SARAH VS OBAMA
SARAH PALIN (This information was taken from the New York Times – 1-25-08)
Title -Palin’s Faith Is Linked to Form of Pentecostalism Known as Spiritual Warfare
This article has a picture (taken from YouTube that shows Sarah Palin being anointed by a Bishop at her former church)
Palin’s faith has come under scrutiny after two videos taken in her former church surfaced on YouTube. The first showed a visiting preacher from Kenya praying fervently over Palin and asking God to favor her campaign for governor and protect her from “every form of witchcraft”. The second video shows Palin at an event in June praising the African preacher’s prayer as “awesome” and “very powerful.” She is also shown nodding as her former pastor from Wasilla prays over her and declares that Alaska is “One of the refuge states in the last days,” a piece of prophecy popular in some prayer networks that predicts that as the end times approach, people will flock to Alaska for its abundant open space and natural resources. Palin has declined interviews about her faith. She states that her faith has been pretty personal.
McCain’s campaign has not responded to questions about Palin’s faith and the media has had a hard time discerning what she believes. What is known, however, is that Palin has had long associations with religious leaders who practice a particularly assertive and urgent brand of pentecostalism known as “spiritual warfare”.
Its adherents believe that demonic forces can colonize specific geographic areas and individuals, and that “spiritual warriors” must “battle them to assert God’s control, using prayer and evangelism. The movement’s fixation on demons, it aggressiveness and its leaders’ claims to exalted spiritual authority have troubled even some Pentecostal Christians.
Palin delivered an enthusiastic graduation speech for a class of young spiritual warriors in June at the Wasilla Assembly of God, the church in which she was raised.
As governor, Palin appointed Patrick Donelson, a pastor and fishing guide who helped found a spiritual warfare ministry, to the only seat reserved for members of the clergy on the state’s Suicide Prevention Council.
Bishop Thomas Muthee, the Kenyan preacher shown on the YouTube video anointing her as she ran for Governor, is celebrated internationally as an effective spiritual warrior who led a prayer movement that drove a witch out of town in Kenya. The removal of the witch Bishop Muthee says, resulted in a drop in crime, alcoholism and traffic accidents. All the religious leaders in Alaska decline interviews. Several said that they were told by the McCain-Palin campaign not to talk to the media. The article claims that Palin’s belief is based on Ephesians the 6th chapter. Palin is referred to as a prayer warrior in the article, as quoted by Dr. James Dobson. Dr. Dobson told Palin that he and his wife had been praying for her. Palin’s response was, “I can feel the power of prayer and the strength that is provided by our prayer warriors across this nation.”
The article states that Palin was baptized Roman Catholic as an infant, but when she was young her mother took her to the church in Wasilla. The article describes Palin’s beliefs in her denomination as:
· Speaking in tongues
· Divine healings
· Casting out demons
The article says that according to the belief of Palin’s denomination, these gifts are directly inspired by the Holy Spirit. It also says that Palin no longer attends Wasilla Assembly of God but has maintained good relations with the pastor. Since that time she has not joined another church but visits four particular churches. All four of the churches that she visits are charismatic.
Palin was noted to have relationships with prayer warriors that believe in spiritual warfare. An Alaskan native who helped bring a spiritual warfare prayer network to the state of Alaska testifies in this article that Palin has been associated with her prayer group since she was 24 years old.
This is why the world hates Sarah Palin and calls her crazy. They thought that the people that were filled with the Holy Ghost on Pentecost were crazy also. I guess I am crazy too!
[I received most of the following information from a very popular Christian musician, he is a black man.]
Let’s look at Senator Obama’s spiritual upbringing:
First, I would like to say that he definitely has Charisma! His presence draws you in as he speaks and I believe that he has a high calling on his life. If I was not rooted in what I know in God, Obama would be my choice.
JEREMIAH WRIGHT’S CHURCH
Senator Obama attended Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years. This church believes in the ministry of inclusion. This is the faith of Carlton Pearson. Oprah also attended this church. This church has not been ashamed about what they believe:
1. Jesus is not the only way to God. Carlton Pearson had a sign in the front of his church after he left our faith. It said, “Jesus is the way but NOT THE ONLY WAY!!
2. Homosexuals will be excused and allowed to go to heaven
3. There is no hell or devil
This church has also been known to bless same-sex unions. Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright’s teaching for 20 years. Now he condemns Wright’s sermons. Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 – 20 ‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’ This means – to reproduce yourself. It means to teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you believe what you believe, etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?
Would you support a Caucasian Presidential Candidate who went to a church that has tenets and said they have a:
1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.
Would you support a President who went to a church like that?
Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama’s former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside.
This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist church. The church can’t be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.
A church can’t have a value system based on race. The church’s value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if it’s a white church or a black church it’s still wrong.
Obama’s former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation.. Cone once wrote: ‘Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.
Cone is the man Obama’s mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?
The race issue is not the only factor that concerns me about this church. The doctrinal foundation of this church biblically confirms it as a religious sect. A sect takes a section or part of Christianity and builds it into something else. This organization is not a part of the Body of Christ. They have a right to worship as they please. This is America. But the truth is, this faith does not represent what Jesus did when he died on the cross, took the keys of death, hell and the grave and saved our souls. How could it? According to them, there is no hell. If there is no hell, then they do not need to be saved. If they do not know that they need to be saved, how can they be saved? You had better believe that I will be praying for Senator Obama if he becomes our next president. WE WILL NEED IT!!
So what would this mean for the nation?
In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing – judgment.
Since we know someone’s value system has to be placed on the nation
1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation?
2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?
The answer is: you do!