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January 30, 2014


In response to the Jan. 23 article, “Pastors disagree about President Obama being part of events foretold in Scripture”: A never-ending phenomena often exhibited in the American psyche and in nations who find themselves dead center on the world stage is the tendency to overestimate their place in world history and write themselves and their circumstances into the decrees and will of God. 

However, any careful reading of biblical history will reveal that throughout the Post-Solomonic period Israel had many kings who did evil in the sight of the Lord. 

These kings were sometimes succeeded by kings who sought to correct the evil of their predecessors. But at no time do the Scriptures suggest or imply that their evil was a harbinger of the end times or the Antichrist. 

While the position of President Obama is disheartening and disappointing, we in the West must remember that though we have might, on this issue we are in the minority. 

 

The issue of same-sex “marriage,” though acceptable in the West, is antithetical to the practices and beliefs in the rest of the world.   

Moreover, if history is to be believed the danger for us in the West is not as Pastor Jeffress would suggest the beginning of the end with respect to the world but the beginning of the end with respect to the West. Respectfully, I would withhold comment on Pastor McKissic’s remarks as the views he posits are in his own words “without certainty.” 

That withstanding the role of persons of African heritage on the world stage be it education, entertainment, government, law, medicine, religion, politics, science or sports, is in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “self-evident.”

Leander C. Jones
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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