Have you ever seen something that just blew your mind? Something that made you say, "Hmmm, maybe we're worse off than I thought." Well, I had my moment just last week. While shopping at Wal-Mart I wandered into the CD section – looking for Air Supply's greatest hits, of course – and stumbled upon what I believe to be a great travesty. Right before my eyes I saw a gospel tribute CD to President Obama. Some of the tracks include "inspiring words" from our president. Ugh … I still can't believe it.
What is wrong with this country? In addition to singing about Christ our Lord and Savior, we're singing praises to Obama. First we had schools teaching our children to worship Obama in song, and now we have gospel choirs doing the same. I would think that a gospel choir's No. 1 priority would be God, not Obama. I didn't see any bluegrass albums about President Bush.
Dozens of presidents before Obama have done greater things during their political career, yet he is hailed as a deliverer of hope and change. What is it that he brings hope to? The only thing he's done is affirm my belief that people are crazy. He has shown me that it doesn't take much to be considered a hero these days. All you have to do is say the words "hope" and "change" a hundred times a day and BAM! You've got yourself a hero. Honestly, here's a guy who received the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing. If he were a real hero, he would have given that award to someone who actually deserved it. Seriously, his win made that award seem as useless as his presidency.
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Obama has driven us further into debt, we've lost countless jobs, and he's thrown his Obamacare agenda to the top of the to-do list. So please tell me, what has he done to be considered a hero? Why does he deserve a gospel tribute? Does a hero take two vacations during a state of emergency like the oil spill? Does a hero take his wife on dates that cost taxpayers thousands of dollars while the rest of the country is slipping further and further into the red? He spent an entire year apologizing to the world on behalf of America. He's bribed Congress to make way for his agenda. He didn't create jobs like he said he would. We've actually lost 2,000,000 jobs since 2009. His list of failures goes on and on. Am I the only one who recognizes this?
Will someone please tell me what Obama has done that constitutes holy praise? He hasn't laid down his life for anyone; he hasn't sacrificed anything. He didn't even serve his country in the military. In fact, his wife wasn't even proud of our country until he was running for president.
It's hard to put into words how this album makes me feel. On one hand, I feel like I have to apologize to Christ. "I'm sorry people are worshiping a mortal man."
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It seems like Obama keeps his Christianity in the dark and only brings it out when it's convenient. Gospel choirs should be honoring true heroes, people who are strong in their faith, people who witness to others. I'm not saying that Obama isn't a Christian man. He may very well be; I don't know his heart. But it's not healthy or appropriate or respectful to idolize him the way people do. He hasn't done anything to deserve that kind of attention.
My dose of honesty first off is for the people of this country who idolize and praise Obama: "Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing" (Psalms 146:3-4 NIV). Men and women are not worthy of worship. Only through Christ can we be delivered from our sins. Only through Christ are we able to survive this wasted economy. There is nothing Obama can do to save us. I don't know why our children are being taught otherwise, and I don't know why a gospel choir would think Obama deserves the kind of praise that only our God deserves.
My second dose of honesty is for the president: "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments" (Exodus 20:4-6). Obama isn't blind to the fact that people worship him. He should call them out and remind them that he is only a man and can do nothing without the Lord who strengthens him.