Obama’s Playing Christian Again

American Thinker

Prior  to the election in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama showed up in Rick Warren’s  Saddleback Church in  Lake Forest, California.  It was there that Warren asked Barack Obama what  Christianity meant to him and this is how he  answered:

As  a starting point, it means I believe in – that Jesus Christ died for my sins,  and that I am redeemed through him. That is a source of strength and sustenance  on a daily basis. Yes, I know that I don’t walk alone. And I know that if I can  get myself out of the way, that I can maybe carry out in some small way what he  intends. And it means that those sins that I have on a fairly regular basis,  hopefully will be washed away.

But  what it also means, I think, is a sense of obligation to embrace not just words,  but through deeds, the expectations, I think, that God has for us. And that  means thinking about the least of these.

Despite  his “above my pay grade” answer to Rick Warren’s controversial “when does life  begin” question, Barack Obama went on to win the election. Over the last four  years the President has not let his “sense of obligation” toward Jesus stand in  the way of his continued support for abortion on demand as well as all manner of  liberal social policy whose precepts are denounced, not extolled, by the God  Obama claims to worship.

For  instance, with all that “thinking about the least of these” Barack Obama claims he does, he sure hasn’t given the helpless and defenseless unborn so much as a second  thought. If the President’s true goal is to “carry out in some small way  what [Jesus] intends” surely he can’t believe that it’s the Lord’s will for His  followers to support or promote the destruction of God-ordained human  life?

Now  it’s less than three months until the next election and the President is again publicly  espousing a deep commitment to his Christian faith.  Barack Obama,  together with his opponent Mitt Romney, agreed to a faith-based interview, this time with Washington  National Cathedral magazine.

President  Obama must think the American people will overlook his request that the Jesuit  priests at Georgetown University cover up the IHS  monogram before he would speak there, or that he mocked Christians as being  people who exhibit “antipathy” toward others while clinging to guns  and religion.

Could  it be that in Barack’s skewed understanding of Christianity, revoking the conscience clause for  his Christian brethren who work in the medical field is how he “carries out in  some small way” what he perceives to be what God intends?

In  the “words and deeds” department, a Christian omitting the phrase “the  Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence doesn’t exactly jibe with Jesus’ words: “Whoever  acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in  heaven.”

The  truth is, the president has not vacillated in the slightest in his support of  the anti-biblical policy of government-funded abortion, and recently “evolved”  to a place where he now has a favorable opinion of same-sex  marriage too.

Nonetheless,  in the interview, Obama,  who faithfully upholds the premise that  women should be in control over life and death, shared that he believes “at  the end of the day, God is in  control.” God is either in control or He isn’t – it can’t be both  ways.

The  President also shared that “I have a job  to do as president, and that does not involve convincing  folks that my faith in Jesus is legitimate and real.” When Jesus walked the  earth He made it quite clear that there is no need for convincing, because Jesus  said, “a tree is known by its own  fruit.”  So if persuasion is necessary maybe it’s because the fruit is,  shall we say, questionable.

The  problem is that in other ways Obama does plenty of “convincing.”  The  President’s public profession of faith while approving and promoting blatant  rebellion leads the impressionable to falsely believe a Christian is someone  who quotes Scripture, supports Planned  Parenthood, and officiates over same-sex marriage  ceremonies.

And  although he ignores his own flesh-and-blood brother George, who lives in a slum  in Nairobi, the President expressed that his faith in God is directly tied  to his belief in a compassionate role for government, saying, “From slavery to  the suffrage movement to civil rights, faith – and the moral obligations that  derive from our faith – have always helped us to navigate some of our greatest  moral challenges with a recognition that there’s something bigger than  ourselves: we have obligations that extend beyond our own  self-interest.”

Does  Obama grasp that “extending beyond our own self-interest” doesn’t quite fit with  the right-to-choose paradigm he so ardently defends and that “extending beyond  our own self-interest” probably has more do with helping his impoverished  brother George than providing free contraceptives to the likes of Democrat  Convention speaker  Sandra Fluke?

That  aside, in the Washington Cathedral interview the President made what is likely  to be the most astounding declaration about his faith thus far when he said, “I  do my best to live out my faith, and to stay in the Word, and to make my life  look more like His.”

On  the President’s part, spiritual goals are always commendable. Unfortunately, his  self-created walk of faith often leads him and those he influences into  extremely dark  places.  Moreover, the President accepts and rejects Scripture  according to personal moral preferences.  He dissects  God’s Word and picks and chooses according to which verses he can use and  manipulate to uphold reprobate liberal ideology.

This  election year, maybe true people of faith should consider that regardless of how  he perceives his walk with the Lord, Barack Obama is notorious for rejecting the  hard sayings of the One he claims he wants his life to emulate.  As for the  Scripture he says he’s “staying in,” according to the “Word made flesh,” not  accepting that Word in its entirety is synonymous with rejecting the Christ the President claims to follow.





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