Obama’s Deadly Sin

Okay, I’ll tell you upfront, the subject line was merely a ploy to get you to read this. I guess it worked…    🙂

Have you heard that he wanted to cancel the National Day of Prayer? I have. Lots of my friends are worried about it. And do you know, he’s never even suggested cancelling it. Actually, a right-wing nut on the radio simply made it up, which got the Christian gossip machine rolling, and now, almost everyone I know thinks it’s going to be canceled unless we stand up and fight. Amazing!

The scripture is clear about what you and I should be concerned with: ourselves!

Notice the list in 2 Corinthians 12:20 where Paul says, “I fear that there may be quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts, anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.”

Again in Galatians chapter 5, just before the list of the Fruit of the Spirit, there is the fruit of the flesh list. It includes: discord, jealousy, dissensions, factions and envy.

David in the Psalms and Solomon in the Proverbs echo nearly the exact same lists. God seems serious when he says we need to get the logs out of our eyes before we worry about a speck in someone else’s (in this case, a false speck).

Obama’s sin – some bad politics. For sure. I think he’s making some political errors. So let’s fight the battle with better politics, but NOT with slander, gossip and other sins of the tongue and heart.

Those of you who follow Jesus, lift your heads up. Out of the muck of political name-calling and ask God to give you a heart for change. Real change. The kind Jesus gives. Health care, financial reform and solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue won’t produce fruit that lasts – only God does that. And the world cannot see the fruit of that change in our lives when we’re busy bad-mouthing, gossiping and slandering. Stop!

Comments

  1. Tim Knoerle says:

    You’re very sadly mistaken! It’s not merely “some bad politics”! He has, by the use of Executive Orders begun the funding of the MURDER of living unborn babies with our tax dollars! MURDER is not merely some bad politics! He has workded hand in glove with Democrats in both the House & Senate to create trillions of dollars in debt, lying in every step of the entire process, hiding numerous bureacratic measures in 2600 pages of the Healthcare Bill,
    that funds his own civilian militia
    and the list goes on! This is NOT a matter of some mere bad politics!

    1. This is a matter of life and death. Soul death. I am not for abortion by any means. I am pro life. I really believe it’s really close to the end!!! The end of all things as we know them. We are no longer a country…we are a region. It shows that on our dvds and other items we buy. Check it out. Keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus. This is the testing of our patience…the salvation of our souls. Don’t be distracted by politics…keep your eyes on Jesus.

  2. I agree that born again Christians, and I am one, should not get outselves entangled in factions. Thus, the politics of this world. We are commanded to pray for our leaders. That’s what I do. I was tricked when the world trade center went down…and am no longer. I feel that both sides of the political gossip is meant to get Christians focused on the things of this world which are temporal. And it keeps us from the real spiritual issues such as loving, praying, and evangelizing. The Holy Spirit kept leading me to the scriptures that are in reference to how we are to live our lives here on this earth, our pilgimage, until He, Jesus Christ, comes to get us in the rapture or otherwise. I haven’t read any of your articles so I am not sure what you believe. I haven’t had time since I got online. I know that google has a record of all that is written on this computer. I believe that. But, I don’t think I have anything to hide. Although,I do not agree with spying on people’s privacy. But, hey , what else does the devil do. He is always spying on people. Right. Praise God in Heaven, Jesus Christ the King! He is Lord over ALL. And uses all things for my good, including this. Amen.

  3. Nick Estelle says:

    Tim- while I agree with you whole-heartedly, you appear to have missed Carl’s point.

    Carl- great post. Maybe my favorite. Thanks for the reminder to keep my own eye clear.

  4. great word brother Carl!!!

  5. Robin says:

    Oh my goodness, thank you for this!

  6. Tim Medearis says:

    Carl,

    Very thoughtful post. I also feel that our political system has dissolved into a bunch of fear, lies and misrepresentations. Our political leaders spend all of there time creating division in order to solidify their careers rather than building dialog and cooperation so we can improve our system, or lives and the lives of all citizens of the world. Just think what we could do if our leaders, Democrats and Republicans, were half of the Christians that they professed to be, were to work together on doing what was “Right”, it would be a much better world.

  7. Angela Kerns says:

    you are right on! AGAIN! I’m so grateful that you speak up on this! Father, forgive us for our fleshly habits.

  8. Susanne says:

    enjoyed this – thanks

  9. Jerolyn says:

    Carl,
    Thank you again for keeping things in perspective. We tend to get off course so easily. When are followers of Jesus going to get it? When are we going to understand that we are to love our enemies and somehow reflect Jesus instead of hate and deeds of the flesh.

  10. jim Walter says:

    All of you who have agreed with Carl here are taking his word that Obama did not try to stop the day of prayer he may or may not have I don’t know for sure but I know he is a Muslim and he admitted it in an interview during his race for president. He referred to the fact that John Mccain did not bring up his Muslim Faith. Words from his own mouth. If he ever institutes his day of prayer it will be from the Koran which he has already qouted time and again.

    1. Jon says:

      You truly have no idea of what you are saying. Please show me evidence of this…. Real, factual evidence…. Not something you read on some blog somewhere. Real facts. I do not care for Obama or his politics but let’s not spread lies and nonsense. The only thing that does is make you sound stupid.