During the “Gin Up the Democrats Mid-term Election Tour,” itinerant preacher Barack Obama shared the account of his adult conversion to Christianity.
Although Barack believes “America is no longer a Christian nation,” requests that the “IHS” symbol for Jesus’ name be draped when speaking at Catholic Universities, and hosts annual Ramadan dinners, the President also claims his life is fashioned after Jesus Christ.
In the run-up to the election, public opinion polls indicate 18% of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim. Suddenly, a few weeks after making a rare appearance at St. John’s Episcopal on a day when a pro-Palestinian was coincidentally a featured guest speaker, another question about Obama’s Christian faith arises.
During a meeting between Obama and Albuquerque, New Mexico residents, the President “fielded questions on a variety of topics, including education, immigration, energy, and housing policy.” The President extended Jesus-like comfort to a man who burst into tears over health care. Obama told the distraught gentleman that he “viewed the government’s obligation to caring for veterans as a ‘sacred trust,’” a perfect segue into religious faith discussion.
Responding to a question from the group, the President addressed faith, abortion and chili peppers. According to Obama, his inspiring Christian journey unfolded in the following way:
I’m a Christian by choice. My family…weren’t folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn’t raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead. Being my brothers and sisters’ keeper, treating others as they would treat me.”
In Barack’s designer-Christian world, the words “Christian” and “choice” are somehow reconciled. Obama claims, “The precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to [him] in terms of the kind of life that [he] would want to lead – being my brothers and sisters’ keeper.” Yet America’s most ardent pro-choice politician supports, funds, and advocates for the destruction of millions of preborn “brothers and sisters.”
Wasn’t it Jesus, son of an woman unwed when He was conceived, who warned, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me?” (Matthew 25:45) Scripturally, there isn’t anyone more “least of these” than a defenseless, innocent “fruit of the womb,” whose “fearfully and wonderfully made” existence was “ordained” by God before the foundation of the world. Yet Obama, Christian by choice, manages to justify not protecting God-intended life.
Obama responded to the abortion question by reiterating a “safe, legal and rare” platform, which includes partial birth abortion and condoning denying medical care to babies born alive after botched abortions, all of which are specific to an Obama-styled Gospel.
While discussing deep faith and Christ’s precepts, and before accepting a gift of garden-grown chili peppers and drinking sweet tea with the folks, Obama should have expounded on Jesus’ command to “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14 and 16).
Or maybe an Obama-tinged exegetical teaching on Jesus’ healing and resurrecting children from the dead. Or, maybe more pointedly, the President’s view on what Jesus meant when He predicted terrible times, when “Brother will deliver brother over to death, and father his child,” (Mark 13:12).
Jesus never once made an exception for killing children, whether “safe, legal [or] rare,” which is thankfully why true and righteous “government rests upon Jesus’ shoulders,” not Barack Obama’s.
It is never my intention to offend anyone so I felt it necessary to clarify the words, “Jesus, Son of an unwed mother.”
Few consider it offensive to call Mary an “unwed” mother because the ancient world perceived pregnancy before consummation of a marriage a disgrace. Mary was “betrothed” to Joseph, but the marriage was not yet consummated when Jesus’ mother was divinely impregnated with the Son of God. Thus, Mary was, indeed, what modern society would call, or perceive as, an “unwed” mother, at least for a time.
The beauty of Mary’s sacrifice included willingness to be a vessel of God including selfless acceptance of public scorn and disgrace. If Mary were alive today, Obama and his minions would have put approbation on, financed and even encouraged young Mary dispose of Jesus, which was the sole point of the reference and how it was said.
Joseph struggled with Mary’s pregnancy knowing he was not the child’s father. Yet Joseph “married” Mary because he was a “just” and “righteous” man, called of God to be Mary’s husband and to raise Jesus.
“Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, being a just man, and unwilling to put her on public display, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home on account it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. “ Matthew 1:18-21