>Obama is a Christian??

>Barack Obama is a Christian, says the Associated Press (and him):

“What I found during the course of this work was, one, that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they come together and find common ground,” he told the congregation. “The other thing I discovered was that values of honesty, hard work, empathy, compassion were values that were spoken about in church …. I realized that Scripture and the words of God fit into the values I was raised in.”

What I find interesting about this statement is that Obama became a Christian because it agreed with the things he already believed, not because it was true. It’s like he’s saying, “Yeah, I’m a Christian because I found out that Christians believe what I have always believed, so it works for me.” I’m sure someone out there could say this more succinctly but here goes:

God is supposed to change us, not help us recognize that we don’t need to be changed. The Bible teaches repentance. The Bible doesn’t teach that you’re ok just the way you are.

I also find it interesting that he says “Scripture AND the words of God” (emphasis mine). Last I checked, Scripture IS the Word of God, not something in addition to the words of God. This just emphasizes for me that he isn’t a believer. The Bible doesn’t say, “Be ye honest, hard working, empathetic, and compassionate, for I am…..those things.” It says “Be ye HOLY for I am Holy.” This in addition to many other things reinforces my stand that I don’t want this man in office.


About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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