Thursday, August 21, 2008
This video is precisely the sort of thing that Romans Chapter 1 speaks of. Barack Obama's stance on live-birth abortion alone demonstrates his false confession of Christ's lordship.
Read these words before watching the video:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them...
...And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness.
HT: Denny Burk
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Obama clearly has a problem thinking and speaking truthfully.
Without further ado, here are the "Top 11 Other Things That Are Above Barack Obama's Pay Grade," brought to us again by Nihilist in Golf Pants:
11. Knowing how many states there are
10. Knowing what Senate committees he serves on
9. Being able to bowl
8. Approving of Michelle's public statements
7. Actually listening when Reverend Wright is delivering a sermon
6. Making value judgements about slumlords who offer bribes
5. Understanding how capital gains tax rates impact revenues
4. Stopping his surrogates from playing the race card
3. Wearing a flag pin
2. Making a moral judgment between Russia and Georgia
1. Being President of the United States
Friday, August 15, 2008
The Times article focuses on the abortion issue and the Republicans failure to deliver tangiblely on the issue.
The Post article takes a different angle looking at the general allure of Obama and the Democratic platform:
"There's a shift in issue focus," said Joshua DuBois, 25, who was associate pastor of a small evangelical church and is responsible for Obama's faith outreach. "I don't think any young evangelical is ignoring the traditional values issues, but they are adding other issues, including poverty and war, and they are also looking at integrity and family."
My response is the same for both articles: do not be deceived. Barack Obama exhibits no evidence that he is a born-again follower of Christ as many would have us believe. Obama also stands firmly against every every major issue that Christians should be primarily concerned about. He is probably the most pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President.
Read the full interview that Obama had with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani in 2004. Here are some excerpts that ought to throw-up red flags for evangelical voters:
"So, I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people."
"So that, one of the churches I met, or one of the churches that I became involved in was Trinity United Church of Christ. And the pastor there, Jeremiah Wright, became a good friend. So I joined that church and committed myself to Christ in that church."
GG:So you got yourself born again?
OBAMA:Yeah, although I don’t, I retain from my childhood and my experiences growing up a suspicion of dogma. And I’m not somebody who is always comfortable with language that implies I’ve got a monopoly on the truth, or that my faith is automatically transferable to others.
I’m a big believer in tolerance. I think that religion at it’s best comes with a big dose of doubt. I’m suspicious of too much certainty in the pursuit of understanding just because I think people are limited in their understanding.
I think that, particularly as somebody who’s now in the public realm and is a student of what brings people together and what drives them apart, there’s an enormous amount of damage done around the world in the name of religion and certainty.
GG:Do you have people in your life that you look to for guidance?
OBAMA:Well, my pastor is certainly someone who I have an enormous amount of respect for.
I have a number of friends who are ministers. Reverend Meeks is a close friend and colleague of mine in the state Senate. Father Michael Pfleger is a dear friend, and somebody I interact with closely.
GG:Those two will keep you on your toes.
OBAMA:And theyr’e good friends. Because both of them are in the public eye, there are ways we can all reflect on what’s happening to each of us in ways that are useful.
I think they can help me, they can appreciate certain specific challenges that I go through as a public figure.
This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.
GG:You don’t believe that?
OBAMA:I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.
I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity.
That’s just not part of my religious makeup.
GG:Do you believe in heaven?
OBAMA:Do I believe in the harps and clouds and wings?
GG:A place spiritually you go to after you die?
OBAMA:What I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.
GG:Do you believe in sin?
GG:What is sin?
OBAMA:Being out of alignment with my values.
GG:What happens if you have sin in your life?
OBAMA:I think it’s the same thing as the question about heaven. In the same way that if I’m true to myself and my faith that that is its own reward, when I’m not true to it, it’s its own punishment.
---------These comments speak very well for themselves. I understand this is a candid interview and short in nature. But do these answer sound anything like the answers you would give or that your pastor would give? In short, Barack Obama does not sound or look like a follower of Christ. Do not let yourself be swayed by his rhetoric or what the media tells you.
If you don't believe me that Obama is an extreme pro-abortion candidate, see this post.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
According to reports, on his way out of town from a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser in Minneapolis, Barack Obama stopped by the Copper Dome restaurant in St. Paul for a few minutes to mix with the common folk. Some comments we suspect we would have overheard him say:
11) You want waffles? Let me show you my most recent policy positions.
10) If all American restaurants had their toasters properly tuned we wouldn't need any more nuclear power plants.
9) That man ordering "hash browns" is playing the race card.
8) How do I want my eggs? You must be a proxy for the McCain campaign.
7) I'd prefer a Danish or an English muffin to the American fries,
6) You ran out of bread? Bring that basket over here and let me see what I can do.
5) Tell Franken we'll leave him some leftovers out by the dumpster.
4) What do you mean by asking if I want my coffee "black"?
3) If Americans would harness the power of the breakfast burrito, we wouldn't have a gas crisis in this country.
2) We are the Eggs Benedict we've been waiting for.
1) Wait a minute, I thought this place was a mosque!?
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
He writes that much children's literature promotes the trivial, illegitimately extrapolates lessons, reads between the lines, miss important nuance, and focus on people rather than God. I encourage all parents and those that teach children to read Walton's article.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
"I tried to warn them, but the Elders of this planet would not listen," said Gore, who in 2000 was nearly banished to a featureless realm of nonexistence for promoting his unpopular message. "They called me foolish and laughed at my predictions. Yet even now, the Midwest is flooded, the ice caps are melting, and the cities are rocked with tremors, just as I foretold. Fools! Why didn't they heed me before it was too late?"