Daily Devotional for Monday December 22, 2008
Is President Elect Barack Hussein Obama Really a Christian or an Enemy of God
(Mark 13:22; 1 John 4:1; James 4:4)
"You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God." James 4:4
IS PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA REALLY A CHRISTIAN OR AN ENEMY OF GOD? Obama was very up front during the campaign about his Christian faith. Only God can judge his heart if indeed he has accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, but based on his public statements about his faith as well as his actions, it is critical to explore what he believes and see if this man really is a Christian as he claims. What does Obama believe regarding the basic tenets of the Christian faith? What does he believe about salvation?
Obama is part of this new and emerging group of Christians I have called the "religious left." The "religious left" is made up of people who identify themselves as Christians and hold strong religious beliefs as well as sharing left-wing ideals. Obviously, this group has risen up in opposition to those who have been tagged the "religious right" or the "Christian right." Those in the "religious left" oppose God on issues like abortion and gay marriage, but are heavily involved in the ecumenical movement, environmental issues, opposing war for any reason, world hunger, and social issues like healthcare, welfare, and education. Sound familiar?
Last summer, I sent a formal invitation to Obama to sit down with me on camera and deal with these serious questions regarding what he believes about his Christian faith. He was been eager to talk about his faith to the media and appeared on many televised programs specifically about what he believes. Sadly, those who interviewed him and moderated these special programs on faith, either didn't have the understanding or desire to ask Senator Obama the critical questions to determine what this man really believes regarding the foundational beliefs of Christianity.
A Christian, according to the Bible, is a person who has made the conscious choice to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior by faith and follow Him. You CANNOT be a true follower of Jesus Christ and deny the Truth of the Bible. It is inconsistent to say, " I am a Christian," yet live in rebellion to the Bible. It is apparent as you listen to Obama speak about his faith, that he does NOT hold the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God, representing Absolute Truth and our final authority in all matters. Jesus said, "If you love me you will obey me," and that means His Word!
So what are Obama's beliefs about the most important issue of all, how to be saved? He claims his mother rejected Christ, yet he knows she is in Heaven. He stated in a recent interview, "I believe that there are many paths to the same place." This is the damnable universalistic lie leading millions of souls to hell that there are many roads leading to God. He also said that "he doesn't know if he is going to Heaven, nor does he believe he or anyone will go to Hell." How can you claim to be a Christian, yet not believe in Heaven and Hell?
JESUS SAID," I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME." JESUS TAUGHT THAT THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO BE SAVED, AND THAT IS THROUGH FAITH IN HIM, AND THAT THOSE WHO "BELIEVED IN HIM" WOULD BE FOREVER WITH HIM IN HEAVEN, AND THOSE WHO REJECTED HIM WOULD BE CAST INTO HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY. HOW CAN YOU CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN YET DENY GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION THAT SUPPOSEDLY SAVED YOUR SOUL???
The fact Obama denies Jesus is the only way to be saved, that there is no Heaven or Hell, that the Bible is not the only Truth, calls into question whether he believes Jesus was immaculately conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin as the Bible claims, or that Jesus literally rose from the dead as we are told in Scripture. Faith in Christ is not a political game, but a life changing experience that determines where your soul will spend eternity. It is time for Obama to be held accountable for what he says he believes to examine if he really is a Christian!
Also calling his faith into question is his position on three key spiritual issues that transcend into the political arena. ON ALL THREE OBAMA IS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF GOD! First is his position on abortion. His entire political career he has not just voted to uphold the slaughter of innocent babies, but he has been a defender of those rights. He has been such a staunch defender of this practice of legalized infanticide that he was endorsed by NARAL, one of the world's leading baby killing organizations. GOD CALLS ABORTION MURDER AND NO CHRISTIAN IN CONSCIENCE CAN DEFEND OR SUPPORT MURDERING INNOCENT BABIES!
Obama, once elected will sign into law the Freedom of Choice act and numerous other things to insure that abortion-on-demand at any stage is protected here in the United States AND around the world. He is also going to use hundreds of millions of YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD!!!
Second, is his position on the sin of homosexuality. Again, his entire political career Obama has been a staunch ally and supporter of the homosexual community. He is in favor of redefining God's Holy Institution of Marriage to include men marrying men and women marrying women, he is in favor of redefining God's plan for the family to include adoption by same sex couples, and he is in favor of special rights for people who choose to engage in deviant sexual relationships. GOD CALLS HOMOSEXUALITY AN ABOMINATION AND THE BIBLE DEFINES THIS ACT AS A SIN FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT.
Third, is his position on Israel. Obama is in favor of giving away part of the land that God Himself gave to the children of Israel to their enemies, whose stated goal and desire is to kill every Jew and wipe them off the face of the earth. God's promise to Abraham found in Genesis 12:3 is still in effect. It reads, " I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." NO MAN HAS THE RIGHT TO GIVE AWAY THE LAND GOD HIMSELF GAVE TO ISRAEL!
If Obama wants to support slaughtering babies, the homosexual agenda, giving away Israel's land to their enemies, and promote New Age lies about salvation, that is fine. However, don't do these things and call yourself a Christian. I never have or ever will endorse any candidate, tell people who to or not to vote for. I tried to warn all Christians that you can't separate your faith in Christ from who you elect to influence the spiritual issues of our day. You are not voting for a pastor, but should be voting for someone who will uphold your faith and values. When you vote, you are voting your conscience. Sadly, many professing Believers laid aside their faith this past November.
I will be praying for President-elect Obama and his family. Praying that he has a real encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. His campaign slogan was CHANGE. I pray that Barack Obama will CHANGE from being an enemy of God who lies to people that there are many roads that lead to God to being a man of God who will boldly and without shame tell people the ONLY way to be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that Barack Obama will CHANGE from being an enemy of God who supports the legal slaughter of babies to being a man of God who seeks to overturn Roe vs. Wade and take the Federal Government out of the business of legally slaughtering babies.
I pray that Barack Obama will CHANGE from being an enemy of God who supports gay marriage, gay adoptions, special rights for gays, to being a man of God who will condemn this sin and try to help those in bondage to homosexuality find freedom. I pray that Barack Obama will CHANGE from being an enemy of God who seeks to give away the land God gave to Israel to being a man of God who will be a friend to and defender of the Jewish people.
I love you and care about you so much. The Christian faith is not a buffet where you can pick and choose what you want to believe. We don't get to determine what Truth is, God has already done that and given it to us in the Bible. The public statements Obama has made about being a Christian and his position on key spiritual issues are totally inconsistent with someone who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His chief campaign slogan was CHANGE. I pray that President-elect Barack Obama will CHANGE from being an enemy of God to a friend of God!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller