Wednesday, May 10, 2006

You Will Know them by Their Fruits

The Iranian President is not alone in the appreciation that Bush is not acting as a Christian. I profess to be a Christian, and I find Bush's policies and conduct an offense to the Gospel of Christ. It is an irony that a non-believer is pointing out the obvious inconsistency between Bush's claims and actions; while so many American Christians are still being deceived by manipulation, prejudice and fear; fearing that they cannot judge the conduct of a president that claims to be an evangelical Christian. But Jesus said clearly:

'You will know them by their fruits. '

What are the fruits of Bush's presidency? For starters: Kidnap, torture, death of thousands, domestic spying, wars of aggression, lies, intimidation and manipulation.

If he is a Christian he must repent immediately and amend all the evil he is responsible for resulting from his immoral behaviour and policies as president of the United States. Until then he ought to be regarded as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Weblog: Iranian President Tells Bush to Be More Christian - Christianity Today Magazine: "'Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ, the great Messenger of God,' Ahmadinejad wrote, 'But at the same time, have countries attacked: the lives, reputations and possessions of people destroyed?' (That's a cleaned up version from what appears to be a somewhat poor translation.)

Ahmadinejad criticized the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the treatment of prisoners, support for Israel, U.S. actions in Latin America and Africa, and several other items.

'My students ask me how can these actions be reconciled with … duty to the tradition of Jesus Christ, the Messenger of peace and forgiveness,' he said. 'If prophet Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Ishmael, Joseph, or Jesus Christ were with us today, how would they have judged such behavior? Will we be given a role to play in the promised world, where justice will become universal and Jesus Christ will be present?'"

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