Saturday, February 02, 2008

Most Americans Don't Want A Biblical Leader As President, Contrary To Zogby

I read an article today that claimed “most Americans want a biblical leader as president” and I just refuse to believe that.

First, what the statistics claim: quote:

About six in 10 Americans likely to vote say they would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who speaks publicly about following the example of admirable leaders from the Bible and who uses the Bible for guidance in both public and personal matters, found a nationwide Zogby Poll conducted for the American Bible Society.

According to the survey, more than three-quarters (78 percent) of respondents – 86 percent of women and 68 percent of men – view candidates citing Scripture when explaining political positions as positive.

Out of the polled respondents aged 18-29, 84 percent said a candidate’s servant-leader attitude would impact their vote. Interestingly, only 62 percent of older respondents, 50-64 years old, said it would influence their decision. In addition to Biblical leadership qualities, many likely voters are affected by the simple question of whether the candidate believes in God.

Nearly half of likely voters indicated that they would not vote for a presidential candidate who did not believe in God, while 20 percent said they would vote for such a candidate. Another 20 percent said this factor would not affect their voteBut by far, truthfulness and integrity – characteristics often emphasized in the Bible – topped the list of qualities respondents feel are most important in a leader.

The poll was conducted Jan. 25-27 on 1,008 adult respondents from throughout the United States. Nearly all respondents (95 percent) said they have some interaction with the Bible, ranging from well aware to exploring the contents of the Bible. Close to a quarter of participants said they were born-again Christians.


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Well, according to this, they’d be peachy-keen with a Mormon, since the above is so vague, a cultist could easily agree with it.

And that’s the problem.

What they really want is a religious guy, not a BIBLICAL leader. Why? Because a biblical leader tells people what they DON’T want to hear.

A biblical leader will not compromise on essentials of The faith such as (this is not an exhaustive list, mind you): the deity of Jesus Christ and His sinlessness and physical resurrection; the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture; the Trinity; a literal 6-Day Creation and Hell; biblical roles for men and women (and nope, they aren’t the same); church discipline; election; predestination; believer’s baptism; salvation by grace through faith alone in Christ Jesus alone; the true Gospel of Jesus which includes the wrath of God and the sinner under His wrath (not a warm and fuzzy feel-good gospel);and also the Lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ. Remember this isn’t an exhaustive list, but these are some major doctrines not held to by most Americans, let alone most proclaiming Christians. Go here for more on how ignorant "Christians" are.

A biblical leader won’t look to the majority to decide what he will do.

A biblical leader will not use Scripture as a mere guide book as if it’s a map or text about neat suggestions; rather he will see and use Scripture as the true and living Word of God---sufficient to give wisdom in dealing with all the issues of life and full of commands that are to be obeyed by those who claim HIS name.

A biblical leader will be willing to go it alone in the face of unbiblical obsticles, even when such obsticles are labeled “biblical” or “for God’s glory”, because quite frankly, they are neither. This calls for wisdom and discernment.

A biblical leader is truly Christ-centered, not man-centered. His view of God is high and view of man is low.

A biblical leader is not pragmatic, but Scriptural.

So if most professing Christians would not either know about some of these doctrines, or outright reject them, what makes Zogby or those polled, think they want a biblical leader as president? They don’t even want one as a pastor!

Think I’m broadbrushing? Ok, but it’s the truth. I’ll tell you why.

Scripture says that the way to eternal life is narrow. Secondly, many will be deceived by false teachers who creep into local churches, sounding pretty good, but truly are rotten and dead to the core.

Mat 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Jud 1:3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

2Thes. 2: 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

We live in a post-Modern society that has infiltrated most, if not all, churches today. This is reflected in professing Christians’ view that Truth is not knowable, absolute truth doesn’t exist, that each individual can determine what is right in their own minds; that Scripture is not clear and we can all have our own interpretation of it; that Scripture is a good book, but not absolute Truth nor is it living and active.

These same “Christians” are feminists, pragmatists, and man-pleasers. They are spineless and without discernment, thinking that tolerance of evil, sin, and deception, is truly love. They think calling a person to repent of specific unrepentant sin (Matt. 18; Gal. 6) is judgmental and unloving.

Why else do you suppose Rick Warren sells so many copies of his books and is on t.v. so much? He appeals to the masses.

Look at the best selling books in your local “Christian” bookstore. Authors who are humanists (psychologists), modalists, Roman Catholic, and New Age abound in them. And believe me, publishers and bookstores will not put on the shelf what won’t sell well, because it’s a money- making business.

Because Truth is by its nature, exclusive, it rejects everything that is false. It is not tolerant. That is why the road to eternal life is narrow: God is the God of Truth and HIS Word is Truth. Jesus is Truth. We are sanctified by Truth and saved in Truth. Truth defines what sin is.

Those doctrines I listed above are not tolerated by most people. They don’t rejoice in the Truth, which is how Scripture defines love : 1Co 13:6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

When faced with the biblical doctrine of women staying home and not being leaders, is there rejoicing in that truth?

When told that God hates the wicked, do “Christians” agree or do they recoil at that truth?

When confronted with church discipline, do most professing Christians embrace that as biblical and for the welfare of the sinning “brother” and the local church, or do they find it offensive?

Where is the rejoicing in Truth when “Christians” are confronted with it?

Its missing.

So do people REALLY want a biblical leader as president?

Well, they don’t even want one as a church leader. So the answer is no, they don’t.

Besides, a biblical leader would never be able to appease the masses to garner the wider audience, precisely because they hold to Truth and Truth will not change for anyone.

Fear God
Vote Biblically
Don't Compromise ©

Most of all, yearn for God's clear Truth.

2 comments:

NWProdigal said...

Denise,

Bless your heart for your stand on truth!

Don't you feel sometimes like there are very few of us these days? It surely feels that way to me. I often feel like that proverbial "voice crying in the wilderness".

Yet, it's impossible to just sit and watch as so many literally go down to hell. So, we make sure our pastors and elders are aware, tell those we fellowship with and bear the burden of being "too quick to cry heresy". We are tempted to tone our rhetoric down, but that is precisely the reason we are where we are today. Too many hirelings and not enough true shepherds.

Unfortunately, we must face the truth that those who are deceived are those who have not received a love for the truth. We will only be witnesses against them, it seems. Many have departed the faith and do not know it and never will.

But, Jesus knows those that are is and they will not listen to another spirit.

God grant that we always remain in Him.

Denise said...

Yes, absolutely. Thanks Prodigal.