Do All Political Roads Lead To Ron Paul?

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” – Ron Paul

I know I am very late to the party; but after paying too close attention to politics over the past three years, I have developed a new and deep appreciation for Ron Paul. The guy is truly brilliant… and fearless.

Does this mean I agree with everything that comes out of his mouth? Of course not; I’m speaking strictly politically here. Nobody, I mean NOBODY, has his finger on the political-establishment-big-government pulse like Ron Paul.

Paul is a true Constitutionalist. He believes in small government by the people and for the people in the light of day with full transparency. Let’s face it–our nation has loads of blood on its hands. We are a great nation, but we’ve been used and manipulated by the folks at the top more times than we dare think of…

Our troops have been used, and our trust has been manipulated. Paul knows and speaks truth. You have to cut through some of the fringes to truly get to the heart of his message; but when you’ve been paying attention as closely as I have the past three years, you begin to realize how much wisdom ‘Doctor NO’ truly possesses. Paul proceeds to be the illuminating voice of sound reason in a dark wilderness of scandal and propaganda.

Let’s hope President Cruz has him on speed dial. Forget Obama; there’s nothing that could shake up the status quo like a nice shot of Ron Paul!

“America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”–Ron Paul

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My Epiphany On Rand Paul

“I don’t trust President Obama with our records.”–Rand Paul

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned since President Obama has been in office, it’s this: Do Not Trust The Government!!!

Think about it. Most of the problems we are facing are government driven. Decisions are made with little regard for the long term effects. I hate to say this, but it feels as if our chickens have come home to roost.

Wars are waged, the unborn sacrificed, borders hijacked, and it all keeps getting worse. Empty promises and bold lies rule our day.

Our Rule of Law continues to be manipulated and circumvented at every turn, and we continue to pay the price. This brings me to Rand Paul…

I’m starting to finally realize that he’s on to something. He talks passionately about balanced budgets and privacy rights; but most importantly, he seeks to take on the very thing that poses the largest threat to the American people.

How much unsustainable debt will we incur? How long will we continue to wage unconstitutional wars?

How much liberty are we prepared to forego so that those we’ve helped encourage to take arms against us can be thwarted?

What happens when those who do not act in our own best interest win the hearts and minds of a seduced majority and ultimately become our master? Where does that leave us?

We’ve given up so much power and control that we’ve made victims of ourselves. How can we be faithful to God when we’ve handed so much control over to man?

As for all the talk regarding the separation of church and state, the fact of the matter is God is not inferior to government, but rather outside and above it. The state has no authority over the church–and especially not over the Judeo-Christian God of our founders. The state can’t subject the church to taxes. It falls outside their authority to do so. The state answers to We the People, and we answer to GOD!

Tragically, we’ve neglected God for so long–and we reap what we sow. There are no earthly saviors. We’ve lost control of our own government. Our Constitution has been severely perverted.

I’m tired of our government granting and removing ‘rights’ that fall entirely outside of their finite jurisdiction. Government cannot give consent, nor decree that innocent lives are disposable or that the definition of marriage–a husband and wife–can be manipulated. It can’t spend money we don’t have without our consent and then make us and our children responsible for the reckless consequences.

We don’t need a nanny or a big brother; we need order! Order only comes when our personal rights and natural liberties (as bestowed by our Creator) are protected from infringement.

Unfortunately, policy is being determined by global interests, the military industrial complex, corporate investments, and powerful lobbyists. Big government is a monster that continues to expand and grow. As it continues to do so, the average American is getting consumed by it. The countdown to self-implosion has begun.

Paul better keep on talking. I know I, for one, will be listening.

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Are American Christians Throwing In The Towel?

I’m the first one in line to die
When the cavalry comes
Yeah it feels like the great divide
Has already come
I’m wasting my way through days
Losing youth along the way…

Do we, who claim to be Christian, stand upon our firm foundation? Or are we heading toward the exits? Are we pressing forward or merely planning our retreat?

Most days I feel like a soldier without a sword… or even a battle plan.

Exchanging Godly truth for carnal lies is not a task for the lukewarm or the meek. The timid need not apply.

We are weak in the flesh, but does our spirit ever lead?

The great Christian reformer, Martin Luther, struggled mightily with self-pride throughout his life (even if he was reluctant to admit it); but he could never be accused of lacking boldness in matters of faith and the gospel of Christ…

“If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition…the truth of God except that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be… Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved”

Babies are being murdered and their body parts sold to the highest bidder. How shall we allow the God-haters and the deceived to dictate the boundaries of truth and normalcy?

The Godly standard is very clear on all matters of moral righteousness. No matter how much the servants of Satan try to trivialize the absolute nature of good and evil, the normalization of sin can only lead to death. This is why fabricated science, manipulated polls, deceptive policy, forceful intimidation and unreported governmental lies have become so commonplace. This is also why most Republicans are part of the wider one-party global agenda that proceeds to support Obama every step of the way. Theirs is a plan that leaves no room for Christ. If you follow them, please understand that you will be checking your Savior at the door.

There are no good guys left. They’ve all sold their soul.

If it seems that the whole world has gone mad, you can be certain that it’s not just a bad dream. What we are clearly witnessing are demonic forces using everything at their disposal in an attempt to annihilate the necessity of Christ.

See the signs and stand for what’s right.

If God is on my side
Then who can be against me *

* NeedtoBreathe

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Satan’s Slippery Slope

“Be suspicious of people who have, or crave, power…Never, ever go near power. Don’t become friends with anyone who has real power. It’s dangerous.” ~ Stanley Kubrick

Our eyes are wide shut…..

But Satan likes it that way. He’s a liar from the beginning. He will insist that all things are permissible (even taking a life). He will tell you there is nothing on the other side. He will tell you that you can be your own god. He will persuade you to satisfy your every lust (no matter how evil or perverse). He will tell you that he doesn’t exist, that evil doesn’t exist, and that there is no divine truth…

Ultimately, he will enable you to be sexually ensnared and enslaved in a web of perverse bondage and spiritual peril. You will be a slave to Satan and his minions. You will be left empty, broken, and destitute. This is where we are

“We’ve … found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department. They’re now going to go after 12 new perversions. Things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and making that legal” ~ Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

I’m sorry to say this, but it’s over. Satan has control.

Don’t get me wrong; Jesus is changing the hearts of millions throughout the world.

But in Canada, Europe, and the States, it’s becoming a spiritual cesspool (at least as far as those shaping policy/culture are concerned).

I pray for men like Ted Cruz. Men with a substantial degree of moral integrity will never be permitted to advance politically in this nation.

I pray for great nations like Israel, where even the struggling sinner can find refuge from the barbarism of Islamic fundamentalists.

There is a great and ever-increasing divide. On which side will you stand?

We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23); but if we don’t open our eyes and grow a spiritual spine, further calamities will come (such as the world has never known). Let Jesus be your shield, fight the lies, and press on….

* Too many folks are being led by their emotions. The future has not been assessed. They are not counting the costs. The moral conscience has been subdued by carnal desire.  

Most liberal ‘progressives’ understand that the marriage door is wide open; and at the end of the day, they are completely OK with that. So there is the spiritual moral standard associated with obedience to God’s natural laws, but there is also a practical secular side to the argument.

From a legal standpoint, we might as well blow up the tax code as those dang lawyers are going to be working overtime trying to make sense of it all (while our local, state, and federal officials try to figure out how to legislate these increasingly arbitrary mores in the public sphere). Tragically, ours is a land of confusion growing loonier by the minute as moral order proceeds to rapidly decline.

If we, as a nation, don’t willingly fall to our knees and pray… we will be brought there.

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By The Grace Of God…

“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am” – former slave trader saved by Amazing Grace, John Newton

A former and fully recovered Cage-Stage Calvinist, I still like to get a little predestinarian now and then.

I figure if I have been given a little spiritual insight and eternal desperation, I’d better have the scriptural clarity to see God’s merciful hand of grace and be willing to give Him all the glory and praise.

Why some are hardened while others are made tender (and spiritually dependent), only God truly knows; and we mustn’t trifle with such hidden decrees. God has elected a people unto Himself. They are the Jewish people of the Old Testament, and we wretched Gentiles are humbled that such mercy and grace would be extended to such vile sinners. We are the dogs under the master’s table. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am more than willing to wrestle for a few crumbs (and invite others to the table).

“Paul clearly thinks that what is happening to Israel is not an accident but part of God’s predestined plan to bring about not the exclusion of Israel or the nations, but their reconciliation in Christ. So the fullness of the good news of election is that not only are the Gentiles blessed through the Jews, but the Jews are blessed through the Gentiles. Each is blessed only through the other.” – Phillip Cary (on Romans 9)

We are now grafted into the tree of life. We are the beloved of His Beloved. The revealed word of God and the free offer of grace has been bestowed unto all men – the Jew and the Gentile. Pass it on, cherish your privileged state, and live every breath with hope, faith, charity, and gratitude.

Peace is here, and you can have a piece. The body and blood are precious spiritual morsels for the vitality and sustenance of the tried and weary disciple throughout the centuries. Laying down our burdens and trusting in the revealed word of God, we are covered by the grace of our Dear Lord and Savior!

“You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” – Saint Augustine

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