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The following discussion is one that is being written specifically to people who say that they are Christians. That is because I am writing from a biblically scriptural view-point. For those who are not Christians, that is, they have not been born again of the Spirit of God, much of what I will address will mean nothing to them, those who have not been born again of the Spirit of God. This opening statement is being made, not because of any lack of respect for unbelievers in Christ, those who have not been born again of the Spirit of God, but because such unbelievers in Christ, such people who have not been born again, do not have the spiritual leading and understanding of God’s Holy Spirit. Please consider the two scriptures that are supportive of my view, as follows: (Please excuse the repetition, but it helps to clarify a statement.)
1 Corinthians 1:18 New International Version (NIV)
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
14 But the unbeliever does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually.
My note: If God’s Spirit does not indwell someone, that person can not understand things that are spiritually derived.
Many people have questioned whether the president is a Christian. Many have said that the president is a Christian, and many have said that he is not a Christian. Many other people have questioned whether the president supports the nation of Israel. There are many who have said that our nation’s leader is a supporter of the nation of Israel, and there are many others who have said that he does not support Israel.
In regard to a person’s being a Christian, let me say that it’s not a matter of having a membership card. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (The Living Bible) is very clear as to what is required for anyone to be a Christian, or to be “in Christ:”
“17 When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!”
The way that a person becomes “a brand new person inside,” is described in John 3:3-7 (The Living Bible).
3 Jesus replied, “With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.”
4 “Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
5 Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; 7 so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again!
The aspect of being born of water and Spirit is a spiritual cleansing which takes places, and is accomplished by God’s Holy Spirit. So, no membership card will make this changeover happen. Without a person having been being given a new, “born again, born from above spirit,” that person has no way of understanding anything that is spiritually derived. There is no such thing as a person “being converted” to Christianity. God’s Holy Spirit gives a former unbeliever a spirit that is as pure as the Spirit of Christ. Very simply speaking, nobody can go “down the street” to the nearest Holy Spirit store “and buy a gallon of it.”
In regard to our nation’s leader “being a Christian,” let me be very truthful. It is public knowledge that our nation’s leader supports the killing of unborn babies in the wombs of their mothers, and supports same-sex marriage. It is also true that those other leaders of our government, such as the vice president, attorney general, secretary of state, former secretary of state (now, president wannabe), senate minority leader, house minority leader, all of whom are democrats, support the killing of unborn babies in the wombs of their mothers, and support same-sex marriage. So, in regard to our nation’s leader, and the other leaders that I mentioned, none of them show that they have an intimate and personal saving relationship with Jesus – that they have been “born again.” If they had been born again, and if they were to have a personal relationship with Jesus, they would not be consistently supporting the killing of unborn babies in the wombs of their mothers, or consistently be in support of same-sex marriage. Such lifestyles are totally in conflict with a person “being a Christian,” having been “born again.” So, we can easily see that our nation is being led by people who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and have no evidence that any of them are Christians, have been born again, or have the Spirit of Christ indwelling them.
As it relates to whether a person is a Christian, let’s consider the subject of abortion. In the following verses we see how the immediately newly born Hebrew children were given a sex test to determine if they would be allowed to live. That is much the case that is present in our world today. The term “late-term abortion” is more accurately described as being “partial birth abortion.”
Exodus 1:15-22 New International Version (NIV)
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.
Partial Birth Abortion is legal and very gruesome. The procedure begins by the abortionist, being guided by ultrasound, grabbing the unborn baby’s legs with forceps. The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed from its mother. Question: Have you decided which of your children you could have had aborted? Can you look at your child and even think that you could have made such a decision to end its life, possibly by tearing its body apart, or by leaving it to die after it was born alive? The thought sickens me! Can we, as born again believers in Jesus, in good conscience, vote for anyone who promotes abortion and same-sex marriage?
Now, let’s get back to the opening question about whether our nation’s leader supports the nation of Israel. It is true that I can’t read the mind of another person, including our president. But, I closely follow daily news reports that are broadcast on radio and television, both network and cable, as well as written press and news on the internet. So, I would like to provide some events and reports that may tell us about our president’s support, or lack thereof, for the nation of Israel.
There has been much press reporting about the president refusing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The president chose to meet with Muslims exactly a week prior to the day that the Israeli leader will speak to a joint session of Congress on the situation that our most legitimate ally is facing daily, and which our nation may soon have to face. The link to that story immediately follows
There has also been much said about the lack of truth that came from some of the president’s statements that he made in his meeting with the Muslims. The following statements are provided to show the validity of such complaints.
On 2/18 our President said, “Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding. Generations — (applause) — Generations of Muslim immigrants came here and went to work as farmers and merchants and factory workers, helped to lay railroads and to build up America.”
FACT: There is no significant Muslim contribution to US history for one primary reason. Muslims are polygamists (they can have up to 4 wives) and until 1990, US Immigration policy severely restricted Immigration from countries where polygamy was legal and prohibited those few polygamists who actually got in from becoming US citizens.
“opponents of Mormon polygamy urged the federal government to extinguish the barbaric practice of polygamy, which, they argued, was the equivalent of female slavery. The Republican platform in the presidential elections of 1856 and 1860 included a pledge to eradicate polygamy as well as slavery.” “During the 1870s and 1880s, anti-polygamy rhetoric… commonly linked Mormon polygamy to “Mohammedan barbarism.”
Source: Berkeley Journal of International Law, Vol. 27, Is. 2 , Art. 3 2009]
Truth is something that is important, as it relates to God’s Words, “false witness.”
Exodus 20:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Matthew 19:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Romans 13:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
A nation’s leader should speak the truth, as should everybody else.
John 8:32 New King James Version (NKJV)
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The truth of scripture is the Savior of scripture.
John 14:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
If anyone has a personal relationship with Jesus, that relationship will free an habitual liar from a lifestyle of bearing false witness.
The need for presidential concern for Israel is discussed in the following video. The video is important for any Christian or Jew to view in its entirety.
Zola Levitt TV
Before we finish the discussion of whether our nation’s leader is a Christian, and if he is a blesser of Israel, let’s consider the follow passage of scripture.
Genesis 12:1-3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves.”
So, getting back to our two questions about our nation’s leader, let’s ask the questions again.
1. Is the President a Christian?
2. Is the President a blesser of Israel?
My answer is very simple.
1. I don’t know if the President is a Christian.
2. I don’t know if the President is a blesser of Israel.
My thoughts are very simple.
1. If a person claims to be a Christian, there should be an accompanying witness from that person of such a place in Christ.
2. If a person is a blesser of Israel, no one should be asking that question; the evidence should be obvious.
Let’s consider the following song, as it relates to Psalm 122:6:
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, May they prosper who love you.”