To the Readers' Forum:
Our self-professed Christian President has given me a lot of thought about how our actions speak louder than words.
In the Bible, the Apostle Paul wrote Philippians 1:27 Only let your conduct (actions in life) be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. My wise grandfather used to say "People's actions speak louder than their words!"
If these statements are true, I believe I have a dilemma with the president declaring himself to be a Christian. I say this, not as his judge, but as a witness! According to Wallbuilders.com, in 3 1/2 years this president has supported, encouraged and implemented resolutions, laws and motions at least 50 times, that oppose fundamental biblical principles that are not difficult to understand and follow.
If he had not pursued the Christian vote by declaring himself a Christian, I would not have as much of a problem with this issue as I do, but since it seems he politicized the issue of professing to be a Christian to gain votes, I feel compelled to express my disappointment with his anti-biblical stand on so many issues.
I believe a Christian is supposed to be one who learns, adheres to, and follows the teachings of biblical teaching. I know that occasionally politicians can get forced into supporting some issues they wouldn't normally support. But it seems obvious to me that this is not the case in this president's tenure.
I encourage all voters to not take at face value anyone who claims to be a Christian based on their statement. Examine their actions keeping in mind that no one is perfect, but past actions can certainly establish the credibility of a candidate or incumbent public servant. I say this as one who did not support our president with my vote in 2008, but honestly gave him a chance to prove my doubts about him as wrong.
Sadly, my reasons for opposing his election have come to fruition, I've witnessed it, and it is on record. I will continue to pray for him and for our nation. Participation in politics is a responsibility of all Americans whether we profess to be people of faith or not!
Koinonia Christian Fellowship