It has been a busy week, but I finally got a chance to post. I am trying to keep politics out of this blog (as much as possible), but I ran across some news that is just a bit too much. The other day it was released that at a Soul Train Awards taping. Jamie Foxx made the comment “It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barak Obama. Barak Obama.” Now with that outrageous statement the crowd cheered him on.
If this was not enough a New York so called artist, Michael D’Atuono made a second attempt to display his painting titled “The Truth” this painting portrays Barack Obama being crucified on the seal of the POTUS. He has a crown of thorns on his head and all stretched out. Of course the “artist” claims that it is a misconception to see his painting as blasphemy and that he is not comparing Obama to Jesus. Now to be fair he states that it was done to show that conservatives crucified Obama and liberal hoisted him up as a savior. Either way is not for me to judge. He will have to answer for that to a much higher power.
These news stories make me wonder why we put so much emphasis on those who are popular in our society. We idolize sports stars, musicians, actors and politicians. If we like them they are held to such a high pedestal as to make it almost worship (and in some cases it is). Unfortunately our society weakens each generation as this becomes common practice. We have taken school lead prayer out and made it difficult for student who wants to openly show they are a Christian. In increasing numbers our sources of entertainment are ridiculing those who are a Christian. A while back USA network had a “Characters” commercial where it was stated that there was more than one road to God. Let me make this perfectly clear there is but ONE way to God.
John 14:6 (NASB)
6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Jesus stated he was The Truth. He made it clear that he was the way to God. The painting is not The Truth. It is some poor delusional souls attempt to gain notoriety by taking on Christianity. There are many other religions he could have parodied. Every wondered why he did not chose to try that with Islam? Maybe because the guy did not want to fear for his life.
Now to make a comment on Jamie Foxx ,I find it hard to understand how people would cheer for a man who makes statements so outlandish regarding any one in our age. Barak Obama is a man with a huge ego a throng of deranged followers. I know many who claim to support Obama. I have no problem with them supporting him for President. I may disagree with them but that is fine. I do have a problem with people laughing and cheering people like Jamie Foxx on when he makes such outrageous comments. Tell me where in The Bible, which is God’s word that it mentions Barak Obama in any light much less as a lord and savior. It does not. It does however mention Jesus Christ. Here are just a few examples.
9 [that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is [Christ the Lord.
2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
Now folks when you look into your world where you see entertainment, Know who is providing you with the pleasure you seek. It is okay for them the have different political views as you. It is okay for them to have different lifestyle view. It is okay for them to have different religious views. They will have to justify themselves before God. What is not okay is for them to try to pervert, corrupt and blasphemy your views and your faith. You need to stand strong and open for God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. No man, no deed, no earthly thing can save you, but Christ’s precious blood can. When you look to the world for entertainment do not do so at the peril of your soul.
One other thing that greatly bothers me about these stories is that Obama has yet to come out and condemn or distance himself from them. These types of stories have been going on since before his first election and it just feeds his ego. He can use the excuse that all these people have freedom of speech and it is just words, but it is not just words. It is actions, theirs and his. If Obama truly had respect for Christians he would say that he may be POTUS, but he is just a man not a Messiah, not a Lord and not a Savior. Of course we will all answer for our beliefs and actions. I am not sure how those who make these statements about Obama will justify theirs,. I am not sure how Obama will justify his. I do know that if asked why I did not agree with these people about Obama, I can simply state because he was a man of human parent. He was not the son of God.