Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama And The False Prophet

Barack Obama is an arrogant and corrupt politician who thinks he is much too smart. For him to come out now and say he is outraged by the remarks of Mr. Wright (I refuse to use the honorific Rev. for this cretin) is just too disingenuous for words. He is either a narcoleptic who slept through the sermons in that miserable excuse of a church for the past twenty years or he is deaf as a post. I highly doubt he is either.

Truth is, he thinks The Stoopid is Stong in Us.

Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday he was outraged and appalled by the latest comments from his former pastor, who asserted that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and the U.S. government was responsible for the creation of the AIDS virus.

The presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign.

"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday," Obama told reporters at a news conference.

Mr. Wright has been preaching this unadulterated horse hockey for decades. He screams this victim theology filth to a crowd of itching ears who reward him for his lies by building him a $1.6 million mansion.

Wright's new mansion is located in Tinsley Park, IL, a nice village of 53,792 persons of whom 93% are white and less than 2% are black; median household income is $61,648. Compare that with President Bush's residence in the Town of Crawford, McLennan County, Texas; population 705 - 4.4% are black (31 out of 705) and the median income for McLennan County is $35,225.

That's how much Wright loves his poor, black congregation - these funds could have been more wisely used in other endeavors. But only now is that charlatan Obama outraged.

What the false teacher Wright says from the pulpit has nothing to do with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ did not preach a social Gospel. Christ's teaching about Government said but one thing about man's relationship to Government, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's"as stated in Mark 12:13-17, Matthew 22:15-22 and Luke 20:20-26. Pauline doctinre can be best summed up in Romans, Chapter 13:

1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

And this was written during the Roman era. Roman rule was fairly lax as long as you paid the taxes/tribute and did exactly what the Romans wanted - and you weren't a slave. Otherwise, the Romans were incredibly brutal. Crucifixion was a particularly gentle exercise invented by the Romans as a form of capital punishment. It could take as long as three days to die lashed or nailed to a crossbeam.

Spartacus led a slave rebellion in 73 BC. The Romans eventually crushed the rebellion in 71 BC and crucified 6,000 survivors. The population of the City of Rome was approximately 1,000,000 at it's peak. About half of it's residents were slaves who lived under horrible conditions.

But not much is said about slavery in the New Testament except for Paul preaching to remain in whatever social/marital condition you accepted Christ (except for slavery - 1 Cor 7:17-24 - Paul writes if you can get free then do so for the implied purpose of serving Christ) and the troubling Book of Philemon - troubling to false prophet Wright that is, who obviously has ignored this passage of Holy Scripture:

8) Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,
9) yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—
10) I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
11) Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
12) I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you.
13) I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.
14) But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do will be spontaneous and not forced.
15) Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good—
16) no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.

What Paul is doing in the Book of Philemon is sending a runaway slave, Onesimus, back to his master. Onesimus stole from Philemon and then took off. He is literally facing the death penalty if Philemon desires so. And yet Paul does not rail against the system or the government that allows this. He appeals to Philemon's Christian experience to forgive Onesimus and accept him back as a brother.

I don't read anything about damning the government anywhere in the New Testament. I read about obedience to authority because goverments are ordained by God so that Men can live in peace. Governments should be obedient to God also, but no where in the New Testament is rebellion taught as a desireable course of action.

The Apostles Peter, Paul and John had a lot to say about the likes of Mr. Jeremiah Wright and it boils down to one thing - the spirit of the Antichrist operating through the unbridled mouths of false teachers.

Two thousand years ago we were warned about the likes of Jeremiah Wright and the hellish bent of his preaching in such passages as these.

Matthew 7:15-20
15) Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
16) You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
17) Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
18) A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20) Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

2 Peter 2:1-3
1) But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
2) And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
3) By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.

1 John 4:1-3
1) Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2) By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
3) and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

2 Timothy 4:3-4
3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Here are some more verses and advice that deals with false teachers and the damage they do to the Christian faith.

1. Romans 16:17-18 Avoid those who cause divisions. The truth causes divisions (John 7:43, John 9:16, John 10:19), but people who fight the truth also cause divisions. They do it through deception and emotionalism. You will notice that they offer no positive solution, only negative attacks. Avoid them.
2. II Thessalonians 3:6, II Thessalonians 3:11 Stay away from disobedient Christians. Anyone who refuses to obey the teachings of Jesus should be regarded with suspicion in all that they teach. It will almost always lead to division and confusion.
3. Titus 3:9, II Timothy 2:23 Avoid foolish questions. When people question you, consider where it is leading. Do they acknowledge good answers, or are they just picking away in order to make trouble?
4. Titus 3:10 Don't waste time on people who just want to argue. If argumentative people bring up new issues each time you give them the truth on a previous one, do not be too proud to simply walk away from them.

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