Friday, August 20, 2010

Obama Is No "Devout Christian"

**Update at the bottom of this article.**

Apparently some "evangelical Christians" (Franklin Graham, to be precise) think that Obama is a Christian. His recent endorsement of building a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero on Sept. 11, when Islam declared war on us, has rightly enraged many Americans. Here are a few quotes (in italics) from a story that Obama's administration is putting out there now.

"Now it's obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed, and he has renounced Islam, and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That's what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn't. So I just have to believe that the president is what he has said," Graham continued, adding that "the Islamic world sees the president as one of theirs."

Has he really? He doesn't go to church. He didn't go on Christmas or Easter. He doesn't talk about the Bible or Jesus Christ. Yet he DOES go to mosques on the first dayof Ramadan. He does talk about his "Muslim faith", he endorses terrorists and gives them money, he said America is a Muslim nation. His first interview as president was with a Muslim tv station. He has constantly referred to Islam and its quran and prayers as "beautiful". No such thing with biblical Christianity. And by the way, the Muslim world denounces Christians and the Infidel Westerners, so if Obama was a "Christian" they would no more own him as "one of theirs" as they would own the Roman Catholics as their own. In addition I'll add here that Muslims are allowed to lie. Its called "al-takeyya". So they can lie about anything if its for the good of Islam. And why not? Their god Allah, is "the greatest of deceivers" according to their own quran. So its children will also follow in like manner.

"The president himself has written that his father, Barack Obama Sr., was already a confirmed atheist by the time he was born. His father divorced his mother when Obama was 2 years old, and he had little contact with his father during his childhood."

And what I keep hearing is that his mother was the affirmed atheist. If his father had such little contact with him then why did he write a whole book about a father he barely knew and his dreams? Why was it that he was in Indonesia in a Muslim school (which he happily recounts in the same book)? Interestingly, both parents deplored Christianity.

"He communicates with his religious adviser every single day," Burton said. "There's a group of pastors that he takes counsel from on a regular basis. His faith is very important to him, but it's not something that's a topic of conversation every single day. Burton said the president has talked "extensively" about his faith in the past and "you can bet he'll talk about his faith again." But "making sure Americans know what a devout Christian he is" is not the president's top priority. "

As for being a "devout Christian", how can anyone make such a ridiculous statement? A CHRISTIAN is a member of a local church (as we see repeatedly throughout the NT starting in Acts all the way to Revelation). Not Obama. A CHRISTIAN loves Christ and proclaims Him as Savior and resurrected Lord--the only way, truth, and life. Not Obama. A CHRISTIAN will not give any tolerance or applause nor embrace any part of false religions like Islam. Not Obama. So what does Burton mean, exactly, when he labels his boss as "devout Christian? Not according to Scripture, and not according to Obama's own words and actions.

So let's take a look at all the king's spiritual men:

Jim Wallis, who is anything BUT a Christian. He heads up Sojourners (a liberal organization funded by liberal and DNC supporter George Soros).

As Apprising Ministries reports, Wallis practices pagan Contemplative Spirituality. He wants civility (read: tolerance) toward those who have "hijacked Christianity".

Apprising Ministries also shows that Wallis endorses liberal theologian Harvey Cox's book.

Jeremiah Wright was also one of Obama's religious advisers as his pastor of twenty years. Wright is not a Christian either. He is into politics and racism. Wright has a false gospel that can't save and is full of anger, bitterness and hate.

Who else are Obama's religious advisors that he "meets with every single day"?

Besides Reform Rabbi David Saperstein as well as Cardinal Theodore McCarrick:

Daniel Burke, Religion News Service tells us:

Joshua DuBois

Before stepping into politics, DuBois, 27, was a pastor at small Pentecostal church in Massachusetts, and his approach to the president bears traces of his former calling. DuBois sends daily devotionals to Obama's Blackberry -- often a Bible verse or an excerpt from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, or a snippet from the works of theologians Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr, particular favorites of the president.

Denis McDonough

Traveling by the president's side on overseas missions, the 40-year-old Minnesotan is a crucial player in Obama's quest to engage Muslims, find common cause with the Vatican, and restore the country's moral authority.

Rashad Hussain, a 31-year-old White House lawyer

Hussain briefed Obama before his first interview as president -- with Al Arabiya, a television station based in the United Arab Emirates. He has also contributed to Obama's two major speeches to Muslims -- in Ankara, Turkey and Cairo -- offering insights about the history of Islam in America and suggesting suitable verses from the Quran. In naming Hussain as his envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Obama noted that the young Muslim is a hafiz (someone who has memorized the Quran).

Melissa Rogers

"Her legal and political acumen helped Rogers guide the council's 25 members, who run the theological gamut from Baptist to Hindu, to reach a consensus on more than 60 recommendations for revamping the White House faith-based office, which were presented on Tuesday (March 9)."

Joel Hunter and Sharon Watkins

When Obama wants to pray privately, he has repeatedly called Joel Hunter, a Florida megachurch pastor, and the Rev. Sharon Watkins, president and general minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Politically, Hunter, a registered Republican, and Watkins, who heads a liberal-leaning denomination, may not always agree, but, like Obama, both are committed to transcending traditional barriers.


Lt. Carey Cash - rotation at Camp David

"The pastor who's preached to Obama most often since he became president is a 6-foot-4-inch Southern Baptist Navy chaplain whose great uncle was country music legend Johnny Cash.

Before his stint at Camp David, Cash, 39, was an All-American football player for the Citadel, and a chaplain for the Marine's 1st Battalion in 2003 in the Iraq war, during which he baptized 59 soldiers, including one in Saddam Hussein's former presidential palace in Baghdad. The Memphis native was raised in a deeply religious household -- his mother is a Christian author -- and has harsh words for Muslims, writing in his 2004 book that Islam "from its very birth has used the edge of the sword as the means to convert or conquer those with different religious convictions."

End quote. For the full article go here.

And let's not forget the infamous Rick Warren who prayed to other gods at Obama's inauguration.

"Devout Christian"? Hardly.

***UPDATE***

Author Chuck Morse also has noted some of the same issues as I have. In WND's report he makes some observations:


Quote:

"It's hard to reasonably explain Obama's cold relationship with Israel, his inaction in the face of Iran obtaining a nuclear bomb, his giving a green light to the building of a mosque near where Islamic fundamentalists hijacked passenger planes on September 11, 2001, and made them into missiles to destroy the World Trade Center in Manhattan," says Morse.

One possible explanation, says Morse, is the Islamic principle of Taqiyya – or the sanctioning of hiding one's Muslim faith.

..."Obama is the Christian son of a Kenyan Muslim father and a Kansas mother," writes Hillel Italie. "Born in Hawaii, he lived from ages 6 to 10 in predominantly Muslim Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather. His full name, Barack Hussein Obama, sounds Muslim to many."

The name "Hussein" doesn't just sound Muslim, says Morse. It is "reserved exclusively for Muslims." In addition, Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim, says Morse. The president's stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, was Muslim. Obama's school records indicate that in Indonesia he enrolled as a Muslim in Catholic and Muslim schools, and in his autobiography, he acknowledged studying the Quran in Indonesia.

Morse also refuses to overlook recent insights, noting:

Israel Today quoting Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Ghefit stating on Nile TV that "the American president told me in confidence that he is a Muslim;"

Obama claiming Islam played a significant role in American history and culture;

Obama crediting Islam with key contributions to the Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment.
As word of the poll's results blazed out across online news sites, White House spokesman Bill Burton chastened Americans for "not reading a lot of news about what religion the president is."

Morse notes that Obama confessed to converting to Christianity around the dawn of his political involvement, "under the tutelage of the racist anti-American and anti-Semitic pastor Jeremiah Wright," he said.

But leaving Islam, Morse says, is fraught with complications and deadly consequences.

"By converting out of Islam, Obama either became an apostate, a murtadd, in Arabic, or he began engaging in an Islamic-sanctioned deception and thus remained Muslim," says Morse. "If Obama truly left Islam, and actively embraced Christianity, he could be subject to severe penalties under Islamic law including the death sentence. Islamic Shariah law calls for the execution of any Muslim who becomes a murtadd."

End quote.

He's exactly right.

Great quote from Rush Limbaugh: "So nothing is "obvious" about Obama's Christianity, Mr. Burton, and the telltale sign is that you even have to say it. "

2 comments:

Gregg said...

I just did a 3 part series on my blog about the fact that the "church" as a whole can no longer discern who is a Christian and who isn't. But I am not surprised in the least that Franklin Graham can't tell either, since his father stopped discerning long ago. The church needs backbone to stand and teach the truth.

Denise said...

Exactly Gregg, thank you for your encouragement!