Saul, Herod, Obama
Friday morning past, I read 1 Samuel 16:7, as part of my daily devotions. It’s a passage I’ve read countless times, but it reverberated anew in the wake of recent observations.
The passage reads: “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
The passage caused me to think of Ephesians 5:9, “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth.”
Why, you ask, am I mentioning this? I mention it because Obama’s outward appearance – specifically the color of his skin has blinded most blacks specifically, and others in general who claim to be Christians, while they ignore in Obama the very things that God spoke directly to pursuant to leaders and those who claim to be believers in Christ.
Proverbs 6:16-19 reads: “These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
Now, with the weight of God’s Word as my witness, how can any true, born-again minister of God applaud Obama (or his wife, but I’m not talking about her right now)? On October 23, I commented on my Facebook page, “Joshua Dubois, who is supposedly a Pentecostal minister has authored a book titled, ‘The President’s Devotional.’ It’s supposedly a collection of devotions he sent to Obama daily…I’d like to know how a true, born-again Pentecostal minister could remotely praise a mendacious liar, an advocate of murdering unborn children, an advocate of homosexual intercourse, and those [are] just for starts.” And don’t give me the old “no one’s perfect” and “we all need Jesus” lines in reference to Obama.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Joshua Dubois is a minister in the tradition of Jeremiah Wright, what about the other ministers who claim to be born-again men of God and leaders in their community? Can support for murdering unborn children be defined as “goodness and righteousness” displayed as “Fruit of the Spirit”? Forget what Lucifer’s children would try to argue as reasonable; God’s perspective on homosexuality is clearly stated in Leviticus 20:13. God’s word reads: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination…” God called the act punishable by death with their blood upon them. And yet Obama advocates homosexual marriage and the contamination of our military with the practice of open homosexuality. What do we as Christians follow, the words of God or the words of man?
God can be no plainer than his scriptures, stating that God hates “a proud look, a lying tongue…and he that soweth discord among the brethren.” Obama knowingly lied, even though his most trusted advisors tried to convince him against doing so, pursuant to our ability to keep our doctors and to keep our current health plans. Obama was fully aware that nearly 70 percent of Americans with individual health plans would have them canceled and be forced to enroll in Obamacare. He knowingly lied to the Catholic Church saying Catholic hospitals would not be forced to comply with abortion and birth control provisions mandated in Obamacare.
There was no ambiguity. Obama knowingly and purposefully lied, and he lied to get his way even though by doing so tens of millions of people will be harmed. His arrogant, troublesome behavior, and his lying are compounded because as we witnessed with Saul and Herod, God demands more of His leaders.
Obama himself knowingly and repeatedly lied, and he encouraged his subordinates to lie while Americans and families mourned the loss of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty who were murdered in Benghazi.
Obama has done nothing to promote racial harmony. To the contrary, we can document incident after incident of his helping to promote racial disharmony, starting within his own Justice Department.
If we are Christians, the indwelling Holy Spirit of God keeps our minds focused on God and His will. That is undeniable fact. Ergo I contend there is only one reason for Obama omitting the words “under God” in his version of the Gettysburg Address – he is not a Christian.
If we are children of God, the mind of God is in us. On what level can that be said of Obama?
Black people and black ministers specifically, and pretend-to-be Christians in general, look at the color of Obama’s skin, his swagger, and they swoon, but God looks on the color of Obama’s heart and sees darkness.
Obviously my words can be applied to John Boehner, Karl Rove, Nancy Pelosi, and nearly all other politicians. But other politicians aren’t afforded the dismissal of their actions as Obama is because other politicians aren’t held to a lower standard based on their skin color.[adsanity id=10196 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here