An article at Lifenews.com reports that the proposed new constitution for Kenya “would overturn its historic prohibition on abortions. Although the draft contains language advocating the right to life for unborn children, it contains a section with a health exception that essentially opens the nation to unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.” The article also reports that the Obama faction’s Ambassador to Kenya “is calling on Kenya’s political leaders to rally the people to pass the referendum.”
That comes as no surprise. As described, the proposed Kenyan constitution exactly corresponds to the Obama faction’s characteristic political tactic- say what people want to hear, but do what is required by your own evil objectives. The article goes on to tell us that “A poll conducted March 21-26 by the polling firm Synovate…shows the citizens of Kenya are overwhelmingly pro-life.… Some 69 percent of Kenya residents are against legalizing abortions while just 9 percent support it. Another 16 percent say it doesn’t matter while 6 percent said they had no opinion.” This also comes as no surprise to me. As part of the team that represented the United States at the International Conference on Population in Mexico City in 1984 I helped negotiate a result that inhibited the use of funds by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for abortion. It would never have occurred without support from pro-life African countries like Kenya.
Now the Obama faction aims to uses the power and prestige of the United States to plant the seed of evil in Kenya’s constitutional framework, against the good will of its people. Thanks to the pragmatic wisdom of Christ, I expect such actions from them. In the very first article ever posted on this blog, I remembered Christ’s instruction: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” Thinking about Obama I reasoned it out this way:
So how can we know that a tree is bad; by judging its fruit in light of God’s word rather than relying on information derived exclusively from our own faculties. Using Obama as an example, one of his fruits appears to be making sure that abortion and infanticide are sanctioned as right and lawful. God’s will for us condemns the taking of innocent human life. Obama’s fruit is contrary to God’s will, and therefore bad. But a good tree cannot bear bad fruit. Therefore Obama is a bad tree. This means that all his fruit is objectively bad; however it may look to us. We cannot cherry pick the fruit of a bad tree once we have determined its objective condition. This puts the lie to the actions of those so-called Christian leaders who think we can support Obama when he does what is good, and oppose him when he does wrong. According to Christ’s criterion, no fruit that he produces can be good. Though it looks good, and may produce what seem to us to be good results, according to Christ’s rule of moral reasoning, his fruit is bad because he is bad.
Does this mean that we jump to the conclusion that someone is bad because of one bad act? No, because acts and fruits are not the same thing. The fruit is the consequence of a whole series of the tree’s activities all working toward the same end, which is to reproduce the tree. In the instance before us, the Obama faction aims to transform the constitutionally pro-life people of Kenya into a people constitutionally disposed to practice and tolerate the murder of their nascent offspring. Similarly, they used health care legislation to establish a so-called healthcare system that aims to transform pro-life individuals in the United States into people who collectively fund the murder of nascent children. They used Obama’s momentary glamour and popularity after his election to scandalize the Christian world with the spiritually murderous spectacle of a supposedly God-fearing institution like the University of Notre Dame consciously choosing to proclaim as honorable a leader well known to be a towering tree in the political orchard of the culture of death. Everywhere we look we see the Obama faction give rise to new trees like themselves, trees dropping fruits that add to the harvest of evil.
Judging by things that happened during the run up to the vote on the Obama faction’s health takeover legislation, there are still many self-styled followers of Christ pretending that it’s possible to cherry pick fruit from this great, bad tree. Sadly, they may be encouraged in error by leaders who insist that civility requires us to pretend that Obama’s henchmen are not bad at all. I saw a report just recently that had Sen. Tom Coburn (R, OK) at a town hall meeting insisting that Nancy Pelosi is “a nice person. She’s a nice person. Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn’t mean they’re not a good person.” Tom Coburn seems to be a good person. But shall I follow him or Jesus Christ? Nancy Pelosi’s activities aim to reproduce the Obama faction’s bad tree, of which she is herself an offspring. A bad tree cannot bear good fruit. People like Nancy Pelosi are the fruit of a bad tree. Therefore, they are bad trees. They may sometimes mimic the activity of good fruit, right down to the ripe and luscious sheen. But like the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, once taken in, their beguiling ways lead further into the valley of the shadow of death. Not so the ways of Christ. When will some self-styled Christians stop deluding themselves? When will others cease to be deluded by them?
Only when they truly follow the example of Jesus Christ. Where the full meaning of life (i.e., its spiritual essence) is concerned, Christ did not call the people he disagreed with good people. He called them hypocrites and vipers. He thereby called their veracity into question and warned against their deadly nature. Are we not called, by his example, to do likewise? Oh, I know. We must be winsome in our ways. But in being so we must never upturn the truth, lest we win some (gain the world,) and lose everything (the spiritual essence of our own life and the lives of others influenced by us.)