By Steve Deace
Since our Leftist media seem anxious to have a conversation about theology, I say we oblige. This week in the trolling of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker presents a panel discussion on whether or not President Barack Hussein Obama really is a Christian.
Although he’s the son of a Baptist preacher, Walker is not the most qualified individual to determine who is and isn’t a Christian. The “good news” (pardon the pun) is I know someone who is.
Even better, he’s very much alive and kicking as we speak. And he’s so eager for his opinion to be known on such matters that he preserved a written record of all his thoughts and deeds, which has become the greatest best-seller in history.
Who is more qualified to consult on who is and isn’t a Christian than Jesus Christ?
When I asked him what he thought, Jesus made it quite clear that President Obama is not a Christian. And he was also kind enough to give me some quotes I could pass on to ya’ll.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Obama has referred to Islam’s Q’uran as “holy” (which means a state of completeness/perfection set apart from the sinfulness of man), and Muhammad as a “prophet” (which means truth-teller).
However, on the most important point of them all Islam and Christianity contradict each other. Islam teaches that Jesus wasn’t even crucified, which means he wasn’t resurrected. But the Bible teaches there is no Christianity without the crucifixion and resurrection (or what Christians celebrate on Good Friday and Easter). These are irreconcilable views. So right away these two religions are incompatible, and at least one of them is lying. Christianity and Islam could both be false, but they can’t both be true. No sincere Christian would elevate something that distorts and diminishes the fundamental moment of Christianity as “holy.” Nor would they bestow the title of “prophet” upon someone who has spread a false message about Christ.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
Just because someone claims to be a Christian doesn’t mean they are one. It’s not like Obama would be the first politician to claim to be something he’s not.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and you do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46)
Jesus commands us not to lie, yet Obama has lied repeatedly (“if you like your current healthcare plan you can keep it” as just one example). Jesus commands us not to murder, yet Obama is the most pro-murder president we have ever had (including voting against a bill to protect babies who survive abortions while in the Illinois State Legislature). Jesus says marriage is between a man and a woman, and we are created male and female. Yet Obama promotes redefining marriage and so-called transgenderism.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34)
Jesus gave this commandment to his followers, yet under Obama we see Christians consistently targeted for their beliefs (Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-a, Little Sisters of the Poor, military personnel, and numerous other Christians who refuse to comply with Obama-imposed immorality). Why would a president who’s a Christian use his power to consistently target other Christians?
“For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)
From excluding references to Christ on the official White House Christmas card, to referring to Jesus as “a son of God” (when Jesus claimed he was the only son of God), Obama has gone out of his way on numerous occasions to deny the supremacy of Christ. What kind of Christian would deny the power and glory of his own Savior?
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17)
Obama’ spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright, was Obama’s pastor for 20 years. He baptized Obama and his daughters, and officiated his wedding to the First Lady. Through the years Wright taught many things from his pulpit like anti-Semitism, black liberation theology, racism, conspiracy theory, and Marxism.
But what he didn’t teach was Christianity.
If you go back and watch Wright’s speech to the National Press Club in 2008 he openly shared his theological views. Glaring omissions included the sinfulness of man, Christ’s atonement for our sins at the cross, and Christ’s resurrection proving he was the one and only Son of God. In other words the Gospel, which millions of martyrs down through the ages bled and died for, was missing from Wright’s theology.
Jesus says sincere faith comes only by the hearing of his words. With Wright preaching nearly everything but Jesus’ actual words, how could Obama come to sincere faith in such a church?
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:15-20)
Given everything you’ve already read, would you say Obama’s tree bears good fruit or bad fruit? Besides, I’m mystified as to why our Leftist media, which bows at the altar of secularism, is so concerned about Obama’s religion? Unless they’re hoping to rebrand Christianity in Obama’s Marxist image.
Jesus has much more to say on this topic (and many others), but I’ve come to the end of available space in this publication to share them. Thankfully, he’s willing to share them with everyone reading this whenever they take the initiative to seek him. He’s not hard to find. He’s always around.
For now my work here is finished. On the other hand, the work of God-haters who will viciously demagogue what I just wrote, without supplying any rational basis for their assertions there’s anything remotely Christian about Obama (thus proving my point), I’m sure is just beginning. Why the same people who vehemently loathe Christianity want their progressive hero to be labeled a Christian is beyond me. Regardless, Jesus has a final word for you as well:
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul, but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.” (Matthew 10:28)
(Steve Deace is a nationally-syndicated talk show host and also the author of the new book “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.” You can “like” him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.)
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