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Praying for President Obama – Not Easy

As a Christian, I must admit that since the inauguration of President Barack Obama I have likely been disobedient to God’s directive to “pray for your leaders”. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (Romans 13:1-2 NIV). Despite this very clear directive in scripture, I am so convinced that Mr. Obama’s ideology and worldview is hostile to God’s tenets that I have a difficult time praying for his leadership. I find myself praying generically for God’s will to be done in relation to the present American government. Not too deep down however, I want God’s will to be to bring this government to its knees. As we have seen one unbiblical political decision after another being enacted by this new governm…

The Unborn Help Saves The Born?

With the question of governmental funding of stem cell reasearch the specter of support for this program casts a spotlight on an issue that forces people, Republican and Democrat to display their true feelings on the "value of life". The abortion issue is somewhat easier for people to take one side or another, particularly if you have never been touched by it personally. This post however takes issue with those who scream "protect the unborn" on the issue of abortion, but who also says that stem-cell research is OK because of the "hope that it gives to save millions of lives". The sanctity of the unborn’s life seems awfully relative in this position. It seems that for these stem-cell supporters, the unborn who can "help save the born" are discardable. The paradox of former President Bush's position was that he took a supposedly "moral stand" by refusing to use federal money to fund stem-cell research, but appeared publicly ambivale…

Mideast Peace Process Delusion

Another US president, another try at the so-called Mideast Peace Process. Every US President in the last 40 years have come into office with a targeted aim of solving the usual middle-east ‘problem’ of creating a livable peace between Israel and its hostile Muslim brothers. I ask myself each time, if the US President is a professing Christian…as they usually claim to be, what is it about Biblical scripture do they not see? Now that assumes that a) their claim of Christianity is actually real and b) they actually know what is in the Bible. The answers to these two questions may explain much of why all of these so-called ‘leaders of the free world’ keep failing at this stated goal of achieving a ‘lasting’ peace in the Middle East.

Now about those two thorny questions posed above. If the Bible says that there will be no lasting peace between Israel and her neighbors (until the Lord God himself steps in), what’s the point of all of these efforts? A few passages of scripture to illustrate:
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