Will two bone-headed ideas cost the church a third election in a row?


Will two bone-headed ideas cost the Church a third election in a row?

By Mario Murillo

There are two ideas that are bone-headed: The idea that we are choosing the lesser of two evils in this election and the idea that we must–no matter what–submit to ruling authorities.

We must realize that there is government we are supposed obey and government we are not supposed to obey.  Then we must realize that God brings judgment on evil authority–often through flawed people.

First, let’s expose the lie that we are supposed to submit to government no matter what.

Romans 13: 1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.  “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”

No ruling authority from God is a threat to good works.  They do not persecute God’s people or enact laws to ban the Gospel.

German believers abused these verses to justify their apathy about Hitler.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer could not open the eyes of the German church about the horrors that were coming.  In a radio address in the late 1930’s, he warned the nation that cheap grace and a false sense of submission was blinding them to what Adolf Hitler was.

That same abuse of these scriptures is used by pastors right now who refuse to speak out against the Obama agenda that—left unstopped—will destroy our nation.  Hillary Clinton has vowed that she will not only continue these policies…she will increase them.


The Bible clearly defines the leadership we are supposed to obey:  God’s appointed rulers are not a threat to good works.  They are agents of justice who bear the sword of wrath against evil-doers.

God will work vehemently to get good rulers, but He will not force us to choose the right leader.  We have to live with our choices.

Okay, here it comes one last time: The rulers that God raises up—the ones Paul is referring to in Romans 13—are not a threat to good works.

Hitler was not God’s will for Germany.  He did evil and God raised the Allied army against him precisely as the word of God predicted.  The Allies were God’s vehicle to bring wrath.

Nations can and do pick evil leaders.  Even Israel picked an evil leader: 1 Samuel 8:6 “But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.”

King David represented many things but there is one thing that cannot be denied: He was also sent to judge and undo the damage of King Saul.


Obama was never God’s choice for America.   We have the national wreckage and his acts against the righteous to prove it.  Here is what do we do now:  Pray and discern what God is doing.

When evil leadership reigns God begins a complicated process to reestablish justice. Human history is messy and God has chosen to work within that mess.  We want story book endings but humanity is tangled in the tentacles of wickedness–that’s why it is complicated.  Jehovah works in human history like a surgeon skillfully cutting around vital organs to get at the cancer.  Jesus spoke of the wheat and tares having to grow together until the end—otherwise the wheat would also be lost.


Now we must see how He can use flawed people:  God is working with the human gene pool. That is why the ruler God raises up to bring justice is often flawed.   Daniel was probably shocked to discover that God choose to use Nebuchadnezzar.

Habakkuk was even more shocked when God said He would raise up Babylon:   Habakkuk 1: 5 “Look among the nations and watch—Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. 6 For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs.”


When I hear a Christian say “vote your conscience,” they often really mean “vote for the one who has no sin.”  If God voted that way, the human race would have been obliterated.  Then they’ll say something like “we should not pick the lesser of two evils.”  How is it possible to pick an evil free human being?

Instead of asking who is without sin we should be asking where is God working?

That is exactly what Paul did:  Acts 23:6 “But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. 7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. 9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.”

Jesus said that the Sadducees and Pharisees were both evil.  So was Paul choosing the lesser of two evils by siding with the Pharisees?  Or, was he discerning where God could work?

Instead of seeking the perfect leader we should discern who God is working with—warts and all.

The evil ruler(whom God is trying to stop)  is easy to spot: they fight against Judaism, Christianity and Biblical morality.  Selah.



53 thoughts on “Will two bone-headed ideas cost the church a third election in a row?

  1. Amen that’s what I did, I fasted and prayed and ask every to do the same, one said God don’t go against his word, other’s went by what they thought, they got nasty when I said the Lord told me Trump, the problem is to many think they know more than God, if you say you hear from God why not pray and fast, and get an answer from him, we are in bad trouble and if H get’s it which I don’t think she will, we will go down the drain, so if you don’t pray to get an answer, that tell’s me your probably not hearing from God or your just lazy and think you know it all, this is a time to really seek an answer from God, I have been called a liar and every thing else about the answer I got, my question to you is, did you fast and pray? I have even wanted to close fb. because of it

    1. Christians have been drawn into a battle regarding right and wrong. The world is redefining a lot of traditional wrongs as right. The arguments focus on what would please or be good for man.

      I think we should challenge the world regarding what would please God? Holiness pleases God. How do we love God? How do we avoid grieving the Holy Spirit? We can’t embrace same sex marriage, abortion, banning of the Bible, freedoms that allow publish porn, etc., and please God.

    2. I agree Roger. Problem is too many Christians, even when they pray and fast, only hear what their own bias tells them. They don’t really hear from God about HIS will. I have many friends who have prayed and they are very divided on the matter. Until we can truly rid ourselves of bias we will continue to reap the whirlwind of our folly.

      1. Good insight… Well meaning Christians have covert beliefs. Our up bringing…generational dysfunctional patterns…etc..Sanctification is a work of grace…”Lord my we take captive everything thought to the obedience of our GOD”. Go beyond my bias and stubborn need to be right…I chose to vote for Trump …because I believe he is pliable…. A servant leader…not a mud sling would be DICTATOR.

    3. Amen brother. A lot of us were in the same boat. Hearing from God and seeing Christians post all sorts of nasty attacks on God’s Cyrus. I chose not to engage, but now that Trump is the nominee… They have a choice to make. We must pray for all our brothers and sisters to hear from God

      1. Cyrus. That is the word that has been going through my head for a week. Is God not still in charge?

    4. Great truth. Thanks for bringing it forth. So tired of a lukewarm Gospel being preached in our nation. Strongly believe GOD raised up Trump for this hour!!!

      1. I also am being moved by the Holy Spirit! I have been led very strongly that The Donald(Ruler) God has chosen to lead us out of this corruption!

    5. That’s what I did too. I was so divided on Trump or Cruz but when I started fasting cuz I wasn’t sure. I heard God. Geez, I never even thought about Donald’s last name! Two letters short of trumpet. But I like you had some Christians mad at me! Said i was wrong! But I told them what God told me before he even beat out 16 other candidates. Since I still fast on a weekly basis because I should to help battle against foes, I could tell you more what God showed me but I cannot. The enemy cannot hear it. One of my Christian friend came around. Only because her guy lost and it’s the wise thing to do. But I chose Trump from the getgo but almost didn’t until God showed me. Thank you for sharing enlightenment about God using someone with warts. Lol. But mainly someone that is not tearing down the Constitution, the Bible, the Jews, and etc. Yes, Trump is learning and still has alot to learn and this one thing I know. He will! He loves America, a country founded on Judaeo Christian beliefs. Plz make time to include fasting for the Donald and praying in such a time as this. America will be in trouble if Hillary wins! Thank you Morris Cerrullo..God bless you for that wonderful insight to help these blind, hard headed Christians..some too liberal according to God’s word. They are being resentful and prideful. Plz continue to pray and fast for our Nation. Thank you..

    6. The Lord told me Trump also, but I went ahead and voted for Ben Carson. I wasn’t sure it was God and I was like “no, that can’t be right”. Ben Carson is a good man, but I also got the impression that he wasn’t chosen for this because the presidency would destroy him. Now, I’m not sure if Trump is God’s judgment or rescuer for this nation, but I believe God has His hand on him.

  2. God is sovereign ,He has told us this world will be evil ,it will end, and things to look for .
    In Daniel 2 ;21 God is the one who sets up authority for His purposes. The vote we have in front of us ,is a clear choice. One is a proven anti American. One is pro America.
    The times we live in are just as the bible called it ,lawless. The times are telling, and we know the Word tells us what is up ahead. All these things must happen, Jesus said and they will.If God says it
    if He tells us something will happen ,it will. And always pray for the leaders, and pray for America.

    1. Hi, I am a missionary in Africa and I totally agree with what you have articulated in this article. I am standing and praying that the church will stop beginning so narrow minded and that they will see the greater need to STOP what has been happening to their world through their lack of intestinal fortitude to appose evil.
      We have the responsibility to make a difference. How? By living our lives according to the kingdom
      of God system, instead of the worlds”s system.

  3. I see flames & fires burning caused by anger, hatred & frustration grows in USA as the natural temperature rises in July so will violence towards the corrupt Government. The way this election cycle has been handled by new reporters, New papers, politicians, tv networks & lobbyists has revealed the deep falling state of the nation. The two major political parties are broken & divided even as the people are likewise. This election is more important then any in the last 100 years so get ready to see the unseen. The politicians rejected by voters to be their leaders and being knocked out of the race are so so upsetting because they were not chosen for this time. The founding fathers knew this would happen when corruption took over government so they said:

    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    What does this mean? That only “the changing of the guards” can help now to restore such broken conditions a total change has to take place!

    A total collision of forces will take place revealing the level or fraud & corruption beyond any in history. This firestorm will burn to the root of the problem and give hope to some people. The political war that rages now will uproot, throw down most of the old guards. Violence is only a symptom of a way deeper problem which is Spiritual in nature.
    People out of control and violence at every turn my Ash heap will be staggering to say the least. The opportunity for “The New Breed” is at ground zero to see what comes out of the ashes & ruins! Remember this is the Point
    Of beginning not the end.

  4. I have read some very hateful comments about Trump and even by Christians who are being very judgmental and will not vote for him.
    Has Trump killed anyone?
    Moses killed the Egyptian (Exo 2:12), fled and didn’t meet God until the burning bush 40 years later (Exo 3:2-6). Yet God used him to lead His people. Would you not have followed Moses?
    A man after God’s own heart had Uriah the Hittite murdered and committed adultery with Bathsheba (2 Sa 12:9). Would you not have followed King David? Doesn’t it also bother you that he had so many wives? Many good, and righteous kings of Israel had bad sons, and what about King Solomon? (1Ki 11:4). Yet Trump seems to have good offspring.
    Saul/Paul was holding the cloaks of those stoning Steven (Acts 7:55-58). How many others did he persecute (Acts 8:3) before being knocked off his high horse and meeting Jesus on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:3-8)? Would you have not followed Paul? Will we ignore half of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, written down by revelation by Paul? Some Christians at that time were very leery of him, but through Jesus he was forgiven his sins.
    Could it be that God is raising an unbeliever up? Could God not humble him and put him out to pasture like He did to Nebbuchadnezzer for his arrogance and pride (Dan 4:25)? Didn’t God use Cyrus, a non believer, to release the Israelites from Babylon and fund the rebuilding of their temple (2 Ch 36:22-23)? Did God not use a donkey to rebuke Balaam (Num 22:21-33)?
    Are we now not trusting in God?
    Are YOU now being unforgiving?

    1. Amen! As I prayed at the primary, I walked in going to vote for one man, and voted for another! As I drove away I said “lord, what just happened?” And I cried! Then as clear as can be, ” it only takes one moment to change the heart of a man” and I Saw it very clearly!

    2. Well said!! I thank God that he gave me an open mind to see if his choice was really Trump. It saddens me when Christians are So closed minded and bring up every negative thing about Trump and not finding all the positives.

    3. I would like to share this on my page. You have iterated what I have been doing for months. Thank you for the bible verses. God uses the unworthy so many times to do his work. God is all knowing and knows what we need right now. Bless you.

    4. Really well said and exactly what I have been thinking and have tried to explain to particular Christians that only think a pastor is suitable to be president, which is not how God has actually worked throughout history. I have been trying to not respond any more to such unwise words from Christians and simply pray for those people and our politicians, which includes Trump and Hillary. It does get exhausting hearing unwise words come from Christians though. A lot of Christians feel the need to tell the world what is right and wrong, as if that is the Gospel. It is quite disturbing when Christians even hate on Hillary. Legally she should be in prison but it is our job to be ambassadors, not to count their sins against them. It definitely takes revelation from God to know what he thinks verses just regurgitating what a pastor said. I think that is one of the main reasons so many Christians are not actually being a witness to the good news, but rather are witnesses of how judgemental they are. Definitely a time to rise up and be a witness to how amazing God is and demonstrate his radical love and power…even to the judge mental Christians ( help God!)

      1. Brother John, you have spoken well. I suppose nobody quite knows who will be better for US save God. However I would like to add that religious freedom shouldn’t be our main objective for who we will vote for, but what is God’s direction for America. We as Christians should be more interested in God’s program for the church. Whether it is Trump or Hillary who rules, the WILL OF GOD shall prevail; God still reigns. We as Christians must never find our stability in the government of the day for all these are coming to nought and Our True King is coming and we should live our lives unto Him despite the kind of government that rules over us. The secular world can seek to destroy our faith, but IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT KNOW THEIR GOD (which is the most important thing) THAT SHALL DO EXPLOITS despites the Neros, the Hitlers and the Stalins of this world.(Daniel 11:32)


  6. I have been serving God 41 Years (38) as God Called Minister. I am an American, I will vote for the one that has the best Talents- Qualities. One is a proven Liar ( ALL HER POLITICAL LIFE) under investigation by the Government for CRIMINAL ACTs ,in favor of Abortion (MURDERING BABIES),and so many other Treasonous Acts ,(HILLARY CLINTON) wanting to take our Guns so we can’t defend ourselves . The other (DONALD TRUMP) A Proven Businessman and Leader, supports Our Gun Rights and our Right to live Free and puts Americans First ,will bring back Our Economy for Us and Our Children. There is no “COMPARISON” in who will be best for “AMERICA”. I Believe He Will Lead America out Of The Gutter and Make Us Strong Again and Will Allow We Ministers and Fellows Christians to Restore Godly Value in Our Nation so We can have “HOPE AGAIN” Please do not be offended . Lets come Together and Restore “OUR HUMAN RACE” We are one Race not be divided by Color, or any other means” God Bless Thank You Bro. Mario ,I Agree With You

  7. It is the nomination of Supreme Court justices over the next several years that makes this Cruz supporter happy to support Donald Trump for POTUS. Anyone who cares about the future of the USA can not dance around Trump’s supposed character flaws while simultaneously knowing our future lies in the balance via Supreme Court decisions.

  8. Very powerful and very insightful. I think we are receiving our judgment on this nation because we Christians have been silent for long to long. We should of been praying and warring back when abortion became legal and some other things but instead we were silent. God will not force us to have a voice but we are suffering the consequences now of the silence. I am very sad for my country. I pray for my leaders to turn and submit to God before He takes this nation down.

  9. There is a behind the scenes power that rules what was first publicly mentioned by G. H, W, Bush when he said Desert Storm was the first war of the NEW WORLD ORDER (NWO). The rulers of the NWO entered their slaves in both parties except for Sanders and Trump. You can identify who represents the NWO by who is opposing Trump. I support Trump because of who opposes him and because he is the only candidate who is supporting constitutional values from a nationalist perspective. If you will look at history, Newt Gingrich shepherded NAFTA through Congres and Bill Clinton signed it into law; NAFTA was a NWO tool just like the other free trade treaties called agreements. Trump in right in wanting fair trade that benefits America instead of agreements that give foreign nations trade advantages. If you want to understand this, I suggest you read The World Order by Eustace Mullins. NWO is preparing the way for the anti-christ.

  10. Trump is reminiscent of Jehu in II Kings 9 & 10. Raised up to destroy Jezebel & the house of Ahab, destroy Baal worship & protect against the threat from Syria. He DID NOT remove the institutional idolatry (the calve idols) but did have Elisha as a counselor with the prophets of God free to minister. It turned back the clock for Israel giving more time before God’s judgment fell.

  11. I couldn’t agree more. I am shocked that Christians think they know who God will work thru! I know that we have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking to our hearts and minds. Search out the matter with God. Don’t assume you know what God will do and through what man God will work. Our ways are not His ways and visa versa. I look for the hand of God in a matter. I have seen God work against my enemies of my behalf. God will warn me about an attack against me and tell me how He wants me to react to it. I listen and watch. God takes care of what needs to be taken care of. God knew the man he would choose would have to be a man who isn’t after Glory for himself. I heard again and again over the years when Donald J Trump was asked if he would ever run for President. Donald’s response has been the same time after time. Donald’s answer was, “I really don’t want to run for President but if I felt like I had to, in order to save America I would”. He said if he felt he had no choice he would run for President. So I would like people to realize this man Donald J Trump is doing this for the people not for himself. He is a billionaire after all and He doesn’t need all this headache and heartache that He has subjected himself to. God knew he would have to pick a man with a thick skin and nothing to lose that is not a quitter when it comes to finishing something he has started. God is giving us the right man and we need to pray for him and his family. I know this man will listen to God and even requests Godly council. We need this man as our POTUS or we are going off a cliff that we will not be coming back from. I’m just saying…. Hillary has proven herself to be for big money interests. I know the republicans have too in the past. Donald Trump represents the people and their voice; he hears their stories and is coming to their rescue. Donald has seen the corruption from the inside of politics and I’m sure that is why they are so afraid of him. There is no one who can correct the evil ways of our government better then someone who knows first hand where we went wrong. Especially in our free trade agreements that hurt all people except the government officials making those deals.

  12. Praise God! Hallelujah!! and Thank you Jesus!!! Reading these comments is so refreshing!! I have believed that Donald J. Trump is God’s chosen and anointed man for such a time as this for quite some time now. It has been so maddening and frustrating to read words from those who think it is a good thing to stand on their high and mighty, self righteous principles that tell them not to support our nominee. May God bless each and every one of you who truly want what is best for America and are willing to let go of another candidate that didn’t win the nomination!! I love you all!!!

  13. Pray for guidance, pray to see the light, pray that his will be done, for it is his purpose that you seek, you must seek with an open heart lest there be no room for the blessing to be received.

  14. Yes amen! Exactly right. I wrote about this subject in 5 articles published December of 2015 through January of this year. The one with some depth on Romans 13:1-8 is Part 2. Misunderstandings about this chapter and human government have plagued Christianity. Many have not dared to take a stand against corrupt and evil government because of erroneous interpretation! Many don’t understand God’s idea of good government and what He thinks about bad government. Any study of the books of Chronicles and Kings would bear out that God despises government that leads people into evil. I agree wholeheartedly with brother Murillo. Obama was never God’s choice. There is such a thing as selecting bad leaders that are not in the plan of God. Here is one Scripture about this truth: “They have set up kings, but not by Me (the Lord): they have made princes, and I knew it not” (Hosea 8:4a NASB). Here are the links to the articles if you are interested:





  15. “If my people will humble themselves and pray……..” Many are and God heard and answers. Thank you Mario for sharing wisdom through God’s word….we pray and trust and obey. The scripture I keep hearing is “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world…but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND ..that you may know God’s perfect will”. So He DOES want us to know His will….and then trust and obey. “In God we trust!”

  16. I’ve been saying, voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. You have changed my mind!

  17. We are in the worst time in modern history and we must choose wisely. God will not go against free will , but we have to live with the consequences of our choice.Example Obama. Now God has given us examples in his Manuel (bible) that many were flawed and people were looking for profection. We are all flawed some more that other. Now we must look for someone who is teachable and possibly knows who Jesus is. That’s a good start. I see only one candidate that falls anywhere near and that’s Donald Trump. Look at the children and you will see the man. You can’t fake that. I have cast my vote and my spirit is at peace with that selection.

  18. I am amazed by Christians who can speak out about the sins of one candidate and totally ignore and excuse the sins of another.

  19. Great Word…..Everyone around though christians should vote for Carson or Cruz in the primary… I really like Ben Carson but didn’t feel he was the man for the hour… i believe he would a great pic for Surgeon General… but the day of our primaries I felt deep in my spirit i was suppose to vote for Trump…. even prayed God I feel you are telling me to vote for Him and IF i am wrong forgive me… lol… Isaiah 45 The man to preserve a Nation.

  20. If you want any chance of stopping the devastation that is taking place in America, vote for every REPUBLICAN on your ballot in every race.

    If you want our country to stay on this path and continue sliding down this slippery slope to totalitarian dictatorship, vote for Democrats.

    It’s as simple as that!

  21. I am not sure Trump will be any help to us as a Nation. I know He promises to. I know i can not elect /or be partaker to elect Hillary Clinton. Any vote Beside Donald Trump is a vote for Hillary. Anyone can see that. Again, we know Trump does have problems, and i am not talking about the media mess. I am talking about actual problems we have seen. But all i can do is vote the best i can do with a clear conscience and mind. Going by the Bible and the Holy Ghost which is in me, i know we are near the coming of Jesus(Rapture) , so one world order is just ahead and the collapse of America is before that…… so it might be that no matter who we get it is the end of this nation…Judged and found wanting for rejecting God, and turned into hell….. Submitted with grace and humility Pastor Ricky Aldridge

  22. Most of my Christian friends are voting Trump. I know of only one who supports Hillary. I sense strongly Trump is the one, I am to vote for. I support him, because I feel as though, God can use him over Hillary. I have prayed a long time with watching the two of them and of course all the backings of both sides. I do not like how she puts on her wicked smile and laugh. She definitely mocks our country. May God remove her from her little throne, and others who would take this country down more. Salvation for our nation is needed, it will not come through her. I believe she is giving more room for our enemy to work.

  23. We need to get as many non-professional politicians into office as possible, not just in the office of the president. Too many Skull and Bones and other secret society members have been put into office. They have brainwashed our children with communist ideals in our government schools and grown enough in number in BOTH parties to where they figure they’re strong enough to OPENLY push their final agenda forward. They’ve even openly declared it on the landing page video on their website I’ve pasted below. When one of theirs gets voted out they have a replacement member waiting in the wings. WE NEED TO VET OUR POLITICIANS AND NOT VOTE IN SECRET SOCIETY MEMBERS! http://www.illumicorporation.com/

  24. Thank you so much pastor Mario for all you have done to enlighten us, wish all pastors in America even remembered that they were no good before they came to Christ and unite to help Trump, but no, many with their holier than thou attitude have forgotten that they too have an ugly past that they prefer to be kept secret, if the muslims in America were upto 50 million like the number of the Christians trust me, no bonafide American who runs for office with them will be elected anywhere because they will unite and vote their person in, i have seen this happen several times in my country but it hurts that the church is never united.

  25. Awesome post!! Praying for this country and for God’s anointed to prevail… His Trump card! It is so hard to understand how eyes can be so blind to the lies and manipulations of Hilary and those who support her. The corruption must end! Lord, raise up Your anointed!!!

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