Dan Popp
Terrible deeds in the name of Christ
By Dan Popp
February 7, 2015

For the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. (Exodus 20:7b, NKJV)

You've heard Barack Obama's prayer breakfast line: "Unless [sic] we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was [sic] justified in the name of Christ."

I guess they call it a prayer breakfast because when Obama speaks, you'd better pray you don't lose your breakfast.

Others have written about our Emperor's ignorance of history and his moral equivalence. But here he was not wrong on the facts. Terrible things have been done in the name of Christ. The most bizarre thing about Obama's statement is that he didn't need to reach back a thousand years for examples. Terrible deeds are being done today, right now, by people every bit as barbaric and antichristian as an Inquisitor of the Middle Ages. These wolves in sheep's clothing call themselves "progressives," and at the head of this shameful parade of Judases is Barack H. Obama, Jr.

Shall we begin with the 57 million murdered unborn children? That's just the total for America since Roe v. Wade. Jesus isn't usually mentioned by name when the barbarians champion their "choice" to kill, but they do call it a "right." What is a right? It is grant of sovereignty given by God. It's no coincidence that this is the same word we use when we talk about "right and wrong." A right has to do with the right, with righteousness – that is, rightness, uprightness, moral goodness. So when leftists, including Mr. Obama, get a preacherly quaver in their voices about a "woman's right to choose," they are (whether they know it or not) making a claim to godliness and right, and they are basing that claim on God's grant to humans to decide moral issues for ourselves. They are using God to justify the slaughter of babies.

By the way, historians estimate the total number of people killed in the Spanish Inquisition to be about 3,000. That happens to be about the same number killed in the US through legal abortion – per day.

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. –
Jesus (Luke 17:2)

Obama condemns himself and his fellow redistributionists when he points a finger at slavery. Yes, some people did justify chattel slavery with Bible verses; just as leftists today justify their more insidious kind of slavery with Scripture snippets like "the least of these." Forcing one man to work for the benefit of another is slavery, and that principle is at the heart of virtually everything Barack Obama has ever said, done or thought since he was a young man. He has to twist Jesus' instructions in Matthew 25 meant to provoke individual charity all the way backwards to endorse government coercion. Such rapists of Scripture will not go unpunished, as Obama himself has preached.

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. – Jesus (Matthew 12:37)

Dear Leader is fond of using the phrase "brother's keeper" to legitimize his looting. Of course those words came from the mouth of the first murderer, not from Christ, but to a biblically ignorant populace they seem vaguely religious. That's the point of (mis)using them.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." – Jesus (John 10:10)

To advocate mass murder, state robbery, lawlessness and tyranny in the name of Christ or God or right – this is far more blasphemous than anything done during the Crusades. What about the obliteration of the black family by Democrat "social welfare" policies? What about attacks on churches and religious groups and freedom of conscience? What about the destruction of tens of millions of jobs for the sake of "fairness?" What about blessing counterfeit marriage? What about racial quotas and race baiting under the rubric of "justice?" What about usurping unto Almighty Godvernment the power of healing and killing through Obamacare? What about teaching fornication and perversion to young children in government schools? Time would fail me to tell of the crimes and cruelty and corruption of these despicable barbarians, all papered-over with some appeal to a greater good.

Barack Obama is the poster boy for "terrible deeds done in the name of Christ." He is probably history's greatest example of a hypocrite. May God grant him repentance.

© Dan Popp


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