I have just witnessed the 44th Inauguration of the President of the United States. Impressive, historic, and monumental in so many ways. Though not my choice, I wish this President well. However, in his stated comments to lead this country to the left and into socialism, I hope he fails miserably.
My prayer for our new President is that wise, godly, conservative Americans will rise up to challenge his agenda to socialize our nation. He says he is a Christian, and in the sense that he is a religious leftist, he is without a moral compass. I have listened to Bishop Robinson, the only openly homosexual Episcopalian bishop (who was asked to share the podium at the inauguration/gay pride festivities last Sunday). After the invitation to Pastor Rick Warren was extended for the inauguration, Bishop Robinson told the NY Times that, “I’m all for Rick Warren being at the table…we’re talking about putting someone front and center at what will be the most watched inauguration in history, and asking his blessing on the nation. And the God that he’s praying to is not the God that I know.” Really??
Somehow, I believe him. The God of traditional, historical America, the God of our founders, is not the God he knows. Both Obama and Robinson seem to share the same moral-relativism-based Christian faith of the far left.
Robinson said, “I want this to be a prayer to the god of our many understandings and a prayer that all people of faith can join me in.” Well, that would be a prayer of “universalism” and not a prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Therein lies the cultural and religious conflict and confrontation before us. I invite you to read Matt Barber’s column, “The Gods of Liberalism.” He clearly and eloquently compares today’s “liberal leftist religion with the ancient religion of Baalism. I so agree with his observation that this “…emergent Christianity totally fails the authenticity test whenever subjected to even the most perfunctory biblical scrutiny…” He goes on to say that “the aforementioned pillars of postmodern Baalism – abortion, sexual relativism and radical environmentalism – will almost certainly make rapid headway over the next four to eight years…for the gods of liberalism have a new high priest in Barack Obama…”
So today we have an emerging philosophy rooted in ancient pagan traditions, of which I, for one, am not proud. The “hope, action and change” promised us, does not, in my way of thinking, offer much hope.
May God help…then bless America, please!