Barack Obama has addressed African-American ‘people of faith’ in a video, quoting the Bible to urge them to support Biden and the battles of the next generation of black Americans.
The former Democrat President said: “As people of faith, we know all too well the historic consequences of this election, we see that failure of justice in our communities and on our streets. We see our loved ones treated differently and denied their basic human rights because of the colour of their skin.
“We see the outright rejection of the inherent humanity of all God’s children in ways that grieve the Almighty, and we know this to be true. That isn’t who we are.”
Quoting Jeremiah 29:11, he suggested God’s plan of hope for America rested in Biden: “As people of faith, and as Americans, we have a higher calling. As the Lord tells us, ‘I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future’. Those promises sustained our ancestors and all the generations who marched and organised and fought our fights before us. Today we’re inspired by new, young generation that leads us forward towards the promise of hope and a future and a story that’s ours to write. We can’t abandon them in their push for change – not now, they need our help, they need our vote.
“My friend and brother Joe Biden calls this a battle for the soul of our nation. That’s why I’m fighting so hard for him. He’s more than up to the task, he shares the belief that God is greater than our challenges and our future is ours to write. “
He ended by referencing Galatian 6:9 from the New Testament: “On Tuesday, let’s turn and turn out, remembering the words of scripture, ‘Let us not becoming weary in doing good for in the proper time we will reap the harvest if we do not give up.
“God bless all of you, see you at the polls.”