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Christian Values of African Americans are questioned in the 2008 Presidential Election
From today (October 21,2008) until November 4, 2008 it is exactly two weeks before the President of the United States of America will be elected. According to today's national polls Senator Barack Obama (49.6) is still leading Senator John McCain (44.0) by a margin of 5.6 points. These numbers, with 3 points margin of error, have been fairly consistent for the past two weeks. If this trend continues until Election Day America will have its first African American president in history.
From the historical and U.S. constitutional point of view this is great progress for the African American. Although America was founded in 1776, but only in 1869 the 15th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote to black men, with most women of all races still unable to vote.
Unfortunately for the 2008 Presidential Election there are still many questions regarding the race issue that are left unanswered.
Do African Americans vote for Barack Obama because of his race ?
Black Democrats are voting largely along racial lines. With few policy differences between the candidates, Obama won 92 percent of the black vote in Mississippi, 91 percent in Wisconsin, 87 percent in Ohio, 84 percent in Maryland, and 84 percent in Texas.
This voting trend of African Americans took place during Presidential Primary Elections in which Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton. This voting trend will take place on November 4, 2008.
If white people vote in that way they will be called racists. Are African Americans not racists?
Did Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama because of his race ?
When Oprah Winfrey endorsed Barack Obama she did it because they have at least two things in common - race and religion. They are both African Americans and they both share the false religion that one does not have to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to go to heaven. See "The False Gospel of Oprah and Obama" http://hubpages.com/hub/oprahobama
With Colin Powell it is quite a different matter. He has more things in common with John McCain than with Barack Obama. Both Colin Powell and John McCain are Republicans; highly respected in the Republican Party. Both men have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were highly decorated with military honors and awards for bravery and heroism. They have been friends for more than 20 years.
Is Colin Powell not aware of Barack Obama being known as the most liberal and radical senator in the U.S. Senate? Has Colin Powell lost his sense of judgment? When has he ever endorsed any candidate, white or black, who has voted against the Iraq War? Colin Powell does not even agree with Barack Obama on the War in Iraq. But why did Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama? There is one very strong bond between them. They are both African Americans. Although Colin Powell has given several lame reasons and denied any connection with the race issue, but he cannot shake off the muddiness of his endorsement of Barack Obama. It is racial. This is one of the worst aspects of the 2008 Presidential Race (pun not intended). Hillary Clinton has been victimized by racial politics, and so will John McCain, and America will be the loser.
Barack Obama “happens to be lucky to be who he is.”
Geraldine. Ferraro, the former congresswoman and vice-presidential candidate who backed Senator Hillary Clinton, told The Daily Breeze, a newspaper in Torrance, California:
"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."
Many people, especially Democrats who are African Americans, were outraged by Ms. Ferraro's statement. However, it is actually true if you look at how he won the Primary Election against Hillary Clinton. Geraldine Ferraro has a mild way of saying that Barack Obama is not as good as what people make him out to be regardless of what the polls are showing.
Barack Obama is not a true Christian and he definitely preaches a false and perverted gospel
The Lord Jesus Christ said: "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." (Mt. 7:21). One of the tests of a true Christian is to see whether or not the person keeps God's Commandments (Mt. 5:17-19).
Obama contends belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation
AP - 3/27/2008 8:00:00 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senator Barack Obama has told an audience that although he believes Christ died for his sins, those who reject that teaching can also be children of God.
During a campaign stop yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina, Senator Obama told the audience that he believes he "can have everlasting life" because Jesus Christ died for his sins. But he then told a questioner that he believes Jews and Muslims who live moral lives are just as much "children of God" as he is. (listen to audio clip)
The Illinois Democrat added that his late mother didn't share his faith but was a kind and generous person, so he's "sure she's in heaven." (listen to audio clip)
Barack Obama is preaching a false gospel about the Lord Jesus Christ. If Jews and Muslims who do not believe the Lord Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh and do not accept Him as their Lord and Savior are also called "Children of God" then Jesus died on the Cross in vain. The Lord Jesus Christ warned: "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (Jn. 8:24) The Holy Bible states: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." (Jn. 1:12) "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus." (Gal. 3:27) "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments." (1 Jn. 5:2).
Jesus Christ said it very clearly and plainly: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (Jn. 14:6) No one can become the children of God without believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Barack Obama tells lies about his own mother
Barack Obama is lying about the faith of his own mother. He claimed that he was raised as a Christian, and now he says that his mother "didn't share his faith but was a kind and generous person, so he's "sure she's in heaven." This is a false gospel. The Bible states: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Eph. 2:8)
No one can be saved by being "a kind and generous person" and go to heaven without believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and be washed in His precious blood (Rev. 7:9, 13-17).
Barack Obama is preaching a perverted gospel of Christ (Gal. 1:6-7)."But even we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8-9)
Barack Obama is not only a dangerous politician, he is also a very dangerous preacher who destroys souls and leads them to hell. Do not be deceived by this liar.
Barack Obama's Beliefs are against the Teachings of Christ
Partial birth abortion is the murder of babies when they are very close to being born. This is a mortal sin. The baby is killed by sucking out its brain while it is in the birth canal. Please go to this web page that describes Partial Birth Abortion. http://www.abortioninfo.net/facts/pba.shtml
Barack Obama voted against banning Partial Birth Abortion. (Oct 2007)
He voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
He voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
Barack Obama plainly supports abortion, even though it is the leading cause of death among African-Americans more than heart disease, more than AIDS, and more than violent crime. Abortion is a targeted measure by the devil to wipe out minorities in America. Barack Obama's stance on abortion alone should be enough to discourage any Christian from voting for him but let's look at his voting record concerning the marriage amendment, which would define and protect marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Vote 163: On the Cloture Motion: A Senate cloture vote on the gay marriage amendment failed, effectively killing the amendment. Obama voted NO
Obama's comments came three days after he released a 770-word letter to the homosexual community, pledging to partner with them in passing favorable laws if he is elected.
"As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws," he wrote. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment. But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples -- whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage.
"... I believe that we can achieve the goal of full equality for the millions of LGBT people in this country," he said further, referring to the acronym for lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgendered. "To do that, we need leadership that can appeal to the best parts of the human spirit. Join with me, and I will provide that leadership. Together, we will achieve real equality for all Americans, gay and straight alike."
Barack Obama supports the union of same sex marriages. While Christians should not persecute people based on their sexual orientation but they should not support homosexuality by endorsing gay and lesbian marriages. It would bring the judgment upon this nation (Rom. 1:24-32)
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African Americans are facing a Challenge to Vote in Righteousness
A Christian has a duty to vote probably more than any other citizen because of the biblical principles that are out there relating to nations. Proverbs 14:34 states "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." Righteousness comes from the national policies that are enacted by the government, which means public leaders choose those public policies and enact them. That's when we go to Proverbs 29:2, which tells us "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
It is very unfortunate that many African Americans vote for Barack Obama because of his dark skin color and not vote for John McCain because he is white. They are duped into believing he will follow George Bush's policies. They vote for Obama's "Change" instead of voting for God's righteousness. In other words only righteous people will make rigteous decisions and policies. You will not get, for example, God-fearing people to say it's OK to have abortion, it's OK to destroy the sanctity of marriage, it's OK to promote certain things in schools. ... So, what we find scripturally, is that God-fearing policies come from God-fearing people; and in America, the only way that God-fearing people can rule ... is to be elected. If, as people of faith, we want righteousness to be exalted, we have to elect leaders who will exalt righteousness, and that's the only way that God can bless the nation. So go and vote in righteousness.