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Who is the Biblical prophet CLOSEST to Ron Paul?

I'm not a Biblical scholar by any stretch of the imagination. I generally don't care much for religious "discussion" here either.
However, there is something about Ron Paul's campaign over the last three decades, that has put him in the category of PROPHET, rather than politician.

The reason I ask this, is because there are folks here that a better versed in the Bible than I am.
I would like to have something to share with the religious conservatives in Iowa and elsewhere that will hopefully get their attention.

I truly feel like this is Ron Paul's destiny. He has been trying to warn people for many years of the disaster that is now upon us.
When I had dinner with one of his brothers, I learned that he used to read economics books as a doctor, while waiting for women to go into labor.
He's the kind of man who became a doctor because he wanted to HELP people, not for the money.
He got into politics because he ALSO wanted to help people instead of just himself.

I want "religious conservatives" to know that they are ignoring Ron Paul at their/our own peril, that they will be held responsible (IMO) for not paying attention to the warnings, and allowing themselves to be deceived.

What prophet or Biblical story best describes Ron Paul's monumental effort to restore integrity to a nation that has lost its way?

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St. Luke

Good Samaritan

'nuff Said

Two parts Jeremiah

with one part John the Baptist and the other Paul the Apostle.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

I say Paul is like Paul.

Spreading the message across the empire!

Paul the Apostle is described in the Christian New Testament as one of the most influential early Christian missionaries, with the writings ascribed to him by the church forming a considerable portion of the New Testament. The influence on Christian thinking of the epistles ascribed to him has been significant, due in part to his association as a prominent apostle of Christianity during the spreading of the Gospel through early Christian communities across the Roman Empire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Apostle

This is the most awesome discussion

Thanks for all your points of view. My choice: Moses for sure.

St. Luke Is My Choice...

Dr. Ron Paul reminds me of St. Luke, the physician. His ability to diagnose the sickness in the land and prescribe the most healing remedies for us as individuals and for our nation is what is so impressive. Less prophet and more careful observer of symptoms is what a good doctor must be and then able to recommend and encourage the patient to undergo the treatment necessary and to walk side by side with him or her through their ordeal.

Dr. Paul is patient and long suffering and selfless, and as he said last night, which is good advice for us all, never give up on your opponents for they will eventually see the light of the truth you speak. What a beautiful and wise and witty answer! St. Luke: "But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you."6:27

Sweet Liberty

Luke is a good choice

Luke, like RP, was more concerned about the message, writing about the exploits of Paul and other early Christians, than about making a name for himself. Blessed are the peacemaker, blessed are the meek.

I'll go with Joel, chapter 2.

I'll go with Joel, chapter 2.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

Dr. Paul doesn't deserve

to be compared to characters from the bible as he is not a vindictive bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser , a misogynistic, homophobic racist, or an infanticidal, genocidal, phillicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Dr. Paul is who he is; one of the greatest men of our time.

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. - Stefan Molyneux

You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. - Alan Watts

Quoting Richard Dawkins

Quoting Richard Dawkins I see :) One of my favorite and truest quotes

Mine as well.

Nice to meet a fellow infidel Ron Paul supporter!

Cheers

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. - Stefan Molyneux

You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. - Alan Watts

He reminds me of Jesus

Ron doesn't judge individuals; just their actions or their positions on issues, Jesus said "Stop judging!". All the other Bible prophets were judgmental, like the Apostle Paul, for instance.

"I support the Declaration of Independence and I interpret the Constitution."

No need to mince words, here.

just give it to us straight ;)

I would have to go with part

I would have to go with part Daniel and part Elijah..

In terms of media bias?

Job

Moses!

Trying desperately to herd the people across the desert of broken promises and enslavement to the Feds and the elites . . .leading a stiff-necked people to the promised land of liberty and prosperity, while they kick and scream all the way . . . coming down from the mountain of common sense to give the people a new vision of how to live together without killing each other . . . unhappy with his ability to speak well and sending his son Rand to speak beside him (instead of Aaron, Moses' brother in law). . . having the people preferring their golden calf of entitlements instead of taking responsibility for their own wealth and happiness.

thats a good one

But I hope it's not true! Moses never got to enter the promised land he took the people to. It was the next generation that actually got, and Moses died right outside, a fellow victim of the stubbornness of the very people he was trying to save.
We need Ron Paul in there!

Just kidding, of course. Good stuff :)

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt

That's easy!

David and Golliath

Not really a prophet but I see him as David going up against Goliath. We are his sling as he launches his stones.....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

That's the story of every prophet...

they all are in the minority, facing unbelievable odds, and severely handicapped.

I would agree with RP4Pres..

and go with John the Baptist..

But I'd also say that prophet isn't really the right word. These aren't visions delivered by the Holy Spirit, as far as I know...these are just facts that an honest man isn't scared to share with the people who need to know them. This is a man who is dedicated to doing right and not letting evil take over our land and our world. You don't find very many people these days that are willing to call out those who take the wide road or lure people down the wide road, rather than keeping to the narrow path.

If you look around and it seems that "everyone is doing it", then I would bet that 99.99% of the time, that is the wrong way to go. Ron Paul is a .01 percent'er

Hey, maybe we'll get a hack job story

on how we are cultist who believe Dr.Paul is our messiah.

Has that been done yet? lol

I'm going with John the Baptist. Lone voice and all in the wilderness surviving on locust and honey. (I think)

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

it's unspeakably blasphemous but

It was Christ himself who cast out the money changers! Not that that's a characterization anyone could be comfortable making in public! Tho Paul certainly is our economic messiah, the only one concerned the casting out the Keynesian snakes who now control the system.

Thinking about this though, it strikes me as a good way of reaching out to Christians. Best not to even mention the good doc's name. Just focus on how unsavory the money changers / federal bankers are. They already know there's only one candidate who wants to fix the bank. Just explain fractional reserve banking and how the banks ALWAYS benefit at the expense of the nation. The endless fallacies of Keynes are may be ripe too.

Geithner and Bernanke straight up look like monsters. Everyone already suspects them of something. Not everyone has realized that they're the ones encouraging deficit spending for the benefit of the banking cartel. A slight nudge in this direction might win over a lot of Christians to the gospel of Paul.

W h e w !

ITotally love what you wrote above. Paul is certainly turning over the tables of the money changers. This is like the "second coming" and this time they can't stop him.

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

Sure, we can see Dr. Paul as

Sure, we can see Dr. Paul as a 'prophet', one who speaks out, but it does not seem wise to share this along biblical lines IMHO. In fact, I'd bet the good Doc would be quite embarrassed about it.

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

Your first instinct was right...

"I generally don't care much for religious "discussion" here either."

your first instinst was wrong

Just piss off if you don't have anything to add.

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt

Ron would be the first to agree with you if this was a serious

thread. But I'm seeing it more as a geeky exercise using literary references- like 'which Star Wars character does Newt most closely resemble' (Jabba the Hutt) or 'What would Mitt Romney's adult video name be?'(Butt Rimney) etc.

prophet and religious are not always . . .

in the same sentences, by the way.

There are people who have had 'vision' who are not religious--people who have a 'gift'.

but you got two points--*wink*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

My goodness. How about the

My goodness. How about the new testament...the good doctor Saul/Paul who went about spreading the word.

Samuel! Samuel! Samuel!!!

Look at Samuel I!!! Israel tells Samuel they want a king to rule over them and Samuel tries to convince them otherwise, he gives a long list of what a king would do to the people!!! Includes things such as taxes and drafting young men to serve in a military... Samuel is right on...

Jeremiah - the weeping prophet!

Ron Paul is STRONG for us when we see him in public; but I believe that man weeps for the demise of our nation behind closed doors!

Be encouraged(pray for them); young people are waking up(they will have to fight the revolution hand-to-hand though, I fear); but this "mature"-aged generation & the generation before them...they are a "stiff-necked" people...and they are hellbent on helping this nation perish by voting STRAIGHT PARTY!

I am 41 years old; I can barely convince a Ronald Reagan conservative of my age group +/- 3 years to LOOK at Ron Paul's fiscal positions...but to their older siblings, uncles and aunts, their parents; I am a blabbering idealistic FOOL(because they made the money and spent the money in the boom of the 80's and boom of the 90's)...

Those booms will NEVER happen again; we will default! - but they don't believe it.

So here it is...in a nutshell...preach it everywhere...this is the message I am trying to convey on my website(but now they have[the Glenn Beck Tea Party] David Barton; the guy who inspired me to collect and read 19th century Americana history books that lauded and taught our morality to the youngens at the earliest of ages)

Jeremiah 6:16a "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."

Jeremiah 6:16b "But they said, We will not walk therein."

The passage implies, the passage DEMANDS action by these verbs..."stand"..."see"..."ask"..."walk"...I am afraid the cronies are too arrogant, and the conditioned are too lazy...but truth is truth...the socialism will collapse under the weight of it's own unsustainability; and then they will institute communism(because "our democracy" will beg for it)...but that is doomed to bankruptcy and failure as well...

All I can do is say WAKE UP and take action...the little bit you can do is FAR BETTER than the inaction of everyone else!!!