Barak Obama on How a ‘Christian’ Presidential Candidate ‘uses’ the Bible

Friends,

It never ceases to amaze me how politicians will say anything to get elected and appeal to the most possible people instead of standing on principles. A recent example is Mr Obama, presidential candidate extraordinaire who has been going out of his way to prove that he is a Christian and not something else. Recently, Mr Obama, who has been burning up the pulpits in churches all around the country, took his exegetical ‘A’ game to a whole-nover-level:

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has defended his support of civil unions by referring to the Sermon on the Mount.

The famous sermon given by Jesus, which includes the Beatitudes, the instruction to ‘turn the other cheek’ and the Lord’s Prayer, is found in the book of Matthew in the New Testament.

Senator Obama is thought to have been referring to Jesus’ instruction to: “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”

The 46-year-old US Senator from Illinois defended his opposition to gay marriage, but said he favours a legal recognition by the state. [ed note: which means he is not really opposed to it at all.]

“If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans.”

Look, Mr Obama, if you want to justify your opinion about same-sex ‘marriages’ or ‘civil unions’ or whatever, please, by all means, do so. Use your skills as a lawyer, liar, and politician; conjure up your magic; use your rhetorical skills to the max.  But for the love of all that is holy, for the love of Christ whose you claim to be, don’t use Scripture to do so. The Sermon on the Mount is no more or less relevant than Romans, and Romans is no more or less binding than the Sermon on the Mount. They are both Holy Scripture–neither are obscure and if you are brazen and audacious enough to claim one’s authority then you have to also submit to the authority of the other. You can’t have it both ways, sir.

For the Christian, and you Mr Obama, with your Harvard Education and your ‘faith in Christ’ and all your ‘prayers to Jesus’, should know that ‘all Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.’ It is incomprehensible to me that you think Romans, the single greatest treatise on the nature of Christian faith in the world, is obscure (even a mere part of it!). This is disturbing at best, and blasphemous at worst.

I think Mr Obama needs to stick with what works for him: Being a lying politician like every one else in Washington, D.C., promising things he cannot possible fulfill, filling the air with hype and straw-men, and telling us how easy it will for us when you are the president (lol)–how you will bring to the masses insurance, health care, blah, blah, blah. None of which you will do. But for the love of God, please stop exegeting Scripture. You are not good at it and it should be left to professionals. Not to mention the fact that when you do so you offend those of us whose lives depend upon faithful exposition and proclamation of the Word of God.

SCRIPTURE IS NOT YOURS TO BANDY ABOUT SO CARELESSLY. SCRIPTURE IS NOT YOUR TOOL TO WIN AN ELECTION. SCRIPTURE IS NOT HERE TO JUSTIFY YOUR POSITIONS ON POLITICAL MATTERS. SCRIPTURE BELONGS TO THE CHURCH, NOT TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

This is a fine example of what happens when double-talking politicians want to appear as one thing (Christians) but have no desire whatsoever to live by the dictates of the faith (all of Scripture).

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jerry

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