Just when you thought this season’s run of The American Political Puppet Show couldn’t get more wild, wacky, and flat out goofy, along comes the news that The Mitt is taking a swing at The Donald.
Word is that The Mitt, after accepting The Donald’s warm political affections and support back in 2012, isn’t exactly in a reciprocating mood. Far from it, actually.
Not only is The Mitt “not feeling it” for The Donald anymore; he’s going all in to take Trump down.
Now that’s entertainment!
Between The Donald’s penchant for proudly promoting his extramarital sexual relationships (and trading up wives from time to time) and The Mitt’s belief that he will go on from here to enjoy eternal celestial sex with many spirit wives (the offspring of which will become the souls that populate the bodies of the people on the planet that Romney is to become god over), the latest dust-up between these once-friendly Republican leaders is loaded with enough warped conceptions of love, power and relationships to make Bruce Jenner look sane-ish.
Apparently the puppet chosen in 2012 to represent the Republican half of the two-headed dragon that wins every presidential election in America has become quite displeased with the puppet on the verge of locking up the Republican half of the two-headed dragon here in 2016.
As reported by AP (and pretty much everyone else):
In an extraordinary display of Republican division, the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential ticket took on its 2016 front-runner on Thursday as Mitt Romney joined the escalating charge to stop Donald Trump.
Romney, the GOP’s presidential nominee four years ago, unleashed a public plea in the strongest terms for Republican voters to shun the former reality television star for the good of country and party. And as the former GOP nominee spoke in Utah, his 2012 running mate, House Speaker Paul Ryan, charged during a Capitol Hill press conference that “conservatism is being disfigured” by some of Trump’s ideas and statements.
Let that “conservatism is being disfigured” line soak in for a sec as you laugh, cry, and then laugh some more.
(Then maybe revisit articles like The Many “Conservative” Faces of American Statism, Why are American “Christian conservatives” so ridiculously liberal?, The Fear-Driven Voting of America’s “Conservative Christians”, and Feel the Bern, “American conservatives”. Your Socialist chicks are coming home to roost.)
Now back to the AP:
“His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader. His imagination must not be married to real power,” Romney declared during a rare public appearance, calling Trump “a phony” who is “playing the American public for suckers.”
While we’re on the subject of people playing Americans – particularly “conservative Christian” Americans – for suckers, let’s take a quick refresh look back at The Mitt who is now so concerned about The Donald.
The re-mergence of last season’s Republican half of the two-headed dragon that always wins American presidential elections gives us good reason to revisit some of the core worldview (and therefore policy shaping) beliefs of one Mitt Romney.
To that end, I’d like to offer here an excerpt from a book that I wrote back in 2012 entitled Stupid Elephant Tricks – The Other Progressive Party’s War on Christianity.
This excerpt picks up mid-stream in Chapter 10, so it may take a few paragraphs to get into the groove.
That said, here we go…:
THE WOULD BE GOD WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT
THE BEAUTY (GREAT HAIR) AND HORROR (WRONG GOD) OF EXPLICITLY UNBIBLICAL LEADERSHIP
…what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God…
~ 2 Corinthians 6:14-16
“Of two evils, choose neither.”
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Oh yeah, I know all about it. It’s incredible! Truly an amazing thing! If you work hard enough and you are a good enough guy here and now in the eyes of the god of this world – who, by the way, was once just a fallen man like you – he will then, in turn, make you the god of your own little planet. Wow! What’s not to like about that?”
The nicely dressed young man’s eyes widened a bit at this unusual response to his question.
“And after he green lights you for that supercool promotion, you get these amazing perks, including all the eternal sex you can handle with your multiple(!) totally-devoted-to-your-needs spirit wives. Quite naturally, the offspring from those never-ending celestial happy times will then go on to become the souls of the people populating the little planet over which you are god.”
By the time the subject of eternal celestial polygamous sex came along, the increasingly concerned young questioner-turned-listener had completely lost track of the warm smile that had accompanied his asking of the initial question in the first place.
“Then, of course, those people born under your godship, if they are wise enough, work hard enough, and are good enough in your eyes, can themselves earn a shot onto the same supercool track to god-ness; an eternity long path with no beginning and no end – just an unbroken, unending line of men becoming gods and women becoming eternal soul/baby-makers stretching as far into the past and future as anyone can see or imagine. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.”
By now passers-by at the Battlefield Mall were starting to slow down and pay attention. It didn’t help that the response, however kindly it was being made, was also being spoken with a precision and at a volume that sure seemed aimed, at least in part, at those increasingly interested bystanders.
“No true beginning. No end in sight. Just innumerable men-made-gods living out the most polytheistic religion imaginable, each going about their eternities enjoying a whole lotta power and, of course, a whole lotta sex with a whooooooole lotta women. Neato! Whatta deal, huh!? Well, maybe not so much if you’re a woman, but that’s obviously beside the point. This has to be a pretty easy sell for guys at least, right? I mean, guys who like sex and power, anyway. And since you apparently would like all of the power, all of the sex, and all of the sex partners that come as a part of that rather amazing sounding godhood package, you are here at the mall talking with me today. That’s pretty much it, right?”
This was not how or where the conversation was supposed to go. This was not the answer that the young man was looking for when he so politely and kindly escorted his simple, sincere question to its target with the warmest of smiles and a friendly, firm hand shake. And before the young man could respond, it got worse.
“I do appreciate that the name ‘Jesus’ was included in your question, since the single most important question that any of us can ask or consider is, ‘Who is Jesus?’”
Aha! Jesus! Now there was a term – a name, the name – that would surely unite all parties involved in the conversation…or maybe not…
“Of course, the name ‘Jesus’ is only as good or bad as the person to whom it is attached, so we can probably both agree that it’s always important to be sure that we’re talking about the same person when we use the same name. I mean, a lot of very different people can go by the same name.”
AN ANTICHRIST BY ANY OTHER NAME…
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
~ Galatians 1:6-8
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.
~ 2 Corinthians 11: 3,4
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
~ Matthew 24:24
“Think of it this way: If I had kids and was in urgent need of a baby-sitter one day, and I’d heard from the most reliable of sources that a wonderful woman named Barbara was hands-down the most amazing babysitter ever to grace the face of the planet, and that she would very much like to watch over my children, I wouldn’t just run up to the first woman named Barbara who presented herself as a good babysitter and hand over my kids, would I? Of course not! I’d wanna be sure that she was not only a Barbara, but the Barbara with whom my children would be most safe, secure, and well cared for – especially if the same “most reliable of sources” that had told me of the Barbara had also warned me that there would be many other Barbaras out there roaming the countryside seeking to fool me for the purpose of doing unimaginable harm to me and my children.
If the Bible describes Jesus as God, the infinite, pre-existent Son, and you bring to me a Jesus who is the finite, created brother of Lucifer, and most certainly not God, then whatever anyone might think of either of these descriptions, it should, at the very least, be apparent that we are each talking about two different Jesuses. If the Bible describes God as the transcendent, eternally holy Creator and Sustainer of all things at all times, and you bring to me a god who was once just a fallen man like you or me and had to earn his way to godhood, we are then also quite obviously talking about two very different gods. And if the Bible describes the fear and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ as the beginning of all true wisdom, all true knowledge, and a supernaturally salvific relationship with Him as the only way to salvation, then I am obviously compelled to stand against your false savior, your false gospel, and your false church…even if it calls itself the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.”
A lot has changed since the increasingly distant ‘90s, when I was blessed with the cool Mormon missionary encounter on that busy day at the Battlefield Mall. America has since been subjected to a variety of self-inflicted tragedies like President Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, and Jar Jar Binks, and while it’s debatable as to which has been most damaging to the culture, there is little doubt that one question haunts this land far more than even the likes of Bubba and Jar Jar.
The question is as simple and profound as it was when Christ first asked it: “Who do you say that I am?”
The answer to this question is everything…no matter how much the enemy and his drones would have us to believe otherwise. It really does radically influence our understanding of everything in His creation – every object, idea, concept and dream. The greatest of things, the smallest of things, and everything in between – they are all fundamentally shaped by our understanding of who He is.
So it is that we shouldn’t be surprised that every stupid elephant trick under consideration has only been made useful to the enemy by way of our ignorance of and/or disinterest in the nature of the one true God. And it should be even less surprising that a political party so thoroughly disinterested in that God would find itself proudly perched on the precipice of becoming the first majot American political party to nominate an explicitly anti-Christian man to become the next President of the United States of America.
Even Barack Obama had to at least fake some form of vaguely pseudo-orthodox Christianity…but not the G.O.P nominee…not anymore…
This was written back in 2012 and has only grown in relevance since the appetite of American “conservative Christians” for godless leaders only seems to have increased. Lord willing, that will soon change, but until it does we will continue to share hard truths in love and in accordance with the Gospel-fueled Great Commission, hoping and praying that the Lord will see fit to open eyes, turn hearts and inspire repentance in America…while there is yet time.
To that end, we’re hoping to re-release Stupid Elephant Tricks soon.
In the meantime, I thought it might be helpful to share this section as the latest episode of How the Political Puppet Show Turns unrolls and unravels around us.
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