What If Barack Obama IS a Christian?

President Barack ObamaOn a platform promising hope and change, and alongside chants of “Yes, we can,” Barack Obama burst onto the Presidential election scene prior to 2008.

And he would go on to win that election as the American people, for the first time ever, voted to elect a black man to be President of the United States of America.

(That was cool.)

They would go on to do it a second time in 2012.

And President Obama has said it himself that he is a Christian. More than once, he’s given his testimony (the story of how an individual received Jesus Christ as His personal Lord and Savior).

And so let’s just say Barack Obama IS a Christian for the sake of discussion.

And let’s just add to that the following two possible scenarios (whether you’re Barack Obama or somebody else)…

The first scenario is you’re living for Jesus. It’s apparent by your words and actions that you love the Lord ~ that you’re surrendered to Christ alone and to nothing and no one else.

The second scenario (is obvious?): You’re not living for Jesus. You’re not surrendered to Christ alone. You say you’re a “Christian,” but your words and actions say something totally different.

It happened in the church at Corinth long ago. The following: A certain person who was a “Christian”(?) and welcomed among the brethren was living an immoral lifestyle. (1 Corinthians 5:1) To compound the problem, the church and its leaders allowed the person to continue without confrontation or rebuke. The Apostle Paul was up in arms over this (to put it mildly). (1 Corinthians 5:2-8) In his response he commanded how to deal with the “believer” (of the second scenario above): He must not be associated with as a “Christian,” but as an unbeliever. (1 Corinthians 5:9-13; Matthew 18:17b)

Interpreted? We must call “sin” what it is.

You can’t portray yourself as a follower of Christ and say that it’s okay to kill a baby in the womb (see video below) and not be called on it. (No matter who you are!)

What’s happened to us as preachers? We are more concerned with the acceptance of the crowd (with building “mega-churches” and selling books) than the acceptance of Christ.

The goal of the enemy during these last days is to water down the Gospel. And so he infiltrates the church with false prophets, teachers ~ and so-called “believers.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15) It’s how he will bring about the great apostasy / falling away ~ and is already doing it. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb.” (Luke 1:41a)

(President Barack Obama picture file above is in the public domain: click here.)

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