Dec 17, 2008

Obama's Spiritual Dilemma And Upcoming Chaos

By Bill Wilson

Within hours after Barack Hussein Obama announced that he would make a major speech from an Arab capital to "reboot America's image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular,'' his transition team faced a major crisis. Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges for trying to sell the senate seat Obama vacated for the presidency. Since then there has been several denials and miscommunications as to whether Obama or any member of his team discussed the senate seat with the estranged governor. Obama first said there were no discussions by either him or his staff, yet this is conflicting with statements made by his political advisor and his Chief of Staff.

Obama will face several major ongoing crisis both economically, internationally and now, politically. Many of these he inherited as carryovers from the Bush Administration. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terror in general; the economic challenges faced by having to pay for these expensive wars, the woes permeated by an artificial run up in oil prices, and the collapse of the lending and mortgage industries, to name a few. But few, if anyone, understands the spiritual implications of why such political confusion, economic disruption and foreign policy unrest will likely plague the Obama Administration as it has his predecessor.

Obama professes Christianity. Yet he has ardently supported the very worse and most liberal abortion policies. Radical homosexual groups believe their support for Obama was what elected him to office. Obama told the New York Times on March 6, 2006 that the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." The Muslim call to prayer repeats several times, "Allah is Most Great. I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah." In response to the question "What do you believe," Obama on March 27, 2004 said, "I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people."

Like Bush before him: Obama believes there are many ways to the same God; that Islam is a peaceful religion that worships the same God as do Christians; and that he is a Christian. Obama's actions will have powerful spiritual implications. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23, "Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name cast out devils? And in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity." It's a dark world without the blessings of Christ.