Is President Barack Obama an agent of satan? I kind of laughed when I wrote that because it seems so epic and at the same time so Wes Craven. I have heard this question asked in conversation and have seen some prominent pastors bring up our president’s faith. I have also heard people who are elephants and donkeys discuss our president’s worth and success. So I decided to chime in on another topic we at UnLearning should never discuss.
Christ in Politics. If Obama was actually the Anti-Christ, what would that mean to you? The Bible tells us clearly about Anti-Christs. Go here. So, if he was the antichrist, what would you do? I mean really. What would you do? Could you be the positive-christ and fix it? Noooooooooooo. What are we talking about here? Jesus has this all handled. Bad things are going to happen.
Bad things happen all the time. Bad things will happen to you in a couple minutes from now. But you aren’t going to stop reading this post to go hide in a cushion room forever. So why are people discussing this on the internet, in conversation, and even church? Because we all want to figure it out. And by “it” I mean what’s going to happen in this world so WE can control our lives. Oh the evil truth:
The reason people talk about who the Antichrist is, is because they want to figure out the future and put their destiny in their own hands. But it doesn’t work that way. In fact that is actually the really evil part of all of this. We doubt God. And honestly that’s normal. But when we place our silly human judgement on others, it quickly escalates to scary situations. If we are talking about how evil the President is rather than praying for him, his family, and the leaders around him, then we are the sinners.
We are to submit. Jesus told the disciples to render or give to Caesar what was Caeasers. Jesus was saying that on this earth, serve and honor your political leaders. He didn’t say talk bad about them on FoxNews or CNN.
And since I brought this up, it’s pretty interesting to me that people lost their minds about our cussing posts and backed up their anger with scripture. Do the same people cheer when a biased news media televison host says the most terrible things about our president and political leaders that we as a country voted to have in office?
How about that Ephesians 4:29 verse people quoted us?
A lot of unwholesome talk happens with politics these days and christians are the big-time culprits. Maybe that verse is only about other words for poop. To me, however, slamming the President to each other seems to be very coarse language indeed. Anyway…
Getting back to Jesus, does anyone actually believe Barack Obama is a worse, more cruel, less godly, evil leader than a Caesar? I mean Caesar said he was God. He was anti-christ. But God handled that. God uses everyone regardless of themselves, to bring glory to Himself and to redeem creation. We all know people who say they are christians but their lives have no reflection of Christ’s work in them. Why aren’t we calling them antichrists? If they are not for Jesus totally, then they are against him. But we don’t do that to our friends and family because we actually know them and care about their future destination. Also it is really uncomfortable to call your Uncle Carl an Antichrist.
My point is that anyone who denies Jesus as the true Christ is anti-christ. So for those of us that claim Jesus as Lord, why are we focusing on our judgements of whether that is true or not. We have to stop talking and writing to each other and talk to Jesus instead.
Pray and don’t talk so much. I talk…and write too much. I need to pray and listen more. We all need to tell God everything and then wait and listen. Why are you talking to Leroy about how bad someone is, rather than talk to Jesus? You can tell Jesus anything. Even the thoughts and feelings you are very wrong about! I believe that’s why David was called a man after God’s own heart. He held nothing back from God. Even really scary death wishes!
Psalm 137:9 He wants his enemies children to be smashed on rocks!
Psalm 55:15 David prays that his enemies would be buried alive!
Those verses don’t sound like Jesus, but David also always submitted to God’s plan, regardless of his heart’s desire. He refused to kill King Saul because God had anointed him. David said anything and everything in prayer, so you should too. Say it to Jesus though, not just your best pal Sandra.
Let me be clear that it is not a sin to care about politics or your country.
In fact that can lead to helping the less fortunate and bringing God glory. We christians though, must be sure to discuss the issues rather than speculation that leads to anger, mistrust, and makes christians look like we are full of hate. The Bible’s only commands concerning politics is to submit and pray.
So regardless of our fears and judgments, Jesus doesn’t sweat anything. People will be anti-christ and anti-christian. I praise God for that and I tell Him what I’d like to have happen to them, but so far He keeps reminding me of my sin first! Jesus has a really good memory. Dang.
What do you think?
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