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.

 

 

 

How is voting for Ted Cruz, voting your conscience?

How is voting for Ted Cruz, voting your conscience?

By Mario Murillo

I am a simple man asking some simple questions.  If the reason you can’t vote for Trump is that he has sinned then please tell me something:  How then, is voting for Cruz voting your conscience? 

-His super PAC released photos of Melania—with Ted’s full knowledge—before Trump said anything about Heidi. 

-The Cruz campaign lied about Ben Carson dropping out of the race to help Ted win Iowa. 

-He mailed out a fraudulent “VOTING VIOLATION,” form.

Donald Trump has never claimed to be the super-Christian that Ted Cruz claims.  Trump even humbly said to evangelicals “I am grateful for your support even though sometimes I don’t feel I deserve it.”

Isn’t Cruz just the opposite?   Didn’t his campaign feel entitled to the evangelical vote? Haven’t they castigated us and questioned our Christianity for not supporting him?  

Didn’t he stand stand foursquare with Mormon commentator Glenn Beck—and, in my opinion, his tacit approval made it look like Mormonism is the same as Christianity.  Ted never condemned Glenn’s decreed to southern evangelicals: “You are not obeying your God!” because they voted for Trump.

However, the thing that seals the deal for me was his behavior at the Republican National Convention.   Wasn’t Ted standing there like a smug martyr parsing words?  Wouldn’t  King Solomon have seen right through him?

In 1 Kings 3, Solomon discovers who the real mom is by threatening to cut the child in half.  The real mom says, “let her have the child but don’t divide it.”  Didn’t Ted Cruz prefer to divide the child?  

I am sorry, but I can’t see how this was courageous conviction. This did not look like Martin Luther nailing truth to the Wittenberg Door—this looked like a man simply out for himself.

 

Was he so filled with revenge (for a fight he started) that he had to lie one more time?  Didn’t he lie when he wrote his name on a pledge and gave his word to endorse the eventual nominee?   Proverbs 15: 4 “ But he honors those who fear the Lord;  He who swears to his own hurt and does not change.”

As I said in the beginning…I am a simple man asking simple questions.

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P.S.  None of this is said in anger or disrespect…I am a simple man asking simple questions.  Please don’t tell me I am lying about Ted Cruz.  These are all facts.  Please comment but be aware that it is a waste of time to post vitriol, abusive language or nutty spiritual gobbly-gook.  Thoughtful rebuttals are most welcome.