Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Why I Am Supporting Ron Paul in 2012
By Jerry Robinson
On last week's FTMWeekly radio show, I announced that I would be supporting the Presidential candidacy of Rep. Ron Paul. Today, I want to list three reasons why I have chosen to support his candidacy. In the coming days and weeks, I will go into even more reasons why I am supporting Ron Paul. We begin with a look at Ron Paul's faith and foreign policy.
1. He Is a Born Again Christian
“I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and I endeavor every day to follow Him in all I do and in every position I advocate.” (Taken from Ron Paul's Statement of Faith section on his campaign website.)
Ron Paul is a born-again Christian believer. While that point is extremely important to me as fellow Christian, I greatly appreciate Ron Paul's long standing refusal to use his faith for political gain. Most Christian voters today are easily manipulated into voting for candidates who profess the Christian faith openly. Often, the actions of these candidates betray their "faith." On this point, I should add that my support for Paul due to his faith is not rooted in my desire for a theocracy. Far from it! I want government out of our lives, out of our bedrooms, and out of our churches, as does Ron Paul.
2. His Consistent Support for Israel and Its Self-Determination
It may comes as a surprise to you to learn that Ron Paul is the most pro-Israel Presidential candidate today. Paul's stance on Israel has often been misunderstood in the mainstream press and he is often accused of even being "anti-Israel" due to his stance on cutting foreign aid. In essence, foreign aid is taking money from American taxpayers and giving it to bloated bureaucrats in foreign lands. Those who spread this disinformation fail to realize that by cutting all foreign aid dollars, Paul seeks to help Israel. How?
Did you know that Washington currently provides seven times more in foreign aid to Israel's sworn enemies than it does to Israel itself?
In fact, two-thirds of U.S. foreign aid dollars that will be handed out in 2012 will be given outright to Muslim nations.
If you are really a fan of Israel, you should ask yourself: "Why do those politicians who claim to be "pro-Israel" continue to give seven times more money to her enemies each and every year?"
The truth is, if all foreign aid money handouts were cut, Israel would be a net beneficiary!
Paul also rightly recognizes that by providing foreign aid to Israel, we are making them dependent upon us. Foreign aid creates an entitlement mentality within the recipient country. But even worse, this economic dependency has also allowed American politicians to interfere with Israel's right to self-determination. On a consistent basis, "Christian and pro-Israel" administrations have supported Israel's enemies with foreign aid while not allowing Israel to defend her own territory from those same enemies when necessary.
For example, in 1981, when Israel attacked a nuclear reactor in Iraq, the U.S. Congress widely condemned Israel's actions. Not Ron Paul. He was one of the few Congressmen that dissented, claiming that America did not have the right to tell Israel, a sovereign nation, what to do when it came to their national defense.
So, if you consider yourself a friend of Israel, you should ask yourself: "Why should I vote for "Christian and pro-Israel" candidates that ultimately prevent Israel from protecting herself?"
Do you believe that Israel should be required to gain permission from the United States in order to defend her own territory?
And do you support the United States funding Israel's enemies with seven times more foreign aid dollars on an annual basis?
I do not.
Instead, I agree with Ron Paul that Israel has a God-given right to self-determination.
Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons. Israel has the strongest military and the most prosperous economy in the region. By allowing Israel to function autonomously without our consistent political intervention, and our attempts to create a Jewish welfare state dependent upon our own bankrupt nation, we can become an even better friend of the Jewish state.
Israel should be allowed to defend herself as she deems necessary.
Israel should be loosed and freed to make her own political decisions apart from the schizophrenic intrusions by the United States.
3. His Call for an End to "Unjust" and "Undeclared" Pre-emptive Military Actions
There is a difference between being against war and being against "unjust" wars. Ron Paul is often accused of being anti-war.
This is completely wrong.
The man is a veteran of the United States military and has consistently received more campaign donations from military workers than all the other Republican Presidential candidates… combined. As a strict Constitutionalist, and a Christian, Ron Paul believes that war is at times necessary, but should only be used as a last resort.
I could not agree more.
War is an unfortunate side effect of mankind's fallen nature. Throughout the ages, those who have considered themselves to be Christian believers have struggled with the question of whether war can ever be justified morally. In the past, some Christians have turned to absolute pacifism, refusing to take up arms against their aggressors. Other Christians in the past have violently tortured and killed unbelievers in the name of God in a misguided effort to "cleanse" the world of sinners.
Due to the sheer necessity of war at certain times, Christians eventually developed a way of dealing with the question of when to support military action with the adoption of the Just War theory. In essence, in order for a Christian to support a war, the cause must be just, all peaceful alternatives should have been exhausted, and can only be fought to redress a wrong suffered. This is just a sampling of the criteria which can be read here.
Given these strict guidelines, you can easily understand the confusion that can surround "pre-emptive" military strikes, in which the United States takes up military action against another nation simply because it believes that it has a "just cause." This type of war has made up the majority of U.S.-led wars over the last several decades. To further complicate matters, war has long been viewed as a tremendously profitable venture by the less scrupulous individuals on this planet (i.e. central bankers.)
So ask yourself: "Have the recent U.S.-led wars been considered "just" according to the Just War Theory?"
Also: "Do you believe that the massive war profits made by the global elitists may have caused them to heavily promote military action as the only "solution" as often as possible?"
And if you consider yourself a Christian, ask yourself: "Since when does a Biblical definition of supporting and praying for the peace of Israel require America to pre-emptively strike nations without just cause?"
Also: "How exactly does a 'Christian' believer find theological support for a pre-emptive military strike when it is a clear violation of the 'just war' theory of Christianity?"
I have long been a supporter of Ron Paul. However, as we head into the 2012 Presidential elections, I feel that we desperately need someone who truly understands what is going on in our global economy and who has integrity. That is why I am choosing to support Ron Paul for President in 2012.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, January 4, 2010
Daniel 8:25 (King James Version)
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
The last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation period will be a time of intense persecution for the nation of Israel. It is at the midpoint of the Great Tribulation period that the antichrist will break his covenant with Israel (Dan. 9:27; Mt. 24:15). The upshots of what will follow will be both political and religious. For instance, the antichrist will make a stop of the Jewish sacrifices in the rebuilt temple (Dan. 9:27). At this point, the period of time called the “great tribulation” will begin (Mt. 24:15, 16, 21).
Daniel 12:11 adds the following: “from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolation is set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” In others words, from the time of the abomination of desolation until the beginning of the millennial reign of Christ will be 1,290 days. The extra 30 days after the time of Christ’s second coming is to judge the sheep and goats to determine who will enter into the millennial kingdom and who will be cast away into eternal punishment (cf. Mt. 25).
Therefore, the antichrist will stop both worship of GOD and the Jewish sacrificial system in order to declare that he is to be worshipped (2 Thess. 2:4).
Religion of the Last Days
The Bible indicates that the antichrist (or beast) will expand upon his rule from a revived Roman Empire (European Union) with his seat of power in the Vatican, to the entire world during the last half of the Tribulation period (Rev. 13:12-17).
Revelation 17-18 indicates that the antichrist’s one world government will focus upon economic, political, and religious concerns. The world today believes that the only hope for mankind will be a one-world economy, government, and religion. This would certainly make sense in an unstable world.
However, such attempts are a rejection of GOD’s authority and the attempt of mankind to build a 'heaven' on earth. A good example of that is in the ‘Tower of Babel’ event in the Old Testament. The beginning of Babylon.
The move toward a global religion is stronger than ever today. For instance, the New Age movement has infiltrated every area of Western thought in the business world, health profession, education, and even the church at times. Organizational religious unity and theological heresy are rampant in the current day. Islam is continuing to expand across the Globe with its history of pagan worship towards a moon god allah and the ‘falling star’ Lucifer
( ref: Isaiah chapter 14, verse 12 ).
Clearly, the stage is being set for the 'rise' of the antichrist from a revived Roman Empire. Only a few people of GOD, would debate that we are not living in the end times.
A Tale of Two Cities
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of darkness,” writes Charles Dickens in his classic A Tale of Two Cities. The Bible presents another tale of two cities from Genesis to Revelation identified as Jerusalem and Babylon. Jerusalem is the city of God and Babylon is the city of satan. Both stand at odds to one another.
The Bible depicts Babylon as the beginning and continual nurturing of the kingdom of man (Gen. 11:1-9). The satanic reign of antichrist incorporates all economical, political, religious, and social aspects that are identified with Babylon. Daniel describes Babylon as the beginning of the Gentile kingdoms that will dominate earth’s history during the “times of the Gentiles” (Dan. 2, 7; Jer. 30:7; Luke. 21:24). This period will not end until Christ returns to the earth in judgment.
Babylon will be revived in the end times to play a significant role in the Great Tribulation (Rev. 14:8; 16:19; 17-18).
Revelation 17-18 depicts Babylon as the fountainhead of all godless economy, government, and religion. Nearly all ungodliness during the Tribulation period is connected to Babylon.
The apostle John writes / speaks of “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth” (Rev. 17:5). Babylon, or antichrist’s harlot, is the “mother” of all false religion in the end times from Genesis 11 to Revelation 17. All the religions of the world, including an apostate Christianity, will unite with ecclesiastical Babylon during the Tribulation period (Rev. 17).
Nevertheless, GOD at the end of the Great Tribulation will judge these false religions.
The Satanic Trinity
The Satanic trinity will be a counterfeit of the true and living GOD. Satan (representing God the Father), Antichrist (representing God the Son), and the False Prophet (representing God the Holy Spirit) will comprise this false trinity.
The antichrist and the false prophet will work together to encompass a one world government and religion.
The false prophet (or “another beast”) will be the spokesperson for the antichrist (Rev. 16:13; 19:20; 20:10). It is written of the false prophet: “he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image” (Rev. 19:20). He deceives the world through “signs and wonders” to worship the first beast (antichrist).
It is near the end of the Great Tribulation that the antichrist grows weary of the counterfeit religion and makes “her desolate, and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” (Rev. 17:16). Both the destiny of the antichrist and the false prophet are to be thrown into the Lake of Fire upon the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Rev. 19:20). satan joins them prior to White Throne Judgment in Rev. 20:10.
Great discernment needs to be exercised today in light of these future prophecies.
The responsibility of each and every Christian is to share the Gospel with the lost and to be looking for the glorious appearing of Jesus Christ. Prior to the Great Tribulation, the Rapture event will occur. I firmly believe the Holy Bible teaches in several passages that Jesus Christ will save His bride (true believers) from the "wrath to come", and then finally the Battle of Armageddon (the Great Supper of GOD) will end the reign of mankind. His Kingdom (Jesus Christ) will know no end. Forevermore. AMEN.
Are You Ready ? Don’t be Left Behind. GOD’s Wrath will pour down upon the earth with great famines, earthquakes, war, disease, and pestilence to name a few!
Anyone refusing the mark of the beast (antichrist) will be put to death. Anyone taking the mark will be damned to the Lake of Fire. These martyrs for Jesus Christ will enter the Kingdom of GOD and be honored. Search the scriptures in the Bible and secure your place in "His Kingdom" to Come!
Don't take my words (a man) for truth, but study the scriptures with the King James translation. The inspired WORD of GOD. The inerrant WORD of GOD will never fail.
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Comprised from Eternal Ministries articles by Terry Burton, and resourced from LambLion.com, and EternalMinistries.org. May GOD Be With You !!! :)
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The Holy Bible is very clear on the subject along with no other gods before me, no graven image, no taking the Lord thy God's name is vain, remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy, honor your father & mother, do not kill, no stealing, no bearing false witness, or coveting.
The point of the whole matter is:
That all of us have sinned, and fallen short. No one has kept the Law (Ten Commandments), that is why we need the Savior in Jesus Christ!
He paid the price in His suffering death at calvary. The Lamb of GOD was given in order to provide a way to eternal life. There is no other way to heaven, but thru repentance, confession, and then living your life for Him. Place your trust in Jesus Christ and His teachings in the Holy Bible ( King James translation ).
He was prophesied to come, (hundreds of years prior) by the prophet Isaiah in chapter 53 of the old testament (Hebrew Bible).
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God Bless! ... Merry Christmas!!!
Our GOD Reigns forever more! Awaiting His glorious return for His believers.
In His Love,