Dec 12, 2008

One That Calls For A Response

By Dr. James M. Hutchens

President George W. Bush said, when asked if the Bible is literally true: "You know. Probably not, No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is 'God sent a son."

God says: "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law." -- "All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (Deuternonomy 29:29; II Timothy 3:16).

The Jerusalem Connection says: Now we know. How could a Christian -- and I believe that President Bush is a Christian -- how could he authorize such a God-defying policy as "The Road Map to Peace" that calls for "land for Peace," a "two-state solution" and a "divided Jerusalem?" It's easy. Either he is totally ignorant of God's covenant promises to Israel or he doesn't take them literally. In either case he is without excuse and has placed our nation in great peril of God's judgment. (Joel 3:2). God has said and He has not stuttered, "I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you ... The whole land of Canaan where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you." (Genesis 17:7-8). I wonder what part of that promise George Bush doesn't understand or is unwilling to take literally?