“It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama…” –Jamie Foxx (Soul Train Awards, November 25, 2012)
You’re kidding me right? When my wife read this the following morning and sent me the link I was infuriated. I didn’t know what to think or say. How could we have grown so careless when it comes to God? The statement was horrendous in and of itself; however, the cheering crowd is what got me. Can we so flippantly discredit Christ and His sacrifice on the cross and replace Him with Barack Obama?
As I was sitting in my office I got to thinking about why the people were cheering. Thinking about why they gave way to such emotion and zeal. Well it’s true, it’s because Barack Obama saved them! WOAH! I know what you’re thinking, how could I say such a thing as a minister. Well, really he has saved them. He saved them from work and entitled them to laziness. He has saved them from accountability and given them cell phones and amenities. He has saved them from righteousness and given them temptation by giving them government paid for contraception and government funded abortions.
Promoting and encouraging them to live immoral ungodly lives because there is no real consequence! So, the truth is he has saved them and enslaved us. You see, that “free” money has to come from somewhere. Still trying to figure out where? Your pocket! Now, we have to work harder than ever for comparatively less than we have ever made in history and still pay outrageous taxes and strive to maintain functioning lives.
We as a nation are no longer upholding the scriptural admonition of, “to whom much is given much will be required (Luke 12:48).” Nor do we stand by Godly principles like “if a man does not work neither shall he eat (II Thessalonians 3:10).” So to the lazy and opportunist, Barack Obama is just that a savior from that which God has commanded and expected since the beginning of time!
Don’t be fooled friends, you see; a real savior sacrifices himself not the people or their possessions. He gives of his own and only expects that with his gift you do right.
There is but one true Savor, His name Jesus Christ, His life a far cry from that of the one set before you in Barack Obama. No, not Obama but Jesus is a Savior. A Savior, who so lovingly left a home in Heaven, came to earth, lived a sinless life and paid a ransom that I could never pay on a cruel and rugged cross.
When Jesus was angered that they turned His Father’s house into a den of thieves he flipped the money tables and drove the people out with a whip! However, no one likes to talk about righteous anger and Jesus from that perspective. Never the less, the time for righteous anger is now!
As liberal’s try to strip our country from its Christian roots I remind you, it is Jesus who is the King and reigns from everlasting to everlasting (Micah 2:5). No matter the president, it’s only 4 years. My Lord and Savior is empowered to save forever!