Obama, after eight years in office, leaves America more divided than when he arrived. His legacy will be a combination of being bitterly hostile to Christianity and traditional American values. His legacy will be that of snake-oil salesman with a set of very radical beliefs and who surrounded himself with like-minded aides.
Obama told big lies during his “Farewell” speech and rambled about his legacy and how great he was for our country. He bragged about reversing a great recession and his longest stretch of job creation in our history. Actually, he was responsible for the weakest recovery in American history by increasing the national debt $9 trillion. He bragged that he won marriage equality. Actually, he opposed same-sex marriage until his 2012 re-election campaign. It was Anthony Kennedy and his vote on the Supreme Court that won the so-called marriage equality issue.
Obama bragged that health care costs are under control. Actually, healthcare premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare. He bragged that race relations have improved under him. Actually, they have gotten markedly worse over the last eight years.
Obama bragged about his “scandal-free” presidency which was the biggest lie that he told during the farewell speech. He operated the Fast and Furious program to use straw purchasers to arm the Mexican drug lords. His so-called scandal -free presidency included the selective targeting of conservative groups by the politicized Internal Revenue Service. He allowed Hillary Clinton to use a secret server for State Department classified documents. The infamous pallet of cash to Iran, he claimed, wasn’t a ransom for kidnapped Americans. Our Libyan Ambassador and three other Americans were allowed to die in Benghazi. (He didn’t want anything to interfere with his re-election.)
What kind of legacy will you and your mate leave? Will it be lasting? Or, will you leave behind only tangible items, buildings, money and/or possessions?
The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to invest his life in faithful men who would be able to pass God’s truth on to the next generation. “And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Tim. 2:2). Paul wanted Timothy to leave a good legacy (spiritual rather than material) by him teaching faithful men the truth, which he had heard from Paul’s preaching. These faithful men were to teach others also. What a spiritual legacy to leave behind.
It is our privilege as Christians to hear the gospel, and it is our responsibility to teach it to others. Teaching others the gospel is leaving a spiritual legacy behind.
Jesus tells us how to leave a good spiritual legacy behind in His story of the soils and the seed in Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. He turned the spotlight of His divine insight on the question, “Why do men not respond to the gospel?” He gave the parable of the soils-- wayside ground, rocky ground, thorny ground and good ground. Here is a grain of wheat (the gospel), and you drop it into the good soil (very receptive hearts). It will bring forth a stalk of wheat on which there are 100 more grains. Could this mean that in the course of our lifetime, one person could influence 100 people to become Christians? What a good spiritual legacy to leave behind!