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Creech: Obama the Antichrist, Tempting God’s Judgment

Rev. Mark Creech has his usual hysterical screed about Obama and gays and the mythical tower of Babel, which he thinks has something to do with “big government.” It’s the typical game of wingnut Madlibs, combined with quoting the Bible repeatedly as thought it said something meaningful on what he’s ranting about.

The story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis chapter 11 is a historical narrative of the first recorded form of government gone awry. The apostle Paul wrote, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Corinthians 10:11).

Yeah, that verse? It’s just incoherent babbling. It says absolutely nothing.

Genesis also says the Lord descended in judgment upon the scene. God is longsuffering and reluctant to supernaturally interfere in wrath, but He will never indefinitely stand for His purposes being thwarted. God confounded their language and forced the families of the earth to move away from Babel and accomplish what God had intended all along. That’s the way it always works.

Many Bible scholars believe this very type situation will repeat itself in the last days – the day before Christ’s return. A strong man will rise up, commonly believed to be the anti-Christ. He will unite the world in a cultural, political, and religious federation. As in Babel, the end will reflect a world determined to be rid of God.

Nevertheless, no matter what an individual’s eschatological persuasion, the fact is, nations have seen this state of affairs occur throughout history over and again. And, it never ends well.

We’re seeing it in America. A popular leader rises who is given almost god-like, messianic qualities by the media and others – one who single-handedly seeks to concentrate power – one the Christian Left and proponents of the erroneous doctrine of social justice treat as an anointed one. Our culture has largely abandoned trust in God for the opiate of government provision and hope, while endorsing via legalization abominable acts that God condemns.

Fair warning, America! Look to Babel. This can’t end well.

It would be so easy to put together a random text generator to come up with something just as coherent as this.

Comments

  1. sigurd jorsalfar says

    God is longsuffering and reluctant to supernaturally interfere in wrath, but He will never indefinitely stand for His purposes being thwarted.

    I’ve noticed that christians love to point out just how patient their god is, but they insist his wrath is always just around the corner. You never hear one of these christians say “god is patient so we can tolerate teh gays for the next five centuries … but then watch out!’ For a god with all the time in the universe he’s really about as patient as the average homophobe.

  2. says

    I thought the ‘Tower of Babel in Genesis chapter 11′ was the response of some ignorant goat-fuckersherders to visiting the big city for the first time—”Lookit them buildings they reach the sky…”

  3. theguy says

    abandoned trust in God for the opiate of government provision and hope”

    If God actually healed people on a regular basis, instead of the one-in-a-million cases some people believe to be miracles, then we wouldn’t need universal healthcare.

    “A popular leader rises who is given almost god-like, messianic qualities by the media and others – one who single-handedly seeks to concentrate power – one the Christian Left and proponents of the erroneous doctrine of social justice treat as an anointed one.”

    Let me re-write that paragraph:

    A popular leader rises who is given almost god-like, messianic qualities by the right wingers – one who single-handedly seeks to concentrate power – one the Christian Right and proponents of the erroneous doctrine of homophobia treat as an anointed one – obviously Putin, who Creech probably supports.

  4. Drew Smith says

    “He will never indefinitely stand for His purposes being thwarted.”

    How can his purposes be thwarted? Doesn’t *everything* happen according to his plan?

  5. lofgren says

    And the moral is that if there is one thing God hates, it’s peace and cooperation between cultures.

  6. says

    God is longsuffering and reluctant to supernaturally interfere in wrath, but He will never indefinitely stand for His purposes being thwarted.

    Building a bit on sigurd, it’s amazing how patient God is — except when he isn’t. Has there been a disaster, natural or man-made, that hasn’t been attributed to God’s wrath? From here, God has the patience (and overall temperament) of a badly parented 3yo.

  7. sheikhmahandi says

    The stand out for me in this thugs rant was – erroneous doctrine of social justice. What in the seven hells is erroneous about social justice?

  8. dugglebogey says

    If that is true, then why are they against this? Don’t they want their Christ to return? If Obama is hastening us towards the end of days when their god returns, then shouldn’t they be happy about it? Don’t they want their god to return?

    I don’t get it. They should be happy about it and having a big party, not whinging and crying about it like fucking babies.

  9. says

    Calling Obama the Antichrist is now just a cliche. Everyone has done it now. Wingnuts are going to need to up their game and maybe call Obama Satan incarnate it they want attention now.

  10. Chris J says

    @d.c.wilson:

    Wingnuts are going to need to up their game and maybe call Obama Satan incarnate it they want attention now.

    Too late, there was already that one thingamajig about Jesus where the Satan character looked like Obama. Pretty sure the wingnuts have already played every card in their hand.

  11. John Pieret says

    It would be so easy to put together a random text generator to come up with something just as coherent as this.

    Idon’t know … it might die of shame.

    sheikhmahandi @ &:

    What in the seven hells is erroneous about social justice?

    Don’t you remember the part of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus said “Blessed are those who geteth a job and sucketh not on the public tit?

  12. Christoph Burschka says

    It would be so easy to put together a random text generator to come up with something just as coherent as this.

    Are you saying his language is… confounded?

    Oh no! The apocalypse is nigh!

  13. maddog1129 says

    @ Drew Smith, #4

    exactly. How anyone, anywhere, any time, ever “thwart God’s purposes”? Is he God, or isn’t he?

  14. sugarfrosted says

    @2, then you’re an idiot. I’m not following this comment up, so don’t bother responding.

  15. pocketnerd says

    Thus Spake ZaraCreech:

    We’re seeing it in America. A popular leader rises who is given almost god-like, messianic qualities by the media and others – one who single-handedly seeks to concentrate power – one the Christian Left and proponents of the erroneous doctrine of social justice treat as an anointed one.

    God-like? Messianic? I don’t know of any media that talk about Barack Obama that way. He’s mentioned most frequently in right-wing media, where they rage and fume about everything from exactly which Biblical Antichrist prophecy he’s fulfilling this week to his goddamned taste in jeans. The mainstream media is decidedly tepid about the guy, and the left-wing media frequently criticizes him — but maybe that doesn’t count, since they criticize his actual failings, rather than just making shit up.

  16. grumpyoldfart says

    From a preaching point of view it’s a good little money-earner.

    The fearful will donate money for the preacher to use in his attempts to prevent the end of the world, and the masochists will donate money in the hope that he can hurry things along a bit.

    Either way, more money for the preacher.

  17. says

    It’s like being on The Simpsons; when they call you “the Antichrist” you know you’ve made it.

     
    sugarfrosted “I’m not following this comment up, so don’t bother responding.”
    Oh yeah?! Well I am not following up this comment! Take that!

  18. dmcclean says

    I would love to know just where in holy fuck these people got the cherished belief that Obama “is given almost god-like, messianic qualities by the media and others.”

    Seriously, what the fuck? Sure, there is an element of the media that does puff pieces on politicians. Thing is, they do them on all politicians. Is there evidence to support the idea that Obama has been portrayed as “messianic” in a way that McCain (and Palin!), Bush, Reagan, and Bush weren’t? Because I’m not seeing it, even from staunch partisans.

  19. Crudely Wrott says

    Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Corinthians 10:11).

    [bold mine, of course]

    Forsooth, for them that scribed these scribblings, the ends of the world, in fact the ends of all possible worlds, has long since occurred. For they are dead. As dead as Fred. Their worries, their torments, are but the dust of days long passed. May they rest all snuggly in their little beds that they did make.

    They were prophet enough for themselves, lo, these long years gone. What profit they gained is anyone’s guess in that the ending of their world, according to their own foretelling, surely prohibits any knowledge of its passing and without a doubt, any post hoc commentary. So it goes, Billy Pilgrim; so it goes.

    Can’t we just move on now?

  20. matty1 says

    @18 It is mystifying isn’t it. I think there was a throwaway line by Oprah Winfrey when she endorsed him in 2004 to the effect “I don’t who will be the first African American American president but Obama could be the one to make it”. The right then ripped the one phrase ‘the one’ out of context to make it seem like Obama was being presented as the chosen one.

  21. Pierce R. Butler says

    Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition…

    ALL those things – possibly the entirety of history as Paul understood it – was just theater set up for the education of members of an underclass urban cult of the eastern Mediterranean area, who humbly thought they were the Last Generation of All Humankind.

    All that suffering, just to pass on the order to Obey (Or Else) the very embodiment of compassion.

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