Skip to comments.A Choice Between Satan and Beelzebub
Posted on 07/16/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Recently I heard a friend of mine echo the sentiment former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker expressed in an interview with WND: I would vote for the devil himself over Barack Obama. People say this to make clear how deeply they abhor Obama and all his works. Sadly, for them and for America, their passionate hatred of Obama puts them exactly where the devil wants them to be. The Father of Lies chuckles with satisfaction. He gloats triumphantly at the fact that their hatred of his appearance in one form has maneuvered them into supporting his triumph in another.
I grieve deeply as I contemplate the fact that millions of Americans are letting themselves be caught in this diabolical snare. As I tried to point out in 2008, the lesser of evils is still evil. No matter how such an election turns out, people content to choose between Satan and Beelzebub have made clear their willingness to let things go to hell. Moreover, the nature of their choice is so clear to them that they practically boast of the passionate hatred that impels them to it. With this practical boast they become the willing, proud accomplices of the very evil they profess to hate.
Im morally certain this is why Christ admonished his disciples to make striving for Gods perfection the standard for their actions, rather than their hatred of evil. He thought it better to fail reaching for this standard than succeed by abandoning ones life to the devils dominion. He thought it better to fail in the worlds eyes while commending ones spirit to God (as he does on the cross) than succeed by casting ones lot with Gods adversary.
All this came to my mind this week as I read the excellent half-truths in David Limbaughs column
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
That thought has crossed my mind. The light is beginning to fade in the city on the hill.
Excellent article. Recently a Freeper posted that he would sell his soul to the devil to get Obama out; I wonder if he recognized the irony in that statement.
I want to see that peanut-headed Marxist out so badly I can’t stand it. I almost wish I COULD vote for Romney. But I can’t. I don’t know how I can stand in front of God one day and justify giving a mark of approval to a man who brought about abortions that are still going on today, and whose fondness for sodomites constantly leaks out into his public speech. God isn’t going to accept the excuse that “Well, but it was to get Obama out!”
I hadn't heard that; I just googled it, and there it was in black and white. Dear God help us.
Not at all. Speaking for myself, I'm a miserable sinner who could never afford to call myself righteous. I certainly don't always do what I know God expects of me. But in this case, my healthy fear of God tells me strongly that voting for Romney is going way over the line, and giving the nod of acceptance to abortion and homosexuality is very serious in His eyes. But, you and some others would prefer to ignore that, and just demonize those who feel similarly by calling them self righteous, full of themselves, etc. So go right on and knock yourself out.
“People who put their trust in God need never accept the devils choice, fighting evil with evil. ....Many Americans pray and profess to believe that His kingdom is near. But in their sovereign duty as citizens they now propose to abandon their profession. It is what has made self-government possible for them. It can do so again, even now, but only if they remember it in time. As for the choice between Obama and Romney, its the devils choice either way. Only evil can come of it.’”
AMEN! It is a horrible sell out for Bible Believing Conservative Evangelical Christians that know that Mormonism is a false Christianity and Cult. In the past, I have bought into the “lesser of two evils” argument, because there was truly a lesser. However, putting a Mormon in the seat of POTUS where he can use that office to mislead millions into accepting Mormonism as “OK” and possibly “converting” to it is just too far to go. Romney has already, shown himself to not be a conservative and holds evil positions (not really pro-life, actually pro-homosexual, big government statist, etc.) To me the Mormonisn was the final straw. I cannot support Romney, and if fact argressively oppose him just as much as I do Obama.
“People say this to make clear how deeply they abhor Obama and all his works. Sadly, for them and for America, their passionate hatred of Obama puts them exactly where the devil wants them to be. The Father of Lies chuckles with satisfaction. He gloats triumphantly at the fact that their hatred of his appearance in one form has maneuvered them into supporting his triumph in another.”
Preach on Brother Keyes...you got it exactly right sir!
“Not at all. Speaking for myself, I’m a miserable sinner who could never afford to call myself righteous. I certainly don’t always do what I know God expects of me. But in this case, my healthy fear of God tells me strongly that voting for Romney is going way over the line, and giving the nod of acceptance to abortion and homosexuality is very serious in His eyes. But, you and some others would prefer to ignore that, and just demonize those who feel similarly by calling them self righteous, full of themselves, etc. So go right on and knock yourself out.”
AMEN Again! Correctly and well said! I actually tremble with fear, knowing how unrighteous I truly am. IF I am to be saved, it is ONLY by God’s GRACE. It will NEVER be by my own righteousness or good works...which is trully as “filthy rags.”
Speaking of spin.
“Theres the unabashed BIBLICAL TRUTH.
Anyone wanting to play with that and spin it for political truth and expedience, are serving a devil.
Between Obama and Romney, voting for either one is not a choice - its a trap served to us by the Destroyer himself”.
The election is still a ways off, and after the results are in, and the first year is over, there will be ample opportunity for apologies on all sides. It ain’t over till it’s over. I’ll just say that no one named Mitt Romney, will come within a thousand light years of the destruction, division, and destitution perpetrated on this country by the present occupier of the White House.
I fell out of Remission, even though my Doctor doesn't use that term, after three years. The Chemo was less effective the second time around but I'm somewhere between “this sucks” to “pretty good”. Let's just say I'm feeling my age now. My goal in life is to make it to 62 so I can get a Social Security Check. I put in about $300,000, so I figure I should get back a taste at least. LOL
My Father, 30 years my senior, was diagnosed with Stage Four Lymphoma a month after my diagnosis. After going through a month of Chemo he is effectively cured and living large at age 89. Life is a strange set of circumstances.
I figure that if the Leukemia doesn't kill me, Obama and the Democrats will.
Amen, and thank you.
You install the fear of the absolutely worst President ever, an avowed communist with a strange Muslim background and yes also African American and you bring to the front Mitt Romney, who, while his words are some what conservative his actions have been anything but, to divide the conservatives on political and religious grounds, in essence totally disrupting anything that resembles a conservative alignment by creating infighting in the ranks.
I understand why many Conservatives are scared of Obama, I am too. I understand why they now cling to Romney because of that fear. I also understand their emotional need to be validated, to have others join their misery at having to toss aside principles because they are scared, why they attack those not so easily swayed as “Obama lovers” and such. Fear is a powerful tool
And the GOP could not have planned it any better if they tried, they have exactly what they want, the squishy middle all lined up and the Conservatives neutralized and scared.
I totally agree.
The use of the term "Mittbot" or "Romneybot" to refer to long time Freepers who supported another candidate in the primaries but are reluctantly going to hold their noses and vote for Romney is another example of a personalized attack we could do without.
I don't think they planned it. RINO-pimping and fear of reform comes as naturally to them as breathing or urinating.
But they sure as heck are enjoying the carnage in our camp and plan to exploit it to the gills. They would like nothing better than for Romney to win without conservative support, the better to bolster their delusions that they have a winning agenda.
But, as Boehner stated, this election is about Obama, not Romney. They could have nominated Mr. Ed and gotten similar mileage. But try telling them that.
Man you make a lot of sense. Probably about the best point I've seen on this whole mess.
I’ll take that to heart.
Can I call them “ABO’s” when I’m speaking about them as a group?
scared of Obama, I am too. I understand why they now cling to Romney because of that fear. I also understand their emotional need to be validated, to have others join their misery at having to toss aside principles because they are scared, why they attack those not so easily swayed as Obama lovers and such. Fear is a powerful tool
***The most generous thing we can say about ABOs is that they are cowards? Shouldn’t they deserve the zot if they try to separate stalwart conservatives from their conservative principles on this conservative website? JimRob would be doing them a favor by giving them the zot.
I know. I just can’t get around it.
Still whining I hear.
You’re whining too.
But hey, maybe if you badmouth FR enough over there we won’t hear you whine about it here?
TBLers, what a bunch of whiners.
And they don’t have the grace or maturity to keep it over there either and stop trolling FR.
Not a single one of them.
What will be very interesting is if and when Romney is elected, some time down the road, how big an “we told you so” we conservatives will get with our brethren who bolted..
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