Why Do Evangelicals Ignore Ron Paul?

by Chuck Baldwin
February 27, 2007

Evangelical Christians are already beginning the process of selecting the Republican presidential candidate whom they can anoint as their successor to George W. Bush. Somehow, evangelicals have this deluded idea that President Bush is one of them. How they came to this delusion both fascinates and escapes me. Bush is anything but one of them. However, most evangelicals believe he is, and today it seems that illusion is greater than reality, anyway. Bush proves that more than anyone I have ever known. But enough about Bush.

The question burning in the minds of evangelicals today is: Which Republican candidate for president will we anoint? There are several possibilities, but apparently Congressman Ron Paul is not one of them.

For example, Jerry Falwell's widely distributed National Liberty Journal, in its March 2007 edition, had a major section entitled "Campaign 2008-Identifying the Republican Presidential Candidates." A total of ten Republicans made the Journal's list. The ten listed were Sen. Sam Brownback, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Sen. John McCain, Gov. George Pataki, Gov. Mitt Romney, and Rep. Tom Tancredo.

However, even though Rep. Ron Paul has also formed a presidential exploratory committee (something Gingrich has not even done yet), his name was conspicuously absent from Falwell's list. Why is this? Why do evangelicals ignore Ron Paul?

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Why Evangelicals Ignore Ron Paul

M. Raborn
I do not know anything about Chuck Baldwin or his ministry, but I appreciated his comments. I have known Congressman Ron Paul for over 10 years and I am a really big supporter of his. Neither am I suprised that the "so called" evangelicals do not support Ron Paul. I believe evangelicals like many others are more interested in their own aganda (they want to wield power and claim that they can influence the results of elections) than they are in supporting the truth.

Why should we expect them to support the truth in the political realm, when they fail to support the truth in the religious realm, which is suppose to be their forte?

Now I certainly do not speak for all evangelicals, but am making a generalization of the teachings of the Protestant and Catholic religions.

Each claim that they are following Jesus, yet Jesus said very clearly in John 13:20 "Verily verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me and he that receiveth me, receiveth him who sent me." This says to me that to receive God (who sent Jesus) one must first receive Jesus, and to receive Jesus, one must first receive whomsoever Jesus sends. I would also offer that the reverse of this is true. If one would not receive whomsoever Jesus sent, they would not receive Jesus, nor him who sent Jesus, which is God.

In Matthew 10:5 and 6 it says, "These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them sayiing, go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." It does not appear to me that the twelve were sent to the likes of me!

Then in Acts 22:21, Jesus said unto the Apostle Paul, "Depart for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles." In Romans 11:14 Paul says of himself, "For I speak unto you Gentiles inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office."

The majority of the denominations I am familiar with today are trying to follow the ministry of the twelve, which is something like: repent and get baptised, keep the commandments, tithe, hold out until the end, etc., thus keeping their congregations under the bondage of religion, rather than following the teachings of their own Gentile Apostle.

In I Corinthians 1:17 Paul tells us, "For Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel." I Corinthians 15:1-5 he declares what that gospel is, "...Christ died for our sins." In Romans 4:25 it is stated a little different, "Who (Jesus our Lord) was delivered for our offences, was raised again for our justification." Romans 10:13 Makes it clear, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Colossians 2:3 is emphatic, that you who were dead in your sins, he hath quickened together with him (Christ) HAVING FORGIVEN YOU ALL TRESPASSES! Why won't the churches teach this today?

If the people truly understood what Christ did for them on the cross, they would not need to be in bondage to some religious system and all these priests and preachers would loose their prestige and control over the people. The scripture is clear in John 8:36, " If the Son (Christ) therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed!"

The gospel Paul taught could have nothing to do with the teaching of the twelve because in I Corinthians 2:6-8 Paul made it known that the message he brought had been kept s MYSTERY because if the princes of this world (ministers of Satan) had known that by the death of Christ the likes of you and me could be saved, "they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory."

Even in Paul's day the religious system appeared good and holy, but in
II Corinthians Paul describes the religious leaders and calls them "false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Chritst and no marvel for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light!"

The scripture seems to indicate that when the anti-christ does come, he will have a one world religion and a one world government. I seem to see this happening today. It seems all faiths will join hands to help the poor, feed the hungry, or save the earth, but they never seem to tell people how they might be saved!

In Matthew 8:36 it says, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and loose his own soul?" That tells me God values one soul more than who wins the next election. I think evangelical and the rest of the religious systems have lost their focus.

If anyone disagrees with me do not get mad with Congressman Paul. We have never discussed this topic. I am just responding to the article by Chuck Baldwin.
If anyone would like to contact me directly they may do so at : rraborn@earthlink.net , but put Evangelicals in the subject line, so that it does not go to spam. So much for just one persons opinion!

M. Raborn

the answer

because Ron Paul supports separation of church and state; he is able to separate his personal beliefs from his upholding the Constitution.

why would they support someone that will reduce their governmental power and influence?

they won't.

Ron Paul, keep it up!!!

I am an evangelical Christian

I am an evangelical Christian and I support Ron Paul!