The following is one of a series of four posts (4/4) that pre-date the November ‘08 elections. They were originally published on a different site. I’m re-posting them here on www.JohnTracy.me for sake of consolidation.
Please watch the video below before reading my comments that follow.
In case you have never heard of Bill Ayres, here is my brief description:
Bill Ayres is an unrepentant terrorist who was a member of the Weather Underground and bombed the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and a New York City police headquarters. After 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times as saying “I don’t regret setting bombs … I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Ayers is currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He and Obama live in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and served together on the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based charity that develops community groups to help the poor. Obama and Ayres made speeches together in 1997 and 2002. Obama spokes-person David Axelrod said that they were friends. Obama left the board in December 2002. Among the other interesting connections between the two is the fact that Ayers helped launch Obama’s political career by hosting a meet-the-candidate event at his home for Barack when he first ran for office in the mid-1990s.
Now, consider this…
Should we have to question the American loyalty of the Commander and Chief of this Nation? Obama has a lifetime of “questionable (to say the least)” friends: Bill Ayers, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, etc. I’m so tired of hearing of his connections with people and organizations that are anti-American. How many times have we heard stories about Obama refusing to wear a flag on his coat, refusing to pledge to the flag during the National Anthem, and along with his wife making terribly derogatory statements about the USA-the greatest nation in the world! Why is someone so anti-American even being considered? Could it be that, if America votes in Barack Obama as the next President, the population at large is just as anti-American as he?
Let me explain. Why do we love America? Is it only the greatness of our land that we love in terms of our economic dominance in recent decades, our military power, our natural resources, or maybe even the wit and wisdom of our founding fathers? Is Barack Obama opposed to that America? Maybe in part, but for the most part, no. He’s not opposed to the existence of America, nor having her be the most influential nation on the world scene. He’s opposed to the America that you and I, who are believers in Jesus Christ, know and love…the America that is based on principles and precepts in God’s holy Word.
Why are we great, people? Here is the answer: because of the good hand of our good God! The only way we have any hope to continue to be great, is if we continue striving to be good! And, good is not possible apart from God.
Barack Obama is anti-American not just because of his association with terrorists and radicals and his blatant refusal at times to honor the very symbols of our freedom. He is anti-America, primarily because he is against our Christian morals. I don’t know his heart, nor his eternal standing before a holy God, but I do know that he denies the very clear teaching of Scripture on many issues.
Does one have to be a professed Christian to lead this nation? No, that has never been the case, although it has certainly been ideal when it has happened in our history. On the other hand, should Christians look for a candidate that most closely aligns with their Christian world-view? Absolutely! If Obama has his way, he will take America farther from God with his policies than we have ever been in our history. Trust me, Bill Ayers could be the least of our worries in the near future.
I shudder to think what all this could mean for the eternal-security of our nation (from God’s perspective).
I do know this, the Bible gives no indication at all that America will continue to be the favored nation until the end of time. There are several identifiable nations in the book of the Revelation, but Bible scholars agree, America is not found among them. What does the future hold for our great land? Only God knows the full answer. Regardless, you and I must be found faithful until He calls us home. America has seen great times of revival in the past, and we need that today more than ever. It’s not too late! Centuries ago God said of His chosen people, Israel, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
It always been the case that God has blessed or punished a nation based on the heart condition of the Believers in that land. So, I admonish you as strongly as I can…CHRISTIANS, WORK (and vote) like it’s all up to you, and PRAY like it’s all up to God! May God have mercy on our nation! Revelation 22:20: “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
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