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Monday, December 20, 2010
Where is the Birth Certificate?
There is a lot of discussions about whether the man who occupies the Oval Office is a natural born citizen. His birth certificate, if it exists, is so highly protected that even WikiLeaks has not found it. A battery of his lawyers also have been very successful at fending off challenges to his eligibility through the court systems. To qualify for president one must meet the standards in Article II, Section I of the Constitution saying, "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President." There is still no verifiable proof by the president, although he has publicized a certificate of live birth--not a birth certificate.
The kids on my football team have to show us a verified copy of their birth certificate in order to prove their age eligibility to play. No one seems to mind. Its amazing that such a simple thing has already cost over a million dollars by a man who does not want to show his birth certificate. But even worse, there are those who think that just by raising the subject demonstrates disrespect to the office. They say it is unthinkable to believe that a man who is elected president may not be eligible to serve because of such a small thing as a birth certificate. Yet many of these very same people would be the first to deny the authenticity of another historical figure because there is no birth certificate.
The same, however, would say that Jesus Christ is not the Messiah. No proof, no birth certificate. They also would deny well over 350 Biblical prophecies that foretold Jesus Christ. They deny that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God, yet they are often found quoting scripture to make themselves look wise in the sight of others. They would count as superstitious the account of Herod in Matthew 2:4, 5, "And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea." Herod murdered all the males under two years old in and around Bethlehem--just a story they would say.
What makes the world fighting mad if someone questions the eligibility of a president who refuses to show his birth certificate, but denies the very existence of Jesus Christ as savior of the world? 2 Corinthians 4:3,4 says, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." Indeed, the truth is hid by satan. Verse 6 says, "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." So let us shine that the truth of the gospel is known.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry