Posted by: conservativecritic | February 27, 2012

Is Barack Obama a Christian?(one of our most popular blogs)

Religion has been taking a front row seat in the run up to the next Presidential election.  Individual prospects for the Republican nomination have repeatedly stated their Christian stand and in many cases provided a testimonial of their personal salvation.

The question as to whether President Barack Obama is a Christian or not has become a front and center issue as the Republican Primary process has moved forward.  While Obama may say that he is a “Christian who found the Lord” sometime during his 20 years of attendance at a Black Theology Church in Chicago, the public cannot see into his heart.

We are reminded by the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”.

It is important to see that “confession with the mouth” is only one half of this important and eternal requirement.  Even baptism is an outward sign that someone has been saved…but the remaining question is…what is in the heart of that individual.

It is foolish to guess what is in the heart – so what is the barometer or yardstick that one can use to determine if that individual is truly a Christian both outwardly as well as in his heart?

“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate”. Titus 1:16

Ahaa…in (their) works…perhaps now we have found a useable measuring stick to make our evaluation…Actually, the bible also tells us that we are to be aware of ravenous wolves(amongst us) and not be unequally yoked with unbelievers…how are we to judge if we are amongst wolves or yoked with unbelievers? …their outward works tell us what we cannot see in their heart or hear from their mouth if only for convenience.

So, let’s take a look at Barack Obama – not what he has said about being a Christian or where he went to church and even if there is a baptismal certificate at the Black Liberation Theology  church he supposedly attended for some 20 years.  We will look at his WORKS – and then you can make a decision if the man is a Christian in both heart and words – or just in words…

Reason #1: Obama Believes There Are Many Paths to Heaven

Obama’s “many paths to Heaven” theology

In a 2004 interview with Chicago Sun Times correspondent Cathleen Falsani, Obama said,
“I believe that there are many paths to the same place;  “All people of faith—Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone knows the same God.!!” 
 
But Jesus said in John 14:6,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Nowhere in the Bible is there a reference to Obama’s Universalist’s “many paths.”
Jesus warned us not to be deceived by those who would lead us astray.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”  Matthew 7:13.
Jesus is the narrow gate and the only way to heaven. Obama’s view says, in effect, that Jesus’ death on the cross was unnecessary since there are multiple ways to God. The many paths of Obama are in reality just the broad road to destruction.
Who are you going to believe, Jesus Christ or Barack Obama?
Reason #2: Obama Denies the Authority of the Bible

Obama denies the inerrancy of the Bible…

God’s people confess that the Bible is God’s inspired and infallible Word and the Christian’s final authority of faith and practice. In a recent speech Obama distinguished himself from those who believe in the authority of the Bible.
“Now this is going to be difficult for some who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, as many evangelicals do.”
from A Christianity Today editorial, “God’s Will in the Public Square,”
Obama went on to disparage and denigrate the scriptures.
In a very cynical way, Obama twists selective scriptures to advance non-Biblical lifestyles using the golden rule to justify supporting homosexual sodomy.
Obama even invokes the Bible by applying biblical pages to his campaign’s theme of political hope that actually refer to the hope Christians have in Christ.
 “At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise, that American promise, and in the words of scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess.”
Obama twists the Bible in an attempt to lend credibility to his agenda, even though he denies the Bible and it’s clear moral teachings. Obama is even derisive of faithful African American pastors who treat the Bible with respect. For Obama, his opinion, not the scripture, is the final authority.
Jesus prayed to His Father,
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
Who are you going to believe, Jesus or Obama?
Reason #3: Obama Supports Homosexuality

Obama supports homosexuality in all of its variants and abominations…

Barack Obama is an unabashed supporter of special privileges for homosexuals, a stand that flies in the face of the clear biblical prohibition on homosexual sodomy and lesbianism.
In the sermon on the mount, Jesus affirmed that every “jot and tittle” of the Bible is true, including the parts that condemn homosexuality.In an interview with the homosexual publication, the Advocate, Obama attacked faithful black pastors who faithfully proclaim what the Bible says about homosexuality.
“…most African-American churches are still fairly traditional in the interpretations of Scripture. And so from the pulpit or in sermons you still hear homophobic attitudes expressed.”
However, Obama lavished praise on his controversial former pastor and mentor, Jeremiah Wright, for being “very good on gay and lesbian issues.” Obama’s former church, Trinity United Church of Christ voted recently to approve of homosexual marriage.
Obama dismissed as “obscure,” the clear and definitive teaching of the Apostle Paul in Romans 1 that calls homosexual acts “indecent” and “perverse.”
Obama refused to defend the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and reversed the “don’t ask, don’t tell”  policy regarding homosexuality in the US military.
When it comes to homosexuality, Obama opposes the traditional, biblical and historic standards of the Christian faith.

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Overseas, Obama has stated very clearly that foreign aid will be withheld from countries and organizations which do not provide preference and protection for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual or transexual individuals – while he ignores a wide variety of crimes being committed against Christians of all stripes in countries worldwide(Bible burnings, killings, etc).

His refusal to punish those who are committing such crimes against Christains(primarily Muslims) signals to the Muslim world that he, Obama, is truly at heart a Muslim and can be depended on in the trenches to defend that (Muslim) faith over Christianity.
Who are you going to believe, God and his Word or Barack Obama?
Reason #4: Obama Supports Abortion
(I COULD SHOW SOME PRETTY UGLY PICTURES OF ABORTED BABIES HERE….BUT SUFFICE IT TO SAY THAT OBAMA SUPPORTS ABORTION AT ALL STAGES OF PREGNANCY)
Obama says, “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” This act would stop states from restricting abortions of any kind, even partial birth abortion.Throughout the history of the church, Christians have opposed abortion because they believe that life begins at conception. Abortion is as an attack on the innocent human life of a baby who is made in the image of God.Obama recently said at a Forum hosted by Pastor Rick Warren that to know when a baby ought to have human rights it is “above his pay grade,” but he is very clear that a baby can be killed anytime, even after it is born.On four separate occasions Obama has voted against bills that prevented the killing of infants that are born alive, having survived an attempted abortion.Who are you going to follow, God and his Word or Barack Obama?
Reason #5: Obama Affirms Muslim Prayer

Muslims praying toward Mecca…

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I The Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My Commandments” (Exodus 20:4-6 KJV)

In a New York Times interview in 2007, entitled Obama, A man of the World, Obama fondly recalled the Islamic evening call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”According to the article, “Obama went on to recite its opening lines with a perfect Arabic accent:
“Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! I witness that there is no god but Allah! I witness that there is no god but Allah! I witness that Muhammad is his prophet!”
The article said this would “give any one living in Alabama a heart attack.”
Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God’s True Prophet, the full and final revelation of God. No true Christian can say the Muslim call to prayer is a “pretty sound” because it is a direct challenge to the truthfulness of Jesus Christ as the Word of God made flesh.Mohammad denied that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The Muslim call to prayer affirms that Mohammad is God’s prophet. Jesus said,

“For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37 NKJV

Who are you going to believe, Jesus or Obama?

Reason #6: Obama is Associated with Black Liberation Theology
For 20 years Barack Obama was a member of a Trinity United Church of Christ, one of the most radical “Afro-centric” churches in America, led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

“…meet my anti-semite mentor and pastor for 20 years – Reverend Wright”

Rev. Wright is a self described Black Liberation theologian who, according to Obama, was his spiritual mentor.
Rev. Wright railed against the United States after the attacks of September 11th saying,
“Not God bless America, God D*** America!” 
Wright preached that 9/11 was God’s “payback” to the United States for “ignoring black concerns.”
Wright even said that HIV/AIDS (HIV / AIDS Victims 2) is a plot, orchestrated by the U.S. government, to kill blacks.
Obama initially defended Wright, but then resigned from the church only after Wright’s radical views became a political liability.
Black Liberation theology is from the 1970s and is based upon Marxism, socialism and class warfare. Although discredited decades ago, it still lives on at Obama’s home church.
According to Black Liberation Theologian, James Cone, racial identity trumps the fact that he is a Christian.
“The fact that I am Black is my ultimate reality… it is impossible for me to surrender this basic reality for a ‘higher, more universal’ reality.”
 
“Black theology knows no authority more binding than the experience of oppression itself. This alone must be the ultimate authority in religious matters.”
Black liberation theology declares that whites are essentially evil and are to be viewed as the enemy – as can be seen from time to time directly from Obama’s mouth:
“Whiteness as revealed in the history of America, is the expression of what is wrong with man. It is a symbol of man’s depravity… the coming of Christ means… destroying the white devil in us… in white racist society, Christian obedience can only mean being obedient to blackness, it’s glorification and exaltation… all white churches  (are) anti-Christian in their essence.”
The fact is, there is a mixture of good and evil in every person and in every race. All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. Jesus rejected race based theology.
The Jews and the Samaritans of Christ’s day despised each other and even had rival places of worship, but Jesus said to a Samaritan woman.
“The hour is coming and now is when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship him.” John 4:23
True worship, according to Jesus, transcends a person’s race.
By creation, all mankind share one blood. In redemption, all who believe, from any race, are saved by Christ. In heaven there will people of every tongue, tribe, people and nation in heaven who have been saved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ.
Who are you going to believe, Jesus or Obama’s black liberation theology?
Reason #7: Obama Has No Bona Fide Christian Testimony
By Obama’s own account of his essential elements of true biblical conversion are lacking, namely, conviction of sin, repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world. When asked if he believed in sin, Obama said “Yes.” But when asked to define it, Obama said sin is, “Being out of alignment with my values.”!!!!!!!!!
Obama said he feels most aligned spiritually “when I’m being true to myself.  This is a true mark of a secularist, atheist or agnostic, completely devoid of any internal conversion to Jesus Christ!
According to the Bible, when man sins, he sins against a Holy God in the violation of God’s holy law.
Sin is not based on any man’s standards. Righteousness is obedience to God and his word.
Obama is offended by the notion that all people need Christ in order to be saved.
“The difficult thing about… Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize…  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.”
So, if Jesus is not a Savior who rescues from hell, then who is Jesus to Obama?
“Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.”
This is not the testimony of a true Christian.
For Obama, Jesus is merely a historical figure not the risen and living Lord. For Obama, Jesus is merely “a” bridge in the “Christian faith,” not the only bridge for all mankind. For Obama, Jesus is a means to some vague “higher” thing.
To the Christian, knowing and experiencing Christ is the highest attainment of the Christian life.
Obama venerates doubt, which is contrary to the assurance of eternal salvation and truth which Christ gives his people. Asked if he was “born again,” Obama answered,
“Yeah … [but] I retain… a suspicion of dogma… I think that religion at it’s best comes with a big dose of doubt… I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die.”
Asked to describe the day he was converted Obama denies that there was any kind of supernatural enlightenment or an epiphany or a specific moment when he finally “got it.” “I think it was just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me.”
Obama’s testimony does not have the marks of a bona fide biblical conversion.
Jesus gives his assurance that
“He who believes on me has everlasting life,” and “I go to prepare a place for you!”
When asked where he finds inspiration, Obama does not mention a relationship with Christ. He does mentions a lot of things church, but not Jesus.
When asked who was his role model he mentions Gandhi.
“Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man who acted and risked everything on behalf of those values but never slipped into intolerance or dogma. He seemed to always maintain an air of doubt about him.”
No mention of Christ.
Without the public admission that you are lost in sin and that you have turned from your sin and put your faith in Christ   and his shed blood as the only remedy for sin, you are not truly converted.
Who are you going to believe, God and his Word or Obama?
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There is a spiritual emergency in America.
Barack Obama is in the process of trying to recreate the Christian faith in his own, very liberal and unorthodox image.
Built on a foundation of radical Black Liberation Theology, theological liberalism and post-modernism, Obama is undermining historic, biblical Christianity while claiming his is a Christian. In the process, he is defaming the Christian faith.
By declaring he is a Christian, yet denying Christianity’s most essential truths and traditional morality, Obama is associating Christ with some of the most wicked practices imaginable, all of which are condemned in the Bible.
By any historic or biblical standard, Barack Obama is not a Christian.
With his incredible celebrity status, Obama’s ideas about spiritual matters have become very significant, and they are very dangerous.
What do you think?
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  1. […] an essential definition of Christianity, and someone can say they're Christian without meeting the objective theological standards of being Christian. It's possible that nearly a third of the country's registered voters are just […]

  2. […] an essential definition of Christianity, and someone can say they're Christian without meeting the objective theological standards of being Christian. It's possible that nearly a third of the country's registered voters are just […]

    • The primary flaw in the two comments offered on this blog is to ignore the directive of Matthew 7:13-14 which defines the “width” of the gate which offers entrance into heaven. If one stretches the definition of Christian to include liberal Christians and other variants which do not believe that Christ is the only answer for eternal salvation, then the gate is no longer narrow but encompasses virtually any one who may, in small part, accept a portion of orthodox Christianity while rejecting the majority, whether out of convenience, belief of other reason.

      This “stretching” of the width of the gate to heaven is the reason Christ will say to those who tend to “stretch” the orthodox Christian beliefs based solely on Christ, “…depart from me, ye workers of iniquity, I know you not”… and that comment overshadowing the objections of the now-rejected pseudo Christian who offers a plethora of reasons based on human works…

      As we stated in the original blog, the tongue can be a mechanism of convenience while the heart directs how one acts in situations which help determine the condition of the heart…and the choices that Obama makes, regardless of his slick and deceiving speech(in all things) clearly show that his heart is not based on Christianity but is rooted elsewhere.


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