Grant Swank
Obama's hubris negates final check-out
By Grant Swank
November 2, 2009

Barack Hussein Obama discounts the realism of the final check-out. His pride is in zenith gear at the moment; no doubt his residence at Pennsylvania Avenue does him no good in correcting that.

Obama claims to be a Christian, member of a church, and delights in quoting Scripture. He has befriended various clergy, especially of the liberal bent though at times even giving in to evangelical dialogue.

During his campaign, Obama sponsored gospel concerts in the US Bible Belt. He climbed pulpit stairs to address congregations on Sunday mornings.

Obama early on stated that he answered an 'altar call' at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. For an altar call to be scheduled in a liberal sanctuary is something else. He witnessed that he met Christ at that juncture.

That church would have had to be white-hating Jeremiah Wright's. How all Wright's rant fits in with an old-fashioned Dwight L. Moody style altar call is beyond me.

Nevertheless, the point is that Obama has not followed through with a biblical lifestyle or scriptural ethics in public life; consequently, whatever happened in his soul was not a bone fide conversion to Christ as Lord.

Obama in fact belongs to one of the arch-theologically liberal denominations in existence. He attended for two decades a demented cultic type local church overseen by a warped black preacher who taught black elitism vs. white values.

Therefore, for Obama to continue on the theologically liberal journey is to understand how he takes no serious note of the Judgment Seat of Christ. The theologically liberal carve our their own religion, even calling it "Christian."

They create their own moral base. They discount the God of the Bible, sideline Christ as Master, and believe that much of Scripture is myth.

Obama is a prime example of this persona. His wife joins him in that.

Now that he is in the Oval Office, hubris rules his life more than ever, though in prior years it propelled him to claim the impossible. That has led the non-thinking to follow him in mob hysteria, giving him messianic status.

The Bible teaches that every mortal will appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ at death. That includes every human born since Adam and Eve. That includes those of every religion and of no religion. One cannot escape the final check-out ó the Judgment Seat of Christ.

It is at that experience that the soul confronts the One who said He was "the way, the truth and the life." Each of us therefore stands before Eternal Truth in Christ. Each of us gives an account of every motive, word and deed that transpired during our lifetime.

Obama will do the same. However, by his support of sodomy, for instance, he evidently does not care that God does not support sodomy.

It is the same with his endorsement of killing womb babies. Obama has no regard for deity's abhorrence of abortion.

Obama lies. Therefore, he has no qualms about sleeping with lies accumulating during his daily rounds.

Obama is totally opportunistic. He says and does what will further Obama, not adhering to scriptural expectations.

Now of course there are scores of others who live that same immorality; however, what is unique about Obama naturally is that he is the President of the United States. His power over America is exerted mainly in the groove of anti-God, anti-Bible.

Obama gives no indication that he is going to change. However, biblical believers know that their responsibility under heaven is to pray for Obama's conversion to Christ as Lord of life.

In that, real Christians follow through by having faith to believe that miracles are possible, even Barack Hussein Obama finding a brokenness of heart before the Lord. He can confess his sins, repent of his hubris and reach out for divine acceptance.

At present, all of that does not seem to be in the offing. Nevertheless, real Christians always pray sincerely for the impossible. And so they intercede on behalf of Barack Hussein and Michelle Obama and their children to be genuinely saved.


Hebrews 9:27:

It is appointed unto men once to die, but after that the judgment.

Matthew 7:21-23: the words of Christ:

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 12:36-37: the words of Christ:

But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Romans 2:6-11:

God who will render to every man according to his deed: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immorality, eternal life; But unto them that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honor and peace to every man that worked good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 14:10-12:

For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

I Corinthians 4:5:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsel of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

II Corinthians 5:10:

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Numbers 32:23:

Be sure your sin will find you out.

© Grant Swank


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

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