Obama – A Convoluted Mess

obm-plndprntdI read an article about Obama’s, “Christianity” in the Washington Post recently. The liberal media continually carries water for Obama, rationalizing his actions, spinning his dysfunction, and justifying his failures. Churchill said this about truth: “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” In the American cultural wars the daily blast of white hot lies by the liberal media continually smoke-screens the truth.

Saul was a leader of ancient Israel. The problem with Saul is that he tried to lead Israel in his own strength, by his own reasoning and by his own abilities. God eventually rejected him as a leader. This is a parallel for Obama’s type of leadership.

David in contrast led the Israelites by seeking God’s counsel with humility, much prayer as the Psalms attest, and he was described as a man after God’s own heart. He was a type of Christ.

Many of you will protest at this point asking why I must bring the Bible into a political discussion. Can I make four points regarding this? First the Bible is a historical document that gives us great insight into our current situation. Second, the potter has a say in the use, design and purpose of the pot. God has much to say to us about this life we live if we will just jettison our self-will. Third, we are made in God’s image. This means that we are religious right down to our very core even if we do not perceive it. Fourth, the claim that Jesus has on every life ever lived is always germane. The focal point of all of history is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

And to those of you that have a science perspective or a purely naturalistic view, are you really going to argue that human reasoning, abstract thinking, romance, love, beauty and the wonder of creation originated from some single cell amoeba? That borders on insanity. The Christian worldview, as outrageous as it seems is the most coherent worldview out there. Let me try to validate this statement later.

Back to Obama. It can be easily argued that due to his advocacy for abortion, deficit spending, the printing of money, 95 million disenfranchised perfectly employable people not working right now, negotiating with the terrorist nation of Iran, greasing the skids for a nuclear Iran, his petulant posture towards Israel, Obama’s refusal to close the border which gives open access for drug runners, sex traffickers, criminals and terrorists, the power grab of 1/6th of the economy through Obamacare, his strong desire to trash the Second Amendment, his frontal assault on religious freedom and the First Amendment by attacking Christianity, inviting illegal immigrants in to provide a future pool of low information voters to maintain Democrat Party power, and the trashing of God’s design for marriage – all of this adds up to a rock solid argument that Obama cannot be counted among honorable statesmen or even among good men. Nobody wants to really come out and just say it out loud. And I am fully aware that without God’s grace and mercy I also cannot be counted among good men..

And let me interject this here: I voted for Alan Keyes. There are any number of African-Americans that would make awesome presidents: Thomas Sowell, Dr. Carson, Tony Dungy – the list is ample enough. So, you can play the race card on me regarding Obama but it is of no account. Character and integrity mean everything. Race is simply a gift of God.

Now why would I as a Christian come along and say such things about Obama who says he is a Christian. Here is the truth shrouded by all of the smoke. Maybe Obama has made a commitment to Christ, but his functional god is liberalism – – that is the drum he marches to. And his heart is with Islam. Now, if we realize the fact that all three worldviews, Christianity, Islam and liberalism all claim to be exclusive truth then we run into the issue of idols. Technically, idols are false gods or something that is more important to us than God himself. It is a violation of the very First Commandment. Our hearts always seek something to worship. For great insight on this subject see Timothy Keller’s book called, “Counterfeit Gods.” Here is the highly unfortunate truth: two out of the three worldviews called Christianity, Islam and Liberalism are false or idols, not the truth. Which one is the truth? It is vital as to which worldview is the truth because that is the worldview that will speak to us as human beings from the standpoint of getting along much better in this world.

I need to interject this principle here. Many people think that there are many ways to God. They fancy a mountain with many paths leading to the top. But as Mr. Keller explains, the only way a human would be able to fully confirm this theory is if they were at the top looking down on all of the paths which no human has ever done.

The truth is also exclusive. To say something is true is to say other things are false. Jesus said this, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” That is a rather strong and exclusive truth claim. Have you heard Islamists shout, “there is no god but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of god?” That is another exclusive claim.

Have you noticed how rabid liberals force their worldview claims on all of us? No public nativity scenes! You better not say, “Merry Christmas,” in certain public places. We demand that two men who sodomized each other be called, “marriage.” Pretty absurd. Liberals put man at the center of all things – the final authority. So they come up with extremes like, “separation of church and state” which is not found in the constitution. They make immoral demands like making faith based organizations pay for contraception despite the obvious fact that most contraception is easily accessible and relatively inexpensive. Likewise, the bakers better set aside their faith and bake that cake for all manner of immoral people. Ditto with the florist.

So discernment is highly desirable here. Liberalism’s primary tenets are government will solve all of our problems, killing your own offspring in the womb is completely acceptable, sexual boundaries are for prudish morons, deficit spending is primary, there is no such thing as God, wisdom is gleaned from rock and roll, and every man should live as he sees fit – according to his own dictates (which by the way leads to real chaos as the book of Judges in the Bible explains). There is more but that covers enough.

Now, does all of that seem like transcendent truth or a very strong delusion? There are very few worldviews that claim there is no God. Liberalism and Communism come to mind. The reason liberalism is so popular is because a person can seem to live anyway he wants due to no higher moral standard and this gives one personal and sexual freedom – a perspective that grew like rag weeds in the Sixties and has never stopped growing.

In order for one to really take to heart that liberalism is legitimate one has to accept a boatload of incoherent ideas. Again, it is incoherent to suggest that love, beauty, abstract thinking, reasoning, romance, moral development and other higher order aspects of humanity evolved or that it is wise to murder your own offspring in the womb.

Now to Islam. If you really think it is a legitimate world view then have you mutilated your daughter’s genitals? Did you force her to marry a first cousin? Have you taken your wife’s driver’s license away? Will your wife permit a second wife? Do you forbid your wife to vote? Do you absolutely forbid your daughter to acquire a college degree? Are your dogs unacceptable as pets? Are your wife and daughters covered head to toe 24/7? Are you going to subject your neighbor to Sharia Law by force? Are one percent of you teaching your kids to be suicide bombers? If your wife is raped then is it entirely and completely her fault? Will you renounce your brother or wife if they convert to Christianity? Are you called to hate Jews? If you really think Islam is so wonderful then why are you not practicing its requirements wholeheartedly?

You see the truth of the matter is that liberals are sympathetic to Islam primarily because it is in opposition to Christianity and also because any opposition to Islam invites Jihad. That is probably way too much truth to digest in one sitting.

This is indeed a political essay.

The unvarnished truth is that Obama is a convoluted mess because he claims Christianity, lives by liberalism for political power, but his heart is with Islam. Unless we diagnose the correct ailment and apply the correct therapy we will continue to flounder as a nation. We simply must recognize that liberalism is a strong delusion and vigorously oppose it.

Obama said this, “God Bless Planned Parenthood,” That is the Auschwitz type group that kills Americans in the womb and then sells the human parts for profit.

Contrast that with a statement by Charles Carroll, a signer or the Declaration of Independence, who said, “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure… are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

Here is what Blaise Pascal said about truth, “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.”

It is high time for those who know the truth to knock this strong delusion called liberalism on the jaw long enough and hard enough to the point that it is lying in the gutter drawing its last breath.

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