This has been a record breaking summer heat-wise in North Carolina. All over the country I guess. From June to this closing week in August, day after day of 90+ degree heat and more often than not 95+ degree heat with dew points in the 70 range persisted. Whew, I’m sweating again just writing about it.
Comes August 24th and 25th—yesterday, the 24th, barely crawled out of the 70’s and today, while cloudy, it is very pleasant too. A great day for golf if I did not have that blasted arthritis in my left thumb. Obviously that is a problem Obama-baby doesn’t have as he spends more time driving golf balls than at the helm of our country’s highest office.
And the hits juust keeeep on comin’ because it seems hope for a 2010 shake-up is fading in this writer’s estimate as McCain wins the Arizona primary. There is no bigger RINO than McCain—opps, I stand corrected. There is still Lindsey Graham out there torpedoing the conservative effort.
Speaking of a Graham, what is it with Franklin Graham? In an interview with CNN’s John King he says we, “Americans have to accept the fact that the president says he is indeed a Christian.”[i] Say what?!!
Graham goes on to say, “it’s obvious that the president has renounced the Prophet Muhammad and he has renounced Islam and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn’t.”[ii]
You mean, this Obama who sat under the bigoted Black Liberation theological teachings of Wright for 20 years; this Obama who when speaking at Georgetown University, required the name of Jesus IHS (latin) to be covered[iii]; this Obama who bows to the king of Saudi Arabia?
The Graham’s are good men, Billy and Franklin, but I swear every so often they get a brain freeze or something. I really do not know how he can say that about Obama with a straight face. And brothers and sisters don’t give me the shtick about “only God knows the heart.” Just look at God’s Word.
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits.”[iv]
Twice Jesus declares, “you will know them by their fruits.” That means we are to judge, we are to have discernment, otherwise you can know nothing either metaphysically or epistemologically.
A friend sent me a link to a video that adds more fuel to the fires of Obama’s identity conundrum. It certainly makes one think.
[i] Newsmax, Friday, August 20, 2010, http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/franklin-graham-barack-obama-born-muslin-john-king-mosque-ground-zero/2010/08/20/id/368052?s=al&promo_code=A926-1, accessed 8/25/10.
[iii]http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=46667, accessed 8/25/10.
[iv] Matthew 7:15-20 NASB