Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rick Perry And The Wrath of God

Why True Christians Abhor Republicans -- Part Two

Governor Rick Perry of Texas, liar, tea party darling and wingnut extraordinaire, has been babbling about God again. When asked about his popularity being greater around the country than in his home state, he responded: “A prophet is generally not loved in their hometown. That’s both biblical and practical.”

Jesus used those words to describe himself while denouncing his countrymen who rejected him, and for Rick Perry to similarly apply them to himself, given the anti God Republican policies he enacts in Texas, is absolutely absurd. His latest budgest slashes necessary services to the needy and the poor, while laying off as many as 100,000 teachers, sadly and almost thankfully denying their capacity to impart revised US history to the children of Texas.

Earlier this week it came to light that in an interview last month Perry claimed that ‘God crashed the economy to return us to biblical principals.’

No, Rick, that's not it at all. The Bible teaches us that the love of money is the root of all evil, and it was the wicked policies of your predecessor in the Texas governor’s mansion and his cronies (some of whom are your cronies too) when they took the White House with the Congress in their pockets that accomplished that. George Bush and the Republicans crashed the economy by doling out the national treasury to their wealthy friends.

However, since you are so fond of mentioning God and the Bible, surely you know that God expresses His wrath upon mankind using fire. Here are a couple of scriptures for you.

Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Psalm 21:9

Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their head, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 22:31.

In April, when Texas was battling wildfires, Perry publicly criticized Obama for not helping his state while he was receiving federal funds to do just that. That is hypocrisy, and being a hypocrite precludes Perry from possibly being a prophet.

So, Rick, if you are looking to a manifestation of God's displeasure with acts of Americans that controvert the Bible, you should look to the wildfires which ravaged your own state, and which are currently burning out of control in Arizona—the largest ever there. Wicked men control economies, but God is Lord of the elements: he kindles fire with His fingernails of flint, and fans and spreads the flames with the wind, which is His breath.

And why? Because it is also written in the Bible: For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Galatians 5:14

The Arizona legislature’s relentless persecution of their neighbors to the south--God’s children in Mexico--and the recently enacted laws which persecute their neighbors in their own communities, are in direct contradiction to ‘all the law,’ also known as the OLD TESTAMENT, and this is what incites the LORD to ire.

If Rick Perry were truly a prophet he would quickly recognize these plain truths: but he’s doesn’t, and he’s not.

Why True Christians Abhor Republicans -- Introduction
Part 1 -- The Boehner Letters
Part 2 -- Rick Perry And The Wrath Of God
Part 3 -- Mitt Romney's Truth Is Myth
Part 4 -- Michele Bachmann's Most Dangerous Lie
Part 5 -- Pat Robertson Is A Sodomite
Part 6 -- Paul Ryan's Antichrist Goddess
Part 7 -- Eric Cantor, Dead Man Walking

8 comments:

  1. Lately, as I have been learning about the GoTea-Party's heroine, Ayn Rand, I have been surprised to lern just how anti-Jesus, and anti Christian they really are.

    So if Rick Perry is claiming to be a prophet, maybe he is, but the False Prophet talked about in the Book Of Revelation?

    Or maybe he is simply one of the wolves in sheep's clothing Jesus warned "us" about?

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  2. So many wolves, so many sheep.

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  3. So many christians, so few lions.

    It was on a shirt I saw at the height of the bush years.

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  6. Ah, that good old No True Scotsman fallacy. You may feel his beliefs and priorities are misguided (at best) or that he does not follow orthodox canon, but to claim that Rick Perry is not a true Christian is disingenuous. If the man worships the God of the bible and believes that Jesus was sent to redeem mankind of his sins, then he is, in fact, a true Christian.

    Don't try to disown him. Your condemnation is enough.

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  7. I like dianedp's T-shirt slogan. I arrived at your wonderful site via a post at Crooks and Liars and I'm reading through your past postings - great stuff. (I'll also investigate your books.)

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  8. Right on! You are pin-pointing the most important story of our time: the totally fake version of Christianity practiced by the megachurch evagelicals. No doubt Perry thinks he can pass through the eye of a needle, camel and all.

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