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Alleged new Recordings of Jeremiah Wright cast doubt on Obama’s Christianity

In 2008, video recordings of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons came closer than anything else to derailing Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Now, four years later, there appears to be audio recordings of Wright that may be damaging to Obama as well. Those recordings, allegedly in the possession of author Edward Klein, consist of Wright telling Klein some unflattering things, to include charges that Obama attempted to silence Wright in 2008.

One claim had to do with Obama’s Christianity. During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Klein said that Wright wouldn’t go so far as to say he converted Obama from Islam but he came awfully close:

…the Reverend Wright told me on tape, that Obama came to him and said, ‘I need some spiritual advice; I don’t know exactly who I am’ and the Reverend Wright said… ‘Well we know your Islam background… but what you need now, is some coaching on Christianity.’ And I asked the Reverend Wright ‘did you convert him from being a Muslim to being a Christian and he said, ‘well, I don’t know if I could go that far but… I made it comfortable for him to accept Christianity without having to renounce his Islamic background.’

When one converts to Christianity – from any religion – isn’t the point of doing so to renounce your previous religion? Look no further than John 3:18-21:

18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

Let’s not forget John 14:6 either:

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Does Islam not repudiate Christianity by denying this central component? Why is the reverse not true as well? Christianity must necessarily repudiate Islam for the same reason.

If Klein’s claim is true, perhaps the best we can say about the president is that he is a ‘Chrislamist,’ which means he is not a Christian. At worst, the president is feigning Christianity for political expediency so that he can remain a Muslim.

For some reason, this 2008 slip is looking a bit more freudian today:

h/t to Keith and Yid with Lid

Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids

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  • MFS

    Hi.

    About 1,5 years ago i wrote a post on this subject.
    Anyway Obama himself writes that he was only baptised in his mid 20′s !

    Nobody, except Obama knows if his conversion to Christianity is real or not. Although some reports and even Obama have referred to a “baptism”, there doesn’t appear to be any record of a baptism.

    Chicago-based journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin, when asked about Obama’s baptism, wrote, “I have never been able to obtain any evidence that he was baptized, although I asked for those records.”

    It seems that Obama’s conversion occurred when he answered one of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright’s altar calls by walking down the aisle of Trinity Church to make a formal commitment of his faith.

    Cathleen Falsani, religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, writes, “He (Obama) described his conversion experience in his mid-20s, how he walked the aisle at Trinity United Church of Christ one Sunday in a public affirmation of his private change of heart.”I came to Christianity through the black church tradition where the line between evangelical and non-evangelical is completely blurred. Nobody knows exactly what it means.”

    Falsani warns us that Obama’s walking the aisle at Trinity is poles apart from what Christians commonly refer to as being “saved, transformed or washed in the blood.” In other words, it’s not to be confused with what Jesus called being “born again.” As Mr. Obama himself explains, “It wasn’t an epiphany … but just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me.”
    The Canada Free Press published a very interesting article in February by Madeline Brooks, who asked, “Where is the baptism certificate? We do not see one because there was no baptism. That central part of Christianity was not required at Obama’s former church, the Trinity United Church of Christ, during the years Obama attended…”

    She cites the research of a pastor, Usama Dakdok, who had called Obama’s church to ask about membership:

    “Do I have to be baptized to join the church?” asked Pastor Dakdok. “No, you don’t,” was the answer. “You can be a member without being baptized.”
    “And what exactly is required to become a member?” The answer: “You attend two Sunday school classes in a row about membership, and then you walk the aisle.”

    The phrase, “having been baptized,” is apparently based on Obama’s claim about being baptized. Our major media haven’t questioned the claim.
    What do The Scriptures tell us about the Sacrament of Baptism?
    The Necessity of Baptism:

    Christ Himself ordered His disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations and to baptize those who accept the message of the Gospel. In His encounter with Nicodemus (John 3:1-21), Christ made it clear that baptism was necessary for salvation: “Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” For Catholics, the sacrament is not a mere formality; it is the very mark of a Christian, because it brings us into new life in Christ.

    Hmmmm….Nope nothing about ““You attend two Sunday school classes in a row about membership, and then you walk the aisle.”

    In other words it seems according to the description by the Scriptures of the act of Baptism Barrack Hussein Obama is not Baptised and thus still a Muslim!
    I’m sure any Islamic scholar will agree that “attending two Sunday school classes in a row about membership, and then you walking the aisle” doesn’t mean renouncing your Islamic Faith!

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    BO is using his right to the Islamic rule of TAQIYYA. Taqiyya (alternate spellings taqiya, taqiyah, tuqyah), meaning religious dissimulation, is a practice emphasized in Shi’a Islam whereby adherents may conceal their religion when they are under threat, persecution, or compulsion. This means a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are under those risks,

    Lying to promote the religion of Islam is a viurtue to Muslims.
    The best liars are the best Muslims.

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