Why do people who don't know God and Jesus attempt to speak authoritatively about them and have millions and millions of people agreeing and giving money?
Pat Robertson on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News (News?) said the Jesus was (is) not a fan of big government, per se. Wrong! Of course, Robertson is only speaking about the "Big Government" that promotes the welfare of the poorest of the poor. He isn't talking about the huge government that wages war around the globe. He's all for that war-waging big government. More to the point though is that Jesus is with God who is the leader of the government of everything, only with delusional rebel such as Robertson standing against them (God and Jesus). Anyway, it doesn't get any bigger than God's government.
Robertson is against the government that taxes him of a portion of the tithes and other taxes (offerings) Robertson puts on the hearts and souls of his deluded minions. He's all for the government that taxes the poor to go to war to protect Robertson's personal estate/empire.
Would Jesus be for bailing out General Motors to save union jobs? He'd ask you who put him in charge. If you put him in charge, where he ought to be, he'd put it on you to decide whether gas powered cars are the way to go (consistent with the Golden Rule or bad for people in general)? He also have in mind a whole world that works without them. Therefore, the so-called liberals who are for bailing out GM to bailout unions are actually being shortsighted and aiming way too low.
Robertson said, "I do believe that Jesus said, 'You don't prefer a poor person over a rich person, at all.'" Well, please, that's so contextual. There is a place where it's true, but there is also a place (higher priority place) where it isn't, far from it. The place where it is true is where the poor is a slave to evil just as much as is the rich one. The poor one wants to be rich, and will work evil to get his or hers. He or she is no better than the rich one who hoards in the face of want even on the part of the wholly innocent and pure.
Now look people. Pat Robertson has read the following: But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. (Luke 6:24 KJVR) He's ignoring it. He's cherry picking so that he can keep minions in the context he wants them to be stuck in for Pat's sake and the sake of Pat's family/empire he's built off those dupes and suckers, as P. T. Barnum called them.
Jesus said give it all for the sake of the poor. The rich one walked away headed for damnation because he couldn't bring himself to do it. Is Pat Robertson telling his FOX audience that? No, he's not telling them that because they'd start thinking, and Pat doesn't want them to think.
Tell Pat that he isn't fooling you anymore. Jesus is not, and never has been, a capitalist. He doesn't like money. He actually hates it and wants us to evolve beyond it. He called money deceitful and unrighteous and said we don't need taxes and shouldn't be taxed: no banks or bankers; no moneychangers anywhere; free of the greedy! Who are the greedy but those who accumulate and hoard for self apart from God's fold? How many Christians are denied by Pat's tens even hundreds of millions of dollars and huge mansion and fancy cars with drivers, etc.? Did Jesus have anything even remotely like Pat's setup?
Jesus is highest in Heaven because he is the lowest servant of the fold. Jesus is an all-ships-rise-with-the-tide person, not a trickledown liar.
Pat Robertson and Neil Cavuto are raging, crony capitalists. They are totally antichrist. Fox News is totally antichrist, not that any of the networks are Christian. They aren't, and that includes TBN and the other so-called Christian networks.
Wake up. Tell the liars you aren't going to follow them anymore.
The following should appear at the end of every post:
According to the IRS, "Know the law: Avoid political campaign intervention":
Tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) organizations like churches, universities, and hospitals must follow the law regarding political campaigns. Unfortunately, some don't know the law.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from participating in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. The prohibition applies to campaigns at the federal, state and local level.
Violation of this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes. Section 501(c)(3) private foundations are subject to additional restrictions.
Political Campaign Intervention
Political campaign intervention includes any activities that favor or oppose one or more candidates for public office. The prohibition extends beyond candidate endorsements.
Contributions to political campaign funds, public statements of support or opposition (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of an organization, and the distribution of materials prepared by others that support or oppose any candidate for public office all violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention.
Factors in determining whether a communication results in political campaign intervention include the following:
- Whether the statement identifies one or more candidates for a given public office
- Whether the statement expresses approval or disapproval of one or more candidates' positions and/or actions
- Whether the statement is delivered close in time to the election
- Whether the statement makes reference to voting or an election
- Whether the issue addressed distinguishes candidates for a given office
Many religious organizations believe, as we do, that the above constitutes a violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That said, we make the following absolutely clear here:
- The Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project not only do not endorse any candidate for any secular office, we say that Christianity forbids voting in such elections.
- Furthermore, when we discuss any public-office holder's position, policy, action or inaction, we definitely are not encouraging anyone to vote for that office holder's position.
- We are not trying to influence secular elections but rather want people to come out from that entire fallen system.
- When we analyze or discuss what is termed "public policy," we do it entirely from a theological standpoint with an eye to educating professing Christians and those to whom we are openly always proselytizing to convert to authentic Christianity.
- It is impossible for us to fully evangelize and proselytize without directly discussing the pros and cons of public policy and the positions of secular-office holders, hence the unconstitutionality of the IRS code on the matter.
- We are not rich and wouldn't be looking for a fight regardless. What we cannot do is compromise our faith (which seeks to harm nobody, quite the contrary).
- We render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. We render unto God what is God's.
- When Caesar says to us that unless we shut up about the unrighteousness of Caesar's policies and practices, we will lose the ability of people who donate to us to declare their donations as deductions on their federal and state income-tax returns, we say to Caesar that we cannot shut up while exercising our religion in a very reasonable way.
- We consider the IRS code on this matter as deliberate economic duress (a form of coercion) and a direct attempt by the federal government to censor dissenting, free political and religious speech.
- It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)