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‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.’  ~ Deuteronomy 5:6, 7 

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In an effort to allay any fears that Christians may have regarding his false religion, Mitt Romney stood before the electorate to-day and gave a speech that, while filled with platitudes and nebulous discussions of ‘Faith,’ had very little to do with his Mormonism at all.

There were several problems with his presentation, not least among them the mere fact that he is a Mormon and, as an orthodox Christian, I cannot under any circumstances support his candidacy.  However, there were two aspects of his speech that especially trouble me because I hear them discussed often in our society.

The first is the manner in which faith is discussed.  In current socio-political jargon, faith is the object of worship, rather than the vehicle thereof.  The discussion rarely, if ever, proceeds to determine exactly what or who a politician or celebrity has faith in; the faith itself suffices to make them ‘religious.’  As I see it, that makes Faith an idol.

The second aspect of the current Faith Debate is the assertion–which sadly (or is it maddeningly?) goes virtually unchallenged–that ‘we are all children of God’ or ‘we all worship the same Great Almighty.’  Nothing could be more patently unbiblical.  Sadly, many Christians fall victim to this faulty theology.  However, only those who are truly converted Christians–trusting Christ alone for salvation by faith alone–are children of God.  In fact, the Bible tells us that God doesn’t even hear the prayers of the wicked!

What concerns me is the creeping syncretism in our culture and politics which is rapidly gaining steam as it goes forth unquestioned and unchallenged.  It’s actually a very effective tool of Satan not to attempt to do away with the true Triune God completely, but to make Him just another of the many gods in our lives.

We should demand more of our public servants than just a mealy-mouthed homage to ‘Faith’ as an end unto itself.  We must demand fidelity to the true God of the Bible through His Son Jesus Christ.  Otherwise, they are not worthy of our support.

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It seems that Tax Hike Mike is in a bit of a pickle over his over-employment of the ol’ Pardoning Pen: ‘Governors seldom reduce sentences in other states–and almost never for murderers serving life without parole or for rapists or for habitual drunk drivers, while in Arkansas it’s a regular habit with Huckabee.’

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Is your pooch  a little down in the dumps?  Does he need a chance to get away?  Then you should book Rover a stay over at Dog Island Resort for Dogs!

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‘I would say, on the basis of having observed a thousand people in the experiment and having my own intuition shaped and informed by these experiments, that if a system of death camps were set up in the United States of the sort we had seen in Nazi Germany, one would be able to find sufficient personnel for those camps in any medium-sized American town.’

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Written by ninepoundhammer

December 6, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. you are the roxor sir!

    Jackasic

    December 7, 2007 at 10:21 am

  2. I agree that the notion of “faith” has been greatly diminished within our culture unto the point where it is just a hollow word people use to elevate themselves. But this falls into the large category of “problems with a democracy”. In order to represent the most people you can’t have very specific beliefs.

    I disagree that as a Christian, I must elect a Christian to office. To be effective in the political world one might have to take the mantel of Christianity a little loosely. We are not electing a pastor, or a Sunday school teacher, we are electing a politician who will represent us in politics. If we are Christians then there is a better chance of a fellow Christian would represent us but it doesn’t seem to me to always be the case.

    I am curious if you got to go to the speech and if there was questions afterwards. I would have liked to ask him how Mormonism would specifically influence a particular decision while in office differently then him being a Christian.

    Jacob

    December 7, 2007 at 1:35 pm


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