I don’t expect the President, or any elected official, to be the ‘pastor in chief’ but I do expect them, and all politicians deserving of my vote, to be virtuous. If they can’t be that, they don’t have my support. And I honestly don’t understand Christians who set such a low bar that they accept the immoral.
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Dear GOP Senators and Congressmen,
I was afraid the 1% and Congress would be hurt by the bill you’re putting together. It’s such a relief to know that only the middle and lower classes will be. Thanks so much Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker. You guys are real heroes to the super rich. I just hope you don’t have to stay in office to see the death and destruction you’ll cause.
Wicked politicians are indeed appointed by God, but it is in his anger, and because we do not deserve to be placed under his government. He gives a loose rein to tyrants and wicked men, in order to punish our ingratitude, as if he had forsaken or ceased to govern us. — John Calvin
Everyone wants tyranny to be abolished; but when they are set free, they cannot bear this either. Therefore he concedes that wicked politicians exist in order to punish their subjects, but he also teaches that one should nevertheless put up with them. — Martin Luther
Wicked men love wicked politicians for being the servants of satan; but faithful men must honour and obey government, as an office of God. — Richard Baxter
This is precisely why ‘Evangelicals’ have lost the battle for society’s soul: they long ago simply became a part of the political ideology game. You can’t challenge culture when you embrace it wholeheartedly and you can’t challenge politicians when you have cast your lot in with them. Every ‘Evangelical’ that elevates party fidelity or political ideology above their Christian faith is a Judas. Which is why, again, any pastor or theologian who endorses any politician has betrayed their calling, and their Lord.
Here. Hillary will be elected with over 60% of the vote. Trump will carry red states. Including Tennessee (though I sure hope that’s the wrong percentage here. I sure hope so)…
It’s completely shocking that the #DNC didn’t want to support a guy who became a Democrat virtually 3 days before he ran as a Democrat for the party’s Presidential nomination … #SaidNoOneEver
The vast majority of Americans say they are afraid of at least one of the two major candidates — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump — winning the White House, a remarkable finding that reflects an unsettled nation unhappy with its choice.
Eighty-one percent of Americans say they would feel afraid following the election of one of the two polarizing politicians, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. That includes a quarter who say it doesn’t matter who wins: they’re scared of both.
Three-quarters of voters say their pick for president is motivated by a desire to cast their Election Day ballot against Clinton or Trump, more than those who say they’re voting for the candidate who shares their positions on the issues or is the most qualified to hold the office.
When 75% of the voting public hates both candidates and is voting for one because they hate the other more, there’s a serious problem. Our system isn’t broken, it’s useless and embarrassing.
Many of you will know how Chris Tilling cruelly abandoned our lifelong friendship to hitch his wagon to Doug Campbell (roomie thief) for SBL 2016 in San Antonio.
Well, to prove the old adage ‘you reap what you sow’, it turns out that Tilling was massively dissed by Campbell (roomie thief) during a Wipf and Stock interview- saying, as you’ll see, that Tilling ‘is a joke’!
Cruel! And Unusual! PUNISHMENT! #Glory. #TakeThatYouWretch.
Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn’t survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he’s a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him.
Weirdo. But the ideal politician for Florida. Or Texas. Same thing.
- Obama isn’t a Muslim
- Obama was born in this country
- Trump is an imbecile
- and Trump supporters who think the country needs to be rid of Muslims are stupid
I’m not a fan of Obama or his policies but stupid is stupid. Accordingly, it’s time for a neologism:
Trump- v. ‘to enflesh ignorance’. Ex: When you dropped the dog out of the car you really trumped things up. – n. ‘unspeakably stupid’. Ex- ‘That was so trump of you!’
And shame on any Pastor who would.
I say this because I received an email inviting me to a training session at the ‘personal invitation of Senator Ted Cruz’.
Insofar as this is clearly an event intended to harvest workers for the camp of Cruz and other politicians who think it appropriate to attempt to co-opt theologians and clerics I reject the invitation and furthermore declare that any pastor who would attend such an event is to the Church of Christ the same as the clerics who were co-opted by Nazi ideology and the German Christian movement.
Any Pastor who takes up the cause of politics has laid down the Cross. It is not our place to support politicians or the State. Rather, it is our task to stand toe to toe with the State. And that you cannot do if the State has you in its pocket.
So, Senator Cruz and the ‘Oklahoma Renewal Project’ and ‘The American Renewal Project’, I am not interested. Instead, I will continue to proclaim Scripture to power. It’s a shame clerics who join with you have abandoned their calling. But they have.
Sending a letter to Iranian leadership warning them that conservatives will try to kill any deal Obama negotiates may not have had the effect Tom Cotton and colleagues wanted.
In an eyebrow-raising missive to “the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran”, 47 Republican Senators, led by Arkansas’s Tom Cotton, ostensibly gave the Iranians a lesson in America’s constitutional system – though, despite Cotton’s Harvard training as a lawyer, they got some details wrong.
The real purpose of the letter, however, wasn’t education – the Iranians, by all accounts, understand our system damned well – but a threat. The Senate Republicans warned the Iranians that they will do whatever they can to kill a deal with the Iranians, even after it’s already been signed. The letter’s notion that a deal could be reversed by the next president means that not only will they try to kill one now, they will keep doing everything to kill it for years to come.
The accusations that the letter-signers committed “treason”, as the New York Daily News put it, or that the letter is a criminal violation of the constitutionally dubious Logan Act are a bit much. The Republican move is inappropriate, clownish and, above all, dangerous, but no one should go to prison for signing on.
The letter is also evasive and, by extension, so are its signatories. What they and their allies really want is a war. The deal they purport to want – Cotton told MSNBC he wants “complete nuclear disarmament,” though Iran has no nuclear arms – is impossible to achieve. Cotton, for his part, knows this: he has said that his aim is to thwart any agreement whatsoever.
If no deal is reached, what does the Senate GOP think will happen? Peace on earth and goodwill to men? Iran will continue to build up its nuclear program, and the world will eventually face a stark choice between Iran being a screwdriver’s turn away from a nuclear bomb, or using its own traditional bombs in Iran and starting a disastrous war.
Etc. Read the whole. It demonstrates one thing, nay two. First, the writer has more insight into international affairs than our elected representatives; and second, he also knows the Constitution better than they do.
What kind of idiots do we keep electing, and why? We deserve whatever misery we get. We really do. Because we bring it on ourselves every time we vote for these people.
Why do you continue to elect a man who clearly has severe mental problems? From the twitter-