Conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right actions. One’s conscience is only as good as what has formed it. One’s conscience can be “seared with a hot iron” (1 Tim. 4:2). For instance, a person taught from childhood that it is his religious duty to murder Jews will feel guilty if he lets Jews live. On the other hand, a normal conscience can be kept healthy and strong by meditating in God’s word, the Bible. The conscience of a true Christian will be based on Bible teachings, not on human reasoning or on the desire to please friends—on Bible facts, not on emotion. A Christian keeps his conscience clear by doing what the Bible says to do, and by refusing to do what the Bible says not to do.
Will you have a clear conscience after the presidential election in November? I will because I am going to vote the way God’s word says to vote: for life.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. (Deut. 30:19)
Jehovah our God spoke those words, so we had better listen and obey. Note in particular that God COMMANDED to CHOOSE. He did not give the option of not choosing. We must choose, and our choice must be life. To not vote for life is to choose death for both us and our children.
It is wrong to choose a dead choice
At this time we have only two viable choices for president. Viable means capable of living and coming to birth; or, in the present context, having any chance of becoming president. During the beginning of the primary, I supported Ted Cruz until additional research revealed his deceptions on major issues (listed below), at which point I switched to Mike Huckabee. I still think Mike Huckabee was the most righteous candidate. But both Cruz and Huckabee lost in the primary. So they are no longer viable choices for president. Therefore all hope of them becoming president in November is dead.
God commands us to choose life.
The Constitution Party
By the way, this is also why it is wrong at this time to vote for the Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party platform is excellent. However, “As of April 21, 2016, the [Constitution] party has not achieved access to enough electoral college votes to have the party’s nominee win the election. The requirement is to have 270 electoral votes and the party has only 150.” The situation is unlikely to have improved much. In 2012 the Constitution Party candidate received only 122,388 votes, and zero electoral votes. As of August 3, 2016, Darrell Castle, the present Constitution Party presidential candidate is on the ballot in only 22 states. He is, therefore, not a viable candidate; he has zero chance of winning. So, a vote for him is a vote against the best viable candidate, and a vote for the worst viable candidate. Such a vote is choosing death instead of life.
The Libertarian Party
The Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson, is also a dead choice. But, even if he were a viable choice, libertarianism opposes basic Christian principles; so no Christian can with a clear conscience vote libertarian. Libertarianism places the authority of individuals over the authority of God, and places man-made laws over God-made laws. True conservatives believe that what God defines as right or wrong cannot be changed by men—or by governments (which are composed of fallible, sinful men). Libertarians believe that men can redefine right and wrong. Libertarians, therefore, very wrongly think that licentiousness—unrestrained sin—is freedom and liberty. Libertarian liberty is therefore phony. Sin enslaves; it does not free.
Here is how Jesus defines true freedom:
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:30-36)
True freedom is based on the truths found in God’s word. The rejection of God’s laws is not freedom, but is sin that results in bondage.
Libertarianism is for all practical purposes atheism. Anarchists, and socialists, including communists, worldwide call themselves libertarians. In the USA the Democrat Party is libertarian. The party that calls itself the Libertarian Party in the USA tends to be somewhat conservative on economic issues, but libertarian on social issues. For example, the platform of Libertarian Party for 2016 states the following anti-Biblical positions:
- That abortion should be legalized.
- That sodomy and same-sex marriage should be legalized.
- That the use of [narcotic] drugs for recreational use should be legalized.
- That the application of the death penalty by the state should be outlawed.
Once a nation accepts libertarianism, there is no end to how wicked that nation can become. Consider this: abortion is murder. So, if it is OK to murder unwanted unborn babies, then there is no reason why unwanted adults—retarded, handicapped, elderly, chronically ill, those of different political persuasions— can’t also be murdered. If government (federal or state) can decide that sodomy is OK, then can’t the government also decide that rape, stealing, fornication, adultery, prostitution, pornography, polygamy, incest, and bestiality are OK? This is already happening, which is why the USA is in rapid decline.
A web search reveals that many atheists support Gary Johnson because, “he is quoted as saying that he doesn’t have any churchgoing friends and doesn’t ‘seek the counsel of God.'” Even atheists that realize he has no chance of becoming president like him; as one atheist explained:
While he will fall short of winning a state, winning something in the region of 5% of the votes is a possibility if he is lucky and things go his way. The greatest impact Johnson could have is as a Trump spoiler by taking votes from him and giving Clinton an electoral college landslide. For that reason alone, his campaign excites me.
So, not only is the Libertarian candidate a dead choice, but he is a pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-narcotics, pro-death-to-Christianity choice.
God Commands that we choose life
At this time the only two viable candidates for president are Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton. So, let’s see which of these two choices is for life:
On the Supreme Court
Trump has committed to appointing only conservative, pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. Trump’s list of potential United States Supreme Court justices can be read here.
Clinton has committed to appointing only liberal, pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court. This is an extremely serious difference, especially considering that the next president may appoint as many as five Supreme Court judges to lifetime terms. Plus, he or she will appoint many more lower level federal judges. Do we really want every one of the Ten Commandments to be outlawed by liberal, atheist, Democrat judges?
Choose life, or else our way of life will die a painful death.
On American sovereignty
Trump is for keeping American sovereignty alive; and he is against the United Nations one-world-government movement. “The United Nations is not a friend of democracy,” Trump said. “It’s not a friend even to the United States of America where, as you know, it has its home, and it surely is not a friend to Israel.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton are whole-heartily for the United Nations one-world-government (which will eventually give rise to the Antichrist after it has killed American sovereignty). Bill Clinton even aspires to be Secretary-General of the United Nations.
On American culture
Trump wants to keep American Judeo-Christian culture alive by strictly controlling immigration.
Clinton wants to kill American culture by bringing in as many foreign criminals and radical Islamists as possible to vote Democrat. One of the sayings of radical Islamists is: “We love death more than you [Christians] love life.” We Christians had better choose life, else the last things are eyes may see before we are decapitated is our young sons being castrated to be made slaves, and our wives and daughters impregnated with radical Muslims’ babies by rape. This is happening in many parts of the world right now. So, don’t think it can’t happen in the USA; rapes and murders by muslims in the USA are already common. America is on her way to becoming another Sweden. Any man not concerned for his family’s future after seeing the violent advance of Islam in the news every day since 911 is extremely naive and foolish.
Trump is pro-Israel: he wants Israel to live. Trump has three grandchildren by a Jewish son-in-law. Trump realizes the vital importance of protecting Israel in the Middle East.
Clinton is pro-Arab: she is supported by and supports Arab countries that want Israel to die. Huma Abedin, Clinton’s chief assistant, is a Muslim who was raised and educated in Saudi Arabia, and whose whole family is involved in Islamic terrorism. In just about every way possible Clinton stands for destruction and death.
Clinton has been working her whole life to kill Christianity because Christianity is the major obstacle to her atheist, humanist agenda. Trump has committed some serious sins, just as did Moses and David. But Trump realizes that without Christianity the USA will be dead. And he wants Christianity and the USA to live. Do you?
On freedom of speech
Trump wants to revive freedom of speech for pastors by repealing the Johnson Amendment to the IRS code, which threatens punishment to pastors who speak out on political issues.
Clinton wants to kill our freedom of speech completely because to the Democrat party all Christian teaching is hate speech and must be banned. So, do we want freedom of speech or not? Not choosing death by not voting is actually choosing death.
God COMMANDS that we CHOOSE—life.
On law and order
Trump believes that all lives matter no matter what their gender, color or status in life. He recognizes that the local police protect good people from bad people. Without police, people—perhaps our own loved ones—would be murdered right and left. Without local police our lives would be turned into a hell on earth—a living death.
Clinton says “Black lives matter,” implying that other lives don’t. But in reality even black lives don’t matter to her, as she supports the slaughter of thousands of black lives by abortion every year. And the murder of blacks by other blacks don’t even rate being mentioned by her.
Choose life, not death.
On the economy
Obama’s international socialist economic policies—especially high taxes and unfair international trade deals—are a cancer that’s threatening to kill the US economy. He gives billions in foreign aide to countries that hate the US, and wage terrorism against us.
Trump believes in putting America first, and his position on taxes can be summed up in the following edited quotes:
If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax…All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets – 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% – instead of the current seven. This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II…No business of any size…will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes…No family will have to pay the death tax.
This is very similar to Ronald Reagan’s tax reform that thrust the USA into renewed prosperity in the 1980s.
In contrast, Hillary Clinton plans to extend Obama’s disastrous socialist economic policies even further by increasing taxes one trillion dollars per year! Read a detailed breakdown of these tax increases here and here. Her socialist plan will kill American prosperity.
Choose life, not death.
Trump’s position on international trade is very sensible:
Under the Trump administration trade will flourish. However, for free trade to bring prosperity to America, it must also be fair trade. Our goal is not protectionism but accountability. America fully opened its markets to China but China has not reciprocated. Its Great Wall of Protectionism uses unlawful tariff and non-tariff barriers to keep American companies out of China and to tilt the playing field in their favor.
If you give American workers a level playing field, they will win. At its heart, this plan is a negotiating strategy to bring fairness to our trade with China. The results will be huge for American businesses and workers. Jobs and factories will stop moving offshore and instead stay here at home. The economy will boom. [Color emphasis added.]
Read the details here. Note that Trump is not against free trade as some of his enemies are falsely accusing. He wants free trade to live, but recognizes that trade is not really free if other countries can sell their products to us, but won’t allow us to sell our products to them.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton is the wife of Bill Clinton, the man that made the unfair deals in China’s favor in the first place. These unfair trade deals are made by corrupt government officials who receive huge sums of money under the table for selling their country down the river. Read The Clinton Foundation received millions from uranium investors as Putin took over 20% of US uranium reserves to see how Bill and Hillary Clinton arranged the deal that enabled Russia to obtain the uranium they need to make nuclear bombs to use against us. These corrupt business deals made the Clintons filthy rich, but greatly harm the US economy.
Hillary Clinton is also for the TPP. If she is elected president we can expect the economy to rapidly sink. Many more Christian people will lose their jobs. With no income their tithes and offerings will be $0.00. Pastors salaries will therefore shrink, and Christian missionary work will be starved for funds. Is this what Christians want? If not, then they had better make sure that Hillary does not become president.
SUMMARY: Trump’s critics like to bring up his past liberal politics, refusing to accept that—like Ronald Reagan—he may have developed more conservative views as he matured with age (he is after all now 70 years old). But the fact is, it is undeniable that Trump is now advocating many very important Christian principles. In spite of his sins, he is clearly pro-life, and has chosen a long-time pro-life advocate for his vice-presidential running mate. Read Mike Pense’s pro-life voting record. Clinton is radically pro-death, and has chosen Tim Kaine—a deceptive hypocrite on abortion—as her running mate. Trump is not Jesus, but neither are you. There never has been, and never will be a sinless presidential candidate who is right on every issue. There is no perfect candidate in the race, just two sinners. But some sinners are far more wicked and destructive than others. We must decide which of these two sinners is going to do the most good and least harm to our country.
Will Christians cut their own throats by believing a false doctrine?
Sadly, there is a very dangerous error spreading through Christian circles today that threatens to assure that Christians seal their own doom. This anti-Biblical error is the idea that it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils, since—its advocates wrongly claim—to choose any evil is sin. THIS IDEA IS DECEPTIVE, ANTI-BIBLICAL, HYPOCRITICAL, AND REBELLION AGAINST GOD’S COMMAND TO CHOOSE. Let’s see why:
The “it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils” idea is deceptive because it ignores the fact that the word “evil” does not always mean immoral, sinful, or wicked
Depending on the context, the word evil sometimes means: “Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days” (Webster’s Dictionary ). Exodus 32:14 states: “And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.” Obviously, that verse does NOT mean that the LORD intended to sin against the Israelites, but decided to repent of that sin. Rather it means that He intended to bring sorrow, distress, and calamity upon them because of their sins, but decided not to do so because of Moses’ intercession. Likewise, to choose the lesser of two evils does not mean to choose between two sins. Rather it means to choose the candidate that will best protect life, and thereby bring the least sorrow, distress, and calamity upon us.
The “it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils” idea is anti-Biblical because the Bible clearly shows the wisdom of choosing the lesser of two evils
Esther was confronted with only evil choices when wicked Haman convinced King Ahasuerus to authorize the mass murder of all the Jews in his kingdom (Esther 3:8-15). She could do nothing and die. She could ask help from a more righteous man than King Ahasuerus and die. She could ask help from King Ahasuerus, and perhaps die—but maybe live. King Ahasuerus was an unrighteous man. He was vain, and liked to throw big parties to display his power and wealth (Esther 1:1-9). He had divorced and remarried (Esther 1:13-2:20). He had many concubines (Esther 2:14). And he was the man that had authorized wicked Haman to kill all the Jews in the first place. Furthermore, it was against the law to approach the king without being called. Esther told Mordecai, her uncle:
All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days (Esther 4:11).
So, very much like our situation in this election, Esther had to choose between: (1) certain death by doing nothing; (2) certain death by appealing to someone who had no power to help; or (3) possible death by appealing to sinful King Ahasuerus.
And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:12-14)
All of Esther’s choices were evil. But Esther wisely choose the lesser evil by appealing to sinful King Ahasuerus, and by doing so saved her people and herself from certain death. And remember this: had Esther considered herself too holy and righteous to appeal to this unrighteous, sinful king, and had insisted on appealing to a some righteous but powerless person instead, then she and all of her people would have been slaughtered—and it would have been her fault. Likewise, you and I are voters at such a time as this. We are responsible for what happens to our people. So, we had better have the courage to vote for life.
The “it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils” idea is also anti-Biblical because it ignores the basic Bible teaching that without exception all men are sinners.
Note these verses:
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not, (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isaiah 64:6)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Every human being on this earth is a sinner. So, if it is wrong to vote for a sinful presidential candidate, then it is wrong to vote for anybody. The wise voter will vote for the viable candidate whose sins will do the least harm to the country.
The “it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils” idea is hypocritical because the holier-than-thou never-Trump people, who so hate Trump and refuse to forgive his sins, have every one to a man also sinned, and are even now still sinning in some aspect of their lives
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8)
The “it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils” idea is also hypocritical because the never-Trump people downplay the many sins of Ted Cruz
Let’s list some of Cruz’s sins: as a youth he used drugs, and wanted to star in a “teen tit” film; he currently smokes cigars, drinks alcohol, uses profanity, and got matching tatoos with a woman he was accused of committing adultery with—she shows off hers while wearing what appears to be his suit coat—on the same day he shows his without his suit coat. Watch him squirm trying to explain why he isn’t wearing his suit coat here.
Even more damning, he repeatedly lies like the clever lawyer he is. Let’s list just a few of his many lies:
Cruz falsely claimed Ben Carson had dropped out of the race in order to steal Carson’s votes. The Bible says, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” (Exodus 20:16).
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong; then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days; and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you. And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 16-21)
Cruz claims to be a dedicated Christian, but doesn’t tithe. He is a God robber.
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:8-10)
Cruz claims to be a Constitutionalist, but doesn’t honour the Constitution’s must be “a natural born citizen” POTUS qualification. Cruz was born in Canada, not in the USA. And like Obama,
All citizenship records for Ted Cruz are sealed unless and until Ted Cruz agrees to allow any such records to be released by either U.S. or Canadian agencies.
As a result, there remains no authentic evidence to support the claims that Ted Cruz is either a “natural born” or “naturalized” citizen of the United States.
Without any form of U.S. Citizenship documentation, and proof of Canadian citizenship at birth in 1970 and holding that legal status until May 2014 when he renounced his birth citizenship to Canada, there is no way for Ted Cruz to prove that he is either “natural born” and eligible for the Oval Office, or “naturalized” prior to 2012, when he sought and accepted a seat in the U.S. Senate as a legal citizen of Canada.
On the basis of all available evidence today, Ted Cruz is in fact holding a seat in the U.S. Senate illegally, with no documented proof of legal U.S. citizenship whatsoever, and proof of Canadian citizenship between the years of birth in 1970 and May 2014.
Cruz claims to be a champion of the Christian family, but has been supported—and therefore controlled—for most of his career by homosexual donor Peter Thiel. As the Texas attorney general, Cruz refused to defend Texas’ anti-sodomy laws, resulting in them being declared unConstitutional. As a US senator, Cruz endorsed and recommended an openly homosexual judge, resulting to his being installed as a federal judge.
Cruz claims to be a conservative (conservatives believe that governments are not allowed to change God’s definition of right and wrong), but practices libertarianism (libertarians believe that governments can redefine right and wrong): when Cruz says that the States should decide the gay-marriage issue he advocates the libertarian position, not the conservative or States rights position—redefining marriage and morality is not a right reserved to the States. No Christian can conscientiously vote libertarian.
Cruz claims to be anti-establishment, but, when faced with the prospect of losing, called upon his establishment friends to help him out—and they did.
Cruz claims to be anti-globalism, but both he and his wife, Heidi, have ties to the Council on Foreign Relations, the North American Union, NAFTA, J.P. Morgan, and Goldman Sachs. Cruz claims to be against the TPA, but in truth co-authored with his establishment friend Paul Ryan an article promoting the TPA. To see just how deceitful and treasonous this article was read, Ted Cruz joins the establishment, in which it is revealed that:
These treaties [promoted by Ryan and Cruz] are in fact far more about “politics” than economics or trade. These treaties are world governance infrastructure; they are big steps away from the Constitution, national sovereignty and independence. All the trade talk, all the blather about jobs and the confusing stream of questionable statistics are designed to cover the real thrust of these treaties: the expansion of international and globalist interests.
Cruz claimed he would support the nominee whoever he be, but did not keep his word. If you want to see just how completely one Cruz supporter disregards the Bible in favor of the “higher laws” of athiest-humanist situation ethics, read In refusing to endorse Trump, Cruz had higher laws in mind by Dr. Gregory Tomlin. According to Tomlin it is OK to break your word: (1) if someone else threatens to break his word; (2) if someone has insulted your wife; (3) if someone has insulted your father; or (4) if you are being to your own self true. Tomlin closes his article by saying, “perhaps it is time to plow the fields of Scripture anew.” So, let’s plow. Here are some verses Cruz needs to heed and obey:
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince (Proverbs 17:7).
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar (Proverbs 19:22).
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace (James 3:13-18).
Cruz claims to love America, but, by placing himself and his aspirations for political power above the welfare of the USA, he glaringly demonstrated why we should never choose someone who is not a natural born citizen to be our president. His lack of love for the USA is beyond belief. In all 69 years of my life, Ted Cruz is the most dishonest, deceptive, and hypocritical Republican candidate for president I have ever researched.
The “it is wrong to choose the lesser of two evils” idea is rebellion against God, because it is attempting to make people feel guilty for doing what God clearly commanded them to do: CHOOSE. Choose LIFE.
God’s word says, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). So, obey God. Go to the voting booth and choose the candidate that will bring the least evil upon us, and who most clearly stands for life. Now that there are only two viable candidates left standing, Trump and Clinton, the conscientious choice Christians should make is glaringly obvious: Trump.
Why delegates at the Republican convention booed Cruz off the stage
Did delegates at the Republican convention boo Cruz off the stage because they were opposed to voting their conscience? No, they did not. They booed him off the stage because they were aware that the saying “vote your conscience” was being promoted by Ted Cruz’s team to mean “vote for anyone but Trump.” They realized Cruz is a liar and was not going to keep his word. They realized that instead he was going to spit on the Bible principles he claimed to believe, and was going to be a spiteful and sore loser. They realized that he was going to divide the Republican Party to attempt to cause its defeat. They realized that he is so self-centred that he was actually going to try to divide the US electorate in order to help Clinton win. They realized that “Vote your conscience” actually meant “Vote for Hillary.” At that point, even a large percent of those who had voted for Cruz in the primary began booing because they realized that they could never ever again vote for Cruz with a clear conscience. Hillary Clinton and her supporters are already—with glee—displaying “‘Vote your conscience’ — Ted Cruz” signs in support of Hillary.
The extreme danger we face
Never in the history of our country have we been in such danger of losing everything: our freedoms, our culture, our prosperity; and even our very lives. There is no way the USA can survive another corrupt, one-world-government, open-borders, law-breaking, anti-Christian administration. We are in a win now or lose all situation.
“Choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
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