Monday, 21 January 2013

President Obama Inauguration January 21,2013

Micah 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

President Obama -January 21, 2013 (guardian.co.uk)

Today was an exciting day in US politics. President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States - a busy day for the President and his lovely family.

President and Mrs Obama greet the crowds ( NBC politics.com )
1 Timothy 2: 1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

In his speech today, President Obama laid out some goals for his second term as President. Among other things, he mentioned three issues which I would like to comment on.
1) Gun control - I believe President Obama is on the right track with gun control. With the gun violence that the USA has experienced in recent years, the President must do whatever he can to stop these massive killings of innocent people. For the President to not take action regarding this matter at this time would be morally wrong. I believe it is the President's responsibility to act on this issue and for the general public to support his efforts in this matter. We are our "brother's keeper".
Genesis 4: 8-11
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
  And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

2) Gay rights - Here I firmly disagree with President Obama. It is 100% clear in the Bible that homosexuality is a sin against God. It can not be compared to the skin color or male/female equality in society or the workplace since those are not sin issues. Homosexuality is a sin that requires repentance before God and for such individuals to turn to Jesus for forgiveness and salvation. I believe President Obama is seriously misguided on the issue of homosexuality. He needs prayer. If one swears on the Bible, should he not also live by the words written in it?
Romans 1: 22-32
 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
1 Corinthians 6: 9-10   Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

3) Climate change -  I believe that everyone one of us should do what is reasonable to take care of this beautiful earth that God has given to us. It is sad to see the pollution, the immense amount of food that is wasted etc. Also the chemicals and fertilizers that are used to produce our food can not possibly be healthy for any of us. I believe God is in control of this planet and though we should do what we can for the good of it, it cannot be our main priority. To me the "green" issue is not a matter that is worth getting really upset about. Our focus needs to be on winning lost souls to the Lord Jesus for salvation. This world is not our home - we are just a passing through!!
Some additional comments: In my discussion on point #2 on gay rights, I mentioned male/female equality. I would like to expand on this just a bit. While in God's eyes, male and female are equals this does not mean that they are interchangeable. Family is God's idea, as is marriage. One man and one woman united before God for life, till death do part. God has created the males and gifted them with fatherhood, while the female has been given the gift of bearing children and motherhood. So two homosexual men together raising children is wickedness in the sight of our God. As is two lesbian women raising a family. God's ways are best. Sometimes circumstances of life are hard and we see Grandparents, or other loving family raising a child in need, this is pleasing to the Lord.
As we see in Titus chapter 2, the ideal place for a woman with children is to be a stay at home Mom and raise the children up for the Lord. Please take time to read these verses from Titus 2:
 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
May God guide President Obama to make right choices - choices that honor the Lord! May I encourage everyone to pray for the leaders of your country!


  1. Yes,
    "homosexuality is a sin against God" and "it can not be compared to the skin color or male/female equality in society or the workplace since those are not sin issues".

    Let's pray for President Obama and his family!

    1. @Varpunen
      Hi, Thanks very much for your comments. I agree, let's encourage everyone to pray for President Obama - perhaps he will come to see that the Bible has authority - that it God's Word and we come under the authority of the Words written therein.
      In the province of Ontario Canada, the first lesbian premier was elected this weekend - a Liberal. How very sad. Canada - wake up!