After Michelle Obama said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that she was grateful that people were praying for the Obamas and "keeping the spirits clean" around them, videos started popping up all over the Internet. The "Christian Investigator" issued a press release to proclaim that "red flags" were raised whether she follows 'Biblical Christianity:'
The Bible does say that we should pray for our leaders. We need to pray that God would protect them and they would have wisdom to lead the country. We also need to pray that they would promote good Biblical positions.
However, the phrase "keeping the spirits clean around us" is a prayer that seems to have associations more with animism.
According to the Voice of the Martyrs website, animists believe "that gods and spirits are found in trees, rocks, plants, and other things. Some also believe in a great god who is above all the others."
Animists believe that witch doctors, medicine men, or shamans offer protection from the spirit world.
There are many different levels of animism. ChristianInvestigator.com is not suggesting that Michelle Obama is deep into animism, however, when a person talks about "keeping the spirits clean around us," red flags are raised.
In the Bible, the Lord said he would protect Christians who have the Holy Spirit. He may use good angels to protect a person. Also, the Lord said he would protect people from evil angels as they follow Him.
ChristianInvestigator.com President Steve McConkey says, "Was Michelle Obama referring to God's protection or was she suggesting an animistic voodoo type of protection? We hope the former, however, the big question: Does Michelle Obama reflect Biblical Christianity?"