With Santorum Out, Ron Paul Supporters Reach Out to Evangelicals
With Rick Santorum now out of the presidential race, supporters of the Ron Paul campaign are stepping up efforts to court evangelical leaders.
Brian Jacobs, senior pastor of Metroplex Family Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and Justin Machacek, an award-winning producer for Daystar Television, met with the Texas congressman last week. They are now leading a nationwide effort to enlist the help of other evangelical Christian leaders to mobilize support for Paul's candidacy. The first of several planned conference calls between Paul and evangelical pastors and other leaders will be held this weekend, Jacobs and Machacek told The Christian Post in separate Wednesday interviews....
Jim, your name calling is neither here nor there for me. His popularity is huge--not because its him, but simply the idea of the individual deriving their rights from the Creator is a message that remains alive.
Ron Paul's biggest problem is that he is old now, and very unlikely to win this November; but he can and is developing a very broad base of support (including--can you believe?--pot-smokers AND very devout Christians) that could eventually overcome the next champions of either of our two dominant parties.
As different and diverse as Paul is, he himself doesn't scare me nearly as much as the inevitable and likely very-bumpy transition from where we are and have been going for some time to where he wants to lead us. Once there, I think things will be very good, but getting there could be rough.
Jim's probably right about a Paul victory helping Obama and the Dems in the short run, but I'm reasonably hopeful and sure that after 4 more years of Obama we'll see a lot more people clamoring for someone like Paul to take the reins.
Jim---our only hope in the future is Jesus Christ. There is no other eternal covenant that brings hope for the future. It is only Christ. He is the one hope. Without Christ, a man or woman is unredeemed. What a wonderful covenant it is --for Jew and Gentile, a free gift through Christ who took the punishment. This is what we celebrate and share with the world.
What would one gain to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- As far as most Americans are concerned, Obama might be preferable, to some, "religious nut," that the Republicans might field for President. There hasn't been that many Christians as President during the last century, perhaps only Wilson, Truman, and Carter. They were all Democrats. I haven't seen any Christians running for President under the Republican label, including Paul.
If Wilson and Carter are examples of Christian presidents, we should be more discerning before voting for them. I'd prefer an RC Constitutionalist to a "Christian" wussyDem or wussyRepub.
Ah, I do see that one of my links is no longer functioning, so I will substitute this one:
Edward H. Crane wrote: â€śI wish Ron would condemn those fringe things that float aroundâ€ť his campaign, but he refuses to reject the support of these anti-Semites who form a significant part of his base.
As far as most Americans are concerned, Obama might be preferable, to some, "religious nut," that the Republicans might field for President. There hasn't been that many Christians as President during the last century, perhaps only Wilson, Truman, and Carter. They were all Democrats. I haven't seen any Christians running for President under the Republican label, including Paul.
the value of the individual comes from the Creator not from the organized powers of man. this was what the american experiment was based on. It was compromised in slavery, Indian wars, abortion, and world adventurism. When a people continually compromise the basic value of life, they forget the foundations that breathed life into society. Such as it is now. Ron Paul is a reminder of what many have been saying.
The reminder is this, that the corruption of man is not a political party, and overcoming sin is not through being part of the right group to push around the others, but rather that corruption is in the heart of man, and overcoming sin is through a right relationship with Christ.
The faux evangelicals want their foreign adventurism, and are sacrificing all that is good to preserve an image of what they think their world means.
Paul, who ran a national ad admitting as a resident that he watched, without remorse, a baby die in a bucket and who's garnered exactly zero delegates for the Republican convention, is asking Evangelicals for what?