First family to church
July 17th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

First family to church

Washington (CNN) – The first family attended St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday morning, according to White House pool reports.

President Obama and first lady Michele Obama waved en route to the church with their daughters Sasha and Malia.

St. John's is near the White House, across from Lafayette Park.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Barack Obama • Belief • Church • Politics

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  2. AvdBerg

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    July 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
    • .....

      Thanks for proving what a troll you are by posting the same thing over and over again. This AvdBerg is a troll on this site trying to sell their cult and book, when ever you see their post click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.

      July 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  3. AvdBerg

    A number of people that have written to respond to this article have spoken of the interpretation of the Bible, which is the number one problem in this present world as the Bible itself teaches us that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). Only few people (Matthew 7:14) are able to understand the Bible and as long as mankind remains separated from God, the Word of God will remain a mystery.

    Mankind in his natural state is unable to understand the Bible and unable to receive the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor. 2:14).

    There is a natural body and a spiritual body (1 Cor. 15:44). The only thing that separates the Natural body from the Spiritual body is the Baptism of Repentance (Mark 1:4). To repent means: to change spirits and to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan, whose spirit mankind is of (Luke 9:55), unto God (Acts 26:18). This is not an interpretation. Many people search the Bible for in them they think they have eternal life, but when we bring them the Scriptures they don’t believe us (John 5:38,39). Confused? There is no need to be confused any longer. For a better understanding of the mystery of God we invite you to read all the pages and articles of our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    So, before mankind will be able to understand the Word of God, mankind requires to be converted and transformed by God (not by any religion) and only then mankind is able to understand the Bible, as it is God (John 1:1).

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how this whole world has been deceived as confirmed by the Word of God in Revelation 12:9. The Bible is true in all things and is the discerner of every thought and the intent of the heart (Hebrews 5:12).

    July 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • ....

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      July 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm |
  4. kimberlyr1

    pray for peace and love not hate

    July 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  5. SoundOfForest

    Americans should stop reading fantasies and start reading on historic American Presidents to be normal.

    July 20, 2011 at 5:53 am |
  6. ShockedAndSurprised

    Oh where, Oh where did all the Obama lovers go?

    Didn't you know, he has to go to church to set the right example to his kids. Now watch daddy as he sleeps in church, like he did on Rev Wrights church for 20 years.

    July 19, 2011 at 8:59 am |
    • we'restillhere

      Not unlike many great American Dads who love their families and want to do what's right; who have worked hard and may be a little tired.

      July 20, 2011 at 7:57 am |
    • WelcomeHome

      You crake me up! ; )

      i especially like the part you refer to Obama working hard and being tired.

      For all those years in Rev Wright's church?

      Come on. That is the fantasy world you libs live in.

      Admit it, the community organizer had no excuse to say "I never heard him say those things when I was there."

      But everyone of his policies come right out of the black theology book Rev Wright teaches from. Remember, Rev Wright is an admitted socialist.

      I do appreciate you as a father, and would hope you go to bed early Saturday night and don't sleep in church on Sunday. Be the right example for your kids.

      July 20, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  7. Thomas McVeigh

    Reality sucks – lol

    July 19, 2011 at 5:45 am |
  8. Reality

    As we "thu-mp" along with rational thinking, conclusions and reiteration to counter the millennia of false and flawed religious history and theology!!!------––

    Said church should post the following sign on the door:---------–


    July 19, 2011 at 12:02 am |
    • Thomas McVeigh

      You believe this because you have the face of a dog...

      July 19, 2011 at 5:41 am |
    • Thomas McVeigh

      Hey liberals: Celebrate Perversity!

      July 19, 2011 at 5:46 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Yes, loving, comprehending and applying Jesus truth to our lives does show us how superficial materialism is.


      July 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  9. Thomas McVeigh

    Isn't Michell so dainty in her submissive role as First Lady? Where's her flaring nostrils of righteous anti-Western anger?

    July 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  10. SoundOfForest

    Real Muslims don't support perversion like pseudo-christians do.

    July 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm |
  11. Shecky

    I thought Muslims worshipped at mosques.

    July 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  12. Keith

    Episcopal? Obama? Shocker! Could this denomination be any more apostate? Probably have Korans next to their Bibles in the pews. Wonder which one The One picked up?

    July 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
    • rob

      shut up. people like you suck so hard

      July 19, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  13. AvdBerg

    Churches, Churches and more Churches! Just check your yellow pages. What does the Bible teach us about the word “Church” and which one is the true church (the Body of Christ)? And if you are the President and need to choose the right Church, which one do you join, especially if the Bible teaches that “The most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands (Acts 7:48; 17:24)?
    Confused? For a better understanding what it means to be a member of a local church and what spirit it serves (Luke 9:55) we invite you to read the articles “Church and what it means”, “Can Christianity or any other religion save you?” and “Barack Obama ~ President of the United States of America” listed on our website.
    You can locate it by entering “a world deceived” on Google. It is easy to find as it has been the number one listing for the last five years out of more than 10 million listings. All of the other pages and articles on our website explain how this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9 and the Bible is true. It is the discerner of every thought and the intent of the heart (Hebrews 5:12).

    July 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
    • Thomas McVeigh

      Liberals are witches. They celebrate perversity and murder children in honor of human secularism. Damn them all.

      July 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
    • jwas1914

      To the author of this book;

      If you know the truth; why do you sell it? According to the Scriptures Jesus never sold the Word of God; as a matter of fact he never charged for any of his resurrection and healing services. It’s sad that most religions main interest is $$$. If you really care for your reader’s interest you would provide them with the information that is directly from the Bible at no cost. That’s what a true Christian does. The apostil Paul was a great example of this when he said “I became a minister of this [congregation] in accordance with the stewardship from God which was given me in YOUR interest to preach the word of God fully. . . keeping an eye, not in personal interest upon just YOUR own matters, but also in personal interest upon those of the others”. (Colossians 1:25; Philippians 2:4) Jesus Christ also said “continue to love YOUR enemies and to do good and to lend [without interest], not hoping for anything back; and YOUR reward will be great”. . . (Luke 6:35)

      July 19, 2011 at 2:05 am |
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