Saturday, November 29, 2008

 

Rep. Kilpatrick & Obama's "GOD-ordered place"

We learn from Michigan's own US Representative Carolyn C. Kilpatrick, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, that credit for the Obama victory goes not only to those who voted for him but also to GOD. A CBC press release on election day and quoting Kilpatrick says, in part, "This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it. ... On January 20, 2009, when President-elect Barack Obama stands with his family and raises his right hand and places his left on the Bible, he will take his GOD-ordered place in history as the 44th President of the United States of America." Undoubtedly, if McCain had won some of his supporters would have said the same thing.

By contrast, the three synoptic gospels all agree that after his baptism Jesus was tempted by the devil/Satan in the wilderness. One of the temptations Satan offered was the "glory" and "authority" of "all the kingdoms of the world." It is interesting that Jesus does not contest the truth of the Satan's claim that "all the kingdoms of the world" had been "given over" to Satan. This is consistent with the general New Testament teaching that the "powers and principalities" are Satan's realm. Thus, Barack Obama is properly cast as just another in the long line of "the kings of the earth" ruling over the ungodly "Domination System."

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