President Obama told Joplin, Mo. residents Sunday at a memorial service for tornado victims that after the news cameras leave and the media turn their attention to other topics, the country will still be with Joplin in its effort to rebuild.
During his remarks, Obama cited 2 Corinthians 4:8 about having troubles on all sides, but not being in distress; and being perplexed but not in despair. He praised Joplin residents for showing the world what it means to love thy neighbors, pointing out how locals with pick-up trucks were delivering relief supplies and local restaurants were providing free meals.
Joplin residents have shown the world that amid the heartbreak that ‚Äúno one is a stranger,‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúeverybody is a brother‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúeverybody is a sister.‚ÄĚ...
Context means a lot to anyone serious about the Word of God. Any speech writer can do a plug in. You see it here, all the time. The only people that can understand context are those who are serious students of God's Word pastors/teachers and Berean's or any that the gracious Spirit grants his leave, for his Sovereign purpose.
In context we are speaking of apostles and possibly a secondary application would be persecuted Christians. It really was a nice try, but he needs better speech writers or to be converted.
This Obama fella is a hater of Christ just like Jeremiah who calls himself Jay Nixon. "Jay" made mention that the people need to seek a "higher power," as in THE STATE! Considering how wretched this religion of violence is, I do wonder if this tornado was engineered by man since man does have this capability. Surely Obama and Jay have no concern and "compassion" when they take part not only in the destruction of people's lives here in the land that is called America, but all lands on the earth where military thugs murder and maim innocent men, women, and children in the name of their god the State. Today is the day to remember those victims.
Well, he quotes that verse saying that though we have trouble on all sides we are not in distress, but I'm gonna go ahead and guess he didn't say WHY we are not in distress. Living fairly close to Joplin, it is nice to see the President visiting Missouri, but I just can't shake the feeling that a large motivation in going there, and making a promise that he says won't be fully realized for years, is less of a heartfelt conviction and more of a hint at re-election. But I've been wrong before.