Following Jesus is a choice.
Only you can make that choice for yourself.
Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and it won him a lot of Christian votes and support over the years.
Given the political and moral choices Obama has made in his presidency, I personally find it very difficult to view him as anything less than a Christian in disastrous error, and that’s at best.
In so many ways, Obama has abandoned everything that biblical Christianity stands for.
So when Gary DeMar asks the question about why Obama actually wanted to become a Christian in the first place, I can’t help but wonder in equal fascination.
What is it about the desire of God the Father who adopts humanity into his family as children of God that speaks to Obama, who when first given the job as president reenacted the funding of abortion not in the United States but in poor, foreign nations?
And what was it about God’s design for sexuality in the context of marriage, a man and a woman united for life, that makes Obama give glory to Jesus when a convenient “evolution” on homosexuality and redefining marriage came only after Christians had voted him into power?
One more thing that occurs to me is why choose Christianity when Obama always speaks using doctrinal precision and respectful clarity as he explains the “truth” of Islam but only manages vague, unbiblical terminology such as “happy holidays” and a whole lot of criticism when discussing Christianity and its various festivals and holy seasons?
If you’ve never asked these questions, perhaps you should.
If you think it somehow doesn’t affect you but you enjoy living in a society that has long benefited from the fruits of Christian presence and principle, perhaps it’s time to take an interest.
President Obama claims to be a Christian. Claiming that Obama’s a Muslim will get you a seat on the nutter bench. Rush Limbaugh had some questions about the way President Obama seems to attack Christianity while praising Islam every chance he gets.
Why did President Obama use his message at the Islamic Society of Baltimore once again scold Christians when it’s Muslims who are wrecking havoc around the world, including here in the United States. This is from the Christian Post:
“As hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities have been forced out of their homes in Iraq and Syria or have been slaughtered for their faith during [the Islamic States’] rise to power, human rights and religious freedom advocates have been calling on the Obama administration for several months to label the situation as a ‘genocide’ — arguing that the terminology has an impact in the manner on how urgently the global community responds to end the crisis.
“[The Islamic State] has become notorious for its brutal executions, kidnappings and selling of religious minority girls to jihadis through sex slave markets. According to a recent report by the United Nations, over 18,800 people have been killed in Iraq since 2014, while over 3,500 women and children remain captured as slaves.”
Here’s some of what Rush said on his February 4th broadcast:
“Folks, I have a question. Barack Obama, he goes into this radical mosque in Baltimore yesterday [2/3/16], he talks about how Islam has always been part of the fabric of America, and I stopped. I said, ‘Really?’ I didn’t know that. I didn’t know that Islam had always been such a major, major part of America. But, anyway, he’s constantly talking it up, is he not? President Obama is routinely defending it, talking it up, promoting it.
“He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer in an Islamic country. He says it’s the most peaceful, most giving religion out there, that the mosque call . . . to prayer [is] one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. And, at the same time, he’s out there, and look what he says about Christians. He says he is one. Look, he talks about ’em as bitter clingers and they hold on to their guns when they’re nervous.
“My question is, given all this, why did he choose to become a Christian? I’ve always wondered that. He’s such a defender and promoter of Islam, and, on the other hand, he and his party are constantly denigrating Christians. I don’t care what the issue is, whether it’s guns, whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments. I’ve always wondered about this.”
The study of American history proves without a doubt that Christianity had the most significant role in its founding, not Islam. One of the United States’ first international enemies after its founding was with Islamists who were kidnapping Christians and selling them into slavery.1
When President Obama spoke at Georgetown University in 2012, “the White House told the Catholic school to cover up all religious signs and symbols, including the small letters IHS displayed inside the triangular pediment directly behind and above where the President would stand since the 3 letters signify the name of Jesus Christ.” (H/T: Gateway Pundit)
The image on the left (below) shows the IHS Christogram uncovered. The image on the right shows President Obama perched under the triangular pediment but with the IHS letters covered with a sheet of plywood painted black.
Compare the censorship of a Christian symbol to what took place at the Islamic Society of Baltimore where President Obama spoke on February 3rd. Not a single Muslim symbol was covered. Obama can be seen surrounded by the word “Allah” that is “written 99 times in Arabic calligraphy.”
A large image of “Allah” written in Arabic calligraphy can be seen above President Obama’s head as he’s giving his talk. These images are copyrighted, so I can’t post them here. You can see them here and here.
Also, Korans were passed out to the White House staff. Where were Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation? Is it not a violation of the separation of church and state? Only if the religion is Christianity.
1. There are some who will ask, “Didn’t Christians support slavery?” Not to exonerate Christians who supported slavery, but it’s clear that Islamists were involved in the African slave trade on an enormous scale. “Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world. Dr. John Alembellah Azumah in his 2001 book, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa estimates that over 80 million Black people more died en route.” (H/T: Atlanta Blackstar) The point is, there’s enough guilt to go around. It bears mentioning, however, that it was Christians who were at the forefront of the anti-slavery movement. Let’s not forget that slavery, torture, mutilation, and executions are performed by Muslims today.