Spring 2009: Where is He Going?
Author: Keith King
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Where exactly does President Obama stand concerning faith? What are the religious influences, if any, in the Oval Office?

ObamaIn 2006, Obama gave the keynote address in the Call to Renewal faith conference. He said, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. And even if we did have only Christians in our midst…which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests...eating shellfish is abomination?...Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount–a passage...so radical...it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application?”i

Obama admits being skeptical of organized religion. He says, “My father...was born Muslim but...became an atheist. My mother...one of the most spiritual and kindest people I've ever known...grew up with a healthy skepticism of organized religion...As a consequence, so did I.”

Obama’s skepticism has led to a secular attitude. He says, “this is going to be difficult for some who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible...But in a pluralistic democracy, we have no choice. Politics...involves the compromise, the art of what's possible. At some fundamental level, religion does not allow for compromise...If God has spoken, then followers are expected to live up to God's edicts, regardless of the consequences. To base one's life on such uncompromising commitments may be sublime, but to base our policy making on such commitments would be a dangerous thing.”

It is true that “religion does not allow for compromise.” The book of Revelation says, “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God” (Revelation 14:9-10).

Clearly compromise is impossible. Dire consequences fall on those who ignore the Lord’s warning. Will we “keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus”  (Revelation 14:12) if we compromise because democracy is pluralistic?

Obama and the Papacy: Friction or Friendship?

Obama’s secular approach appears to conflict with the Catholic Church. For example, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago (president of the USCCB) wrote an article warning Obama that his pro-abortion policies would alienate millions of Americans and not achieve the unity he claims to desire. Also, the Catholic Church appears at odds with Obama’s support of FOCA, the repealing of DOMA, and the repealing of the Mexico City Policy. 

However, the Catholic Church has a great influence on the White House. Consider these examples:
1. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., vice-president, received an honorary degree (1976) from the University of Scranton, a Jesuit University. Wikipedia reports he is the first Roman Catholic Vice President.

2. Jon Favreau, Obama’s chief speechwriter, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross (Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities).

3. Major General J. Scott Gration, Senior Military and Foreign Policy Advisor, earned his degree from Georgetown University (Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities).

4. Dan Pfeiffer, Deputy Communications Director, also trained at Georgetown University.

5.  Mike Strautmanis, senior legal counsel to Obama’s presidential team, attended St. Ignatius College Prep (a Jesuit institution).

These are not the only Catholic members of the government. The National Catholic Reporter states that “a whopping 52 members of the 111th Congress...are alumni of [Catholic]...institutions."ii Is Obama following his own agenda surrounded by Jesuit advisors?

Things are clearly not what they appear. What are the Papacy’s real objectives concerning the United States?

The Global Poverty Act, initiated by Obama in 2007, was promoted at an interfaith conference “organized by the Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco.” “Eliminating...the world's worst poverty within a decade would become a principle of U.S. foreign policy...under a Catholic-led legislative push gathering force with a growing interfaith alliance.”iii

This interfaith alliance, “from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths as well as the Shinto and Wiccan religions,” fits Rome’s desire to bring all religions under the control of the Vatican. According to WorldNetDaily, the Global Poverty Act “commits the U.S. to adopt the United Nations Millennium Development Goal.”iv

Pope BenedictThe Pope strongly supports the UN Millennium Development Goal, because these goals enforce Vatican economic plans for the entire planet.

Fascinating Coincidences

Obama’s strong relationship with the Papacy was clearly proven on November 5, 2008. Pope Benedict XVI blessed and congratulated Obama, and “assured him of his prayers that God would help him with his high responsibilities for his country and for the international community.”v        

The Pope also prayed that “the blessing of God would sustain him and the American people so that with all people of good will they could build a world of peace, solidarity and justice.”

 

Solidarity? With all people of good will?
   
This was the first time in US history that a president has received such a powerful blessing from a Pope. Students of Bible prophecy should not think lightly of such goings-on.
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Let us dig a little deeper yet and read between the lines. During Obama’s presidential campaign, his campaign logo was the rising sun. And he was known as the change master—his slogan being “Change we can believe in.” But change from what and to what? From war politics to peaceful politics? Or from one system of government to another? Are we finally moving to that point in history where the kings of the world give their power to the Beast?
   
Let’s take a look at Obama’s presidential inauguration. The backdrop of the stage, called “The Barapolis” by many, is believed by experts to be a replica of the Pergamum Temple of Zeus, despite claims by Obama’s campaign staff that it was a mix between the US Capitol and White House West Wing. Students of the book of Revelation know that the city of Pergamum was rebuked as Satan’s throne (Revelation 2:13). Rome is the Beast to whom the Dragon gives “his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Revelation 13:2).
   
One other previous dictator of fascism in history used Pergamum’s Temple of Zeus in his own inauguration–Adolf Hitler. We know that Rome’s political system is fascism, as was Adolf Hitler’s. Is Obama leading the US to fascism? Fascinating coincidences indeed!

Obama 2Rick Warren, a controversial evangelist and leading opponent of gay marriage, led Obama’s inauguration prayer. There was much debate before the inauguration as to whether Rick Warren would pray in the name of Jesus. It is interesting to note that Obama and his distant cousin, Dick Cheney, are both members of the Council of Foreign Relations. And surprisingly enough, so is Warren.
    
Warren’s brilliant prayer used terminology of Messianic Judaism, which does not have a personal Saviour but a national Saviour that acts on the public domain rather than the private domain of the heart. USA Today reported that Warren’s prayer used a Jewish-Christian mix. “Warren's invocation began with a fundamental Jewish prayer that declares the ‘Lord is one.’ He also alluded to a description of God as the ‘compassionate and merciful’ one that opens almost every chapter of the Quran, said historian R.B. Bernstein, who teaches at New York Law School.”vi
   
The Jesus of Rick Warren’s prayer satisfies all the religious aspirations of the world. Also interesting is that the benediction was offered by Joseph Lowery, who supports gay marriage.

Is Obama playing both sides of the fence? It certainly appears so. It seems he is working to unite the world together under one religion and one god, something that plays perfectly into the UN/Papacy’s New World Order agenda.

See Total Onslaught #221 “A New World Order,”  #224 “That All May Be One,” and #226 “The UN and the Occult Agenda” for more information about some points discussed in this article.

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i. June 28, 2006 Call to Renewal Keynote Address”Complete Text available from the website: http://obamaspeeches.com/081-Call-to-Renewal-Keynote-Address-Obama-Speech.htm
ii. http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/3169
iii. http://www.the-tidings.com/2008/022908/poverty.htm
iv.http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=70308
v. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0805616.htm
vi. http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-01-20-warren_N.htm

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