Ha! American Evangelical Accuses Obama of Adhering to Confused Theology
In the American Evangelical Protestant worldview, you'd think there was only one Apostle with one book in the Bible, which is of course St. Paul and his masterful Epistle to the Romans. Of course, their major focal point is the erroneous and unbiblical sola fide interpretation of Romans 3:21-22 about justification by faith in Christ (it is true we are justified by faith in Christ, but not solely). More so, many Protestants hold the unbiblical belief in personal interpretation of sacred scripture, something that directly contradicts 2 Peter 20-21, who exclaims "there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation..." I can see why they don't recognize the Papal authority derived from St. Peter. When you have the personal authority to interpret sacred scripture, it makes it easier to solely recognize the passages in Romans, to exculsion of the Gospel words of Christ Himself.
Thus, I find it hilarious when people like Dr. James Dobson lament that Obama is "distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology." Kinda like the Protestant heroes Martin Luther, John Calvin, and James Dobson himself (I'd say ol' Joseph Smith fits the bill as well). What Dobson fails to understand is that Obama is the incarnation of Refromation theology, with all its subjectivism, sterility, and outright impotence. And while the abominable abortion monger Obama is dragging his "biblical understanding through the gutter", I give him credit for actually doing something most American Protestants never do, mention Christ's Sermon on the Mount. Oh no, don't talk about them Beatitudes. And as Lew Rockwell notes, to court theologians like Dobson, "Obama broke the first commandment of the Republican religion: Do Not Mention the Sermon on the Mount!" Exactly. Since, Christ's great sermon on discipleship gets in the way of that other major Protestant tenant, a Hobbesian interpretation of Romans 13:1-7, which in their view grants absolute authority to the right princes and principalities, like George W. Bush.
May this ridiculous political season, like every other, remind us of the King we should ultimately serve and pray for a proper unity of Faith standing on the divine authority of Holy Mother Church, justified by Faith in Christ and His Sacraments.