Saturday, March 21, 2009

Obama Love?

Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist. No one knows for sure what drives him, but I believe most socialists have good intentions. People who advocate socialist type views, seem to think love is the reason and the purpose of social programs. I have more than one objection to these views, but the biggest one for me is the stark lack of love.

Jesus commands us to love God and to love others. Doing these two things are the most important parts of Christianity. All of the Bible's laws and teachings hinge on us loving God and our neighbor.

Love is a verb. You must show love. An example of this is the early church. The book of Acts is more or less the history of the church shortly after Christ raises from the dead. Sadly, the church back then looks much different that it does today. Everyone seemed to know by instinct how to love each other.

Giving is not only good for the receiver, but it also greatly (perhaps more so) helps the giver. In the book of 1 Kings, there is a story of Elijah who was God's prophet. God told Elijah to go to Zarephath where he had command a widow to feed Elijah. He went to Zarephath and told to widow to give him food, and the widow explained that she had enough for one more meal for her son and herself, then she was going to die. Elijah tells the widow that God will provide, and she then makes him food first before making food for herself. And indeed God does provide.

The great thing about this story is that God could have used any means to feed Elijah, but because this widow gave, while trusting God, she lived much longer.

Social programs takes love out of the equation by stealing money from those who have plenty, and distributing it to those who can fill out a form and wait in line. This only results in those who are getting their money taken being angry, and those who are getting become lazy and dependent on the government. And worst of all, it prevents God from working in people's lives.

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