Written by Marie Jon'
May 24, 2008
By Marie Jon'
”Apologists for Obama say where he attends church and what he exposes his children to have nothing to do with being president. They are mistaken. It has everything to do with being president." — Ronald Kessler
Americans who know the values and benefits of living a spiritual life are familiar with claims that Barack Obama is a kind of a Messianic transfiguring leader who wants to unite all Americans. Many however, wonder why he would gravitate to a religious theology which, unfortunately, is centered upon the color of a person's skin. Does The Almighty distinguish people's difference one from another? "There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
Pastor Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr., a prominent black minister and Christian activist, stated that Black Liberation Theology (which is practiced at the church Obama attended for 20 years) is unscriptural and its teachings are out of the mainstream, to say the least.
With the news cycle as it is, Americans are not seeing the red lights that keep flashing or hearing the warning bells and whistles that keep going off. The big, bold words of caution that are written on proverbial warning signs are not seen with clarity, if at all. Could it be those rascally media outlets that are behind Obama 100% are keeping us preoccupied with other things?
Excerpts from theological theses on this vitally important subject are included within opinion pieces of pundits who have backgrounds in biblical teaching. These writers have been presenting their case in the stark truth of the Word of God since the time we first learned that presidential candidate Barack Obama was a member of a black nationalist church.
It is acutely troublesome when so many of our citizens seem willing to accept a man with religious beliefs that are just as obnoxious as those of white supremacists and place him in the Oval Office. How is this acceptable?
Our country was founded with roots firmly planted in the Judeo-Christian beliefs that brought forth our Constitution. As a result, our Founding Fathers' America is a diverse country with tolerance for many religious beliefs. Where is the wisdom in acceptance of a man who wants to become the president of these United States, but who embraces a particular religious philosophy that is diametrically opposed to that spirit of tolerance (as evidenced by Rev. Jeremiah Wright and other clergy who promote Black Liberation Theology)?
Rev. Wright's words shocked all who heard them and fully exposed Trinity United Church of Christ for what it is. Why have Barack and Michele Obama not left Trinity? Every Sunday morning they are finding fellowship in a toxic place that many consider a bone of contention.
Is Rev. Otis Moss, III, who replaced Rev. Wright and who is at least as intolerant and vitriolic, going to preside over White House prayer breakfasts? Will he continue to rail in his sermons that rich white men are the culprits who keep holding down the helplessly repressed? Perhaps Jews will also be portrayed as part of the problem, seen through the prism of black anti-Semitism.
People of good repute flee from such debasing and ugly thoughts. Unfortunately, anti-Americanism, bigotry and anti-Semitism is talked about way too frequently at Trinity United Church of Christ.
It is unbelievable that in this political year, a man who suggests that we need to have another dialogue about race has a problem identifying the "log in his own eye." (Matthew 7:3) If Obama does not believe what is taught in his church, he should leave it.
Trinity United Church of Christ was one of the forerunners of the doctrinal teaching of Black Power — Black Liberation Theology. Dr. James Cone contributed to the creed of the church. Americans need to understand that Cone's writings are not only offensive but hateful and have no place within Christendom. Black Liberation theology is out of touch with reality and is retrogressive.
If Cone's theology prevails among black Americans, it will profoundly impede the forward movement of America's social progress. "We are a nation thirsting to be all that the Founding Fathers envisioned and more, not wallowing in the past but marching forward into an ever greater future." — Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr.
Excerpt from Dr. James Cone's Black Theology and Black Power:
"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community — Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love. Either God is for black people in their fight for liberation and against the white oppressors, or he is not."
It does not matter if Rev. Jeremiah Wright has retired and is no longer Trinity's senior pastor. Rev. Otis Moss is a well-educated but is an unabashedly Black Liberationist preacher. He understands exactly what he is doing when he purposefully uses words that are offensive and inflammatory.
With all the theological degrees that Rev. Moss holds, he has ignored the true calling of God. The everlasting true gospel upholds the dignity of every human being. "And I saw another angel flying through the sky, carrying the eternal Good News to proclaim to the people who belong to this world — to every nation, tribe, language, and people." (Revelation 14:6)
Trinity United Church of Christ has a reputation. The close connection the church has with The Nation of Islam has made an indelible impression upon the minds of Americans — but, as yet, far too few of them. The teachings that proceed from within the Sanctuary are nothing less than Marxism. The gospel of Christ is vanquished and pressed into servitude by the unorthodoxy of a theologian's whims.
It is wrong and offensive to entertain bigotry, even from those whose ancestors were shamefully oppressed and mistreated prior to the Civil Rights Movement. Those humiliating days are over. Every good American wants to see others succeed no matter what the color of a person's skin happens to be. To suggest otherwise is a blatant distortion of our American culture.
Bigotry that emanates from the pulpit is morally unacceptable. The Trinity United Church of Christ Bulletin is repugnant and antagonistic in nature. It contains anti-Semitic articles from terrorist organizations.
Let us celebrate the fact that one day America will have its first black and or woman president. However, the cancer of racial tension thrives within a congregation every Sunday morning where only love should abound. One day, this type of behavior will no longer be "winked at by God." (Acts 17:30) Americans should know what they are getting in a man who lives in that world.
The conscience of the Democrat National Party must finally grasp what Obama's faith says about his nature. He shows deficiency of character and judgment to lead the most influential, powerful and blessed nation in the world.
Quite a few Democrat voters certainly understood the message. Those who were intuitive spoke out, as they overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton this past week. The people of Kentucky are not white bigots clinging to guns and Bibles. They heard the words of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who insultingly sent them all the way back to the days of the plantation. They also did not buy the feeble spin Obama put on the controversy.
Many Americans do not like what has been presented to them; Barack Obama comes across as an arrogant elitist with a political portfolio too thin to match his eloquent, lofty words. As overwhelming as Obama's appeal still appears to be, some do see those red lights flashing and hear the whistles and bells of caution going off. We can only hope and pray that more Americans recognize them.
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