When Abraham Lincoln Told America to Pray and Repent

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!  It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”


By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.

And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.

And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!


It’s a testament to how far we have fallen.  Lincoln’s letter would be deemed a hate crime today.  His wise plea would be met with rage and howling disdain.  Every talk show host would eviscerate it.  Hollywood would have more anger over this letter than they do over Harvey Weinstein.  Professors would call it a tool for the white man to keep people of color on the plantation.

Psychiatrists, citing the 25th Amendment, would scream for the mentally unfit Lincoln to be removed from office.  He would be accused of being a climate change denier for omitting references to the environment.  He would be slurred as Islamophobic for praying to the Christian God.  In short, this document would be banned today. 

Even in the face of unequaled natural disasters, violence, division and danger, the elite of our nation not only refuse to pray, they ridicule those who wish to repent.  This is how far from sanity we have drifted.  May God have mercy on our wicked minds.  

-Mario Murillo



It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.

All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.


He is at war with us.

The proof America is divine is she survived Obama.  The testament to his abomination is that she nearly didn’t.  He is on his way out so why should I bother to speak out about him anymore?  Here is the reason:

He hates America.  He hates Israel.  He hates Christians.  Those three statements are not my reasons for speaking out about him—in fact, they are bait to illustrate my first point.

People will savage those remarks.  They will tell me that I am lying.  They will boast that there is not a shred of evidence to support what I have said.  Aha!  There you have it…it’s the extreme delusion of Obama, the media and his followers that provoked me to write this.

Listen to him!  In the last days of his debacle.  Per him, he did nothing wrong.  He is the best president since Lincoln.  He did more to protect Israel than any other president.  He created millions of jobs.  He never lied.  He stabilized the Arab world.  He improved race relations in America.  He would have beaten Donald Trump.

The delusion that Obama did a good job—when he was far and away the worst president ever—is a threat to our future.   You see, Obama is not going to go away.  He will continue to make mischief because he is at war with us.   Now read what I said back in November of 2015.

He is at war with us.

By Mario Murillo  November 17th, 2015

The American pastor Saeed Abedini–held hostage by Iran was set to fly to freedom but they had to wait for another plane to arrive from America first.  That plane was most certainly carrying $400 million in cash sent from Obama to Iran.  There is also great reason to believe that money will end up in the hands of those who would destroy Israel and America.

In an interview about his release Saeed Abedini was asked, “Were they effectively waiting for the money to come in before they then let you take off?” He answered, “Yeah. They didn’t talk about money. They just told us about the — they told me about the plane. … So, the reason that they said you’re here in the airport is — was just because we are waiting for another plane.”

The Wall Street Journal says “But U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible.

How can this be happening without criminal charges?  Because the White House has rigged the system. Obama is at war with us.  Hillary will continue his war on us.

However, this article is not about Obama. He is mentioned in it.  He is accused in it—he is the villain of it—but it is not about him.  This article is about you and me.  It is about facing the most horrible fact—we have had to face—since the Civil War.

The man who occupies the White House is at war with us.  He is not at war against ISIS.  He is not at war against black poverty.  He is not at war against unemployment.  He is not at war against anything that threatens you.  He is at war with you.

The man who has the most power over Americans is actively working to destroy Americans.  That is a bitter pill to swallow—but swallow it we must.

But how do I convince you that he is at war against us?  I struggled with this for a long time. Then I found an analogy that explains Obama’s destructive style.  He acts like a man that has murdered his wife and is trying to cover it up.

The husband is always the first suspect—no matter what.  Detectives use a different set of eyes than you and I.  The adoring faithful husband is defended by family, friends and neighbors.  He has the perfect alibi.  He has no history of violence.

However, the police will not rule him out if he begins to act strangely.  Say, he shows little sense of loss.  He talks more about himself than he does his dead wife.  If she is missing, he seems to be going through the motions of trying to find her.

Obama’s reaction to the mass murder in Paris is a perfect example.  It is the same, tired, brain-numbing non response to terror.  He is sorry, but not really.  He keeps up the appearance of a caring husband who—having done away with his wife—feigns sorrow.   He has done this after every terror attack.


Sherlock Holmes said, “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”   When you eliminate the impossible about Obama here is what is left: He is motivated by hate.  He hates America.  He hates Christianity.  He hates Israel.

All of his policies carry this one universal criterion: How much it will damage the people I hate.  Use that formula and all of the lights will suddenly go on.  He blocks energy independence, a secure border, a jobs program or anything else that would better our lives.

His foreign, environmental, economic, immigration, and educational, policies fail by design—not incompetence.  He ruined our healthcare; enflames racial division; foments student unrest, and endangers the lives of police officers by design.

He bullies Israel but gives billions to her mortal enemies.

Here is what is really chilling: Even after it was proven that the killers in Paris were Syrian refugees, he will still force us to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees. Is he actually working toward terrorism here at home?

His zeal to end America Israel and Christianity is so great—I seriously believe he would wreak havoc—declare martial law, stay in office beyond his current term—to finish the job.

If you are a true Christian and you want to stop Obama…then stop doing these things:

1.Stop denying that he is at war against you and your children’s future. Face it! How can you do what Christ wants you to do against this evil if you will not admit the evil?

We cannot stop Obama unless we face the fact that he is at war with us. All God-fearing, freedom-loving people must unify against him.  The unity and resolve required to stop him can come only after we face the ugly truth.

2. Quit saying all we need to do is pray.   No one ever prayed like Jesus.  No one ever understood prayer Like Jesus.  No one valued prayer like Jesus.  And yet, He did not just pray.  He went forth in the power of the Spirit.  He rebuked the king—He turned over the tables of the money changers and He verbally blistered the Pharisees.  He did not just pray—He acted on His prayers.

Well,of course we need to pray. I intercede daily.  But to say that all we should do is pray is a cop out.  If you believe that the sole response to Obama should be prayer then you are doing a disservice—not only to America—but to prayer.   Prayer always ends in acts of obedience.

In Acts 4:29 Peter prayed “Lord look on their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness we may speak Your Word.”  Try this the next time you pray—Ask for boldness and guidance.  Ask to know your place in stopping the war on Israel, Christianity and everything that made America great.  After you pray…you have to take a stand.

slander3. Stop supporting Christian compromise. Why your pastor refuses to preach against the crimes of Obama is not the question—why you still attend that church is the question.

 (Special note: I do not believe that the Sunday pulpit should be a constant flow of tirades against Obama.  It should be well-placed and relevant to the instruction of the people.  It should be done to inform believers about why we believe what we believe so they can answer the persecution of the culture.   What I am saying is that it is odd if you do not know where your pastor stands on these issues.)

Your time, talent and money should not be going to the compromised church.  Shift your support. Begin to strengthen the arm of those who are risking all to oppose this tyrant.

4. Stop abusing love. It is not hateful to oppose Obama—it is love. To be silent in face of hatred is hatred itself.  When we remain silent we do not practice love; we hate God’s Word; we hate holiness; we hate truth; we hate sacrifice and courage.

Stop worrying about what millennials think.  Stop worrying about our public persona.  When the truth comes out a grateful generation will thank us for intervening against destruction.

5. Quit saying “I am not going to do anything because it won’t make any difference.” Revivals can be traced to a single person. Do not say that great movements cannot begin with small groups in unpromising circumstances.  Indeed, that is exactly how all great movements have been born.

You have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.  You cannot waste one more moment in fear or self-pity.  God can take your simple prayer and willingness and add His amazing power and wisdom to your endeavors.

What if God has been waiting a hundred years for you to come along—discard fear and doubt—take up the sword of the Lord—and plunge it into the heart of darkness?

He is unfit for the office. He would be a disaster as president

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He is unfit for the office.  He would be a disaster as president

By Mario Murillo


He is unfit for the office.  He would be a disaster as president.  Here are the 6 major reasons that the media has cited for why  we should do everything in our power to stop him from being president.

1. He has unleashed a string of obscenities to reporters. 

2.His rhetoric has offended and frightened our allies and emboldened our enemies. 

3.He has spent money foolishly in companies that went bankrupt. 

4.He has wanted to deport people because of their religion. 

5.He has abandoned his workers. 

6. He has been identified with a racist leader. 

This is not Donald Trump… IT IS BARACK OBAMA.  


-According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama launches into “profanity-laced” tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading “the most opaque” administration of “any I have covered.”

-From the upheavals of the so-called Arab Spring to the “reset” with Russia to the “engagement” with Iran, Obama’s sophomoric habit of leading from behind has reduced the planet’s lone superpower to a paper tiger and emboldened those who would do us harm- New York Post.


-Solyndra Bankruptcy: Thomas Pyle of U.S. News wrote an article on the issuance of new loan guarantees to additional green companies despite the Solyndra scandal. “Now here we are, $535 billion in wasted taxpayer dollars later, and it seems that the administration is intent on going full speed ahead. In fact, the president recently said in an interview that the Solyndra deal was ‘a good bet.’ Talk about a disconnect.”



-Obama trying to Deport Christian Homeschooling Family Knowing They Face Persecution. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are Christians and the parents of six children.  When their kids attended the German public schools, they were bullied and harassed because of being Christians.  The parents began looking into the schools and what their kids were being taught.  They found a number of objectionable and inappropriate things in the textbooks that they didn’t want their kids learning.  US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Homeland Security are fighting the political asylum status.  Holder claims that the family’s fundamental rights have not been violated by Germany’s law forbidding families from homeschooling.  They have asked the courts to withdraw the family’s political asylum and have them deported back to Germany.


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-A former top deputy to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tells Newsmax that Barack Obama’s ties to the black nationalist movement in Chicago run deep, and that for many years the two men have had “an open line between them” to discuss policy and strategy, either directly or through intermediaries.

“Remember that for years, if you were a politician in Chicago, you had to have some type of relationship with Louis Farrakhan. You had to. If you didn’t, you would be ostracized out of black Chicago,” said Dr. Vibert White Jr., who spent most of his adult life as a member and ultimately top officer of the Nation of Islam.

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Okay so now you get it…the disaster liberals claim would come with Trump came with Obama.


‘Don’t cram’ religious neutrality ‘down throats of American people’


Scalia: ‘Don’t cram’ religious neutrality ‘down throats of American people’

By Rebecca Kheel – 

The idea that the U.S. government should be neutral about religion is not supported by the Constitution and is not rooted in American history, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday.

“God has been very good to us,” Scalia said at a speech at a Catholic high school in Louisiana, according to the Times-Picayune. “One of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor.”

Scalia, a Catholic, is one of the court’s more conservative members. He recently caused uproar over remarks on affirmative action.

On Saturday, he said the First Amendment prohibits the government from endorsing one religion over another. But, he added, that doesn’t mean the government has to favor non-religion over religion.

He argued that’s a more modern reading originating in the courts in the 1960s.

He also said there is “nothing wrong” with presidents and others invoking God in speeches, according to The Associated Press.

If Americans want to the government to be non-religious, he said, they should vote on it instead of courts deciding.

“Don’t cram it down the throats of an American people that has always honored God on the pretext that the Constitution requires it,” he said, according to the Times-Picayune.


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Slapping  the sleeping giant

By Mario Murillo  September 12, 2015 6PM  Branson MO

(This post is an excerpt taken from tonight’s message in Branson Missouri where the Glory of God is falling.”)

My posts rebuke and warn—people wonder, “Mario, what is your problem?”  My “problem,” is not what they think.  I do not suffer from fear or anger.    My problem is just the opposite: I suffer from Positive Militancy.   I see no excuse or reason that America cannot be greater than ever.  I see no reason why the believers in America shouldn’t and couldn’t lead the world in revival and soul winning.

The current situation drives me batty because it is all so fixable.  Our crisis is dangerous but it is a stupid danger and the stupidity is so unnecessary.

I am not negative or fearful.   My problem is that I serve a God who is limitless in power and wisdom.  His excellence infuses me with zeal to declare that we can be and do better.

To all Americans I say: There is no reason for us to cower before rogue governments or terrorists. We can restore our economy.  We can secure our borders.  We can fix our crumbling cities.

We have the best workers in the world.  We can treat them right.   We can fix our schools and educate our children.

I still believe we are still the land of the free and the home of the brave.  I still believe that there is greatness in our character but our sane voices are being drowned out by pill popping, pleasure seeking, clowns who self-identify as victims.

We can fire all of the clowns in Washington and put people of vision and patriotism in their place.  I am pulling my hair out because none of this is that hard…we have just been sold a lie.  We have had our confidence broken.  We are down but we are not out!  Wake up America!

To the American Church I say: I serve a God who is limitless in power and wisdom.  His excellence infuses me with zeal to declare that we can be and do better.   We can expose the god haters and their bankrupt ideas.  We are not supposed to sit down and shut up.   A weaker church with a smaller voice is not the new normal—it is blasphemy to think that!

If American Christians wake up…Satan doesn’t stand a chance.  If we get out of the way of the Holy Spirit, He will unload a barrage on evil that would be breathtaking!  An amoeba has a better chance of surviving on the surface of the sun than Satan to survive against God.

I believe that we can stop praying weak prayer and start praying prayers that would tear down the lies of Lucifer.  No pastor should ever have to make a decision based on fear or unbelief.

What is the matter with all of us?  We didn’t use to scare so easily.  Pastors didn’t use to seduce people into serving God.  We didn’t back down and we didn’t let ourselves starve on the table scraps of diluted preaching.

You don’t need to buy a generator or store tons of food.  You need to get in the war room.  Let God strip you of all of the stuff that this culture put on you.  Let Him infuse you with glory.  I know that we believe that perfect loves casts out fear but so does perfect fear!

Let me explain perfect fear…Isaiah went into pray crushed under a weight of care.  He was neutralized as a prophet.   No doubt he wanted an Ovaltine, a cookie and a pat on the head from God.  What he got was a display of God so terrifying that it scrambled his molecules!  He screamed in utter horror but he got the point: The thing to fear is God!

But I am not railing because our best days are gone forever.  It’s just the opposite.  I see no reason why we can’t have them back.  My resolve to get them back fuels my rebukes.

My writing is driven by equal parts urgency and faith.  I can’t hold back, the nation hangs in the balance and I can’t hold back because I know my God is mighty to save and His people are unstoppable when they obey.

Admiral Yamamoto led the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He felt deep anguish while Japan’s leaders congratulated him on a decisive victory.  He found out that Japan’s diplomats failed to deliver a final warning to Washington.  He said, “I know the Americans.  I went to their schools.  This will only anger them.  I fear that all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

I am trying to slap a sleeping giant.

The Power: Session One of Living Proof World Convention

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Circumstances beyond our control have turned this convention into an emergency meeting. We are not here to get blessed.  We do not have that luxury.  We are not here to experience exotic things in the supernatural.  We can no longer afford exotic experiences.  We are here tonight to receive power, power like we never experienced before, power to turn a nation around.

I am certain that many of you have compelling needs.  However, I am asking you to put aside those needs so that you may be turned into another person, a person fit for this hour.  I am asking you to set aside the things that burden your heart that you may experience what is burdening the heart of God the Father.

Beloved, tonight I stand before you to plead for you to see a threat, a threat so grave that we are nearly out of time to stop disaster.  America is nearly finished.  She is being killed the only way she could ever be killed… from the inside.  Truly, Abraham Lincoln was right when he said, “If destruction be our lot we ourselves must be the author and finisher of it.”

As I speak, we have a man in the White House who seems bent on our destruction.  He has run up a debt that neither we nor or children can pay.  He has weakened our military.  He is strangling us with a medical octopus that now controls 15% of our economy.  He favors Islam over Christianity and cannot contain his contempt for Israel.  In short, he favors everything that will take God’s blessing and protection off of America.


I do not fear for Christianity, I fear for America.   Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church.  Christianity will survive without America but America will not survive without Christianity.

I am also here to recruit you to be a part of our Living Proof Crusades.  These are citywide events that are ordained of God to introduce a new generation to Christ the miracle worker.

Let us begin by repenting of our greatest sin.  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to run the Church, grow the Church.  He was sent to make us effective and relevant to the culture.

We are guilty of taking away His authority and running the church by our own wits.  We have failed miserably.  Sadly, even failure has not stopped men from controlling the things of God.

Are we are guilty of hypocrisy?  How dare we condemn America for taking God out of our institutions while we ban the Holy Spirit from moving in our meetings?   The have written counsels and briefs against God but we create programs that suffocate the supernatural and crowd out any possibility of the Holy Spirit moving and speaking to the church.

Yet some will say, “But Mario, look at the success of the seeker model.”  If your definition of success is a crowd then yes they have succeeded, but if your definition of success is a moral change in the culture then these models are epic failures because on their watch America has had the largest and fastest moral decline in history.


Tonight we are just one group out of millions, but I believe that if we repent tonight we will receive fresh fire!

How do we get the power?  We must retrace our steps.  We must do what Elijah did on Mount Carmel.  He patiently, tenderly picked up the stones and rebuilt the altar of Israel that was torn down.   Indeed, he could have saved the trouble by using the gleaming altar of Baal that the false prophets had just built.

But Elijah knew that fire would not fall on that altar!  That is an essential truth tonight.  We cannot have a gathering based on slick ideas we borrowed from Madison Avenue. We must put the stones back and build an altar that God will honor with fire.

Here it is stone by stone:

  1. Ask and wait for power. Do it over and over again.  Acts 1:4, “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’ 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ‘Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?’ 7 And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.’”  Jesus did not say go to Jerusalem and organize Christianity.  He said to wait for power.

Do it again!  In Acts 4 Peter recognized a new threat to the church and once again gathered the saints to receive power.  Acts 4:29, “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

Wait until you receive power.  We know that this casino will want us out of here eventually, but we would be justified in waiting all night.  Those who believe God must instantly honor our prayers are deluded by modern church entitlement.   We must seek, utterly convinced that power is coming, but at the same time brutally committed to wait as long as it takes.

  1. Realize that power has a purpose. The Holy Spirit does not dole out power to the highest bidder or the loudest prayer. He anoints people with power for a reason.

Luke 4: 18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

If God sees you want no part of the warfare, refuse to touch the unlovely, and simply do not want to deal with your local human tragedy then He will skip over you and find the burning one.

If you are not willing to speak truth to power you will not be anointed.  How can someone want to be a prophet who refuses to rebuke the King?


The 9 gifts of the Spirit are like a heat seeking missile.  They have an aiming device.   2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”  How can expect gifts of power if you want nothing to do with strongholds of Satan?

  1. Discern the times.  1 Chronicles 12: 32, “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, The yoke and the anointing are the overpowering forces that rule every generation.”  Every generation is governed by two polarities:  The Yoke and the Anointing.

The Yoke is the current weapon of mass slavery.  The Anointing is the unique weapon designed to destroy the yoke.

In every generation hell belches out a new weapon of mass destruction.  Heaven is neither passive nor taken by surprise.  God creates a weapon of choice by the anointing.  Then He seeks that one who will take up that weapon in the Name of Jesus and thrust it into the heart of darkness.

It is all summed up in the words of Samuel to Saul: 1 Samuel 10:6, “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.”

However, in every generation, the fuse for revival is unique and demands an original surrender. We believe that we are being calibrated for our part in the grand finale of all revivals; the greatest global outpouring and harvest of souls ever.  The Azusa Street Revival began six days before the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.  This revival of Pentecost grew to over 420 million people by 1992.  We believe that convulsions in nature and revival have a mysterious connection. We also believe that something bigger than Azusa Street is on God’s calendar for the near future.  Now let’s wait for power!

P.S. We have added space for all.  No registration is now required just show up early.  Tuesday March 31st 11 AM and 7:PM

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.