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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Obama Claims God Supports His Jobs Bill, But Shows He Knows Little About God’s Wisdom

Here’s the Nonsense:  President Obama says God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work by going further into debt with his $447 billion jobs bill.
Here’s the Horse Sense:  President Obama not only knows nothing about what God teaches in the Bible, his staff misquote it and the entire Democrat Party reject it unless it’s a way to manipulate people for their ends.
It wasn’t bad enough that President Obama put down the House of Representatives for passing a bill reaffirming the US motto "In God We Trust" rather than passing his jobs program that would put us further in debt by almost a half trillion dollars.  He said, "That's not putting people back to work. I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work." (If you truly trust in God, then there are no "buts" when you talk of that trust.)
The story went on that Obama's spokesman, Jay Carney, denied that Obama had gone too far by dragging the Almighty into a fierce political spat.  Carney said, "I believe that the phrase from the Bible is 'the Lord helps those who help themselves,'" He then said, "I think the point the president is making is that, you know, we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people."

I won’t even get into the irresponsibility the President shows by promoting spending money we don’t have.  I guess he hasn’t figured out that America is broke.  God does not favor debt as He tells us in Proverbs 22:7 when he says that the borrower is slave to the lender.  And if President Obama is to ever truly be a leader, he needs to learn many lessons, one of which is that borrowing is foolish and you can’t borrow your way out of debt.  You cut expenses and work harder to get out of debt.  But he wants to borrow more money and enslave American taxpayers to an even bigger debt than we now face.  He has no respect for the wisdom that God has shared with mankind. 

And the fact that his spokeman is foolish enough to try to quote the Bible when he doesn’t even know what it says is really telltale.  Not only does the Bible not say what he quoted, there is a certain annoyance when those who clearly don’t respect and revere the Bible try to use it to promote their positions.

The fact is that President Obama has a lot of audacity claiming God is on his side on anything.  This is a man who has continually been dishonest, something God abhors.  He has gone back on his campaign promises, made vicious attacks on virtually anyone and everyone on the right, and has done nothing but partake in partisan politics throughout his time as president.  He acts like he is the king of the world, not the president of the United States, which is supposed to be the position for the highest public servant in the land.  Any person worthy of that position would be one who sees himself serving the American public, the very people for whom he works.  But this man has done nothing other than show his attitude of superiority and condescension toward others over and over again. 
Remember a few years ago when he was running for office and we heard that he had a half-brother in Africa who was very poor?  His income was extremely small, something like a few dollars a month.  Here we have a man as president who says we need to help people, he’s personally a millionaire, and does he do anything to help his own family?  No.  Even $20 would change his half-brother’s life immeasurably.  But he doesn’t even help him.  Why?  I think the lack of help for family is at least partly because he believes that help should come from the government, not from family.    

This is a man with a number of poor family members but we hear nothing of him making any effort whatsoever to help them.  If he wants to make claims about what God supports, then he should learn to understand the Bible.  In I Timothy 5:8 it says:  “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”  That speaks for itself.

The people in this administration no more seek God, honor God, or know God than Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous atheist does.  They use God’s name and the Bible to their advantage to try to get support, prove their spirituality, and make people feel guilty so they can get what they want from them.  Hypocrites are all they are.  They are offensive, ignorant, and foolish in their view of God.  And they are walking a dangerous line for which one day they will be accountable in the next life.  There is no more reverence for the Almighty than there is desire to truly listen to the citizens for which they work.
One of the characteristics in truly great leaders is their humility.  We see none of that in this administration.  We see arrogance.  And what’s worse is that it’s arrogance from people who have proven themselves to be ignorant.  There may be a few of them who have some intellect, but sadly it is often the case that those with intellect don’t have wisdom.  And with the destruction that’s been done to America we need a leader with humility, wisdom, and a servant’s heart.