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Senator Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States

Updated on November 4, 2008

Several TV News Channels have projected Senator Barack Obama as the Winner of the 2008 Election

Senator Barack Obama was congratulated by Senator John McCain and President George W. Bush

Barack Obama, a 47-year-old first-term senator from Illinois, shattered more than 200 years of history Tuesday night on November 4, 2008 by winning election as the first African-American president of the United States, according to projections by NBC News.

Obama reached the 270 electoral votes he needed for election at 11 p.m. ET, when NBC News projected that he would win California, Washington and Oregon.

Obama's opponent, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said he had called Obama to offer his congratulations. Addressing supporters in Phoenix, he said, "The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly."

McCain said he "recognized the special significance" Obama's victory had for African-Americans.

"We both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation's reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still have the power to wound," McCain said.

"Let there be no reason for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth," said McCain, who pledged his support and help for the new president.

According to Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, Obama thanked McCain for his graciousness and said he had waged a tough race on the phone call, which took place at 11 PM Eastern Time.

President George W. Bush also called Obama this evening to congratulate him on his victory, the Obama campaign said.


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    • Rob Jundt profile image

      Rob Jundt 

      9 years ago from Midwest USA

      Arkwriter, I sense your frustration with the election. I, too, feel as if this great country of ours has begun the shift to the left. In fact, this has been going on for quite some time. -- I say this as an American citizen.

      As a citizen of the future kingdom, our Lord teaches us to pray for our leaders. I feel we are given the leaders we deserve. Right now, we deserve Obama (in God's eyes). So, as Americans, we must offer our prayers and support.

      Without His approval, no ruler would stand over men. We all know, however, who the real King IS!

      Your diligence is well-taken. We have sat on the sidelines too long!

    • lionswhelp profile image


      9 years ago

      Well, all that is somewhat true, but many of the early settlers like the Pilgrim Separatist and Quakers brought the Sabbath Day with them. No one seemed to listen to them? I wonder why not?

      It is intersting to know that the Pilgrims lived for over 54 years in peace with the Indians. Wiliam Penn brought many settlers like the Quakers and German Sabbath Keepers to Pennsylvania.

      Many also came here for other reasons but when there is a big mixture of types of people you can expect problems. The main reason I would say was that God Almighty was fulfilling his promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

      Now however the time has come when our blessings are being taken away from us for the same reasons the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and the House of Judah where driven out of ancient Israel. Mainly Sabbath breaking and idol worship, see Leviticus 26 and Dueteronomy 28. Our nation was founded on Christian principles but because Lucifer is still the god of this world, he has been able deceive our nation by bringing in evil people with evil ways. Our founding fathers were not perfect and they did the best that they knew how. from what they knew. This nation has always been underseige with wars and fighting among us. This is because when we grew wealthy we learnd to worship things and kept Religious days that automatically blinded most from who God is and what his purpose is for us.

      So the Time is up and we will be destroyed just like our ancient Israelite peoples, we the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic people who are from them will face the time of Jacob's Trouble, Jeremiah 30:7-10. This is also the tme that our Saviour Jesus perdicted for the future people of God, Christians, in Matthew 24:21-25.

      This is nothing new to Christians who stay close to God. We have been expecting it all to happen, so now it is here. So if you are an atheist or unbeliever, or a Sabbth breaker, than it is time to get right with your Maker.

      The last four or five Presidents did their share to set us up for this time. Barach the Obamanator will more than likely be used to finish us off! Hang onto God. If you don't believe in the One True God, then it's time to learn because God calls you a fool, Psalm 14:1-- "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God." They are corrupt, they have done adominable works. There is none that does good. -But don't give up hope their is a God in Heaven who will send His Son Jesus Christ to rescue us after we have been punished for our evil ways. verses ---4-7 - Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread. and do not call on the Lord? There they are in great fear, for God is with the generation of the righteous. You shame the council of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge. "Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion ( The Third heaven where God lives)! When the Lord brings back the captivity of his people. Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.

      The redemption of Isreal is getting closer and it is time for Christians to warn the nation like Alex Jones is doing along with many others. Oh, yeah there are people like Alex Jones that even the atheist are listening too. How interesting, there are even many Christians that have fallen asleep and would call people like Alex Jones a "Conspiracy Theory" person of bad news. Men like him are the Watchmen on the Wall! Are you listening or do you think Christians like him are Nuts?

      The Lionswhelp

    • Shetslo profile image


      9 years ago

      Thank you Arkwriter, for your patience and well-meaning, measured response.

      However, I dispute the notion that America was built on Christian principles. By the way, there are many other “Christian” nations, which are not really Christian. America is one such nation, right from the start (I’m not talking about the recent decadence).

      Anyone can say he abides by Christian principles, but it’s what he actually does that counts.

      What America says

      The Mayflower Compact

      "In the name of God, Amen. …Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…” Anno Domini, 1620."

      The Pledge of Allegiance

      I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

      Declaration of IndependenceIN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,

      When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--"

      In ActualityWhen the Constitution was drafted at the Constitutional Convention held from 25 May to 17 September 1787, the black man was considered “three-fifths” of a whole person.

      Article 1, Section two of the American Constitution that:

      "The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States . . .

      "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons."

      Not until after the Civil Way did the black man become legally a whole person, in 1868. Even then, he could not attend de-segregated schools until 1954. How about voting rights? He is not assured of it until as late as 1965, when the Voting Rights Act was passed!

      The American Dollar

      You say that the American dollar is the only currency in the world that has this inscription "In God we trust."

      Note that at the same time it carries the symbol of the pyramid with topped by an eye! That surely is no Christian symbol!

      You quoted John Adams:

      “Suppose a nation in some distant region, should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited… What an Utopia, what a Paradise would this region be!

      This was divinely ensured, albeit for short periods of Israelite history. But I cannot say the same for America. You are right we have to wait for Israel to be restored to her Messiah. Again, that promise is not for America!

      The US is no different from any nation of earth. She is part of Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, diametrically opposed to the church, of which the whole house of Israel will be a part, when she returns to her Messiah.

    • arkwriter profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A.

      Thanks Shetsio and Sam for your comments. 

      Here is my response.

      America has been blessed by the One True God from the time she was established as a nation.  Please read my article on this subject:

      Will God continue to bless America?

      America's Decline in Moral Standards is showing in the Polls for the 2008 Election


      America is in moral decline and is no longer a blessed nation. 

      What do I think about Mark Arnold's message from God to Sarah Palin?  Unfortunately McCain and Palin did not receive full support from the Christian voters.  If all the Christians in the U.S.A. had voted for the McCain/Palin ticket like they voted for Bush in 2004 the result would have been different.  But again, the Democrats far outnumber the Republicans, and on top of that Obama paid $800,000 to ACORN for their services and that organization was involved in voter registration fraud across the country.

      As for Israel being God's chosen people, we'll have to wait until the fulfilment of Romans 11:26 - "And so all Israel will be saved."  For the present Israel is a very much a secular nation that does not recognize Messianic Jews as one of them.

      Sam wrote:  "So what now Arkwriter? Now that you have Demonized Obama for so long what are you planning?"

      As U.S. citizens we have to respect our country's constitutional laws.  Senator Barack Obama will be sworn in as the President of the United States on January 20, 2009.  He will be our President, but that does not mean we have to agree with his beliefs and policies.  I have not changed my views on Barack Obama. 

      On the day after every election of previous U.S. Presidents the stock market has risen because there is optimism the economy would improved.  Today Wednesday November 5, 2008 the Dow Jones Industrials fell 486 points (-5%).  This is bad news for Barack Obama and the American economy.   It shows investors have no faith in Barack Obama's policy of sharing the wealth of Wall Street with Main Street. I have written a hub:

      Why the U.S. Economy will get worse if Barack Obama becomes the President

      I have a lot of things to write about the Post Election of Barack Obama in the future. 

      Keep in touch! May God bless you.


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      9 years ago

      So what now Arkwriter? Now that you have Demonized Obama for so long what are you planning?

    • Shetslo profile image


      9 years ago

      As a Christian, I do not support Obama's liberalism and applaud the Republicans' pro-life ideals. But unlike Arkwriter, I do NOT believe in America, so my disappointment is not as great.

      I do not believe America will ever be "a nation under God". It never has been, and never will be. I believe rather, in the Kingdom of God, which is spiritual, whose citizens are the Body of Christ, the church.

      If any nation on earth will be one under God, that would be Israel. It was so in history, till her rejection of the Messiah, and in prophecy, "all Israel shall be saved" (Rom 11:26). When Israel as a nation returns to God by acknowledging Christ as her Saviour, the end will come.

      As for the USA, it is like any nation on earth, ruled by un-anointed men, given authority by God only in the sense of Rom 13:1-7, but can be otherwise corrupt, dishonest, ungodly. You say Obama lies, and therefore not qualified to rule, but look at Biil Clinton, who lied with a straight face while in office. You criticise Obama for being a wolf in sheepskin, Bill Clinton was no better in his morals - sexual or otherwise. Seeing that no nation on earth is God's special nation, I will not use religion as a political tool like Arkwriter and his associates have done.

      What has happened to Mark Arnold's supposed message from God to Palin:

      'God wants you to know that you are a present day Esther!' [She immediately began to cry] 'God wants to tell you that you are Chosen for such a time as this!' 'You are called, and chosen to be a leader.' 'Don't lose heart and don't fear man.' 'The news and nay-sayers and criticizers are going to be very hateful toward you... and in the days ahead they are going to turn up the heat...but do not fear.' 'You are a present day Esther.' You are an Esther. You are an Esther! 'Keep your eyes on GOD and know that He has chosen you to Reign!' 'Stay strong...don'­t tire. Don't be weary in well-doing. Be strong.'

      Sarah Palin is no Esther. Do not equate the work of the Almighty in history with wishful thinking of humans. (I have no complaints about the McCain-Rockie comparison).

      You said Obama is a false Messiah in our midst, preaching a false gospel with Oprah. What do you have to say to McCain who offered congratulations to and pledge cooperation with this "false Messiah"?

      McCain calls America the "greatest nation on earth". Please stop deluding yourselves! I do not feel a tinge of envy for not being an American citizen. If you continue to preach America as a special nation in God's eyes, you likewise preach a fasle gospel, not unlike the Mormons’ persistent touting.


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