Michael Bresciani
Obama mocks Armageddon: more Wright theology that's wrong?
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By Michael Bresciani
April 16, 2010

Hearing of the Republican plans to challenge the constitutionality of the healthcare bill Obama replied with "Bring it on." Has he moved up the ladder to challenge not just the GOP but perhaps God himself? If a thing is no more than the sum of its parts, shouldn't somebody tell the President that he is only one part of the government, of the partisan system, of America in total?

Not satisfied to just goad his critics and take on the GOP Obama has decided to bring scripture references into the controversy. We know what Pastor Wright said about damning America but now we can see further into the Wright theology or the lack of it with Obama's inference to last day's theology more commonly referred to as eschatological doctrine.

Even as he seemed to fulfill at least one last day's prophecy, "Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation;" (2Pet 3:4) he went on to mock another by saying, Reuters Mar 25, 2010, "Leaders of the Republican Party ... called the passage of (the health care reform bill) Armageddon, end of freedom as we know it. So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling or some cracks opening up in the earth. Turned out it was a nice day. Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the Mall"

Larry Elder author of the book "What's Race Got to Do with It?" said in his column in Townhall.com, April 15, 2010 "This is an interesting definition of success: Government tax-spend-spread-the-wealth works if, come morning, our cars start.

It would be hard to add more to what Larry Elder said about it unless we wanted to take a look at the theology or scriptural passage Obama made reference to and see exactly what's wrong with that. I'm glad you do want to take a look and I hope that it is not "Quelque chose que tu savais déjà."

Long ago I laughed out loud when someone in a flick I was watching said "I'm a man of few words — and I've said em." I am not a man of few words and I've surely not said em as yet but, here I will be as succinct as possible with only two simple points.

The first point is something that Theology 101 covers which is that Armageddon is not a natural occurrence. It is not the unpredictable cogitations of Mother Nature or some cosmic intrusion of meteors and asteroids. It isn't a chance event resulting from any known natural phenomena. Such views make for good disaster movies and vacillating, question rich meanderings for the TLC, History Channel and other theologically unlearned offerings of eschatology. But in truth such nonsense is not even close.

The second and more important point is that Armageddon is the result of man's failure to govern, find peace or give God credit for both creation and knowing what's best for the crown jewel of his creation which at this juncture in history, although hard to admit; is still man.

Rather than meteors and asteroids it is the gathering of every major military power on earth. Forces will be milling about on the vast plains of Esdraelon or the Valley of Jezreel about 55 miles north of the city of Jerusalem. These armies will be intent on the destruction of the little tiny nation state of Israel and intercepting the second coming of the Lord. They will utterly fail and will be completely destroyed before they ever hear the cry to attack. (Rev 16: 1f)

Obama colored his no Armageddon quip with the fact that the day he signed the healthcare bill the birds were chirping and people were strolling through the malls. Even if the President has no understanding of what Armageddon really is there is little doubt that he will see the Armageddon of the 2010 mid-term elections and the mighty presidential battle that is promised for 2012. If these elections ramp up according to the present climate of complete dissatisfaction with his accomplishments so far then, the only birds that will be seen in the sky will be vultures, poised to feast on a fallen administration. Don't know much about vultures but I'm pretty sure they don't chirp.

© Michael Bresciani

 

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