Reports are circulating about a book written by a Florida professor that was released prior to the election, which equates Barack Obama to Jesus and declares that his God-given mission is to bring “heaven on earth.”
The Gospel According to Apostle Barack was written by Florida A&M professor Barbara A. Thompson, who states that she was given a series of dreams by God in which she was able to realize Obama’s purpose as the leader of the free world. She says that after God answered her prayers to heal her son Gibran, who was badly injured in an accident, God told her to “go on a journey with Apostle Barack.”
“His followers needed to re-elect him to a second term so that he could continue to accomplish the promises he made, thus, realizing his vision of America as a more perfect political union or ‘heaven here on earth,’” she writes in her book description on Amazon. “[A]s I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid, something miraculous happened. I felt God’s Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night.”
“Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society; Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society for the middle class and working poor,” she continued. “Apostle Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side. He had the answers to unlock the kingdom of ‘heaven here on earth’ for his followers.”
She said that Obama had provided all of the solutions to the nation’s problems during speeches made from 2007-2009.
“Those speeches or his teachings contained the answers to the middle class and working poor people living in a ‘heaven here on earth,’” she claimed. “For when the answers were unlocked and enacted, Apostle Barack’s vision of America would be realized.”
The 220-page book also outlines the various accomplishments of Obama during his first term in office, calling them the “good news.”
According to the student newspaper at Florida A&M University, just days before the election, Thompson hosted a book signing at the university’s Southside Arts Complex, where she was greeted by an estimated 100 supporters.
“I know this book will be inspiring,” Jeema Richardson, a senior English student from Jacksonville, Florida told The Famuan at the signing. “I picked up my copy today and I’m eager to start reading about her revelations.”
However, not everyone is supportive of Thompson’s writings.
“Now God has apostles that promote lies, murder, same sex marriage?! Forgive her Father and let mercy outweigh judgement as she is certainly misguided, ignorant and delusional,” wrote a commentator who goes by the alias “Whitehorse” on the site College Fix. “The enemy has come and planted tares while she slept!”
“It’s obvious that this woman has no idea who the one true God really is. The unfortunate thing is that she speaks for many in America today who profess to be religious, yet have no understanding of truth,” wrote another commentator called Idaho Bob. “No, the god this woman dreamt of is the devil and he is deceiving her along with millions of other hurting people who need the real truth in Jesus Christ.”
As previously reported, other supporters of Barack Obama have been hailing him as a type of messiah, selling their messianic products to fellow Democrats. This was prominent during the Democratic National Convention.
One poster that was sold at the DNC displayed the head of Obama, which faded into a graphic of an open Bible with the word “Barak” highlighted. Above Obama was the headline “Prophesy Fulfilled.” To the left of the image, the poster read, “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning.’ Barak is a valiant fighting man who cooperated with the prophetess Deborah to win victory in a battle against overwhelming odds. Hussein [means] good and handsome. So, you see, Barak was destined to be a good and handsome man that would rise like a flash of lightning to win victory in a battle against overwhelming odds.”
T-shirts were also sold by vendors that cite Psalm 110:1, which says, “The Lord said unto my Lord, ‘Sit Thou at My right hand until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.’” The graphic on the tees depicted Barack Obama sitting in a chair, placing his feet upon the back of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who is kneeling on his hands and feet.
Additionally, Obama calendars were up for sale, which used Scripture for each month of the year to point to Obama as a messiah. For example, in the month of August, Obama’s birth month, accompanying a photo of Obama were the words “Heaven Sent” with the Scripture John 3:16, which speaks of God sending His Son. The month of November featured a graphic of citizens laying hands on Obama while quoting Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
Obama is set to be re-inaugurated at the nation’s capital in January. It is not known whether Thompson plans to be present.