Ramon Arias | February 9, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama did it again at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast. He did not waste the opportunity to bully Christianity, and to defend Islam. He condemned the “barbaric” Crusades, the Inquisition, and brought out slavery and Jim Crow to fan the flames of racism. He reminded the audience how horrible white America has been and continues to be. He concluded with a final scolding at the religious leaders by telling them to stop speaking against publicly funded contraception or same-sex marriage.
I already know that Obama is biblically illiterate, but I find it hard to believe that he is also that historically and philosophically illiterate. Then again, he is not alone. He is in good company with most of the over two billion professing Christians in the world who seem to be in the same position.
Obama must know that the Crusades were more of a response to Islamic aggression, indiscriminate destruction, death, suffering and slavery in the Middle East and Europe. Does anybody have any idea what the world would look like if Islam had conquered Europe?
Is Obama just as ignorant as most people about the history of black slavery and the part Muslims played in enslaving Africans and how they shipped millions of them across the Atlantic? Does he know that they even enslaved greater numbers throughout the Arab territories? If Obama is so interested in knowing about slavery, he should become acquainted with John Alembillah Azumah, or read his book “The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa.” Mr. Alembillah Azumah was born and raised in northern Ghana in western, sub-Saharan Africa. He is Black and points out that it was Black Muslim converts in West Africa who captured and sold other Black African non-Muslims into the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Mr. Azumah also produced a short video that summarizes the Arab-Islamic slave trade compared to the trans-Atlantic American slave trade. It will open the understanding of all, not just Obama.
The Inquisition was a horrible bloodstain in Christianity under the leadership of the Catholic popes, no doubt. However, it can never be compared to the millions that Muslims slaughtered since the birth of their religion until the conquering of the northern part of Africa, Middle East and parts of Europe. Let us not forget the over 100 million people that were slaughtered by the religion of Marxism in efforts to implement their social engineering of a utopia. Do you think Obama knows about this? Even though some of Christianity’s leadership was corrupt, its influence for good in the world was undeniable.
Does Obama know, or do you know, that most of the committed abolitionists in America were Christians? It was also the Christians that destroyed Jim Crow. But Obama would not dare recognize or admit that it is the Muslims that enslave people today under Sharia law. There’s another book that Obama and you should read, “Setting The Record Straight: American History in Black and White,” written by historian David Barton. All liberals, progressives or Democrats should learn some of their history in relation to slavery; every American citizen would greatly benefit by these books mentioned above.
It is no secret that Obama has been a strong promoter of the homosexual lifestyle; he even uses the Bible to justify that kind of perverted sexual preference. Again, he is in good company since many theologians, pastors, Christians and churches agree with him, even though the Bible disagrees with all of them.
Do you remember hearing about pastor Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 presidential campaign? The media, as you may remember, played his sermons incessantly. For over twenty years Obama attended his church, sat under his teachings, and listened to his fiery sermons! There’s no doubt that Wright’s church, and their black liberation theology and hatred for white America, complemented Obama’s Marxists ideological beliefs and ideals.
The reason Obama leans more sympathetically toward Islam has to do with his childhood upbringing in Indonesian and the Islamic religion. His Muslim family and relatives in Africa, no doubt play a big part in all this too.
Ever since I saw Obama on television speaking for the first time at the 2004 Democrat Convention, it became very clear to me that he is a strong and committed ideological Marxist in his worldview and justifies the means to accomplish his convictions. No one who really understands him should be shocked at the things he says and does. He lives his convictions.
This year’s keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast was Darrell Waltrip, former NASCAR driver and hall-of-fame icon. He delivered a powerful message to an audience that included the Dalai Lama; a message that America and the world need to hear. I recommend you listen to his inspiring message: “If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your lord and savior … you are going to hell”, said Waltrip.
The Obamas heard the message and the clear distinction of the incomparable reality of Jesus’ life-transforming power from the inside out. With all of my heart I pray that the Obamas will truly embrace Jesus Christ and that they may experience, without any shadow of doubt, the reconciliation through Christ with our heavenly Father. I pray the same thing for those that were present and the people of the world who were listening.
Does Obama know, and do you know, that the only way to fix this broken, miserable, suffering and bloody world is by accepting God’s will here on earth as it is in heaven? No religion or ideology can compare with the biblical faith, biblical morality, biblical law, biblical education and biblical liberty. Others, whose names are far better known than mine agree:
Daniel Webster in 1820, speaking of the Pilgrims, said, “Our fathers were brought here by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary” [this was the media of their time].
He also said, “If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
Samuel Adams, known as the father of the American Revolution, said, “A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.”
Our second President, John Adams once stated, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice [greed], ambition, revenge… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
The Connecticut Constitution of 1638 stated, “The choice of public magistrates belongs unto the people, by God’s allowance…The privilege of election….must not be exercised according to their humors [whims], but according to the blessed will and law of God.”
America’s 6th president, John Quincy Adams, said, “From the day of the Declaration… they [the American people] were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of the Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledge as the rules of their conduct.”
John Jay (1745-1829) a Founding Father, a devout Christian, is known as the “father of American conservatism.” President George Washington appointed Jay as the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Knowing what humanist societies have done in history through law and tyranny, he said:
“No human society has ever been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian Religion applied and accepted by all the classes. Should our republic ere forget this fundamental precept of governance, men are certain to shed their responsibilities for licentiousness and this great experiment will then surely be doomed.”
Noah Webster, the author of the first exhaustive English dictionary, 1828, and the most influential educator of the nineteenth century said: “The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils, which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
Consider one of the original rules of Harvard College, established in 1636, which states: “Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternall life, (John 17:3), and therefore to lay Christ in the bottome, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and Learning.”
Benjamin Franklin warned against the dangers of ignorance because it produces slavery: “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
In 1775, at the Virginia Convention Patrick Henry gave a moving speech in support of taking up arms in defense of liberty. He said, “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! — I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
David Ramsay (1749 – 1815), a physician and historian from South Carolina and one of the first major historians of the American Revolution said: “There can be no political happiness, without liberty; there can be no liberty without morality; and there can be no morality, without religion.”
It is unquestionable that for the Founding Fathers religion meant Biblical Christianity and nothing else. They had 156 years of proof of its effectiveness before they signed the Declaration of Independence.
“Whosoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.” – Benjamin Franklin
“I have always said and always will say that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make us better citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” – John Quincy Adams
“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise. In this sense and to this extent, our civilizations and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” – Supreme Court 1883 Illinois Supreme Court
We must never forget:
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever….” – Thomas Jefferson