Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bible Verses Obama Seems to Have Missed

By W.A. Beatty at americanthinker.com

"May his days be few; may another
take his place of leadership."
Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama loves to quote (and misquote) the Bible in order to lend credence to what he is saying.  For example, he (actually, his speechwriter), in Newtown, Connecticut, quoted several Bible verses, including Matthew 19:14: "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'"
Bible quotes, in and of themselves, are fine.  But when Obama misquotes and/or misinterprets what he quotes, that is not fine.  For example, on March 30, 2012, in an address to supporters at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, Obama said, "I am my brother's keeper.  I am my sister's keeper."  He was speaking about values and thought this misquote would further his cause.  That Bible quote came from the fourth chapter of Genesis.  The actual verse is: "Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Where is your brother Abel?'  'I don't know,' he replied. 'Am I my brother's keeper?'"  Cain said this to God after murdering his brother Abel and was trying to hide the act from God.
When taken in its entirety, not just as one verse Obama lifted out of context, the verses present an entirely different interpretation from what Obama intended.  The misquote was not about values at all.  Obama's misquote and misinterpretation was an attempt to twist the Bible to further his personal political agenda.
Obama, at the 2012 Prayer Breakfast, quoted Luke 12:48 -- "... From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked" -- in an effort to justify his "fair share" tax agenda.  .  Again, Obama took a part of a Scripture verse out of context.  In verses 42-48, Jesus is telling the parable of the wise steward.  The meaning of the verse is quite different when taken in its entirety: "But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.  From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."  Jesus is speaking, in this verse, about how to avoid the blows of punishment by living within the limits set by our parents and/or our legal system.  He is not talking about taxes....