Pres. Obama “breakfast theologian”

Pres. Obama says he is a Christian.  Okay.  He spent a long time listening to Black Liberation Theology.  I think everyone should be familiar with Black Liberation Theology.  It might help you understand the President.

In any event, Pres. Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.  The transcript and video.  HERE.

The President’s desire to redistribute your money is so strong that he tried to make a theological argument based on a citation of Scripture.  He said:

But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.

He quoted Luke 12:48, which is in the Lord’s followup to His parable about the faithful, vigilant servant who is ready when the master comes home. I am so glad that he did not have the temerity to quote the next line: “I am come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled?” (And speaking of Kindle…. HERE.)

POTUS wants to make this into an argument for higher taxes.

What the President seems not to have grasped is that the one doing the giving and the requiring is GOD. The context is the Second Coming of the Lord at the end of the world or our own death when we meet the Judge.

May I suggest you take a moment to read all of …

Luke 12:

And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.

And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.

And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they shall bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say; For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must say.

And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me. But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge, or divider, over you? And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and will build greater; and into them will I gather all things that are grown to me, and my goods. And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years take thy rest; eat, drink, make good cheer. But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee: and whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God. And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat; nor for your body, what you shall put on. The life is more than the meat, and the body is more than the raiment. Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do they reap, neither have they storehouse nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much are you more valuable than they? And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are you solicitous for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these. Now if God clothe in this manner the grass that is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more you, O ye of little faith? And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high. For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your Father knoweth that you have need of these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands. And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and passing will minister unto them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come.

And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us, or likewise to all?

And the Lord said: Who (thinkest thou) is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing. Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he possesseth. But if that servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming; and shall begin to strike the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and to drink and be drunk: The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopeth not, and at the hour that he knoweth not, and shall separate him, and shall appoint him his portion with unbelievers. And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more. I am come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled? And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized: and how am I straitened until it be accomplished? Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation. For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided: three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against his father, the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother, the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising from the west, presently you say: A shower is coming: and so it happeneth: And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There will be heat: and it cometh to pass. You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth: but how is it that you do not discern this time? And why even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is just? And when thou goest with thy adversary to the prince, whilst thou art in the way, endeavour to be delivered from him: lest perhaps he draw thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exacter, and the exacter cast thee into prison. I say to thee, thou shalt not go out thence, until thou pay the very last mite.

The next parable the Lord tells is about the wise and foolish virgins.

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  1. Supertradmum says:

    Well, he is not a Christian in any traditional sense of the word and when he was running, I posted blog after blog about his seventeen years in the Chicago “church” which radically supports the fact that the Blacks are the Chosen People of God, that Jesus is a socialist Messiah who calls for political, even violent revolt. In addition, he and his people are vehemently anti-Semitic. One can check several sites.

    I am not only appalled but insulted that he claimed that his Christianity made him pro-abortion, which is on my blog Vote whoever else, please. Even a duck would make a better president.

  2. JohnE says:

    With hat-tip to Acton and Luke 19:
    20Then the other servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your gold coin; I kept it stored away in a handkerchief, 21for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding person; you take up what you did not lay down and you harvest what you did not plant.’ 22He said to him, ‘With your own words I shall condemn you, you wicked servant. You knew I was a demanding person, taking up what I did not lay down and harvesting what I did not plant; 23why did you not put my money in a bank? Then on my return I would have collected it with interest.’ 24And to those standing by he said, ‘Take the gold coin from him and give it to the servant who has ten.’ 25But they said to him, ‘Sir, he has ten gold coins.’ 26‘I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.’”

    Perhaps Obama should take a theology class before telling us that Jesus supports his policies. Nancy Pelosi could probably benefit too. I would recommend NOT at Notre Dame!

  3. XYZ321 says:

    It seems to me to be as simple as whether government is requiring the redistribution of my wealth; or whether I, as an individual, am choosing to donate my wealth to those in need. In the first instance, if I ignore the requirement, I risk losing my property in a sheriff’s auction or losing my liberty in prison. In the second instance, if I ignore what is expected of me as a Christian, I risk eternal damnation. One of the problems is when the government takes so much of my wealth, it lessens how much I have available to donate charitably.

  4. Kerry says:

    Various amazed commenters and radio hosts have said “If President Bush did this the left would screech bloody murder”, with implied wonder at the silence of the left. Of course they are silent. They know he doesn’t believe a word of it.

  5. AnAmericanMother says:

    He’s about as much of a theologian as he is a “Constitutional Law Professor”.

    That is to say, none at all. Just another lie (he was an adjunct instructor – something that alums do on the side for a small stipend or for free. I was one myself for years, nothing special about it at all.)

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  7. Gail F says:

    “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” That about says it all. President Obama opines that corporations are bad and rich people are evil, while he raises unbelievable millions of dollars through things like $30,000 a plate dinners. And he wants to say how money would be best “redistributed”? Please.

    President Obama is doing the time-honored custom of proof texting, finding a text that seems to prove whatever point you want to make. It doesn’t take a lot of brain and I’m sure any decent speechwriter can do it.

  8. NoTambourines says:

    I’m amazed at the Left’s selective appropriation of Jesus, which the Obama snippet of Luke 12 and the full chapter also demonstrates. They like the “social action” Jesus, but when it comes to the Jesus who forbade divorce, who said that “whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart,” well, you know, maybe something’s up with the translation and maybe it was a later scribal addition. Wink wink.

    Not to mention the Jesus who said “you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Say, now, that’s organized religion, man. Or “go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

    Above all, they selectively reject the Jesus who said “I am the bread of life,” and “THIS IS MY BODY.”

  9. AnAmericanMother says:

    This is a hard saying – who can hear it? – and many turned back and walked with him no more.

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