"Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." --- Matthew 7:26, 27
Upon reaching the magic “100 days” milestone in his presidency, Barack Obama came forth with positive statements interspersed with expressions indicating that there is much yet to do and he isn’t satisfied yet, but has high hopes for what will be accomplished under his watch in times to come.
One thing mentioned was his touting of a “new foundation” for growth. In construction of buildings it is generally agreed that the foundation is extremely critical.
Likewise, the formation and establishing of a culture requires a proper foundation if it is to thrive and survive. This demands a system of values and principles which insure the soundness and reliability of the foundation upon which the culture stands.
President B. Hussein Obama has provided undeniable evidence that the “foundation” he chooses to establish for our republic is humanistic in its design and purpose. He is a prime example of what the Bible warns about in the words of Paul the apostle in his letter to the Colossians (Col. 2:8):
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
Here is a man who places no priority on the worship of Almighty God, Who in grace and mercy, raised this nation up from its humble beginnings and enabled it to become the greatest and most powerful nation on the face of planet Earth!
Here is a man who has by his signature on documents and by the appointment of many to powerful posts in his administration sent a clear message that human life is very cheap and a commodity which can be extinguished as easily and indifferently as one blows out a candle!
Here is a man who is resolved to usurp all the power he can and has already demonstrated that lust by what has happened in the banking and auto industries! And as he pursues his quest for more power, he is totally ignoring the clear principle taught in God’s revelation:
"The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and His word was on my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: 'He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.'” --- 2 Samuel 23:2-4
The foundation Obama and his blind followers is laying is well described in the statement made by Jesus that you saw at the beginning – a refusal to come to Him, listen to Him, and obey Him is to lay your foundation on sand. The result in time is not hard to imagine and the destiny of those choosing to build on sand is powerfully described by Jesus -- when the storm beat upon the house, it fell, and great was the fall of it!
Obama’s recent speech at Georgetown University symbolizes very well what his approach is when it comes to establishing our republic’s foundation. The White House insisted that all symbols on the backdrop behind the president be covered while he was on stage. That included the IHS Greek letter symbol for Jesus Christ which appears in Christian churches everywhere.
So, symbolically Jesus was blotted out while the president did his speech thing! It’s not outside the realm of real possibility that the day will come when this president, because of the intense calamities taking place now and more in the future, will make an appeal for people to pray and call on God. What do you suppose will be God’s response in light of the fact that His standards for establishing a solid foundation for a nation have been consistently rejected by that nation’s leadership?
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. --- 1 Corinthians 3:10, 11