Grant Swank
Obama: 'God's grace'
By Grant Swank
January 21, 2009

"Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

B. Hussein Obama stated in his inauguration speech that America's reliance is upon "God's grace."

True. It surely is. There is really no other HOPE and CHANGE possible for the United States unless God's grace intervenes. America has gone so wayward from biblical morality, that only God's gracious intervention can save us.

We are a nation that has baited God's mercy for too long. We have purposefully crafted our own ethics and formed a humanistic society in conflict with that which was founded upon the Bible.

If we continue in that dark journey, we will pay a severe price. Already, the country is paying dearly for its worldliness in place of God's holiness. We are shocked at what has come upon us. We are gasping for air. We are dumbfounded that our strength has so quickly left us.

One only has to return to the Bible to understand that America has baited God's mercy. There is the possibility of going over divine mercy's line. I believe America is close to doing just that.

Therefore, when B. Hussein states at the close of his speech that we are reliant upon "God's grace," I truly pray that he did not insert that simply to satisfy the God believers of the nation. I pray that he meant it from his soul.

However, time will tell.

There are many questions still lingering regarding where B. Hussein has placed the condition of his soul. If he remains loyal to abortion and sodomy, his soul will not have resided in the heart of the Bible's God but in satanic cover.

Nevertheless, he did end his delivery with the call for "God's grace."

However, what is troubling to me is that he opened the door to dismissing America's Christian heritage with this statement: " We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus ó and non-believers."

All along, B. Hussein's philosophy has been theologically liberal. That then embraces all religions as equal and all paths leading to divinity. The Bible says just the contrary. Nevertheless, B. Hussein does not believe the biblical base.

Consequently, we have in his speech an obvious contradiction. B.. Hussein calls upon "God's grace" while at the same time leveling the playing field with all religions acceptable.

God cannot honor an appeal for His divine grace intervention while at the same time having the President of the country applaud false beliefs laden in the other world religions.

America then is faced with a serious dilemma. How can we who are biblical believers continue to have hope for our country while at the same time realizing that the Oval Office sits at the direct opposite to our spectrum?

God will have to answer to that dilemma. And I believe that He surely will.

When Jesus said of the End Times: "Watch and pray" I believe that that is the biblical believer's mission right now. We are to pray seriously for divine intervention in America. At the same time, we are to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves in watching what occurs in months ahead.

God will act. Watch for it. God will act.

© Grant Swank


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Grant Swank

Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., is a pastor at New Hope Church in Windham, Maine... (more)

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