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.

9 comments:

jim said...

What's sad is you're straining very hard to turn the verse from Hebrews into something cynical.

To conclude an oration with a call to heed the Biblical admonition of holding fast to the hope that we confess is to reaffirm the promise that God made to Abraham.

You clearly want to denigrate Democrats only (you don't bother to mention any other Party), and your shameless effort to distort Obama's use of the verse is, itself, an unworthy political subterfuge.

Stan McCullars said...

Jim,

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23)

Could their confession be:

Abortions for everyone!!!

Obamacide forever!!!

Shameless? Sure. On Obama's part.

Solameanie said...

Jim,

First, I said clearly that a Republican doing so would be just as wrong. Didn't see that, did you? Obama wasn't talking about hope in Christ, so you might as well quit carping. My viewpoint stands.

Second, I am a conservative and I believe Obama would be a disaster. I make no apologies for that viewpoint. Everyone these days is always squalling about an end to partisanship. I actually believe in partisanship. Political parties have different viewpoints for different reasons. Scripture itself says "how can two walk together unless they be agreed." I don't agree with Democrats and liberals. I oppose their worldview and philosophy. And will continue to do so, whether anyone likes it or not.

Strong Tower said...

Sola,

But don't you know that you are to be criticized, not criticize. Haven't you learned your place yet? You know the routine, "Don't do as we do, do what we tell you to do." If you'd just take your seat in the back of the bus, you'd get along with da Dems. And make sure you use the designated drinking fountain...

jim said...

Of course I saw the reference to "If John McCain or any Republican does the same thing...", but your title gives your bias away. Why not "What Is It With POLITICIANS and Scripture?!?"?

You don't bother to cite any Republican examples despite many that exist and also the fact that the head of the Bush administration's faith-based initiative resigned and called the effort a sham.

You demean your own argument with sophomoric name-calling that would get you flunked on a freshman essay. What name do you have for McCain for the way he treated his first wife before he divorced her?

First, remove the mote from your own eye.

Solameanie said...

Jim,

Everything you're flinging at me can be flung back at you. "Sophomoric" for example. Not bad for someone who appears to have reading comprehension problems.

Let me state it again so you can understand it. I AM A CONSERVATIVE. I am not a liberal. That is my worldview, that is my philosophy. I am not going to agree with a liberal or socialist worldview. Period. Get over it.

Second, I nailed Obama on his use of Scripture because it just happened. It's called commenting on current events. I haven't heard a Republican candidate do it of late. When I do, I'll nail them also. I am not going to go Googling for past occurances to satisfy you.

I am here to advocate my own viewpoint on things. This blog is not a smorgasbord where everyone comes in ollie ollie oxen free and everyone's views are given equal validity. That might go well with a postmodern mind, but I am not friendly to postmodernism, as you should have discerned by now.

For your own mental and physical health's sake, go spend time reading at Move On or the Daily Kos. That will be more up your alley. All I'll do is raise your blood pressure.

Strong Tower said...

jimnonomous,

Who are you? Isn't it quite sophomoric to hide your identity?

Let me guess, unless there is an equivocation, there is no validity to the argument? Such that, if the U.S. invades Irag, it could never be out of an honest motive because look at what the U.S. did to ______. What is it with you liberals? If the criticism is BHO's illegitimate use of Scripture, why can't that be the topic without bringing to bear upon it an equivocation? Is that the juvenile way that Democrats react?

You know it is, you just did it.

Speak to the subtance of the issue, then if you want you can post something on your own blog criticizing McCain, or you could take the time to read more of Sola's posts and maybe get the idea that he is not merely a party man. And if your testicles ever drop, maybe you can fill out a profile so that others can see that you are a real little boy and not a wooden one with strings attached. And that mote thing, man you cannot see that what Obama did was wrong or that he does it repeatedly, and then you turn around and criticize the criticizer. Wow, now that is a big mote.

What is a mote by the way? No fair looking it up.

I personally hate the faith based inititive as much as I hate the Radical based intitiatives that Obamesiah was involved in with his litte terrorist friend Ayers. Personally, I don't like Bush, I think his policies for the most part are far to far to the left. McCain, I have tons of problems with, but my policy is that you can never get as far left as the Democrat SS. Even if another JFK were to arise, I wouldn't vote for him because politics has become nothing but numbers, and the position of the Democrat Party is so locked in to the liberationist mold, there is no one who takes the Democrat monicker who is to be trusted. Even though Bush is a moderate/liberal and not conservative, he is still far right of the extremists that rule the Dems. Surely I do not want another marxist like Ginsburg on the SC, which is what we will get with Bbbbbama. (He studders worse than Bush but he can control it like bush does, if he reads a prepared script)

Now, I am ready to condemn any corruption, and Obama is as corrupt as they come. If anyone were to pin anything on Bush as clearly and as easily as Obama's ideologue associations is demonstrated, I would just as likely condemn him for such association. For instance, Bush in his univeralism joined the group of liberal "christians" I have often condemned (the same kind as Obama's founded upon the same blasphemous use of Scripture). I condemn Bush for joining in prayer with other religions that by nature are the enemies of Christ. His kind of ecumenicalism is found all around evangelicalism and I condemn it all, even people like Billy Graham when he does as Obama and Bush do. When the Democrats have substantive evidence against Bush, they will bring charges, though there is not much time left. If Obama gets in and we (conservatives) through some miracle regain a Republican Congressional majority, I would hope that they look deeply into Obama's financial records and investigate what happened to the 110 million dollars that was filtered to radical activist groups in Chicago. My guess is that the questionable loans he was floated by his radical friends were a quid pro quo for his compliance with the agenda. But, we will have to wait until that time. Right now we can point out the known faults with the evidence that is available and if you don't like it, you can take your ball and go home and play with yourself because you seem not to be able to play with others well.

Strong Tower said...

Whoops, I just did something bad. I clicked on the tag for McCain, and I was right. Sola has criticized McCain.

Sorry to blow your game, jimnomous.

Palm boy said...

So thats what you were talking about.

Sharp.