Before leaving the house for church yesterday (1/10/2016), I skimmed a brief article linked to Facebook indicating that the current president of the United States might be seeking the position of United Nations Secretary General.
This is probably a hoax was my initial thought. I’ll have to research this after church. After church, my research indicated that Obama’s seeking the position of United Nations Secretary General had been reported in various media outlets, including, but not limited to, the Jerusalem Post and townhall.com, and the Washington Times. Yes, some of these outlets are conservative leaning, but the number of outlets carrying this story means that there must be some truth to it.
Like most of us, the first time I heard Barak Obama speak was at the 2004 Democrat National Convention. At the time he was an Illinois State Senator. Some of the things he said gave me an uneasy feeling. Furthermore, the democrats were slobbering all over themselves and all that was on the news the next day was Barak Obama, that state senator from Illinois. I was also disturbed by the way folks seemed almost in a state of worship toward him.
Contained his Obama’s acceptance speech for the Democrat party’s nomination for President in 2008 is the following: “Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…” To me, this sounded a little “out there.” Had a Republican said something like this, the liberal media would have immediately declared him or her mentally imbalanced.
The way that democrats/liberals were worshipping this guy during the campaign was also scary. After being elected president, he was immediately awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for virtually doing nothing. The Norwegian committee indicated that he was accolated because it was anticipated that he would evolve into an outstanding world leader for the cause of peace. I’ve never heard of such…getting an award before actually doing anything to qualify for it. People all over the world seem to fall in lockstep with the new U.S. President, who was often depicted as Christ-like or Messianic.
In the Bible, Jesus said that he would come again. While no one except God, the Father, knows when that day will come, followers of Christ are given signs for which to watch that will signal his coming. The Bible also indicates that there will be many false Christs and false prophets that will come and go. It is also indicated in the Bible that there will be one false Christ that will arise and will be anointed ruler over the world before Christ’s second coming. This ruler will make war against Israel and those who are believers in Christ. This false Christ will be a liar and deceiver and cause many on earth to bow down and worship him.
How many people out there love Barak Obama, but couldn’t intelligently discuss his policies or his political philosophy?
Barak Obama is half black and how many blacks worship him, but couldn’t intelligently discuss any of his policies. I confronted one such Obama worshipper who is a black liberal. After the passage of Obamacare in 2010, she said that she loved Obamacare when it hadn’t even “kicked in” yet. I also confronted this person and told her that I hoped that she wasn’t worshipping Obama just because he’s half black (I have just as much in common ethnically with him as she does). She replied, “Oh no. I just love what he’s doing.” This was really scared me. For crying out loud, there were areas where I didn’t agree with Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. An intelligent, politically astute person, is not going to agree with his or her elected officials on everything. If you do, you’re a light weight.
While this president has indicated that he practices Christianity, he touts Islam much more than he touts Christianity.
He’s continually lectured the American people that we shouldn’t judge an entire religion/philosophy by the acts of a few people. He has also made no effort to rescue those Christians who are being persecuted in foreign nations.
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, while Obama was reading from the Bible at Ground Zero, he seemed uncomfortable. Those of us who grew up going to church and reading scripture develop an ebb and flow in our reading. Obama did not have this ebb and flow. His reading was choppy, making a few of us observe that he was indeed out of place reading from the Bible. Yes, I know he sang the hymn, “Amazing Grace” at the funeral of the nine church members who were shot in Charleston. However, that doesn’t change the fact that he appeared very uncomfortable reading scripture on 9/11/2011.
The job of the president of the United States is undoubtedly the most difficult job in the world. No president in my lifetime has come out of it without having aged substantially. When finishes his or her term as president, why would you want to take on something else that is difficult and carries great responsibility? As a former president, you are expected to make speeches, write your memoirs, perform certain tasks that the current president might assign to you, etc. You’ve run the race, you deserve some solitude and respect.
So why would any president soon to leave office want to jump back into the fire?
Some Obama-zombies might say that he’s still young and energetic, perfectly capable of another responsible position. Most presidents are older than 55 when they leave office, so they’re already senior citizens or about to be senior citizens. Still, it’s very strange.
In my above statements, I’m not drawing any conclusions. While the Bible explains a lot of things, it also leaves a lot of things unexplained. There are things we don’t know and will not know until Jesus returns to earth and the believers in Christ are transformed.