Obama the Archconservative
We have been seeing video of Obama denigrating certain parts of The Holy Bible. He typically “asks” in the pedagogic pose of a Harvard Professor “which verses” are the ones we turn to? And the President will cite a verse from Deuteronomy or Leviticus that might declare certain foods “abomination” and call for stoning of a disrespectful child. Is it those verses? He “asks”. Or the verses that he understands as demanding Marxist Redistributive Change the ones we should value? There has been a question of his “Christian Faith”. So, in order to dispel any concern that the leader of what was called the Free World, and earlier still, Christendom, is a secret Muslim, the president went to church.
Ironically, his sneering mockery of the “Old” Testament is just as likely to be based upon Christian Replacement Theology as upon Islam. The “Social Justice” Gospel of Wright et al is a Christian heresy. And thus, it remains Christian to some degree. Even if they quote the Gospels out of context, and selectively ignore or stress certain points, whatever Christianity is present; it is conservatively based on Replacement Theology. Most of Christianity, shaken by the Holocaust, blamed it on the ubiquity of theological anti-Judaism. The response of most Christian thinkers has been a conscious effort to identify and remove the pernicious Replacement Theology and Supersessionism, which saw in the persistence of Judaism, a continual taunting reproof. Wright wrongly calls himself radical when in fact he represents a conservative approach to Replacement Theology!
(Replacement Theology reads every prophetic mention of Israel, and the New Jerusalem as meaning “The Church”. The persistent physicality of the Jewish People belies the core belief that “Spiritual Israel” has replaced physical Israel.)
Obama’s mocking tone when citing Leviticus’ Dietary Codes is NOT consistent with Islam, which has its own similar dietary codes. It IS however the very arrogance Paul warned against in Romans 11:
13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry 14in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Unfortunately Obama is but nominally Christian. Doubly unfortunate that the small amount of Churchianity he voluntarily chose is tainted by some of the most conservative remnant of Replacement Theology!