Reason #7: Obama Has No Bona Fide Christian Testimony
Hello, I am Rev. Don Hamer on behalf of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission with reason number 7, why Barack Obama, who claims to be a Christian, is not a Christian by any biblical or historic standard.
By Obama’s own account of his essential elements of true biblical conversion are lacking, namely, conviction of sin, repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world. When asked if he believed in sin, Obama said “Yes.” But when asked to define it, Obama said sin is, “Being out of alignment with my values.”
Obama said he feels most aligned spiritually “when I’m being true to myself.”
According to the Bible, when man sins, he sins against a Holy God in the violation of God’s holy law.
Sin is not based on any man’s standards. Righteousness is obedience to God and his word.
Obama is offended by the notion that all people need Christ in order to be saved.
“The difficult thing about… Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize... There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they're going to hell.” So, if Jesus is not a Savior who rescues from hell, then who is Jesus to Obama?
“Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher.”
This is not the testimony of a true Christian.
For Obama, Jesus is merely a historical figure not the risen and living Lord. For Obama, Jesus is merely “a” bridge in the “Christian faith,” not the only bridge for all mankind. For Obama, Jesus is a means to some vague “higher” thing.
To the Christian, knowing and experiencing Christ is the highest attainment of the Christian life.
Obama venerates doubt, which is contrary to the assurance of eternal salvation and truth which Christ gives his people. Asked if he was “born again,” Obama answered, “Yeah … [but] I retain… a suspicion of dogma… I think that religion at it's best comes with a big dose of doubt… I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die.”
Asked to describe the day he was converted Obama denies that there was any kind of supernatural enlightenment or an epiphany or a specific moment when he finally “got it.” “I think it was just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me.”
Obama’s testimony does not have the marks of a bona fide biblical conversion.
Jesus gives his assurance that “He who believes on me has everlasting life,” and “I go to prepare a place for you!”
When asked where he finds inspiration, Obama does not mention a relationship with Christ. He does mentions a lot of things church, but not Jesus.
When asked who was his role model he mentions Gandi. “Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man who acted and risked everything on behalf of those values but never slipped into intolerance or dogma. He seemed to always maintain an air of doubt about him.” No mention of Christ.
Without the public admission that you are lost in sin and that you have turned from your sin and put your faith in Christ and his shed blood as the only remedy for sin, you are not truly converted.
Who are you going to believe, God and his Word or Obama?
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