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Daily Devotional for Monday December 10, 2007
Loving the Things of this World More Than God
(Matthew 23:6-7, Matthew 24:11-14, 1 Timothy 6:9-10, Isaiah 5:20-21, 1 John 2:15-17, Matthew 6:24)
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:15-17
Loving the things of this world more than the things of God. In the aftermath of Mitt Romney's big speech this past Thursday that was billed as a defense of his Mormon beliefs, I was shocked and deeply saddened as I watched one Christian leader after another being interviewed. As a follower of Jesus Christ, the Jesus Christ of the Bible, I thought that the most important thing was to share the message of Christ's love with the lost and help to bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, knowing that those who rejected Him would die and their souls would be damned for all eternity to hell. For a Believer, especially those who have taken on the enormous responsibility of being in a leadership position, how can anything be more important than the eternal souls of men?
I was very grateful that the Holy Spirit led me to deal with Romney's speech BEFORE he even gave it, so the Liveprayer family was prepared for his lies and deception. I have never been one to say "I told you so," but in this case, what I shared with you in the Thursday Devotional about what he would say and do was virtually 100% on the money. As I told you, this would be very carefully managed, orchestrated, and choreographed and it was. The cheering crowd in attendance was there by invitation only. What sickened me was that in this staged audience were many men who Christians look to for leadership.
I have first-hand knowledge that Jay Sekulow flew his private jet (remember that the next time Jay is asking you to give him $$$) to the event and took along Mark DeMoss and several other Christians who have sold out Christ to back the member of a satanic cult for whatever short term temporal benefit their support may bring them.
The speech itself was exactly what I said it would be, an attempt by Romney to make people believe he is a Christian without ever going into what his cult really believes which was the supposed purpose of the speech in the first place. As a matter of fact, Mormons should be outraged, since he not only refused to deal with the beliefs of his cult, but only used the name Mormon ONE TIME in the entire 20 minute speech. ONE TIME!
Let me refer to just two parts of his speech to point out what a liar Mitt Romney is. The first was when he tried to make the case that he would not take any orders or direction from those in leadership of his cult. The fact is, as a Temple Mormon, Romney took a blood oath to the LDS cult and part of that blood oath involves his allegiance to the Mormon cult above and beyond ANYTHING ELSE, including the Constitution of the United States! He has vowed to help create an LDS theocracy led my who, A MORMON PRESIDENT! As a matter of fact, the Mormons already have a temple in Washington DC that is furnished and equipped and prepared to be the headquarters of this theocracy. Mitt forgot to tell you about all of that in his big speech about "what he believes."
The second was his attempt to make people believe he is a Christian by stating he believes Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. What he conveniently forgot to tell you is that his cult also believes that Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer and that his cult denies the deity of Christ. My friend, the deity of Christ is the single most critical tenet of the Christians faith, since if Jesus was not God, than his sacrifice on the cross for the sins of all mankind was in vain and the whole Christian faith is nothing but a myth. IF CHRIST IS NOT GOD THAN WE ARE ALL STILL DEAD IN OUR SINS AND OUR FAITH IS MEANINGLESS!!!
So Romney did exactly what I told you he would do, lie and use deception to pass himself off as a Christian without ever talking about what his cult really believes. Again, my criticism of Romney has never been about his politics, that has never even been the focus of my comments about him. My concern has always been the souls of people who will be influenced to check out the Mormon cult, fall into their false teachings, and end up in hell for following the lies of Joey Smith. That has already been happening just from his candidacy!
All I have ever asked Romney to do is simply be honest, state that he is a Mormon and a Mormon is NOT a Christian. If people want to vote for a man who wears special underwear 24/7 that he believes has magical powers and that he will die and become the god of his own planet and have many women waiting to have sex with him to create an endless supply of spirit babies, that is fine. All I have ever asked is that he is simply honest enough to admit this is what he believes.
What absolutely sickened me was the aftermath of the speech and the comments by Christian men who have large followings and are looked up to as leaders. Ralph Reed who the networks failed to mention is actively supporting Romney, praised and lauded his speech. James Dobson of Focus on the Family who has a business relationship with the Mormons called Romney's speech "Passionate and his message was inspirational." Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention said, "I thought it was a remarkable speech, it was an eloquent speech."
Albert Mohler at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville has not endorsed Romney, but says he finds him an "attractive candidate." Mohler says evangelicals who say they won't vote for a Mormon may reconsider. Reverend Rob Schenk, president of the National Ministry Centre in Washington DC who attended the speech, called it "One of the best political speeches on this subject that will likely ever be made. As an evangelical, I think he went a long way toward relieving some of the anxieties that evangelicals have." Jonathan Falwell who appeared that night on Hannity and Colmes on FOX News should have been on "Dancing with the Stars." Rather than use this opportunity to share why Mormonism is a cult and their teachings totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity, he decided being politically correct was better than taking a stand for the Truth
WOW!!!! I have one word, DISGUSTING! These were the comments I heard all night long from some of the key Christian men so many people look to for leadership as they gave credibility to this member of a satanic cult that is leading the souls of men to hell. I did so many print and electronic interviews Thursday my head was spinning by the end of the day. I was the ONLY Christian leader the press could find who would go on the record and call this speech what it was, an articulate pack of lies Romney delivered out of desperation to deceive people into thinking he is a Christian since he is seeing much of the Christian support he was counting on going towards Gov. Mike Huckabee. ( Below is a link to a NY Times story from yesterday where I was quoted about the Romney speech: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/weekinreview/09goodstein.html?ref=us )
What I have challenged the secular press to do is to press these Christians who are supporting and speaking so eloquently about Romney and ask them two simple questions. The first, is a Mormon a Christian. The second, if you believe that Mormonism is a cult and according to the Bible, those who follow their lies will die and go to hell, why would you as a Christian be supporting a man who will help leads men's souls to hell? As a matter of fact, these are the questions YOU need to ask Sekulow, Reed, DeMoss, Weyrich, Land, Dobson, and any other "leader" you hear supporting, or just as bad, not denouncing Romney, especially if you support their work. These would also be great questions to ask your pastor!
An interesting bit of inside information for you from my personal experiences with he media Thursday. I was contacted in the afternoon by a producer at FOX News about coming on Britt Hume's program to be the lone dissenting voice about Romney's speech. I was scheduled to do a CNN segment at 5:30 for Headline News, so we coordinated everything with the FOX people. An hour later they called to cancel and the explanation I got from someone there I have worked with numerous times in he past was that it was an "editorial decision."
After watching their coverage all night long, I realized that they did not have ONE dissenting voice on the Romney speech on any of their programs. Theological midget Sean Hannity made numerous statements that anyone who would come against Romney based on his Mormon beliefs was a bigot and a hateful person and he equated Mormonism with Christianity. It was clear that FOX News made a conscious effort Thursday to insure Romney's speech was seen as a great success.
My gut and personal feeling is that they have a huge Mormon viewership and it is not any more complicated than FOX News not wanting to alienate a huge group of people who are most likely FOX viewers. After all, FOX News is a business and is about making money. Rupert Murdoch who owns News Corp which owns FOX News, made his billions selling sleaze through his worldwide media outlets. I have mentioned often the sleaze factor at FOX News, which is supposed to be geared to a conservative, family values audience. Here is a video clip that a group put together to showcase the premeditated sleaze factor at FOX, and they acutally used one of my appearances on FOX News in this clip that has had over 400,000 views: http://foxattacks.com/blog/18210?play=1
I love you and care about you so much. This is not about politics but about souls my friend. Romney did exactly what I told you he would do last Thursday, lie and try to pass himself off as a Christian even though the beliefs of his cult are totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. Voting for Romney is no different than voting for satan since a Romney Presidency will end up influencing people worldwide to fall into the false teachings of his cult, die in their sins, and end up in hell.
FOX News is not a Christian news network, though they actively promote themselves and market themselves to a Christian audience. So their orchestrated slant of Romney's speech last Thursday is not surprising since their god is money. However, what was shocking and disappointing were the comments by men of God who are supposed to be more concerned about the souls of men above all else, but who clearly demonstrated by their comments that they are serving two masters and love the things of this world more than the things of God!