By Doug Newman
January 21, 2010
Posted at Freedom4um and Facebook.
This is not about whether Senator Elect Scott Brown from Massachusetts is a Christian. This is between him and his Maker. These are just a few thoughts about the fruit on his tree that Jesus tells us to inspect. (Matthew 7:15-20)
This war was never officially declared by Congress, as the Constitution requires, so no official state of war exists. The Fifth Amendment starts with the words “No person” and goes on to say “nor shall any person”. Hence it extends to all people. The Sixth Amendment starts with the words “In all criminal prosecutions...” Likewise, it extends to all people.
Consider Deuteronomy 19:15: “One witness is not enough to convict a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
Read it! It says “any crime or offense.” That includes terrorism.
God gives us all these rights. They are inherent in our humanity. And if you will disregard the rights of people accused of terrorism, don’t come crying to me when your rights are disregarded some day. What goes around comes around.
One more thing: are there any other categories of people to whom Scott Brown thinks the Constitution does not "grant rights"?
But wasn’t Brown the “lesser of two evils”? The Bible tells us to “hate what is evil.” (Romans 12:9) Millions of Christians have been so conned and manipulated that they have disregarded all Christian morality in the name of temporal political gain. “What shall it profit a man…?” (Matthew 16:26) Either vote for a candidate from a non-privileged party or don’t vote at all. Better this than to put one’s blessing on evil. Get out of Babylon! (Revelation 18:4)
We need to fear God’s Judgment more than we fear Democrats.
I have been told not to “judge” Scott Brown. I am not doing that at all. However, based on his history, he is no one that a Christian should trust with political power.
Paul called it right in II Timothy 4:3-4: “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”
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CMB in New Jersey writes:Wanted to share a favorite verse which is applicable in any sphere or any relationship - even politics:
Great article on Scott Brown. I used many of your quotes in my heated debates with tea party members here who call themselves Christians yet supported him despite his belief that it is okay to murder our unborn, simply because he is a Republican. I made sure to attribute the quotes to your article.
JM in Reno writes:Good points in your column about Scott Brown. He is just another neocon; try telling that to the mainstream conservative media, though. You would think Jesus himself was elected. Didn't Scott Brown pose nearly nude for Cosmo some time ago, causing women to lust in their hearts after him? I imagine the Sermon On The Mount was meant for females, too. I'd love to hear Sean Hannity's take on that-but not after eating lunch.
To which I replied:I had Limbaugh on for about 10 minutes last Wednesday, the day after Brown was elected. If I did not know better, I would have thought Scott Brown just walked across Boston Harbor.
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