Should Christians Pray For Obama To Die?
Posted by Job on June 22, 2009
Pastor Wiley Drake recently stated that he is praying that President Barack Obama would either accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior or die. Mr. Drake uses the imprecatory prayers in the Psalms as justification for his doctrine and practice. This teaching describes why this specific example serves as an excellent illustration of why Christians should reject importing old covenant practices and doctrines – including imprecatory prayers – into the new covenant church. The primary reason is that such things are done in order to seek the will of man and do things man’s way, as opposed to seeking the will of God and doing things God’s way. If we take the New Testament view of the world, which is to take a spiritual view rather than a natural one, and also have living as New Testament saints – which means being truly separate of the world, in the world but not of it – and not Old Testament Jews on our hearts, imprecatory prayer is not only unneeded, but also harmful. This teaching uses Pastor Wiley Drake as an example based on his own comments and history of political activism and is not intended to be a personal attack against him. However, let us recall that Pastor Drake is responsible for his actions and his doctrines, and if he is promoting things that are not convenient to the faith that might lead men astray and give the gospel of Jesus Christ a bad report, it is the duty of Christians to respond with love and with the truth.