Skip to comments.Romney Loss - Evangelicals "Again" Stayed Home
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:18:54 AM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman
Many of us could not imagine that Romney could lose this election, especially after four years of Obamas radical Marxism and its social and fiscal consequences that America will NEVER recover from. All the hype and all the Romney rallies; it indeed looked like a sure victory for Romney except for one equation, the Evangelical vote. We here at the IFB have talked back and forth among ourselves since the RNC convention and with others also in the know; that if the Evangelical vote did not show up on Nov. 6th the jig would be up and Romney would lose big and indeed he has.
Remember, the GOP and Romney gave NO place to the Evangelical vote at the RNC convention. They outright snubbed us and that act rubbed Evangelicals the wrong way.
Remember, the GOP and Romney gave NO place to the Evangelical vote at the RNC convention. They outright snubbed us and that act rubbed Evangelicals the wrong way. The Evangelical vote consists of the TRUE social and moral conservatives of the party (i.e., the Right). Romney and the GOP also gave very little time to the Tea Party who is the heart of the grass root movement and the engine of the Party! The viewer ratings for the 2012 RNC convention were way down, some 40% and many of us- including myself - did not watch one lick of it. Why should we have? We knew what we were getting and many of us felt dissd being left out as we were. That in its self should have set off warning bells to the RNC but in all honesty many of us who are Evangelicals were still going to vote for Romney holding our nose. It is our duty as Believers and an Americans to be salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16) and even though Romney was who he was; he was the better choice still and the lesser of the two evils for our nation. We were not going to trust in a Romney win but that a Romney win would slow down the final deterioration of our nation.
Many Evangelicals who voted for Bush in 2000 and in 2004 felt betrayed by his agreeing with and passing many of the Marxist policies of the progressive Left. To this day it still has left a bad taste in our mouth and many have NOT forgotten it. Evangelicals felt betrayed and many did not vote for McCain in 2008 which gave Marxist Obama the victory. When you add the convention snub of Romney and the GOP that was the straw that broke the elephants back.
Many Evangelicals who voted for Bush in 2000 and in 2004 felt betrayed by his agreeing with and passing many of the Marxist policies of the progressive Left. To this day it still has left a bad taste in our mouth.
Now we come to today, the day after the election and we once more again see that the Evangelical vote has stayed home; and in doing so have given Obama another four years to finish the job of transforming our nation and fundamentally changing our culture and way of life which includes the elimination of sound biblical Christianity. I know I am going to get a ton of hate mail for this statement, but SHAME ON YOU for sitting home and not choosing to be light and exercising your God given right to vote (Matt. 5:13-16)! I know all sides of this argument and there is still absolutely NO excuse (Matt. 5:13-16). Your self righteous pride, biblical ignorance and foolishness has open wide the door now for Christian persecution in our nation and the end of the freedoms we have for the furtherance of the Gospel. My friends, indeed the Day of the Lord is at hand, but WOE to any who seek to bring it about who call on the Name of Jesus Christ by being idol and slothful.This is NOT a sanctification matter and God will hold you accountable for hiding your light and voice.
In the end, this 2012 election has revealed without a shadow of a doubt that the Evangelical element has lost its salt and light and that America has absolutely no problem in FULL LIGHT re-electing a radical progressive secular Marxists to reign over us.
In the end, this 2012 election has revealed without a shadow of a doubt that the Evangelical element has lost its salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16) and that America has absolutely no problem in FULL LIGHT re-electing a radical progressive secular Marxists to reign over us. I think of Samuel when all of Israel wanted a king and not the Lord (1 Sam. 8). It broke his heart and rightly so! He knew what was coming. Thus America in this election has said quite loudly that we DO NOT want the God given freedom to exercise what our Founding Fathers envisioned, which was based on the Laws of Nature and of Natures God. In doing so we have REJECTED the Judeo/ Christian values and ideals which once made this country great. We have now as a nation fully taken on the mantle of Lawlessness and the spirit of Anti Christ as our nations ideology and culture.
Indeed, we as Evangelicals will now see what we must surely endure under lawless administration of Barack H. Obama and many Evangelicasl will be sifted and found wanting. That there... you can take to the bank!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Those on the right who could have voted and stayed home are total scum.
So youre the deciding vote between Diocletian and Romney to rule your country. Who do you choose?
***Oh, we’re onto hypotheticals now. One vote’s gonna make or break it. Ok, if I jump up & down on an earthquake fault, will people die as a result? Well, then, if EVERYONE jumps up & down on the same site, will it be the same morally as murder for what follows? Stupid hypothetical, I know, and so is yours.
So you too are here to pound down other christians in the name of the GOP, because some of them didnt vote for your GOP-elitist snob liberal. FR is not a GOP website. It IS an evangelical, Pro-God website. That means what youre doing is trolling. That aint conservative.
Those people who chose not to vote for your POS candidate had a right to do so, and they are more conservative than you. FR is a conservative website, not a republican website, so you should not be doing that. Would you expect Paulbots to vote against Ron Paul? Or would you go onto a Goodebot website and expect them to vote against Goode? That would be OBVIOUS trolling. Then why do you come onto a conservative website and expect them to vote against their conservative principles? It is OBVIOUS trolling. Calling them stupid is flamebaiting... and trolling. If you wanna slam conservatives for voting against your GOP statist, go to GOP.com. Then it wouldnt be trolling.
According to the Pew survey, Romney did 6% better with white evangelicals than McCain.
Looks as though a few in the thread have taken your advice!
JESUS CHRIST was not running for President. Jesus Christ was the only perfect human. If you are looking for the perfect candidate, you will be looking for a LONG time ! If it wasn’t so sad and tragic (Obama and his regime lording over us) your reply to me would almost be humorous.
Anyone voting third party or who could but didn't vote F’d the country over that night as I see it.
JESUS CHRIST was not running for President.
***Obvious attempt at deflection.
If you are looking for the perfect candidate, you will be looking for a LONG time
***I’m looking for a conservative candidate, on a conservative website. You are berating conservatives for not voting for what the founder calls a lying, baby-killing gun-grabbing statist. The issue isn’t the perfection of Christ, it is the fact that you are trolling, trying to separate conservatives from their conservative beliefs on a conservative website.
If it wasnt so sad and tragic (Obama and his regime lording over us) your reply to me would almost be humorous.
***It is time to take back conservatism from the CINOs. If you are berating conservatives, you are in the free fire zone. You have a chance to get out of it.
Hey, Jesus may not have been on the ballot, but a man pretending to be a "divine one" was...name was Mitt Romney.
You see temple Mormons believe they are "gods in embryo"...temple Lds, are, btw, about 15-20% of all Mormons...
Now tell us: Had McCain or Sarah Palin claimed they were "gods in embryo," would it actually surprise you that some would not have voted for them??? (voted third party, for example)
Not sure why Mormonism got this "free pass" this election on this particular personality identity disorder -- given that it shows a basic lack of discernment and vulnerability to deception by THE would-be leader of the free world...
I mean, a LOT of Lds wacky beliefs didn't necessarily play into evaluating a candidate...but if he doesn't even know who he is...if he thinks he was spirit-born on another planet near the star Kolob...then why did the birthers go crazy only over Obama???
Documentation on the 'god-in-embryo' official Lds teaching:
The truth is man is a child of God a God in embryo. Mitt Romney's father's cousin, Marion G. Romney one of the top three Lds hierarchists a generation ago...in Conference Report, April 1973, p. 136; or Ensign, July 1973, p. 14).
* "What is [man]? He had his being in the eternal worlds; he existed before he came here. He is not only the son of man, but he is the son of God also. He IS a God in embryo, and possesses within him a spark of that eternal flame..." (3rd "prophet" John Taylor, The Gospel Kingdom, pp. 52-54, as cited in Teachings of the Presidents: John Taylor, p. 2, 2001 -- compiled & published by its "intellectual reserve" publishing trademark).
* "If we take man, he is said to have been made in the image of God...being his son, he is, of course, his offspring, an emanation from God...He...came forth possessing, in an embryonic state, ALL the faculties and powers of a God." (Taylor, The Gospel Kingdom, p. 52, as cited in Teachings of the Presidents: John Taylor, p. 3, 2001).
Many people know of Spencer W. Kimball, the 12th "prophet" of the Lds church (1973-1985), as the man who allowed blacks to become Mormon priests in 1978.
But did you know Mormonism teaches you are all "gods in embryo"??? (And Kimball was one of its key proponents)
Did you know that Mormonism teaches the false "gospel" of self-transformation -- of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps to become a god? (And Kimball was one of its key proponents)
Spencer W. Kimball on these very topics:
1969 "Being a GOD IN EMBRYO with the seeds of godhood neatly tucked away in him, and with the power to become a god eventually, man need not despair...he must...transform himself..." (Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, pp. 173-174)
A couple he was advising in Kimball's office "did not understand that forgiveness is not a thing of days or months or even years but is a matter of intensity of feeling and transformation of self...This couple seemed to have no conception of satisfying the Lord, of paying the total penalties and obtaining a release..." (Ibid, p. 156)
To Kimball, you had to "pay the total penalties" for your sin -- vs. that being a role occupied by the true Jesus Christ.
September, 1974: Man can transform himself and he must. Man has in himself the seeds of godhood, which can germinate and grow and develop. As the acorn becomes the oak, the mortal man becomes a god. It is within his power to lift himself by his very bootstraps from the plane on which he finds himself to the plane on which he should be. It may be a long, hard lift with many obstacles, but it is a real possibility. Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6057 (Spencer W. Kimball speech entitled Be Ye Therefore Perfect 9/17/74 devotional address @ BYU)
1975: Man is created in the image of God. He is a GOD IN EMBRYO. He has the seeds of godhood within him, and he can, if he is normal, pick himself up by his bootstraps and literally move himself from where he is to where he shows he should be." Source: http://emp.byui.edu/marrottr/LovevsLust.pdf, "Love vs. Lust," Spencer W. Kimball, Provo: BYU Publications, 1975
November 1977: Self-mastery, then, is the key, and every person should study his own life, his own desires and wants and cravings, and bring them under control. Man can transform himself and he must. Man has in himself the seeds of godhood, which can germinate and grow and develop. As the acorn becomes the oak, the mortal man becomes a god. It is within his power to lift himself by his very bootstraps from the plane on which he finds himself to the plane on which he should be. It may be a long, hard lift with many obstacles, but it is a real possibility. To be perfect, one can turn to many areas as a starting place....As we have stated before, the way to perfection seems to be a changing of ones lifeto substitute the good for the evil in every case. Source: By President Spencer W. Kimball An address given to students of Weber State College, Ogden, Utah on 4 November 1977 http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=244ed0640b96b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD
July, 1978 Ensign Magazine: Lds church officially endorses Kimball Weber State College comments by publishing them in their official magazine
This quote also becomes part of Chapter 19 of what Lds officially teach college students in their Institute curricula: See http://institute.lds.org/manuals/doctrines-of-the-gospel-student-manual/doc-gosp-11-20-19.asp
It claims to be the REAL thing that JESUS left behind - not some vile thing that has changed thru the years at the hands of men.
These are the very words which the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. said regarding The Book of Mormon.
Here are his exact words,
"I told the brethren, [the twelve Apostles] that the Book of Mormon was the most correct book of any on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." JSHC 7 Vol., 4:461
And just HOW was the BoM translated???
"Now the way he translated was he put the urim and thummim into his hat and Darkned his Eyes than he would take a sentance and it would apper in Brite Roman Letters. Then he would tell the writer and he would write it. Then that would go away the next sentance would Come and so on. But if it was not Spelt rite it would not go away till it was rite, so we see it was marvelous. Thus was the hol [whole] translated."---Joseph Knight's journal.
"In writing for your father I frequently wrote day after day, often sitting at the table close by him, he sitting with his face buried in his hat, with the stone in it, and dictating hour after hour with nothing between us."
(History of the RLDS Church, 8 vols.(Independence, Missouri: Herald House,1951),"Last Testimony of Sister Emma [Smith Bidamon]," 3:356.
"I, as well as all of my father's family, Smith's wife, Oliver Cowdery and Martin Harris, were present during the translation. . . . He [Joseph Smith] did not use the plates in translation."
---(David Whitmer,as published in the "Kansas City Journal," June 5, 1881,and reprinted in the RLDS "Journal of History", vol. 8, (1910), pp. 299-300.
In an 1885 interview, Zenas H. Gurley, then the editor of the RLDS Saints Herald, asked Whitmer if Joseph had used his "Peep stone" to do the translation. Whitmer replied:
"... he used a stone called a "Seers stone," the "Interpreters" having been taken away from him because of transgression. The "Interpreters" were taken from Joseph after he allowed Martin Harris to carry away the 116 pages of Ms [manuscript] of the Book of Mormon as a punishment, but he was allowed to go on and translate by use of a "Seers stone" which he had, and which he placed in a hat into which he buried his face, stating to me and others that the original character appeared upon parchment and under it the translation in English."
"Martin Harris related an incident that occurred during the time that he wrote that portion of the translation of the Book of Mormon which he was favored to write direct from the mouth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He said that the Prophet possessed a seer stone, by which he was enabled to translate as well as from the Urim and Thummim, and for convenience he then used the seer stone, Martin explained the translation as follows: By aid of the seer stone, sentences would appear and were read by the Prophet and written by Martin and when finished he would say 'Written,' and if correctly written that sentence would disappear and another appear in its place, but if not written correctly it remained until corrected, so that the translation was just as it was engraven on the plates, precisely in the language then used."
(Edward Stevenson, "One of the Three Witnesses,"reprinted from Deseret News, 30 Nov. 1881in Millennial Star, 44 (6 Feb. 1882): 86-87.)
In 1879, Michael Morse, Emma Smith's brother-in-law, stated:"When Joseph was translating the Book of Mormon [I] had occasion more than once to go into his immediate presence, and saw him engaged at his work of translation. The mode of procedure consisted in Joseph's placing the Seer Stone in the crown of a hat, then putting his face into the hat, so as to entirely cover his face, resting his elbows upon his knees, and then dictating word after word, while the scribes Emma, John Whitmer, O. Cowdery, or some other wrote it down."
(W.W. Blair interview with Michael Morse,Saints Herald, vol. 26, no. 12June 15, 1879, pp. 190-91.)
Joseph Smith's brother William also testified to the "face in the hat" version:"The manner in which this was done was by looking into the Urim and Thummim, which was placed in a hat to exclude the light, (the plates lying near by covered up), and reading off the translation, which appeared in the stone by the power of God"("A New Witness for Christ in America,"Francis W. Kirkham, 2:417.)
"The manner in which he pretended to read and interpret was the same manner as when he looked for the money-diggers, with the stone in his hat, while the book of plates were at the same time hid in the woods."---Isaac Hale (Emma Smith's father's) affidavit, 1834.
Kevmo, ping to 691...Kevao...sorry for ping, wrong poster
ANY politically right leaning person who either sat out or voted another party and allowed a communist Obama in deserves our total hatred and disgust IMO.
***Your opinion is a piece of CINO turd work. This is not a GOP website, it is a conservative website. Berating conservatives for not voting for a GOP statist is not being conservative. It is trolling. It would be suitable to do something like that on GOP.com, where it would not be trolling. But this is NOT GOP.com, and trashing other conservatives is trolling.
Anyone voting third party or who could but didn’t vote Fd the country over that night as I see it.
***Save your ire for the GOP-e who went out of their way to give us this POS statist candidate. They are the ones who screwed over this country, and focusing on them is the right thing to do. Focusing on other conservatives is the wrong thing to do. It is trolling. Stop being a troll.
According to RCP’s election analysis, it wasn’t evangelicals who stayed home. It was swing blue collar white voters who soured on Obama but didn’t trust “Bain” Romney. Like Huckabee said, people don’t want to vote for the guy who looks like the guy who laid them off.
Most of them must have voted for Obama last time since most of the vote total loss came from Obama’s column. With a candidate without Romney’s Bain capital baggage of shutting down troubled companies, we would’ve won.
Bitch all you want about the Mormon church. At least Mitt doesn’t run around apologizing for America! He doesn’t treat the Prime Minister of Israel like dog poop, and he’s never bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia!
“And these aren’t just — as Mr Rogers implied — sermons from the 16th & 17th centuries...”
I did NOT imply any such thing, although you seem content to lie about others. What I said was that no one from the LDS church tried to murder me during the 7 years I lived in Utah and witnessed to Mormons. This is NOT 1850, and travelers passing thru Utah are not in danger for their lives.
Anyone claiming otherwise is a psycho nutjob.
Now tell us: Had McCain or Sarah Palin claimed they were “gods in embryo,” would it actually surprise you that some would not have voted for them??? (voted third party, for example)
***Dang, that’s a very good point.
You’re not a good judge of stupid.
Sorry...not just "History" for the Mormon church re: its demonization of the worldwide Christian church.
Lds "apostle" Bruce R. McConkie: "The church of the devil is the world; it is all the carnality and evil to which fallen man is heir; it is every unholy and wicked practice; it is every false religion, every supposed system of salvation which does not actually save and exalt man in the highest heaven of the celestial world. It is every church except the true church, whether parading under a Christian or a pagan banner." (Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3:551)
This last quote, note you, RJ, was cited by the official Mormon church...
* The church of JC LDS: Seminaries and Institutes of Religion: Book of Mormon Student Manual: Chapter 4: 1Nephi 1114: Notes and Commentary
* It was also cited among study guides commonly used in the Mormon church as published by Cedar Fort out of Springville, Utah...in these two 2007 books:
* Randal S. Chase, Making Precious Things Plain: A Book of Mormon Study Guide: Volume 1: 1 Nephi-Alma 16 Cedar Fort, Springville, UT, 2007 p. 40
* K. Douglas Bassett, PhD, Doctrinal Insights to the Book of Mormon: Vol. 1: 1 Nephi through 2 Nephi Cedar Fort, Springville, UT 2007, pp. 62-63
Less than 30 years ago -- Official Lds church magazine, Ensign:
The man of sin, generally equated with Satan, would exalt himself over all that is divine and assume the place of God in the Church. Of historical and theological significance is the fact that in Pauls prophecy the church structure survives. But God is not at its head, making that churchfollowing the appearance in it of Satanno longer the church of God....How appropriate, therefore, is Pauls description of him sitting in the place of God in the church of the apostasía. Kent P. Jackson, Signs of the Early Apostasy, Ensign, December 1984 Signs of the Early Apostasy
IIRC, even the founder of this site, late in the season, said he would vote for Romney to just get rid of Obama.
Evangelicals who ignored Billy Grahams thinly veiled plea to vote for Romney ought to be ashamed.
These people who didn't vote for Romney simply did NOT CARE if obama won. They've been defending their vote for a third party for days now.
Maybe they must feel guilty, but I doubt it. They're proud they stopped Romney.
At this point I'm not interested in how people did or did not vote. It's IRRELEVANT and pointless to argue about it. Vote for whomever you want. It's a free country.
I'm adjusting to the fact that obama won, and I'm avoiding the news for the moment. He's our president, and we may as well get used to it. I have relatives that love obama, and they think it will be a great 4 years.
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