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Mr. Obama’s Brand of “Christianity”
MichaelYoussef.com ^ | 1-24-14 | Michael Youssef

Posted on 01/24/2014 8:56:58 AM PST by ReformationFan

For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity. To be sure, most Bible-believing Christians would not consider that brand to be Christianity at all. But liberal Christians would consider their brand to actually be the enlightened one.

Over time, Liberal Christianity has developed a humanistic understanding of what the Christian faith is about. They claim that Christians who still believe the Bible is God’s perfect self-revelation are stuck back in the 1st century. Society has evolved, they say. And because society has evolved, God must be evolving also. After all, why else would He allow such change to occur?

Thus, people who take the Bible as the absolute truth for all time are branded as rigid and unenlightened.

Not surprisingly, such liberal thinkers have similar views about the U.S. Constitution. They claim that our founders never intended for the Constitution to be absolute for all time; it was only relevant for their time period. Therefore, it ought to be modified or done away with.

Extreme arrogance is at the core of that thinking—whether it be about the Constitution or the Bible. Pride drives them to consider their ideas to be better than the founders, or better than the Spirit-directed writers of the Bible. Although no one can judge their motives, Jesus did say, “You know a tree by its fruit.”

From their “elite” perch, they refuse to accept the biblical claim of absolute truth, affording them the “permission” they need to declare what is right or wrong—not what God declares.

So back to Mr. Obama. If he decides that he has evolved his thoughts on homosexual marriage and is now okay with it, God must be cool with it too. After all, God is also evolving.

And if he decides that smoking marijuana is no worse than smoking or drinking alcohol, then God must be okay with that as well.

According to their counter-biblical thinking, God permits those things to happen because He is “progressive” also like them. He is changeable.

But God doesn’t evolve; instead he is patient and long-suffering. Liberal Christians ignore or reject this core of biblical Christianity: God is patient and long-suffering with people who ignore His Word because He deeply desires that they see their insolence for what it is and repent of it.

However, that patience comes with a warning. If it does not lead to repentance, then judgment will most surely follow. The judgment that such people mock will be poured out with vengeance later.

That judgment is clearly spelled out in Scripture. Hence, people who believe the Word is outdated are taking a big gamble. Sadly, although they mistake God’s patience for a reluctance to judge, that judgment will surely come. They will surely lose their gamble.


TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: bible; christianity; humanism; liberalchristianity; liberalism; liberationtheology; maobama; marijuana; michaelyoussef; moralabsolutes; obama; obamachristian; religiousliberalism; socialjustice; ucc; youssef

1 posted on 01/24/2014 8:56:58 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
"For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity."

While I agree with much of the social analysis in the article I don't buy in to this statement. I think Obama claimed to be a Christian and attended an uber-liberal "christian" church merely for the social and political benifits he thought it would bring. I think he is a cultural muslim and practical atheist. Merely my opinion.

2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:03:15 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity
he is a cultural muslim and practical atheist. Merely my opinion

For what it is worth, my parish priest thinks the exact same thing.

3 posted on 01/24/2014 9:06:58 AM PST by mware
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To: circlecity

I concur with your opinion. I think that in these days the love of many will cool and there will be, there is currently, a great falling away.

I recommend reading Jonathan Edwards, starting with, perhaps,”Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”


4 posted on 01/24/2014 9:07:35 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: ReformationFan

” the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world”. BHO. And.. “ my Muslim faith “. BHO. And a his support for Muslim terrorists all around the world. And his consistent contempt fir , and attacks on, Christians and Jews. And his big now to the Saudi king, defender of Islam and guardian of Mecca. And his dr ret I station of many Muslim agents Into our American government including security related posts. . And his funding g and arming of islamoNazi terrorists And and and and and. (AND he eats dogs! So there!!!!!). Sounds like a wonderful loving brand of Christianity. Where do I sign up? / s


5 posted on 01/24/2014 9:09:10 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: circlecity

Obama’s “religion” isn’t defined as much by what it is as by what he’s against - real Biblical Christianity.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 9:12:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ReformationFan

He knows only enough about Christianity to be able to mimic it when he needs to. Which was enough to fool some people for a while. But once people got a look at Reverend Wright they knew that neither the Reverend nor Obama himself were Christians. Not even close.

He is a communist, and a muslim atheist. It may sound like there is a contradiction in there but there is no contradiction. The apparent contradictions are who he is.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 9:15:44 AM PST by marron
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To: ReformationFan

That was NOT a liberal Christian church.

A better description would be “Black Muslim Christianity.”

The pastor was a Black Muslim, before he decided he could get a bigger congregation by calling himself “Christian.” They welcomed members who were not baptized, and they welcomed Muslims as “members” as well.

No question that Obama is a Muslim, by every standard that Muslims follow. And there is NO EVIDENCE that he was ever baptized.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 9:15:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ReformationFan

In “Dreams of My Father” Barack Obama bragged about smoking reefer, drinking beer and enthusiastically doing drugs.

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them, like this quote from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out - we have a lot of work to do.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

My other personal concern is the evil entities behind the fool.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 9:22:47 AM PST by Dqban22 (IVINIC)
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To: circlecity

OBAMA’S CHURCH: GOSPEL OF HATE

Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com

April 07, 2008

The racist heresy of Black Liberation Theology.

http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=30508

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to “Black Liberation Theology”...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of “salvation” in the afterlife is superseded by “liberation” on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.

Obama’s brand of religion is “ Black Marxist Liberation Theology.”

THE REAL STORY BEHIND REV. WRIGHT’S CONTROVERSIAL “ BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY” DOCTRINE.

FoxNews/Hannity’s America

airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)
[”(Jose) Diaz-Balart is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Guitierrez (a former Cuban politician). He has three bothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart (a banker), Mario Diaz-Balart (a US Congressman) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (also a US Congressman). His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was Fidel Castro’s first wife.”

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: “Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980’s was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That’s it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-’80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That’s all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about ‘the evil empire’ which was the United States of America.”

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: “it’s based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright’s] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That’s very, very dangerous.”

SCHENCK: “I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point.”
Source: The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright’s Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html


10 posted on 01/24/2014 9:42:36 AM PST by Dqban22 (IVINIC)
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To: ReformationFan

At best, Obama subscribes to a malevolent form of pseudo Christianity called liberation theology. It is all about revolution and redistribution, manipulating the masses to destroy the status quo of economic freedom. Liberation Theology was specifically developed to radicalize peaceful Christian populations, and turn them into militants. Black Liberation Theology is a fine tuned, American directed version that uses race agitation instead of class agitation.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 9:45:11 AM PST by pallis
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To: Dqban22

“The Republic can survive a Barack Obama who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

Excellent.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 9:46:59 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Good read. Thanks for posting.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/obamas_religious_ruse_ive_alwa.html

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/obamas_religious_ruse_his_conv_1.html

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/obamas_religious_ruse_the_cult_1.html

The above three-part article written in 2008 by Alexander LaBrecque at American Thinker are the most comprehensive, best analysis of Obama’s religious ruse. They are long but well worth the time.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 9:55:07 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ReformationFan

In case many don’t know, Michael Youssef is the founding pastor of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. He was an episcopal priest who left the Episcopal Church in a dispute over the ordination of practicing homosexuals to the priesthood. He was born in Egypt to Presbyterian parents who fled the country.
So, he is a Christian who was raised in a Muslim country, as is Obama.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 10:16:12 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: ReformationFan

He’s no Christian. He’s an atheist, marxist, middle-eastern-cult-loving opportunist.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 10:22:45 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: ReformationFan

Obama Christian...ROFLMTO!


16 posted on 01/24/2014 10:36:55 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: Obadiah

>>I recommend reading Jonathan Edwards, starting with, perhaps,”Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”<<

Good recommendation. Not to be confused with John Edwards, aka “Silky Pony.”


17 posted on 01/24/2014 11:03:11 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: ReformationFan

I knew a guy who publicly threatened in 2008 all of his friends on social media that he would never speak to them again if they said Obama was a muslim. He was adamant that Obama was a Christian. The person himself is an atheist. See how screwed up Obama voters are?


18 posted on 01/24/2014 11:11:54 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: circlecity

He is no believer, to be sure. However, he sent out an email to his “Christian” followers, letting them know he needed their support because we fanatical/radical/extremist Christians were saying he was not a believer, that his actions didn’t line up with Biblical principles. BooHoo, and so on. My sister, an Obama supporter, believes in him, believes he is misjudged and that we are going to be judged for not believing in him (Obama). We already know how he was coached in christian terminology so he could get his answers right. We know by the fruit of his works that he is not a true believer!


19 posted on 01/24/2014 11:40:06 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I think that’s one “friend” I could do without. It’s very hard to maintain a relationship with someone who is so blindly irrational.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 6:48:58 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Haven’t spoken to him in several years.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 10:22:53 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: quadrant

Yes. Youssef is quite good. I’ve been watching his program for a long time. It’s very interesting to get an Arab Christian’s perspective on Scripture and the world.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 7:18:52 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Shery

Indeed.

“My sister, an Obama supporter, believes in him, believes he is misjudged and that we are going to be judged for not believing in him (Obama).”

Out of curiosity, does she ever try to back up her viewpoint with actual Bible verses?


23 posted on 01/25/2014 7:21:10 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
---Unpresedented access buy muslim brother to Whitehouse

---recent requirement that muslim Brotherhood not be required to go through airport security.

---"When the political winds shift, I will support the Muslims".

----Obama/Holder tries to release the blind sheik from prison.

---Obama appoints muslims to high positions in the government while the USA is at war with multiple islamic countries.

---Obamas 'church' (rev. jeremiah wright) actively recruited muslims to the church without trying to covert to Christianity.

---Obama turns over Iraq to what will no doubt become an al Quaeda governed country.

---obama arms muslim rebels in Libya (anwaralsharia) with arms which were later used to kill 4 Americans.

---Obama traveled to Indonesia, declaring himself to be a muslim.

---Obama has started down the road to impose tyranny on Christians in this country (little sisters law suit, requiring Christians to set aside issues of conscience)

----Obama bows down to the Arab Sheik, a muslim.

Obama seeks to inflame Islamic passions by trying to force GITMO detainees to be tried in New York City, thus putting at risk a mostly Christian and Jewish population..

------------This is the kind of Christian Obama is…….HE IS A MUSLIM--------------

24 posted on 01/25/2014 10:27:17 AM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter

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25 posted on 01/25/2014 5:00:21 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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