worship of Obama in church today

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  1. tinytim

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    OH, Praise Obama!

    Sickening!

    When a Sunday service is "all about Obama"
    something is wrong...

    Come, Jesus come...

    I thank God today that I preached about Jesus.. not Obama.
     
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    Me too....Still many believers refusing to follow the crowd.
     
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    It says she began her sermon by praying for Obama. You call that worship?
     
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    I guess you didn't read the article you posted, because it differs from the things you are saying. It looks like you have deliberately set up this straw man to tear it down and make yourself look like a hero for standing against an evil that didn't exist.
     
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    If you read the comments from the church leader it is over the top. What happened to separation of Church and State? Oh, I remember that only applies to Republicans. It's really hard to keep up with all these double standards, lol.
     
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    I didn't see any Obama worship, they all seemed to be giving thanks to God for the election and praying for the president elect.

    Shouldn't we all be doing just that.

    "In everything give thanks....'

    "Praying for governors...and all those in authority..."
     
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    You are right. There are some who cannot look beyond their own prejudices and that will always be so.

    I wonder how some of these hard-liners would be acting if they were memebers of a minority group that had been held in slavery for several hundred years, and lived in fear for a hundred or more years for terrorists groups like the KKK, who had been legislated out of the political process and voting, remember the Jim Crow laws, ... how they would be acting if one of their group was elected president. But since it is not their group their hatred and prejudices are coming forth. Sad.

    I think it is very understandable that African Americans are making a big deal out of it. It is a big deal, especially big for them.
     
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    Obama as presdent is the promised land?
    Tuesday night, election night, and 'my eyes have seen the glory', is that song about the coming of the Lord. So who is the 'lord' being spoken of in this quote? Obama.

    You can't miss the worship of obama in this article.
    This is not simply about praying for the new president, but worship becasue he's (part) black.
     
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    Can someone point out anything that indicated 'Obama worship' in these services? It seems to me like all of the quotes about Obama they were thanking God for His election.

    The comment about 'all about Obama' was a reporters statement.

    I thank God for our new leader, and I want to remember to pray for him regularly. Would that be considered worship?
     
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    You mean you didn't hear that the Palistinians have given the dome of the rock to Obama so he can have the Israelis build their temple and errect his statue in the Holy of Holies as Isreal re-impliments animal sacrifices? You mean you never heard that? Boy oh boy......

    Actually I didn't either. I just want "to build a straw man just so I can tear it down again and turn myself into a hero for standing against evil>"

    Bwah ha ha ah ha. ( my interpretation of an evil laugh)
     
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    Well Farrakan [sp?] called him the messiah[seriously] and Hillary in one of the debates indicated a light would shine down and there would be an epiphany [sarcastic].
     
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    This article was about church services yesterday. I didn't see any worship indicated.
     
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    I showed the worship.
    When these things are done toward God, we call it worship. But we negelect to call it false worship when they are done toward a man.
     
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    We prayed for Obama yesterday too.. but the service was not "All about Obama"...

    That was what I was refering too...

    Was your services about Obama or Jesus?

    The article says all across the nation... services in black churches "was ALL about Obama".... That would mean people came to church and the main focus of the worship service was Obama...

    Probably praising God Obama was elected.. but if Obama was the subject of yesterday's services... instead of Jesus... the churches failed to be churches... they became political headquarters...

    Like I said, we prayed for Obama yesterday.. I even encouraged our church to pray for him everyday.. .He will need it leading our country.

    But the subject of yesterday's service was "Blessed are those that trust in God"
     
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    "All about Obama" was a reporters quote- the cintext was praise God for his election and praying for him.

    I think we would see the same is a right wing conservative believer were elected.

    Why would Obama be the theme of church service in Ireland? :)

    Saw nothing to indicate that anyone worshiped Sen Obama yesterday.

    Too much focus on his election? Maybe, but not worship.
     
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    this would be worship, not of Jesus, but obama.
    If a worship service was focused on obama then it is obama worship.
     
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    It would not surprise me if some services were about Obama..... or praising the Lord for Obama's win..... but I think reporters are more and more inclined to use the license of artistry and self expression in their reporting than the discipline of journalistic professionalizm and objectivity. Therefore it is very likely the reports are exergerated to appeal to sensationalism in all of us.

    C4K, tim, and others have it right: whether we agree with the politics or the leadership.... we should always pray for our leaders. Perhaps there is no better time to pray for a President Elect, than before he takes office as what he is transistioning now into will affect his approach when in office. The Lord can already start turning his heart..... if we pray. I would that we could maintain that passion for prayer always..... then we might find God changing what man has no power to change!
     
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    Consider this quote:

    "Because when I look toward Washington, D.C., we got a new family coming in. We got a new family coming in. And you know what? They look like us."

    Alright, I want one that looks like me next time; something close to Millard Fillmore with dark hair. And let churhces celebrate and be thankful that a president "looks like us."
     
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    Strange choice of words.
     
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    I don't agree with 'them' but I can surely understand where 'they' are coming from until this 'barrier', more perceived than real, is broken and 'they' start seeing all of us as Americans-all, and are able to move past their own recognition of difference by color.

    When 13% of voters are black, but 95% of their vote was for a 'black' man...... racism still exists. Personally I do believe that in the Black community there is a strong group who believe in God, and in morals, and who are against abortions. I think within the Black community there are many who have needed public assistance at some time and then found themselves bound by 'pay back' plans and 'subsidy recapture' clauses which promised to take back every advantage they got if they attempted to pull out of the programs through work, ownership, and responsibility and who resent the whole mess which has taken their need to victimize them into a dependancy cul-de-sac. There are whites who have participated in such programs and found themselves captured by the same snares. But as long as these issues are not discussed openly... the perception of many will remain that it is a racial divide:

    Until we recognize that many see these programs as being authored by 'white' representation..... there will be racial resentment. And, as long as these programs are authored by people fortresssed behind the scenes of their finanacial wealth who exclude themselves but burden the incomes of those who work hard to give it to those who either can't or don't..... People will believe we are a society of classes, with the mediums and the poors at enmity with each other while the very rich feign benevolence while raining down controls and manipulation upon those beneath their influence.

    We need dialogue. We need dialogue between the races. As long as a black candidate stands up to give a speech before a sea of white faces and perceives that this is 'unusual for them'...... he is perceiving his racism just as much as any in the crowd who don't look past his color to hear what he has to say and to judge his record and the issues he presents on their own merits without the influcence of color.

    Nothing makes me feel more ill than to be talking with someone, and then have them suddenly pull the 'Aw you're saying that or "you believe that way because I'm black." Well, HELLO! Until you mentioned it, it had not crossed my mind.... But since you did, it does now..... and just like you...... when color enters the picture I cannot communicate with you: I cannot change the dominance of my skin which is God given nor the dominance of your skin which is God given.... and it should have no bearing. But it will have bearing as long as we see our issues in terms of color and never move into the reality of we is what we is cause of the genetic lottery and there aint nuthing superior of inferior because of it which belongs in our communications or part of our decisions. HELLO..... I hope I'm speaking to someone out there who can see agreement and love and not hate.

    I understand the rules of this board and I may be censored because of them, but I hope the content of this posting does not create a 'racial issue' as much as it is seen to acknowledge that people are people and though some will judge based upon superficial differences.... for the sake of Christian love and understanding it is important that we dialogue into sensitive areas and less so to put others on the spot and more to reveal our own perceptions so that we can build a trust and acceptance based upon brotherly love in Christ which makes no distinctions as to color or nationality.

    Prayerfully and respectfully submitted:praying: :1_grouphug: :praying:
     

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