Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A better bumper sticker

Liberal mouthpiece for the New Baptist Covenant, the Mainstream Baptist, has put this bumper sticker up at his blog and termed it a "A Thought Provoking Bumper Sticker".

Edit: And take a lookie here. Unbelievable.

So let us let it provoke some thoughts.
1) Jesus never ran for political office.

2) There are good governors and bad governors. Pick one - whom does Prescott like? Dukakis? Schwarzenegger? Grey-out Davis? It's a double-edged sword. The sticker kicks dirt on all governors.

3) There are good and bad community organisers. Martin Luther King, Jr. David Duke. Osama bin Laden. The point is obvious - it's not the office but the person who is relevant. And yes, I'll take Palin a thousand times out of a thousand over Oblahma.

4) I'm not the 1st to say this, but it strikes me as very odd that Oblahma is spending all this time comparing his experience to Palin. Much as I might wish Palin were heading the ticket, she's not. Against just whom is he running here? Is he the veep candidate?
I guess the Oblahma campaign thinks the voter is too stupid to see the smokescreen - attack Palin's paucity of experience in order to blunt the McWhatsHisName campaign's attacks on the same towards Oblahma.

5) Let the record show yet another Obamessianic reference. It is truly, truly sad.

6) What Jesus did was of course nothing like what Oblahma did. Further, it was far from His primary, secondary, or tertiary goals in His earthly ministry.
But such should be expected, considering the source. Oblahma's church of 20 yrs has fed him a steady diet of Liberation Theology, which is almost wholly political and this-world-centered. Sin? Justification of an unworthy, dirty sinner before a holy God? Atonement? Adoption by a loving God of enemies of His to become, rather, His children? These are foreign concepts to the Liberation Theologian.

7) The community organiser/governor thing is all about executive experience. Pilate had it. Jesus had it too. While it's true He was a community organiser of sorts, He is the very God of the universe.

Col 1:16 For by Him all things were created, {both} in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
Col 1:19 For it was the {Father's} good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
Col 1:20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, {I say,} whether things on earth or things in heaven.
Col 1:21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, {engaged} in evil deeds,
Col 1:22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach...


Col 2:13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
Col 2:14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Col 2:15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.


And then, take a look at the combox, where Jeff the Baptist said:
The bumpers sticker is funny, but when Jesus was offered all power and authority on Earth he refused it. I don't see anyone at the top of either ticket who would make that choice.

1) Yes, Christ refused it because Satan was the one doing the offering. Does Jeff the Baptist deny, then, that Christ WILL have all power and authority in the future? He could take it any time He wanted, but His incarnation, suffering, death, and resurrection were part of the plan to redeem people for His own possession. That part is complete. The next coming of Jesus will be to do precisely that - to claim all power and authority, visibly, totally, finally, and completely.
2) Jeff the Baptist is complaining about human candidates for a powerful political office. Hopefully he will put all his trust in God, rather than in politics, overcoming the temptation that is so common to conservatives and libs alike, though that temptation is expressed in different ways.

At any rate, as promised, here's a better bumper sticker:

1 comment:

Seth said...

When Obama calls fire down from heaven to silence all of you naysayers, then you'll feel silly!