At the recently held 2012 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx called President Barack Obama “our lord and savior.”
When I watched a replay of his comments on the evening news, I thought of a verse from the Old Testament: God is not like people. He tells no lies. He is not like humans. He doesn’t change his mind. When he says something, he does it. When he makes a promise, he keeps it (Numbers 23:19 GWT).
According to this verse, if President Obama was God, he would keep the promises that he has made. So Mr. Foxx can see that President Obama is not God, I’ve listed five of his broken promises:
A Broken Promise Concerning The Deficit: “Today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.” — Obama, Feb. 23, 2009
A Broken Promise Concerning The Closing Guantanamo: “Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now.”— Obama, Jan. 22, 2009
A Broken Promise Concerning Immigration: “What I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.” — Obama, May 28, 2008
A Broken Promise Concerning Housing: “We will help between 7 [million] and 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages so they can … avoid foreclosure.” — Obama, Feb. 18, 2009
A Broken Promise Concerning Israeli-Palestinian Peace: “We should reach for what’s best within ourselves. If we do, when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to … an independent, sovereign state of Palestine, living in peace with Israel.” — Obama, Sept. 23, 2010
I doubt that Mr. Foxx will read this blog, but if he does I hope he can discover there is a difference when it comes to the message of just a man and the ministry of the Messiah. When Jesus spoke, His words were words of substance, and He was full of grace and truth (John 1:14).