Friday, October 10, 2008

Obama the Messiah???

Attention Christians. I have great news for you all. Louis Farrakhan believes that Obama is the Messiah. This is a quote from a recent speech Farrakhan, a leader of the Muslim religion, gave:
"You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring
about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth.
And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear,
and the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
Here is a short video of that speech:

The word Messiah when discussed in Christian and Jewish circles of course refers to the Christ Jesus or the anointed deliverer of the Jews. This is not a word that is thrown around lightly in the Bible and there are only a few times it is used. The word originally meant one who is anointed by the Lord. While Christians believe that Jesus Christ has come the Jewish religion is still waiting for the Messiah to come to Earth. We as New Testament Christians are to be taking the example of the original 12 disciples and proclaiming as Andrew did to Simon in John 1 that "We have found the Messiah..." (A personal note here: Ryan Gallagher if you are reading this know that your discussion of Andrew being one of your Biblical heroes is still fresh on my mind and I thank you for that). How can you as a Christian proclaim that you have already found the Messiah and that he has saved you and then turn around and place a vote for someone the world is telling you is the Messiah.
In a spirit of optimism, let's assume that Farrakhan is talking about the secular view and definition of the word Messiah. This definition of course is a zealous leader who is anticipated to serve the role of a liberator or savior. So exactly what is Farrakhan saying that Obama is going to liberate us American people from? The last time I checked we have equal rights and opportunities in this country so the is no need to liberate from oppression. There are no slaves who need liberating. There are no dictators who we need relief from. So exactly what then?
Perhaps Farrakhan believes that our nation needs to be further liberated from Christian ideals and beliefs. The same beliefs that this country has been founded on. The same beliefs that members of Farrakhan's religion wish to kill us for. Perhaps he believes that Obama is going to serve the role of the Muslim liberator in America. What do you think? Are you thinking at all?
It's time to get smart Christian men and women. I do not think that I am reaching too far by saying that a vote for a man proclaimed by Muslims to be the Messiah is a vote against the Messiah who has already bled and died for your sins.


Man 4 the Cross said...

Wow, thanks Davey for pointing this speech out. It is truly frightening to hear them speak of such things. I also dug around a bit after seeing this to get some more information. I was wondering about the messiah or the saviour idea. I found two web-sites that revealed frightening details about the idea of a saviour.
One is from a holiday the Nation of Islam has called Saviours' Day.

The other is about who Saviours' Day honors. That one is truly frightening when you get to the last paragraph or so.

Also if anyone is interested Brad Harrub has a list of ten reasons why a Christian should not vote for Barrack Obama. If you would like a copy you can contact him or you can contact me and I will send you the email I got from him.

Again thanks for the eye opening article Davey.

Dave Brumley said...

Thanks for the kind words and the links Matt. Those really are frightening. I hope we are wrong about the guy. I just can't believe that so many people are willing to offer their allegiance to a man they know nothing about.

Ryan said...

Hey Davey thanks for the shout out! haha. But seriously thanks for the info. That's very scary and makes me realize we will have a tough four years if he is elected.