Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,The Bible teaches that the Antichrist/Beast arises from the bottomless pit; he was, is not, and yet is... Also when "He" be taken out of the way, ie the restraining influence of the Holy Spirit; THEN shall that wicked be revealed. Since the Holy Spirit resides in the Church, ieblood bought believers; the Church (true believers) must be taken out of the picture. It is after this event, the rapture. That Antichrist shall be revealed, also he shall be released from the bottomless pit. So this Antichrist is a being, that was, is not, and yet is, who arisesfrom the pit and makes war on the saints. Obama, in light of these passages, IMHO, cannot possibly be the Antichrist. A Antichrist no doubt, but NOT THE Antichrist foretold in prophecy. I view Obama as a precursor, like Hitler, to Antichrist. The real Antichrist is someone was involved in mankinds past, was locked up, and released during the Tribulation period.