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BAMAPHIN 22
06-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Evangelicals are crediting God with securing re-election victory for George W. Bush.

On the day after President Bush was re-elected, he gave much of the credit to his political adviser, Karl Rove, whom he called "the architect" of his campaign. But in evangelical churches, on Christian radio, and in voter precincts dominated by conservative Christians, the credit is going instead to someone a whole lot more powerful: God.

The Almighty intervened in the U.S. election, these evangelicals believe, to allow Bush to remain president. They say God has "blessed" America with Bush--and had Sen. John Kerry been elected, God would have "cursed" the U.S. By allowing Bush to be re-elected, God has given America "more time" to stop its slide into evil.

"This was Providence," evangelical leader and presidential adviser Charles Colson (http://www.pfm.org/AM/Template.cfm?) told Beliefnet. "Anybody looking at the 2000 election would have to say it was.a miraculous deliverance, and I think people felt it again this year." By allowing Bush to stay in office, Colson said, God is "giving us a chance to repent and to restore some moral sanity to American life."

Richard Land (http://www.beliefnet.com/author/author_34.html), a leading Southern Baptist who participates in a weekly strategy call between the White House and evangelical leaders put it this way: "Whoever won, it would have been God's will." But because Bush won, Land told Beliefnet, God has clearly shown America his blessings. If Kerry had won, it would have proved God was cursing the United States. "The Bible says godly leadership is a sign of God's blessings and a lack of godly leadership is a sign of God's judgment. I don't see Kerry as a godly leader."
Meanwhile, Paul Weyrich, founder of the Free Congress Foundation (http://www.freecongress.org/) and one of the original engineers of the conservative Christian political revolution, wrote an essay claiming that "God gave this President and this President's Party one more chance.God heard the fervent prayers of millions of values voters to keep His hand on America one more time despite our national sins of denying the right to life, despite ignoring the Biblical injunction against acts which are `an abomination unto the Lord' and despite the blatant attempt to remove God from the public square."

im Rogers of the group Mission America (http://www.missionamerica.org/) sent out an email the day after the election saying, "Yesterday America cried out and He heard from heaven and answered our prayers. PRAISE GOD!!"

On Nov. 3, the president of Bob Jones University wrote an open letter, posted on its website (http://www.bju.edu/letter), to the president. It said, in part, "God has graciously granted America-though she doesn't deserve it-a reprieve from the agenda of paganism.

Plenty of ordinary American evangelicals also believe that by allowing Bush to be re-elected, God has given the United States another chance. For months leading up to the election, many Christians nationwide prayed and fasted, in an effort led by Intercessors for America (http://www.ifapray.org/), to assist in Bush's re-election.

http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2007/06/06/did-god-pick-george-w-bush-to-be-our-president/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beliefnet.com%2Fstory%2F156%2Fstory_15602.html&frame=true

ABrownLamp
06-06-2007, 03:03 PM
It's amazing that people actually believe this.

What's even more amazing is that these people think GWB has done anything but provide lip service to their cause. Nothing they wanted him to change has changed in nearly 7 years. These people are so gullible.

Pagan
06-06-2007, 03:05 PM
:rolleyes:

Saddest part:


For months leading up to the election, many Christians nationwide prayed and fasted, in an effort led by Intercessors for America, to assist in Bush's re-election.

:shakeno:

Noodle Arm
06-06-2007, 03:06 PM
At first, this story was making me laugh out loud. Then I kept on reading...the laughter subsided...and I became frightened.

ABrownLamp
06-06-2007, 03:10 PM
Just goes to show if you pray hard enough, God lets you have whatever you want. Just ask any amputee.

tucker
06-06-2007, 03:17 PM
this is why i hate people

ckb2001
06-06-2007, 04:09 PM
It's amazing that people actually believe this.

What's even more amazing is that these people think GWB has done anything but provide lip service to their cause. Nothing they wanted him to change has changed in nearly 7 years. These people are so gullible.

I think it's about time we all agreed one shouldn't be amazed at what people can believe. There are still some believing in a flat Earth even (and I mean in the US, not the 3rd world).

Maybe I should state a conjecture here, that there is at least one person on this planet that will truly believe ANY rumor started :evil:

Now.. finheaveners.. disprove that please :goof:

MDFINFAN
06-07-2007, 12:54 AM
It's amazing that people actually believe this.

What's even more amazing is that these people think GWB has done anything but provide lip service to their cause. Nothing they wanted him to change has changed in nearly 7 years. These people are so gullible.

So true...that's what kills me about stating God had something to do with man's mess. Man made his own mess, and using God to justify it. If God was involve everything would have been done in a preaceful and orgainized manner..in other words, decently and orderly manner. We wouldn't have had all these questions about the elections and whether they were correct.

DonShula84
06-07-2007, 01:46 AM
I wish the people who believed this would stay home on election day and leave it up to God ;)

Dolphin39
06-07-2007, 05:25 AM
Why should anyone care? I believe most people here don't believe in God anyway. I've been mocked numerous times here for my belief in God.

What's funny is why any one would care, since most people don't, especially on here, believe in God anyway. This country is so fickled as evidenced by the election of Bill Clinton and George Bush. Each were twice elected as President. Talk about extremes in character.

This country is a liberal and consevative MESS.

ScottishFin
06-07-2007, 06:02 AM
****ing idiots , all of them

Stitches
06-20-2007, 04:42 PM
****ing idiots , all of them

:yeahthat:

Wombat
06-20-2007, 11:42 PM
I'm a Christian and I'm saddened by this.

I just wish that people read the bible more instead of listening to the preachers who always talk about financial wealth and political nonsense. I respect them, but there not doing to right things in their position.

I guess thats why Christians get more viewed upon as a religion instead of a relationship with god.

Wombat
06-20-2007, 11:44 PM
Why should anyone care? I believe most people here don't believe in God anyway. I've been mocked numerous times here for my belief in God.

What's funny is why any one would care, since most people don't, especially on here, believe in God anyway. This country is so fickled as evidenced by the election of Bill Clinton and George Bush. Each were twice elected as President. Talk about extremes in character.

This country is a liberal and consevative MESS.

I definetely agree with you.