So what has this man done to have engendered such vitriolic loathing? On balance he doesn’t necessarily come off as a particularly loathsome character. As President, he makes some good decisions and some bad ones (generally as you would expect from most human beings). He appears loyal to his wife and family, and he doesn’t appear to be particularly unlikable or have an unusually difficult personality. But then the there is the faith issue. The one issue that I believe unifies almost all of this President’s detractors. Generally speaking, I believe if you took a poll that was responded to honestly by those who dislike President Bush, I can guarantee you that at least 75% of them would be non-believers in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. If that percentage is lower, it is probably African Americans as a single demographic who would make it so. And their response is more culturally generational rather than anything specific to the man or his policies. For more on that issue see my post at this link.
No one is more of an accurate predictor of future events than Jesus himself. In the Bible, Jesus said this about people who, like President Bush, believes in Him as the Son of God: All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matthew 10:22 NIV)
So lets break down some of the more prominent Bush haters and review their actions in light of Jesus’ perfect truth above:
The Mainstream Press
Comprising roughly 80% of the nation's newspapers and virtually all of the major TV new networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, one can virtually no longer watch these outlets for impartial news about President Bush or his Administration. It is laughable that the talking heads or reporters for these outlets pretend each day on the air or in their newspapers or websites to be “objective” sources of news regarding Mr. Bush. But watch how these outlets cover anything having to do with real Christianity: NBC recently broadcast a TV series "The Book of Daniel" that was based on presenting an exaggeratedly debased view of a Christian Pastor and his family, and NBC is gleefully anticipating an upcoming episode of "Will and Grace" which mocks the crucifixion of Christ. ABC of course gave us the infamous Peter Jennings documentary "The Search for Jesus", using exclusively liberal theologians. In 2004, CBS News broadcast an episode of its 60 Minutes program, which claimed documents disproved Christ's Resurrection. Just strictly as a “news” item, it is interesting how these “objective” outlets never broadcast a news program about proving the validity of Jesus’ claims (especially using bible believing Christian leaders beyond liberals such as Jim Wallis).
The United Nations
This group is comprised of nation states that fancy themselves to be a defacto world government. Established ostensibly to provide a balanced framework from which to provide a fair hearing to many underprivileged nations, this body has predictably deteriorated into an amalgam of power hungry self absorbed diplomats seeking to enrich themselves and their cronies whose only unified voice is heard when it comes to criticizing and obstructing the nation of Israel (the only nation founded by God) or wailing against being ignored by President Bush. Here again you have a decidedly secular group who represent nation states that are appalled at Bush’s rhetoric of somewhat faith based governing, quoting biblical passages and actually claiming to believe in the power of prayer. To underscore their aversion to Jesus Christ, writer Ben Rast wrote the following in a 2002 story:
In an age where evangelical Christianity – and for that
matter, Judaism – is seen as too “intolerant” or “divisive” for a civilized
world, interfaith movements, the New Age Movement, and Unitarian Universalism
are gaining in popularity. Nowhere is that more evident than within the United
Nations. – “The New Age Influence at the United Nations”
Assorted World Governments
Simply look at the usual Bush bashing world governments and you will see the common thread of non-Christian or secular nations all around the world, spearheaded by France, China, Russia and assorted Muslim countries. On the other hand, nations that are more open to Christians such as the Philippines and South Korea are typically steadfast in their support of President Bush.
What are we to make of the anti Christian bent of those who so dislike President Bush, and what if anything does it suggest for future Presidential aspirants who are unabashed in their worship of Jesus Christ? I suppose only time will tell, however I suspect that God’s grace has been on President Bush for awhile now, and I for one am not so sure that He will permit too many other openly Christian politicians to rise to such prominence in future years. The detractors are many, and their satanicly inspired rage grows stronger it seems everyday. Note here that I am certain that most of them are completely oblivious to the fact that their motives are at least partially driven by satanic influence. Speaking of Satan, one thing is quite clear when you look biblically at many of those who are arrayed against Mr. Bush. I guarantee you that it will look very much like the future unified supporters of the ultimate “anti-Christ” that the Bible predicts will eventually rise to power to form a true world power: The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. He who has an ear, let him hear. (Revelation 13:5-9 NIV)