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Is Driscoll wrong in questioning president?

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 23:01

Last Monday was Martin Luther King Day and the day of the presidential inauguration. President Obama was sworn in to office for his second term as our nation’s president. As with much of what the president does, the day sparked up many controversies. Controversy even sparked up in the Christian world when Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church said this:

"Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."

I personally follow Driscoll because he sometimes makes some very good points, but this comment was out of line. First off, Driscoll declares that the president doesn’t believe in the Bible or God. As a Christian, he should know that hearts aren’t for us to judge, but God’s alone. Only God knows if Obama believes in Him.

I won’t completely hang him out to dry. Driscoll did get the first part of his statement correct. We all need to be praying for our Spiritual and political leaders. Romans 13:1 says that God appoints all rulers, and 1 Timothy 2:1-3 says to be in prayer for all people including rulers. 

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