Obama’s Bible Manipulation   3 comments

So I’m reading the President’s prayer breakfast speech ….

President Barack Obama receives applauds from first lady Michelle Obama and other guests after speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Yes, reading it because I found a long time ago that Obama is less charming read rather than viewed.

And I decided to post the real text of his subject Biblical passage because … well, verses taken out of context can be manipulated.

Paul the apostle was in prison in Rome, largely abandoned by everybody, when he wrote this letter to Timothy,  his beloved disciple. It would be Paul’s last letter and I think he knew that.

It’s not brave if you’re not scared and I think Paul was terrified. Understanding the situation might have helped President Obama to understand the passage, but it also would have interfered with his manipulation of God’s message.

2 Timothy 1:3 I am thankful to God, whom I have served with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I remember you in my prayers as I do constantly night and dayAs I remember your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I recall your sincere faith that was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and I am sure is in you.

Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess through the laying on of my hands. 1:7 For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospelHe is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel! For this gospel was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher. Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.

Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who lives within us.

Paul is referring to the gospel, of course — which I’m fairly certain President Obama — based on the entirely of his speech — would find entirely intolerant.

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  1. I wish you would have included his speech so I could relate with your post. I didn’t watch it. It bothers me that we will one day forget that a Christian president -is important.
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