Obama Tricked Me!

Al Francken’s book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them makes a point about how he was fooled into supporting the Iraq war by George Bush. Boy, was he mad about that, and rightfully so.

I was tricked into voting for Obama in 2008. He’s an excellent con man. I feel no regret for voting for him. I don’t ever want to be politically savvy enough to catch crafty deceivers like him. I want to spend my time in the Word and in the church becoming spiritually savvy enough to ride the waves of doctrine without being tossed and to be unaffected, along with those with whom I am united, by the cunning craftiness of men in which they lie in wait to deceive.

Obama, by my judgment, is a man of cunning craftiness lying in wait to deceive. He’s not my problem, though. My command about him is to pray for him so that we can live a quiet, godly, and peaceful life in holiness. I want to catch the Charles Stanleys, Neil Hendtkes, and David Parkersons. I want to see them coming and make every effort to help them, with my hand always on the spiritual pistol stuck in the back of my pants, allowing them no leeway with the flock of God.

I’m fine with being tricked by Obama. Putting people in office is God’s job. Driving away wolves and seeing them coming is the job of the elders and the spiritually mature.

You’ll find me in that training the next time an Obama comes along, and I will probably be fooled again. I’m inviting others to join me.

This is an email I sent to a friend, (He’ll agree with it; I wasn’t correcting him.) I thought I’d share it with you as well.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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