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(Gov Rick) Perry: Obama Engaging in 'Spiritual Warfare'
News Max ^ | 20 Sep 2012 | Alec Weisman

Posted on 09/21/2012 5:29:16 AM PDT by xzins

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing President Barack Obama of engaging in spiritual warfare and is urging Christian voters to “send a message to Washington that our nation is about more than some secular laws and activist courts."

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Republican made the claim in a conference call with evangelicals Tuesday, in which he warned that the "spiritual warfare," as he put it, "may be growing stronger as President Obama and his cronies in Washington continue their effort to remove any trace of religion from American life."

He added, "It falls on us [as] Christian warriors, Christian soldiers, and it's for us as Americans, to stand our ground.”

Perry, who withdrew from the presidential race earlier this year, also dismissed the idea of separation of church and state....snip...

"The idea that we should be sent to the sidelines [is] driven by those who are not truthful," the governor said. "Satan runs across the world with his doubt and his untruths, and what have you, and one of the untruths out there [that] is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianity; bho2012; christianity; christianvote; elections; obama; spiritualwarfare; tx2012
He added, "It falls on us [as] Christian warriors, Christian soldiers, and it's for us as Americans, to stand our ground.”

The quotes make clear that Governor Perry believes Obama is attempting to remove Christianity from the marketplace of ideas.

The truth is that no one appears to attacking Islamics and other religions in any concerted fashion.

Today in the news is a piece about cheerleaders in Texas being forced to stop using biblical quotes on their banners. All due to the complaint of a supposedly anonymous caller.

Interestingly, one of the banned quotes is the motto of the State of Ohio:

"With God All Things Are Possible"

1 posted on 09/21/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

He is right


2 posted on 09/21/2012 5:30:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: All; Sidebar Moderator

To those who posted on the other thread, same as this one: I had it pulled. I had inadvertently added one of my comments to the Newmax article. I asked for the assistance of the sidebar moderator, and he let me know that the only way to fix something within an article itself is to start over, so that’s what I asked the mod to do.

Sorry for the lost posts. My fault.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 5:32:01 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I am all in for the 40 days of pray........going into the election.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 5:38:17 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: xzins
Watch for a big push for anti-blasphemy laws that will exclude Judaism and Christianity.

Pam Geller is running this ad in New york on buses, etc.

She was talking about it on CNN with Erin Burnett.

Geller was spot on.

Burnett was sickening. Accusing Geller of racism and spreading hatred.

5 posted on 09/21/2012 5:42:47 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: xzins

What does “spiritual warfare” mean, in Rick Perry’s religious world? NAR?


6 posted on 09/21/2012 5:43:30 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Never argue eschatology with a crazy person.)
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To: Lee N. Field

As a non-religious man, my first thought was of Satan when I saw the words “spiritual warfare.” They can be seen as pretty hard-hitting words, IMO.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Lee N. Field; Alamo-Girl

What does Perry mean by spiritual warfare?

As an evangelical Christian, Perry most definitely means what a huge majority of evangelicals would answer to your question: He specifically means Ephesians 6:1

“12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

That’s just my opinion, but I’d bet that Perry knows that verse almost by heart and has used it on many occasions.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 5:48:42 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

God Bless Rick Perry!!


9 posted on 09/21/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: xzins
Not just your opinion! That the United States of America is in for its physical and spiritual life.
10 posted on 09/21/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: xzins

I was extremely disheartened that Rick didn’t do better in the primary process. I still beleive he would have made far and away the best president of any of those running.

He understands that the issues our nations faces are ultimately of a spiritual nature. He also understands state’s rights and the need to deconstruct and completely drain the DC swamp more clearly than anyone out there.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 6:27:49 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: yldstrk

We need more people drawing this line in the sand.

“God says this, and leftists advocate the opposite. Choose this day whom you will serve.”


12 posted on 09/21/2012 6:28:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bereanway

Same here. Perry was my first choice a year before the primary season even began.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 6:29:30 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Governor Rick . . you’ve got it right! If you can’t see the spiritual warfare behind this election, you are either ignorant or lost. The press does not have to come together to form a cabal to support Obama each morning. The principalities in high places lead them to oppose all that is right and good. I pray for Mitt each day. . that he will come to know the true Jesus Christ as Saviour and use the power of God to oppose these evil forces. He stands for many decent things but I just want him to know the true source of goodness and righteousness.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 6:30:02 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: yldstrk
Perry is absolutely correct. Loved his tweet yesterday. Had a picture of him with the "$16 Trillion" written on his hands....

"Since BarackObama has forgotten how much he's added to the Natl debt for all our kids to pay off"

15 posted on 09/21/2012 6:38:48 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons
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To: bigheadfred

That will really be fun, trying to declare war against more and more “social media”.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: xzins

GO PERRY!! Preach it - cut to the chase! This is a war between Good vs. evil!

God’s people vs the godless!


17 posted on 09/21/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Adriatic Cons
Had a picture of him with the "$16 Trillion" written on his hands...."Since BarackObama has forgotten how much he's added to the Natl debt for all our kids to pay off"

"Satan has only come to STEAL,/KILL and DESTROY; I have come to give them LIFE and more abundantly." John 10:10

Way to GO, PERRY - keep exposing evil and how it's using this admin to fulfill the reason it has come!

18 posted on 09/21/2012 7:35:00 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: bereanway

I agree with you. I continue to hope I will have the opportunity one day to cast a vote for him as president. He’s the leader this country needs.

God bless him.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: xzins; Lee N. Field; betty boop
That’s just my opinion, but I’d bet that Perry knows that verse almost by heart and has used it on many occasions.

I very strongly agree, dear brother in Christ!

Perry has been my choice all along precisely because he is the type of person who leads on his knees before God and the United States is in deep spiritual peril under an administration that is anti-Christianity, anti-Israel and pro-Islam.

Sadly, Perry will not be able to lead in this way as Commander in Chief but I pray he continues his bold Christian witness, setting an example for others.

I pray earnestly for Spiritual renewal across the land.

20 posted on 09/21/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: xzins

I’d rather Perry get serious in a separation of Texas and America debate. Parts of America are too far gone to heal. We need to cut the cord before the whole body is diseased (this may already be too late).


21 posted on 09/21/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Not sure that will ever happen....but, we can dream, right? ;)


22 posted on 09/21/2012 8:24:12 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: OrangeHoof
I’d rather Perry get serious in a separation of Texas and America debate.

Barack Obama, who doesn't seem to believe in all-out-wars against jihadist followers of Islam, would probably see the need for a union army invasion of Texas in about 2 seconds.

Texan....bad.

Al Qaeda....Allah's warrior

23 posted on 09/21/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Obama is Satan’s minion.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 9:33:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: 2nd Amendment
If you can’t see the spiritual warfare behind this election, you are either ignorant or lost.

Lost.

Romans 11:8
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
25 posted on 09/21/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: blueyon

I’ve been thinking about, though I wouldn’t have a chance to implement: cars and vans, whatever, of Christians praying outside each voting place. I’m saying at least two persons per vehicle so there are “two or three gathered.” Gov. Perry is correct, this is war and it isn’t really feet on the ground needed—it’s prayer in the air.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 9:47:47 AM PDT by madison10
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To: xzins

Christians really need to axe the Democrat party for messin’ with them. The GOPe has the same agenda but not as much power.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 10:44:24 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MrB; Alamo-Girl; xzins; nanetteclaret

We need more people drawing this line in the sand.

“God says this, and leftists advocate the opposite. Choose this day whom you will serve.”

Amen!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/21/2012 10:59:05 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: MrB; Alamo-Girl; xzins; nanetteclaret

We need more people drawing this line in the sand.

“God says this, and leftists advocate the opposite. Choose this day whom you will serve.”

Amen!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 09/21/2012 10:59:18 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: xzins

He would want to invade Texas, but I doubt he would.About the only thing he has the cajones to invade is someone’s privacy...


30 posted on 09/21/2012 12:03:43 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: xzins

I don’t know if this is true, but what this poster suggests is rather terrifying:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2920965/posts?page=27#27

Her face is also popping up in ads on many web sites that I’ve visited. It’s uncanny, almost every site I click on now has an Obama ad with Michelle front and center.

There is something bad going on here, no doubt.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamanation.)
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To: xzins; Lee N. Field; Alamo-Girl

Obama wants the welfare state and people easily manipulated by addictions, corruption and emotions.

For him it is all benefit for people to beg him if corruption and spiritual degradation is the norm.

It is indeed the crux of Obama’s behind the door campaign through legislation and sponsoring/appointing local, state and federal judges and lawyers to this cause. Truly, they are children of satan and of the flesh.


32 posted on 09/21/2012 12:22:54 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Deo volente

she is perceived as being more popular than odumbo, so they are using her a lot in ads.


33 posted on 09/21/2012 12:29:24 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Deo volente

I suppose that with Biden become “Gaffer Joe” that the Obama’s plan to run “Lawyer” Michelle as his follow-on.

I think that was always the Clinton’s plan until Bill screwed the pooch. (probably)


34 posted on 09/21/2012 1:30:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
What does Perry mean by spiritual warfare?

As an evangelical Christian, Perry most definitely means what a huge majority of evangelicals would answer to your question:

You might want to do some reading on the "new apostolic reformation".

35 posted on 09/21/2012 2:28:31 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Never argue eschatology with a crazy person.)
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To: Lee N. Field

I’ve listened to him pray. It is definitely southern and evangelical. He’s talking Eph 6:12. No doubt in my mind.

Perry is normally a Methodist but has attended SBC churches.


36 posted on 09/21/2012 5:04:06 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: boxlunch
Amen.
37 posted on 09/21/2012 9:30:24 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JudgemAll

Thank you for sharing your insights, dear JudgemAll!


38 posted on 09/21/2012 9:31:36 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
Do you think the antichrist will practice "taquia"??
39 posted on 09/21/2012 9:31:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: xzins
I see that Perry like a few on FR thinks Romney is just as bad in this regard.............../s
40 posted on 09/21/2012 9:34:35 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Indeed, the anti-Christ might practice taguia. He might be a Muslim - overtly or covertly.


41 posted on 09/21/2012 9:39:17 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl; joanie-f; xzins; Lee N. Field
I pray earnestly for Spiritual renewal across the land.

Oh dearest sister in Christ, I earnestly join you in your prayer! I pray every day that our Lord will grant America spiritual renewal and renovation.

Perry was "my guy," too, and for the same reasons you give. Oh well....

IMHO, America's "real war" right now is pressed upon us by "powers and principalities." It's a battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of Americans, conducted mainly by the Father of Lies, the implacable enemy of Christ and His Body....

Ours is (or was) a nation whose understanding is that we are a people "under God," in Whom we trust. Historically the overwhelming majority of Americans has regarded God as Creator, Eternal Truth and Justicer. In recent times, any such understanding projected into the public square has been rebuked, scorned, increasingly deemed "fascist," "racist," or otherwise found "unfashionable" — according to the Spirit of the Age. (Which makes no judgments at all, preferring the state of moral relativism, which inevitably leads to chaos in souls and in the public square....)

But belief in God Creator established the core values of the freest, most peaceful and prosperous nation on earth.

Why would we want to swap this belief for "a mess of pottage?"

And so I fervently pray God to bless We the People of the United States of America, to grant spiritual renewal and discernment.

May God ever bless you, dearest sister in Christ, and all your dear ones!

42 posted on 09/23/2012 1:41:41 PM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: betty boop
So beautifully said, dearest sister in Christ!

I join in your earnest prayers for our country and I thank God for you.

43 posted on 09/23/2012 10:14:43 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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