Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Obama, I’m Calling You Out
And You Call Yourself A Christian?
By Dell Hill
If I’ve heard the term “redistribution of wealth” once, I’ve heard it a million times. I’ve used it myself at least a few thousand times. It’s all the rage these days. Your President basically wants to take the riches of the rich and give them to poor. He, and his band of merry men and women, better known as Liberal Democrats, basically want to take what is yours and give it to someone else. It’s a Marxist form of socialism, in direct contrast to the capitalist society that we know as the United States of America.
I’ve also heard it said that Mr. Obama considers himself a Christian. I’ll use his own quote to substantiate that statement:
If this President of the United States is a Christian, I ask “How do you justify your faith in Christianity and constantly violate two of God’s Ten Commandments - Thou shall not steal and Thou shall not covet?”
By being in a position to take riches from the rich - often against their will - you are stealing their hard-earned wealth. Your ideology of wealth distribution is, on its face, the final act of coveting that which is not yours to take.
As a public service of this blog, I offer this refresher course in the basic laws that should matter most to all who proclaim to be Christians:
The 10 Commandments - God's Revelation in the Old Testament
The 10 Commandments are found in the Bible's Old Testament at Exodus, Chapter 20. They were given directly by God to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai after He had delivered them from slavery in Egypt:
"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God…
ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'
FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'
SIX: 'You shall not murder.'
SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'
EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'
NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'
TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
Even channeling your inner Robin Hood is not an excuse for violating God’s will. As we all know, Robin Hood “stole from the rich and gave to the poor” is not exactly what happened. As we have learned over time, Robin Hood was the “prince of thieves”, who stole from the rich and gave little to anyone. Story tellers and troubadours took great license with his legend; just as they did in the modern day glorification of Bonnie and Clyde Barrows. All thieves, somehow converted to appear righteous, but - in the eyes of God - thieves non-the-less.
It would appear to me that the very act of “redistribution of wealth” is, at the very least, coveting and theft.
What say you, Mr. President?
Posted by Dell at 11:56 AM