Dec 16, 2008

Denying Christ Leads To A Disastrous Presidential Legacy

By Bill Wilson

Historians will long debate the merits and the misgivings of the George W. Bush presidency. But few will identify the underlying reason that Bush's two terms were fraught with troubles that spiraled downward even with the best of advice from policymakers. George Bush made public pronouncements during his campaign that signaled he was a Christian and that he would follow Christian values as he governed. But he did not. Yes, he was solid on the pro-life issue, but Christians had to hold him accountable along the way with stern reminders in the selection of Supreme Court Justices and in policy decisions. Other issues, however, revealed a lack of fundamental Biblical understanding.

Bush was the very first president to openly advocate a Palestinian state carved from the traditional Biblical lands of Israel. It is one thing to state such intentions publicly, yet another to act on them. Bush spent the better part of eight years pressuring Israel to give up land for peace. He forced elections resulting in terrorists being legitimized by holding political office. The eviction of Israeli citizens from their homes in Gaza resulted in the first test of so-called "Palestinians" living side by side in peace with Israel. The newly elected terrorist group Hamas took over and has relentlessly attacked Israeli citizens ever since. Genesis 12:3 says of Israel, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee."

On November 20, 2003, Bush responded to a reporter's question about whether Muslims and Christians worship the same god, "I believe we worship the same God." On October 26, 2004, Bush told ABC News in response to a similar question: "I think we do. We have different routes to getting to the Almighty." And on October 4, 2007, Bush told Al Arabiya, "I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God." Here Bush denied the basis of the Christian belief as stated by Jesus Christ in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes unto the Father but by me."

In a December 8th interview with ABC News, Bush was asked if the Bible was literally true. He replied, "Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it." Historians and political enthusiasts can debate all they want about why the United States was continuously at war, faced an implosion of the economy, and nationalized the banking and mortgage industry during the term of George W. Bush. To me its simple. A man professing Christ was unable or unwilling to hold to Biblical and Christian standards in his decision-making and policies. He is a man in need of fervent prayer. Jesus said in Matthew 10:33, "But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."