Obama’s Christian Experience

Updated:  According to a White House pool report, the first family left the White House on foot this morning for a Holy Eucharist service at St Johns Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square.  This is a rare family experience.

President Barack Hussein Obama claims to have accepted Christianity many years ago under the tutelage of Jeremiah Wright of the Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) in Chicago.  However, numerous works prove that Trinity is a fellowship of heretics teaching the apostasy of “social justice” and “liberation theology.”  It is not a Christian church.

Tulsa Today published an article by Marie Jon titled “Social Justice Chickens Will Come Home to Roost” in June of this year that clearly dispels the assertion that the social justice movement is Christian.  She liberally quoted Erik Rush’s article “The apostasy of social justice Christians.”  In short, “social justice” is little more than incremental Marxism – the greatest mass killer of human life in the history of the planet.

As “liberation theology” founder James Cone preaches, salvation is a battle between the oppressor and the oppressed.  Salvation, he asserts, is a collective action and Obama has stated that apostasy in several public speeches.  For example, in 1995, Obama said, “my individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country …” and again in May of 2008, “our individual salvation depends of collective salvation.”

In the Christian faith, there is no such thing as collective salvation.  Salvation is an individual choice.  It is personal acceptance of Jesus as savior, Son of the living God.

To show the difference, consider the writing of Cone in “Black Theology and Black Power.”  Cone writes, “Black Theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community.  If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer and we had better kill him.  The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community.”

Further on page 150, Cone writes, “The coming of Christ means the denial of what we thought we were.  It means destroying the white devil in us.  Reconciliation to God means that white people are prepared to deny themselves (whiteness) take up the cross (blackness) and follow Christ (black ghetto).”

The Catholic Church as had great experience with “liberation theology” and Pope Benedict XVII in “Truth and Tolerance” on page 116 writes, “Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.  

Anthony Bradley in “Liberating Black Theology” writes in agreement that “liberation theology reduces Christianity to a political theology.”  Bradley has said in recent interviews that liberation theology demands that oppressors [whites and Hebrews] give up position, money and goods to victims in order to be saved, thus dealing with external problems rather than the internal spiritual relationship of the individual.

July 1, 2010 the Pope said liberation theology is “a fundamental threat to the church.”

A Tulsa World editorial positioning statement August 23, asserts, “Barack Obama’s job performance as president is legitimate grounds for debate.  His faith isn’t.”

Tulsa Today strongly disagrees as every president in the history of the country has sat for lengthy interviews on their faith – at least until this current administration.  What are the founding principles of faith of Barack Hussein Obama?  What principles of faith does this administration carry to public policy?

President Barack Hussein Obama has avoided the subject except when talking off the cuff or out of the country.  Once with “Joe the Plumber” asserting that “spreading the wealth around is good for everyone” and when addressing the Muslim world in Turkey he asserted that the United States of America was “no longer a Christian nation.”

Obama on April 16, 2008 said, “It’s no wonder they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiments as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Further back in his personal political history, Obama said on Chicago Public Radio in 2001, “The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth … the tragedies of the civil right movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.”

Redistributive change is Marxism or Communism and it is anti-faith unless you accept the greatest mythical faith of all – that government can create utopia. 

Christians and Jews believe in private property rights.  American history proves individual liberty, creativity, innovation and freedom in free markets creates utopia or as close as humans have come to date.

Islam is a unified life system of government and religion.  It is the exact opposite of modern civilization.  It is a direct contradiction to the principles of self-governance guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Associated Press reports "Obama has attended the Episcopal church three times previously, as well as other churches in the nation’s capital. The Obama family hasn’t settled on a new permanent congregation since coming to Washington."

As his family worships today in a Christian Church, this writer as a Christian, will pray for his individual salvation and that of each member of his family.  I pray God will speak to them and that His grace and mercy will grow within their lives.  

I pray President Obama will speak more of faith – not in a calculated politically important response to a recent Pew Research Center report that notes 18 percent of Americans believe Obama is Muslim or the 43 percent that don’t know his religion.  It must be more than political expediency in a religion of him by him and for him.  What does President Barack Hussein Obama believe?  Maybe today begins his journey to discover personal salvation.  We can all pray for our President.