The fat lady has sung and the votes have been tallied. Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States. America has married the Dem's most secular liberal and the honeymoon is now underway. Will it work?
On election night Fox News showed a clip of a young African American woman saying that she knew that if she needed a tank of gas or help with her mortgage payments, Obama would help her. It was pitiful to watch but not altogether that far removed from the fantasy notions running through the heads of many naÃ¯ve Obama supporters.
At the risk of being called a party pooper, I won't mention that for $600 million you could feed about 10 million hungry children for several years in some third world country, even Kenya. Now the little poll that's popping up on certain websites isn't about who is most likely to cheat, Obama or McCain, it is rather the question of whether we think Obama bought your vote. Even if you were an Obama supporter it would be hard to say no.
Needless to say not everyone is blithe with the election result. But in fact the election has no real result yet; that will show up over the next few years. The vote count is in; the results will follow.
It is as if Obamerites have been solemnized and have entered into the initial consummation or honeymoon stage with all the accolades, promises, smiles and dreamy sighing. Now we can get on to the business of domestic routines and the next four to eight years of proving. This is where we see if the bad associations and the inexperience will remain suppressed and the lavish promises of better days will pan out. It is also a time to see if the old adage about marriage is true-namely, that "love is blind; but marriage is an eye opener."
In years of article writing I have never received more inquiries than now as to whether I think Obama is the antichrist. I'm sorry they didn't come in sooner even though I don't think he is. It's a little late to ask now.
Messiahs have been doing well in the last century and while there are too many to mention here it makes the point. The bible only speaks of one final 'antichrist' and his compatriot the 'false prophet' but history's last one hundred years of dictators, megalomaniacs, despots and messiahs makes the bible seem conservative by comparison. Humanity, it seems, is creating its own self fulfilling prophecies even while denying the more reasonable forecast of the scriptures.
The world still wants a political-military messiah not a meek and lowly Messiah who dies for the sins of the world. The bible says...they'll get just what they want!Â The most educated generation in world history will accept the world's last messiah without as much as a whisper of doubt. Jesus said it this way, "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." John 5:43
Copyright ©2008 Rev. Michael Bresciani