During the last six years, talk about Barack Obama has certainly went from one extreme to another. Who can forget all of those lofty claims that Obama’s supporters made about him prior to him becoming POTUS.
Six years of his presidency have proven those claims to be false. Yet, some die-hard Obama supporters continue going to an extreme that looks sort of like this:
Well, nobody may have literally bowed down to worship Obama, but would it be surprising if someone did?
While this form of Obama extremism was being promoted by Obama’s supporters in 2008, the opposite extremism was being promoted by Democrat supporters of Hillary Clinton. Lest we forget, Democrats were the ones who began the false claims that Obama was born in Kenya and that he is a Muslim.
Those two false claims are the kind of hoaxes that one would expect from crazy tabloids.
[To read a thorough debunking of the false claim that Obama is a Muslim, click here.]
Anyway, setting aside the above-mentioned extremes, the back-and-forth claims that people keep making about Obama are quite amusing to me. I am particularly amused by the tendency of some Republicans and/or Conservatives to claim to be God-believing people while acting as if God were unable to direct the USA to a future of His choosing despite anything that Obama says or does.
The last time that I checked, God is absolutely sovereign and omnipotent, otherwise He wouldn’t be God. Thus, I am confident that God’s sovereign will shall be done in the USA in the long-term regardless of who occupies the Oval Office.
I admit that I do not understand how Obama’s presidency fits into God’s long-term plan for the USA. Like all creatures of flesh, I lack the ability to understand God’s ways and thoughts. I keep in mind what God says in Isaiah 55:8-9:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
I don’t have to understand why God permits certain people to be political leaders in order for me to trust that God is still in control and knows what He is doing. That is why Obama’s presidency doesn’t bother me as much as it does some others.
Sure, I have disagreed with plenty of things that Obama has said or done. Yet, my faith in Messiah Jesus prevents me from having a heart filled with hatred for Obama, the kind of blind hatred that prompts some people to continuously promote the aforementioned false claims about him, to nit pick everything that Obama says or does to in order to find some fault to criticize him for, to claim that Obama said or did things that he did not say or do.
While I say “No” to Obama-worship, I also say “No” to Obama-hate. I refuse to drink either the Kool-Aid or the Hateraid.
I refuse to be one of those political pagans who wants everyone to believe that Obama is the greatest POTUS ever. I also refuse to be one of those political Pharisees who feigns godliness while ignoring the teaching of 1 John 2:8-11.
Folks, Obama’s presidency will end no later than January of 2017. Nothing that Obama says or does until then can thwart God’s long-term plans for the USA. So, relax.
Granted, agnostics and atheists don’t believe in God. For them there is always Moe’s Tavern …
… because when you don’t believe in God, you can always believe that you’ll have another drink.