IT HAPPENED AGAIN

Millions of born again and Spirit-filled Christians voted for the Democratic Party.
What I am about to say will close the doors for me to preach in Atlanta. That is sad because it is a great city with many powerful churches.  It is even possible that some will try to accuse me of being racist.  A charge that I will summarily ignore. So don’t bother.
Atlanta is a snapshot of what happened Tuesday in urban areas across America.  Let me begin by quoting Don Lemon, “White men are the biggest terror threat.”  He says that remark is not racist because statistics bear it out.  Fair enough.
Now let me give you some statistics.  90% of the African American vote in Atlanta went to the Democratic Party.  We know that there are many black mega churches in Atlanta.  It is impossible that only non-Christians voted last Tuesday.  We are left with the inescapable conclusion that born-again and Spirit-filled Christians in large numbers voted for the Democratic Party.  That is not racist it is simply a fact.
This is not just true in Atlanta. It is also very true in Houston. For that matter every city in America.
It is no surprise how this happened.  It is the pulpit’s fault.  Believers are fed all the verses on blessing and few that relate to conscience.  This is how they can walk into a voting booth oblivious to the fact that the Democratic Party has declared war on the Bible.  Hillary Clinton said, “we must change religious beliefs.”
Even if you buy the myth that Trump is a white-supremacist…a charge that even his avowed enemies find hard to say with a straight face, you are not innocent from knowing what you are voting for.  A vote is not a statement just of what you are against but also what you are for.
What does the Bible say about abortion? Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.   The Bible clearly teaches that a fetus is a person not a glob of flesh.
Have you ever wondered why Planned Parenthood fights so hard to convince a fetus is not a person? Even they know, if a fetus is indeed a person abortion is taking a human life.
Therefore, abortion is murder. Of one’s own child! Late-term abortion is out and out savagery.  The Democratic party not only defends late term abortion, they have said women “should celebrate our abortions.”
Democrats say that portions of the Word of God are hateful.  We know the portions they mean.  They are crusading to defend every sexual sin condemned in the Bible.

It is possible that your pastor soft-peddles or ignores these verses and tells you that grace covers this.  The Bible says different, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?  The Democratic Party is not just saying they disagree with the Bible but that teaching certain parts of it should be banned because it is hate speech. Do you want the Bible banned?  If we let them ban certain parts what is to keep them from banning it all.
My message is to all races.  You can’t leave Jesus out of the voting booth. God will hold you accountable.  God also holds pastors accountable for hold back vital truth and creating this moral confusion by not teaching the Bible.
A famous Christian Country and Western singer was asked why she supported same sex marriage.  She said, “my pastor told me not to judge.”  There it is.  The Body of Christ is having what my good friend Dusty Kemp calls “an out of Bible experience.”
Many California Christians especially suffer from Biblical malnutrition.  They can’t even fathom what is wrong with so many things that the Word of God calls sin.
America is seeing once again the damage done by Christians detached from their Bible. You raise your hands in worship. You sit in church and open your Bible and declare it to be the Word of God, and then you go and vote for the avowed enemy of the Bible?  If you did that, then unlike the blessed man of Psalm one “who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly” you did.

TRUMP GOES THROUGH HELL FOR THE CHURCH

No matter how much I am attacked,  I will not turn my back on Trump.  Because of his policies I have been able to win more souls, and preach with greater freedom.   He is standing up for our ministry and he is standing up for you too.

You lefties need to save your strength.  Nothing you say is going to change my mind.

Now I have a burning question for the church…Have you seen the chilling video of Lance Wallnau relating the prophetic warning Trump gave to Evangelical leaders?   Our president found out what the Democrats plan to do to Christians if they retake the House and Senate.  He took the time to gather church leaders and warn them.

The Left will go after the church with vengeance because they think the church helped Trump.   Embarrassingly, that is a false accusation since the church at large really hasn’t helped him.   Nothing like they could have.   Now because of apathy, Trump’s hard won protections are being frittered away.  The President’s description of the left’s hatred for the church, and their plans for us should they win next Tuesday is chilling.

Think of it!  Everything Trump has done for the rights of Christians—the rights Obama removed—are threatened again.  On top of that, the most oppressive and tedious investigations ever with halt the engines of our economy.   Mueller’s investigation would look like a picnic compared to the tidal wave of investigations Democrats will start.

Informed sources say, radicals will be bolder to assault conservatives and Christians.  Social media would tear off its mask and openly persecute the church.  Yeah I’m mad.

It is maddening!  The excruciating suffering Trump and his family faced so we could do something so simple and easy: to vote and challenge other Christians to vote from our pulpits… AND WE COULDN’T EVEN BRING OURSELVES TO DO THAT?

It is jaw-dropping how oblivious many believers are about the moment they are living.  Trump is a divine disruption–a merciful pause button to give the church a chance to keep America from going off a socialistic cliff.  So far, most in the church have done little to act on this mercy, let alone appreciate it!  But I thank God for my president!

And what has the church done to repay Trump for his nameless, daily agony on our behalf?  Many reward him with apathy, ingratitude and abandonment.  My friend, we are about to pay an incalculable price if we don’t get a right view of this hour.

I am sorry to say this but…Satan has seduced many preachers who lead empires and independent kingdoms. They—at this hour—will not unify to speak to the nation as one voice.  They can’t afford to offend for the sake of their empires.  Little do they know that if the Left gets its way they’ll have no empire left to defend.

Mario is there any hope?  Yes, but we need God put electrode paddles to our faintly beating hearts.  We need holy rage, holy boldness.  We need to talk to every believer we know and wake them up to vote and to tell others to vote.

I realize that it takes courage to support Trump and our faith at this hour.  Just remember, right now it is hard but if we lose in November it will go from hard to impossible.

No one believes in miracles more than I—and that’s just what we must have at this hour.  We need a miracle of repentance, boldness…but it all begins with humble appreciation that we have this man in the White House.

There will never be a more important election than this one.  Your vote will never mean more than now.

JESUS WAS NOT A SOCIALIST

In a desperate bid to gain popularity for this ideology, young leftists now claim Jesus was a socialist.  In this blog, I aim to show you why that is an impossible and illogical claim.

Let’s not waste time reading an economist’s definition of socialism.  Since socialism has never worked, it is not entitled to an intellectual definition.  But some say that Denmark is proof that socialism works.

However There is a reason the prime minister of Denmark stated in 2015 at the Kennedy School of Government, “I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore, I would like to make one thing clear: Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.”

One of the best descriptions of socialism is this one from Kayleigh Mc Enany who said, “In the last century, socialism and communism proved to be bankrupt ideologies that crippled economies, impoverished millions, destroyed personal freedom, brought dictators to power, sparked wars and turned millions of people into refugees fleeing their home countries to seek freedom in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Nations in Eastern Europe abandoned the failed ideologies. The Soviet Union broke up. And even Russia and China were forced to adopt some free market practices to improve their economies and the lives of their people.”

To see what I mean ask any socialist this one question: How are you going to pay for it? Prepare the blank stare.  Here’s Jesus on that issue:  Luke 14: 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

Jesus would heartily condemn any scheme that is oblivious to cost.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes Medicare for all (Bernie Sanders’ last proposed plan along these lines cost an additional $1.4 trillion per year), a federal jobs guarantee, tuition free college for everyone, repealing the First Amendment, abolishing ICE, and government spending to end an oil-based economy. She’s a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, a group so radical that their New York branch proposes abolishing profits.

Refusing to face the cost is a cornerstone of Bernie Sanders’ road show.  Take for example his fantasy about Medicare for everyone.  Even a left-leaning study group admitted it would cost $34 trillion.  Doubling everyone’s taxes would not make a dent in this single program.

(Did you know that Sanders was once kicked out of a commune for refusing to work?  How against work must you be when hippies think you are lazy?)

But there is the dark side of socialism that is in total opposition to Jesus.  Jesus taught giving—heart giving.  Socialism kills the grace of giving.

Dorothy Sayers, a close friend of C.S. Lewis, and an Anglican Theologian said this, “The difference is, with the true church support is a Gospel concern with gifts of compassion and care; with government it is a legal issue and the money is exacted from the rich in taxes. The sad consequence is that love is thereby eliminated and replaced by law and civic duty.” Socialism indeed kills love.

Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” -Luke 6:38  He taught giving from the heart not forced redistribution of wealth.

Ben Shapiro summed it up, “Socialism is an Immoral, evil, unfair, discriminatory and disgusting system.  “Socialism is bad because socialism is tyranny. Not ‘it’s an aspect of tyranny.’ Socialism itself is tyranny.”   How could Jesus be a socialist?