The Gallup poll this month asked Americans if they would vote for an atheist for president – and 54 percent said they would.
Some found this shocking.
We already knew this.
In 2008, 52.9 percent voted for Barack Obama – and that’s well within the margin of error on the Gallup poll.
I know what you’re going to say.
“Obama’s not an atheist! He says he’s a Christian.”
He’s a “Christian” who made his profession of faith in Jeremiah Wright’s church of hate and indignation. Excuse me, that’s not Christianity. That’s politics. It’s liberation theology. It’s Marxism with a few doses of opiates for the masses.
To be a Christian means to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
Does anyone reading this column believe Barack Obama has made that commitment? Does anyone believe Barack Obama makes decisions based on what Jesus taught?
Barack Obama admits he began attending that wacko church in Chicago because he thought it would be helpful to his community organizing career. And evidently it was. It served as a springboard for his election to the Illinois Legislature, then the U.S. Senate and, within a few years, his election to the White House.
Now, that career path may seem like an act of God, but, remember, we live in a fallen world. The prince of this world is not Jesus. He will be someday, but not today.
It’s true the Bible tells us that God sets up kings and rulers in the world. But He does so by giving people the desires of their heart and what they deserve.
I have no doubt that Obama’s reign of terror over the last four years has been a judgment on the U.S. – one that God allowed to happen. It’s not what He wanted for us. He wants us to turn back to Him. And throughout history, He has often used tyrants to accomplish that kind of spiritual revival.
The only news in this Gallup poll is that Americans are not waking up. They’re not getting the message. They haven’t had enough pain and suffering – or they’re not connecting it with their choices.
The good news, however, is that many are.
I believe that is evidenced by the tremendous success of the book “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn, the No. 1 Christian book in America this year, and the parallel success of the documentary “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the No. 1 faith movie of the year.
It’s the same story told in different ways.
“The Harbinger” is listed as fiction because of its narrative form and the use of fictional characters to tell a true story.
“The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” tells the story of America following in the footsteps of ancient Israel in documentary form.
The unprecedented popularity of these two works suggests millions of Americans are waking up and getting their priorities straight.
Maybe it’s a minority, but it’s a growing minority.
More than that, it is America’s only real hope for the future.
Without a return to the biblical principles upon which this nation was founded, there is no hope for the future of freedom and prosperity in the long term.
Without faith in God, there is no hope for a return to self-governance and liberty.
But there is good news if we heed the advice God gave to Solomon back in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”