Moderators of Sunday‚Äôs faith forum spared the Democratic presidential candidates no mercy as they drilled them on difficult theological questions ranging from ‚ÄúWhy does God allow people to suffer?‚ÄĚ to ‚ÄúDo you believe that God created the world in six days?‚ÄĚ
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) took questions from moderators Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek and respected scholar on faith and American politics; Campbell Brown, CNN Election Center anchor; and some of the nation‚Äôs most prominent Christian and religious leaders during the Compassion Forum held at Messiah College near Harrisburg, Pa.
At first, Clinton seemed taken aback by the unexpected question of why a loving God would allow good people to suffer, before remarking that the question is the ‚Äúsubject of generations of commentary and debate.‚ÄĚ...
Any true born again believer will not protect Rep. or Dem.; sadly, there are no candidates in this present race that fit the bill of a blood bought born again believer, nor were there in the last election. As far as homosexuality and abortion go, we stand on God's word on these issues...His word opposes murder and sexual perversion. We speak out against the acts themselves, and urge lost sinners to be reconciled to God. To see sin of any kind as 'acceptable' for the sake of tolerance is to go against God's word, and to anger the Most High God. There is to be NO compromise, NO tolerating, NO sugarcoating. We are commanded to stand firm in the faith, or we will not stand at all. These perilous times are not for the faint-hearted. It is essential we pray continually, and not stray from His holy word.
""And whatever is not from faith" The reason for this condemnation is, that every work, however splendid and excellent in appearance, is counted as sin, except it be founded on a right conscience; for God regards not the outward display, but the inward obedience of the heart, by this alone is an estimate made of our works. Besides, how can that be obedience, when any one undertakes what he is not persuaded is approved by God? Where then such a doubt; exists, the individual is justly charged with prevarication; for he proceeds in opposition to the testimony of his, own conscience." (John Calvin)
WhyHate wrote: Why do all of you protect Republicans anyways? You don't know what kind of mishcheif they are up to either. We are here to worship the ONE TRUE GOD not any politician republican nor democrate.
I agree. Look at John McCain's pastor John Hagee, who claims Jesus was not the Messiah and wants to start a perpetual war to wipe out the Arabs for Israel.
All the political candidates are puppets and all owned by the same puppetmasters, known as the Illuminati, global criminals and killers seeking a New World Order and a culling of the world population by 80 percent. Check out the video Endgame online.
Why is there so much hate in your words? So much judgement? Have you looked at your own spec? and I am talking about almost all of the comments. No one knows the answers to any of these questions. We can guess and guess all we want but we are not supposed to know. And all of these comments about abortion and gay rights... Please. These are hate. God put us here on this earth to make decisions, whether or not we make the wrong ones it is up to GOD to judge us. And no I am not gay nor have I aborted a baby and I will not. Why do all of you protect Republicans anyways? You don't know what kind of mishcheif they are up to either. We are here to worship the ONE TRUE GOD not any politician republican nor democrate.
As we look with critical eye upon the depressingly sad choices we face in our presidential candidates, we need to remember that God is sovereign and that He knows and superintends the affairs of this nation. I have no doubt that He will give us the leaders we deserve, even if their role will be to continue to make America a godless nation so that we may repent and turn back to Him. Our inadequate presidential candidates are not an affront to God's church. They are the result of the dereliction of duty by His church. We will get the government we deserve. As we judge the candidates, remember that they are a judgment upon us.
AntiVaticanistAmerican wrote: "overcome evil" has been Overcome of Evil: Satanic-Vaticanist/Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic "JESUITIC" EVIL ! The Satanic-Vaticanist "JESUITS" ARE THE "ILLUMINATI"--LOS ALUMBRADOS as Ignatius Loyola called his "JESUITS" in Spanish: The ILLUMINATED Ones/ILLUMINATI !............. ILLUMINATI = LOS ALUMBRADOS = JESUITS
I most certainly do not represent the Vatican or Jesuits as I attempt to speak out against the MANY evils present in our society. I do forgive you for your judgmental comments of me. It was because of your comments that I began to research the Vatican and the Jesuits, and I thank you for that !
I am not overcome of evil for one reason alone: I am redeemed by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ my Saviour.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
The Illuminati is enslaving America by destroying the four pillars of human identity: race, religion, nation and family. This is also the Communist platform.
Communism is government tyranny designed by the London-based Illuminati bankers who sponsor it to absorb all wealth. Some form of Communism is the true face of the New World Order.
The Illuminati is the highest rung of Freemasonry, an octopus-like secret society which the bankers use to exercise power. Obama is a member of the Illuminati, as are Clinton and McCain. Obama is related to Bush and Cheney.
When will Americans recognize that the Illuminati is destroying our country and laughing at us? Humiliating and ridiculing and killing us? When will we realize that 9-11 was perpetrated by the Illuminati, and that our leaders and mass media are betraying us? When will we realize US democracy has been hijacked?
"Obama's Slip Revealed His True Colors" by Henry Makow PhD [URL=http://www.henrymakow.com]]]www.henrymakow.com[/URL]
Mike wrote: Socialism is a disease; Obama and Clinton are carriers.
Satanic-Vaticanist/Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic FASCISM, NAZISM and Callous-Compassionless-Centralized-Banking-"Fed"-CAPITALISM is an even DEADLIER DISEASE;
and JOHN McCAIN isn't just a CARRIER OF IT:
He's been SPREADING it for YEARS (AS THE GEORGE BUSHES & OTHER REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS, SINCE PRESIDENT EISENHOWER, HAVE BEEN) in the U.S. Congress; like the Sodomites/Gomorrahites and Sexually-Perverted-Pedophile-Papist-Priests have been spreading AIDS, HIV and Every Veneral Disease known to Mankind for over a Dozen Centuries ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Mike wrote: Typical liberal social gospel theology rears its ugly head....emphasis on the poor, the poor, and no acceptance of sin and the necessity for redemption through Christ alone. Beware when a politician uses the Bible to promote taking from those who have to give to those who do not have by way of unconstitutional legislation. Socialism defended with the Bible is just as wrong as atheistic socialism defended by a Marxist mindset.
Socialism is a disease; Obama and Clinton are carriers.
What I hate is the almost unavoidable result that any/all credit for "helping" the "poor" ends up going to those who take wealth from others instead of to the ones who generated that wealth in the first place.
Even worse is that the latter are often vilified in order to further enhance the "generous" reputation of the former.
Biblical and Marxist socialism invariably alienate the helper and the one being helped to the point that neither is aware of the other on any kind of personal level.
Typical Liberal evasive "vote for me" responses trying to canvass all of the people all of the time. Well at least until they get into power. Their answers have more political content than Biblical, thats for sure.