Skip to comments.Marx, Jesus, or Obama, Who Are You Going To Believe
Posted on 02/04/2012 4:15:55 AM PST by Kaslin
President Obama has hit a new low. By promoting his reasoning for hiking taxes on the rich at the National Prayer Breakfast, he diminished the seriousness of his proposals and manipulated Jesus' teachings for his own political purposes.
Listening to Obama talk about taxation almost as a form of worship was beyond the bounds as he said, "For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus's teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required." He was quoting and distorting the Gospel of Luke and the Parable of the Faithful Servant. And, as Christians, we are greatly grieved by what Obama has done.
Obama is quoting a small portion of a lengthy answer given by Christ in response to a question by St. Peter. Here is a more complete version of Christ's dialogue from the New International Version:
"Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth; he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers. That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
Christ isn't talking here about money, government, or taxes as Obama alleges. Jesus is talking about following His will, as He is the Master and we as His followers are the servants. Presumably Obama would know this, as he says he is a professing Christian.
America under Obama's leadership has been the opposite of the good and faithful servant. America is now a post-Christian society that is living out in practice the contrasting phrase, "'My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to... eat and drink and get drunk."
America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare. It is subsidizing all kinds of perverse lifestyles and practices with the public purse. America is sacrificing millions of innocent children for the convenience of the mothers, all in the name of the invented "right of choice."
Obama goes on, "I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God's command to love thy neighbor as thyself. I know a version of that golden rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs." And we too believe in the golden rule. And we wish it animated not the largess of Government but the actions of individuals.
The Bible we read also speaks out against covetousness and theft. And the promotion of division and class warfare promoted by this administration clearly promotes the citizenry to desire the wealth owned by others.
We believe that the Bible's teachings are clearly understandable and are accessible to all that will take the time to read it. There is much to be learned by diligent study of the Word of God; we pray that Obama will take more care when he quotes scripture in the future.
There are many passages throughout the Bible that mandate the poor and widowed should receive care, and we believe private charity is much better than a faceless government bureaucracy at delivering the care and individual attention required when people are in need. We cannot find anywhere in our Bible a call for high taxes and the confiscation of private property. Instead, we find those passages in the Communist Manifesto. Maybe Obama is confused.
“unto whom much was earned over sweat, risks, and hard work....not much should be required”
Satan liked to quote scripture out of context, too.
Psalm 91: 11-12
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Isn’t there a commandment about this? Something about carrying the Lord’s name for the purposes of evil.
I just remind myself that the Book tells us that the World cannot understand the thins of the Spirit. If I ever heard anybody like Obama quote Scripture without distortion I would have to doubt Biblical truth. I do not doubt the Bible. and I do not believe Barak Hussein Obama II is a born from above John #3 type believer.He can claim he is a Christian -but the tree is known by its fruit—and Obama so reflects th eone who said to Eve “thou shalt not surly die!”seem to recollect he was fair at twisting scripture too.
One needs to deeply consider why Jesus overturned the tables at the temple and why he said he did so...
Jesus would have never stood there at a PRAYER breakfast with a money-changer or thief.
He could probably build his brother George a better hut just for the cost of one pair of moochelle’s designer sneakers
He could have built a whole village for the costs of moochelle’s vacation to Spain or Africa or Hawaii
“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, he or she should still eat well and live well. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command that they take an EBT card, Section 8 housing, Medicaid, and free daycare. But ye, working taxpayers, must weary in well doing because higher taxes and more intrusive regulations are needed to achieve equality.”
II Thessalonians 3:10ff Obama version
Marx and Obama are pretty much the same, so there’s really only a single alternative.
Beware of False Prophets
No, he wouldn’t. He would have chased him out like he chased the money changers out
HOW EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT KILLED ANCIENT ROME
One thing I am certain of...Obama is no Christian. His “pastor” was a hater...he was raised Muslim...and educated by secular marxists.
He’s no Christian. He’s a pretender.
Consider that the cruel taxations imposed by Rome caused the journey of the pregnant Mary and Joseph to distant Bethlehem where Jesus was born in a manger. Jesus was born to save sinners and not to support Government policies.
Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008
In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obamas pastor in a heated interview about his Churchs 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.
Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004
In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.
The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
(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:
Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya
George Hussein Onyango Obama,
Senator Barack Obama's long lost
brother was tracked down living in
a hut on the outskirts of Nairobi
Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed
Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.
"No-one knows who I am", he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month."
If a Republican president spoke about a scriptural reference you can expect the long knives of the left would be waving in defense about so-called ‘separation of church/state issues’.
"First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and theyre only $540!"
As a Christian, I am not offended by Obama using the words of Jesus to make political points———I’m surprised it took him so long to do it.....
Here’s a man who rarely goes to church, spend twenty years listening to black liberation theology using the word of God to make political points?
Color me surprised....not
At least he isn’t carrying around the Clinton extra large Bible and waving it at reporters