If you read Obama’s script delivered at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., and if you forget that he is the messenger, it really is a moving message. His scriptwriter did a masterful piece of work. Honestly, it is very moving; it goes to the heart of the Christian community in America. Read it for yourself:http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/03/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast
By the way, this national prayer breakfast is an ecumenical gathering that does not reflect or honor the unity that Christ prayed for in John 17 two thousand years ago. In spite of this, Obama repeatedly preached an end to “division” asked to find “common ground” and “civility.”
Here are some of the many instances where he made references to the value of the Christian faith:
“I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace Him as my lord and savior.”
“Tom Coburn, for example, is here. He is not only a dear friend but also a brother in Christ. We came into the Senate at the same time. Even though we are on opposite sides of a whole bunch of issues, part of what has bound us together is a shared faith, a recognition that we pray to and serve the same God.”
“My Christian faith then has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years. All the more so, when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time, we are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us but whether we're being true to our conscience and true to our God.”
“Christian tradition teaches that one day the world will be turned right side up and everything will return as it should be.”
“It’s faith that reminds me that despite being just one very imperfect man, I can still help whoever I can, however I can, wherever I can, for as long as I can, and that somehow God will buttress these efforts.”
“And the last recurring theme, one that binds all prayers together, is that I might walk closer with God and make that walk my first and most important task.”
“And it’s in these moments, when we feel most intensely our mortality and our own flaws and the sins of the world, that we most desperately seek to touch the face of God.”
”When I wake in the morning, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our country and its people. And when I go to bed at night I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will.”
Should we blindly accept Obama’s brand of Christianity as being biblical? Let Jesus answer this question, “the tree is known by its fruit” (Matthew 12: 33). It is impossible for any one of us to fake the fruit of God’s character and His will. We may be experts in knowing the Bible from cover to cover, and quote it as it is convenient, but it is the fruit of our thoughts and actions that reveal our true self. Anyone can testify that Jesus Christ is his or her Lord and claim to be born again; of course that doesn’t mean a thing before God. It is obedience to God’s commandments that reveal his will for our lives and this world. It is the only way we can truly reveal the Lordship of Christ in us. Let us be careful with Jesus’ warning, “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
Obama, while Senator, before a different crowd has stated that America is no longer a Christian nation. He may have a point there. However, he openly mocked and ridiculed the book of Leviticus, Deuteronomy and the Sermon of the Mount (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXcvbnzNIjg). While speaking to another crowd he openly admitted that if one of his daughters would get pregnant out-of-wedlock, he would not punish her with a baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbZJYWjkAPo). No sooner was he in office, he immediately signed approval for federal funding, now well over $300 million a year, to continue the murdering of children through the Planned Parenthood factories of death.
We must remember, Obama never wastes an opportunity to sell himself. Now that he is in re-election campaign mode full force, we must pay attention to his demagogue. We must be careful of his brand of Christianity and also the philosophy that he learned so well from Saul Alinsky and other Marxist mentors, including the teachings he received for 20 years of Black Liberation Theology from his pastor Jeremiah Wright. That worldview is the dominant factor in Obama’s life.
Obama, once again is seeking the vote of the Christian community which is the largest voting bloc in the nation. Even though a lot of evangelicals do not care to vote due to the wrong indoctrination they have been under believing that God could care less about politics. That type of teaching is wrong; they have no understanding of the Scriptures, the power of God and how the birth of this nation came about.
Obama thinks he has a good chance to once again sell himself to a large group of Christians who are easily deceived and will vote for him again. He’s banking on the Christian’s numbness.
Make no mistake; Obama knows how to speak the language of each group in order to appeal to them as long as they help him accomplish his ongoing fundamental transformation of America. He knows he must tone down his hard leftist agenda in the next two years for the sake of the reelection. The strategy is to appear to be more centrist. His sights are set on reelection, so he can put the rest of the nails in America’s coffin of exceptionalism. He wants four more years where he doesn’t have to worry about another election and carry on with his agenda.
I believe in God’s mercy and grace. I also believe that if God could save me, Obama can truly meet Jesus face to face just like the apostle Paul on his journey to Damascus. If he wants, he can have a transformational experience, a change of life and produce the fruit of God’s righteousness. Let us also pray for all the Christians, who are in the same situation as Obama and his family, to willingly submit to the Lordship of Christ. That is the only hope for America and the world.
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