June 17, 2007 at 14:28:44
The duty of Christians to impeach Bush and Cheney
by Carol Wolman http://www.opednews.com
Christians have a duty to denounce Bush for his crimes, and see that he and Cheney are impeached. A recent news story says "Southern Baptists split over politics". They are arguing about whether or not to be involved in the political process. How hypocritical!
Christians, especially evangelicals, helped put Bush into power. They believed Pat Robertson, who "anointed" him to lead America. They thought he would bring about God's kingdom on earth.
Now they don't like what he has done, so they want to retreat from politics. Sour grapes.
Luke 6:44 " For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush."
The evangelical Christians who helped put Bush in power are accessories to his many crimes. They should confess their error and repent.
The "fruit" of Bush's presidency is poisonous. Two illegal invasions and occupations, based on lies. Massive transfers of wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich, including Bush and Cheney. Corruption, incompetence, sex and money scandals galore- a briar bush indeed for those who put their hopes in a "Christian" president.
Bush has broken many international treaties, which are the supreme law of the land- the Geneva conventions, the Nuremberg principles, laws against napalm and cluster bombs, etc.
And shredded the US Constitution, which says that "We the People" are sovereign, the source of authority, and the president is a public servant. Bush seeks to restore the monarchy cast off during the American Revolution.
Bush has overruled laws passed by Congress with his signing statements, broken the wiretapping laws, subverted the judicial process.
What is happening here is described in 2Thess 2: 3-12:
"Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the Kingdom of God) will not
come unless the apostasy (Bush's presidency) comes first, and the man of
lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts
himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his
seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not
remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these
things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be
revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who
now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the
breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His
coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of
Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the
deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the
love of the truth so as to be saved.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they
will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did
not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness."
Many Christians fell under the "deluding influence" of false prophets like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, and believed that Bush was "anointed". Now that the truth has been revealed, some still "take pleasure in wickedness" and continue to support him.
I firmly believe that it is the duty of Christians now to love the truth and reject the deceptions which led them to support Bush and Cheney. They should "slay him with the breath of our mouths" and denounce him as a man of lawlessness. He should be impeached and removed from office, along with Cheney.
Since Christians gave him the reins of secular power- the spoils of satan- Christians have a duty to take them away from him. Only then will God's kingdom of peace, love, justice and righteousness reign on earth.
In the name of the Prince of Peace,
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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she has written extensively on the psychology of our times. She is actively working to impeach Bush and Cheney, and suggests you join or form a local group at http://impeachbush.meetup.com/ She ran for Congress as a nonpartisan write-in candidate in CA district 1, and is a coordinator of The Longhouse Coalition.