Why won't Scott Walker say that President Obama is a Christian?

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This is the headline being run by various media rabble rousers. They're incensed that Gov. Walker won't simply accede to President Obama's religious self-definition. As they see it, a man has the freedom to choose his sex without regard to his body parts, so clearly a man has the freedom to choose his religion without regard to his denial of the religion's God.

So what's wrong with Gov. Walker? President Obama says he's a Christian and that's the end of it.

Questioned, Gov. Walker responded: 

As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not, unless I’ve actually talked with him.

We can all speak to President Obama personally, or we can take him at his word...

He's all-in with the wholesale slaughter of the unborn—including his own grandchildren if they come along at an inconvenient time. He's all-in with men marrying men and women marrying women. Case closed. President Obama is the enemy of Jesus Christ and it's a confession of faith for every Christian to say so.

What business do we have judging the world? But when a so-called "brother" publicly promotes those things God most hates?

No matter what President Obama says about himself to Gov. Walker or anyone else, no follower of Jesus Christ is to allow their Savior's Name to be trampled in the dirt by this sinful man. It is our public duty to denounce President Obama's constant public attempts to make a mockery of our Savior.

Strictly speaking, President Obama is an anti-Christ. And it's a kindness to the man to say so publicly. To quote Spurgeon's sermon title, like the rest of us President Obama must "turn or burn."

I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves. (1Corinthians 5:9-13)

There is an excommunication that is the proper jurisdiction of the officers of Christ's Church sitting in a church court and rendering judgment. There is also the removal of a wicked man from among us when he is a public figure and doing great harm to the Name and reputation of our Lord in the eyes of the whole world. It is this second removal I'm speaking of here. Every brother in Christ is called to protect the Name and honor of his Savior from wicked men like President Barack Obama. And although the world will claim our doing so is a blow struck in the culture war, it's not. Renouncing President Obama's claim to the Name of our Blessed Lord is not a political act, but an act of religious piety. The love of Christ compels us.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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