In his book, Strength to Love, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “a true Christian cannot be a true Communist.” While Barack Obama enjoys comparing himself with Dr. King, under King’s standards, Obama could not be a true Christian.
Obama’s policies and personal beliefs directly oppose the tenets of Christianity and are directly in line with Communism.
According to King, “Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God. Bound by the chains of his own sin and finiteness, man needs a Savior.” Yet in 2004, Obama stated “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”
If this is the case, why, as Columnist Cal Thomas asked, did Jesus suffer and die for our salvation? Jesus himself said in John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the light. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
In The Communist Manifesto, Marx wrote “Communism… abolishes all religion and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” Obama, in claiming that “we are no longer a Christian nation”, seems merely intent on abolishing the Judeo-Christian roots of our society. After all, Communism according to King “is the only serious rival to Christianity.”
King wrote “Communism is based on ethical relativism and accepts no stable moral absolutes. Right and wrong are relative to the most expedient methods for dealing with class war.” For Obama there are no moral absolutes. When asked when life begins, for example, Obama replied that the question is “above my pay grade.” In an essay on the teachings of Karl Marx and their relationship to abortion that appeared in Australia’s official Communist Party newspaper in 1988, pro-choice activist, feminist and author Rebecca Albury wrote, that for Marxists, the determination of fetus as a person is decided by “someone of higher wisdom.”
Yet in Jeremiah 1:5, God tells us where life begins: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you.”
Obama instead applies moral relativism to the abortion debate. It is not only when life begins, that Obama struggles with, it is also when and if that life is important.
Obama fought successfully to keep blatant infanticide legal in Illinois. As the sole opponent to speak out on the State Senate floor against legislation designed to protect viable, living babies who survive late-term abortions, Obama adamantly opposed any medical care to these babies in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Obama stated “what we are doing here is to create one more burden on women, and I won’t support that.”
Again, Obama’s positions lie more with Communism than Christianity. Albury wrote “biological processes do not carry automatic moral values as Right to Life suggests…Human economic, social and political relationships create moral values.” Like other communists, Obama places a higher priority on economic, social and political ramifications, than on human life.
Whereas Obama, sees a baby as punishment or a means to a political end, King believes Christianity affirms man is “a child of God, made in God’s image.” Psalm 127:3 tells us “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb.”
In contrast to Communism, King wrote “Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable.” What greater fixed and immutable principle than that of the sacred marriage between a man and a woman?
Genesis 2:24 commands “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.”
While a majority of Christian Americans oppose gay marriage, Obama believes state marriage amendments are “divisive and discriminatory” and fully intends to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Obama told the Advocate “Well, my view is that we should try to disentangle what has historically been the issue of the word “marriage”, which has religious connotations to some people. But my job as president is going to be to make sure that the legal rights that have consequences on a day-to-day basis for loving same sex couples all across the country, that those rights are recognized and enforced by my White House and by my Justice Department.”
Here again, Obama’s and Marx’s goals are one in the same. Marx wrote “What is the present family based on, the acquisition of private property? It exists of its meaning only for the Bourgoise…and will vanish when capitalism vanishes. Are you accusing us that we want to end the exploitation by parents of their children? We confess to that crime…”
Obama is intent on ending capitalism with his communist policy of redistribution of wealth, and again is directly opposed to Christian values. Jesus may have been a “community organizer” as Obama supporters claim, but we must not forget a group of sinners Jesus called on to repent: the tax collectors.
While government leaders should be bound by the Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt not steal, we, as Christians, are obligated to help the poor, but not enable the idle. Proverbs 19:15 tells us “Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer.”
King recognized this when he wrote “In spite of the glowing talk about the welfare of the masses, Communisms’ methods and philosophy strip a man of his dignity and worth, leaving him little more than a depersonized cog in the ever turning wheel of the state.”
Obama may cloak himself as a Christian, but his Communist policies and views negate his claims as a follower of Christ. As Dr. King’s writings instruct us: “We should as Christians pray for the Communist constantly, but never can we, as true Christians, tolerate the philosophy of Communism.”