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April 19, 2011

Obama praises "our savior" Jesus, talks of resurrection

Often questioned about his faith, President Barack Obama Tuesday spoke at length during a Easter week White House prayer breakfast about Jesus Christ and the calming role faith and the Bible play in life.

"I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason -– because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection -- something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective," he said.

"We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work. ...

"But then comes Holy Week.  The triumph of Palm Sunday.  The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet.  His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.

"And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world -- past, present and future -- and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

"In the words of the book Isaiah:  “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

"This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this “Amazing Grace” calls me to reflect.  And it calls me to pray.  It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I’ve not shown grace to others, those times that I’ve fallen short.  It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son -- his Son and our Savior."

 

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StagOfWhite

President Obama as an apparent Christian is indoctrinated with black liberation theology - the freedom and liberation of blacks from white oppression. He is recorded to say that his individual salvation depends on collective salvation, which is a kind of salvation that Jesus Christ never taught nor his disciples ever promoted.

Both his rhetoric and actions highly suggest that he most likely is a spiritual pluralist and a moral relativist. Other than perhaps keeping with American presidential tradition, his traditional orthodox Christianese argot at this year’s Tuesday morning Easter Prayer Breakfast is nothing more than political posturing strictly for his reelection before some of those in attendance which are clearly of the evangelical and fundamental Christian persuasion.

Ronin

A, Obama didn't write that speech, and B, he doesn't believe what he said.

C, Everything he says and does, from the time he announced his reelection campaign last week, is only and completely intended to serve one purpose: to get people to vote for him.

It's much too late to fool me with this kind of talk. This is the president who hasn't been going to church, who didn't support the National Day of Prayer last year, who has been almost silent about his supposed faith, and who only uses churches to try to get them to campaign for him and his political ideals.

If you believe what he says when he suddenly starts talking like a Christian, then I can only wonder if you're ignorant of Jesus' own warnings about wolves in sheep's clothing. You could start at Matt. 7:15.

Brenda

I would encourage all Christian to read ALL his comments at the Prayer Brekfast. As a Christian I'm very proud/happy that we have this Christian President running the country. Pray that God will give him Wisdom in everything he to do/not do. Including the smears that come his way.

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