There is little doubt that Barack Obama’s long-time pastor is a stone racist. His remarks on the alleged differences in the brains of blacks and whites, his repeated message of hate against America, his racist remarks about white people, they all continue apace.
The good news for those who attend actual Christian churches, as opposed to “black churches” as defined by charlatan Jeremiah Wright? The more the man exposes himself, like a pervert exposing his privates in front of small children on the playground, the more will thoughtful Christians of all colors turn our backs.
Wright, in addition to blaming the U.S. government for creating AIDS as a form of genocide against “people of color” (hey, I’m a color also, rev…) and, from the pulpit that belongs to Christ, calling on God to damn America, and performing disgusting sexual antics, again at the podium, has anointed himself as the head of the “black church.”
Wright claimed this in an appearance this morning at the National Press Club. In addition to this, and all of the other dainty little tidbits that Wright has provided us in the past few days, there is this tidy exchange on salvation:
MODERATOR: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the father but through me.” Do you believe this? And do you think Islam is a way to salvation?
WRIGHT: Jesus also said, “Other sheep have I who are not of this fold.”
Isn’t that sweet? Jeremiah Wright is so inclusive that he won’t exclude those who specifically deny that Jesus Christ is the son of God.
The quotation is from John 10:16. Its clear interpretation is that there is no other way to salvation but that which goes through Christ Jesus. A little context from John 10:
14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
The obvious meaning? Those who are not now Christians may be saved. If, and only if, they accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. “One flock, one shepherd.”
How this works out at the end is known but to God. But that is the plain meaning of the passage that Wright quotes. And one may not follow Islam and be saved. To claim otherwise is to engage in denial of the words of Jesus Christ. An interesting position for one who claims to be a minister of Christ.