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Jesus-The One and Only

I see that lots of people are posting different passages of the Bible to Facebook, Twitter, etc. They seem to think that they have found the “perfect” verse for the upcoming election.

Others, like Billy and Franklin Graham, David Jeremiah, Charles Stanley, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, and more, think that by saying to vote “biblical values” that they have found the “perfect” solution for the upcoming election.

Some, like Kirk Cameron, Joel Rosenberg, and all of the people mentioned above, think that they have helped by coming up with this “40 Days of Prayer for Our Nation”.

I would say that the most popular verse that is being shared around these days is 2 Chronicles 7:14,

“If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

The only thing is that they only give part of that passage. What does that rest of the passage go on to say?

God goes on to say:

“But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and this hour?’ Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the Lord God of their father…’”-2 Chronicles 7:19-22a NKJV

“Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation…”- President Barak Obama.

You know what? Truer words have never been spoken. It’s being proven these days, by the fact that so many people who claim to be Christians are able to put that aside when it comes to politics.

“I thought that Christians weren’t supposed to be bigots…” One of the most common “comebacks”.

Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot, defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.”

You know what? Christians are supposed to obstinately stand for the right thing, no matter what everyone else is doing.

Call me a bigot, I don’t care. As long as I’m one for the right reasons, then I will remain one.

Voting for a Mormon is wrong no matter why you do it. Abortion, gay marriage, the economy, jobs, security, whatever your reason is, it’s not good enough to justify voting for a Mormon.

But, many have been duped into thinking that as long as Romney is a “good, moral person with biblical values,” that it’s okay to vote for him.

They say that they are doing it for all of the “right reasons”.

What does the Bible say about doing the wrong thing with the “right reasons” or intentions?

Have you ever read the story about when David wanted to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem?

He wanted to bring it back for all of the “right reasons”. The people were not worshiping God like they should have been. So David, being their first decent king, wanted to bring the people back to worshiping God.

He got a brand new cart and two young cows to pull it. He chose good cows, the kind you would take to offer as a sacrifice. Then he went down to where the Ark was and picked it up. On their way back, the cows stumbled, and a man named Uzza reached out and tried to hold the Ark still. Some preachers say that it was Uzza’s fault, that’s not true. All of the blame belongs on David. Why? Because he didn’t bother to check and see if what he was doing was wrong.

He thought, like so many today, that it didn’t matter. Yes, he was carrying the Ark the wrong way, but he figured that God was just looking at his intentions. He wanted to bring the Ark up to Jerusalem, and lead Israel back to being a Godly nation. Sound familiar?

People think that they can vote for a Mormon and usher America back to God. That’s not possible. They, just like David, are opting to bring God back on a cart pulled by a “godly man”, instead of on the shoulders of a Levite, or a true man of God.

If Romney wins the election, it will be the fault of every Christian who voted for him.  And just like Uzza’s death was David’s fault, if anyone joins the Mormon Church because Romney is a Mormon, and in so doing dies and goes to Hell, their blood will be on the Christian voter’s hands.

The Bible say in Galatians 1:8-9, “But if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if any one preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.  For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”

“If anyone”, that would include presidential candidates.

If you don’t agree with me, frankly I couldn’t care less. Like Paul, I don’t want to live my life pleasing or persuading people. I would rather make God happy than anyone else.

No matter how bad things get, not matter how far down America falls, no matter how much the debt increases, nothing should make you separate your life into parts.

Jesus should always come first and foremost in your life.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?; For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”-Romans 8:35,37 NKJV

If none of these things can separate us from the love of God, why should we let any of them separate our love from God?

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Jesus-The Only Hope for America

I have one question to all of you who have been “praying for God to save our country”.

How many of you have prayed for Barak Obama to be saved?

I know that you all are praying against him, and I’m pretty sure that most of you haven’t even considered praying for him. The Bible says in Romans 8:28, “For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Christians, who truly loved to Lord and wanted to do His will, should have seen Obama winning as a chance for God to be glorified. Think about it! How different America would be if more people started praying for their leaders, instead of against them…

What did Jesus say? In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said to “go unto all the world, making disciples of all men.” Even Billy Graham “America’s Pastor” has not bothered to share the Gospel to Barak Obama.

Some have even used Paul as a poster child for voting for Romney. They say, “vote like Paul.”

What did Paul actually do when before his rulers and leaders? He witnessed to them! That’s right, he did what America’s Christians have failed to do! Read Acts 26. It culminates when Paul says in Acts 26:29, “I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains.”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, “remember Romans 13.”  They have destroyed that chapter every time they mock Obama or any other leader.

Instead, what have Christians done? They have taken a man, who is a member and a bishop in the Mormon cult.

Many Christians have done this under the guise of “biblical values”. When last I looked blasphemy was not a “biblical value.” Mormons believe in things that are so awful that I’m embarrassed to talk about it. Basically they believe that God is a pervert, so is Jesus. They do teach that Jesus and Satan are brothers. And you know what? They teach that Paul was a false prophet.

Romney doesn’t fear God, nor is he a “godly man”. He is a bishop in a cult that blasphemes God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 1 John 2:22-23 says, “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is an anti-Christ who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either”.  Did you now that Mormons deny the deity of Christ, and teach that He married “at least three wives”? Mary, Martha, and Mary Magdalene.

The Bible says that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” It’s wrong to believe that a person who is foolish enough to be a Mormon, has any sort of “Godly morals”.

Mormons believe that one day, they too will be gods and rule their own planets. That is the same lie that Satan told in the Garden of Eden. “You shall become as God.”

Unless Mitt Romney denounces his Mormon faith, and receives the True Jesus of the Bible, he will never enter Heaven.

A pastor in Texas said last week, “defeating Barak Obama, is more important than any increased Mormon influence in the world.” Can you believe that? I can’t!

I saw someone post that Mormons usually get 600 applications a week from people who want to be a Mormon missionary. Last week they got 7,000!

The blood of any person, who converts to Mormonism because Romney is one, will be on the hands of every Christian who voted for him. Someone said, “there won’t be enough to matter.” One is too many.

“Well what about abortion, gay marriage, etc.” The problem with abortion is not that it’s an option, it’s that there are people who chose to do it. Adultery is not illegal but it is still wrong. It’s not the option, it is the decision that is wrong. The same is true about gay marriage.

America is rotten to the core. People say, “we need to get back our core values.” Electing a cult member will not make it happen. Preaching the gospel to everyone you see, like Paul, is the only thing that will change America.

Don’t be upset about someone saying that America is no longer a Christian nation, if you are lining up to vote for someone who worships the Devil.

Romney is a good family man, a kind person, blah, blah, blah…even Satan can appear as “Lucifer, Son of the Morning.”

I am an American, as such I pay taxes, and own stock in the White House. If I can’t greet, or welcome a Mormon into my house, why would I vote one into the White House?  Have you ever read 2 John 10-11? “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine of Christ, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.”

To make the argument that you “not electing a pastor, you’re electing a president”, is wrong. Solomon was a good man, but God judged him for turning after false gods. It’s prideful to think that God won’t do the same to America. People were so happy to hear Romney’s prayer at the RNC. Everyone gave a resounding “Amen”! Only thing is, God was not listening. They were praying with a man who prays to a false god. People who back Romney, are no different than the Haitians who sold their souls to the devil to get their country back.

“When my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, then I will hear from Heaven My dwelling place, and I will heal their land.” God’s not talking about listening to a Mormon pray for America.

Until the time when America as a whole turns to Jesus, there will be no change. Jesus is the only hope for America. Until people believe that there are no boundaries in their lives, that everything that they do God cares about, there will be no change.

Many people respond to this by saying, “if you don’t vote for Romney, it means you’re voting for Obama.” No, it doesn’t. You can abstain. “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.

To say that you keep your politics and your faith separate, would be like saying that you can marry an unsaved person. Because, after all, you’re going to keep your marriage separate from your faith.

America does need to change, but not by electing a Mormon. Christians need to learn to put Jesus first, and everything else, including politics, last.

I’m talking about a change that will be for eternity, not for just 4-8 years.

There are countless other things I could say, but I think that this is long enough.