March 2012
President Obama Betrays Christian Faith: Warning for U.S.

An open letter of warning to President Obama from Connection Magazine Editor, Jonathan Israel

Mr. President, as you know, I have already contacted you privately on several occasions. Today, I have a warning for you and the United States; however, I will first address your confusing and contrary words and actions in light of the Bible and the Christian faith you lay claim to.

It’s only fitting that I acknowledge your kindness for taking time out of you busy schedule and writing to me on three separate occasions; first in October, 2011, and most recently in January of this year.  I am appreciative and humbled by this especially since I’ve heard you mention something about making time for 10 letters per week.
 
In one of your communications with me, you claimed to be a Christian; therefore, I must respond to you openly and according to scripture regarding your very confusing and contrary comments and actions unbecoming to a follower of Jesus. As you must know, the word of the Lord holds conviction and correction for all of us whom He loves. And because He loves us, we can all repent and turn from the error of our ways and be forgiven. Praise Jesus!

Clearly, the Bible instructs us how to live and conduct our conversation and that “…we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.” (2Corinthians 13:8)

A true Christian, whether a businessman, politician or homemaker is to be found “…holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.” (Titus 1:9)

Yes, we are to challenge any and all who contradict Jesus and the Bible, since “… we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.” (1Thessalonians 2:4)

We have been instructed, Mr. President, that “…in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
(2 Timothy 2:25-26)

Yes, all true Christians are anointed to represent. We “…are ambassadors for Christ…” (2Corinthians 5:20)

As followers and representatives of Jesus we are to “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
(2 Timothy 4:2)

No matter our station in life, as followers of Jesus we are all to “… speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine...” (Titus 2:1)

Finally, Mr. President, before I address your stated and obvious conflict with the Bible and Christianity, I must remind you that it is most definitely Biblical for followers of Jesus to bring Biblical correction to all, including those in power and authority.

* John the Baptist commanded King Herod to repent for the sin of adultery.

* Jesus’ disciple Peter declared truth to the Jewish leaders and resisted them when they attempted to stop him from preaching the Gospel freely and openly.

* After his conversion to Christ, Saul openly disputed against the Grecians, who had many false gods and ideologies that were opposed to the Gospel of Jesus.

* In the 18th chapter of the book of Acts, Apollos boldly declared the Scriptures and vigorously refuted his opponents in public debate.

Obviously everyone has faith in something, Mr. President. Some have faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus, and His word and doctrine, and some have faith in “man” and his word and doctrine.

Now, however, after hundreds of years of Christian freedom, some, including yourself, believe secular ideology should restrict and replace the Bible's influence in these currently still United States.

Mr. President, is it fair or right to attack and publicly marginalize the majority of Americans (up to 75%) who believe in the Bible, simply because you and maybe 25% of Americans choose to put more credence and faith in man’s philosophies, opinions, doctrines and ideas, rather than the anointed, Holy Spirit inspired word of God? You know, things like “thou shall not kill” and “thou shall not steal”, and “love your neighbor as yourself”.

Mr. President, there is a fast growing and extremely radical agenda in the U.S., which is focused on attacking the Bible. The extremist homosexual attack against the God ordained Covenant of marriage, exclusive to a male and female union for millennia, is just one example, but a major one nonetheless.

Judeo-Christian faith is now under a major and radical attack here in the U.S., where tolerance and inclusion for all is hypocritically preached as political doctrine.

In fact, anyone can do a YouTube search of “Obama Mocks Jesus and the Bible” to see and hear how you really feel. Lord willing, I will address those statements and questions of yours in an upcoming article.

Mr. President, you must repent.

In a move totally contrary to the following Scriptures in the Bible, you have helped to promote and validate the gross sin of homosexuals by legitimizing their open deviancy in the military.  The following Scriptures, Mr. President, reveal what happens when we refuse to love the truth;

“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” (Romans 1:26-27)

“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.” (1Corinthians 6:9-10)

Mr. President, not only does the Bible declare that sexual deviancies such as homosexuality and adultery will keep people out of God’s eternal Kingdom, but the sin of fornication also leads to eternal destruction. Yet, again contrary to scripture, you also publicly stood in support of a Georgetown University student who boldly declared an ungodly lifestyle of fornication (sex outside of the God ordained Covenant of marriage).

In opposition to Scripture, which instructs all followers of Jesus to preach repentance and remission of sins to everyone, you have instead elected to wink at, embrace and prop up the sin of fornication, as well as the sin of homosexuality.

Mr. President, you must repent.

Sadly, you have even recently engaged in an extreme and radical attack against a religion’s faith by attempting to force them to dispense abortion (morning after pill) and other birth control against their conscious.

Meanwhile, you allow the Islamic political beast that governs nations (having a vision of world domination), to teach their followers on U.S. soil to kill all non-Muslims. So, why is it that you don’t oppose Islam’s political doctrines of murder that are currently being taught here in the U.S. with impunity?

Mr. President, you make claim to being a Christian, which means that you must believe Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. As a true Christian, you surely know that there is no other name given among men whereby we “must” be saved, and that Jesus is the name above all names. You must believe Jesus spoke the truth when He claimed, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)

Therefore, Mr. President, whenever you claim that the anti-Christ religion of Islam is a good religion, you are proving to be a false witness for Jesus. Surely you don't believe their anti-Christ teachings that Jesus is not the Son of God.
(1 John 2:22-23)

During the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks, you quoted the entire chapter of Psalm 46, which mentions our Creator, the one true Lord, "The God of Jacob"; not once but twice. You know the Muslims don't serve Him and yet you validate Islam. Just ask and the Muslims will tell you they don't worship and serve The God of Jacob.

Meanwhile, Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, who follow Jesus, are being terrorized and killed in growing numbers by their Muslim neighbors. As the Islamic beast expands it's political footprint the genocide of these Christians continues, yet you are silent. Why?

As Scripture warns, you simply can’t serve two masters or you will love the one and hate the other. Based on your words and actions while serving as President, you clearly haven’t been showing much love to Jesus and His words. In fact, although a large majority of U.S. Citizens claim faith in Jesus and the Bible, I have heard you say the United States is no longer a Christian nation. However, you confusingly made a recorded claim that the United States has so many Muslims it could be considered a Muslim nation.

Mr. President, you must repent.

And surely, Mr. President, as a self-proclaimed Christian, you must have known that according to Joshua 6, the Lord gave His land of Israel to the tribes of Jacob, called Israel. In fact, I have already communicated this with you. I also reminded you that the Lord has issued a prophetic warning of impending judgment for all the nations that divide His land;

“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah (Jews) and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and… will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they… divided up my land.”
(Joel 3:1&2)

Yet, in spite of knowing the word of the Lord in this matter, you elected to write to me and inform me of your plans to divide up God’s property. Your stated goal to help Hamas, (an Islamic political terror puppet group dedicated to Israel’s destruction), establish a Palestinian state carved out of Israel's sovereign land, is unconscionable and sets up the United States for judgment.

The Lord Jesus is watching and sees everything, even that which is done in secret. What you do to His property and people will be done to you. As the Lord has said, “The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head." (Obadiah 1:15)
 
Mr. President, you must repent.