Barack Obama Is Not a Christian in Any Meaningful Way


Barack Obama Is Not a Christian in Any Meaningful Way

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | February 6th, 2015 at 04:30 AM | 106

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Barack Obama is not, in any meaningful way, a Christian and I am not sure he needs to continue the charade. With no more elections for him, he might as well come out as the atheist/agnostic that he is.1 He took his first step in doing so yesterday in a speech reeking with contempt for faith in general and Christianity in particular.

Saying that violent acts are not representative of Islam, the President then attacked Christians for the Crusades (started as a response to Islamic invasion), the Inquisition (a Catholic thing, not us Protestants), slavery (abolished thanks to Christians), and Jim Crow (Dr. King also had a “Reverend” in front of his name).

Despite the interpretations and defenses of the President on what he meant, he gave away the game with a bit of the speech not given nearly as much play in the media. From the transcript:

I believe that the starting point of faith is some doubt — not being so full of yourself and so confident that you are right and that God speaks only to us, and doesn’t speak to others, that God only cares about us and doesn’t care about others, that somehow we alone are in possession of the truth.

Christ said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6) Christ himself is truth. When we possess Christ, we possess truth. The President is a moral relativist. It was clear in his whole speech. He cannot condemn and attack ISIS as he should because in his mind what is truth? Truth is a nebulous concept with our post-modern President. With truth a nebulous concept, right and wrong are too.

We know God cares about everyone. We know Christ came to die for sinners. But Christians know Christ is truth itself. To have truth, we must have Christ. To suggest that everyone can have some version of God and some version of truth is worldly babbling, not Christianity.

The President followed up those words with these:

And so, as people of faith, we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion — any religion — for their own nihilistic ends.

I agree.

So I wish the President would stop professing himself to be a Christian if he is not going to proclaim Christ as truth and the only way to salvation. The “all paths” nonsense and moral equivalence might fit in with the present age, but the present age does not really fit with Christ.

And as for doubts on whether I’m right, “the starting point of faith is some doubt” in my ability to save myself, not in whether I’m right. I know I’m a sinner. I know I cannot save myself. I have no doubt that Christ is the only way. It’s not that I’m right, but that Christ is right. So, Mr. President, get off your own high horse.

5 thoughts on “Barack Obama Is Not a Christian in Any Meaningful Way

  1. I personally heard Jeremiah Wright render an opinion in 09′ that should have troubled every Bible Student in America. This opinion was a response to a question asked by a Journalist who was reporting on Wright’s speech. When asked about Wright’s pro-muslim stance and unwillingness to denounce islam, Wright opined as he was leaving the camera, ” Well Jesus said he has sheep which are ” not of this flock that I must go to “. Wright was proclaiming that muslim’s and Christian’s are an ” equivalent ” and that Jesus is uniting both groups into ONE FLOCK – ultimately. Of course, this perverted quote by Wright is where Messiah is referring to ” the lost sheep of the House of Israel ” which the 1st Century disciples address their letters ( Epistles ). The ” lost sheep ” are the lost tribes who were scattered through the nations.Now, why haven’t I found anyone who isn’t startled by Wright’s statement ? Wright spoke into Barack Hussein Obama’s ear for 20 years as his Pastor ( spiritual equivalent ). Can you not see the “equivalence ” that both men use to justify their pro -muslim stance ? I kick myself for not recording this speech that revealed Wright’s ” Christian – muslim ” equivalence. However, it should not be hard to find as it was given in Spring of 09 ” and was broadcast on C-Span.

    1. I refer my readers to ” Denny Burks ” article , ” Jeremiah Wright’s Most Dangerous Comment ” where Burk quotes my reference in a speech made by Wright in 08′ at a National Press Club. My date was wrong above, it was 08, not 09′. This remark should have lit bonfires in the camps of ALL American Christian sects.

  2. too bad the tube video vanished when the “politician” stated an agreement with him and his opponent​ that his being a muslim would not be brought out in the election fyi

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