An Email Response To A Bad Message
Though I can certainly understand a Christian pastor slipping and casting a vote out of fear, I cannot understand a Christian pastor persecuting Christians that are not slipping along with him.
Pastor David Jeremiah,
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For the first time in this 2012 election season, I can honestly say that I hope Mitt Romney wins. This has come as a result of having viewed the video of your church message on this upcoming election:
You see, Pastor Jeremiah, I now see the need for Christians such as yourself to see that fear is not of the Lord and neither is the persecution of God’s children. Though I can certainly understand a Christian pastor slipping and casting a vote out of fear, I cannot understand a Christian pastor persecuting Christians who are not slipping along with him.
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Like so many fellow believers in Jesus Christ, you have chosen to ignore Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and encourage voting for him, while making the claim that America needs to turn back to God. Which one, Pastor? Our God? Or the Mormon god?
You say that a president should have reverence for God, while encouraging people to vote for Mitt Romney. Again, Pastor, which one? Our God? Or the Mormon god? Do you really believe that our God is suddenly okay with sharing His glory? Scripture says that God will share His glory with no other.
In the same message that you say a president must reverence God, you admit that Romney is not a Christian; and yet you are encouraging people to vote for him. That is talking out of both sides of your mouth, Pastor Jeremiah.
You say that a president should respect the life of the unborn while encouraging people to vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney has gone on record several times throughout his political career as being pro-choice for abortion (and only when he decided to run for the presidency suddenly became pro-life.) Do you not know this?
You say that a president should have family values while encouraging people to vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney declared homosexual marriage legal in the first state to “legalize” homosexual marriage as the governor of Massachusetts. He did not have the power to do so, and he certainly did not fight it.
God says my people perish for lack of knowledge. Yes, they sure do. And pretending that which is isn’t does not make that which is anything different than it is. And being the mouth piece for Mitt Romney with Christians, to tickle their ears for him, is simply wrong.
You implied that “a thinking Christian” would vote for Romney. You said that those of us who are not voting for either candidate are “morally lazy,” “evil,” “sinful,” and that we are “protecting our holiness.” Considering your generalization of judgement on the whole of us, please consider the following:
By not voting for either of the wicked men running for the presidency, I am waiting on the Lord and trusting in Him.
1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
I will not in one breath pray that God will heal our land and in the next breath cast a vote for a known wicked man to run that land.
There is nothing morally lazy, evil, or sinful about trusting in the Lord and not trusting in a Godless man whose only consistency is his inconsistency. And since God is my holiness, I have no need to protect it, as He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen!
It is written that in the end, evil will be called good and good will be called evil. And it is also written, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” …Isaiah 5:20-21
You finished your message by claiming that before God, you have done what you believe “He’s asked” you to do. No, Pastor Jeremiah. Your fear-driven message was not of the Lord, as fear is not of the Lord.
Debra, a home school mom turned right-wing Christian journalist and activist, runs her own website at: www.InformingChristians.com
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