Mr. Obama, in an April 5, 2004 Chicago Sun-Times interview with Cathleen Falsani, says he went up for the altar call in Wright's church "16, 17 years ago. 1987 or 88."
In response to Ms. Falsani's inquiry "what is sin," Mr. Obama replies with "being out of alignment with my values."
The unfortunate thing is that the President is not alone in thinking that sin is defined by the person and not by the God of the Bible. A person’s values play no part in the definition of sin. God tells us in the Bible that if we are only doing what is right in our own mind, then we will have to cover our own sin at judgment…it is the one thing that we cannot do.
In this verse, God depicts man doing what is right in his own mind as sin. Judges21.25 In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
In this verse, God clearly states that we must do what is right in His eyes, not what is right in our mind. 1Kings11.38 And if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments.
What is right in God’s eyes? It is: “keeping my (God’s) statutes and my commandments”. Our values have nothing to do with the definition of sin and God clearly said so. Our President is wrong.
Published on Friday, June 1, 2012 @ 6:21 AM CDT