Monday, November 5, 2012

USA Christians: Please vote for the better candidate

The Following is  From Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel's blog

The Christian voting bloc will decide the US 2012 presidential election

A disciple of Christ cannot in good conscience, vote for Obama. It would be like placing a fox in a hen house. Obama’s Muslim / Islamic bent is destructive to Christianity and to our American freedoms.
Professed Christians will be the determining factor in this presidential election 
The largest voting block this presidential election (as with all elections) is the Christian vote. It is said that in the recent 2008 election, the evangelical Christian voting bloc comprised 30% Ohio’s total voting base; 31% in Iowa; and 28% in Wisconsin. That’s not even counting the huge Catholic Christian voting block in these perspective “battleground states” and across the nation.  Hence, it could be easily said and concluded, that at least 50% of all possible voters, make up the Christian voting bloc.
It is reported that Obama won Ohio by only 260,000 votes last 2008 election while approximately 350,000 evangelical voters did not vote. And, we know that close to 55% (nationwide) of all Catholic voters voted for Obama, thus helping him achieve an election victory. [I wonder how many of those Catholic Obama voters regretted their decision, since Obama's healthcare bill was implemented and now discriminates against these people of faith].
Professed Christians have no excuse to stay home election day; they also denigrate their religion if they vote for Barack Obama
There is no viable or rational excuse for Christians to stay home election day. Choosing not to vote is purely irresponsible and unpatriotic; especially when one candidate has proven by his agenda and policies that his worldview is anti-Christian and anti-Biblical. He has lied about his religious persuasion so as to snake charm the Christian voting bloc. Last election he was successful in snookering undiscerning Christians. This time around, Obama has an awful political record. Christians who vote for this serial liar are simply shooting, not only themselves in the feet, but voting against traditional and patriotic America. Voting for Obama is voting to continue Obama’s socialist agenda which is anti-American; anti-Capitalism; anti-Free Enterprise and anti-traditional good morals. All one has to do is look at his political record and judge on the basis of his actions and record, discarding all the cheap and worthless Obama promises.
Granted Obama’s challenger is a Mormon. And, many Christians do not consider Mormonism to be within the pale of Christianity [this author is one of them]. But, American presidential elections aren’t the same as Christians being asked to vote for a parish pastor candidate. American elections are a secular and patriotic exercise.  The Triune God has blessed this nation as none other. Through the founding and framing fathers the good Lord gave this country a Constitutional Republic with Constitutional and Bill of Rights guarantees, to protect the free exercise of religion and speech. Christians refusing to vote, allow (by their “sin of omission”) the godless to promulgate the destruction of traditional, patriotic and free America.

Mitt Romney best represents traditional and patriotic America. His opponent has sadly and pathetically proven otherwise.
Mitt Romney best understands what America is all about. He understands America’s free enterprise. His father was an auto executive and Michigan’s former governor. Mitt Romney best understands that America works greatest, when its free enterprise can be unleashed and unhindered.  Barack Obama, on the other hand, has proven that his restrictive socialist policies are killing America’s economic and social potential. A nation so economically out of whack, cannot endure; but, only finally, topple. Also, Obama in essence, is of Muslim extract. His devotion to Islam is at direct odds with Western civilization and Christianity. Voting for Obama is like deliberately placing a fox in a hen house.
In short, America’s Christian voting bloc needs to vote for the candidate who best expresses its professed Biblical values. Mitt Romney, although not perfect; best mirrors not only good morals and Biblical principles; but traditional American free enterprise, which is, part and parcel, the foundational economic building block for this God blest, free society.
Please note the following two informational links, of which contain many other informational links:
>>>>>>> …… The founders chose the lesser of two evils – because it led to the greater good. For them, the greater evil, worse than allowing slavery – which they realized would come to an end before too many decades – would have been to allow the disintegration of the United States of America to continue, to permit history’s greatest birth of liberty to be smothered in the cradle.
Therefore, to all those who today proclaim so high-mindedly that they cannot dishonor God by choosing “the lesser of two evils,” I would say this:
Our wise forefathers, seeing our nation disintegrate before their eyes, did what they did in Philadelphia because it was the only way forward – otherwise they would lose their country. Today, our nation is likewise disintegrating. Whether you like Mitt Romney or not is irrelevant, just as the founders’ attitude toward slavery didn’t deter them from doing what they had to do to save the nation. Electing Romney is simply the only possible way to stop Obama from continuing on as president. Everything else is folly.
So if, rather than casting your ballot for Romney/Ryan, you vote for a third-party presidential candidate like the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson or the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode, or write in some name like “Jesus” or “God” or “Ron Paul” (I cite these examples since some people are claiming this is how they will cast their vote for president), or if you refuse to vote, you are knowingly contributing to the continued reign of Barack Obama, the most catastrophic president in history, whose actions of late have bordered on treason and who has almost destroyed America in four years and will complete the job in four more.
As I said at the outset, this is a very close election. Every vote counts. Your vote counts. A few ballots in a few key states next week may well determine the destiny of America for all time.
God forbid that good people, believing they are honoring God, upholding higher principle and refraining from supporting evil, would be deceived through their own anger and pride into doing the opposite and betraying all that they love……. <<<<<<<<< -

Posted by:  Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel

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