This video has made it’s rounds through cyberspace for the better part of a year, but it’s still highly relevant – especially as we’re watching the ascension of the next President of the United States:
We all know that politicians will say (almost) anything in order to get elected. The higher the office they seek, the more adept they are at appearing as a colleague of the electorate (“I am just an average guy looking out for the average guy”).
When GWB was running for president 8 years ago, he proclaimed his allegiance to Jesus Christ. After he was elected, many Christians – including prominent black clergy – embraced GWB as one of our own.
Well, if Luke 6:45 is to be believed (and we know that it is), then old GWB is revealing more and more of what’s in his heart.
God’s Word is replete with scriptural truth declaring that His Son is the only means by which man can attain salvation & relationship with Him (Acts 4:12, Matthew 1:21, Acts 10:43, 1 Timothy 2:5, Luke 24:47, and on and on). Period.
While the “multiple method to salvation” theory is a politically correct, warm and fuzzy way to make people feel safe, it is a lie.
Many folks believe that any of the three remaining presidential candidates will “save us”, but I just can’t get this scripture out of my head:
Warning concerning a King
10So Samuel spoke all the words of the LORD to (K)the people who had asked of him a king.
11He said, “(L)This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: (M)he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and (N)they will run before his chariots.
12“(O)He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
13“He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers.
14“(P)He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants.
15“He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.
16“He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work.
17“He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.
19Nevertheless, the people (S)refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us,
20(T)that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”
21Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people, (U)he repeated them in the LORD’S hearing.
22The LORD said to Samuel, “(V)Listen to their voice and appoint them a king.” So Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Go every man to his city.” (1 Samuel 8:10-22)
While we’re all squaring off in our corners and preparing to fight for “our king” – the candidate that we believe will best benefit this nation - this is yet another reminder to pray that God’s Will be done regarding those whom He allows to lead.
Just don’t be taken in by their persuasive words when they declare “I’m just like you…I believe what you believe”, only to find out the truth much later…