Refreshing Bible Principles for the 2012 Election.


The upcoming Presidential election will tell as much about the American
character as it will about the two candidates.  The choice of the American final
judgement at the ballot box has never been so clearly and distinctively identified
as between the Christian Gospel of care for people and the worldly Gospel of
Wealth and the corollary of success.  The question is as to how Americans will
apply real Bible based Christian principles versus the “principalities and powers
and spiritual wickedness” of the world and of Satan who is the prince of this
world and the power of this world.  It is scary as we look to the future for never
has America come so close to electing as the world’s leader a “man of sin” and
“son of perdition”.  Please with intellectual honesty and Christian conscience
apply some of the lesser known principles of the Bible.
4-1.  The warfare of this election like all decisions in life is a war, not for or
against certain persons or personalities {“not against flesh and blood”}, as much
as it is in the words of God’s Word “against principalities, powers, and spiritual
wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).  Perhaps you have never
considered this quote from Ephesians 6:12 as a principle of politics, government--
world and domestic--as well as of the Christian life versus the life of commitment
to this worlds principle’s as dictated by the spiritual wickedness of Satan in high
places.  Would you read it again with me prayerfully?
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of
wickedness in heavenly places.”  (Ephesians 6:12)
This election 2012 is a clear choice for those with “eyes to see and ears to hear”
Bible principles, a vote for either darkness of light.  Even as Mormonism is
committed and dominated by the teachings and darkness of Satan, so the other
candidate has been raised and dominated by the Bible Christian principle of
concern for the people.  {Having never read the other 3 Bibles of Mormonism
that were given to Joseph Smith by Satan, disguised as an angel of light, how
could you possible know the extent to which Mormonism among the faithful is
committed to half-truth and lies.}  Based on these other 3 Bibles, by the way
about which you seldom hear--THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, THE PEARL
OF GREAT PRICE, AND THE BOOK OF MORMON {This latter an obvious
distortion of intellectual honesty in a history of America completely divergent
from all ever learned in American history, a beginning of a chronicle of lies and
half-truth}, the secrets of Mormonism thrive primarily in the darkness of their
temples {on top of the temple of all their temples at Tabernacles Square in Salt
Lake is some angel the Christian Bible never talks about, also more of the
darkness of lies} where they actually believe, but seldom talk about:  (1) that
through certain practices in the temple they themselves can become gods, (2)
that the salvation of their wives depend on the husband, (3) that Jesus and
Satan were brothers, (4) that LDS members only receive the Holy Ghost and all
others the Holy Spirit, and (5) most hideous of all is the main curse that is on
them, besides adding to the Christian Bible 3 Bibles of heresies and unsound
doctrine, the other curse of preaching a reformed gospel of works for
salvation.”  Do you really want a President that has resting over his head two
curses from God and the Bible, and actually two blessings from Satan.
4-2:  Satan comes to every man,--President, Presidential candidate, or not--to
divert them from the Christian Gospel of the Bible to the Gospel of wealth and
the corollary of success, just like Satan tried to divert and tempt Jesus in the
wilderness.  Satan, like the choice of Americans shortly at the poll, presented a
clear and distinct choice to Jesus between the Christian Bible gospel and the
gospel of wealth and prosperity”  (1) the temptation to give priority to the
seeking after bread and other material matters instead of living according to
“every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”; (2) Satan tempts
Christians, like He did Jesus, by first causing them to doubt their convictions,
even about fundamental truths and realities like gravity, to make bad decisions
which they know God does not and has not approved; and (3) and this is the
most germaine to Christian character judgment for voting, Satan gives each a
vision of worldly success, from a high place like a temple of all the success,
millions, and possessions that they can have if they will only worship him over
God.  This submission to Satan for status and personal gain is a milder form of
Satanic worship and possession, as if any act which denies God first place in
worship and action can every be a milder form!
4-3:  Never in the world have we had a candidate so committed to Satan and the
ways of the world as today, committed to half-truth, a lack of intellectual honest,
and one who has clearly fallen into “the snare and trap of the devil” {almost
without any other convictions or consistency of truth} than today, since as Bible
believing Christians he becomes a candidate to be that final son of perdition or
man of sin that leads the world into the complete Falling Away {right after the
Holy Spirit is withdrawn from earth}, and into the final war against Jerusalem that
leads to the end of all things on this old earth.
NOTE:  The statement is not being made that this dishonest candidate is the
final man of sin or son of perdition, only with commitments to half truth and the
“turning away from truth” {the 4th of 5 stages in the Falling Away, the
commitment to the riches from Satan and the possible entrapment by Satan, he
is definitely the closest viable choice we have seen in recent history.  And don’t
forget that the man of sin, like Satan himself, will not appear on the world scene
with the appearance of horns and a tail; rather with the characteristics, like with
which the Mormons are so capable in spite of their hidden beliefs, as an ANGEL
OF LIGHT say like Maroni on the temple.
Hopefully you can see and practice “intellectual honesty” by a refreshing
understanding of what the Bible really says on “judging.  Below is what Jesus
really said on judging others, and if you understand this difference between
“appearance” which the world uses so effectively to beat Christian down on their
convictions and beliefs--that is the difference between appearance and
“righteous judgment”, you will be well on your way to overcoming so much
custom and tradition of the world that hampers Christians.  Yes, you have heard
“don’t judge” others; however that is not even the main point of the teachings of
Jesus, but the only part of his teachings that a world overwhelmed with
appearance chooses to remember and flaunt in the face of those who based on
the righteous judgment of Jesus and the Bible would attempt to follow his
example by in turn exercising “righteous judgment”, in all acts of life and
especially at the ballot box where as never before there is a clear choice
between good and evil.
“Do not judges according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”  (John 7:
24)
Normally when you find such a gross perversion of Christian and Bible truth as in
the matter of judging, it is because readers, even like Satan did to Jesus during
the temptations in the wilderness, take a few words out of context.  Granted
Jesus did say in Matthew 7:1 as part of a pattern for Christian thinking from the
sermon on the mount, “Judge not, that you be not judged. (Matthew 7:1-6)  And
then in the total context of Matthew 7:1-6, he explains on the way to the bottom
line of “don’t be a hypocrite...
“...but first remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to
remove the speck from your brother’s eyes”  (Matthew 7:6)
NOTE:  It is much easier for voters to say, as in their daily life, “I am not going to
judge”, rather than go all the way with the teachings of Christ by:  (1) first by
keeping the plank out of their own eye by learning based on the total teachings
of Christ and the Bible to exercise “righteous” judgment instead of voting on
appearance; and (2) then exercising righteous judgement by making a judgment
call on your Christian brother, and there is only one in the race.  It is hard to tell
what planck of evil is in the eye of national leaders and other Americans who will
not give the President the respect he is entitled to, or the support, but it is
obvious that it is evil.

4-4:  This next step is going to take you further into spirituality and the Bible
unless you have been as fortunate as many Bible students to learn about
“intellectual honesty” from Elton Trueblood in his book on PHILOSOPHY OF
RELIGION.  My, my today how we need to listen to this Christian and scholar
today as we are confronted by so much appearance, half truth, and the “turning
away” from the sound doctrine of the Bible (II Timothy 4:3.4).
Christians and other Bible believers, JUST VOTE YOUR HEART,
CONSCIENCE, AND FAITH, AND CARE FOR YOUR BROTHERS AS ALL
EXERICE FAITH IN GOD TO TAKE CARE OF THE DAILY NEEDS, EXERCING
ALWAYS THE BIBLE CONTENTMENT OF HAVING FOOD, CLOTHING, AND A
SHELTER.  Jump in and exercise righteous judgment, you must make a
judgement anyway in order to vote, do it the right way according to the Bible.
4-5:  Those enamored with the Gospel of Wealth and success, labeled recently
by its adherents as the Gospel of Prosperity, must do refreshing evangelism
from the Bible directed to the rich and wealthy, but also those who would make
a god out of the American Dream of wealth and success.  {You can recognize
such a person immediately as one who is self-made} Perhaps the least really
believed and implemented Scriptures of the Bible today are those which speak
of the “rich” and wealthy”.
NOTE:  In this day when churches are increasingly falling away from God,
Christ, and the Bible, can we really expect such Bible convictions that are so
hard to come by.  Perhaps not, but we must try!
1.  Like this next two verses from the Bible which will take you into more
spirituality and honesty than you ever dreamed, which is also so counter like the
verse before {Christian contentment with food and raiment of I Timothy 6:8) to
the way most Americans think today because of the worldly concepts of success
and the American Dream for more and better things.
a.  First the Bile written to Christians who “desire” to be rich.
“For those which desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare. and into many
foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the
love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from
the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many
sorrows.”  I Timothy 6:9,10)
b.  Second the Bible, the Word of God, to those already rich or wealthy.
“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust
in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives to us richly all things to enjoy.  
Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to
share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that
they may lay hold on eternal life.  (II Timothy 6:17-19).
NOTE:  If you desire to know which millionaires to avoid, look for the (1)
haughty, (2) those who put more confidence in their riches than God, (3) have a
habitual absence of doing good, (4) poor in good works, (5) always ready to
give and share, (6) those that are obviously storing up in heaven and in the
kingdom of God more than building bigger barns for show.
2.  I bet you do remember one, and from Jesus, “It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Yes, God and Christ are prejudiced against the rich and in favor of the poor,  
Often the Bible speaks of the Christian gospel primarily “delivered to the poor”;
and really, which candidate do you think is in all intellectual honesty committed to
the welfare of the poor?
4-6:  It is hard to tell what Henry Steele Commager meant when he said that
Bible fundamentalists are paranoid; however one obvious way they go is really
contradictory:  (1) self-denial of the act of judging since even their decision on
how to vote is a value judgement; and (2) what instructions we have from the
Bible on how to judge for decisions is ignored, “Judge not according to
appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
As you continue with this series on “Refreshing Evangelism”, you will come to the
“Top 12 Topics of the Bible”, which will be more “ALL SCRIPTURE”  than most
of you have ever imagined in condensed form.  Today in pulpits and from behind
teaching podiums we get a lot of “itching ears teachers” who as they find their
congregation has not endurance or toleration of sound doctrine, cater to their
wants that led to itching ears teachers in the first place, also down the road--
granted quiet suitably--to turning way from truth and fables as predicated by the
Bible as the 5 stages o the great apostasy called the Falling Away (2 Timothy 4:
3,4).  The cure for this, even among a few compared to the population of the
world, is:  (1) include ALL SCRIPTURE in your teaching and preaching, shunning
the methods of Bible Baptist fundamentalists and others to be exclusive on what
they teach by using a “hunt and peck” system of hermeneutics and homiletics;
(2) get the depth of honest interpretation, application, and implementation of
what is expressed in refreshing evangelism; and (3) use the ASPI method of
Bible understanding and interpretation authorized by God in II Peter 1:20.21.
You should come to understand how
“Top 12 Topics of the Bible” {alias “The OT
according to the NT, first volume of the Learn Christ Commentaries, and
sometimes in the
www.biblecombibleman.com web site referred to as “The
Magic Outline of the Bible”} helps you meet these 3 goals above of “ALL
SCRIPTURE”.  In spite of the writing of the Bible from God and the Spirit and
with other 40 authors over distinct periods of thousands of years, the Bible was
structured by God--primarily by using quotes of OT in the NT, carefully chosen
by Jesus, Paul, and the other Apostles to point out what is most important for
you to know from the Bible.  There are hundreds of them {you can see by
downloading either the Magic Outline or a list of those quotes in “The OT
according to the NT” outline }, and when one magically list the NT quotes in the
best sequence if OT books, then summarizes one or more books at one time,
you come to the ultimate exegesis of all Bible truth.

If you can accept the challenge of an American with courage, convictions, and
intellectual honesty, then you may want to continue with “The Hideous Assault of
Mormonism on Truth and American Heritage.”  As the American Studies scholar,
Henry Steele Commager, starts his book with a quote from Santayana, “To be
an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.”

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