Monday, April 27, 2009

Obama And Messiahship

Now, I am not interested in simply belittling Barack Obama. I know that each one of us should pray for him as our president that God will give him guidance to lead our country in the right way. But I cannot help noticing that he has been considered by many to be, if not the Messiah, at least in some ways like the real Messiah, Jesus Christ.

To show how many people relate to his being the Messiah, you may have noticed that a painting of him with arms outstretched and a crown of thorns on his head to be unveiled on April 29, 2009, in New York City. Also, a sculptor in Des Moines, Iowa, created a statue of Obama riding on a donkey depicting his "triumphal entry" just as Jesus had his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem in New Testament days. On January 24, 2009, he paraded this sculpture in an inaugural parade.

Even Obama himself said, "Contrary to popular belief, I was not born in a manger. I was born on Krypton." He seems to think of himself, maybe not as much a Messiah as a superman who is out to save the world.

Remember, though, that there were two opinions of Jesus when he was here on the earth. Many believed on him as the real Messiah who came to save his people from their sins, but many others believed that he was a blasphemer (Matt. 9:3). They did not believe that he was really God (Matt. 13:55); they said he was only the carpenter's son. Even his disciples misunderstood him, thinking that he would set up his kingdom at this time in the world against the Roman government. And even when he died and was resurrected, they did not believe it. Remember that Jesus said ". . . for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."

The real Messiah was not a blasphemer. He was really and truly God in the flesh (Immanuel). He did not set up his kingdom at that time but will later. He did die and raised himself up from the dead (John 10:15, 17, 18; 13:37).

Which one of these Messiahs is Obama? Is he the one who came to save the world through his own death, burial and resurrection? Or is he the other one? Think about it?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Family Web Site

If you have an interest in the Wolf-Wolfe/Blackburn/Jenkins/Maddox Web site, you may write me an e-mail at, and I will send you an invitation to join us to view new and old pictures of the family and be able to upload pictures that pertain to these families and will be of interest to the viewers.

Thanks to all who are visiting regularly to the web site. The more the merrier.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Hate Crime Law

A frightening law is being considered in this country's House of Representative. It is a new Hate Crime Law, called David's Law from David Ray.

This new law would find at fault acts of hate, including "perceived" hate. This is very discomfitting to me. If someone has a particular sensitivity to a word or phrase, he may consider it a hate crime when he hears the word or phrase--it could be perceived to be hate when it actually may have no hate involved.

This is HB 256.

Harry Jackson, Jr. of High Impact Leadership Coalition, believes that this bill will give homosexuals a protected status --

“This part of the bill means [H.R. 256] will very quickly turn into a speech crime law,” explains Rev. Ted Pike, a Christian minister and free speech advocate.

It "would be operated by 'a private civil liberties organization'."

Pray God's intervention to this bill. Do some reading, and call your congressman.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Christian Persecution In Turkey

Our president was in Turkey today speaking to their Parliament. He spoke that he would help Turkey fight against Al Quaida and PKK. The problem with this is that the people of Turkey consider Christians as equal to Al Quaida and PKK. Read the following paragraph taken from

"From December 2005, after having a long meeting regarding the Christian threat, the wife of Former Prime Minister Ecevit, historian Ilber Ortayli, Professor Hasan Unsal, Politician Ahmet Tan and writer/propagandist Aytunc Altindal, each in their own profession began a campaign to bring the public’s attention to the looming threat of Christians who sought to 'buy their children’s souls'. Hidden cameras in churches have taken church service footage and used it sensationally to promote fear and antagonism toward Christianity."

Also . . .

"In an official televised response from Ankara, the Interior Minister of Turkey smirked as he spoke of the attacks on our brothers. Amid public outrage and protests against the event and in favour of freedom of religion and thought, the media and official comments ring with the same message, 'We hope you have learned your lesson. We do not want Christians here.'"

Pray for our missionaries in Turkey and for our country as our president agrees with Turkey (by implication) that Christians are a threat to Turkey. Maybe he thinks they are a threat to our country, too.