68 votes

Dr. Paul has caused me to understand my Christianity in a better way.

After following this man since the fall of 2007, I have reevaluated my Christian walk and beliefs.

Dr. Paul has hit the Christian nail right on its head. While I was never a hard hitter in the area of condemning people for their personal sins, I did believe we as Christians needed to back laws that limited people's personal freedoms-especially in the area of homosexuality.

Don't get me wrong, I still believe many of the actions people take in this world are sins according to the Bible; and that even though we are "not under the law; we don't sin more so that grace may much more abound."

Ron Paul woke me up to the blatant truth that Jesus spoke; that we cannot force people to change their behavior through laws. Only a change in the heart will do that. And that's what Jesus came to do; change people's hearts and lives.

So you could say that I have been "woken up" twice in the last 4 years. I see the urgency of not only taking back my country, but also to help people see their need of a Savior. Now, I am not preaching to everyone here; I am talking to my "brothers and sisters" who need to get out there and spread the true message of liberty.

There are those who could care less about Christianity and I will take some negativity from you who insist Jesus was a myth or whatever.I believe you have the right to speak that. And you can thank Dr. Paul for teaching me that also. He is a true Christian, and I could only hope that one day, I can be as strong and unwavering as he is, in both of these aspects of liberty. God bless him and keep him.



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
wolfe's picture

The message contained in your post...

I believe is an extremely important one...

I don't bump posts for the sake of bumping very often, and I won't on this one again but this is a very important message that I think all Christians should hear and so thought it deserved another chance in the top 10 to hopefully be seen by more... :)

Society will not change through elections. It will change through education and understanding.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Bumping just for you

I don't bump that much either.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

A Ready Defense

"There are those who could care less about Christianity and I will take some negativity from you who insist Jesus was a myth or whatever."

There was no greater doubter than Cambridge University professor of Medieval Literaure than C.S. Lewis who labeled himself the "hardest boiled of all atheists." He undertook the task of disproving the resurrection of Jesus as a fraud and wound up having to give in to the evidence that he discovered; that it was he that was in error.

Josh McDowell, A Ready Defense is a book of reference of over 60 vital points of defense for Christianity. Topically arranged for easy reference.

Ron Paul's books are references for defending the Constitution and principles of liberty.

archtoplee

I am not religious in the

I am not religious in the slightest but I love the message and the morals that come from the bible.

I love how the new testament personifies all the values taught in the old testament through Jesus, and how because he was true and pure he's changed hearts in minds--even in a time when truth was rare. Just like today.

Ron Paul really makes me value the truth, and how even when the truth get's booed, it must be said.

"change people's hearts and lives."

Not too many Presidential campaigns can say they've done that!

I think right there, he's won no matter what!

www.EmpowerUsTools.com
Patent Pending Magnetic Pen Holder!

God gave us free will...

...and we're responsible for how we use it.

Why should we disrespect the free will of others by forcing ours on them? Especially when we're not their judge. God is because only He is omnipotent, only He is Love, and therefore only He is qualified. We Christians have a hard enough time adhering to what we believe and following the greatest commandments: loving God and loving our neighbor.

Allowing people their free will does not equal endorsing what they do with it.

I think Dr. Paul is dead-on about this.

Say it

Speaking truth here! If God gave us free-will, who are we to take that away? Change hearts and minds, not laws.

The Great Commandment and the Perfect Law

"Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Mt 22:36-40

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."
Jas 1:22-25

God bless you, Dr. and Mrs. Paul on your 55th anniversary, and thank you for a fine example of lives well lived in the light, despite the pressures of darkness and tyranny all around you for decades. May Our Liberty torch burn ever brighter, especially in Nevada today!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

You Might Love This

A New Law: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAtiaVA3PaQ

don’t teach me about politics and government
just tell me who to vote for
don’t teach me about truth and beauty
just label my music

don’t teach me how to live like a free man
just give me a new law

(pre-chorus)
i don’t wanna know if the answers aren’t easy
so just bring it down from the mountain to me

(chorus)
i want a new law
i want a new law
gimme that new law

(vs. 2)
don’t teach me about moderation and liberty
i prefer a shot of grape juice

don’t teach me about loving my enemies

don’t teach me how to listen to the Spirit
just give me a new law

(pre-chorus/chorus)

(bridge)
what’s the use in trading a law you can never keep
for one you can that cannot get you anything
do not be afraid
do not be afraid
do not be afraid

Life, Liberty... and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Great song! Here's another

These Canadian brothers got it right when they summed up, "The Problem", source. From Downhere, in studio and live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gtKPL1XoRM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_difa2Us-I&feature=related

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Thank you

Posted on Twitter.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Been a christian my whole life

but have never felt like praying until recently.

"I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove."

;-))

LIBERTY

homeschool christians for Ron Paul

My sister in law who also is a homeschool mom and her husband made this website http://christianwarmongers.com. I know they need a new title since it is about why christians should NOT be warmongers! You might want to check it out.

A man-made law to enforce

A man-made law to enforce morality only makes people more defiant, causes division, and never meets it's intended goal.

The pursuit of sin is what causes people to "hit rock bottom", this is usually the point that a sinner re-evaluates their life and makes a change for the better. Alcohol and drugs have brought more people to their knees than Billy Graham himself, why do Christians want to deprive people from this opportunity to change their lives if they choose this destructive, but educational path that God has made available?

Totally agree...I used to be

Totally agree...I used to be a total neocon, until I went through and reread the new testament, and I realized that the religious right in Jesus' time matched up pretty closely to the religious right in America today. I believe we are living in the end times. The circumstances eerily shadow that of Christ's first coming.

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

Me to.

I was always taught dispensationalism. This is what is taught in most churches today. (think of the Israel first crowd) Through other resources on the internet and through websites like this, I learned that was a fraud. I fell down the "rabbit hole" spiritually, if you will.

I totally agree

I used to be the same, believing that the law could at least limit the actions people take that would lead them down to hell. I still believe that, but only when the law is just, and only when it is justly enforced, and only when the general culture is conducive to such general righteousness. Right now, the law is not just, nor is it enforced justly, nor is the general culture a righteous culture.

I have read that preaching the word (the gospel of Christ) does more to influence the minds of men than swords. Basically one can do far more good by being an example of the believers and by being unashamed of speaking about the gospel, than by using threats and restrictive laws.

How many of us here feel that they are a better person now than they were before they became a Ron Paul supporter? I know I am. I have a greater desire to not be a burden on society, to be more self-sufficient and prepared. I study (not just read) my scriptures, and I apply what I read more to my life. I also have more patience with others than I thought I would, seeing them as real people who just need to be respectfully woken up at their own pace. I see more that my actions matter. I feel empowered to do good in my circle of influence.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

I couldn't agree more! The

I couldn't agree more! The more I have grown in my faith, the more God has given me understanding to know what it really means to treat others as you want to be treated. You are not alone homeschoolmom, to have had the scales fall from your eyes. The Word of God transforms the mind, and I believe it is because of His Word, that believers are coming to their senses. Thank you for sharing this!

Do not conform any longer the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Have You Considered

Have you considered that sexual activity varies in its morality depending on the people, their motives, and the circumstances?

Why is rape immoral? Why is incest immoral? Why is adultery immoral?

Is it possible that a homosexual act between two people who love each other and are married is not immoral? That the prohibition in the Bible against homosexual sex was spoken to heterosexuals (for whom this would be a perversion, or possibly an act of dominance, not love)?

Why does God make homosexuals? We see them in every culture, and in the animal kingdom, too. What should this reveal to us?

I have more questions than answers, and am grateful that it isn't my place to judge. Jesus was my first libertarian role model.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I hope your children

I hope your children appreciate having a Mom like you as a teacher and that they always will.

Nailed it!

"Ron Paul woke me up to the blatant truth that Jesus spoke; that we cannot force people to change their behavior through laws. Only a change in the heart will do that. And that's what Jesus came to do; change people's hearts and lives."

Exactly! I am a Pastor and Church planter. One big reason I support Ron Paul is for freedom of Religion. I want to be free to share the good news of Jesus here in the United States.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

excellent post.

excellent post.

wolfe's picture

I applaud you and your epiphany!

So that you know where I am coming from, I am an atheist. This is a major disconnect with modern Christianity and what the Bible actually says. The need that modern Christianity has to criminalize based on scripture. When in fact, isn't the Bible about conversion through teaching and not punishing?

I don't see your statements as religious in nature but as a statement of personal principle which is informed by your faith. No one should give you a hard time for these statements.

I will defend your right to your beliefs so long as you agree to do the same for others. I am the first to protest when someone screams intolerance with religious justification, but you are doing the opposite.

Glad to have your post.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

I was baptized at 18 months

I received my first communion and confirmation last year. I told my Bible Study group the other week, that Ron Paul was a huge factor in bringing me into the Church, which is true. I called myself an Objectivist for many years, having experienced many religions, traditional, orthodox, Eastern, and cults.

I just had a confession with my priest earlier this week because his homilies have been touching on politics, and I know that it's because some members of my Church don't like my "Ron Paul mobile" parked in the front (I'm in the choir and I take full advantage of getting THE prime parking spot).

My entire outlook on the world changed dramatically by reading the "Catechism of the Catholic Church", and Ron Paul is correct, and also I completely agree with you, homeschoolmom. I see now, there is "The World", and there is "Chuch". And it's up to us to be moral as our Church dictates, it is not up to the state to make laws in forcing people to be moral. This includes abortion.

What people do that is of THE WORLD "Immoral", is not my business. It is only my business to not do it. Thank GOD I have a Church so I can pray, worship, confess my sins and come clean. It doesn't make me a better person, it only makes me work at being a better person. To each their own.

God Bless you and your constantly!

If you were baptised at 18

If you were baptised at 18 months and received your first communion last year, wouldn't that make you two years old?

Youngest Ron Paul supporter I've seen yet.

:P

I'm 54

My Mother had a sister in law who was Catholic, and after my Mother gave birth to the oldest boy, younger than me, and when my Father was out to sea, my Mother, Grandmother, and who became my God Mother had me and my baby brother baptized.

When my Father returned, he was so mad, he basically disowned us. The other three children were not baptized. He is one of those Atheists who have a very deep hatred for Christians. If he could, he would line them up and shoot them, beginning with me.

God Bless you.

It was about 10-15 years ago that *I* . . .

experienced this, where I saw the dichotomy, where I realized that a true Christian could believe that "morality" could not be 'legislated'--

I faced a tremendous amount of opposition.

Most Christians believe that if you believe in true liberty, you BELIEVE in sin!!!

That's true; that really is--

and it's horrifying when a person who believes that sin is sin is told that he/she loves sin, because he/she believes in agency--

believes that it's important for all of *us* sinners to make our own choices, that the BEST thing *we* can do if we believe in redemption is to teach it, not to legislate 'righteousness'--

if 'righteousness' is enforced, it loses its value--

and THAT is a very scary thing; that is not what Jesus Christ had in mind--

welcome to the 'fold' of those of us who believe in Christ who have realized this--

we ARE often alone--

and don't worry about those who tell *us* that Jesus was/is a myth--

*I* don't tell them that they MUST believe in God; people who do that are insecure--

we just pray for them, if they get mean--

and respect their agency--

:)

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

Good thoughts!

I appreciate them. And, I too, have learned a LOT from Dr. Paul. I just wish the MILITARY MEDIA wasn't all over him like bad evil bugs!

Just for today, I have been indignant--

don't have MSM, but spouse and I were 'out and about', and newstand after newstand (you know those places where there are racks of magazines in stores)--

had articles about Romney and Gingrich; NOTHING about our good doctor!

I wanted to rip up the mags--

*seriously*

Then I logged into the computer, and there on the MSN home page was "Romney and Mitt"--

*growling*

Just had to vent--

Thanks for listening--:)

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