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What? Herman Cain Says God Told Him To Run For President?

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Herman Cain who is running as fast as he can for president of the United States said that GOD told him to run for president…..Pat Robertson said the same thing “God told me…” but God doesn’t send people on wild goose chases. Robertson lost.

If a man is a minister he is to be preaching the gospel not running for president or having a beer with Herod or Caesar. If God called you to preach you need to preach, not try to run the world without God on your side. God is in the soul saving business, not electing public officials to high office while the world goes to hell.

The Republican candidate told CBN News that’s why he believes “God’s been in this from the beginning.” Cain said that when he felt God calling him to run for president, he resisted just as Moses did after being called by God to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt. Like Moses, Cain says he told God, “You’ve got the wrong person. You can’t be talking about me.” Cain told CBN News that it took a lot of those “conversations with God” to overcome his reluctance to seek the presidency.

Notice Cain said he FELT? Nowhere in the Bible are we to go by feelings when determining anything is real or not real. We walk by faith and faith without works is dead. Then Cain comparing himself to the great lawgiver Moses is incredibly absurd. Cain’s faith is in politics not in God. That faith is dead on arrival anywhere he sends it.

President James Garfield also was a minister, then abandoned it for politics, then was elected president of the United States. As we know he was shot after only six months in office and died soon after. Nothing more can be said of what God thought about he leaving the ministry for politics.

He took the man’s life. God is not in politics regardless of what some say. Read the Bible and see there the only politicians were the wicked, not the righteous.

If one is following Jesus his only goal is to win the lost to Christ.

Garfield was only POTUS for six months then died by an assassin. 

About Garfield….”While at Eclectic, he was most interested in the study of Greek and Latin,[12] and he was also engaged to teach. He developed a regular preaching circuit at neighboring churches, in some cases earning a gold dollar per service.[13] Garfield then enrolled at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity[14] and graduated in 1856 as an outstanding student.[15]Garfield was quite impressed with the college President, Mark Hopkins, about whom he said, “The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log with a student on the other.”[16] Garfield earned a reputation as a skilled debater and was made President of the Philogian Society and Editor of theWilliams Quarterly.[17]

After preaching briefly at Franklin Circle Christian Church (1857–58), Garfield gave up on that vocation and applied for a job as principal of a high school…”

Information taken from Wikipedia.

Men who claim that God tells them to run for president are sadly ignorant of the Bible. God doesn’t call ministers to Caesar’s palace for $1000  a plate fund-raising dinners. He has no part in lobbyists whose interests do not include the lost and dying, the hurting and sick and those desperately in need of healing and salvation.

God calls us to win the lost to Christ. Cain is delusional as was Robertson who said GOD told him to go run for president. Robertson lost and who can believe God told him such a thing? God call us to win not lose. God give victory never defeat. And there is no victory in defeat.

Herman Cain said Monday he didn’t want to run for president, but God called him to join the race.

The Republican candidate told CBN News that’s why he believes “God’s been in this from the beginning.”

Cain said that when he felt God calling him to run for president, he resisted just as Moses did after being called by God to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt.

Like Moses, Cain says he told God, “You’ve got the wrong person. You can’t be talking about me.”

Cain is delusional. He feels stuff then acts on his feelings. Then blames God for his feelings. Feelings change like the weather. We must have the sure prophecy of God’s word and God’s word is not a feeling. It is Christ.

Cain comparing himself with Moses is ludicrous. He is not Moses. America is not Israel. And Americans are not slaves in Egypt land. God did not call Cain to lead anyone anywhere this is for certain. And we have the entire Bible to prove this.

Cain told CBN News that it took a lot of those “conversations with God” to overcome his reluctance to seek the presidency.

Conversational with God? God only talks salvation from sin and healing and deliverance from sin. Sin is what God wants to remove from the world (not just from America)  not republicans or democrats from office.. But Cain is delusional in that he thinks God is calling him to some great mission as he called Moses. Moses already gave the law. It is a done deal!

Nowhere in the Bible does God tell anyone to run for public office. Jesus did not dine with Tiberius. He called Herod a fox, not his running mate.

Jesus did not run for public office. Jesus did not vote in elections. Jesus did not do anything that did not relate to the redemption of the lost. He healed the sick. He did not take away their benefits. None of the apostles were into politics. They preached and they prayed and they fasted to do one thing: WIN THE LOST!

As long as these religious politicians can push their delusions that God is walking with the rich and vain and lost in sin Caesars, and not with the hated persecuted Christians, they are winning victories for the devil not God..

It is wrong to pass the lie that God is involved in politics. God wants us saved NOT elected. And he wants us to get others saved not elected. The world needs Jesus and he seeks those who want to work in his kingdom, not work for the banks.

This blog to be continued on the case of Karla Faye Tucker, the young woman executed by the state of Texas for murder…. and how church and state are obviously separate.

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Saved At The Last Minute

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(Mark 2:1-12) And  again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, ………..they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

One day God began to talk me about the man in the Bible who was let down through a roof. I knew the story. But God wanted me to see something in there I had not seen before.

In this story the man does not speak. The men who carried him do not speak. Jesus is the one who speaks to this man. He says to the man who does not speak or ask for forgiveness..”Son your sins are forgiven  you.”

Later I understood why he had made me see these passages as he did that day.

My dear brother spent his life drinking. He tried so many times to live for God. But he never was able to overcome the drunkenness. But prayer was made without ceasing for him. Not only by myself, but by other family members. And others. Of course he prayed himself to quit. But he drank and drank and drank. He finally gave up trying and just kept on drinking.

One day the sad call came that he had passed away. I was devastated and deeply troubled by this news. I knew he was drinking to his last day. I was told he had gotten drunk the night before he died of a massive heart attack. My brother died drunk? But God all the prayers for him. God you are faithful and true.  I had no peace on hearing this. He died suddenly I was told. One minute he is alive. Next minute suddenly gone. I wondered about all the prayers. I knew my brother loved God, but would not, did not, or could not stop drinking.

I knew God was a loving God who answers prayer. What happened that he is dead without being saved? I was about to find out something wonderful.

God said to me, that right before my brother passed from this life to the next, Jesus spoke to him the same words he spoke to the paralyzed man in the Bible..“Son your sins are forgiven you.  God said to me You were looking at his life, instead of at the life that was lived for him.” Then I understood why the Lord had given me this understanding of the man let down through the roof. Jesus saved my brother at the last-minute. Those are the words my brother heard. Prayers of faith had carried my brother through the roof of unbelief to the feet of Jesus.

So we may think someone is lost when they are not lost. I learned this. So who knows how many have heard Jesus say to them right before they died…“Son your sins are forgiven you.” When we bring, by prayer in faith, people to Jesus.

When we make a hole in the roof of unbelief to bring the person right to the feet of Jesus BY FAITH for healing. The Lord is not neglectful to hear and answer our prayers. He is faithful.

It says in that passage Jesus saw their faith. Let us have faith God can see. He honored that faith. Same when we pray for another to be saved. God may have to take their physical life to save their souls sometimes.

God saw our faith and saved my brother at the last-minute. Right before he died he heard what he needed to hear. Son your sins are forgiven you. He needed that more than he needed deliverance from the alcohol. So don’t give up praying for others. God will answer. Even if it is a last minute right before you die salvation.

The Bible is clear that drunkards will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But my brother did at the last minute have his sins forgiven so he could enter where he had wanted so long to enter. I know what God can do.

Be encouraged.

God’s Judgment On False Prophets

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Jesus said …..He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18)

I heard a prophet on a Christian television program say that some preachers are going to start dropping dead behind their pulpits.

If a preacher says God will make us prosper if we send them money, I do not believe it. However, if they say God is going to kill you if you don’t repent, then I believe it. Why? Because He did it all the time in the Bible.

God does not love anyone more than he loved Ananias and Sapphira. Yet he struck them dead. Peter rebuked them before all.

He did not offer them counselling. He did not offer them a chance. He did not instruct them to go recite one-hundred Hail Mary’s. He did not tell them “I understand. No one is perfect.” He offered no altar to kneel and repent at. No covering it up. Peter did not even forgive them himself. He said for lying to the Holy Ghost you must die.

Next scene: two corpses lying at Peter’s feet. One died, then the other. Their dead bodies carried out, and buried, and the church rolled on.

We can just imagine how filled with fear all the church was after seeing these two now alive, now dead. Struck dead before them all. It would appear that those of Peter’s congregation did not try the same thing Ananias and Sapphira tried.

Back to the pulpit deaths…of course we know a pulpit means more than the standard ones we see in churches. Any preacher out there who is preaching a false gospel is in danger of being among those who drop dead under the judgment of God.

You know that God hasn’t changed one iota about how he sees sin. He still hates it and it will still be punished. Nothing has changed.

Why do some ministers who stand behind a pulpit preaching not live as God commands them to live? Simple answer: they don’t want to. How do we know this is true? Because God is good, and he is just, and he is merciful. He will never, ever, ever command us to do what we cannot do THROUGH Christ.

It is possible to live for Jesus.

And Paul the apostle said we can do all things through Christ. If God told you to do it, then you can do it through him who loved us and bought us with his blood. Someone said God will not bring you to it, if he does not bring you through it.

God commands all men everywhere to repent. But man tells God go away. Not today God I’m busy having fun. I am satisfying my flesh so take a hike. Go away  God go away.

Jesus already said that few will find the way to eternal life. Many will go to hell. Horrible! Oh God does it have to be that many will be lost forever suffering the eternal flames of hell?

Some say there is no hell.

Do they really think the suffering we see today in the world is not allowed by God? God is Sovereign. He is either doing his will, or permitting what is not his will. How he does this is not to be understood. He warns the world repent repent repent or perish.

But as sinners from times of old the world tells God GO AWAY.

However God cannot go away. He is omnipresent and fills all in all.

When one sees the suffering in the world today, it is difficult to bear it. But it is God who allows it. If one does not obey he suffers.

Better to repent today then find out later that to die without Christ is to go to that place where the worm dies not and the fire is not quenched. Jesus said that not me.

God Against Public Nudity

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The Hebrew prophet Isaiah “walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign … against Egypt and Cush.” The Lord Himself directly commanded Isaiah to do this to represent the utter shame these people would experience.

Nakedness was used here as warning of judgment.

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (Revelation of Jesus Christ 3:18

Here God makes it clear that we need to be covered. Dare anyone say that the Lord approves that these people he addressed here go naked? The fall in Eden caused God to make them clothes to wear..

Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine. (Ezekiel 16:8)

Here God covered nakedness. He did this in Eden after they sinned against him. He made covering for them. Dare anyone say that the Lord in this passage approves of women exposing their bodies thus tempting men to sin?Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? (Isaiah 58:7)

God here tells Israel to care for others which would include making sure they have clothes to wear.

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. (Genesis 9:22-27)

A curse is placed upon Canaan the son of Ham for looking at his father’s nakedness.

And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; (Ezekiel 18:7)

God here pronounces blessings on those who cover the naked.

 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.(Isaiah 47:1-3)

I understand this last verse to be God warning women to cover themselves or he will come to them, BUT not as a man will he come. He will come with judgment on her refusal to cover herself. He tells them to go ahead and expose themselves but when he comes to them it will be to punish. God equates nakedness with shame. Once the nakedness is uncovered then her shame shall be seen.

Questioning the Existence of God

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A Christian was told by an atheist that no God opened the Red Sea for the Israelites like she had been told. Why? Because there is no God he declared.

To prove it, he went on; I know from intense and extensive research on this that during the ancient time of the Egyptian dynasties it is a scientific fact that the Sea of Reeds was only four inches deep. Totally impossible for your imaginary God to cause a wind to blow all night that parted the so-called deep waters. So you see there is no God and you have been duped he laughed.

The Christian was unmoved. She answered, It is more of a miracle then. That God could drown Pharaoh and his entire army in just four inches of water is incredible! And she began to praise the Lord.

Or the atheist who was talking to his Christian neighbor one day and said to her; There is no God and you know it! Well I know there is she said back to him. They continued this for a while then went back into their respective homes. The atheist thought to himself I will  prove to that Bible thumping,  non-thinking fundie there is no God.

So he hopped in his car and dashed off to the supermarket. He began filling up a cart with tons of vegetables and fruits, breads, cereals,  and a big gallon of milk. Then he tossed in a few steaks and a couple of chickens. He decided to throw in desserts  and soft drinks. Oh yes he thought.. better buy some coffee and tea. After he paid for it all he went home.

Late that night he placed all the goodies he had bought in a large box. Carrying them, he silently sneaked over to the Christian’s porch where he left them next to her front door.

Early next morning, he hurried outside and hid behind some bushes. He knew she would come out for her morning paper. At last she opened the door and immediately saw the box of goodies. She shouted praise the Lord!  Thank you Jesus!

Upon hearing that the atheist popped up out of the bushes laughing. He said God didn’t give you those groceries. I bought them myself! See I told you there is no God. You thought God brought them! but I did!

The Christian shouted even louder saying Praise the Lord! Not only did the Lord answer my prayer for groceries, but he made the devil pay for them! And deliver them to my door! Hallelujah!

All these so-called proofs that the Lord does not exist will never move the true follower of Jesus.

They claim the Bible cannot be trusted that the texts were changed. Scribes changed this word and that word. They added their own thoughts and opinions. How do you know the Bible is true? It is not inerrant. In fact it is full of errors.

They claim that maybe…Peter did not write Peter.  Or perhaps Paul founded his own church. Or Mark was wrong.  And hmm…Matthew does not exist and on it goes. They say that history proves the Bible to be just another book.

Actually the Bible proves itself true daily.

To be continued…

Agnostics Debate Apologists and Usually Win the Debate

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I listen sometimes to debates between atheists and believers. I just listened to one last night between an agnostic and a well-known apologist. I would say the agnostic won the debate simply because it was the same old thing the apologist presented. That evil exists because it is somehow good for us in some way.

Wrong.

Skeptics want answers they will never receive from their intellect. Or from anyone’s else’s. The answer to evil in the world is Christ. There is no other answer. It is okay to debate we can learn much. Of course apologists know this. But to try to explain away all the evil by saying “God gave us free will” is nonsense.

No sane parent would place two glasses before her beloved child and say to the child..”Okay here is a glass of orange juice and a glass of orange juice with rat poison. I give you free will to choose which one you want.”

We are not kinder than God and God did not do what he is accused of by many. He did not place two glasses of orange juice before the human race: one mixed with rat poison. And say Dear human race that I love…now you CHOOSE which one you want. That is evil and God did not do this.

I read where one apologist tried to justify evil’s existence in the world by citing a case of a mother whose child died. But after so-called counsel she finally realized she would have the child again just for the love the child brought her. I would not want her for a mother.

What? She would do it again if she could? No mother in her right mind would say “Yes I am grieving my child who has died. But if I could do it all over again for the love this child brought me than it was worth it.”

That would be the depths of selfishness and empty of love. No mother would “do it all again” knowing her child would die. Just so the mother could experience love it was okay for evil to exist which evil caused the child’s death? This is what the apologist was implying.

The mother in this case was thinking only of herself and not of the child who died. I wonder if she would have this attitude if it was she who died? This so-called reasoning is not from God but from Satan.

No mother would do such a thing. A decent mother would deny herself and not bring a child into the world knowing he would die so the mother could experience love.

This is why the Lord went to the cross to die to destroy the works of the devil not justify them. Evil is bad, there is no good in it; it has to go. Yes God can work all things together for our good. But he still came to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8 (KJV) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

This God gave us free will reason is the worst of all presentations to explain why evil exists. God would never give us free will to disobey him. He commanded us to obey him.

Earthquakes happen some apologists say because of tectonic plates. Really? Skeptics want to know why the tectonic plates are even there to start with. It is not tectonic plates it is SIN that is the problem. 

Is there an elephant on the floor? With some apologists there seems to be.

To be continued…



Church and State Separate (Texas Case)

Some years ago a young woman was executed by lethal injection by the state of Texas for committing two brutal murders. Karla Faye Tucker had a rough troubled life until she was so far gone into drugs and addictions she followed the road that was leading her to hell.

One sad day she axed two people to death and later said she found pleasure in it. This is how deep in sin she had gone.

But while she was in prison the Lord saved her from her sins even as he promised he would do for anyone who calls on his name for salvation.

She dedicated her life to the gospel teaching others of the love of Jesus.

She was a member of the body of Christ and lived the life to support the claim that she was born again; a new creature in Christ Jesus.

But Texas did not care if she was radically saved. They killed her anyhow for the evil deeds she had done. Texas did not see her sins as under the blood for how could they execute a woman of God? Texas executed a murderer not a woman of God according to them. But the church said they executed a woman of God washed in the blood of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit.

Did Texas execute a murderess or did Texas execute a woman of God? One cannot be a murderer and a Christian at the same time. It cannot be. One or the other is the facts of it.

David Barton of Wall builders claims that the church and the state are intended by God to be the same thing. Many believe this also. But if the state and the church are not separate  as David Barton and all the Dominionists believe why did they not forgive Karla Faye Tucker and let her live?

Why did not the Romans allow Peter to live? History says they crucified Peter for transgressing their laws. We can be sure Peter was an innocent man. But we cannot compare Peter to Karla Faye Tucker. Tucker did commit the murders. She confessed to it and asked forgiveness from the families of her victims.

All through history we see the church and state are not the same.

 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.

 35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.” (Acts 16)

In these passages we see there was a great earthquake. All their bands were loosed and all the doors were opened. But what did Paul do? Did he and Silas run out of the jail shouting hallelujah because God had set them free from jail? No, in fact when the jailer was about to kill himself, rather than face his superiors for losing his prisoners Paul said to him not to do himself harm for they were all there. Paul and Silas could have run off. But they knew that church and state are separate. God loosed all their bands because the truth is God wants no one in jail or in chains. He wants all men free in every way.

Paul and Silas knew to submit to the state laws even though they knew God wanted them free.

The state doesn’t see it as God does. Jesus said to render to Caesar what is his and to God what is his.

Karla Faye Tucker rendered to Caesar what was his and to God what was his. It had to be this way. It must be understood that God also loved the victims and their families.

Church and state are separate and for it to be seen as the same is to confuse Caesar with God.