Skip to comments.Pres. Obama, “breakfast theologian”, dazzles again about the Lord’s doubts
Posted on 04/09/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT by markomalley
Remember when Pres. Obama dazzled us with his theological insights at the National Prayer Breakfast? He has been at it again.
I was sent to link the White House site about the 2012 Prayer Breakfast:
Now, I have to be careful, I am not going to stand up here and give a sermon. [Oh yes?] Its always a bad idea to give a sermon in front of professionals. (Laughter.) But in a few short days, all of us will experience the wonder of Easter morning. And we will know, in the words of the Apostle Paul, Christ Jesus and Him crucified.
Its an opportunity for us to reflect on the triumph of the resurrection, and to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace. [I wonder if the WH polled on this language.] And for me, and Im sure for some of you, its also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured not just as a Son of God, but as a human being. [Hmmm.... what's wrong with this ... lemme think. Could it be that pesky part about Christ being also God and not merely a human being?]
For like us, Jesus knew doubt. [What, Mr. President, did the Lord doubt, exactly?] Like us, Jesus knew fear. In the garden of Gethsemane, with attackers closing in around him, Jesus told His disciples, My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. He fell to his knees, pleading with His Father, saying, If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. And yet, in the end, He confronted His fear with words of humble surrender, saying, If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done. [But... "doubt"? He morphed from "doubt" to "fear", however.]
So it is only because Jesus conquered His own anguish, ["Doubt... fear" and now "anguish"...] conquered His fear, that were able to celebrate the resurrection. Its only because He endured unimaginable pain that wracked His body and bore the sins of the world that He burdened that burdened His soul that we are able to proclaim, He is Risen!
So the struggle to fathom that unfathomable sacrifice makes Easter all the more meaningful to all of us. [What? Whose "struggle"? I think he means our struggle. Our struggle to fathom Christ's sacrifice makes Easter more meaningful? Or does Obama mean that Christ (the "human being" was struggling to "fathom that unfathomable sacrifice"? Christ didn't know what He was doing?] It [the struggle?] helps us to provide an eternal perspective to whatever temporal challenges we face. It puts in perspective our small problems relative to the big problems He was dealing with. And it [the struggle?] gives us courage and it gives us hope.
We all have experiences that shake our faith. [So, we, like Christ, also struggle with experiences that shake our faith. Was Christ's "faith" shaken?] There are times where we have questions for Gods plan relative to us (laughter [the royal plural perhaps]) but thats precisely when we should remember Christs own doubts and eventually his own triumph. [What doubts did Christ have again? Did He doubt who He is? Did He doubt the reason for His Incarnation and upcoming Passion and death? Did He doubt the providence and will of the Father? Mere humans doubt these things.] Jesus told us as much in the book of John, when He said, In this world you will have trouble. I heard an amen. (Laughter.) Let me repeat. In this world, you will have trouble.
THE PRESIDENT: But take heart! (Laughter.) I have overcome the world. (Applause.) [I wonder if he is really talking about himself. Wasn't he supposed the make the seas roll back and the Earth's climate to settle down?] We are here today to celebrate that glorious overcoming, the sacrifice of a risen savior who died so that we might live. And I hope that our time together this morning will strengthen us individually, as believers, and as a nation.
Lets now review the Presidents record on abortion.
This astonishing constitutional law scholar got an honorary law degree from Notre Dame.
Perhaps Georgetown will now give him an honorary degree in theology.
What was that old saying again - If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, you baffle them with B.S.
When my wife heard Obie’s theological lesson on Easter, she said “WTF” did he say?
This is a metaphore for OBAMA = JESUS.
Obama thinks he is the Marxist Jesus, the antechrist. He is describing narcissistically who he is and not who Jesus is.
Indeed, although, I am worried that he is preaching for some kind of “doubt” the communist suicide bomber has before doing his deed.
This is a really worrisome speech.
Obama probably learned about Jesus’ “moment of doubt and pain” from the Rolling Stones song, “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Just Wow! He’s a distinguished Constitutional scholar AND a noted theologian.
The Devil incarnate presumes to be God Incarnate.
Jesus had doubts? News to me.
Jesus was in control. He could not have been arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane if he had not wanted it so. In John’s Gospel read on Good Friday, the Roman Gauards and the legion from the temple fall back when Jesus says “I AM.”
Ya missed one... 2nd paragraph: a Son of God. “a” Son of God??? Not THE Son of God?
The big tell here for me is that at no time did he acknowledge either that,
1) Jesus is God
2) Jesus was His personal Savior
Any non-believer could have uttered Obama’s words.