Success will not tame this blog

When I began this blog, I could not see how it could succeed.  Now readership is in the millions.  Success will not tame it.   We will provoke the church in the Trump era…

Success will not tame this blog

By Mario Murillo

My nerves were frazzled the first time I sat down to write something called a blog.  I argued with God.  I could not see how it would succeed. I knew there would be a firestorm over the things I was compelled to say.  I was right about the firestorm.

Now millions have read the blog in virtually every nation of the world.  Every day we are amazed at the impact of this little blog.

Check out this excerpt from the first time we spoke out:

“The America we once knew has been taken away.  It happened overnight.   Because America has changed ministries must change the way that they relate to this new nation.

Government has become our national God.   This new God is waging an incremental war on the Constitution.  The New York Times just called the U.S. Constitution an evil document that we should give up on.

Obamacare targets freedom of worship.  It forces Christian Institutions to violate their religious convictions.  Cardinal Dolan the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of New York calls it “an unwarranted, unprecedented radical intrusion.”

The White House met with Cardinal Dolan and several Bishops met with the White House to talk.   He said he was told to “shut up and accept the mandate.”

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It is time for the people of God to speak out on the danger of gun control.

Mass shootings have become the excuse to take away our guns.    Obama wants absolute power.

Mahatma Gandhi the great pacifist said, “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed that the greatest threat to liberty was not foreign invasion or domestic unrest but rather a standing army and a militarized police force that had no fear of inflicting tyranny upon the people.

If Government is our new God, Celebrities are our new pastors.

Ben Stein asked, “Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God?  There are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.”

Hollywood is the most powerful propaganda machine in history and it has declared war on our faith. 

Ministries must change how they relate to America.  1 Samuel 10: 6 Says, “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.

Here is what I believe the occasion demands:

The Holy Spirit is saying we can publicly oppose government tyranny while still maintaining a loving witness.  Acts 16: 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out.”  Paul had just led a jailor and several prisoners to Christ and now he turns around and exposes politicians who have broken the Roman Bill of Rights.

We must accept the fact that there is a new generation that has no Christian orientation. “And also all that generation was gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, who knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.” Judges 2:10

We must lay a new foundation of faith in America.  We must preach the central doctrines of our faith. The Bible needs to set fire to our sermons.”

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The big question now is what does the church do now that Trump is president?  In the next few blogs I will open my heart to you about the radical steps the church must take to seize this greatest soul winning opportunity in our lifetime.  Once again we must change the way we relate to government.

I know we need fresh fire.  Prayer, repentance and waiting for new orders are the keys for the American church this Christmas.

One thing is certain…success will not tame this blog.  It will continue to keep its edge.  It will continue to provoke, stretch and force minds to think and hearts to examine themselves.

VOTE YOUR SANITY

We have heard many sincere believers say they are going to vote their conscience.  This means they will vote for a third candidate or they will not vote at all.  I do not want to disrespect any believer, but I do want to reaffirm that no matter how you cut it—the most vile and dishonest person we can imagine—gets your help.  Your choice not to vote for Trump, no matter how you spin it, helps to put evil in power.

VOTE YOUR SANITY

By Mario Murillo

We have heard many sincere believers say they are going to vote their conscience.  This means they will vote for a third candidate or they will not vote at all.  I do not want to disrespect any believer, but I do want to reaffirm that no matter how you cut it—the most vile and dishonest person we can imagine—gets your help.   That choice—no matter how you spin it—helps put evil in power.

So how can I convince you that you should vote for Trump?  Am I asking you to go against what God wants you to do?   No, I am asking you to consider the fact that the Bible considers your conscience to be an inadequate source of truth.

Listen to Wayne Stiles:

“God has given each of us a conscience. It is that capacity within each of us that assesses our actions. It’s an internal judge of our standards, but it doesn’t set the standards. It simply evaluates them.

[Gentiles] show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them. —Romans 2:15

Our conscience either accuses us or excuses us of sin. But it isn’t an infallible guide to truth. (Neither is your heart.) God never meant it to be.

Our consciences can be clear and good (Acts 23:1; 24:16; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 3:9; 2 Tim. 1:3; Heb. 13:18).

Our consciences can also be guilty, corrupt, and weak (Titus 1:15; 1 Cor. 8:7, 10, 12; 1 Tim. 4:2; Heb. 10:22).

At first we feel guilty for our sins, but the more we do them, the less guilty we feel. In fact, we can even come to believe that what we’re doing is okay. Eventually, the truth no longer affects us.  Your conscience is not your infallible guide to truth. Your Bible is.”

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The same conscience that makes you feel righteous for not voting for Trump is also excusing you from feeling guilty of helping evil get elected.  This is proof positive that our conscience is a weak source of guidance.

Here is the answer: 1 John 3:20 “If our conscience condemns us, we know that God is greater than our conscience and that he knows everything.”

How then do we need to vote?  We need to vote our sanity.  It is just crazy to put her in power and God doesn’t do crazy.  The Bible says,  “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7

I am appealing to the power and love of that sound mind.   Donald Trump is a man with a past.  So was Ronald Reagan who used to wildly party with Errol Flynn.    But like Ronald Reagan, Trump has shed that past and as a baby Christian is finding his way.

Eric Metaxas tells us that Chuck Colson—the notorious Watergate villain—took 2 years after his conversion before he became outspoken and heroic in his faith.

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Hillary on the other hand is guided by heinous ambition to remove everything you love about America…this ambition is eating her up inside.  This ambition has allowed people to die who got in her way.   Her outspoken support of killing a baby even at 9 months is proof positive—she does not value human lives.

-Her campaign chairman John Podesta has participated in Satanic rituals.  This shows you the source of their power.

-Her husband Bill Clinton has flown to an Island (at least 26 times) that features sex with minors.  This shows you the depth of their depravity.

She has called Trump supporters a basket of deplorables.   But she will turn the White House into a chamber of horrors.

How should you vote?  God is greater than your conscience and knows more than you do.   Don’t act out of human conscience…vote out of your God-given sanity.   Vote your sanity.