President Obama delivered a speech addressed to the Muslim world in Cairo recently entitled “A New Beginning.” In the early paragraphs of that speech president Obama once again declared his Christianity. He has made that proclamation numerous times especially during the presidential campaign. As a Christian it would be logical to assume that he is trained in and adheres to the teachings of the Bible.
As we review his speech we will point out comments that he made that are inconsistent with the Bible, the Koran, or history. Any such statements will have been made for several reasons, i.e. naïveté, obliviousness, ignorance, or the pursuit of political expedience at the expense of known facts. Each reader can determine for themselves which reason applies.
Before we examine the contents of that speech it should be pointed out that the Bible speaks out against any religion that is not Christ centered. That single fact will nullify many statements contained in that speech. The Bible also points out that Christ is not only the center of Christianity as a religion, but that He will also rule the earth politically for 1,000 years prior to its renovation. During that time Christ Himself will be the lawmaker, the king, and the judge. And as previously noted the government will not be a democracy or a republic, but rather a monarchy where Christ will “rule them (the nations) with a rod of iron.”
Also to be remembered is that God will protect and preserve His chosen nation Israel and its capital Jerusalem. In fact He will reveal His sovereignty and majesty over the whole earth through that tiny nation. These are basic biblical teachings which are central to the Bible which, if one is a Christian, accepts as truth. In other words, president Obama should have been well aware of these truths when he delivered his “new beginning” speech.
In the early part of the speech, he said: “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles…”
The “mutual interest and mutual respect” is rather elusive because it is the stated objective of Islam to rule the world. Even many in the Muslim community are laughing at Obama over this phrase. America and Islam are in fact totally exclusive unless of course America would adopt Islam and their accompanying Sharia law. There is no compromise offered by Islam. Many wonder why the president of the United States would want to identify with Islam, a religion and a form of government that is adamantly not Christ centered plus openly seeks the destruction of Israel.
The president attempted to portray the illusion that he represented America in total as he addressed the Muslim community. He totally miscalculated the vast numbers who recognize the inherent differences between Christianity and Islam. Perhaps that is why in the first four lines of his speech he stated “I am honored…” “I am grateful…” “I am also proud…” instead of using the pronoun “we.”
He goes on to state that “…Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance…” That is a mystery, i.e. what words and deeds could he possibly be referring to? Islam is totally intolerant of anyone or anything that is not Islamic.
Mr. Obama stated that this is a “time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world…” Actually Mr. President, that is a good thing. Considering that Islam is totally anti-Christian as well as anti-Israel and anti-American, and not willing in any way to change their position, any attempt to join forces with them would mean compromise on our part. Such compromise would absolutely compromise the word of God. If peace as sought by Mr. Obama means abandoning God’s word and teachings, then let there be tension!
Another quote from Mr. Obama’ speech, “Yet in this new age…any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.” That may be true as far as a man made “world order” is concerned, but God has certainly elevated Israel higher than any other nation on earth including America or any Arab nation.
“For you (Israel) are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all people…” Deuteronomy 7:6-7
The sovereign God of the universe has already decided the ultimate fate of the nations and the permanent “world order” has always placed Israel at the center.
Mr. Obama touted that the first Muslim-American elected to Congress “took the oath to defend our Constitution using the … Holy Koran…”
I’m confident that statement played well with his Muslim audience; however, it should cause us to wonder how the Koran relates to the scriptural principles on which that Constitution was founded.
Well, these are just a few of the troublesome statements made by our President during his Cairo speech. More to follow.
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