I recall a great Gospel hymn, that features the following lyrics at the start:
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus? blood and righteousness.
And if you are a Christian, odds are good that you know of the song On Christ The Solid Rock, which was pinned by Edward Mote. You should read up on how Mote came to sing of his hope being on Christ alone. It is a fascinating story, to the glory of God in Christ’s name.
Today it seems political affairs are distracting saints into seeking hope on something other than Christ. Claiming “hope”, “a better way” and a “brighter day” in a favored politician. And it’s speeding down the road of idolatry, a road that ends in the pit! I’m certainly (and obviously) not against Christians claiming they might like a certain candidate, however we must avoid pinning “hope” on them and reserve “hope” in Christ alone!
Christians must always remain aware of the fact God’s plan must work to fulfillment and understand the “brighter day” will not be till His Son returns.
|Matthew 24:4-8 (New American Standard Bible)
Jesus did not tell us the world would be saved by a man of this day and age, hope only resides in Christ. For those who don’t know of this Jesus Christ I’m speaking of, please see John 3.
Our sister Covina sent me a video yesterday that is of great concern to me. Because it features a pastor who is respected in many circles of the faith, singing a song of “hope” in a man. That man being Barack Hussein Obama. The video is below.
That is idolatry to the core. No matter how good a man of this age might be, singing of anyone in that fashion is evil. It places hope on the man and not Christ. A pastor who is respected as a skilled gospel musician and singer, utilizing a group sounding like a gospel choir, to sing a song of “hope” on a man is totally against the Word of God.
|1 Corinthians 10:14 (New American Standard Bible)
Also consider this:
|Galatians 5:19-26 (New American Standard Bible)
Christians must all continue to strive to keep our minds focused on what is above and not in this earth.
|Colossians 3:1-7 (New American Standard Bible)
I won’t harp in this post about policy efforts by Obama or things in his life that are ungodly. My only hope with this post is to encourage all saints, that even if you fully intend to support Barack Obama, please keep your support toned down to a level that does not amount to idolatry. Even if we disagree on political affairs, I sincerely pray we all join the Lord together, pinning our hope on Him alone. So that we all may one day reap the reward promised to those who keep faith on Him.
If I ever appear to be putting real hope on anything other than the Lord Jesus, I beg you to please offer me similar admonishment as I offer here.
update 2/27/2008 2:10PM: In other Obama idolatry, Civil Rights Industry figure Jesse Jackson says he sees a “new heaven” in Obama.
Jackson, scheduled to be an analyst for NBC at the debate Tuesday, said Obama represents “the maturing of the success of our struggle. .?.?. I see a new heaven. I see a new America, where we learn to live together.”
The Bible shows the new heaven and land with righteousness are not in the candidacy of Barack Hussein Obama Jr., or any other political candidate.
|2 Peter 3:13 (New American Standard Bible)
Hope is not in man, but Christ Jesus alone.
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