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Father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz: ‘The Bible Tells You Who to Vote For’
ChristianNews.net ^ | 5/20/2014 | Heather Clark

Posted on 05/26/2014 7:57:06 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz delivered a speech on the Constitution in Massachusetts this past week, where he also discussed the biblical guidelines for voting.

Rafael Cruz, the 74-year-old North Texas pastor and director of Purifying Fire Ministries, was the featured speaker on Friday at a Foxborough dinner hosted by radio personality Jeff Kuhner. He gave a one-hour presentation to those gathered.

“[T]he Bible talks a lot about politics,” he said. “As a matter of fact, did you know that the Bible tells you exactly who to vote for? Very, very clearly the Bible tells you who to vote for. Let me prove it to you.”

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TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: cruz
“[H]e gives four qualifications: able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness,” [Pastor Cruz] outlined.

We can't vote for the lesser of two evils anymore unless we don't care what God says. We do so at our peril.

1 posted on 05/26/2014 7:57:06 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne
Good stuff. However, don't put blind trust in ANY politician because they are only fallible men who are capable of turning at the prospect of power and ill-gotten gain through oppression and stealing from the people.

Do your best to get the right people in there but focus on making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. You do that by treating elections as a treaty with a potential enemy: trust as long as you verify and proving your readiness by THROWING THE BUMS OUT when they do the wrong thing by not keeping government and taxes small.

2 posted on 05/26/2014 8:05:50 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Dr. Thorne

Jesus wasn’t, and wouldn’t be, a Republican but the Bible sure as hell condemns 98% of the Democratic agenda.

You are called, however, to oppose evil in whatever form and time you find it.

You know your duty and evil is everywhere.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 8:06:57 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Dr. Thorne

When his son becomes President in 2017, Governor Abbott should look no further as to whom to appoint to his seat... his father.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 8:07:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Do justice love mercy and walk humbly with God.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 8:16:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: PapaNew

Reverend Cruz is correct, that is why a Christian cannot vote libertarian, and needs to support candidates who support the bible values and conservatism.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 8:17:20 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Must mean Ecclesiastes 10:2.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: ansel12
2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God

So many of today's leaders do not fear God or his judgement....

8 posted on 05/26/2014 8:24:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Dr. Thorne

The apple does not fall far from the tree. Senator Ted Cruz for president.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 8:36:46 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Dr. Thorne; killermosquito; tpmintx; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
10 posted on 05/26/2014 8:48:04 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Cardinal O’Malley says we have to give Communion to pro-abortion politicians because “the bishops can’t appear to be picking on one party.”

Which means that Catholics need to keep voting for pro-abortion politicians, because Catholic voters must not appear to be picking on one party.

So, because Cardinal O’Malley was brought up Democrat, more millions of babies have to die.

And this abortion of a human intellect is what the Pope has chosen as his most trusted adviser on American matters.

The U.S. is not going to get ANY help from the Pope in our fight to maintain our freedom. I think this Pope agrees with Obama and most of the American bishops: America needs to be punished, weakened, and invaded.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 9:13:45 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Dr. Thorne

Fish out of the RIGHT side of the boat.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 9:43:10 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SoConPubbie

Add me to your ping list, if you would. Thanks in advance.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 10:11:43 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

The way I've heard it put before;

God is not a Republican.
However, Satan is a Democrat. 8^')

That said, there at least used to be some of the elected Democrats who were not so entirely yielded to the stealthy spiritual darkness which prowls and devours, while there have been also always a few of the "Republican" sort who were among those whom Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) termed "America's only native criminal class".

But instead of occasionally producing Statesmen who used to be more "to the right" than today's weak-kneed Republicans (who occasionally kneecap Tea Party types) nowadays there are the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid as leadership.

Have you ever tried having a rational conversation regarding politics with lefty-liberal Democrat- plantation voting serfs? They are quick to say "Both parties are the same!" which is true in part...but only in part, with that "in part" become smaller (thanks to the Tea Party sorts by-and-large).

But those same persons who so loudly proclaim that it's "all one party" whenever one of the Democrats is shown to be scumbag-beyond-further denial of that fact, will still always turn out and vote dhimmi.

Where is the conservative or centrist wing of the Democrat Party?

Gone the way of dodo birds --->and now as common as Unicorns who crap rainbow-colored skittles.

They presently exist only in the past, and fantasy realm. Or else they have to be "on the down low" as if they were criminals.

14 posted on 05/26/2014 11:10:24 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: Dr. Thorne

Amen


15 posted on 05/26/2014 11:50:48 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: ansel12

Reverend Cruz is correct, that is why a Christian cannot vote libertarian, and needs to support candidates who support the bible values and conservatism.


I agree but what that could mean is that people who believe in God just as well stay home in cases such as the last election.

I voted for the lessor evil last election and I realize that there are critics of the lessor evil saying that it is still evil, I guess that may be their excuse for voting for the worse evil or just not going to the polls.

I have hopes that since we have candidates such as Cruz and a few others that we might actually get one of them on the ballot in 2016.

But I had that same hope last election and it did not happen because this God loving and freedom loving nation of so called Christians turned up their noses at the best ones, they selected the ones who could put on the best act.

At any rate we need to face up to it, would a good man even stand as much chance of winning as the ones who lost?

Would Ronald Reagan have a chance of winning an election today?


16 posted on 05/27/2014 12:33:11 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: ravenwolf

Ronald Reagan would do great today, and just because someone doesn’t vote for your guy, doesn’t mean they aren’t voting, or are voting democrat.

Romney dominated two election cycles and kept out quality challengers, in 2006 between letting it be known that he was going to buy the primary with partly his own fortune, and then using some creative, public fundraising stunts to lock up some big money, he killed the 2008 cycle, and then naturally was the dominant money force in 2012, again scaring off quality challengers.

Ronald Reagan would mop up today, he was an incredible politician and candidate.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 1:48:47 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Yes, Romney kept out quality challengers but why? could it be because socialism is becoming an American ideal?

Some of the other candidates had much the same view as did Reagan but they never got off to a good start.

The only reason we have Obama as president is because the American people showed their love for socialism at the polls.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 2:40:59 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Arthur McGowan

” America needs to be punished, weakened, and invaded.”

No, rather America needs to have Christian missionaries come and bring the good news of the Gospel of Jesus to them once again.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 2:44:02 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Pray for the CONVERSION of ALL to Christ, including each one of us.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 2:45:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: ravenwolf

Rather we are a very badly divided nation.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 2:45:48 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: All

The answer could be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3160452/posts


22 posted on 05/27/2014 2:49:18 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Rather we are a very badly divided nation.


Yes we sure are, it makes me wonder if we are going much the same way as Babel.

Genesis 11
1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech.

There has always been disagreements here in our country but for the most part every one believed in god and every one believed in the U.S.

Basically up to the sixties church going Christians or people who never even went to church believed much the same way and they believed in the same God, they spoke the same language, but now even Christians do not have the same speech.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 3:45:21 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Dr. Thorne
Purifying Fire Ministries

Seems to have scrubbed their internet presence.

24 posted on 05/27/2014 5:20:00 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: ravenwolf

There was no one of stature and fund raising power running against Romney, no first tier candidates, and Obama won because Romney was such a weak, anti-conservative candidate, he was a bucket of cold water on turn out.

He ran pro-choice abortion ads in three important states, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, and lost all three.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 9:21:27 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Money is a real issue alright to get attention, but there were two other candidates who was going strong.

Personally I thought and still think rick Perry or Herman Cain would have made the best Presidents but people vote on who they think can beat the opposition.

They were very popular until they started getting trashed and then every one jumps on the band wagon.

Nearly 52 percent of Catholic voters voted for Obama even though he is plainly for abortion.

The only reason Obama won is because of the socialism that has been creeping into America for years, they are getting out and getting these people to the polls.

This could change but I will not hold my breath.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: ravenwolf

Rick Perry wasn’t ready to campaign in 2012 and only showed up because of Romney’s weakness, and Herman Cain was not going to go from running a business directly to President of the United States of America, he was never a serious candidate.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Rick Perry wasn’t ready to campaign in 2012 and only showed up because of Romney’s weakness, and Herman Cain was not going to go from running a business directly to President of the United States of America, he was never a serious candidate.


You are right Perry was not ready, he did not know how to lie and put on a false front and to weasel out of mistakes he may make, like I did not have sex with that woman or corpse for Corpsman.

Out of all of the candidates the two best con men faced each other in the election, one a communist, a socialist, Marxist or a muslem, we don`t even know what he is, ran on the socialist agenda.

The other a business man who is pretending to be a little bit liberal, or maybe just a little bit socialist.

The American people did not want just a little bit they have had that for years, they want the whole thing.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is a bona fide political superstar here in Texas. Almost every single campaign ad during the runoffs, had a candidate statement aligning themselves to him.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: ravenwolf

Well, good luck with your goofy ravings.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 4:54:21 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12; ravenwolf

I thought that was a good post by ravenwolf. I didn’t support Perry because of his amnesty (education for illegals)’stance but I think ravenwolf was right about him. He didn’t seem like the conman Romney seemed to be or the current -resident.

I really think Perry’s surgery early into the race hurt him greatly, mentally speaking. Perhaps even he could have articulated his stance on illegal immigration better if he didn’t have to go into that. He’s a good man I think but now, in 2014 I’m done with any compromises. I hope Cruz runs.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 5:03:16 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

Simple minded venting doesn’t interest me.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: FourtySeven

He’s a good man I think but now, in 2014 I’m done with any compromises. I hope Cruz runs.


Thanks and I also hope Cruz runs and if he can`t win I think that will tell us that America is down the drain.

But we can hope that people will change their minds about supporting socialism.

I probably did not quite agree with Perry on the amnesty (education for illegals)’stance either but I also realize that when good times came upon America mainly in the early 50s the Americans quit working on the farms except for the easy work like driving tractor or overseeing.

So for years the farmers had to depend on the Mexicans and most of them are very good people.

But most of our public servants with school boy or Hitler mentality could not tell a Mexican American from an illegal drug smuggler, so it make it tough on all Mexicans, so I have mixed feelings about what to do.

I believe the social services is the real culprit as far as illegals are concerned especially in California and Arizona.

And believe me when I say the Mexican Americans who I used to work with clued me in on the crap that was going on in the social services, this was in the 70s and I would imagine much worse now.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 9:12:25 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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