June 30, 2008

Barack H. Obama vs. Dr. James Dobson


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he dialogue that has been going on between Obama and James Dobson is VERY important and "We the people" better take note. Mr. Obama does not have his facts straight. Dr. Dobson is not a minister, priest, or theologian nor makes himself out to be. He is a psychologist and founder and chairman of Focus on the Family. Dr. Dobson represents family values, and is a believer in Jesus Christ. He has fought for marriage, the unborn child, children's rights and is concerned about the deterioration of both our moral values and the moral integrity of our country. I have followed Dr. Dobson for over 40 years. I have relied on his knowledge and wisdom to educate myself, improve my marriage and to raise a son.


Mr. Obama does not seem to know his Bible and should not insult the Christian community in pretending to do so. Judge for yourself by reviewing his outrageous comments:


1. Even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?


First off, Christians do not want nor would they "expel" anyone. We only want to tell people about Christ and who He is. Secondly, there are no "choices of Christianity" as Obama suggests. It is very clear what Christ believed, taught and what He represents today. Christ did not approve or endorse abortion, homosexual lifestyles or any other sin as mentioned in the Bible. Jesus encouraged those who sinned to give up the sin and sin no more. He encouraged the believer or Christian to love one another but not the sin, which includes not to judge but to discern and not to encourage your fellow man to sin. It is a free country to believe as you may. However, it is not true Christianity unless it follows the complete teachings of Christ as documented in the Bible!


Folks beware, Dr. Dobson does not try to make himself out to be someone he is not. He is very clear in what he believes and why. I do not see that level of character in Mr. Obama.


2. Once again, Obama questions what passage of scripture should guide our public policy? Leviticus, which suggest slavery is ok? Deuteronomy, suggest it is okay to stone a child? Or the Sermon on the Mount?



Mr. Obama really doesn't understand his creator, Christ's relationship to God or what the Bible represents. I am not a theologian, but as a Christian I know there are two testaments. The Old Testament represents the history of creation, God's chosen people, the Jews and the covenant between God and Israel. The New Testament gives us the history of our Savior, Christ, our new covenant between God and his people; believers of Jesus Christ.



As far as the Sermon on the Mount, I suggest Obama start here for his reading. This is the greatest sermon Jesus ever preached. We gain the Lord's Prayer and the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are meant to provide comfort to the believer.



Oh, yes, regarding stoning anyone to death. May I reference John 8:7. Jesus is speaking in respect to the woman caught in adultery. When they persisted in questioning him, He straightened up and said to them, "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." Christ was not advocating throwing stones. He wanted to make the point that if anyone was without sin that he should throw the first stone. Christ was the only eligible one to throw a stone because He was the only one without sin. However, out of love and foregiveness, He chose not to throw a stone.



Is Senator Obama the type of man we want for our Commander in Chief? One who twists the facts. One who believes one thing but says something else? I should "pray" not.



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6 comments:

Alan said...

Christ did not approve or endorse abortion, homosexual lifestyles or any other sin as mentioned in the Bible.

Ok, but Christ did not approve or enorse a lot of things. Does that mean that they are prohibited by Christ?

That's a pretty goofy statement.

Sandy22 said...

Alan,

Thank you for your comment. If you would like to know what Christ did or did not approve of, read the Bible. I recommend you start with Romans 1:18-32.

Alan said...

What makes you think I haven't?

Maybe you have a different bible from mine, but mine doesn't say anything about abortion. Let alone JC himself saying anything about it!

You should gaurd against attributing your own personal prejudices to God. He might not like your presumptiousness.

Sandy22 said...

In many of the books contained in the Bible, it is very clear that God and his Son Christ do not approve of man taking another person's life. Abortion, is the removal or expulsion of an embryo
or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. This is another method of killing.

As far as my own personal relationship with God, that's His business just as it is of your disrespect of Christ (JC). I have no reason to presume anything about God. I have His Holy word to read. His word tells us He loves His people but not the sins they commit.

I am standing up for what I know and feel is right. I am hoping others will speak out as well.

Alan said...

Sandy, a general attitude against killing isn't a commandment or injunction against abortion, just as it isn't an injunction against a just war or the death penalty. There isn't anything in the bible that prohibits abortion.

Sandy22 said...

Your phrase, a general attitude against killing, is just that, your phrase. In Romans 13 and Exodus 20 it states, "Thou shalt not kill." That is a commandment.

Comparing a just war or death penalty to the taking of an innocent life shows a complete lack of under-standing of the Bible.

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