President Obama

6 Nov

Having received constructive criticism that this blog is becoming overly political I have been trying to resist the temptation to write a post regarding the US Presidential elections. The reality is that if you are interested in the subject there are alot of christian bloggers, more wise and eloquent than myself, who have been giving their perspective on the issue. Despite this I cannot resist them temptation to pass comment any longer but I am restraining myself to three brief points about the election of America’s 44th President.

1) Obama is not the Saviour America needs, Jesus is.

2) The media may wish to report this as a moral victory drawing a line under the wrongs of the past in the United States and as we realise that Rosa Parks, the Bus Boycotts and Martin Luther King is within living memory, I too am excited that a black man can now be President. However this is not a moral victory. Equality on the basis of skin colour may have been achieved but the US has now clearly shown their support for brutal discrimination on the basis of where a person is living. If you are an occupant of an American womb pro-abortion Obama does not believe you have the right to life.

3) God is Sovereign, remember Daniel 2:21.

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6 Responses to “President Obama”

  1. Daniel Ritchie November 7, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    “Having received constructive criticism that this blog is becoming overly political”

    Hmm, I wonder if these people have read anything by the early Covenanters?

    Keep plugging away on political issues, there is enough other stuff to do us all several lifetimes over.

  2. EN November 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    As someone now having to live under this president, I echo your comments wholeheartedly. If only injustice on all levels could be ended–but that is what Christ’s redemption is for.

  3. Abi November 10, 2008 at 5:07 pm #

    “Having received constructive criticism that this blog is becoming overly political”

    aw james we were kidding….but none of the wonderful ideas we kindly suggested to you have appeared yet…where’s the Dear James bit? and the My Favourite Recipes? and the rest? :D

  4. Hail Gudfueic November 11, 2008 at 8:53 pm #

    I think that people should appreciate your work more as soon you will be greatly loved and respected in the political world and we will be but flies in squashed in the pages of your political journal as your power increases and your mind is overcome by the things which cannot be understood by anyone but a true politician himself. Keep going my friend. The force will be with you. Stand strong and you can be like me, full of power which i do not comprehend or appreciate. However i do wonder if you understand the complexity of the topics you cover on this blog or the altitude of stability of mind needed to comprehend the level of intelligence.

  5. James November 12, 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    What an interesting range of comments we have on this blog, some more bizzare than others, but thank you all for commenting.

    My favourite recipies could actually be a possibility if you really want as I now partake in a “survival cooking” course on Friday mornings. Sadly it doesn’t consist of catching, skinning and cooking rabbits as I’d hoped instead all I’ve made so far are scones and apple crumble!

  6. Ruth November 14, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    I am so glad that the RPCI is so non-political. It makes me sad to see American Christians expecting to find a saviour in either McCain or Obama.

    (C’mon, they’re politicians, and therefore scummy by definition :D)

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