Wallace Smith Asks and Answers: Can Obama Save America?


The latest commentary from the Living Church of God, by Wallace Smith, has the following:

Post-Election 2012: Can the President Save America?

By Wallace G. Smith | Thursday, November 08, 2012
On November 6, the citizens of the United States of America re-elected President Barack Obama. Throughout the campaign, the President promised a better America for its citizens, and his campaign slogan was simple: “Forward.” Will the President be able to fulfill his promises? Is there reason to have faith in America’s ability to move forward? Does the Bible have anything to say about the challenges facing a reconfirmed President and the ailing country he will lead?

Throughout the campaign season, President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney clashed in stump speeches, in televised debates and, at times, in venomous advertisements proclaiming their differing views of what America must do to pull itself out of its downward spiral. Policy ideas and worldviews competed passionately for the public’s devotion.

Finally, the dust has settled—at least the dust of the election process—and President Barack Obama has been given another four years to pursue his policy priorities in meeting the nation’s many challenges. And the challenges his nation faces are grave: unsustainable social entitlement programs, a strained military facing ominously growing threats from rival nations and terrorists, an increasingly bitter and polarized political environment, high unemployment, social discord—and the greatest debt it has ever borne upon its back as a nation—actually, the greatest debt of any single nation in the world.

The list of problems would rightly intimidate any head of state. The President has a daunting task ahead of him—a task that will affect the lives of hundreds of millions, including Christians—and Christians should be praying for President Obama. The Apostle Paul wrote: “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1–2). We know from Scripture that it is God who made the President’s re-election possible, and that he will be ruling with God’s permission (Romans 13).

So, will the policies the President has promised to pursue be enough to surmount these challenges? Would the policies of his main opponent in this election, Governor Romney, have been enough? The short-term results are anyone’s guess, but the ultimate answer is no. No, They will not be enough.

Why not? A look at some of the other decisions made on Election Day in America give a sense of the reason. While the nation voted for its president, Maine, Maryland and Washington became the first states in the nation to approve same-sex marriage through popular votes. As Wall Street Journal online editor James Taranto tweeted on election night, a “same-sex tipping point” has arrived. Also, though it is still illegal according to federal laws, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized the sale and use of marijuana for “recreational” purposes—another first for the nation.

The persistent-but-ignored truth is that the problems America faces are fundamentally spiritual in nature—they are problems standing between the nation and the God who created and established it. Those problems cannot be solved with economic policy. They can only be solved by heartfelt national repentance.

The nation cannot continue to increasingly condone the degradation of the God-ordained institution of marriage, the celebration of sexually immoral lifestyles, the removal of God from the public square, the erosion of the God-given authority of the family as the fundamental unit of society, the glorification of the most ungodly and perverted of images and ideas in its media and popular culture—and generally continue to ignore the laws, desires, and concerns of the Creator—and remain a nation for much longer. Should it continue to turn its back on God, the destruction promised in Scripture to the United States will not wait forever.

No political policy or promise can change that. Unless there is true national repentance—a collective seeking of the forgiveness only available through Jesus Christ and a passionate turning to the laws of God—America’s end is assured. Order a free printed copy of our booklet The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy or read it online to discover what every politician has missed and what is truly required to restore the nation to a right course.

As  I wrote earlier about the election, neither candidate for USA president put forth policies that would sufficiently change the moral direction of the USA, hence it is heading for destruction without national repentance.

In addition to the promotion of homosexual unions and abortion, the promotion of under-clothed female performers by American society in general (see, for example Celebrity Porn: AOL Please Stop Featuring It), including various statements from President Obama (for two examples, see Barack Obama Calls Beyoncé a Perfect ‘Role Model’ for His Daughters and Obama Announces He Wants to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act and Increase Debt ) also does not bode well for the USA.

We are getting the USA to the point that it will be taken over and be no more.  But this will happen AFTER President Obama’s second term in office ends.  But that does not mean that there will not be troubles while he is president.  There have been and there will be (cf. Mark 13:8).

The solution for humankind, including the USA, is the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom.  That is included in the good news of the gospel.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

What is the Gospel? True religion should be based upon the true gospel. What are some of the different gospels and where did they come from? Do you believe the true or a false gospel?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about?
LCG: Pornography, Who’s Tempting Whom? This is some information about the prevalence and dangers of pornography from the Living Church of God.
CG7 on Pornography
This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the Living Church of God?
LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground
“Same-sex marriage” is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?
Is American Football Evil? Is the most popular spectator sport in the USA something that Christians should watch? What do the Bible and early writings show?
Is Smoking a Sin? What does the Bible teach? What have COG leaders written? Can smokers change?
Binge Alcohol Drinking and the Bible Many college students and others overindulge in alcohol. Are there health risks? What does the Bible teach?
Obesity and Prophecy Does the Bible warn about the consequences of being obese? Is overeating dangerous? Is gluttony condemned?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
2012 – Ten Fulfilled Barack Obama Prophecies Barack Obama has already helped fulfill many predictions in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect. Here is a YouTube video on ten (and there have been one or two more since this YouTube was made).
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about Mitt Romney. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link:  Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic, Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Mitt Romney?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon’s Free Reader Apps.  After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition.)

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