Bush Once Again Misappropriated and Misapplied Scripture Last Night
George W. Bush has demonstrated a pattern in his speeches that points to something deeply disturbing in his personality and agenda for America and the world. He has repeatedly misappropriated scriptural or hymnal references to God or Christ and misapplied them out of context to himself, his agenda, or "America".
Well, he did it again tonight in his "Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended" premature victory speech.
He concluded his speech by paraphrasing the following passage from Isaiah 61:1:
"...proclaim freedom to the captives...let out into light those bound in the dark.."
He implied that the prophet Isaiah's words described what he (and America) has just done in Iraq.
But that's not at all what Isaiah was talking about. We know this for a fact since this very same passage Christ himself read and interpreted in the synagogue at Nazareth (Luke 4:18-21). After he finished reading it aloud to all those in attendance, Christ said: "This day, as you heard it read, this passage in the Tanakh was fulfilled!"
The entire passage is profoundly Messianic and speaks of Christ's first advent. It reads in full:
"The Spirit of Adonai Elohim is upon me,
because Adonai has annointed me, [note: "Messiah" literally means "annointed one"]
to announce good news to the poor,
to proclaim freedom to the captives,
to let out into light those bound in the dark;
to proclaim the year of favor of Adonai..."
This is the passage Christ himself read and declared fulfilled THAT DAY because, he, the annointed one, the Messiah of whom it speaks, was among them THAT DAY doing all the things it foretold.
This passage was not about America.
This passage was not about our so-called "liberation" of Iraq.
This passage had absolutely nothing to do with military subjegation and conquest.
The freedom and light it referenced was far deeper and more profound than the pseudo-freedom and pseudo-light offered by pseudo-Messiah George W. Bush's damnable government.
And finally, this passage had nothing at all to do with psuedo-Messiah George W. Bush or his diabolical globalist agenda.
This passage, on the contrary, speaks of REAL salvation, the only salvation that can truly save mankind from the terrible consequences of the fall...
... NOT American military might...
... NOT federal largess stolen from millions of sorely burdened American taxpayers...
...and DEFINITELY NOT George W. Bush!
It referenced ONLY the person, work, and love of the God who made us all and His only begotten Son, who became like us that we might become like Him.
All else is diabolical deception and delusion.
All else is flimsy counterfeit.
All else is a death-dealing doom-filled trap.
And George W. Bush is presently this diabolical deception's foremost apostle.
Do not follow him.
Follow the man from Galilee instead.