The Shofar is the ancient trumpet which called the people of God to prayer, repentance, sacrifice and war.


Dated 6th November 2008

The election of the first black President of the United States has seen British politicians all tugging at his coat claiming to be his best mate. Gordon Brown said Obama was a "serious man for serious times" and embodied "progressive" values shared by Labour.

David Cameron said: "In electing Barack Obama, America has made history and proved to the world that it is a nation eager for change." Indeed, 'change' was the buzz-word of the Obama campaign. "In these difficult times people everywhere are crying out for change," Mr Cameron, who also advocates 'change', went on. Change from what to what? That is not the point. 'Change' is the point.

Nick Clegg found in Obama another convert to the cause of cutting taxes 'for those on low and middle incomes' and environmentalism. "Climate change, the global economy, and threats to our collective security now demand a radical new approach by Barack Obama, leaving the Bush era firmly behind. The world will not succeed in this era of globalisation without the leadership of the new American president", he said.

Interestingly, George Soros, the globalist billionaire banker who made his fortune gambling in the hedge funds of the money markets, heavily supported Obama's campaign. Soros is anti-Israel despite his Jewish ancestry, and was bizarrely involved in the confiscation of Jewish property during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. He famously broke the Bank of England on Black Wednesday in 1992, making an estimated £1.1 billion in the process. His record in the former Soviet Union shows that even his apparent altruism is designed to make him money. Soros does not give away money to get no return.

Despite the adulation, even amongst some well-meaning Christians, a UK Christian group says the election of Obama is nothing to celebrate.

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:

'Too many people are swooning over Obama because he is the first African-American president and they think that means he must understand the plight of the less fortunate.

'But his attitude to the vulnerable may be gauged by his passionate support for abortion, even partial-birth abortion, where a baby is killed at the very moment it is delivered. It gets worse. Obama single-handedly wrecked the Illinois version of the Born Alive Act, which grants medical treatment to babies mistakenly born alive after abortion. Ignoring them, allowing them to die, which Obama supports, has been described by even the most hardened pro-abortion advocates as 'crossing the line between abortion and infanticide.'

'Unless he has a massive God-inspired change of heart, Obama will switch funding from chastity-based projects to sex education models like ours which promote promiscuity, poor money into pro-abortion bodies such as UNFPA and IPPF, and if there is more he can do to promote the death-culture of abortion and gay rights, he will find it. With anti-Christian Democrats now firmly in control of both houses, he should meet no opposition. Barring a miracle of repentance, it is ironic that a man with Kenyan parentage will bring shame on his roots by allying himself with the eugenicists who think there are too many black people in Africa and attempting to impose the cultural imperialism of population control.

'Even the hope of bringing the troops home will not now materialise. It seems Obama will only end the occupation of Iraq to deploy those forces in the blood-bath of Afghanistan . And that is all about building an oil-pipeline.

'To be even-handed, McCain was pro-war and would not have been staunchly pro-life. On other issues, he was so much of a Washington insider that conservatives and Evangelical Christians appear to have been reluctant to vote for him. The best that can be said is that he would have been slightly better at resisting the forces of evil than Obama. McCain's defeat shows a luke-warm Republican candidate will never be elected.

'A man who regards the birth of a child as a punishment and thinks the Sermon on the Mount mandates same-sex unions is not a man who knows the mind of God. I believe an-repentant Obama will draw the USA further into its covenant with death and it will take a miracle from the Lord to annul it. The only bright light is, God is working His purpose out, He is a God of miracles and He knows what He is doing.

'In practical terms, Christians need to be praying for this man to come to his senses like the prodigal son, turn to the Father and choose life. In the meantime, let us forget all the adulation and hope based on Obama's colour and parentage. God does not do race and colour, He does obedience to His word. And His word also warns against judging people by appearances. On the subject of leaders, it specifically says: "Choose able men, such as fear God, men of truth," (Exod 18:21) "Put not your trust in princes ... in whom is no help" warns Psalm 146:3. "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes", says Psalm 118:9. The Lord Jesus says: "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24).

'If Obama does not repent, and if God takes against him as a result, things he tries to do in every area, including economics, are doomed to fail. Then, with the global economic down-turn mutating into recession, the Republicans may yet find this was a good election for them to lose. Assuming they adopt a God-fearing candidate next time round, of course.'