to trust in the shadow of Egypt

Posted: November 7, 2012 in christian living
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Isaiah 30:1  Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!  Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

The following list has been making its rounds through facebook and blogs.  I have always seen it posted by those promoting Mitt Romney.  The republican party is not really much more Godly or moral in most areas compared to Democrats.  What really got me this time is seeing a friend post this while stating that it would be sin and tempting the Lord to vote for a third party candidate (that is, it would be a sin to not vote for Romney).

1. I will vote for the most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Prov.6:17).

That innocent blood includes that of little arab babies (aka collateral damage) and young men who are attempting to defend their homeland from U.S. invasions (who have limited access to the outside world and thus skewed views of the issues) . Does God then hate the evangelical church for their support of the Iraq war waged to protect us from their non-existent weapons of mass destruction?

2. I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel & curses those who don’t (Gen.12:3).

God blesses those who place their faith in Jesus Christ and all others are under his just wrath including mormons and unconverted jews. The time is fulfilled, the kingdom of God is at hand now repent and stop getting your theology from the christian coalition.

3. I will vote for the most pro-marriage candidate, because God is for marriage as defined in Genesis 2:24.

This is just an outright, bold-faced lie. Mormons are polygamist by doctrine, if not in open practice, and do not believe in Biblical marriage as Jesus taught.

4. I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government’s purpose is to reward the good & punish the evil (Rom. 13:3-4, 1Pet. 2:14).

Republican connections to the Military Industrial Complex, big oil, lobbyists, etc bring this one into question too despite there being some truth on the surface.

5. I will vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender (Prov.22:7).

6. I will vote for the most pro-work candidate because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat (2Thess.3:10).

I would be interested to see how a Christian slave laborer in Asia who works all day to produce products for the same christians who wrote this list (and still can barely afford to eat) would respond.

I am not condemning those who vote because their heart burns against the evil of abortion and they want to do anything possible to stop it.  If that is the case – God bless you, but beware of leaning on the arm of the flesh and going to the Egyptians for help as Israel did in error.

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Comments
  1. among the forgotten says:

    I believe the reason individuals place their faith in men is due to a fundamental error- that of placing their confidence in what Jesus can and may do instead of placing their faith in Jesus Himself. How many times have I viewed Jesus as the solution to my problems (He can provide a me a job, safety a wife etc) instead of viewing Him as the Solution for He becomes our greatest need- that of Life itself. When a man has life, he can be content in all circumstances for He knows His Father will meet his needs in His time and in His way. Men can and do take away what is temporal and fleeting, those things we only think we need or need to stand for. If I’m fighting for those same things for which this world fights and defends, rest assured I am out of alignment with God the Holy Spirit and abandoning the hope and peace that results from abiding above. If God’s promises are true, perfect peace rests with those who’s eyes are steadfast upon Him, not with those confidence rests in men appointed to positions within this worldly and fleeting system of death. We all need to choose every day despite our circumstances whom we will serve.
    Excellent article and comments Jim.

  2. fleebabylon says:

    Weeping for Tammuz

    Ezekial 8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

    This verse came to me while reading the comments of an extremly evangelical women that my wife knows on facebook this morning. Going on and on about how america is doomed, the gays are getting legal rights, etc, now that Obama is in again.

    [Replace Tammuz with an idol named GOP to get the full effect]

  3. Scarlett says:

    Back in the day, another year, another election, I voted for the so-called “Conservative” candidate. In doing so, I ignorantly and mistakenly voted in evil. The evil did nothing about abortion, it continued on, just as it had before the election. But then, this same “conservative” president began to wage war, a crusade, against the “evil doers”. Looking back in retrospect, I have to ask myself, “who were the evil doers anyway? Us, or the ones the war was being waged against?” . If Christian Republicans were honest with themselves, wouldn’t they be asking these same questions? Or is it that the blind are leading the blind and they are all falling in the ditch?

    Scarlett

    • fleebabylon says:

      “Back in the day, another year, another election, I voted for the so-called “Conservative” candidate.”

      How I did too sister. The Lord is kind in calling many out from among her unclean altars!

  4. Reblogged this on Smashing Idols and commented:
    Few perceive reality like this blogger who shows uncommon good sense in this post.

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