Left-Leaning Video From Republican

This is a compelling video based on a speech by Ron Paul. Okay. Don't stop reading. Ron Paul may be a (continuous) minor player in the Presidential race, but he has some good points and he is a good counterbalance to the others viewed on stage. However, this point of view is not one that should be taken seriously although one should know what it is. What it is is a rebuttal of America's activities in the Middle East. Give it a look:  

However, what this video is not is a good reason to stay out of the Middle East. The example of Texas being invaded falls flat when one understands that Texas did not harbor folks who made the first strike. Remember that OBL and company attacked the United States. Then the US took action. Also remember that Iraq invaded Kuwait and afterward did not abide by the agreement when they lost that war. The comparison is interesting to view because it is where the Left is from, but not compelling when one understands the issues historically instead of emotionally.

Who to Vote For - A Sinful Christian (Gingrich) or a Squeaky Clean Mormon (Romney)

We have quite a quandary here in the Republican primary. There are many candidates that are running any of which would be much better than the current occupant of the White House. However, the decision of which one to choose is very difficult. Santorum? Not quite there yet. Perry? More likable after his gaffes than before, but no. Cain? Very likable and seems to be a good person, but too much of an unknown especially when there are allegations swirling about. If only we knew more. Bachmann? Would make a good VP, but no way for President. Then we are left with only two real alternatives: Romney and Gingrich. 

Gingrich has major skeletons that have already left his closet. Third marriage? Wow! Left one when she was dying of cancer? Really? However, he is the most qualified and the most Presidential. He clearly has very good ideas and can convey them in an understandable why. He is the grown up. He would be a very good President. Christian? Yes. Sinner? Yes. Like us? Yes. We are all sinners that need a savior. Can we vote for him? Yes, but let's wait a while before making that decision. 

Romney on the other hand has been running for President for about six years now. He looks and acts quite Presidential and is a very good debater although that should not be a factor at all. He has good ideas, but his conservative pedigree is a little debatable. But the big one is that he is a Mormon. Yes this is a factor. It has to be. We are indeed in a post-Christian age when one's religion, or lack thereof as is the case of the current occupant, does not matter. But there are still enough old-fashioned Christians out there to make a difference. Do we really want someone in the White House who thinks he is going to be the god of his own planet. Now that is out there. Christian? No. Sinner? Yes even though he has less visible sins than most, but no redeemer. Pray for Romney that he will come to the truth. Vote for Romney? Not likely. 

Free Trade, Donald Trump, and Stupid Politicians

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump tells it like it is. Our politicians are selling us out. He says its because of incompetence and stupidity. Maybe so, but it is more than this. It is because of pure greed. Those politicians and leaders of big business make more money by dealing with China. They have no motivation to keep factories and jobs in the United States. They only care about how much their bonuses and salaries will be. Now there is nothing wrong with profit and big salaries, but there is something wrong, perhaps even a bit treasonous, about putting these before your country. 

What can we do? Stop buying products from our enemies when there is an alternative and question the motives of our politicians who spout out the virtues of "free trade". 

Good video. Give it a look.

Hagee Embraces Glenn Beck

Recently, prominent Christian pastor John Hagee welcomed Glenn Beck to speak at his church in Texas. Pastors Hagee's affection for Mr. Beck has not been hidden for over the past year or two as they have made prominent appearances together. The only problem here is that Glenn Beck is not a Christian. 

Is that a problem? Not really. Not really in that it is fairly common pal around with non-Christians. Yes, we are even encouraged to do so. Befriending non-Christians is one thing. Letting the speak and promoting them is something completely different.

Glenn Beck is not your ordinary non-Christian. Mr. Beck is a Mormon who purports to be a Christian.  Mormonism is not Christianity. They speak all the same words and have all the same morals on their personal conduct, but they do not worship the same God. Mormons worship a false god. Or more exactly, multiple gods. Quite different than Christianity.

Let's take a look at what King Josiah did when confronting those choosing to worship false gods. He certainly did not allow them to speak in the Temple and did not promote them in his kingdom:

And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the articles that were made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven;  and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. Then he removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem, and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven. And he brought out the wooden image from the house of the LORD, to the Brook Kidron outside Jerusalem, burned it at the Brook Kidron and ground [it] to ashes, and threw its ashes on the graves of the common people. Then he tore down the [ritual] booths of the perverted persons  that [were] in the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the wooden image. And he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; also he broke down the high places at the gates which [were] at the entrance of the Gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which [were] to the left of the city gate. 2 Kings 23