Skip to comments.Obama: “It’s a Time to Celebrate the Birth of Christ … and Learn From His Example”
Posted on 12/24/2012 12:08:10 AM PST by Olog-hai
In a Christmas message to the nation delivered together with First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama said that for his family Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ and learn from His example.
You see, the war in Iraq is over. The transition in Afghanistan is underway. After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. And all across America, military families are reuniting.
For my family and millions of Americans, its a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. To reflect on His life and learn from His example. Every year, we commit to love one another. To give of ourselves. To be our brothers keeper. To be our sisters keeper. But those ideas are not just part of our faith. Theyre part of all faiths. And they unite us as Americans.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a netYet the current POTUS proposes to have the populace so unbridled. Not a message worthy of Christmas, I believe?
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
That’s great Barry. Then you wouldn’t mind if Christ came back and tore up the the treasury.
I love how Obama yet again takes a quote from the murderer Cain and turns it into a Christian Doctrine.
>> You see, the war in Iraq is over.
And the war on the Constitution is well underway.
A Prime candidate for the good Lord to demonstrate His grace and the power of exorcism. Meanwhile, please keep praying for America.
Tell us where in the New Testament or the Old Testament, Bammy, where Christ was endorsing and enabling gay marriage, declared war on traditional marriage between a man and a woman, endorsed and enabled abortion, and left a baby to die after an abortion attempt.
Give us chapter and verse where all those things are, Bammy.
Give us chapter and verse where Jesus endorsed faith in anyone but Himself, Bammy.
hmm ~ thought that dispute was over the first fruits doctrine ~
And yet Obama’s real brother still lives in a hut in Kenya on $24 a year. Aren’t you HIS keeper, Barry?
Barry is The Son of Lies, a prince of Perdition..
You forgot to mention over taxing the people into oblivion.
a time to celebrate the birth of Christ and learn from His example.
Says the guy whose Party took religion out of their platform!! Who advocates the killing of unborn children! What a phony!
He speaks of Jesus as if he were just an ordinary prophet of peace, no more elevated than say, Mahatma Ghandi, MLK, etc. He further debases his “praise” by equating elements of faith in Jesus equal to other religions.
You have a humanization of Jesus, coupled with an equalization of other religions (I’m sure in his mind Allah and Islam) in which he is only making this perfunctory speech because he’s still not yet ready to proclaim he’s a Muslim.
Starkly, Jesus said he was the Son of God. Not a prophet, not just a human who wanted to good, to be equal with Muslims - the Son of God. If he can’t reserve the celebration of his birth on that day without humanizing and diluting the claim he should have just shut the hell up.
Every year, we commit to love one another. To give of ourselves. To be our brothers keeper. To be our sisters keeper. But those ideas are not just part of our faith. Theyre part of all faiths.
When have I ever heard the word LOVE enter the vernacular of the Muslim.
Muslims kill their sisters if that sister had sex, got raped, or just dated a Christian, I guess that’s being their keeper.
They murder their “brothers” ever day if that ‘brother’ happens not to belong to their particular sect of their cult.
Maybe Obama doesnt consider his Muslim faith to be a faith at all, but certainly this statement is BS when it comes to Muslims.
>>He speaks of Jesus as if he were just an ordinary prophet of peace,
According to the koran, Jesus is the greatest of all prophets (until Mohammed). It says that he is nothing more, but that he will return as a destroyer of those who blasphemed allah by declaring him to be Son of God (and that, folks, is us Christians).
This is obviously what Obama believes too.
0bama must have forgotten that the Christ told His followers to arm themselves.
False, Mr. Obama, please provide a book, chapter and verse telling us to be our brother's keeper, before blaspheming His name.
It also isn't our commitment to love one another, but a command to love our brother as Christ loved His fellow man with a brotherly love. God isn't foolish enough to base His love upon our commitment, nor does He demand our commitment, but He does command us to love our fellow man as He loved us.
Merry Christmas and prayers for Obama’s salvation.
“To give of ourselves. To be our brothers keeper. To be our sisters keeper.”
He’ll try to use this to push more “social” programs. I got news for you Barry. Jesus was NOT a socialist!
What, Obama wants to be nailed to a cross?
As in resist and deny evil? Somehow I don't think that's what he wants...
As usual, BHO has absolutely NO idea that this phrase comes from Cain, who said it in a mocking response to God.
But, typical of BHO as a liar.
And a Very Merry FUØ !
Yep. How more of the country can not see through this veneer is beyond me.
IF the wars are over, why are Americans still dying in foreign lands?
So much for his MISSION ACCOMPLISHED rhetoric.
The edumacated liberal wing of the party is atheist (having "moved beyond" the "superstitions" of their parents) but they permit him to shuck and jive for the masses in flyover country (as Ubama explained to those at the California fundraiser) who "cling to religion" to secure a majority vote support.
Pelosi herself explained the need to "close the God gap" after the Democrats lost in 2004. They cloak the rhetoric of Socialism under the language of religion. The policies are already decided, it's just finding the quotes to back up the policies.
I think of these verses:
2 Corinthians 4:4
King James Version (KJV)
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Thessalonians 2:11
King James Version (KJV)
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie:
Yeahhhhh ....I knew they were gay....
The MEANING of Christmas is not merely “follow his example”, it is that God gave us all a gift (even the non-believers) and that gift is Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. Our Redeemer and Savior. He died for our sins.
But not for Barry who was raised by an agnostic mother, two muslim fathers, and a Unitarian grandmother.
2004 Interview: Obama Talks about Jesus, Heaven and Sin
CBN (June 3, 2008)
(GG is God Girl aka Cathleen Falsani)
GG: Whos Jesus to you?OBAMA: Right. Jesus is a historical figure for me, and hes also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And hes also a wonderful teacher. I think its important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.
GG: The conversation stopper, when you say youre a Christian and leave it at that.
OBAMA: Where do you move forward with that? This is something that Im sure Id have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. Theres the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people havent embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they're going to hell.GG: You dont believe that?
OBAMA: I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I cant imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. Thats just not part of my religious makeup.
Part of the reason I think its always difficult for public figures to talk about this is that the nature of politics is that you want to have everybody like you and project the best possible traits onto you. Oftentimes thats by being as vague as possible, or appealing to the lowest commong denominators. The more specific and detailed you are on issues as personal and fundamental as your faith, the more potentially dangerous it is.
GG: Do you believe in heaven?
OBAMA: Do I believe in the harps and clouds and wings?
GG: A place spiritually you go to after you die?
OBAMA: What I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. I dont presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.
When I tuck in my daughters at night and I feel like Ive been a good father to them, and I see in them that I am transferring values that I got from my mother and that theyre kind people and that theyre honest people, and theyre curious people, thats a little piece of heaven.
GG: Do you believe in sin?
GG: What is sin?
OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.
GG: What happens if you have sin in your life?
OBAMA: I think its the same thing as the question about heaven. In the same way that if Im true to myself and my faith that that is its own reward, when Im not true to it, its its own punishment.
In the fall, Obamas critics are going to go after him because they dont believe hes a true Christian. (read: abortion, civil unions, etc) I think the Obama religious outreach team is ready for that debate. They believe that Christianity speaks to more public policy positions than just abortion and gay marriage.
The man has not declared any belief in GOD who created him or Jesus as his personal Savior. He's frontin' and selling lies of an anti-Christ.
“OBAMA: I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.”
He wrote the same thing in one of his books. I picked one up at a bookstore and randomly flipped it open. I wound up reading just that. Put the book back down and left the store. It was obvious to me that this man knows nothing about the Gospel and the mission to spread the Gospel.
He’s an ecumenical, all-roads, one-world-er.
At a minimum.
i don’t give him credit for being up to the rank of antichrist ~ more like an acolyte of the antichrist ~ that’s the best this punk can do
an anti-Christ figure doesn’t have to be The Son of Satan. He only needs to be a deceiver who acknowledges Jesus and then does all he can to deliberately lead the flock astray.
Mohammed is an anti-Christ figure as well. Islam is the only major religion to acknowledge the existence of Jesus while rewriting the history to deny who He is.
We are told that Islam is “of the same religious traditions” of Judeo-Christian faiths. It’s the death cult of a conquoring warlord who hijacked the Bible for his own purposes.
Barack Obama isn’t a muslim either but he has a hard-on for Islamic theocratic rule.
In another interview he boasted of having a “healthy skepticism of organized religion” which he got from his crackpot liberal mother.
In the interview I’ve included in this thread, he cites the transfer of values from parent to child as his life leasons on religion.
He doesn’t attend church anymore because he doesn’t have to. Chicago was about being an “affiliated” community organizer.
The compromise position is to accept at least one, with these other exceptionally evil folks being, at a minimum, acolytes of the antichrist.
At some depth of understanding of the concept ~ that some people place themselves totally within the authority of Satanic power ~ I think we are all in agreement. Only the names are changed to protect the innocent.
All the dumbing down of 5 decades has taken its toll. The masses have become asses. They are like the followers of Korach who worshipped the Golden Calf.
In any case, have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you, too, and everyone.
Yes, I’ve talked to folks who are unable to figure it out. I’ve learned it’s a waste of time to talk to them.
They are ‘true believers’.
Pres Bongo will say anything that will resonate with the low information voter.
But the earth swallowed those people up.
Have a little patience!
“The need for entitlement programs has never been greater since Christ reminded us that ‘the poor will always be with you.’ Oh, and while I’ve got your attention, just sign right here, it’s your personal pledge, a loyalty oath sworn on and to me personally. Allah akbar.”