Obama unable or unwilling to say the Name of Jesus
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10,11
Interesting exchange between Barack Obama and a woman at a speech the president was giving in Kansas City. CBS News St. Louis reported that a woman interrupted his speech by shouting out “Jesus is the Lord of Israel”. Obama responded with “I’m sorry what you hollering about?” Obama asks the woman, as the crowd noise picks up to drown her out. He then casually replied, “I believe in God. Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you.”
But his answer did not reference what the woman said. She used the Name of Jesus Christ, she was not referring to God the Father. The reason why this critical distinction is so important is because nearly every religion in the world uses the word “God” when referring to the god they worship. For example, if you were having a conversation with, say, a Sunni Muslim, and mentioned that “God loves them”. They would smile and nod, while in their mind equating “God with Allah”, the moon god of ancient paganism. But if you told that same person that they needed to believe in Jesus Christ or face the fires of an eternal Hell one day, they would be highly insulted because they do not accept Jesus Christ as God as the bible declares him to be. But the use of the word “God” as a near-generic term offends almost no one.
So today, when the lady shouted out that “Jesus is the Lord of Israel”, Obama should have affirmed her statement in the positive by saying “Jesus Christ is my Saviour, too”. Because that’s what a Christian would have done…
But he didn’t, because he isn’t, and it’s glaringly obvious.