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With millions of evangelicals once again offering up pretty much zero resistance as they’re herded on cue and right on schedule into a fear-fueled Pagan Left/Right paradigm box so that they might choose from the American Statists placed before them in this cycle’s installment of The American Political Puppet Show, it’s probably a good idea to take an honest, biblically informed look at the Statists most likely to whet the appetites and inspire the enthusiasm of shaken American Christians who are fearful and desperate to “do something” to somehow, some way “save America”.

Which brings us to Ted Cruz.

Which brings me to the fact that, in many ways, I really like the guy.

A lot.

And I would really like for there to be a viable option for biblically sound, explicitly Christ-centered, culture-saving change made available within the Pagan Left/Right paradigm box mentioned earlier.

That would be awesome.

I have no trouble at all understanding why it is that, like the X-Files‘ Fox Mulder, people want to believe in the System of systems that we’ve been pitched and programmed to embrace as our only real hope here in “the real world”. It’s so much easier to go that route…and easy (or easier) is always very appealing, whether we like to admit it or not.

Trouble is, the Pagan Left/Right Statist paradigm in question just isn’t set up that way. It’s not designed to allow the true, explicitly Christ-centered sort of leader that I and so many of my Christian Brothers and Sisters in America yearn for. Truth be told, Christ-centered leadership is purposefully filtered out by the System of systems including the pathetic little paradigm box into which so many Americans Christians have allowed themselves to be placed through the enemy’s use of the fear of man and the fear of the world to displace the fear of the Lord that would actually save the culture. (For more on the important subject of fear and its purposeful use in propping up the All-American anti-Christ system around us, please read The Fear-Fueled Politics of American Statism, The Fear-Driven Voting of America’s “Conservative Christians” and Fear Not: The Future Is Christian.)

Now back to Senator Cruz.

In an effort to accurately understand what he’s about, I’ve read through a variety of definitively pro-Cruz resources, including every page I could find at his official campaign website.

What I’d like to start with here is a simple, clear dissection and examination of his own campaign’s positions in his own words (or at least words that he has presumably approved) in context as he has chosen to present them at his own official site.

We’ll build this installment around an examination of the content of one page at that site.

Before diving in, let me make plain two key points:

  1. Critiques of Cruz’s worldview as represented in his policy positions, no matter how harsh those criticisms may be, are not to be confused with personal attacks. Calling someone a Statist is not the same as calling them ugly, stupid, or evil (though I have no doubt that many Statists are ugly, stupid, and evil). As I said (and meant) earlier, I like the guy. I feel for him. I’m personally convinced at this point that any huge problems with his worldview are a result of ignorance and/or bad tradition and theology, as opposed to being a consequence or manifestation of his conscious involvement in some dark conspiratorial plot to drag the world to hell.
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  2. Critiques of Cruz’s worldview as presented in his policy positions are in no way intended to be critiques of his status as a true believing Christian. Personally, for what it’s worth, I believe him when he professes to be a Christian. From what little I can know from afar, he seems like a sincere Christian man who is sincerely confused about fundamental issues due to the aforementioned bad theology that seems to have taken hold of him for now. My hope and prayer is that he would be moved by God to dive deep into His perfect, sufficient Word for all necessary guidelines to every policy position that a President (or candidate for President) might hold, repent accordingly, and then consider running for President based on the Word of God as the standard by which all things are to be understood and pursued in politics, civil government and everywhere else.
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    Until and unless that happens, his sincerely misguided and unbiblical approach to law, economics, war and civil government make him seriously dangerous since they will inherently inspire him to lead us further down the All-American rat-hole to total tyranny…as has been the case through the administrations of many “conservative Christian” Presidents, each of whom have been used deftly by the enemy to lead politically active Christians to support clearly anti-Christ approaches to law, economics, civil government and pretty much everything else.

All o’ that noted, let’s get to business.

Here’s what Senator Cruz’s site has posted (as of February 10, 2016) at the “Defend Our Nation” page under the “Issues” tab, with my observations (for whatever they’re worth) added in blue (with links in red):

So there you have it.

Lord willing and schedule permitting, I will try to share observations on other pages from the Cruz for President site sometime soon.

In the meantime, please pray for Ted Cruz!

And Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and everyone else who is either in leadership or aspires to lead in America.

Pray that God will open their eyes and hearts to their desperate need for His Nature as defined in His Word to be the basis for understanding and pursuing everything in His creation – including law, economics, politics and civil government.

Pray that those closest to these people will love them enough to confront and correct them with the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ, as opposed to the tiny, pathetic little pre-emptively culture surrendering counterfeit that has come to define American “Christianity”.

Pray that American Christians would seize every opportunity to demonstrate that sort of true love for their neighbor, just as we’ve been commanded and equipped to do.

Pray that idols – even American idols – and idolatry – even idolatry of America – would be torn down everywhere that they are found…so that America might be saved and restored through submission to Christ, the only true and perfect Provider of peace, strength, security and prosperity.

I hope that this information is helpful and I thank those of you who support the Fire Breathing Christian mission for making this hard (and incredibly unpopular) work possible. God has been very good to us through His faithful people, and I just want to say thank you (!) to those of you who pray for and support us as you’re able.

Soli Deo gloria…and let’s roll!


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4 Responses

  1. Very few churches and very few pastors are teaching Biblical apologetics. I would say that this is the number one reason why Jesus followers are suckered into voting for political candidates who say they are conservative, Constitutionalist or Republican. The U.S. Constitution's contents are taken directly from the Bible. However, the Bible says our leaders first and our population second must repent of their statist sins. George Washington should be the example we must follow in order to be God-driven leader. He was meek, and humble, but had the heart and fighting spirit of a lion and had the wisdom and discernment that a man of God must have to be a leader. Jesus Christ must be verbally exalted by our politicians as the driving force for our country, and the Bible must be its play book. Period.

  2. You certainly are doing a lot of coverage on the candidates of the Grande Theatre. Do you, somehow hold to the belief that the "votes" or "ballots" that are cast by the people ever make it to the final count?

    Ballot fraud has been commonplace at least since the 1913 takeover of the USA, by the European Banks.
    The sElectronic ballot system has made it even easier to corrupt and has been discovered to be rigged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7R1_ixtlyc
    During the last General sElection, Diebold did a software update the day before elections that was never approved by the oversight committee (as if that would have made a difference) the results in 100 counties was that 99% of the voters voted for Obama…His second term. Second term… 99%

    Even a lot of the racists black people that voted for him based on the color of his skin the first time had realized better the second time.

    Nay, the two party puppet show is a farce from it's conception. I attempted to enter politics from the local level once and The very day I announced my run for a local office on the Republican ticket, my candidacy was removed by the county's Republican chairman. They did not know me. They had no dirt on me, I was not a puppet and I was absolutely not welcomed. The chairman had a full time position as a representative for, and distributor of Diebold electronic voting machines. That is your "Conservative Party." Evanjellyfish "Christians" are vastly uneducated in facts and truth.

    The entire system was set up by the same globalists that view competition as a sin and will use all resources available to eliminate any competition in any area that they have domain and power. This is the beast and Cruz. Bush, Obama, and every single politician in the two party puppet show does what they are told to do.

    They don't even hide their corruption and criminal activity any longer. It is obvious to me as a watchman, that this nation has been given over to the beast and we shall see her destruction soon.

    According to the prophecy that Obama fulfilled on 3/22/13, the greatest tribulation the world has ever seen is set to begin before the general sElection this year.

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