It’s quite telling that it was reported today that President Obama may attend the funeral of pop idol Michael Jackson while he refused to participate in last May’s National Day of Prayer observance. This tells me he thinks more highly of Michael Jackson than he does of God! This is just one more indication that we must pray for leadership that is equal to the challenges of our time. Each day it becomes more obvious that Barak Obama is -to use a phrase he used as a candidate- in above his pay grade.
President Obama is systematically destroying our economy in his quest to bring the Marxist-Socialist system he learned from his twenty-year mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. We’ve learned we cannot judge him by his speech. What he says has no bearing on what he does, because his words have one purpose - to gain favor from his audience in the moment. Truth is relative, and just like his view of the “living” constitution, all is based in situational ethics. In other words, right is whatever will advance his agenda, and consolidate his power.
If he is not purposely lying to the public, he is guilty of gross incompetence. It must be one or the other. He said if he didn’t pass the massive $787 billion stimulus plan, (President Bush should never have started this trend in the first place.) that unemployment would rise to unacceptable numbers. Well, we did pass his stimulus plan, and unemployment still rose to those same levels. So what did we get for all the money we spent? More government control of American life. This was either a purposeful ruse or Obama is totally incompetent. It must be one or the other.
While he still tries to sell the illusion that 95% of Americans will see a tax break on one hand, on the other , he is about to sign the largest tax increase in America’s history for 100% of Americans with his new “Cap and Tax” bill. He has certainly proven himself to be a master at political slight-of-hand.
On the foreign policy front, the very thing he campaigned about –regaining world respect- is the very thing we are quickly losing. Just ask Ahmadinejad of Iran, or Kim Jong Il of North Korea. While the President is naively trying to play nice, our enemies are planning our demise. Soon President Obama will be singing “Give Peace a Chance,” while our enemies are lobbing missiles and lopping heads.
We are at a time when we must turn back to God, or our children will suffer for our complacency. Democrats may be leading this downward plunge, but godless Republicans do no better. It’s time for Democrats, Republicans, Independents and others to turn back to God, then plan on “throwing the bums out” and replacing them with men and women who fear God, who understand the times and who know what America must do. It must begin in the Church. There is no other answer but that answer that is found in the book that helped birth this nation -the Bible. We must turn to God.
This July 5th, we are calling on believers everywhere to fall on their knees in repentance and cry out for God’s mercy on our nation. For more information on this event, log on to www.call2fall.com.
The great 19th century revivalist, Charles Finney forewarned us when he said, “God will bless or curse this nation according to the course that Christians take in politics.” Let’s choose the right course.