Skip to comments.Chile's Right Wing Presidential Candidate Accepts Jesus Christ After First Round of Elections
Posted on 11/29/2013 1:01:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Chilean presidential candidate, Evelyn Matthei, recently met with evangelicals to discuss her biblically conservative agenda, which she vows to maintain if elected president during the nation's Dec. 15 election.
"I pledge to continue with the future of our government and God willing if I get there, nothing will be done that goes against what the Bible says," said Matthei, during her speech, according to her campaign website. "Marriage is between a man and a woman, and life is cared for from the moment of conception until natural death. No to abortion, no to euthanasia. That is a commitment I make before you."
Following her meeting with the group of 3,000 people that gathered to celebrate 100 years of the Evangelical church establishing its presence in Chile, Matthei reportedly met with pastors to make a confession of faith as shown in a YouTube video going viral of her repeating the Sinner's Prayer.
The authenticity off her decision to accept Christ has been questioned by Chileans on social media, who assume she is professing her faith in an effort to win the majority of evangelical votes.
"I really hope it's true that a woman like her, being so hard, is making this truthful gesture, not just for votes but for her sake and a real change in her life," wrote a YouTube viewer. "I hope she is no longer a rough and coarse woman, but a kind woman who changed her life for God."
Similar speculation continues to make rounds on the internet regarding her intentions as she garnered only 25 percent of votes during the first round of elections on Nov. 17. Her opponent and former first female Chilean President and childhood friend, socialist Michelle Bachelet, won 46 percent of the votes, but not enough to win outright as Chile's constitution requires a candidate to secure over 50 percent of the votes.
Next month, the socially conservative nation will hold a runoff election that will determine if Bachelet becomes the first Chilean leader in over half a century to serve a second term in office.
Matthei, who served under current President Sebastián Piñera as Minister of Labor and Social Security, is proposing to maintain the country's conservative government, she pledges to continue the business-friendly policies of the current administration and fund government programs with income from Chile's booming economic growth, not by raising taxes. On the contrary, Bachelet plans to legalize abortion in some cases, launch a national debate on gay marriage, has proposed a $15 billion spending program and plans to increase taxes to pay for educational reform.
In speaking against Bachelet's proposed agenda, Matthei urged evangelicals to get involved with the election and exercise their right to vote.
"There is talk that there will be constitutional changes for Chile to become secular there will be no reference to any religious book, like the Bible, temples will be closed and turned into museums," said Matthei, who said this has been seen in other countries. "That is not what we want. Why take God out of our country? Is that what we want? That's not what I want."
According to political analysts, Matthei will have to get more voters to the polls in December than the seven out of 13 million eligible voters that casted their ballots this month. They also project her chance at winning will have to include the support of the other seven presidential candidates who fell short in votes during the first round. However, they are leftists and the possibility of rallying behind her remains unseen, according to experts.
Bachelet, who became Chile's first woman president from 2006-2010, was expected to win the first round of elections and a runoff was not predicted to happen by many Chileans. Millions more are demanding social change and remain hopeful that she will win. However, analysts say pushing her agenda through Congress will not be an easy feat.
Looks like Cameron Diaz.
Evelyn Matthei, a Roman Catholic, is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Let's pray she succeeds with her campaign.
The socialist got 46% of the vote in the first round and this reporter calls it a socially conservative country.
The socialist only needs to pick up about 4% more of the votes to win this thing, so probably has this in the bag
“Evelyn Matthei, a Roman Catholic, is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Let’s pray she succeeds with her campaign.”
All heaven rejoices when one sinner repents and turns to Christ. Let’s pray for her that this was a true act of repentance and faith in the Savior, that her name may be written in the Book of Life.
Excuse me!! Repent for what ... being a Catholic?
The liberals won't like this either. A Marxist priest they can handle, but an Evangelical? After all the atrocities they committed in the Middle Ages???[/sarcasm]
Doy! Okay, I was an idiot.
Did she scold them about not accepting evolution?
Romans 16:25: Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, Romans 16:26: But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.
I Corinthians 4:16: Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
I Corinthians 11:1: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
She’s pro-abortion - at least in some cases as the saying goes.
“yo presenté un proyecto de aborto, muy acotado naturalmente. Era solamente cuando el feto era inviable y no tenía ninguna posibilidad de vivir fuera del vientre materno o cuando la mujer estaba en riesgo de muerte”.
Pinochet should have rewrote the constitution banning anyone openly identifying themselves as communist or socialist from ever holding office.
The idiots (mostly young people) in Chile will not bother to look at the chaos in Argentina and Venezuela both run by pinkos. No, they want their free education.
Sorry to say, but Chile will be another Cuba within 10 years. Another nations falls in the domino effect.
Because it is pretty much the same as advocating slavery and poverty
Of course not. Repent from what a person has done and turn toward God for salvation.
RE: Era solamente cuando el feto era inviable y no tenía ninguna posibilidad de vivir fuera del vientre
So, she’s for terminating a pregnancy when the fetus is not viable and has no chance of living outside the womb... who gets to decide this?
RE: materno o cuando la mujer estaba en riesgo de muerte.
Or, when the woman was at risk of death. This is a dilemma situation that people can argue about... the life of the child or the mother’s....
I don’t think she is pro-abortion in the Planned Parenthood or American Democrat sense of the word.
Just because someone is Catholic does not automatically make them a Christian. Same for those raised in Protestant churches and other churches.
No, she just believes in killing some babies. You know, kind of like being for killing some Jews rather than all Jews. She’s like a half-Nazi, or maybe a part-time Nazi. The problem is once you make excuses for murder - especially murdering babies - you won’t stop at whatever imaginary redline you originally drew. It becomes a matter of convenience soon enough.
Bachelet is Chile’s Hillary. Let’s hope she loses. That great country doesn’t deserve a socialist.
Nonsense. God wouldn’t punish either the baby or the woman in those cases. A nonviable baby is one that cannot survive the pregnancy itself. Not a mentally retarded or physically handicapped baby. Don’t go off the rails on this, Vlad.
“God wouldnt punish either the baby or the woman in those cases.”
Really? And you base that conclusion on what Christian teaching?
“A nonviable baby is one that cannot survive the pregnancy itself. Not a mentally retarded or physically handicapped baby. Dont go off the rails on this, Vlad.”
Listen, murdering a baby just because someone says it isn’t “viable” is still murder. Let’s face it, at some point you will no longer be viable. I guess I - or someone else - would have the right to put a bullet in your brain at that point, right? After all it’s exactly the same principle.
It doesn’t deserve someone who supports baby killing either.
And that's for you to determine?
I just talked to God, and He said everyone in your church is going straight to Hell; Do not pass "Go", and do not collect one hundred dollars.
Talk about idiots playing God!
“And that’s for you to determine”
No the tares grow up with the wheat and God sorts them out.
God is love. Look it up.
“God is love. Look it up.”
So, you believe that means murdering babies is okay?
I fail to see your ‘logic’. Now look up Jeremiah 1:5 and actually learn something.
It is a fact. Just because you grew up in ‘church’ doesn’t make you a Christian. I know a lot of people who never ‘got it’ even thought they grew up in church. Read the Bible for crying out loud!
Did I specify any particluar church where this occurs?
There are a few churches that claim to be Christian but are not based solely upon their theology. Cults like the JWs and Mormons for example. However, my post was relating to Catholics and Protestants.
And as an idiot, you really shouldn’t play God which is what you (not I) are doing.
some people don’t get that basic concept.
BTW, good to see you back brother.
BTTT — I wish she had also met with Catholics.