Wonder what event could be so significant that it should be added to the Bible, which is the very revelation of God himself? How about the ascension of the new messiah?
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), son of the one-time presidential contender, said Obama’s victory overwhelmed him.
“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. … The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”
Those of you who complain that the whole messiah shtick is just an evil Republican rebranding effort might want to keep in mind that we are only quoting Democrats and the MSM (which is the publicity arm of the DNC — talk about party hacks!). It’s not our fault that people are over the top in their rhetoric. What do you expect us to do, ignore it? Even your candidate cultivates it. I don’t go looking for this stuff, it makes me nuts every time I see it. It’s absolutely amazing to me that people don’t see that they are blaspheming God with their worship of this guy. They really might want to take a step back and rethink their rhetoric and all the hope that they are investing in a politician who is no different from any other politician.
An interpretation of this post from the Reformed perspective:
The Bible is the word of God and it is his revelation about himself. It is not about man at all but the revelation of the God who created man. It’s telling that man wants to turn the Bible around and make it about him when the story has always been about Jesus Christ. The entire Bible (yes, even the Old Testament) is about him:
ESV 2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.
ESV Luke 24:25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
ESV Luke 24:44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
If Obama’s disciples want his story told, they’ll have to come up with their own Gospels.
Jackson Jr. must have drunk deep at the well of black liberation theology to say something like that about a politician. And that’s just what he is, he isn’t doing anything to further the kingdom of God, why should he rate a mention in the Bible, let alone a chapter?