William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
We'd like to welcome you to the
Clinton Library -- dedicated to preserving the true
legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
promised as President that his would be the "most ethical administration in the
history of the country. As you explore the pages of this website, you can
decide for yourself whether he lived up to that promise
Clinton's False Spirituality
Despite his rift with millions of evangelicals over the issue of
abortion and gay
rights, President Clinton still considers himself a Southern Baptist who
takes his Christian faith seriously.
"I don't think I could do my job as President," Clinton said,
"much less continue to try to grow as a person in the absence of my faith in
God and my attempt to learn more about what it should be and grow. It provides
a solace and support in the face of all these problems that I am not smart
enough to solve."
(ABC Interview by Peggy Wehmeyer, "American
Agenda", March 22, 1994.)
The Southern Baptist Convention rejected Clinton's policies on
moral issues. In a resolution entitled, "On President William Jefferson
Clinton," the messengers said, "we separate ourselves"
from the President's "acts and positions" supporting abortion rights, abortion
funding, homosexuals in the military and homosexual rights. The
resolution on abortion included opposition to the Freedom of Choice Act,
federal funding of abortion in the health care reform plan, approval of any
abortion pill and transplantation research using babies' tissue from elective
Seminary professor Wayne Ward, longtime associate and former
pastor to the President said, "Despite differences of opinion people may
have with Bill, he is a disciple of Jesus Christ and sees the political
profession as a way to fulfill his strong calling from God to help people."
Bill and Hillary Clinton are "committed Christians who have actively
supported their churches and dedicated themselves to helping others," Ward
("Clinton's New Covenant," Christian American, March
Bill Clinton's theology is nothing more than
situational ethics and a
religiosity that should fool no one.
As theologian R.C. Sproul
said, the president's view of law "echoes the definition of pornography -
the test is contemporary community standards, not a transcendent, objective
standard." Clinton says he accepts the Bible as his moral authority, but
that "in a pluralistic society, when should our belief in morality translate
into laws?" He cites the First Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all
your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind," yet amazingly he
asks who would codify that in U.S. statutes?
To say that one believes
in God and even the Bible as "authoritative," while at the same time refusing
to acknowledge certain central truths is to fall under the indictment of the
apostle Paul, who warned of those who have a "form of godliness, while
denying its power. Have nothing to do with them."
The Gospel according to Clinton
The reign of Clinton and Gore introduced a new and frightening
dimension to the moral degeneracy of our day. We have long known that
collectivists in the media and public schools have an anti-family agenda that
would rob our children of their innocence and replace a God-given conscience
with humanism's "if it feels good, do it!" Instead
of standing against these change agents and seducers of our children, the
Clinton White House provided them legitimacy, assistance and leadership. Sadly,
the American public bought into this degeneracy - hook, line, and sinker.
Bill Clinton described his "New Covenant" as a plan of
what man can do to exalt himself.
God is not
recognized but rather man is held up to be the savior of the economy and of the
Clinton's "New Covenant" asked Americans to
place a faith in the Clinton government that they have heretofore reserved for
God. Mr. Clinton perverted language properly reserved in our culture for the
sacred relationship of man with God. Furthermore, he seized the language of the
New Covenant proclaimed by Jesus Christ, and applied it to his own
administration. In his imagery, in his deceptive misquotation of Scripture, and
in his call to action, Bill Clinton proclaimed a counterfeit
Clinton changed sacred Scripture to meet his purpose. His
most flagrant appropriation of God's Word for man's glory is this passage from
the Gospel according to Bill Clinton: "Scripture says, 'Our eyes have not seen, nor our ears heard, what we can
build.'" The original Scripture penned by Paul reads, "What
no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, What God has
prepared for those who love him." [1 Corinthians 2:9].
Behind the symbol of Mr. Clinton's
counterfeit new covenant was his constant invocation of "change." In Christ's New Covenant, change means
repentance for one's sins, and a recognition that salvation comes from God.
Spiritual change in Christianity and Judaism implies leaving evil ways and
repenting. In experiencing this conversion, the sinner turns away from his old,
deformed life, and models himself on Christ, the source of all truth and order.
Clinton's counterfeit new covenant asked
us, in the name of "change" to believe
in his goodness to use big government, political power, and the federal
bureaucracy to reach the same ends. Bill Clinton, through utopian social
engineering, attempted to build his own "City of God" on earth. Both Bill and
Hillary Clinton believes strongly that government - not God or the family -
should plan and control the future of mankind.
In a sermon delivered by Rev. Jesse Jackson on Nov. 22, 1992,
he hailed Clinton's election as "the dawn of a new day." "God has raised
up a leader from amongst the common people," Jackson said of Clinton.
"It's appropriate to look for a new leader, a new savior, but with that
must go new behavior," Jackson said. God gave Moses a "10-point urban
policy plan," Jackson said referring to the Ten Commandments; such ethical
principles should guide ordinary Americans as they seek to fulfill their part
of the New Covenant.
Finally, collectivists had found a leader who was willing to
create a Gospel that not only allows them to continue their chosen pursuits,
but actually encourages them. Clinton's "New Covenant"
gives a seal of approval to varieties of self-indulgence that a few short years
ago would have earned universal rebuke. Clinton brought with him to
Washington a cadre of God-hating activists, Socialists, population control
earth worshippers, homosexuals, radical feminists, pro-abortionists, labor
union bosses, big-union enemies of Christian education, civil-rights extremists
who still demand Affirmative Action and Busing, "children's rights" advocates,
the media and Hollywood "cultural elite's" and the like. They were people with
an agenda and a vision. "They exchanged the truth
of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the
Creator" [Romans 1:25].
The Gospel according to Gore
While Clinton's gospel was one of "permissiveness," Vice
President Al Gore's gospel was
pure paganism. Al Gore also claimed an endorsement from
God, but rather than rewriting Scripture like Clinton did, at his acceptance
speech at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Gore made his quotation up entirely. He said,
"In the words of the bible, do no lose heart, this nation will be