Did you know that the adage “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones” came from the Bible?
According to President Obama it did. (It didn’t.) But then he rewrites the law to suit his political needs, why not the Bible?
Personally, I just cringe whenever I hear President Obama reference the Bible or anything in it. It’s become a sort of gag reflex.
When Obama starts lecturing the country about “my faith,” I’m reminded of Matthew 7:21-23:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'”
Nonetheless, on Monday, Obama was wagging a finger at Christians, telling them they should support his illegal executive amnesty because of Mary and Joseph.
We’ve heard this one before from the Left.
“If we’re serious about the Christmas season, now is the time to reflect on those who are strangers in our midst and remember what it was like to be a stranger,” Obama said, referring to Mary as a “soon-to-be mother” and Joseph as a “husband of modest means.”
Pro-abortionists don’t get it, but Mary was already a mother, just waiting to deliver. And there’s actually nothing in the birth narrative to suggest that Joseph and Mary were poor by their society’s standards.
Rather than being strangers, the couple were citizens under an oppressive government, who had traveled to Bethlehem for the Roman census because that’s where Joseph’s family came from. Liberals often try to paint Joseph and Mary as homeless, but the Bible makes clear they were traveling, not destitute. It’s possible they may have even had relatives nearby and simply tried for an inn because they didn’t want to impose.
Because there was no room available, it is likely they were allowed to sleep in a corner of the inn’s courtyard. The famous manger was a feed trough for the barn animals that was turned into a makeshift cradle.
The Left likes to ignore or inveigh against Jesus and the Bible until it suits their purposes.
So Obama’s weak attempt to turn Joseph and Mary into poor, illegal immigrants is no shock.
But when Obama started lecturing Christians about removing the log from their own eye, it was just so much hot air.
If anything, the Christmas story sounds like a message against the suffering that occurs because of an overbearing government. Now that’s a lesson Obama should learn to preach.