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Jun162012

Obama's Religion Part 2

In my last blog, Obama's Religion, I explained the new religion that is taking American churches by storm. That new religion is articulated and exalted by no less than President Obama himself.

The religion adheres to the following belief: "Yes, Jesus is my Savior, but He's not the only one. Other religions are equally valid and accepted by God. Christianity is one way to God, but not the only way."

An even greater travesty is that so many well-meaning Christians are buying into that preposterous belief.

Why do I call it preposterous? Because it's equivalent to believing 2 + 2 = 5. That would certainly be a preposterous mathematical belief, but it's the same type of argument that adherents of the new religion follow.

They believe that 2 + 2 = 5, and who are you to tell them that they're wrong? Another person can choose to believe that 2 + 2 = 3. The President of the United States can choose to believe that it equals 100.

Most people would say, "Wait a minute. I know it's a mathematical fact that 2 + 2 = 4. And my opinion or the opinion of the President of the United States doesn't matter."

But the new religion adherents would say, "You have your truth, I have my truth, and someone else may have another. But all paths ultimately lead to the correct answer. To say that 2 + 2 = 4 is narrow-minded and intolerant of others' opinions. We must insist that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion."

Well, try paying your bills that way. Or, horror of horrors, filling out your tax returns that way. Then you'll discover how intolerant the IRS can be.

As a worshipper of Jesus Christ as the only way to God, I love everyone regardless of their opinions, ethnicity, language, and so forth. Jesus requires no less of me. I respect all my non-Christian friends and value them as men and women created in God's image.

But that is very different from saying other religions are as valid as faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said as much when he claimed, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). I consider myself as familiar with other religions as anyone can be, and I've never read or heard any of them claim that salvation is through them alone. 

But America's new religion that many churches promote disavows Jesus' own words by claiming that you can fill your spiritual gas tank with any liquid and still get where you need to go.

Can you see how wrong, and even dangerous, that can be? For one thing, it creates confusion in the minds of the young and uninformed. But it also creates a vacuum that aggressive and violent ideologies can fill.

History has proven that to be true. Until the middle of the seventh century, northern Africa had a majority Christian population. But then some people began teaching a form of tolerance called Montanism. That view created a vacuum in the minds and hearts of the people, which made it easy for Islamic invaders from Arabia to destroy Christianity in that part of the world.

That is why faithful believers in Jesus Christ must not be lured into falsehoods and become party to the destruction of the Christian faith in our country.

We must lovingly and firmly say, "2 + 2 = 4. Therefore, when Jesus said, 'No one comes to the Father except through me,' there can be no dispute."

For more information on this subject, please refer to my book, The Greatest Lie.

Reader Comments (24)

Kudos again to Michael Youssef. The biggest problem facing America and the world, is not the economy, terrorism, illegal immigration, etc. it is First and Foremost, Biblical Illiteracy. And secondly, Biblical Disobedience.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlanWH
It was also the religion of George w Bush also. He believed Muslims and Christians worship the same god
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeanet
Yes, this was GW's religion as well, but the difference between him and Obama is that GW did not try to impose his beliefs on the rest of the country, and settled with respectfully disagreeing with others, instead of sending the media pitbulls after them.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThoughtful
God’s command is still relevant for us today. He has given us the work of telling all nations about redemption through Christ’s blood and resurrection. The world is filled with competing theories about God, religion, and salvation. Alternate views of Jesus vie for our attention at every turn. Different paths to different gods market themselves in the ever-changing desert of ideas. Yet in the midst of this world of contradictory claims, Jesus Christ made a bold assertion: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

God rescued us by sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins (1 John 4:9-10). Jesus was fully human and fully divine (John 1:1, 18), a truth that ensures His understanding of our weaknesses, His power to forgive, and His ability to bridge the gap between God and us (Romans 5:6-11). In short, we are “justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaj Kosaraju
But the true test of this 'any religion will do' theory comes if you insist you will stick with Christ. Bam! You are immediatly attacked as an intolerant bigot who must change or else! It is amazing how fast any religion will do becomes any non-Christian religion will do, and how all religions teach the same thing becomes all religions teach the same thing except those lying hatefilled Christians who must conver to to anything - except Christ - goes.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael A. Johnson
We are seeing our country becoming a One World Govmt. with the UN as it's head. Our President calls evil good and good evil (intolerant) Just like the math problem in your illustration. We know the right answer, but the liberal left wants their answers to be the correct one and anyone who does not accept their answer is "racist, homophobic,biased, etc.

You would be a complete idiot not to see who has control of oil prices in America. When the President began his re-election campaign, the price of gas miraculously started dropping and will continue to drop. Illegal immigrants in this country will not be allowed a work permit in time to vote for the President...otherwise, if he really believed in legalizing illegal immigrants, he would have done it the first year he was in office. The Executive (President) branch which is equal with the Legislative branch (congress) and equal with the Justice department, has taken over their jobs and making all the decisions about States' rights. He would like to change the US Constitution and Bill of Rights and put all power into the hands of what they consider themselves to be" The Elite". No rules or laws apply to them....only to the rest of us.
When any country has adopted the lifestyle of Sodom and Gomorrah, it has been destroyed. Christians MUST get involved and speak out. Individuals can speak out for Biblical and Constitutional truths inside of our schools and our churches. The Muslims are having no problem exercising all of OUR rights. Our schools even provide foot baths for them. And even though the Bible says to wash one anothers feet, you can be sure Christian students would not be allowed to do this in school. Check it out. Many of our secondary schools and State universities supported by the taxpayers have installed foot baths and prayer rooms for Muslim students of Islamic faith. The Federal Government will not say ONE word about the separation of church and state in those cases...only if it involves Christians. Michael Y. is one of the few ministers of the gospel who has been warning us. We had better listen.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJake
You have compared your own God to a math problem. Religion is based on faith. Math is based on fact. Your article has made no valid point to help me understand why this religion is wrong. It has only proven that you know very little about your chosen topic.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYou confused me
If Jesus Christ is not Lord of all and over all He is not Lord at all. The Israelites in the O.T. (Kings & Chronicles) mixed worship on the "high places" with worship of the one true God in His Holy Temple and God severely punished them. How then can our country escape God's just punishment for doing the same thing?
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCle
YES ! ! ! Amen to the truth! Sadly, some would rather believe a lie than the truth as it is written in God's Word the Holy Bible.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJune Perera
Those who maintain that all religions are equally valid are really saying that they do not consider any religion to be true. C.S. Lewis illustrated that point quite clearly in his story written for children (but also a worthwhile read for adults) "The Last Battle".
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheo Van Vliet
You Confused me:
Dr. Youseff has compared God to a math problem only to prove a point, and that is that there is only 1 way to Jesus, just like there is no way 2 plus any other number equals 4.

The thinking that there is more than one way to heaven is in direct contradiction to several verses in the Bible, such as John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." That does not seem to me to leave much room for other religions and Jesus-alternatives.

And, religion is not based totally on faith. If we have no facts or reasons to believe Christianity, then there is no purpose in believing it. There is so much truth and fact in Christianity that one needs only the "faith of a mustard seed" to be saved and used mightily for God.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThoughtful
Consider another mathematical equation: billions upon billions of people equals billions upon billions of personal views, opinions and choices, each person free to choose whomever and whatever they wish to believe (even if not free to practice their beliefs). God informs us that for those choosing to believe HIM regarding THE ONLY WAY to the Father, persecution will inevitably follow, warning that we not allow resistance and persecution to surprise us. The regrettable truth is that most people will choose the wider gate leading to destruction, few finding the narrow gate leading to life everlasting, none of us having prior knowledge regarding who are sheep and who are goats. When someone wants to argue and accuse me of 'intolerance', I simply point them to scripture, including a reminder that I'm not the book's author, the information contained not my personal views or opinions. This leaves me out of the decision they must make, urging a confrontation between them and Whoever authored that 'Bible book' I quoted.
June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoe
"But it also creates a vacuum that aggressive and violent ideologies can fill."

Obama is a person who has accepted Jesus as their moral teacher. The spiritual vacuum created by not also accepting Christ as Lord is filled with a belief that government is the answer to our problems. That is Obama's ideology. It is up to government to provide for us not God.

Israel did the same thing when they demanded a King and rejected the Lord. Jesus also said that when we try to sweep the dirt out without filling the house with the holy spirit we will end up worse off than before.

“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.”
June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlen
In response to Jake's comment I would like to add that the Legislative Branch of our government has the most power. Our elected officials in the House of Representatives and the Senate are to hold the executive and judicial branches to their responsibility of preserving,protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States. I am very thankful to Michael Youssef for his teaching of the Truth found only in God's word the Bible.
June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
The author of Obama's religion is to Paganism or Atheism, too many gods or no god is the same as denying God, which are to confusions. Right from the time of Babel through Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David to the great Patriarchs, each one in their time & way prophesied about the coming of the Messiah the salvation who in his own words said "I am the way, truth & life" to the Father, no other way, which makes it clear that Obama & his likewise, many ways lead not to God but the Adversary ,cause the many ways are attributed to the adversary. Unfortunately today the Herod(Obama) & the Pharisees (Talmudic Jews) through their leavens of the Law have got it all wrong- missed the bus getting caught in the gods of the other sides of the flood./ other side of Jordan
June 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterabey
As a recent Christian after 57 years in the wilderness, it is great to read and believe the truth as you have stated. We in the U.K are having many problems at present, not least the fact that churches may be forced into performing gay marriages. I wonder if this is to apply also to Mosques? How will the world survive if in the end only gay couples existed. Where would procreation come in.
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLen Hales
MICHAEL YOUSSEF DID NOT ALLOW COMMENTS ON HIS MOST RECENT BLOG - "DICTATORS AND THE ANTI-CHRIST"

THIS STINKS CAUSE I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS HEARD OF THIS FIGURE WHO IS LITERALLY ATTRACTING PPL BY THE THOUSANDS - MAITREYA (His website - www.shareintl.org)

********************???? WHAT DO YOU THINK ????***************************

Maitreya the World Teacher steps forward

Maitreya, the World Teacher, has been based in the Asian community of London since July 1977, gradually emerging into full public view.

Artist, author and lecturer Benjamin Creme has for over 35 years been preparing the way for this extraordinary event.

In December 2008 Benjamin Creme announced that in the very near future a large, bright star would appear in the sky visible throughout the world, night and day, heralding the imminent appearance of Maitreya in His first interview on a major US television programme.

Within weeks reports from all over the world of an unusually bright star, often moving and changing colour, began to appear in the media and on YouTube

On 14 January 2010 Benjamin Creme announced that Maitreya had given His first interview, on American television, and that millions had heard Him speak both on television and the internet.

Benjamin Creme explained: “He was introduced not as Maitreya, the World Teacher and Head of our Spiritual Hierarchy, but simply as a man, one of us. In this way He ‘ensures that men follow and support Him for the truth and sanity of His ideas rather than for His status’. He spoke earnestly of the need for peace, achievable only through the creation of justice and the sharing of the world’s resources.”
June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJIMBBOB
If this man named Maitreya gave a speech a speech on tv, how was he introduced? I notice you did not give his real name so I must conclude that he doesn't exist.
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBev
@Bev:

Share International gave this reason for why he did not introduce himself as the Maitreya, “He was introduced not as Maitreya, the World Teacher and Head of our Spiritual Hierarchy, but simply as a man, one of us. In this way He ‘ensures that men follow and support Him for the truth and sanity of His ideas rather than for His status’.

If the Antichrist wanted to be like Christ than I suppose, like Christ, he would not just come out and say "I am the Christ".
There was a news story done about him in the 1980's when he supposedly physically appeared in the middle of a crowd in Africa and gave a blessing on them. The people there thought that he was Jesus.
Here is the link where you can view it and see what he looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4vHv3zys6E

I would almost be very surprised if Michael Youssef has not heard about all of this.
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJIMBBOB
Here is a good piece that a radio host did that helps to soften the story if not to debunk it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCG4ZpKu9Fs

Either this Maitreya guy does not exist and we are being fed lies to think he is real
or he does exist and we will see him in the future. I wouldn't doubt it if he was not real but some in high places of power are trying to fool us into thinking that he is real....either way, makes for a good discussion :)
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJIMBBOB
@Jake: you have no idea what you're talking about. And if you do, you're not particularly good at articulating your points.

Actually, many of these comments seem like simply half baked ideas -- talking points taken out of context from news sources or blogs.

Any honest reading of history will show you that the world is more complicated than you'd like it to be, that people of many faiths have committed atrocities against one another (Christians included, lest you've forgotten the Crusades), and that among Jesus' other teachings was to "love thy neighbor as thyself." These are just some of my initial observations in reading the comment string.

Here's some advice: read up on your history. Learn about your neighbors of all faiths. We are a brotherhood of man, spanning languages, cultures, continents, and yes, religions.

Christianity is -- well, it can be -- a beautiful religion and faith system. It helps explain purpose in life, aspiration to do good things and follow in the footsteps of God's son Jesus. But Christianity can also turn people -- many of whom have commented here -- into spiteful, angry, unloving creatures. What kind of legacy do you want to leave our future generations? Before you strike down people of other faiths and cultures, take a hard look in the mirror.

Maybe the problem is...you?
July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeth
@SETH So you are another person that uses God's word and doesn't know God at all!! This is exactly what Mr. Youseff was talking about and you just confimed it. You want to bring up fallen christians and the bad things they do and blame Christianity as a whole and that is so not accurate. Pointing fingers at other sinners and generalizing them as people that are supposed to be perfect obviously doesn't know God the Father or His Son Jesus Christ. "Christianity is a beautful reigion?"!!! What?!! A faith system?!!!
Christianity doesn't turn people ( and I love this when people point to other things as reason for their faults) When are people going to look in the real mirror which is God's word and realize WE have been screwing things up since the beginning and it contiuously and progressively gets worse!! Why do you think we have all those religions in the first place? And then you throw in unwarrented emotions and phsycological make ups of people and you have this garbage we have today!! "Brotherhood of man?" Really? Sounds like to me you would rather listen to man and not the Creator. He clearly states to not do that. Jesus does say He is the way period. Throughout the New testament He clearly states that and throughout the old testement God clearly points to Himself and His Son coming to save us cause we can't do it without Him! Most "religions" are based off the same words just altered to fit our own sinful ways of pride, greed, and so on.
You use " love thy neighbor as thyself" right? Let me ask you this. What does love consist of? What is God's love? Any idea? So your post is a bash on christians and that we are spiteful and angry and "unevolving creatures" The last time I looked christians are sinful humanbeings that make mistakes and I would imagine just like you unless............well unless you evolved into this mindless, loveless emoitionless creature that never gets angry or is sinful in anyway right? Before you go supporting all "religions" ( which by the way Jesus hated religion) you better look up their statement of faiths and make sure you agree with everything they say or unless oh ya everything goes in your mentality. So I guess with you 2+2 does equal 5........or is it 3...........maybe it's 666 with you...
Here's some "advice" for you seth. Before you go pointing out what other people are doing wrong you need to look up history.......or just simply open your eyes and look around you. I have read up and looked over a tremendous amount of time other religions and cultures and I find one common denominater all over the world! We continuously screw things up and have to create FALSE gods and insist on being right and sin, and sin and oh yeah sin somemore and we need Jesus cause He came, which if you need to look it up from other countrys history books to see if He in fact was here teaching go ahead, to wash us clean from our sins and be our way to God the Father and after doing a careful assessment of people and myself using the mirror, that would be God's word, lead me to Jesus!! Praise God!!!
July 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterme
I have many friends, and acquaintances that will agree with their own reinvented mathematical equations in life. Basically put, their closed-heart attitude is, "there are many ways to Heaven, you pick yours, and I will pick mine."
I personally went from Salvation/Lordship ignorance, to fear of truth for decades. Not until I started giving away MY beliefs, MY misunderstandings, MYhurts, MY habits, and MY hangups, and turned over MY life to He who is greater than me...
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter@MightyManGMan
America can be summed up as two bickering marionettes being pulled by the same demonic puppetmaster. It has become this way and has been accepted this way, for neither side calls upon the Lord. When disaster strikes, it may or may not be obvious, but it will be the real church that rises to answer the call, for all others will focus on themselves.
September 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhypshark
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