“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 abortions.
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 said.
(“Clinton’s New Covenant,” Christian American, March 1993)
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 environment.
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 covenant.
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 worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator” [Romans 1:25].
What the Democrats and the Clinton administration wanted to change is everything we have stood for during the past three hundred years, from the leadership of respected elected officials to the moral foundations of liberty. They wanted to seal the tomb of the Constitution our forefathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for and replace it with the 10 Planks of Communism. Hence, the reason they don’t like to look at the past but only the future. To liberals, their failed programs and crimes of the past should not reflect on their empty “promises” for the future. They never speak of retaining America’s greatness; they want to remake it after their own progressive image.
The Gospel according to Al 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 renewed.”