"Pastor" Obama lectures nation using scripture

…but doesn’t want  a reference to obama-monk-resizedJesus’ name showing behind him.

The anointed one, Barak Obama (aka Barry Soetero) is at it again. This guy can’t decide whether he wants to be savior in chief or the president.

This time, for his speech at Georgetown University, the White House wanted all symbols covered that might be visible while Obama was speaking. University officials put a black triangle over the insignia IHS,  widely seen as a reference to Christ.

Everytime Obama uses scripture, he misuses it to lend some sort of credence for his policies. Dr. Robert Gagnon, a bible scholar based in Pittsburgh warned last year that Obama was using religion (or at least his brand of it) to shape political policies. Personally, yes he’s entitled to his warped view of Christianity, but I take offense at the president misusing scripture to justify his actions. To me, he seems to be throwing bones to the church folk.

According to CNS News, while Obama didn’t want the name of Christ visible, he had no problem using a quote from Christ’s sermon on the mount during his address.

“There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said.

“We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”[source]

Thanks for the reminder that sand is deadly oh sagacious one. Too bad Obama doesn’t apply that to his abuse of scripture in regards to homosexuality and abortion in this country.  Both are built on the sands of cultural vicissitudes. And maybe if Obama spent some time in a legitimate Christian church, he would know that.

h/t to: charmedia

graphic courtesy of The Blacksphere

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27 thoughts on “"Pastor" Obama lectures nation using scripture

  1. Great post Pastor Foster!! Excellent points all around. ObamaFRAUD is so clueless about Scripture – he doesn’t even know that the “Rock” is a metaphor referring to building our “house” (where we live!) on Jesus!!

    Last night, a blogger named Euripides wrote this:

    Cover Up
    White House staff asked Georgetown University to cover up the name of Jesus that appeared on a stage where President Obama gave a speech. (CNS News) Apparently Obama, nor his staff wanted the televised speech to have any symbols that would (choose one): a) connect Obama with Christianity; b) connect Obama with any religion whatsoever; or c) upstage the media concept that Obama is the Messiah.

    In response, I posted the following answer to NObama’s obvious errors:

    I was originally horrified by this action from Obama. Still am. But I now realize that it is par for the course for this Muslim (or atheist) who is a Christian pretender!!

    However, because Obama is lacking in any biblical wisdom, I just have to laugh at all of his faux pas that keep adding up on a daily basis.

    I hate his mockery against Jesus Christ. But after all – we all know what a fool Obama is.

    Psa 2:4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

    Psa 37:13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

    Along with the Lord, I laugh at Obama’s foolishness!

    Thanks for the laugh…I really needed that!
    *******
    An “anonymous” blogger chastised me in response:

    First off, Christine… I truly hope you are kidding because otherwise you are extremely ignorant for saying Obama is a Muslim pretending to be Christian. Lord only knows that the leader of a nation built on the separation of church and state might not want to be publicly recorded endorsing only one religion.

    And then, anonymous also added this:

    Christine: It’s not very Christian of you to judge another Christian like you are doing. “He who is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” John 8:7 Obama is not a Muslim. Why don’t you go do a service project and help someone in need, instead of judging just how Christian someone is?

    Isn’t this just SO TYPICAL? No one is supposed to judge the obvious anti-Christian actions of another Christian? What planet does this person live on? Oh yeah…that’s right Planet Relativism.

    Excellent, excellent post D.L.!!

  2. Good article, but you erred by claiming IHS means “In His Service.” It actually stands for Jesus. Rudolph F. Norden, in “Symbols & Their Meanings,” says, “A monogram that often adorns paraments, vestments, banners, and the like is the IHC. It stands for the first three letters of IHCOYC – or Iesous, if written in small letters – namely, Jesus. Another form is IHS [the form you cited] which is of later origin. The C comes closer to the way the Greek sigma (English S) was then written as a capital letter.”

    GCMW: Thanks for that correction Glenn

  3. “Good article, but you erred by claiming IHS means “In His Service.” It actually stands for Jesus.”

    The fact that “it actually stands for Jesus” makes Obama’s actions even worse and all the more despicable!!

    I wonder. Would he go into a Mosque to speak and cover up a symbol of Islam while speaking there?

  4. Christine, we all know the answer to that. Obama has been tripping over himself as of late to soothe Islam and let them know he is a friend. Wink. Wink.
    Secondly, they would be OUTRAGED at him if he even suggested one of their religious symbols or related artifacts were covered. He knows that, he was raised in the most muslim populated country in the world. But not a problem to cover up Jesus’ name and then prostitute God’s word for his own agenda. If it were me, I would have rescinded the invitation.

  5. “….but I take offense at the president misusing scripture to justify his actions. To me, he seems to be throwing bones to the church folk.”

    (Psalm 119:165) Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

    GCMW: You and Obama do great job at misusing scripture. The word “offend” means to stumble. IOW, if I trust God’s word, I wont fall. Cross ref Jude 24,25

  6. Thanks!

    Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall cause them to stumble.

    is that better?

    So, why not trust God’s word and stop hating (stumbling – to strike the foot against something, as in walking or running) against Obama?

    GCMW: so its “hating” (cliched worldly term) now to speak against someone perverting the Word of the Lord for personal gain? When satan did that tempting Jesus, was it right or should we just ignore that satan misquoted, missapplied and perverted God’s word?

  7. I’m curious to know….what deems a word as worldy? If you read the story of Joseph and his brothers thouroughly it will give you a good definition of what hating is. it actually talks about levels of hate…..but i digress.

    whether the word “hating” is a worldly term in YOUR book or not…it still is what it is…and it is what you are doing and have been doing against obama. do a search through your blog with the key word Obama..you’ll see for yourself.

    2-tempting and referencing scripture are two different things. We have to ask ourselves when dealing with temptation..Is it building something or destroying? Satan was attempting to destroy Jesus when misusing the word. He tried to get Jesus to throw himself off a mountain…tempting him with the word.

    How was Obama’s reference to Jesus’ parable tempting? Building our economy on a rock is a good thing. regardless of how you interpret it.

  8. im not advocating what he did was right, i just wonder why we’reso attached to these retarded symbols to point to christ. those letters mean absolutely nothing to me. i don’t know what they mean, nor do i care. lets stay with power, which is in the name. i dont like him covering or removing JESUS from anything, but that’s what unbelievers do. The church should be ashamed for replacing JESUS with whatever the symbol or letters that were placed up there were.

    Is that latin? I don’t speak those languages, nor will knowing that help me cast out a devil so I cant put much stock in it, especially when I cant find it in the Bible. now the removal of Jesus, there are plenty of examples so if I can be upset about anything its that.

    But come on people of God, stick to the power. JESUS

    I dont think he’s muslim either, he’s just like every other new age thinker in terms of his world view, and attempts to employ ghandi-esque etiquette when addressing what comes across as hostile to american identity. I used ghandi b/c our own martin luther king jr who everyone cries over used this method instead of relying on his Bible, adn we herald him as the greatest hting since sliced bread. i respect his accomplishments but abhor his filthy life, both MLK and ghandi.

    so im upset about the overall removal of JESUS not the IHC so much, and this is only an example of our society. Where;s the outcry about G-Town, supposedly christian allowing this?

  9. PB, I know the stars are still in your eyes and you “stumble” over anyone “hating” on Obama. You cant help but run to his defense. Its understandable.

    Having said that, if your only defense of Obama’s spurrious actions are that people are so-called “hating”, then your commenting on this particular post will come to a speedy end.

  10. I honestly chuckled when Obama’s comment on building America on the rock and not sand…As you mention, his contradictory actions in office as well as at this ceremony makes it seem so cheesy and all just laughable….he is using the same thing many of these New Age gurus are using to hook Christians in…and yes I totally agree with you, I’m living in Saudi Arabia now, and it’s unbelievable the degree to which Islam pervades everything that they do; there’s no question how Muslims would respond if he were to cover their symbols…it just amazes me how Christians in this past decade are growing increasingly apathetic when it comes to how this country, the media, and politicians are treating our faith

  11. ..Saudia Arabia broke up the whole Olympics a few years ago over the Olympics posting some religious symbol central to Islam on a flag–it was a huge deal…and in Christendom, you just don’t get that intensity of response nor concern when people run roughshed over what represents us…

  12. p28, I dont think its a matter of being attached to symbols to the point where symbols are God, but in all honesty symbols arent to be diminished as if they mean nothing at all. I wont go into all the symbolism threaded into scripture which is as equally important as its literalism, but suffice to say Obama’s actions are reprehensible. Why does an alleged Christian want a Christian symbol at a Christian school (more or less) covered?

    Obama does possess a new age worldview which is obviously anti-Bible. I dont think this is a “power of God” issue, but a civic one in which citizens should not have the president sending messages that he does not want to be seen in public with anything that represents them or their faith.

    As I said before were it me, and he wanted the symbol covered, he would not have spoken there.

  13. im not diminishing symbolism of scripture, but as i said that particular symbol cannot be found nowhere in scripture. there are places where people built altars in remembrance and called it a name referring to God’s attributes, but is that what that symbol means? but we wouldnt confuse the altar with God. its only a place of worship.

    or is it just another way of displaying Jesus without coming out and saying it? as i said before, why not just stick to the things that actually have power. those symbols that do have power are the sacraments, b/c Jesus said to do them in remembrance and that these were placed there to edify the saints. communion and baptism, foot washing all done by Jesus.

    but we allow all this other stuff like wearing garments for special occasions, and they become more important than getting folks delivered. i think that’s absolutely it, we are making it into God. what would God say about the actual symbol. nothing in my opinion.

    I havent quite gathered that anyone is saying this IS Jesus’s name, but that it is a symbol of his name, points to his name, suggests his name. i don’t think that cuts it based on scripture. if its not his name, theres no power in it. maybe religion, but no spiritual authority.

    so we have to be careful with this. but you’re absolutely right, that the bottom line is the disassociation with Christianity. GOD IS NOT PLEASED WITH THIS AT ALL .

    but at the same time i still think the use of the symbol begs the question of why we put so much stock in things symbolizing but not found in the Bible. b/c in the end if we have to explain non-biblical symbols to believers such as myself then there’s some issue with having it at all. soudns like dressed up idolatry in its infancy. this seems to me the reason he can get away with this, b/c he’s only doing it a different way. we make IHS Jesus (removing Jesus); he removed IHS (we complain that its really removing Jesus). this is silly.

    to us these days is so much easier to say something suggesting Jesus rather than just say Jesus. why have code for Jesus? especially when the world is professing their anti-christ beliefs openly?

  14. A liberal Christian doesn’t understand the Sermon on the Mount? What’s new?! It is so odd that they would quote it so often when if they understood it they’d hate it. Think of how intolerant Jesus is in it, going around telling everyone how their giving, praying, worshiping, etc. is all wrong. Who does He think he is?

  15. let’s see here…
    the words Obama and lectures – in one sentence?

    that’s like saying buffet and no eating in one sentence… I just turn away and start singing

    wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round they go… 🙂

  16. Obama: There can only be one, ‘One’.

    Some people have argued that Obama does not want to use religion to further a political ideology. However, Obama did evoke the Sermon on the Mount, at this Georgetown appearance, to further his economic agenda. Although Obama failed to mention Jesus Christ by name for the Sermon on the Mount.

    “There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said.

    “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”

    The last statement is particularly ironic since building your house upon a ‘ROCK‘ means to build your house with Christ as the foundation. Obama decided to blot out the real foundation from the timeless parable.

    See the hi-res pictures:
    http://tinyurl.com/djtzgm

  17. Hate to tell ya folks, but Obama using (mis-using) scripture like this give many Christians a warm and fuzzy feeling. He never would have been elected without broad support from christians.

  18. He never would have been elected without broad support from christians.

    Yes, and that’s the most irritating thing of all. I know so Christians who were willfully ignorant or just didn’t care about his pro-abortion views. I think discernment is at an all time low.

  19. What is the “Rock” in which President Obama intents to rebuild the house?…….HMMM himself, so he’s the anwser.

    To me he uses scripture(s) to make a connection with Christian’s knowing nothing about it. He may say he’s an christain/ Islam/etc in which his views are diversity.

    Jesus tells us only through him;not being diversity.

  20. This reminds me of history of the Roman Church and the Emperor. How that the Emperor said, he was a christain and used the Church to control that power.

  21. gcmwatch wrote:
    “…yes he’s entitled to his warped view of Christianity, but I take offense at the president misusing scripture to justify his actions. To me, he seems to be throwing bones to the church folk…”

    ~I agree, and after reading the full text of the speech I think “bones” are being tossed not only to “church folk” but to “Muslim folk” as well.
    (full text found here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/04/14/The-House-Upon-a-Rock/) I apologize; don’t know how to shorten the link.

    Excerpt from Whitehouse Blog –
    “It was founded upon a rock. We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand. We must build our house upon a rock. We must lay a new foundation for growth and prosperity –…
    …It’s a foundation built upon five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century: (con’t)

    ~”…a foundation built upon FIVE PILLARS….”
    I find it hard to believe that this isn’t a veiled reference to the Five Pillars of Islam. Or at the very least an attempt to use language familar to those of the Muslim faith.

    “Bones” for the Christians; “Bones” for the Muslims?

  22. Thanks Eld Carl. After reading this, I am still trying to wrap my mind around this man’s mongrel beliefs.

    He seems to be a mixture of everything opposed to biblical faith but he’s learned to make is sound very close to it.

    All of his church supporters should read this and compare it to what the Bible says.

    And then, STOP calling him a Christian brother.

  23. I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the tone of the article and the comments. For a moment, I thought I was on some rabid, right wing website. I believe there can be dialogue about President Obama’s religious beliefs, etc. without the rhetoric. Take this:

    “The anointed one, Barak Obama (aka Barry Soetero) is at it again. This guy can’t decide whether he wants to be savior in chief or the president.”

    Why would a Christian website feel that it is ok to write such a sentence in an article? I don’t know of anyone – myself included – who considers President Obama the “Anointed One.” (Yes, I voted for him.) Where did the “saviour in Chief” come from?

    Furthermore, don’t most politicians use scripture, “to lend some sort of credence” for his/her policies or to corral support from a specific group of people? President Bush “misused” scriptures in a few of his speeches as well. Did gcmwatch write articles about that? (I was unaware of your website then. I just want to know if you’re consistent in your criticisms of Presidents.)

    I honestly could care less whether you voted for President Obama or not – that’s not the point of my comments. But I certainly expect more from a Christian website. Again, there can be dialogue about his statements without the rhetoric.

    GCMW: No, GCM Watch didn’t write any articles about President Bush’s use/misuse of scripture. But just for contrast and comparison sake would you cite all the examples of use/misuse of scripture by President Bush?

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