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Obama’s Christian Testimony – In His Own Words

“And I went over to Trinity on 95th Street on the Southside and I heard a sermon about hope and faith and the love of Jesus Christ. During the course of the sermon I was introduced to Jesus in a way that I had not been introduced before. And I learned my sins could be redeemed if I placed my trust in him. That he could set me on the path of eternal life. It was because of these newfound understandings that I was finally able to walk down the isle one day and get baptized. I have to say, I didn’t fall out in church, it didn’t come as an epiphany. It was a gradual process, all the questions and the doubts and the pain that I sometimes felt didn’t magically disappear. The skeptical bent of my mind didn’t suddenly vanish. But kneeling beneath the cross I heard God’s spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to his will and I dedicated myself to discovering His truth and carrying out His works.”

It simply amazes me that, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, people, particularly those on the right, continue to believe the President is a Muslim.  What’s even more frightening is that the number of Republicans that believe this absurdity is growing.

I wonder how those 34% of American Republicans who believe and spread this rumor feel about the fact that they will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).


  • Eugene Pando

    Speaking for me and only me. I’m not saying he is a Muslim or not. The quran is.

    How long after or before this speech did this Christian start supporting abortions? What does 1 Corinthians 6:9–10 say about abortions?

    • http://homebrewedtheology.com Christian

      Tell me, where, exactly, in the scripture is abortion forbidden. My guess is you’ll find it’s neither specifically supported or opposed in scripture.

      However, Numbers 5 details a procedure for priests to prescribe an abortifacient (bitter water) to terminate the possible pregnancy of a woman who was unfaithful to her husband.

      So, do you support that? It is scriptural, after all.

  • http://www.homepartyplanningbusiness.com Charlotte

    What I could care less about it what religion our leader is or even that he or she professes to have one. I don’t ask my dentist what religion he is, it has no bearing on his performance, I don’t ask my nail tech at the salon what religion she is, I like how she does my nails.

    Religion and Politics are 2 separate things. I’m tired of people trying to marry them together.

  • Joshua

    Right on Charlotte. What the hell does it matter? My boss is Catholic, my bartender a jack-Mormon, my barista a secular humanist and my favorite restaurant is run by Muslims.

    I never chose any of them based on their religion, and I don’t choose my president on the basis of his.

  • Eugene Pando

    Why should we care if someone is a muslim… Let me give this a shot.

    1. He/She is rejecting Jesus. I believe that is a bad thing.

    2. He/She is trying to get you or I to reject Jesus. I believe that is a bad thing.

    3. He/She is commanded to kill you or I if we don’t reject Jesus. I believe that is a bad thing.

    Yea… nothing to care about here.

    • http://homebrewedtheology.com Christian

      Ok, where to begin?

      1) Article 6 of the US Constitution – The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. Saying being Muslim is a disqualifier for President is rejecting the Constitution. Period.

      2) Jesus, or Isa in the Q’uran is a highly regarded prophet. Islam does not reject Jesus, they just don’t believe in his divinity…..which is the same as every other religion on the planet.

      3) I have yet to have a Muslim come to my door and try to get me to “reject Jesus”. I have, however, had many Christian denominations come to my door and try to get me to “join their team”.

      4) Your vision of Islam is based on fear and a lack of knowledge. By your logic, we should judge all Christians by people like Tim McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, or Fred Phelps. Every religion has its assholes. Judging an entire group of people, 20% of the worlds population, based on those assholes is intellectually dishonest.

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  • mickey

    When you guys figure out which religion Obama practices, be sure to send a Rahm or Nancy a letter, just to let them know the gig is up and that you figured out the answer. That way they can throw the sheep another distraction to keep them busy while our money is being wasted.

    • http://homebrewedtheology.com Christian

      Talk to the guys on your side over this one. 34% of Republicans and 30% of those who politically oppose the President think he’s Muslim. Plus, if you listen to the TeaBaggers, he’s a Muslim born in Kenya looking to start a New World Order with the Build-a-Bears, the cast of Twilight, and some random dude by the 7-11.

      Like I said, stupidity must be contagious with them.

  • joshua

    Eugene,

    YOUR bible demands you kill false prophets. YOUR bible supports genocide to horrendous degree’s in the name of G-D. YOUR bible is more violent than the quran. If you ask me, Christians should not be in charge of a flea circus, based on the bible. But, logically, most Christians do not support those things or practice them. As with Muslims.

    For a ligght-hearted and deeply

  • joshua

    Oops, I prematurely posted. How… ackward.

    Anyways, for a light-hearted and deeply passionate talk on Islamic culture, visit fora.tv and search for rick steves. He has a couple of talks on his visit to Iran, and they’re wonderful.

    Eugene, it’s like a pastor I know says, “if I am having surgery, I want the best surgen, be him Christian, Muslim, Mormon, or nothing.” Same thing with a president. I pray that you have a moment where you are helped by a man who is not of your own faith.

  • http://thechurchofjesuschrist.us Joel

    Great post, Christian… and yes, stupidity is contagious… I mean, just look…

  • Pamm

    I agree with Christian and Joel, great postings, and I absolutely agree. Besides, we left Britain to be able to worship who we decide (or not) to worship, that is what freedom is; to say that the U S is a Christian nation is not true; if we say we have more Christians in the US than other faiths, then you may be correct..and no where in the constitution does it state that our President MUST be Christian; however, if President Obama confesses Christ, then that is enough for me. Leave him alone, you ignorants, and also those with your own polictial agenda trying to demonize and amazing person with an amazing mess to clean up. Stand by him and by the way, all you Christians, does not the Bible say to respect those in authority over you? To pray for those who have the rule over you? Our President was elected by a majority and he has, and is, following the promises he made in his campaign, and stonewalling and criticizing him on every turn won’t work, because he obviously has spiritual help to take all this shit.

  • build-a-bear worldwide

    Thou shalt not speak of the coming storm. Report to your nearest FEMA camp immediately.

  • mickey

    “and by the way, all you Christians, does not the Bible say to respect those in authority over you? To pray for those who have the rule over you? ”

    I didnt realize we were a dictatorship. This has to be one of the most amazing comments I’ve read in a long time. I’m speechless and dont even know how to reply to something so incredibly ridiculous. But since I’m not a bible reader, I have to ask….this “respect” you speak of- is it unconditional?

    About this mess you claim Obama is “cleaning up”…….how is it that doing the exact same things that Bush did (fiscally speaking), only five times as bad, considered “cleaning up?” Some people amaze me.

    Oh, and I still dont care what religion he is. It’s nothing more than a distraction. Bu it’s a good distraction if youre an Obama supporter. God forbid we allow policy to come to the forefront.

  • joshua

    Mickey, I agree it’s a distraction. I’d rather people talk about policy. The Bible does ask to respect and submit to political authority but does so in a strange way. The government in their time was way worse than anytthing we have ever experienced as americans, no matter how much we dislike whatever administration is in there. The “submit to” stuff is almost subversive. It speaks of radical submission. If they tell you to walk one mile, walk two. If they say, give me your cloak, strip naked and give it all. Biblical submission to political authority speaks on submitting yourself to the point that you shame your oppressor. It’s quite ingenius, really.

  • mickey

    Well, that doesnt make me want to pick up a copy for sure.

    Our “oppressor” in this case can never be shamed because he will never take from you personally. Either his minions will do the dirty work, or he will tax and regulate private businesses to the point that the prices of everything go up, and hence we all pay more taxes.

    I dont think I have to spell out my exact thoughts on the bible right now. Instead I’ll just repeat that I still think that thats one of the most incredibly ridiculous things I have ever heard. And some people call Ron Paul a Kook. Ha! Sorry, but I’ll think for myself and make my own decisions as to whether someone has EARNED my respect or not. I dont need an instruction manual.

  • joshua

    Well, I can’t say if it will or will not work, but it seemed to work on the Roman empire. I can’t make a direct correlation, but Roman subjects were overtly and unjustly taxed. most were persecuted by their own government. It worked in the past, we’ll see if it works again.

  • smitty

    Having just read Obama’s “Dreams From My Father”, it was interesting to note the he descirbed in detail his first meeting of Jeremiah Wright. He also revealed the first time he heard Wright’s sermon, titled “the Audacity of Hope”. He tell how he was married in Trinity Church by Rev. Wright.

    He winds up “Dreams” with an eipilogue that tells in detail of one of his relatives, Roy, who found himself when he converted to Islam. OBama goes on to say how much converting to Islam changed his relative, “Roy”.

    And so I was very shocked to get to the last page of Dreams and find that Barack Hussein Obama, had not mentioned even one word about his own conversion to Jesus Christ. In in 457 pages about his life, his childhood, his trip to Kenya, his education, his first job as community organizer, his life in Chicao, his life in New York, in 457 pages not one word about Jesus Christ, his Lord and saviour.

  • smitty

    April 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Having just read Obama’s “Dreams From My Father”, it was interesting to note the he described in detail his first meeting of Jeremiah Wright. He also revealed the first time he heard Wright’s sermon, titled “the Audacity of Hope”, which he later used as a book title for himself. He tells how he was married to Michelle in Trinity Church by Rev. Wright.

    He winds up “Dreams” with an epilogue that tells in detail of one of his relatives, Roy, who found himself when he converted to Islam. OBama goes on to say how much converting to Islam changed his relative, “Roy”, for the good for the better.

    And so I was very shocked to get to the last page of Dreams and find that Barack Hussein Obama, had not mentioned even one word about his own conversion to Jesus Christ, not when, not where, not how.

    In 457 pages about his life, his childhood, his trip to Kenya, his education, his first job as community organizer, his life in Chicago, his life in New York, in 457 pages not one word about Jesus Christ, his Lord and Saviour. Not one word.

    Also missing in Dreams are DATES.

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