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Reality Check

I feel like I would be remiss in my duties if I didn’t at least mention the presidential inauguration. I don’t claim this to be a political blog, mostly because politics are too often the opposite of truth, but with a new direction for the country, I want to at least comment on a few reactions from yesterday. Despite your political views, a new administration is underway and it can be a little scary, as it’s filled with the unknown. However, each of us, from the far left to the far right, need to keep this in perspective, the president is after all, just a man. I know this might be a shock to someone of you (kidding), but apparently others who watched disagree. Take a look at some of these responses from yesterday:

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=42227

Don King, “I would say he would be Joshua going across to the Promised Land.”

Denzell Washington’s mother, “I would say any one of the Biblical leaders, the apostle Paul, Moses, John the Baptist – any of them. Seriously, he is like one of those apostles for our day. He came to lead us to the original design of what we are supposed to do on this earth.”

Despite his mother’s view, I do respect Mr. Washington for his reluctance to parallel the Bible.

Denzell, “What Biblical character? As Mr. Obama has said, it’s not about him. It’s about us. It’s about what we do collectively.”

Jay-Z, “Obama has changed my life in the same way he has changed your life.”

Oprah, “He makes me want to be a better human being.”

Just listen to our mainstream media:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/erin-brown/2009/01/21/pulpit-culprits-mainstream-media-compare-inauguration-spiritual-event

ABC ‘Nightline’ reporter Cynthia McFadden, “If today was the majesty, tonight is the magic.”

CBS Early Show host Harry Smith called the inauguration, “one of the sacraments of our national religion.”

And Finally, reporters in Kenya covering the celebrations there quote a man saying,

“This man is Jesus, when will he come to Kenya to save us.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5556295.ece

Since when does presidential election become religious experience? I posted these not to be politically divisive, each of us are entitled to our beliefs, but rather to offer a reality check. There is only one man who has ever and will ever truly change our lives and that man is Jesus Christ. He offered His life on the cross for our sins. He gave us the bailout from eternal death and separation through his bloodshed on the cross. He is the Way, Truth, and Life. John 14:6

I don’t know what direction the country will go in and I don’t know the president’s heart, but I do know what the Bible says and we can use it as a measure of truth for everything. So I’ll leave you with 2 measuring sticks of Truth:

Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”

Proverbs 16:12 “Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.”

Have a Blessed Day!