This is from CNN:
(CNN) — Last night, I like most Americans of all stripes, watched with visible goose bumps as history was made. I sat with my 13-year-old son and looked from the screen to his eyes as Sen. Barack Obama became the first African American in history to lead a U.S. major-party ticket when he claimed the nomination for the Democratic Party for president of the United States.
I congratulate Sen. Obama on this historic accomplishment. I thank him for accepting the torch that was lit by our forefathers and proudly carrying it through the darkness of our struggles, trials and tribulations, bringing light and hope to a new generation, and for facing all those who said “No” and “You can’t win,” or “It will never happen,” and firmly, proudly, defiantly saying, “Yes I can!” Source.
I fail to see how Obama’s nomination brings light and hope to a new generation. Obama supports all things that are an offense to the Lord our God. He supports homosexuality and abortion, yet Jakes doesn’t touch upon that. How can Jakes, as a minister, throw his support behind a man that opposes the very righteousness of God and tout him as a hope and light to a new generation? This begs the question, what kind of light? It is not the light of God.
I was going to put together a long post addressing this, but Reverend O’Neal Dozier said it better than I can. Below is his reaction to Jakes’ praise of Barack Obama:
Conducting Talk Show interviews on this topic is O’Neal Dozier, an ex-pro football player, lawyer, PhD and pastor, who is reminding Americans not to get caught up in the style or persuasiveness of candidates but rather to examine their fruit and where they stand regarding traditional Judeo-Christian issues, upon which our nation was founded.
Speaking on behalf of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, Rev. Dozier explains to your audience, “The Scripture warns Christians not be deceived by fine sounding words by false teachers. Obama’s rhetoric is lofty but his positions hellish, his speeches are inspiring but his voting record is infernal. Obama supports abortion, homosexuality, and restrictions of religious liberty.”
“It is troubling that such a powerful communicator and spiritual leaders as T.D. Jakes would be caught up in the Barack Obama rhetoric. This illustrates a major problem. Christians need to be spiritually discerning. They must examine the fruit of person’s life and not allow themselves to be caught up in the hollow type of charismatic campaign speeches.”
Rev. Dozier quotes a prophetic warning from the Bible, written nearly 2000 years ago, predicting the current political and spiritual culture of our day: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned into fables.” — II Timothy 4:3-4
“It’s a sad day when the preachers have become like the politicians who tell people with itching ears what they want to hear, rather than the truth they need to hear from the time tested sound moral counsel of the Bible. It is also a sad day in America when we find prominent pastors like Bishop T.D. Jakes praising extremely liberal politicians like Barack Obama who offers abortion and homosexuality to satisfy the lusts of the people and unfortunately T.D. Jakes gives him a rousing amen.” Source.