegious to consider that Jesus will return to the world as a woman. Forgotten Word is soon to be a feature movie.
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