I am sorry it has taken a few days to respond to your reply. I have been in prayer over the matter and was praying for the Holy Spirit to guide me in my response. I do not wish to express something to appear to be intelligent, because it is only through the Holy Spirit that we receive knowledge and understanding.
First, I appreciate your response and need to clarify some very specific issues you brought up in your critique of my blog.
Truth-I apologize for commenting on an email that was part truth and part (unbeknownst to me) a lie.
The truth of the email is that President Obama did, in fact, cancel The National Day of Prayer in 2009. I had, prior to writing this blog, researched that much, which was enough to blog about in itself. You can find one of the articles I read regarding this matter on the following link:
As for the part of the email that stated that President Obama prayed with the Muslims on Capitol Hill, that part was found to be untrue upon further investigation. However, please understand that my blog contained a copy and paste of the email of which was an example of one of many articles, news and broadcasts I have seen regarding the beliefs and expressed viewpoint of the President in which I was blogging. The email I pasted is not something that I personally came up with and I believe that the fact that the President cancelled the National Day of Prayer was issue enough for the me to express my feelings regarding the email without someone adding to that truth, a lie (i.e. praying with Muslims).
I have asked God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ if I aroused any kind of wrongful thinking, though I did not post the email to my blog in order to mislead anyone, but to warn the President and the Muslims as well as everyone to turn away from their sins, repent and turn to Jesus.
But I do have a big problem with the President claiming to be a Christian. If there was anything to be upset about as a Christian it is how misleading it is for the President to call himself a Christian, and extend abortion rights- which is the murder of babies. Is that what we as true Christians want people to think we are about? No way!
You see, God has called us to watch out for each other.
Galatians 6:1-10 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (2) Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (3) If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (4) Each one should test his own actions. The he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, (5) for each one should carry his own load. (6) Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. (7) Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (8) The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (9) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (10) Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
You see, we are responsible for sending out the message of Jesus Christ, which is to repent and turn to Him. If we see a fellow Christian in a back-slidden stage we are to tell them. But we must be careful that we do not fall into the same sin we are warning them against. For example, if you have a friend who is a Christian, but has become an alcoholic, and you yourself go to a bar to confront your friend through your love for him, do not be tempted to join in that sin, as you have gone to rebuke the sin that is keeping him from living for Christ and so that your friend’s heart will not be hardened against the Lord and in the hardening of his heart in turn fall away from the salvation he once professed through Jesus Christ. Though each individual is responsible for their own actions, we are to be imitators of Christ always building each other up-one sword sharpens another. Sometimes the truth is not easy to hear. And if the Word of God is offensive to someone then they really need to pray about it.
Ephesians 4:17-25 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. (18) They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. (19) Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.(20) You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. (21) Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. (22) You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;(23) to be made new in the attitude of your minds;(24) and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (25) Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
We must be honest and speak the Word of God to our neighbors. If we withhold what the Holy Spirit has laid on our hearts through conviction for our neighbors we are doing a great injustice. What God has called us to speak against is sin. What the Lord has called us to share is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It was not my intension to spread deceit, but to spread the Truth of the Word of God. There is no other way to salvation except through Jesus Christ. Any other way is going to lead straight to Hell and the Lake of Fire. This is the Word of God.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “ I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
So, if President Obama is not a Christian, which we can say with a great amount of certainty that he is not (even if he thinks he is out of ignorance) because he believes in collective salvation when the very words of Jesus Himself tells us that Jesus is the ONLY way….my question is this…if you are not bowing down to the One True Lord and Savior, who ARE you bowing down to?
Answer is: IDOLS-who are of Satan.
Ephesians 5:5-7 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-such a man is an idolater-has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (6) Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. (7) Therefore do not be partners with them.
Therefore, I say with certainty that other than the part of the email that claimed Obama prayed with Muslims that day on Capitol Hill was wrong, the contents of my thoughts were not.
I am not a Republican, or a racist, or of any other political agenda. My agenda is that of the Lord. To follow Him, and grown in Him, and spread His Gospel and warn others who I can tell by their fruit are falling away from Him or have never known Him.
As I stated in my blog, I pray for the President. My prayer is that God’s will be done in the President’s life and in the lives of all people. God’s will is that everyone come to the knowledge of Christ Jesus and be saved, but not all people will be saved because they have a free will choice.
I warn and pray because I do not want them to go to Hell, or to be cast into the Lake of Fire which is the second death.
When we become Christians, we are to put off our old self and not live as we did before we came to the knowledge of Christ.
Ephesians 5:11-16 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (12) For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. (13) But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, (14) for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:“Wake up, O sleeper,Rise from the dead,And Christ will shine on you.” (15) Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, (16) making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Matt 7:15-20 “ Watch for out false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. (16) By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (17) Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. (18) A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. (19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (20) Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
The President is in the public eye, he is making all of these choices right in front of our faces. Extending abortion rights unimaginably, signing Hate Crime Bills into action that forbid Pastors from preaching the infallible Word of God concerning the sexual immorality of gay marriage and gay relationships; the President while giving a speech in Egypt spoke a passage of Scripture from the Bible, a blabber from the Quran and some Buddist message all in the same sentence! We will know them by their fruit. And not that I am by ANY means perfect-but if I were making choices on these matter they would not be those of murder, blasphemy and editing of the Lord’s Word to appease the sinful nature of man!
This must be obvious to you as you stated yourself that you believe that I am “a good woman who lives for the Lord…” but in the same statement said I need to “practice what I preach”. I certainly hope the message did not fall on deaf ears, because you contradicted yourself through your own statement. You can tell I am a good woman who lives for the Lord, but you do not see that I am practicing what I am “preaching”?
I do not worship idols, I do not eat of the sacrifices of idols, I do not condone murder, or blasphemy or the sexually immoral.
Which brings about your question of judgment again…please read the following which was written by my Pastor, William Allen regarding judging others….
Don’t judge me! The Bible says we are not to judge! He who is without sin cast the first stone! These statements are Lies! Yes, I said Lies! Many who call themselves Christian have and do continue to believe lies. How, you may ask, do I know this? Because the Bible does not say these things, unless you take the Bible out of context. Read the Bible in context! Here are the examples: Mt 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Jesus does say that and most Christians stop there. But now listen to the context. “Mt 7:3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Context changes everything does it not? Sure it does. The Bible judges when taken in context. Now we know we are to judge ourselves first by recognizing our own sins and shortcomings, then we can help our brother or sister with theirs. Do not judge self-righteously! Romans 2:3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Next, look at this lie. John 8:3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Jesus did say that, right? Here is the context. John 8:8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” Makes a big difference when you finish the context! Most do not like when Jesus says “leave your life of sin!” So if we call ourselves Christian we need to read the Bible in context and then obey what it truly says and not twist the words to justify ourselves! The Bible judges us. Listen to this. “Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are– yet was without sin.
16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
So the next time you find yourself or someone else speaking lies like; Don’t judge me, the Bible says we are not to judge, he who is without sin cast the first stone, we really need to deal with our walk with the Lord Jesus! Something to ponder.”
I know that this is a lot to take in, but I wanted to make sure you had a full understanding of my purpose and point. I pray you have a blessed day, and that the Holy Spirit would bring you peace, joy and understanding. I leave you with one last passage-which is my resolve-
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he (the Lord Jesus) said, ” My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (10) That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.