Well here we are. Barack Obama is President.
I know a lot of Christians. Some are happy about Obama’s election. I would imagine that most are quite distressed about it. Some probably don’t care at all.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ, Yeshua – the Son of God. I am unashamed of this. My life is His.
I endeavor to understand what He would want. I make no claim to have a perfect understanding of that. I study my Bible; I think with the brain that God has given me. I strive for truth and to know what is right. I submit that Believers in Christ should do these things with all of their might.
It is my belief that we as American’s have made a tragic mistake in electing Barack Obama. However, I will not do what many did when George W. Bush was elected in 2000 by crying “He is not my President.”
Barack Obama is my President. I will pray for him. I am pulling for him. I do not hate him. I am not afraid of him.
I do not know him personally or comprehend the truth or falsity of his claims to be Christian (anymore than I know anything real about George W. Bush’s faith).
Here is my gut feeling on Barack Obama. I think his worldview is off and does not reflect a Biblical Worldview. (Permitting the slaughter of the unborn, compelling others to accept “homosexual marriage” against conscience, “spreading the wealth around”, etc.) However, I sincerely wonder if there isn’t an openness in his heart towards God. I cannot prove this. It may or may not be true, but my get tells me there is something there.
I believe that some in the world of Christianity made a grievous mistake with Bill Clinton by participating in the conservative “Bill Clinton is the devil” approach to politics. Maybe it was unintentional, but it did more harm than good.
I don’t believe Bill Clinton was or is the devil. I don’t believe George W. Bush was or is the devil. I don’t believe Barack Hussein Obama is either.
These are just men, all of them, just like you and I. They are complex. They have strength’s; they have weaknesses. In the job of president the consequences of these can be horrendous, but we are stuck with electing a HUMAN!
Proverbs 21:1 says “The kingâ€™s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.” I used to hear it quoted as “the heart of the king is in the hands of the Lord.”
Barack Obama is not a king, but he is the Chief Executive of the United States of America and an important leader on planet earth! His role is like that of a king in many ways.
Let’s pray like mad. Let’s encourage him when he does right, however rare that may seem to us. Let’s oppose him exercising all of our hard-won liberties when he pursues a destructive path, but let’s remember that with Jesus redemption is possible!
I don’t want to see our anger, even when it is right and good, be a stumbling block for Barack Obama! I suggest we leave all doors open for the redemption of His Worldview.
This is not compromise, it is hope and love.
Yes, it is possible to be vehemently opposed and yet still kind. It is possible to disagree, prevent, object, and hinder – yet still believe for God to move.
I do not agree with those who would take offense at our opposition to the policies of a President whose stated opinions are decidedly contradictory to a Biblical Christian Worldview (Just read the whitehouse.gov website!). We must oppose, pray, encourage, stand. However, let’s do it all understanding that God can even use a donkey; and let’s remember that it is only His Grace that has saved or is able to make use of any of us!
So, Barack Obama, show us what you’ve got; and please keep your heart open to God, you never know what He might put in you!