Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Danish paper says Obama greater than Jesus

Yesterday, a Danish newspaper said that "Obama is greater than Jesus." No this is not a spoof, and they were perfectly serious. Comparing Obama's accomplishments to Jesus's, Jesus comes up short.  Headlined, "The U.S. president - the practical saviour of our times" the comparisons begin, Jesus being only an impractical savior, is behind in points already. Above, the photo the editor chose to use in his piece.

Politiken is the nation's second largest paper with a circulation of almost half a million. Its editor wrote yesterday in gushing and adoring rhetoric that while Obama's tangible results are few and far between, his words have affected the global consciousness, and somehow this is even better than what that old Jesus did, and will undboubtedly have long-term effects. Again by tacit comparison, Jesus's words only have a short-term effect. And anyway, He spoke only in parables so "it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work."

The editorial claims by intimation that Jesus never existed, but if He were to appear and stand by Obama the comparison wouldn't even come close, it would actually be hilarious, because, "If such a comparison were to be made, it would, of course, inevitably be to Obama’s advantage." "Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus."

And unlike the unfortunate comment made by John Lennon that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, this piece claims that Obama is greater than Jesus. Lennon's claim was a direct attack on Christianity but not on Jesus Christ Himself. And in those innocent, bygone days, when "Datebook quoted Lennon's comments in August 1966, a violent protest broke out in the US. Beatles records were publicly burned, concerts were cancelled and threats were made. The protest spread to other countries including Mexico, South Africa and Spain; there were anti-Beatles demonstrations and Beatles music was banned from being played on radio stations." What will be Christians' reaction to the Danish claim that Obama is greater than the Savior Himself? I hope not crickets.

That prophetic implications are obvious. That the editor's statements are blasphemous and heart-rending are assured. The End Time prophecies are replete with warnings about false Christs and false teachers; warnings to stay away from men who speak flatteries and deceive the naive; warnings about doctrines of  demons and falling away from the faith; warnings about tickled ears and inability to endure sound doctrine, and more.

No, Obama has never proclaimed himself to be a messiah. But he has never denied it, either. Even the angels of God were quick to deflect worship but Obama accepts the Godly titles, and by his silent acceptance, encourages worship. If for anything else, the Politiker piece reminds us that the gulf between believer and lost is wide, and that the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. Writing such a claim, even thinking it, illustrates the depth of the fallen state of those who are lost and perishing. It also shows how desperately the lost need the savior, but are looking in all the wrong places.

Charles Smith is managing editor and a daily contributor to www.The-REVELATOR.com, a Christian news source. He wrote an excellent piece on this topic here. I recommend one and all to read it.

Politiker's editor, Julian Isherwood, listed an e-mail address at the end of the piece. I encourage one and all to write him, politely, and remind him of Who the true Savior is.

"Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour." (1 John 2:18)

3 comments:

  1. anonymous,

    thank you for reading the blog and responding to this entry. However, I could not publish your comment because profanity is not allowed.

    Thank you again for reading

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  2. Elizabeth,

    Thank you again for writings and great detail and bible applications - I look forward to your writings daily. Thank you for exposing many little reported items, for using great discernment when writing about these things and for being a bold proclaimer of the truth. Happy New Year - AMH - Westport, CT

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  3. Dear AMH in CT, thank you so much for commenting, and for reading! I praise Him for saving me to serve His kingdom and praise the Holy Spirit for the work He has me do, which I love. Happy New Year to you, I hope this year is good for us all in every way, including the rapture.

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