I truly believe that when all is said and done about this man - the ultimate point of it all seems to be that this man is just plain prideful, arrogant, and hopelessly selfish. Wright is currently reveling in his newfound fame and doesn't give a hoot about how much his continual and awful bathering is hurting Barack Obama's campaign.
I am no fan of Obama. Everyone who reads here knows that. However, what I see in this "pastor" is that he is keeping himself in the limelight for his own self-aggrandisement. This means that he is using his current position as a "former" pastor (albeit current "preacher") for the political expediency of the hard leftists in this country. What's really terrible (IMHO) is the fact that he is doing this in such in a way that unequivocably shows his intent on using God to force and promote his own, sinful and selfish will upon others.
Most genuine, biblically based, Christian pastors, preachers, evangelists, and lay persons who speak, teach, pray, educate, inspire, and encourage others towards repentance for salvation in Jesus Christ do so because they want God to use them to spread the Gospel.
Genuine believers, pastors, preachers and evangelists are known for following Jesus Christ and His will...not their own wills.
They are not into antics like Wrights. Wright is, in fact, using God to promote and elevate "himself ." How sad it is that this fanatical lunatic is using God in such a public way that is downright shameful!!
Wright doesn't even preach the Gospel of Christ. He preaches another 'gospel.' - one that has so many negatives attached to it that it can only be labeled as a heresy du jour type of smorgasbord - filled with hate and ugly lies.
What do you think?
Jesus warned us that "by their fruits ye shall know them."
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
We know what Wright is all about....and he is definitely showing himself to be on the wrong side of the gospel message.
The man needs to repent!
HT: Michele Malkin
Update 4/30/08 @ 10:18 a.m. PT
I thought that this Turning Point message reveals the contrast between what a Godly leader SHOULD (regarding giving all the glory to God and not to self) verses, what "Rev." Wright does (purposely giving glory to himself rather than God.)
Don't Be a Thief
Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck [Herod], because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.
In 1997, basketball superstar Michael Jordan had been on four championship teams. But the Chicago Bull's new assistant coach, Frank Hamblen, after twenty-five years in the league, did not have a championship ring. Jordan dedicated himself that year to winning a championship for coach Hamblen. The Bulls won their fifth NBA championship in 1997, and Frank Hamblen got his championship ring.
Michael Jordan chose to deflect glory away from himself, as the NBA's greatest player, toward another person. That's an example of what all human beings are called to do in their relationship with God: Be humble and recognize that God deserves all the glory. Humility is not a matter of self-abasement. Rather, it is a matter of recognizing our place in the grand scheme of things, meaning that God is God and we are not. When we take glory that God is due, we are stealing from Him. And thievery from God is not an enviable place in which to find oneself.
First Corinthians 10:31 says, "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." Be humble. Let God be God. Deflect the glory away from self toward Him.
In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.
C. S. Lewis
1 Chronicles 23:1 - 25:31
HT: Turning Point Ministries