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Many American Christians believe, as an article of faith, that we are to pray for the success of our leaders.

It has become a sort of conventional wisdom among soft-minded believers. The biblical proof-text for this misguided way of thinking is Romans 13:1-4:

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

"Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

"For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

"For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."

What could be more clear-cut? At face value, it would seem the Bible is telling us government is a God-ordained good and that we are not to resist its terrors.

Many a coward has been bolstered in his conviction against challenging tyranny by not reading too deeply into the Scriptures. Yet, nowhere does the Bible ever suggest evil rulers are to be obeyed. When the rule of men conflicts with the commands of God, the Bible leaves no doubt about where we should stand.

That's why I do not hesitate today in calling on godly Americans to pray that Barack Hussein Obama fail in his efforts to change our country from one anchored on self-governance and constitutional republicanism to one based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state.

It would be folly to pray for his success in such an evil campaign.

I want Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God's. Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God's straightforward Commandments.

So you will not see me joining in the ritual of affirming Obama and his mission in public or private prayer this week – or any other week.

Instead, I uphold the words of Jesus in Matthew 15:14: "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." And I take warning from Isaiah 9:16: "For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed."

And please don't tell me about "rendering unto Caesar."

It's important to consider the circumstances and the audience behind Jesus' instructions to "render unto Caesar." The Sadducees were attempting to trap Jesus into advocating open contempt for Caesar. He recognized their wicked and hypocritical little game and answered them with a totally truthful response that astonished everyone.

But think about it. There are two components to Jesus' words. We are to "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's," but we are also to "render unto God the things that are God's." Well, everything ultimately belongs to God. But, most of all, this injunction by Jesus instructs us that government laws cannot trump God's laws – ever.

If government commands you to do evil, as a Christian you must resist. There is no alternative. Citing the "render unto Caesar" line is an apologetic for accountability to God – nothing more, nothing less.

Furthermore, it needs to be pointed out that in America we don't have a Caesar. Never have, never will. You see, our system of government is called a free republic, and it is based on the concept of constitutional self-government. We have no "rulers" in America – except ourselves and our God. We believe in the rule of law, not the rule of men.

This is an important distinction, not a semantic one.

Nowhere in the Bible does it teach us to obey evil rulers. Nowhere.

This is a time for principled biblical resistance, not phony Christian appeasement.

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Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His book "Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality and Justice" has gained newfound popularity in the wake of November's election. Farah also edits the online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his sources developed over 30 years in the news business.
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  • sandcrab 2009/01/22 03:16:27
    sandcrab
    +21
    How sick does one have to be to wish failure upon one's own country? What a head case! This guy is scary--guess he thinks he's a prophet. Nobody KNOWS what God perceives as an evil ruler! People talked this same smack when Reagan was elected because of the numerical value of the spelling of his name Ronald Wilson Reagon (666). And though I may be a democrat, Mr. Reagan (rest his soul) happened to be one of the best President this country had. My final thought on this have to be expressed pictorally: 666 democrat reagan rest soul president country final expressed pictorally

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  • sandcrab 2009/01/22 03:16:27
    sandcrab
    +21
    How sick does one have to be to wish failure upon one's own country? What a head case! This guy is scary--guess he thinks he's a prophet. Nobody KNOWS what God perceives as an evil ruler! People talked this same smack when Reagan was elected because of the numerical value of the spelling of his name Ronald Wilson Reagon (666). And though I may be a democrat, Mr. Reagan (rest his soul) happened to be one of the best President this country had. My final thought on this have to be expressed pictorally: 666 democrat reagan rest soul president country final expressed pictorally
  • JColliu 2009/01/22 03:06:04
    JColliu
    +18
    GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!! THAT EARNED A DR FROM ME....CONGRATS
  • Mom of Three 2009/01/22 02:56:33
    Mom of Three
    +19
    Too Funny! There's one rave for this BS and it's ART!!!!
  • MCSnipe... Mom of ... 2009/01/22 03:00:02
    MCSniper is outta here....see ya
    +12
    That's typical.......
  • Mom of ... MCSnipe... 2009/01/22 03:23:01
    Mom of Three
    +15
    Now we have people saying we're SUPPOSE to pray for bad things to happen to people. LOL

    At this point, if Obama fails, we ALL fail. The US can't get too much lower than we already are. We're not that far from hitting rock bottom as it is. GEEZ!

    I guess this means we all can start praying for ALL of the haters hands and fingers to be broken so we won't have to deal with them on here. LOL
  • Ready F... Mom of ... 2009/01/22 07:22:47
    Ready For Change !
    +5
    are you serious ART raved this ?
  • Mom of ... Ready F... 2009/01/22 13:01:27 (edited)
    Mom of Three
    +4
    Can you believe it? LOL

    I just HAD to go see who would rave something like this.
  • ~SEXY DIVA~ 2009/01/22 02:43:54
  • Epistemically Justified -- BN7 2009/01/22 02:42:09
    Epistemically Justified -- BN7
    +19
    Absolutely pathetic...
  • HairlessKat the Gnostic 2009/01/22 02:32:17 (edited)
    HairlessKat the Gnostic
    +10
    The ultimate deception ... the 'church/bible' beast.....

    Revelation 13 5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.

    6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

    7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

    8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.[b]

    9 He who has an ear, let him hear.

    10 If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go.

    If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.

    Edited to mention,, this was a cut and paste from a very well known online bible refference website.. interesting I catch after posting it that the words have been altered in the new international version.. 'if anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go' which changes the meaning of the original book I have always read here in my home... it should read.. 10He that leadeth ...

    The ultimate deception ... the 'church/bible' beast.....

    Revelation 13 5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.

    6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

    7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

    8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.[b]

    9 He who has an ear, let him hear.

    10 If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go.

    If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword, with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.

    Edited to mention,, this was a cut and paste from a very well known online bible refference website.. interesting I catch after posting it that the words have been altered in the new international version.. 'if anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go' which changes the meaning of the original book I have always read here in my home... it should read.. 10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

    ..unerring and perfect.. bibledolotry.. let no man take away or add to this book.... but ignore it when it has been and pretend its perfect anyways.
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  • MO.gal 2009/01/22 02:09:01
    MO.gal
    +19
    How can one claim to be a Christian and yet be so full of hate? To pray for the failure of your own country is unbelievable! Maybe you need to pray for yourself and your hate filled heart.
  • Hairles... MO.gal 2009/01/22 02:34:47
    HairlessKat the Gnostic
    +12
    I think 'christian jehad' would be a good term... there are mentally ill abused sick extreemists in just about every religion.
  • 11 2009/01/22 02:05:29
    11
    +11
    Do you believe in Separation of Church and State?
    This is the reason why I believe in it.
    Because those who are religious, try to force their religion onto others who aren't.
    Not intentionally. Half the time they don't know they're doing it. But you clearly mixing those together in one sentence. You are doing so.
    If you intend to "pray" that Obama will fail, or any leader to be exact.
    This country will be ten times worse than it already is.

    You claiming that Obama is "EVIL".. makes me laugh.
    What really is the definition of evil?
    He's barely been in the White House long enough to even be considered "evil".
    Is it because he has a different view of the world than you do?
    Because any decent religious person would know, to accept others no matter how different they may be from you.
    Or how about "treating others the way you want to be treated".
    Picture this:
    You're standing at a speech given by President Obama.
    And then all of a sudden everyone turns towards you (including Obama), points their finger and tells you that you're an "evil ruler".
    I don't know what your reaction would be like, only you. But I can assume how others would act. And they would take that seriously.. Good or Bad.

    I can't stand when someone religious (who swears on the bible) speaks up and says one of the most hateful comment...


    Do you believe in Separation of Church and State?
    This is the reason why I believe in it.
    Because those who are religious, try to force their religion onto others who aren't.
    Not intentionally. Half the time they don't know they're doing it. But you clearly mixing those together in one sentence. You are doing so.
    If you intend to "pray" that Obama will fail, or any leader to be exact.
    This country will be ten times worse than it already is.

    You claiming that Obama is "EVIL".. makes me laugh.
    What really is the definition of evil?
    He's barely been in the White House long enough to even be considered "evil".
    Is it because he has a different view of the world than you do?
    Because any decent religious person would know, to accept others no matter how different they may be from you.
    Or how about "treating others the way you want to be treated".
    Picture this:
    You're standing at a speech given by President Obama.
    And then all of a sudden everyone turns towards you (including Obama), points their finger and tells you that you're an "evil ruler".
    I don't know what your reaction would be like, only you. But I can assume how others would act. And they would take that seriously.. Good or Bad.

    I can't stand when someone religious (who swears on the bible) speaks up and says one of the most hateful comments you may ever hear. Or something completely against their religious beliefs.

    How could anyone agree with this Joseph character?
    Just wondering.
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  • Its Ms.... 11 2009/01/22 02:08:08
  • 477777 Its Ms.... 2009/01/22 02:49:15
    477777
    +3
    god i hope this is satire!!! Isn't there a KKK blog page on here?
  • (David)-(The)-(Strange) 2009/01/22 02:04:27
    (David)-(The)-(Strange)
    +10
    wow what a bunch of nonsense
    honestly -_-
  • MCSniper is outta here....s... 2009/01/22 02:02:32
    MCSniper is outta here....see ya
    +12
    Uhhh yeah, this is the same guy that supports murder as retribution for adultery......This is someone you listen to? No wonder the conservatives are so out of touch with reality.

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/...
  • Ready F... MCSnipe... 2009/01/22 07:24:33
    Ready For Change !
    +3
    nice research !
  • MCSnipe... Ready F... 2009/01/22 11:19:01
    MCSniper is outta here....see ya
    +3
    Thank you :)
  • cathy~COB "Love One Another" 2009/01/22 01:50:41
    cathy~COB "Love One Another"
    +18
    Wow......just wow! Oh yea, and I think you are rotten. wow wow yea rotten

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