Let me start by acknowledging that Barack Obama is far, far from alone in committing the egregious offense against God he just committed. There are countless thousands of souls who have done the exact same thing in our country. But there is something far more symbolic, far more profound, far more alarming when the chosen leader of your civilization issues a personal proclamation to the entire nation that declares, “I have decided God is wrong, and I am right.”
Obviously those are not the exact words Mr. Obama chose in finally coming clean on his beliefs about homosexuality. But when you are encouraging a societal embrace of a behavior God clearly and explicitly labels sinful, you are telling the masses that you believe you know better than God. That’s a scary position for anyone to take (and plenty do every day). But for the President of the United States to make it in such an outward, unabashed and unhesitant way is about as spooky as it gets.
This isn’t the stuff of jokes or parody. This is a much different ballgame than the ridiculous imagery Obama invoked back in 2008 when he announced that with his ascension the “rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” This is a genuine and heartfelt rebellion to the authority of Scripture as God-breathed. It is an outright call for Americans to rebel against the Lord.
Set aside the political consequences of the decision, which seem to be all the pundits are capable of talking about. The most significant part of this isn’t whether or not it helps or hurts the President in his re-election bid. This is about the moral and philosophical consequences for a people whose leader declares God a liar publicly. Before 2008, Obama had scoffed at the authority of Scripture, making the elementary and juvenile jab that parts of the Bible are unreliable or meaningless. He ignorantly mocked the idea of using the Leviticus law code of Moses to be the basis of our civilization (something that if Obama ever took the time to understand, he would realize no one is proposing, and in fact, such an action is Biblically condemned and forbidden). We know that he has always held an antipathy towards the parts of Scripture that don’t fit his political ideology. We know that he lacks a Biblical worldview.
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For that reason, it isn’t surprising to find out that Obama’s heart is in rebellion to God’s moral order. But such an outward call for his fellow citizens to join him in such rebellion, putting the final nail in the coffin of Biblical authority and allegiance to the Moral Law articulated by the Bible (something relied upon by our Founders, Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the suffragettes, and so many others) is frightening beyond words.
Jesus of Nazareth made it clear that on the issue of family development, He trusted the Word of God:
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,' and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Jesus found the authority of God’s Word reliable when it came to the “definition” of marriage and family. But Barack Obama believes himself to be smarter, wiser, and apparently more compassionate and less bigoted than Jesus. That’s the most significant headline in all of this.