A wolf in sheep's clothing
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
Presidential Candidate in 1944
American Socialist Party
The case against Barack Obama is a strong one
I have searched hard for evidence that Senator Barack Obama or John McCain can pass the biblical litmus tests to be qualified to lead this country as our president. I used the Bible verses on our God's litmus test for all government officials as well as those on our "How to test the Spirits" link as the biblical baseline to compare their words and actions against. Sadly, neither of them appear to come close to passing either test. I'm going to single out Barack Obama in this article because the evidence I've seen concerning who he really is, is so much worse than McCain, that it is worthy of much greater attention. Here are just a few examples.
The information in this short video should be of great concern to both Christians and non-Christians alike. The author is correct that we need to "connect the dots" and see who the real Barack Obama is. This video is in my opinion, must viewing for all Americans.
This short video expands on one of the points made in the previous video:
Consider the information on these web sites for more specifics as to why Christians in particular should not be voting for Obama:
Consider the racist, anti-American spiritual advice he's been getting from the church he attended for 20+ years. Does any rational, thinking person really believe his claims that he doesn't believe what he was being taught, that he never heard these teachings in church or in private conversations? Do we want someone for president who is that profoundly unaware of what is going on around him anyway (if his claims of ignorance are true)? The evidence presented in the first video above seems to provide compelling evidence that he does harbor these racist anti-American beliefs, and that we should expect him to be guided by those beliefs if he is elected. Look at what he has been taught the past 20 years:
Obama's Pastor's Sermon: 'God Damn America'
See more evidence of his beliefs in these articles:
Kenya, Islam and Obama Hussein
Senator Barack Obama's Faith: Is it Black Liberation Theology?
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
The Bible appears to be clear on the point that we should only put people into government positions who can pass God's litmus tests. Based on the news reports I've seen in the past few months, it appears that most voters are not taking these Bible verses into consideration before casting their votes. Instead, their choices seem to be driven more by emotions, race, choosing the lesser of the evils, and/or their often uninformed beliefs on who will do a better job of handling the economy.
Of special concern are those who profess to be Christians who will vote for Barack Obama. I believe that in the end, their decision to turn a blind eye to who he really is, and to vote for him in spite of all the clear warning signs that they should not, will be something they will ultimately regret. I am stunned that so many Christians could be so blind, and so unable or unwilling to connect the dots of evidence that is screaming at them that Obama is not on the side of true Christianity. I am left to wonder:
whether these Christians have placed secular concerns and desires over the will of God,
if they are just so deceived by his charisma that they have turned off their biblical radar,
if their bible theology is so far off base that it is actually able to accommodate what should otherwise be an obvious bad choice to them (i.e. Rev. Jeremiah White, Obama's pastor)?
No matter what the reason, our nation may be on the verge of putting a man into the office of president who will ultimately be so offensive to God that he (God) may choose to further chastise our nation for once again turning our backs on him and his word. I am asking all Christians who read this who intend to vote for Barack Obama to please open your eyes, and take a hard look at the overwhelming evidence that Barack Obama is NOT on the side of the God of the Bible. If you choose to vote for Barrack Obama on November 4, it will almost certainly have profound negative impacts on you, your children, and your grandchildren for many years to come.
Obedience to God should be paramount
These stated concerns about Barack Obama and John McCain beg the question, "who will you vote for"? The answer is neither Barack Obama or John McCain since neither one appears to be able to pass these litmus tests. God may be so offended by either choice that avoiding further chastisement of our nation by God won't be possible. Many Christians will vote for McCain because they consider him to be the lesser of two evils. McCain is often described as a "moderate", but this Bible verse makes it clear there is no middle ground or neutrality according to the Lord.
He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
I will be writing in the names of the only candidates I know of who can pass these tests, and that are otherwise qualified for these positions. I will use a paper ballot to write in the names of Mike Huckabee for president, and Alan Keys for vice-president. In my opinion, both also have the other qualifications for the job.
Some will accuse me of wasting my vote. My response to that is that obedience to God is NEVER a wasted effort no matter what the consequences are, and anyone who professes to be a Christian should know that. When I vote, l will be very cognizant of the fact that the most important factor I need to consider is the "God factor". It could be that if enough of us act on our consciences, instead of just going with the flow, that God may reward the nation as a whole by lessening the chastisement that he otherwise would have directed against us. He may also choose to give extra blessings to some of the families who chose obedience to him over all other considerations. You may choose someone other than Mike Huckabee, but so long as he can pass God's litmus tests (assuming you know what those tests are), and you have a clear conscience about voting for him, your vote may be pleasing to God. You can never go wrong doing that.
On the flip side, Christians need to be careful not to participate in the kinds of sins that these next verses warn us about. Voting for someone like Barack Obama or John McCain, who don't appear to pass God's litmus tests, may very well put you at odds with God's will as stated in these verses:
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!
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
2 John 1:10-22
Please don't make the mistake of thinking it's a trivial matter to ignore God's warnings on these matters:
But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.