Christian Apologetics: Bryan Fischer-Style

Bryan Fischer has now turned his attention toward explaining exactly why President Obama is not, in fact, a Christian … and he’s once again doing so by demonstrating the intellectual rigor for which the American Family Association is well known:

In a telling excerpt from his memoir, [Obama] writes about being asked by his daughter a question regarding what happens when we die. Talk about teeing it up for a Christian father! Here is the ultimate question in all of life, and his daughter wants to know what he, a self-proclaimed follower of Christ, believes.

Here are the words of Christ himself on the subject: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” (John 11:25-26).

Here, in our pseudo-Christian president’s own words, is his answer to the question of the ages: “I wondered whether I should have told her the truth, that I wasn’t sure what happens when we die, any more than I was sure of where the soul resides or what existed before the Big Bang.”

This is an answer that no Christian could possibly give. It’s an answer that could only be given by someone who does not believe in Christ, his mission, and his teaching. It’s an answer an agnostic could give, an answer an atheist could give, or an answer a spiritual inquirer could give. It’s even an answer a Muslim could give since a Muslim can’t know he’s going to paradise unless he blows up some infidels. But this is not an answer a Christian could give.

Now we can’t be sure exactly what Mr. Obama meant when he confessed ignorance regarding “what existed before the Big Bang,” but the Scripture leaves no doubt on that score: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”( Genesis 1:1).

So a Christian knows the answer to this question also. What existed before the Big Bang? That’s easy: God. The answer is found in the very first words in the Bible.