The Number One Reason It’s Incredibly Obvious Barack Obama is Not a Christian

Opinion   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 23, 2015   |   3:52PM   |   Washington, DC

Whether President Barack Obama is truly a Christian has been a hot topic for debate recently, especially after the mainstream media attempted to trip up pro-life Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on the question.

The question of whether anyone is truly a Christian person has more to do with faith than anything else. Does the person in question truly have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and acknowledged the fact that he died on the cross to save humanity from our sins and bridge the gap sin caused between ourselves and God.

While that question has more to do with worldview than someone’s actions, pro-life blogger Matt Walsh argues Obama’s actions speak louder than words and, despite the president’s declaring himself a Christian, makes people question the veracity of his claim to faith. And nowhere does Obama’s actions stand more starkly at odds with a supposed Christian faith, Walsh contends, than on abortion.

Here’s what Walsh has to say:

Many left wingers and Barack Obama sycophants are fainting over Gov. Scott Walker’s recent comments where he said doesn’t know if Obama is a Christian.

I disagree with Walker. I think we all know for sure Obama isn’t a Christian.

I don’t blame Walker for punting, but it’s rather sad that “questioning the president’s faith” (even though he didn’t) is somehow considered out of bounds. Why shouldn’t we question it? The president deserves to have his faith questioned. Walker was generous, really. I think we do know a thing or two about his religion, and we know that whatever it is, it isn’t Christianity.

Scripture tells us that we shall know a man by his fruits (Matthew 7:16), and that many who speak His name in public will be told to depart from Him in the end (Matthew 7:23). It’s clear that being a Christian, therefore, is about more than simply declaring it verbally. That faith in Christ, if it is real, must manifest itself like fruit from a tree, and become something tangible and experienceable.



Now I don’t mean to turn this into a homily, but it is interesting to note that Jesus said “by their fruits you will know them.” So far all this talk about how we shouldn’t “judge” others, it seems that Christ is specifically telling us to make judgments about a person based on what they do. How else could we come to know a man by his actions?

If you declare verbally that you are Christian but then insist that Christ has called you to do any number of atrocious things, it is obvious that you are either lying, or you are adhering to some version of the faith that bears not even the vaguest similarity to anything that might be considered Biblical Christianity.

There has never been a mainstream politician, much less a president, as vociferous about infanticide as this man. While a state senator, he supported every single piece of pro-abortion legislation he came across, earning a 100 percent grade from Planned Parenthood and NARAL. In his crowning “pro-choice” moment, he opposed a bill to protect infants born alive during an abortion. To be clear: he was, and by all accounts still is, in favor of executing infant children by decapitation or lethal injection if they manage to survive an abortion attempt. Any thought that he might have softened that position vanished during the Kermit Gosnell trial, when he refused to categorically condemn and denounce what Gosnell did.


Walsh go on to describe Obama’s pr-abortion record at length but says the kicker is when the president had to audacity to ask that God bless the nation’s biggest abortion business. That, for Walsh, was beyond the pale.

And, possibly most damning of all, in what I believe is the quintessential and, though this is saying a lot, the most despicable moment of his horrible, deadly reign, he attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser (first president to do that) where he wished for God to bless the abortionists in attendance (not bless them that they may repent, but bless them that they may continue their genocidal mission).

In the end, Walsh says he gives Obama the benefit of the doubt because he’s operating on evidence and isn’t God.

But what do you think? Does Obama’s actions betray his supposed Christian faith? Is his massive support for and promotion of abortion evidence that he is truly not a Christian or is he, like so many of us on other religious or spiritual issues, simply wrongheaded and, in good faith, missing it on a Biblical principle while still adhering to a Christian faith?