OUR POLITICALLY CORRECT THEOLOGIAN-IN-CHIEF
By Chuck Baldwin
Posted: December 12, 2002 - 10:45 pm PST
NewsWithViews.comThere is little argument over the fact that G. W. Bush was elected President partly due to the strength of his Christian profession. Yes, America is still comprised of a host of Christian people. Statistics show that of those Christians who voted in the 2000 presidential election, the vast majority voted for Bush.Bush's Christian profession has served him well as a constant blanket of protection from criticism. Even though many of his policies diametrically oppose fundamental Christian teaching, Bush continues to enjoy immense popularity among evangelical Christians. Why? They feel he is one of them.However, President Bush has repeatedly demonstrated colossal ignorance of Biblical truth. The latest example of this ineptness occurred just recently as Bush gushed over the Muslim religion during Ramadan.While worshipping at the Islamic Center of Washington, Bush remarked, "Islam traces its origins back to God's call on Abraham. And Ramadan commemorates the revelation of God's word in the Holy Koran to the prophet Mohammed."Does Mr. Bush not realize that the Holy Bible, not the Koran, is the one and only written revelation of God to man? Is he that ignorant of Christian teaching? Or, was he deliberately denying Christian doctrine in order to curry favor with his Muslim hosts?It appears that we not only have a Commander-in-Chief, we also have a Theologian-in-Chief. Unfortunately, the theology officially embraced by this administration seems to be the theology of political correctness.Even more disturbing is the manner in which Christian ministers have accepted Bush's apostasy. At the national level, only Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham seem willing to correctly identify the Muslim religion for what it is: a religion of violence and hatred.In an attempt to be politically correct, President Bush and the Christian ministers who continually defend him are jeopardizing our children's future by obfuscating America's distinct Christian heritage. If this trend continues, the U.S. will quickly join Great Britain as the next developing Muslim state.
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Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
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