Sellouts

Sellouts

About two weeks ago I sat down and wrote a blog post that was going to cover what is going on with the current election cycle.  However, G-d Himself told me to hold off on that until after Super Tuesday.  I did not understand why that was, but like most things in life, when G-d tells us to wait, it’s because He wants to reveal something to us.  We just have to be patient enough to want to seek His will.  Sure enough, G-d showed me a lot of things in these two weeks, and here it is.

In the lead up to Super Tuesday, I was privy to many a conversation about the candidates who are running.  Most of these conversations occurred with people who identified, or professed, to be born again believers in Yeshua (Jesus).  Therefore, the topic of conversation was mostly about those running for the GOP Nomination.  What I found alarming were the large number of people who are supporting candidates without using the Bible as the measuring rod.  Allow me to continue.

The main topic was of course about Donald Trump and no, I am not going to make this entire article about him.  Donald Trump in the last two weeks, it has been revealed, that he has stated that he has “never asked G-d for forgiveness”, has constantly been incredibly insulting up to and including using profanity against his opponents, did not have the wherewithal to immediately denounce endorsements from the KKK, and all the while stating that he is “a good Christian.”

The Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, Robert Jeffress, literally days before Super Tuesday, came out and gave his endorsement of Donald Trump.  He said,

“I have met with Mr. Trump on several occasions, and I can tell you from personal experience, if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, we who are evangelical Christians are going to have a true friend in the White House. God bless Donald Trump!”

Again, we have the PASTOR of one of the largest Baptist Churches in the world backing a man who acts so non-Christianlike it is ridiculous.  He even went so far as to say that those who choose to stay home on election day, or vote for some other candidate are “fools” like the Bible says.  Funny, I do not remember American politics being a part of that area of scripture, but maybe I do not have the right translation?

Now another popular person among Evangelicals, outside of Ted Cruz, is Ben Carson.  Ben Carson is a man of good morals and there is no question about this.  He is well spoken, is very sincere, and of course he is a brilliant surgeon on top of all of this.  However, Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist, and as such he does not believe in a literal hell or the rapture.  This is to say, he is at odds with the very words of Yeshua Himself who spoke of hell many times and gave fair warning for those who choose to deny Him.

What I just described in the previous paragraph is not something I made up.  He has been quoted as stating that he does not believe in a literal hell.  Yet, Evangelicals are lining up voting for this man, and many of them because they think he is a good Christian.  They set aside the fact that this man is at odds with G-d’s own Word, and as the Bible points out in many instances, that to be against the Word of G-d is to be in rebellion.  However, those supporting him seem to set that aside as though this is not an important thing.

But what does the Bible say about such persons?

James 1:  Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach; and it will be given to him. But let him ask in trust, doubting nothing; for the doubter is like a wave in the sea being tossed and driven by the wind. Indeed that person should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord, because he is double-minded, unstable in all his ways.

Did you get that?  Wisdom comes from G-d, and since John 1 tells us that the “Word was with G-d”, then it stands to reason that G-d’s Word is wisdom and to come against such wisdom is showing no wisdom at all.  Not asking for forgiveness as Yeshua stated, stating that what is clearly written in scripture does not exist or is wrong, that is being a double-minded man.  Why then are Evangelicals voting for men that are against scripture?

The reason for this is that Christians today are simply not taking the very Bible that they vehemently defend and say they live their lives by, and using it as the measuring rod to evaluate future leaders.  Many are simply “going along to get along” or blindly following what some political party tells them they should be doing.  Are these people praying about their vote before they cast it?  Maybe so, but if they are doing this, why are they voting for people who are not upholding the Word of G-d?  As I previously stated, they are not using G-d’s Word to make that decision, and this has been a pattern that has been steadily building for literally decades.

Finally, the level of cynicism that comes from the Evangelicals that I have spoken with during this election cycle is pretty overwhelming.  They do not believe that their vote matters, and some take that all the way up to not voting at all, or showing little if any interest in our local, state, and federal lawmakers.

The problem is that the enemy, that is the devil, wants them to believe this lie and why is that?  Take a look at what has happened just in the last 8 years.  We now are living in a country where someone’s business can be taken away because they refuse to compromise their belief in Christ.  We have now made gay marriage the law of the land, something that was frankly unthinkable 10 years ago.  In other words, the devil wants believers to remain uninterested and not involved with our governmental processes so that he can continue his reign of terror against society.  That is where Evangelicals need to stand up and end this.

The Christians of this country need to get off their rear ends and start attending school board meetings, city council meetings, and meetings with state and federal representatives when they hold town hall meetings.  We should be showing up in force to these meetings and start holding them accountable to the Word of G-d.  I am not saying sit in judgement, but not be afraid in a public forum to quote scripture and then put our leaders to task to holding to that scripture.  It is time to show up in significant numbers and let them know that if they are not going to do the moral thing, then we will take action and vote them out.

So no more sitting at home just caring about what happens in your own little world.  Believers it is high time to stand up and make your voice heard in a respectful, but firm manner.  It is time to stand firm on the Word of G-d and not kick it to the side for the sake of winning.  It is better to have lost an election without compromising who we are as believers, than to sell out the gospel and just vote “the lesser of two evils.”  I pray that Evangelicals will rise to the challenge and vote based on what the Word says.

Shalom

 

 

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