Friday, August 29, 2008
What Is It With Democrats and Scripture?!?
Well, the Democratic nominee did it again. I've seen all I need to see now. Last night, presidential candidate Barack Obama thought he'd sound spiritual, so he threw a Bible verse out there. The problem is that he misapplied it. I'll tell you which one in a moment.
First, let's remember how Bill Clinton did it at one of Democratic National Conventions. Here's the verse he mangled . . .
. . . but just as it is written, “things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9).
The problem is, Billy Bob changed the last part of the verse, a serious offense in and of itself. He said, "which have not entered the heart of man, all that we can build together." I would like to hear the explanation Clinton gives God for altering His Word for political purposes. The Zipper-in-chief won't be able to obfuscate, lie and parse his way out of it either.
Last night, the Obamanation decided to play with Scripture a bit. He said . . . "At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise — that American promise — and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess."
That's a quote from Hebrews . . . Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23). To Obama's credit, at least he quoted the passage right. The problem is, the Scripture he quoted didn't have anything to do with marching into the future with Barack Obama or keeping an American promise. Instead, the verse is talking about holding fast to OUR CONFESSION OF CHRIST AND OUR FAITH IN HIM, without wavering.
Whether they misquote the Bible or misapply the Bible, the point is that these candidates use Scripture for cynical political purposes -- purposes that have nothing to do with the reasons God had for inspiring the biblical writers to pen His Word and His revelation to mankind.
Let me be blunt. Doing this with God's Word is a grave sin, and both Clinton and Obama will be held accountable. If John McCain or any Republican does the same thing, they will be held accountable by God. We all will be held accountable if we dare put words in God's mouth or make it appear that He meant something He didn't mean. The Apostle Peter makes it abundantly clear in II Peter that those who distort God's Word do so to their own destruction.
The really sad thing is that most people in that arena probably got all sorts of warm fuzzies, not realizing how God's Word was being misappropriated by spiritual charlatans. In fact, I would conjecture most of them wouldn't care if it was pointed out to them. It is indeed wondrous how so many people can be so easily deceived. Then again, maybe it's not so wondrous given what God says He will do in the last days, when people and large turn their backs on Him . . .
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false (2 Thessalonians 2:11).
Yep. The populace is being groomed to run right into the arms of the Antichrist. And no, I don't think Obama is the Antichrist. He's a stage-setter.
It's sad. It's really, really sad.