Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Bad

The controversy some on the religious right are bringing up on Obama is over some bills he voted against in the Illinois State Senate, bills known as "born alive" bills. The reason he opposed them was because they were backdoor attacks on a woman's legal right to an abortion, but if he were in the U.S. Senate during the time around 2002, he would have fully supported a similar federal bill that Pres. Bush signed into law because it contained protections for Roe v. Wade.

Link to this: FactCheck.org

The preacher last Sunday night was linking Barack Obama to the evil king from the Book of Kings and the Book of Chronicles, Manasseh, putting fear into the hearts of good Christian people about Sen. Obama.

According to II Kings 21, Manasseh 'did evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abomination of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.' Manasseh "built up again high places which Hezekiah his father destroyed; and reared up altars for Baal." And 'he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards; he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger." And on and on, which any of you can read the rest of the chapter and get the rest of the story. You get the idea how evil Manasseh was. But, it is amazing how ministers, even though they never mention the candidate by name, would do the best to link Obama to someone who was as evil as that. Manasseh did so much damage to the tribe of Judah that "the LORD brought upon" all of them "the captains of the host of the king of Assyria" and bound Manasseh among thorns with fetters and carried him into Babylon. (II Chron. 33:11) But later Manasseh prayed for forgiveness and the LORD forgave him and "brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then he knew that the LORD he was God." (II Chron. 33:13) After reviewing all of this. I learned that God had forgiven Manasseh and that if He can forgive Manasseh, He certainly can forgive Barack Obama and also John McCain. He can forgive you and He can forgive me.

It was my bad because I was misunderstanding something I heard and I needed to search the information. As a result, the sermon was deep, but it didn't change who I will support. God, Allah, is most forgiving, the Ar-Rahaman Ar-Raheem.

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