The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Friday, December 3, 2010
The struggle for the inner man at the White House
The Saudi Arabian government foot the bill for the extended family of the man who occupies the Oval Office to go on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca this year. While that in of itself is telltale about who is controlling who in this world of the deceived and deceivers, what is more shocking is what was said in response to questions about the American president. Sarah Omar, the president's 88 year old Kenyan grandmother told the Al-Qatan Saudi newspaper: "I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam." She was in Mecca with the president's uncle Saeed Hussein Obama, and four of her grandchildren.
I think it is very interesting that the president's grandmother is praying for him to convert to Islam while Christians in America are praying for him to have a "Damascus Road" experience to understand what it means to be a Christian. All the while, the White House maintains that the president is a committed Christian. Islamic countries believe they have one of their own in the White House. So nobody really knows for sure where the president's heart is. He says he is a follower of the Christian faith. But nobody has ever heard him deny his roots which are undeniably Islamic. A March 6, 2007 New York Times article quoted him saying, the Muslim call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset."
He also said in a June 1, 2009 interview, "One of the points I want to make is, if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." And from a news conference in Turkey on April 6, he said, "And I've said before that one of the great strengths of the United States is - although as I mentioned, we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." Trying to convince Muslims that America is not really a Christian nation, but also a Muslim nation, does not make the president Muslim.
But denying the deity of Christ sure does not make him a Christian. In a March 27, 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani, the then Illinois State Senator 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." This denies the very foundational doctrine of Christianity. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Anyone who says there is more than one way to heaven, is not a Christian. They may follow Christ and his beliefs, but they do not believe Christ. The president's grandmother may not know if he is a Muslim, but discerning Christians know what he is not.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry