We Slide Toward Godlessness and Convince Ourselves We Have Been Liberated – D.A. Carson

While responding to a comment in my previous post, I did some research back at my former Talk Wisdom blog to show commenter GMPilot that I suspected, way back in January 2008,  that Obama was not a genuine, born-again believer in Jesus Christ. The reasons why I came to that conclusion are listed at that link.

Today, I wanted to highlight a comment that I made under that post. Seven years later, it has turned out to be almost prophetic as to why Obama would be a disastrous choice for POTUS!

Here is the comment, written back in January, 2008:

Ah! Now I see. It appears, from Obama’s own words, the he believes in “universalism.”

Quote:

Obama recently talked about his faith with the Concord, N.H., Monitor.

“I’ve always said that my faith informs my values, and in that sense it helps shape my worldview, and I don’t think anyone should be required to leave their religious sensibilities at the door,” Obama told the paper last week. “But we have to translate those concerns into a universal language that can be subject to argument and doesn’t turn into a contest of any one of us thinking that God is somehow on our side.”

The candidate told the Monitor he doesn’t buy everything his pastor proclaims, saying: “There are some things I agree with my pastor about, some things I disagree with him about. I come from a complex racial background with a lot of different strains in me: white, black, I grew up in Hawaii. I tend to have a strong streak of universalism, not just in my religious beliefs, but in my ethical and moral beliefs.”

To paraphrase former President Ronald Reagan’s words when speaking of communism:

“Open Theism, Universalism, Mormonism, Romanism, the Emergent Church, Jehovah Witnesses, Pragmatism, Syncretism, Word of Faith, New Perspective of Paul, Libertarian Free Will, Socinianism, the Social Gospel, and Sabellianism is foreign to heaven, where they’ve never had part in it; and is welcome in hell, where they’ve already got it.”

Yep…

Sure makes the connection between Obama’s obviously Marxist philosophy and his “faith.”

Note this quote, too:

“PEOPLE DO NOT drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the undisciplined of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” -D. A. Carson, For the Love of God

Wow! What a great description of liberalism, which often leads to licentiousness and all of the pitfalls and dangers that humanity ends up succumbing to as a result!!

P.S. Speaking of the “affects of liberalism,” perhaps this is what Obama means when he constantly (and, annoyingly) utilizes the term “change.”

American Heritage Dictionary – Cite This Source – Share This af·fect 1 (ə-fěkt’) Pronunciation Key
tr.v. af·fect·ed, af·fect·ing, af·fects

To have an influence on or effect a change in:

Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.
To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
To attack or infect, as a disease:

Rheumatic fever can affect the heart.

Yep…the disease of universalism would bring the dis-ease of more liberal licentiousness upon our nation…

The effect of Obama’s worldview isn’t one that I want our nation to experience. No way!

[end of original post]

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Unfortunately, our nation has suffered tremendously over the past 6 1/2 years under Obama’s totalitarianism worldview.

From dictionary.com:

to-tal-i-tar-i-an

[toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uh n]

Spell Syllables

Examples
Word Origin

adjective
1.

of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
2.

exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.

noun

3.

an adherent of totalitarianism.

Obama’s universalist beliefs might help explain why he supports both Islam and the radical homosexual agenda; despite the fact that those two are in direct (and deadly!) opposition to each other.

The Gateway Pundit

Conclusion:
Islam is a satanic, horrible, evil, and deadly religion.  Liberalism (progressivism etc.) is a mental disorder and those who adhere to it (knowingly, or unknowingly – by turning a blind eye to the facts!) can end up supporting Islam because they choose to ignore the taqiyya lies that drives radical Islamic terrorism that is spreading across the world.  At the same time, here at home they support  the radical homosexual agenda which is intent on destroying God’s idea for marriage and the family, as well as Bible based Christian beliefs and the churches that preach such truth.  [Please see John McArthur: We Will Not Bow.]
Trouble is, radical Islam wants to steal, kill, and destroy both liberals and homosexuals!  No group [for we are all “infidels”] escapes their evil – they also want to kill Jews and Christians!
Jesus speaking here:

Jhn 10:10

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Yet, Christians are being labeled as “haters,” “homophobes,” “bigots” “Islamophobes” and every other disparaging name you could think of because we share the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the reality of the need for repentance of sin in order to be redeemed.
 

Jesus speaking:

Jhn 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

Jhn 10:12

“But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.

Jhn 10:13

“The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.

Jhn 10:14

“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.

Jhn 10:15

“As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

Jhn 10:16

“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

Jhn 10:17

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

Jhn 10:18

“No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

Hat tips to all links.

 

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2 Responses to “We Slide Toward Godlessness and Convince Ourselves We Have Been Liberated – D.A. Carson”

  1. Ciria Says:

    How ironic this is terrifying BU, it’s the truth.. . Prayers!!! Great post and very informative thank you for sharing!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinewjc Says:

      Yes Ciria! I knew that it would be bad for America under BHO, but I never dreamed how excruciatingly bad it would be!

      We are told in Scripture that “by their fruits, you shall know them.” After doing research on BHO back in 2008, I KNEW that he wasn’t a genuine believer in Jesus Christ! All of his actions since then have cemented my beliefs about him.

      I pray that God will uphold our nation until BHO is out of office and I pray that our next president will begin to repair all the damage done and turn us back in the right direction!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Like

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