It is so hard to be perfect in our speech in this fallen world but leaders (sectarian or otherwise) who profess a religious element in their worldviews must be doubly vigilant with their words. Obama blew this one ...The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.That's the key paragraph in BO's tear down those walls comment ... now answer these basic questions:
These simple questions are only three of many that come to mind. Then consider this ...
- How will the Jews tear down the Mosaic Law wall - salvation by works? They rejected the One who offered to tear it down; what makes Obama supporters believe he can do what Christ alone can do?
- How will the Mohammedans tear down their own peculiar salvation by works wall? War, deprivation, oppression, and the Crusaders couldn't get it torn down; so now a young American politician from Chicago has the answer?
- And, how will we Christians tear down the wall of the blood of Jesus Christ? [Luke 22:20] No flesh has the power to do that; yet does Obama have the temerity to tell us all to tear it down?"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD." [Matthew 10:34-36]That sounds like a pretty indestructible wall to me!
What arrogant carelessness is it to treat profound articles of religious conviction as mere human constructs.
What simple-minded foolishness to assume religious doctrines, established by centuries of faithful adherents, are common religious conventions ... created by human will, ergo eradicated by human will!
Name one individual mentioned in Scripture capable of deceiving the masses all at once?