Monday, February 1, 2016



Dear Christians, If You Vote For A Godless Man,
You Are Asking For Tyranny

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We've long been suffering under incompetent and
corrupt leadership, but we deserve no sympathy. We
are not victims. Despite what we say about the
"rigged" system, the truth is that we have this
sort of government because we chose this sort of
government. It's really that simple. We flock to
the polls and put morally bankrupt people in
charge, and now we are morally (and financially)
bankrupt nation. This ain't calculus. It's very
straightforward. Don't want tyranny? Stop electing

My radical theory is that we should TRY as best we
can to elect God fearing, morally centered
leaders. Yes, you never know if someone is really
a snake in the grass, but at the very least we
should avoid supporting people who practically
advertise their self-idolization.

I know this message will not resonate with
secularists and atheists. But Christians ought to
all agree. We Christians should do our very best
to ensure we are supporting candidates who appear
to be steadfast in their principles and their
faith in God. Any who do not fit that description
should be disqualified from consideration
immediately, without exception.

In other words, Christians should not support
Donald Trump. To support Donald Trump is to
compromise your values and put politics ahead of
the Gospel. It also means ignoring what is just
plain old common sense:

(His article below from The Blaze)

It's very simple. If a man has no moral center, if
he has ambition but no faith, if he does not
demonstrate humility or integrity, I will never
vote for him for president. I don't care who he
is, what he's done, what he says, or what
positions he holds. None of that will matter when
we are living under his tyranny, and tyranny is
sure to follow when you give unspeakable power to
a man who believes he is God.

I'll put this another way: if you vote for a man
who worships himself over God, you deserve the
tyranny that happens next.

You deserve it because you chose it, just as the
souls in Hell deserve Hell because they chose it.
If you go to the ballot box and say, "I am going
to do my part to put this self-absorbed pagan in
charge of my nation" you are directly consenting
to the inevitable result. You are embracing it.
You are literally asking for it.

I know this will not resonate with atheists, but
for us God-fearing folk it is extraordinarily
obvious and irrefutable that we ought to only vote
for other God-fearing folk. John Adams said, "Our
Constitution was made only for a moral and
religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the
government of any other." I think it goes without
saying that if the governed ought to be moral and
religious, certainly the governors ought to be the
same, and arguably more so.

That brings me to Donald Trump. I've tried to talk
sense into Trump fans a thousand different ways
and to no avail. It is a mob mentality driving
Trump-mania, and mobs are famously difficult to
reason with.

There is no use in trying to appeal to them as one
group, anyway. Many elements comprise the Trump
base, and most of them have values and principles
that are completely antithetical to what any real
conservative believes. But in the middle of this
bizarre Trumpling potpourri are, apparently,
Christians. Perhaps a vast number of them.

Indeed, many Christians
gop-field-n490116> have
fallen for the Donald; there's no way he could be
doing well in Iowa without them. The melding of
Trumpianity with Christianity has been among the
more awkward and grotesque phenomena I've ever
witnessed in my life. I watch it unfold feeling
like a guy whose best friend just started dating
the town floozy. I try to tell him that she's
sleeping around, she's betraying him, she'll break
his heart, but he's too smitten to hear me. I fear
many of my brothers and sisters in Christ are
making the same mistake, and the spectacle is
causing me an immense amount of emotional and
spiritual pain.

The situation boiled over on Monday when Trump was
invited to speak
> at Liberty University, a private Christian
college in Virginia. After that display, I had no
choice but to write this final desperate plea to
Christian Trump fans.

Granted, all presidential candidates have been
offered an audience at the university, but one
wonders if they all receive such an adoring
ersity/> . Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the
university, came out to introduce the great Trump.
Falwell showered him with effusive, worshipful
praise, calling him a "visionary," a "breath of
fresh air" who "speaks truth."

Falwell said his "admiration" for Trump continues
to grow, and he's especially excited whenever he
gets to visit the Donald's offices in New York.
With each sycophantic sentence he sounded less
like the head of an academic institution and more
like a boy bragging about his dad to his friends
on the playground.

Falwell rattled off a list of Trump's charitable
endeavors, calling him generous and friendly and
personable. He beamed that Trump "cannot be
bought" because he's not a "puppet on a string,"
unlike "other candidates." The unrepentant butt
kissing went completely off the rails when Falwell
hailed Trump's "servant leadership" and insisted
that Trump "lives a life of loving and helping
others, as Jesus taught." Falwell didn't stipulate
whether trying to steal property from elderly
ld-trump-and-eminent-domain-robert-verbruggen>  so
he can build casinos fits under the "loving and
helping others" umbrella.

He dismissed Christian criticisms of the candidate
by saying the qualities needed to run the country
aren't the same as the qualities needed to run a
church. Finally, in a moment that appeared to be a
desperate cry for help, Falwell began comparing
Trump to Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr, and his own
father. After about 15 excruciating minutes, he
wrapped up his introduction/adoration ritual by
declaring that Trump "loves this country and
desires more than anything to make American great


It wasn't an endorsement. It was practically a
marriage proposal.

I didn't watch the Trump spiel that followed in
full, but I did see him begin his remarks, as
Jesus used to do, with the requisite 10-minute
boast about his poll numbers. Trump did make one
attempt to pretend to know something about the
Christian faith, and it was, as Trump would say, a
total disaster:

"And I asked Jerry, and I asked some of the folks,
because I hear this is a major theme right here.
But two Corinthians, right? Two Corinthians 3:17.
That's the whole ballgame. Where the spirit of the
Lord - right? Where the spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty. And here there is Liberty
college.... But this is really, is that the one?
Is that the one you like? I think that's the one
you like. Because I loved it. And it's so
representative of what's taken place. But we are
going to protect Christianity... And we've gotta
protect it. Because bad things are happening. Very
bad things are happening... If you look at this
country, it's gotta be 70 percent, 75 percent,
some people say even more. No matter where I go,
we're having tremendous crowds and we're setting

Some people are having fun at Trump
rsity/> 's expense because of how he pronounced
the verses - "two" instead of "second" - but
that's an unfair criticism. Obviously Trump can't
be expected to know the correct pronunciations.
The guy can
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the Bible, for goodness sake. And that's because
Trump is not a Christian by any stretch of the

Trump says he loves God but he never asks for
forgiveness because he doesn
never-sought-forgiveness/> 't need it. When asked
to clarify that bit of heresy this past weekend,
he explained that he's "good" and he "lives a very
good life." Then he cited his poll numbers.

His behavior doesn't appear to be any more
"Christian" than his theology. We won't talk about
the fact that he's a serial adulterer who
abandoned his family (twice) to shack up with
younger women. We won't get into how his ex-wife
once alleged
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violated her. We won't delve into how the great
Christian Trump sent his lawyer to intimidate and
censor journalists who write about those
accusations, and how his attorney recently told
The Daily Beast, "I'm warning you, tread very
f**king lightly, because what I'm going to do to
you is going to be f**king disgusting. You
understand me?" (Is that what you call "servant
leadership," Mr. Falwell?)

We don't even need to get into alleged ties to the
mafia/>  or financial scams
trump-school-scam-ag-article-1.1503350>  or his
confession that he bribes politicians
buy/> . We won't harp any longer on the fact that
he spent most of his adult life espousing views
and funding politicians who enact legislation
directly contradictory to Christian teaching. We
won't talk about his support for a woman
> 's legal right to murder a fully developed
infant all the way into the ninth month of

To be clear - but, like I said, I'm not harping on
it - Trump believed that it should be legal to
stab a child in the skull as it is in the process
of being birthed, cut a hole in its head, and suck
its brain out through a tube. Trump thought such
atrocities should be legally protected, and he
thought that up until the moment when he developed
an ambition to run for president as a Republican.
Even after this miraculous conversion, he still
uddle/> abortion isn't murder, that he's only
pro-life "with caveats," and that Planned
"serves a good function." Worst of all, he's made
it clear that he wouldn't mind putting
amesh-ponnuru> radical pro-abortion zealots on the
Supreme Court.

But whatever. That was then, this is now. Well, a
lot of it is now, too. Probably all of it. But
forget that. Let's pretend he was by his own
admission a conniving, ethically bankrupt,
womanizing, billionaire elitist TV star who
believed in the legal legitimacy of butchering
viable infants, but that all ended a few years ago
when he turned 65 and finally grew up.

So what about now? Is he running as a Christian
today? We know he can't speak semi-coherently
about the Bible, he has no understanding of basic
Christian teaching, he thinks Christianity does
not require us to ask for forgiveness, and our
relationship with Christ can be measured using
polling data, but does he otherwise carry himself
as anything resembling a Christian?

I don't see it, do you?

I see a guy who lies
rump-s-8-Most-Recent-Blatant-Lies> constantly and
didnt-want-45-tariff-china-he-lied-hank-berrien> .
I see a man who changes his positions
wn-words/>  and his principles at the drop of a
hat. I see a deeply immature man who insults
people on Twitter but lacks the courage to face
them in person. I see someone who fashions himself
"politically incorrect" but is really just a cruel
and bitter old man who thinks it's funny to mock
the disabled
. I see a man with no honor who launches vulgar
mp-cnn-megyn-kelly-comment/>  on women and then
lies about what he said. I see a phony who
brazenly exploits
298/> the fears of the American public. I see a
guy whose recklessness and greed drives his
businesses into bankruptcy
rumptajmahal716pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory> , and I see
a guy who tries to silence journalists
im-suing-you/>  when they report on it. I see a
guy who jazzes up the crowd at campaign rallies by
bragging about his money and threatening
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protesters out into the cold without their coats.
And so on.



Where? How?

Look, I know none of these criticisms resonate
with many Trump fans because Trump fans are fans
of Trump. Period. That's all. The end. They like
him and whatever he says and whatever he does.
It's a cult of personality like any other the
world has seen.

That's why I'm only talking to Trump's Christian
supporters. The question you have to ask
yourselves is this: Is there any evidence at all
that Trump is a Christian? I think the answer is

Next you must ask: Should we, as Christians, elect
someone whose actions and beliefs run counter to
our core values? Should we elect someone who is
not only godless, but represents himself as God
fearing for the sake of using and manipulating us?

Again, the answers are clear. Any Christian who is
serious about his faith knows, first, that man
separated from God cannot be trusted. Our faith
and trust should be in God alone, and we can trust
another man only to the extent that he has faith
in God. A man who rejects God is a man with no
true strength, no identity, and no fidelity to
truth. A man who rejects God is a man spinning
uncontrollably in the darkness; a man who soon
becomes his own golden calf, his own idol, the
center of his own universe. How could any
Christian possibly choose to elevate such a man to
our nation's highest office?

Second, our country was founded on Judeo-Christian
principles, and it will only be saved if it
returns to those principles. That is, if it
rediscovers its reverence for God, its belief in
the dignity of human life, its understanding of
justice and Natural Law, its respect for and
recognition of Truth, etc. If our country
continues to ignore and undermine these values, we
will be destroyed. We may or may not retain our
name and our borders, but what's contained inside
will be dead and rotten and not worthy of saving
anymore. This reclaiming of our foundational
ideals will not happen just by electing a
Christian president, but I fail to see how
electing a power hungry secularist liberal could
possibly help the effort.

Third, everything we do must be for the glory of

"Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
- 1 Corinthians 10:31.

I do not think voting is excluded from this
directive. We should make our politics subordinate
to the Gospel, not the other way around. When we
vote we should think, "Am I glorifying the Lord
with this decision?"

Falwell suggested that the abilities of a pastor
and president need not be the same. Perhaps
Falwell is correct that their resumes ought to
look a little different, but certainly he must
realize that their character traits should be
virtually identical:

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to
be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the
overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his
wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable,
hospitable, able to teach, not given to
drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not
quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage
his own family well and see that his children obey
him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full
respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage
his own family, how can he take care of God's
church?)... He must also have a good reputation
with outsiders, so that he will not fall into
disgrace and into the devil's trap. - 1 Timothy 3

Yes, Paul is not specifically telling us what sort
of man should be president of the United States,
but he is listing characteristics necessary for
effective leadership. Temperate, self-controlled,
respectable, not a lover of money, able to manage
his family, etc. As Christians, should we not take
this into account when we decide who to put in
charge of the entire country? Can you as a
Christian possibly argue that our nation would be
somehow hurt by a leader who carries himself in
this manner? Can you say Trump fits the bill here?
I mean can you say it without laughing?

I'm not telling you who to vote for. Even someone
who appears to behave and speak as a Christian may
still be a wolf in sheep's clothing. We can't know
for certain. But when the truth is advertised so
clearly, when the character of a man and the
sincerity of his convictions (or lack thereof) are
made so obvious, we must respond accordingly. We
can't close our eyes to the truth, no matter how
unpopular the truth may be.

Our country will not be helped by more godless,
self-serving, petty, morally weak leadership.
We've had quite enough of that, and I think it's
time to go a different route. A man of faith and
integrity in the White House - now there's a novel

At least it's worth a try, wouldn't you say?

{Yes !!! Read the article below on the rise of Adolph Hitler !!! }


Hitler Named Chancellor
When Adolf Hitler walked into the presidential office of Paul von Hindenburg to become chancellor, the Old Gentleman was so annoyed he would hardly look at him.
He had been kept waiting while Hitler and conservative leader Alfred Hugenberg argued over Hitler's demand for new elections. It was the final argument in what had been a huge tangled web of political infighting and backstabbing that finally resulted in Adolf Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany.
Germany was a nation that in its history had little experience or interest in democracy. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler took the reins of a 14-year-old German democratic republic which in the minds of many had long outlived its usefulness. By this time, the economic pressures of the Great Depression combined with the indecisive, self-serving nature of its elected politicians had brought government in Germany to a complete standstill. The people were without jobs, without food, quite afraid and desperate for relief.
Now, the man who had spent his entire political career denouncing and attempting to destroy the Republic, was its leader. Around noon on January 30th, Hitler was sworn in.
"I will employ my strength for the welfare of the German people, protect the Constitution and laws of the German people, conscientiously discharge the duties imposed on me, and conduct my affairs of office impartially and with justice to everyone," swore Adolf Hitler.
Chancellor Hitler chats with Göring as Papen and other Cabinet members look on. Behind Papen is Hugenberg who had nearly ruined the whole day for Hitler. Below: Nazi stormtroopers parade through the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the dawn of a new era.
Below: Hitler in the spotlight gazing at the cheering throngs.
Below: Close-up of both Hitler and Göring acknowledging the cheering crowd.
But by this time, that oath had been repeatedly broken by previous chancellors out of desperation and also out of personal ambition. Chancellors Schleicher and Papen had seriously suggested to Hindenburg the idea of replacing the republic itself with a military dictatorship to solve the crisis of political stagnation. He had turned them both down.
When a teary-eyed Adolf Hitler emerged from the presidential palace as the new chancellor, he was cheered by Nazis and their supporters who believed in him, not the constitution or the republic.
"We've done it!" Hitler had jubilantly shouted to them.
He was to preside over a cabinet that contained, including himself, only 3 Nazis out of 11 posts. Hermann Göring was Minister without Portfolio and Minister of the Interior of Prussia. Nazi, Wilhelm Frick, was Minister of the Interior. The small number of Nazis in the cabinet was planned to help keep Hitler in check.
Franz von Papen was vice-chancellor. Hindenburg had promised him that Hitler would only be received in the office of the president if accompanied by Papen.
This was another way to keep Hitler in check. In fact, Papen had every intention of using the conservative majority in the cabinet along with his own political skills to run the government himself.
"Within two months we will have pushed Hitler so far in the corner that he'll squeak," Papen boasted to a political colleague.
Papen and many non-Nazis thought having Hitler as chancellor was to their advantage. Conservative members of the former aristocratic ruling class desired an end to the republic and a return to an authoritarian government that would restore Germany to glory and bring back their old privileges. They wanted to go back to the days of the Kaiser. For them, putting Hitler in power was just the first step toward achieving that goal. They knew it was likely he would wreck the republic. Then once the republic was abolished, they could put in someone of their own choosing, perhaps even a descendant of the Kaiser.
Big bankers and industrialists, including Krupp and I. G. Farben, had lobbied Hindenburg and schemed behind the scenes on behalf of Hitler because they were convinced he would be good for business. He promised to be for free enterprise and keep down Communism and the trade union movements.
The military also placed its bet on Hitler, believing his repeated promises to tear up the Treaty of Versailles and expand the Army and bring back its former glory.
They all had one thing in common – they underestimated Hitler.
On the evening of January 30th, just about every member of the SA and SS turned out in uniform to celebrate the new Führer-Chancellor, Adolf Hitler. Carrying torches and singing the Hörst Wessel song, they were cheered by thousands as they marched through the Brandenburg gate and along the Wilhelmstrasse to the presidential palace. Cops on the beat who used to give them trouble now wore swastika armbands and smiled at them. Everywhere was heard the rhythmic pounding beats of jackboots, drums and blaring military parade music.
They saluted Hindenburg as he looked out from a window of the presidential palace. Then they waited at the chancellery for Hitler in a scene carefully staged by Joseph Goebbels. A sea of hand held burning torches cast flickering light on red and gold Nazi banners amid the slow beating of drums in anticipation of seeing the Führer. Men, women and children along with the SA and SS waited. He kept them waiting, letting the tension rise. All over Germany, people listened to this on the radio, waiting, and hearing the throngs calling for their Führer.
When he appeared in the beam of a spotlight, Hitler was greeted with an outpouring of worshipful adulation unlike anything ever seen before in Germany. Bismarck, Frederick the Great, the Kaiser, had not seen this.
"Heil! Sieg Heil!," (Hail! Hail Victory!) went the chorus of those who believed the hour of deliverance had come in the form of this man now gazing down at them.
"It is almost like a dream – a fairytale. The new [Third] Reich has been born. Fourteen years of work have been crowned with victory. The German revolution has begun!" Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary that night.
Meanwhile, an old comrade of Hitler's sent a telegram to President Hindenburg regarding his new chancellor. Former General Erich Ludendorff had once supported Hitler and had even participated in the failed Beer Hall Putsch in 1923.
"By appointing Hitler Chancellor of the Reich you have handed over our sacred German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time. I prophesy to you this evil man will plunge our Reich into the abyss and will inflict immeasurable woe on our nation. Future generations will curse you in your grave for this action," the telegram from Ludendorff stated.
Within weeks, Hitler would be absolute dictator of Germany and would set in motion a chain of events resulting in the Second World War and the eventual deaths of nearly 50 million humans through that war and through deliberate extermination.
To begin, Hitler would see the German democratic republic go down in flames, literally. In February 1933, the Nazis hatched a plan to burn the Reichstag building and end democracy once and for all.
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