By: J. D. Longstreet
I have deliberately stayed away from the latest insult to Christians by the democrats... until now. Frankly, in my opinion, as a subscriber to the Christian faith, it is blasphemy to refer to Christ as a “community organizer”.
Blasphemy is defined as: Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable; The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities; The act of claiming the attributes of a deity. (en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blasphemy)
Another source defines blasphemy as:
1. a. A contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity.
b. The act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God.
2. An irreverent or impious act, attitude, or utterance in regard to something considered inviolable or sacrosanct
The phrase, or “slogan”, if you will, the democrats are throwing around these days in which Christ is demoted from the position of “Son of God” to a mere “community organizer” fits, perfectly, the definition of blasphemy.
I cannot grasp the shallowness, or the insensitivity, of an organization attempting to use such a tactic to promote their candidate for President of the United States. The use of this “slogan” has incensed the Christian community in America and has dissolved the already thin veneer of “respect” for Christianity the Obama campaign has tried so desperately to prop up almost from day one of the campaign. That veneer has dropped away now and its absence has laid bare the utter contempt the Obama campaign has for Christians in America.
There is now no excuse for a Christian to cast a ballot in November in favor of Mr. Obama. None. In fact, if I were a democrat, I would not stop, after I got off work today, until I drove to my local Board of Elections office and changed my political registration from “democrat” to something else. My faith would not allow me to be a registered democrat.
No, I’m no theologian, but it doesn’t take the training of a theologian to recognize an “in your face insult to God”. And that is what this tactic is. It is raw human arrogance. Once again, it is man trying to be like God. It is the sin that brought man down, and had Satin tossed out of heaven and damned to an eternal Hell.
The Obama campaign should be aware; you cannot attack God with impunity. To equate Obama with Jesus Christ is the height of foolishness. The Scriptures, themselves, warn of us such people. For instance, this verse from the 24th chapter of the Book of Matthew in the New Testament:
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Does this not sound familiar? When reading the verse of scripture above, did your mind not bring up a mental picture of Obama? How could it not?
And there is another verse of scripture from the same chapter of the Book of Matthew. It is the 24th verse. It reads:
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew (show) great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
Dare I ask what you thought of as you read that very instructive piece of scripture? It isn’t necessary.
Once again, the Christian faith is under attack, and this time… by one of the two major political parties in the United States.
Fellow Christians, the Obama campaign has done America a great service by dropping their façade of respect for the Christian faith. They have allowed us to see them for who they really are. It is now up to each of us to ask ourselves if we are to be true to the real Christ, the Son of God, and vote against this false prophet, or, are we going to denounce all that Christ has taught us through his life, his teachings, and yes, his death and resurrection, and vote in support of the people who demean the very name of Jesus Christ, and laugh at our faith as Christians? That is a powerful question and it is the question a Christian cannot walk away from… for it goes to the core of who we are as Christians. This Election Day will be a time for Christian Americans to either confess Christ, or deny Christ. The “true” Christian will know what he/she must do… and he/she will do it.
One thing is certain. If Christian voters vote the way their faith teaches this November, Mr. Obama will never see the inside of the Oval Office, except as an invited guest, and then, not very often.
J. D. Longstreet