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#91 Not Obama

posted by Stephanie Drury


With Barack Obama as president, Christian culture is certain the end times* are upon us.

*The “end times” are the eschatological writings which depict a time of tribulation that precedes the return of the Messiah, i.e., what the Left Behind series was about.

**This post has originally aired on July 21, 2009, and warranted a reissue per Christian culture’s recent ruckus over health care reform. They sure do have their knickers in a twist. 



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Brian LePort

posted March 25, 2010 at 11:35 am


Stephanie,
This is so true. I have smiled as many of my friends have gone from quoting Romans 13.1-6 everytime anyone spoke ill of President G.W. Bush. Now these very people speak the same of our godless President Barack Obama who is making us into godless socialist with godless national health care.
Whether or not the merits or demerits of the Obama administration is true I am not sure whether or not I should be happy that finally these people find courage in their faith to stand alone against the State or if they are just hypocrites who have merged their faith with a misguided one party agenda so that the Republicans do the de facto will of God while the Democrats do the de facto will of Satan.



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Still Breathing

posted March 25, 2010 at 6:56 pm


This makes me so sad.
Sad because Obama is a man who has worked to make life better for other people, particularly the poor and oppressed – Jesus called this The Kingdom Of God.
Sad because it shows they have no idea how to read the Bible and what it really means. I could go on for a long time about this (I did on my own blog) but basically they are reading a book written 2000 years and more ago by using Enlightenment definitions of truth which would have meant nothing to the original writers and readers. To read the Bible properly takes a lot more effort than the supertficial rantings of literalists.



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TruSpire

posted March 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm


We are two young Christian girls, just trying to bring practical applications from the bible. We want to encourage others to study the word and grow in faith. So take a look at our blog, and comment.
http://truspire.wordpress.com/
God bless



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Josh Tompke

posted March 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm


Yeah, Truspire, I’m sure that spamming other blog’s comments pages is going to be massively inspiring for young Christian gals.
“God bless”



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ransacker

posted March 26, 2010 at 10:39 am


Mr. LePort, Well put on the “Rendering unto Caesar business…….” Conveniently, most Christians seem to be ignoring it. A genuinely panicked bunch of lemmings running cliff-ward. I realize that I am more-often than not an embarassment to G*D and the Christian Faith. But this bunch is so panic-stricken, that it is beginning to become laughable. I don’t mind the taking care of our brother through health care reform. That seems charitable and well……er downright Christian. How we will pay for it is what has me confounded. They’re throwing about numbers that I can’t even begin to comprehend. Can somebody help me?



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EDee

posted March 26, 2010 at 11:08 am


The one difference from God and Government is, God gave us FREE WILL.
Even Christ never forced His beliefs on anyone, and paid special attention to separation of Church and State. What I find most ironic is, that those who fought to keep Church out of State, now wish to use a moral issue as their cover. Charity is a feeling in each persons heart, when as an individual they take action to do good..If it is forced upon anyone, it distorts its nature. Anything force upon us, makes no one feel good.



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Em

posted March 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm


Sorry EDee, but maybe if the churchgoing Christians screaming at tea party rallies had been more charitable, the government wouldn’t have to be stepping in. It’s cute to have that much faith in people, but Christians are much more likely to donate money to their bloated megachurch than feel any sympathy for someone who needs help.
That whole charity argument is a wash. If people gave that willingly (and Christ told us to, FYI) there wouldn’t be a need in the first place. And there is a need.
Plus, nothing has been forced on you. That’s how a democracy works–people VOTE, and then the people the majority voted for do what they said they’d do to get elected (well, sometimes). Saying stuff is being forced on you is really just sour grapes. If you really want the government to never have any impact on your life, well, that’s anarchy and it never works. Google Somalia.



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