Christian Activism: There Will Be Change
By: Marie Jon'
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Has America become a nation that worships God only with their lips? Open your spiritual eyes. We have lost our first love. As the children of the Most Holy Father, it is time for a new ecclesiastic awakening.
This darkened world cannot see the true beauty or the loveliness of the Savior. For, too many do not seek the holiness of divine truth, so that man may understand the Father. Many have hardened their hearts, while some have completely turned away from the One who loves them so very much.
The church is the channel through which the Word shall come to the world. Our Creator constituted the church so that Christ could reveal Himself to us. In turn, we must be a glorious light, so we may reveal Him to others. If only those who claim to be Christians would listen to the words of Christ, then all who come in contact with us would acknowledge that they have been with Jesus. Those in the world would desire to learn of Him.
It has been reported that President-elect Barack Hussein Obama has not been attending church, nor has he decided on a particular D.C. house of worship to join. One wonders what example he is setting as a leader of a nation that has enjoyed the blessing of God. Instead, Obama uses his free time to work out at a Chicago gym every Lord’s Day since he won the election.
The dilemma for Obama is that he does not want to attend services at a mainstream Christ-centered denominational church. He desires the church that he left while campaigning for the presidency. Obama is arranging things so he can have what he has always believed in.
Will Black Liberation Theology become popular, not only for the White House residents, but for many of those who voted for Obama? Do not be surprised when the multitudes gather in these unbiblical churches to indulge in their abhorrent teachings. The consequences will not be pleasing to the Alpha and the Omega.
It would not surprise many of us who have been observant to see Reverends Jeremiah Wright and Otis Moss III become more public while visiting the president in the Oval Office. They share the same faith as Obama. It’s my belief that all of Obama’s pals will be welcomed at his doorstep.
America wanted change. We will have change in the form of a quasi-cult, a social gospel that will bring with it socialism and Marxist beliefs. Things will start moving fast once Obama is sworn into office, that’s for sure. It was Rev. Wright who brought attention to Black Liberation Theology, a teaching that refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community.
“If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.” â€” Dr. James Cone, founder of Black Liberation Theology.
Many proponents of Black Liberation Theology do not believe in the divinity of Christ or in His Second Coming. They insist, however, that every social injustice that they perceive must be eliminated through the political process.
Liberationists such as Obama believe in a God who participates in the destruction of the white enemy. “What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.” â€” Dr. James Cone
What a spectacle, not only for America, but the whole world to behold as the President of the United States attends a denomination that finds bigoted division, anti-Semitism, and disdain for white folk as a godly attribute. I’m sure that the drive-by-media will make his religious beliefs acceptable to the lost masses who see Obama as the one they have been waiting for.
Barack Obama is not just a far-left radical Democrat. There appears to be no spiritual light in him. How does he reconcile and defend his stance on infanticide? He can because he does not hold to biblical teachings.
The United Churches of Christ provide a place of worship to those who have no problems with Planned Parenthood’s genocide facilities. Gay activists are given a place to wallow in their self-abasing and grievances instead of counseling them that they do not have to live unnatural lifestyles. The book to the Corinthians addresses this very topic (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). In Christ we have victory over the flesh (Romans 1:26-27). However, The United Churches of Christ do not practice sound doctrines. They would rather tickle the ears of their congregations.
For weeks, churches have been the target of those who are not satisfied with the vote that took place in California. Even though the state is very liberal, the people voted to keep marriage between one man and one woman. Why are these people continuing in lawlessness? They feel emboldened to do so because of Obama. They understand that his sentiments favor embracing homosexual “marriage.”
We can judge Obama by his works and by who he has chosen to befriend. These are legitimate topics to ponder. We must ask ourselves why the most radical people, even terrorists, gravitate towards Obama. A righteous judgment might be in store for a country that has gone astray and not been entirely faithful to fulfill the task of The Great Commission.
“For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17).
If Christians are not willing to stem the tide of wickedness that abounds, our great nation might see trials and tribulations befall us. These times of troubles may come in the form of terrorist attacks at home and aboard. We’re just beginning to see our own undoing. The headlines of the day are ominous both politically and socially. For you see, it did not bring us favor with the most Holy God when many voted for a “messiah” figure who does not believe in the sanctity or protection of human life. The plethora of unChristlike beliefs that Obama holds is staggering. Just revisit the teachings of BL theology.
Does it truthfully matter where this faker attends church while having a deceitful heart? “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). We can pray that Obama has a rebirth experience with the God of the Bible for America’s sake.
Excerpts from Associate Press: “Obama’s church choice likely to be scrutinized”:
Churches in the nation’s capital have started extending invitations to President-elect Barack Obama and his family, touting their African-American roots, their ties to presidents past and to Obama himself.
The choices are abundant. Numerous, thriving congregations are an easy walk from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Just across Lafayette Square from the White House is St. John’s Church, an Episcopal parish known as the “Church of the Presidents,” where presidents as far back as James Madison have worshipped. St. John’s has a standing invitation: Pew 54 is the President’s Pew, reserved for the nation’s leader.
Or he could choose, as many presidents have done, not to attend services at all. President George W. Bush, for instance, has only infrequently attended services in Washington, occasionally going to St. John’s.
Whatever choice the Obamas make, it is sure to be analyzed through the prism of Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was Obama’s pastor for 20 years at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Obama resigned from Trinity during the presidential campaign after inflammatory comments by Wright from the pulpit became a campaign issue.
Nick Shapiro, a spokesman for Obama’s transition, declined to discuss which church the Obamas might attend.
Obama has spoken frequently about the importance of his Christian faith. In his 2006 book, “The Audacity of Hope,” he wrote that “the historically black church offered me a second insight: that faith doesn’t mean that you don’t have doubts, or that you relinquish your hold on this world. … You needed to come to church precisely because you were of this world, not apart from it.”
Despite those words, Obama has attended church sparingly in the past several months. Since winning the election, he has spent Sunday mornings at the gym. Many Washington-area churches hope that will change after he is inaugurated.
At Metropolitan AME Church, a historic, predominantly black congregation six blocks from the White House, senior pastor Ronald Braxton says parishioners have been buzzing about the possibility that the incoming president, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters â€” 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha â€” might attend services with them. Full Article
Like millions of other Americans, with simple faith I gave my heart to Christ. As a young pre-teen and into my adulthood, I understood the biblical meaning of being washed in the atoning blood that saved my soul. Every single day is a learning experience with my friend and Savior.
The RenewAmerica.us website is sending out a clarion call, rededicating ourselves to the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
There will come a time when God will no longer wink at sin. We are called out to become a people ready to claim the blessed assurance. But first we must feel the need for a humbling experience before a loving Savior. It is Christ who has blotted out, as a thick cloud, our transgressions (Isa. 44:22). Thy “sins, which are many, are forgiven” (Luke 7:47). If we turn to the Lord we will see how precious is the sunlight of His love.
Will God find a people who will wholeheartedly give their all to Him? If we allow The Almighty to have His way, miracles will happen and hurts will be healed. For it was Christ who came to mend the broken hearted. It is the grace of Christ that purifies while it pardons, and readies us for a holy heaven by making us strong while here on this earth.
We can grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, until we reach His full stature. America must reach the high standard which God has set before us. We can no longer remain stunted in our religious life. The reflection of His light must shine if we are to become light bearers for the Savior. Let’s start today.
Because of what many Americans have observed throughout this past election, prospects are fearful and perplexing. You are invited to visit and take part in Christian activism for America’s sake: AmericasRevival.com and DecentAmerica.com need you and your prayerful input.
It is scriptural that we pray for those who have political power over our nation. When we are on our knees, we will experience and understand Christlike humility. We can begin our task by praying for President-elect Barack Obama and his entire cabinet. Time is running out. There will be change!
Marie Jon is a political/religious-based writer and founder of www.DrawingClose.org â€” a sister website to RenewAmerica. Marie extends her hand of welcome; visit DrawingClose and receive your free gift of salvation by taking an online Bible study.
Marie’s writings have appeared on many sites, including The New Media Journal, ChronWatch, and ABCNews, to name a few. Marie brings a refreshing and spirited point of view that is reflected in her writings. Marie is a nurse, a lay student of the Bible, and a patriot. She is an advocate for American troops serving abroad, as well as the Blue and Gold Star Mothers of America and their families. Marie enjoys Townhall.com radio, Rush Limbaugh and Larry Elder.