Hmmm I sense someone is struggling with their inner child on choosing the right candidate? Can a "so called conservative pastor" support a candidate that is for gay marriage, abortion rights such as Pat Robertson? I believe the majority of the fundamentalist Christians would agree that Huck is the one they would support if it came down between the two for the nomination. I will leave it at that..
Anonymous,First of all, who called me a conservative pastor? I am an economic and philosophical conservative politically. I am not a member of the "religious right." And, I am not sure anyone would call my theology "conservative." It's certainly not liberal either. I prefer the term "emerging." Is that ok with you?Secondly, I have detailed my support for Rudy pretty openly here on my blog. He's the best economic and philosophical conservative in the race with executive experience and a proven track record of accomplishment. Plus, I think he gives America the best chance at winning the war on terror. Huckabee, on the other hand, is not a conservative. He's a Christian, but his solutions are government solutions. He's not a conservative. Sorry to disappoint you.
Agreed in certain areas Huck is not so conservative, however he is conservative on the issues that matter as a true Christian. I support a praying president that has the Lord in his corner. I feel that as a true Christian it is my duty to support a candidate that abides/upholds God's commandments. I don't question Guiliani as a leader I question whether God will continue to bless this nation with such a leader that supports abortion and gay marriage. Wisdom comes from the Lord and I believe that the candidate that upholds God's commandments has Godly wisdom. Also him being a Baptist doesn't hurt either. I hope this is not the reason you aren't supporting him.....
Billy, If Rudy has you concerned you must have an ulcer worrying about Mrs. Clinton becoming our next leader.....
No it doesn't bother me at all. The Lord is in control of everything. However I do have control for the choices I make which is why I support a praying candidate. I think it's hypocritical for a Christian to support someone that favors a candidate that openly favors abortion and gay marriage. If Guilini get the nod for the nomination well I will cross that bridge and ask God for guidance. As a pastor, I question that you have fully submitted all to God. That is the difference between the sheep and the wolves.
Wow. Let me get this straight.Are the comments in this thread implying (or even stating outright) that I am struggling with my inner childnot a true Christiannot fully submitted to Goda wolf not sheep because I support Rudy Giuliani for president in '08?
I think we should examine the Moral Issues that the candidates stand for first. God is offended by the the almost 4000 abortions every day and forbids relationships of the same sex; however, God does not seem to be as offended by our non-moral issues such as tax cuts and health care choices."Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.." Psalms 33:12
Jay, I don't think I buy your premise that economic and health issues are non-moral issues. It seems to me that God spoke a lot more about those kinds of issues than he ever did about same sex relationships.
Economics and Health issues are, of course, important; however, ignoring the blatant sins of our nation, that offend Him, should be paramount. Shouldn't we be more concerned with what God detests first? Will our Economy stand if God doesn't continue to bless our nation?Sodom and Gomorrah wasn't punished on account of economics and health care issues. They were destroyed because of their wicked practices.
My point exactly Jaybird. What are the important issues to God? Will not God protect the nation that obeys and upholds his commandments? As a "True Christian" it is imperative to follow God's Ways and not follow the World's Ways. You can't serve two masters. The free choice is yours to make.
Matthew 6:24 >>"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
Something tells me that John Calvin would never say, "The free choice is yours to make."
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