Last Thursday night, President Obama delivered a few remarks before lighting the National Christmas Tree. He made a rather curious reference to Jesus as a “manifestation”, then added, “He grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart”. When I hear the phrase “a servant’s heart”, I’m immediately reminded of Sarah Palin’s movie, “The Undefeated”, where it’s the title of Act I. Coincidence? After all, he is the greatest community activist ever. But the following article nailed it for me. What kind of Christian talks like this?
(RightScoop)…I’m pointing this out only because I don’t know any Christian who talks this way about the One who they believe is their Messiah. First here is what Obama said:
“More than two thousand years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep. But this was not just any child. Christ’s birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God’s love for us. And He grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful: that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves.”
Here’s the video from which the quote was lifted (it’s short):
I’m sure that sounds good to a lot of people, as I haven’t seen the criticisms I feel are warranted anywhere else. But outside of Obama lecturing us about charity and what not, what struck me was how he referred to Christ:
“He was a manifestation of God’s love for us.”
Um, not exactly. He wasn’t a manifestation of God’s love for us, he was a manifestation, if you will, of God. He was God incarnate. He was our Messiah. It was God himself coming to His creation, in short, to redeem us from our sins by taking our punishment on Himself. Ok, I know that’s a lot of theology, but really, Christ was God and I’ve never heard any other Christian say what Obama did.
“And He grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful: that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves.”
Here again, he didn’t grow up to become a leader. He grew up to become a sacrifice for our sins. He wasn’t just some leader with a special message about loving God and our neighbors. He said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” He was God incarnate and as Jesus he’s the only way to God.
Look, there are several problems with this clip, including the one highlighted by CNS News, that Obama suggested that Jesus Christ’s message can unite all people in the holiday season regardless of how they worship. But as a Christian, I just found Obama’s words to be nothing more than PC talk about faith, and lies about it being his faith. No Christian talks this way. It reminds me of a documentary I watched on “Who was Jesus”, and they defined him as some leader trying to lead his people out of the Roman oppression or something. Completely missed on who Jesus actually was, but then, that didn’t really surprise me.
If any of you have been here for a good length of time, you know I don’t believe Obama is a Christian. He certainly doesn’t act like one and seems to hold contempt for Christians as he embraces the Muslim world. As to what he actually is, it’s up for debate. But one thing is clear to me is that every time he refers to his Christian faith, it’s just another lie like all the other lies he’s so good at telling.
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That last paragraph sums up my feelings perfectly. Dot….Period….Bingo!