“God’s Partners in Life and Death”

by Steve Ray on August 23, 2009

screen-capture-4Thus says the president! We might be fellowworkers in the gospel (1 Th 3:2) but to suggest that we are God’s “partners” in matters of life and death is audacious beyond belief. These words imply that President Obama considers himself at the right-hand of God as a partner, an equal, to decide matters of Life and Death.

You can read more on this here and here.

I thought liberals wanted a separation between church and state, religion and politics. So, it is OK for Obama to be prancing around the religious arena to garner support forĀ  his “life and death” policies? It is also acceptable for Reverend Jackson too. It is only the rest of us, especially Catholics who are told to shut up.

As Ben Smith said, “Obama’s call with the rabbis today . . . freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.”

Commentator James Taranto says in the Wall Street Journal Opinion page, “We are God’s partners”?! Hmm, God & Obama? No, wait! Obama & God. Yeah, that’s much better!” (Excellent article; read the whole thing!)

As Tevi Troy notes at National Review Online, “The reference to the ‘who shall live and who shall die’ prayer was strange. . . . Is this really the context in which he wishes to discuss health reform–a powerful and unseen being making determinations of life and death? One would think that he would want to avoid anything that could raise the specter of rationing, death panels, or the like.”

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

eric August 23, 2009 at 7:02 PM

To consider oneself as a partner of God is to submit our will to His divine will. With how things are going, looking at his advocacy for programs that cater to the pro-abortionist, it seems that he has been going against God’s will. Or is Obama talking about a partnership with a different person? We also commit the same mistake when we project our own opinion as God’s will. That is why it is necessary for us to constantly listen to the Lord through prayers, well-formed conscience, Bible reading, and obedience to the Magisterium. Only in knowing who God is and in letting him work in us can we consider ourselves as God’s real partners. Only in living the Christian Faith can we make this partnership with Jesus exist.
May we unite ourselves with Christ in saying to the Father,”Not my will but yours be done”

Paul W. Primavera August 24, 2009 at 9:02 AM

If Barack Hussein Obama is not THE anti-christ, then like his spiritual forefathers before him (Robespierre, Stalin and Hilter) he is one of the “mini” anti-christs.

http://commentarius-ioannis.blogspot.com/2009/08/gods-partners-in-life-and-death.html

Ronald King August 25, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Paul, ……………….

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