Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Latest Bush Interview

President Bush was recently interviewed by Cynthia McFadden from ABC News. He had some revealing things to say that most Christians may or may not be aware of concerning how he views Christianity, God and the Bible. Here are a few excerpts........



MCFADDEN: Is it literally true, the Bible?


BUSH: You know. Probably not ... No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament, for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is "God sent a son."



Stop - God sent a son? Did you notice that the 's' in son is in lower case. That's ABC's fault there. But a Son Mr. Bush? How many son's does God have? God has only one begotten Son and His Name is Jesus Christ.



MCFADDEN: So, you can read the Bible...


BUSH: That God in the flesh, that mankind can understand there is a God who is full of grace and that nothing you can do to earn his love. His love is a gift and that in order to draw closer to God and in order to express your appreciation for that love is why you change your behavior.



Stop - God in the flesh. God is full of grace. Nothing you can do to earn His love. On the right track, but this next sentence: "His love is a gift and that in order to draw closer to God and in order to express your appreciation for that love is why you change your behavior." What in the world does that mean? The only way my behavior will change is if He draws me to Himself, gives me the gift of repentance, forgives me of my sins and sends the Holy Spirit to indwell in me. Other wise the 'changing of behavior' is something one is doing out of their own device (and will always fall short).



MCFADDEN: So, you can read the Bible and not take it literally. I mean you can -- it's not inconsistent to love the Bible and believe in evolution, say.



BUSH: Yeah, I mean, I do. I mean, evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn't fully explain the mystery of life and ...


MCFADDEN: But do you believe in it?



BUSH: That God created the world, I do, yeah.


MCFADDEN: But what about ...



BUSH: Well, I think you can have both. I think evolution can -- you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty, and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution.



You can have both Mr. Bush? I think we see very clearly how far off base this 'Evangelical' President is. Of course evolution is incompatible with creation Mr. Bush and, no, the creation of the world is not so mysterious that it requires another explanation to 'help' God get it all done.

Mr. Bush is not an 'idiot' like all his detractors try to make him out to be, but he is greatly mislead in the things of God and His holy Word.....continue to pray for him.



3 comments:

Craig said...

I was just reading about this. I am very disappointed. I have heard President Bush make exact opposite statements before. I don't know what he is trying to do.

You didn't mention the part in the interview where he says he prays to the same God as other religions.

Wayne Dawg said...

My wife told me about that statement Craig, but I didn't see it in the part of the interview I accessed.

If Bush believes he prays to the god of other religions, then he is almost certain a lost man.

steve martin said...

"I have heard President Bush make exact opposite statements before. I don't know what he is trying to do."

Politicians are so worried about offending someone that they (most of them) do this kind of thing routinely.

He may not have his theology just exactly right, but then probably none of us do.

I will pray that the Lord will enlighten him that he might know better that Christ is his All in All.