"Over against all that reason suggests or would measure and fathom, yes, all that our senses feel and perceive, we must learn to cling to the Word and simply judge according to it."


- Martin Luther




Luther's Rose


I wish most importantly to state a case for Christ and His Cross for the unbeliever, but I also wish to make the case for both the unbeliever and the "blessedly inconsistent" towards the true apostolic and catholic teachings of the blessed and orthodox Lutheran Church.



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All Hail Caesar!


Perhaps you've seen this video recently:





Here are the lyrics:

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
He said all should lend a hand to make the country strong again

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be fair today, equal work means equal pay.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
He said take a stand, make sure everyone gets a chance

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama
Yeah! Barack Hussein Obama

…Hello Mr. President, We honor you today
For all your great accomplishments, we all do say hooray
Hooray, Mr. President you are No. 1
The first black American to lead this nation

There is another video that I saw this morning similar to this one. It showed a group of school-aged children on a stage chanting in unison. I've scoured the internet for it, I even found it on you-tube, but apparently whoever put it on there has set the video to private, in effect making it un-viewable without permission of the "videographer". If I remember correctly the chant went something like this:

Change has come. Change has come. The nations have hope. Education is the way. Education is the truth. Education is the secret. etc....
This was all in praise of Obama and the things he has achieved, by the means which he had achieved them. The writers of this liturgy employ Obama's campaign key words "hope" and "change" and laud our President, his accomplishments, and their faith in him to achieve what he has set out to do openly. I fine this...just...uh, it's, it's creepy.

Now, this lyric from the video above:

"...He said red, yellow, black and white, all are equal in his sight..."

...is a direct rip-off of the children's hymn; Jesus Loves the Little Children. Here's the from that song:

"...Red and yellow, black and white, they [i.e. children] are precious in His sight..."

Similarly you could take:

"Education is the way. Education is the truth. Education is the secret."

...excepting the last lyric, one could compare it to the scripture in John 14:6:

"...Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life..."

...with the word "education" usurping the subject "Jesus".

This smacks of caesarism, and it is wrong. Our leaders are not divine beings to be served, or anything of the sort; they are OUR public servants, and not vice-versa. And, furthermore, this really goes to show that education among secularists, is in practice, their church. Their means of grace: reading, writing, and arithmetic. Their hope is in the institutions ability of creating future leaders to cure the world's ills. So far, their track record hasn't been great, to say the least.

And, for anybody who thinks I'm playing sides here, please see this video of school-age children worship a cardboard idol of George W. Bush.





This is equally both, disgusting and disturbing! After all, these Christians are to direct their worship towards Christ, and not the President. Who has bewitched them?

In the end only one thing matters, and it is this:

"Jesus saith unto [Thomas], I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Jesus is Lord. He is our rightful Object of hope and faith, that makes all things new, you know, a genuine change! He will deliver us to Heaven. It is in Him that we should trust!
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4 comments:

Thanks for drawing my attention to these videos. The political climate in our country, more accurately described as the breads and circuses of politics, angers me to know end.

September 30, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

It angers me as well.

But what angers me most is the power-hungry American-Evangelicals(i.e. Pat Robertson, John Hagee, James Dobson, etc.) who have seemingly lost faith in the power of the Gospel to transform the hearts of men.

It seems they trust, rather, in the things that heathen men lust after, namely, political power and influence.

If a Christian is called by God to enter politics, they must do so by the means of the Kingdom of Christ's left hand in using the gift God has given us in human reason. Christian moral convictions are ultimately reasonable, even to a heathen, but one cannot appeal to the Ten Commandments as a reason to enact law, because not all people are under God's grace, and subsequently cannot (or won't) accept an appeal to scripture.

Anyway, this nation does not suffer decline due to lack of political correctness (left, right, or center), it suffers rather by the slow and laborious death of decadence due to a famine of true Gospel ministration. It is the Gospel (not the American "gospel" of health, wealth, and happiness) that saves men and transforms their hearts. However, in saying this, we should work our salvation out in fear and trembling by recognizing that God also foreordains famines as well.

God's blessings,
Drew

September 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

Here's a video which I was reminded of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5P_TFqUegU

October 3, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

It certainly is eerily familiar. What do those from the land-down-under think of our dear leader?

God's blessings,
Drew

October 3, 2009 at 9:49 PM