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I Was a Neocon Until Jesus Christ Brought Me Home

I was a neocon until Jesus Christ brought me home. I loved war, trusted my government and wanted George W. Bush jr to lay it to the bad guys. But once Jesus softened my heard i was able to feel again. I opposed war and violence. I started to realized war was a deceitful lie brought on by men why do now know God.

Dr. Paul is a political dissident, much like my savior, Jesus Christ.

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John 18: 28-37
Jesus Before Pilate

28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?”

30 “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.”

31 Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”

“But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 32 This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.

33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”

35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”

36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

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Christ took the beating of all beatings for you and I. My saviors life is very unique, it did not stop at the death of his body though. He rose from a cold tomb on the third day to show the world that death is not the end.

In a very very very small way I saw Dr.Pauls life going the same way. As goes, he is a Dr. who delivers babies. What, I thought politicians were lifers? So Dr. Paul puts his career on hold to help save the people of the U.S.A. It's like Noah and the Ark, building a ship and everyone around him thinks he's crazy.

Dr. Pauls ship that he was building was one I never saw before. It entailed a strong hull of national security and the idea that maybe our international actions were bringing our own blowback. His sails consisted of individuality and self ownership, economic and social liberties. His tall mast, fervently opposing the Federal reserve and holding strong against strong winds. The wheelhouse that guided the boat was one of non violence and honest money. His ship was one I was willing to board. I had faith in this man to steer my country in the right direction away from destruction.

Still i ask, why would one man care so much about his country and liberty? Why do people choose to fight the good fight and not just give in to darkness, and with Christ I ask why for me?




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The fictional character Jesus

The fictional character Jesus was a liberal, you people are so confused.

He warned against both

The Pharisees were conservatives, and the Sadducees were liberal, Christ warned he disciples to beware of both.
Mat. 16:11

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

really? please show examples.

really? please show examples.

Jesus

is neither liberal or conservative.

Great Article

When I read this I was kind of shocked because I went through the almost the same thing.

I was a Neo-Con war pushing Punk!

I called every one a liberal and acted like my shit didn't stink.

Then my mother introduced me to Jesus Christ. I accepted him into my heart and my life has changed dramatically. And trust me... once I woke... there was no way to go back to sleep. My mind is spinning daily.

Even though I was against the

Even though I was against the war from the beginning, God did have to soften my heart to really be passionate about it. I guess I was like a lot of the Democrats in that I didnt think the war was a good idea but at the end of the day I didn't really care all that much.

Ventura 2012

Me, too

Similar path of wakening! Ultra-'proud' conservative, to Christianity, to an understanding of modern war, to Dr. Paul supporter.

bumping this . . .

similar experience--

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

Amazing...

What amazes me is that when I was a churchgoing regular, reading the Bible daily, I loved war.

Since I gave that all up, and have studied our failed foreign policy, I have finally come to understand and appreciate what Jesus was talking about.

Meanwhile, my extended family is all Bible reading, war-loving neocons. Amazing that you can claim to worship the Prince of Peace while craving war.

I have concluded that humans are animals by nature, always looking for a fight. Jesus was trying to elevate our behavior above that of other animals.

Welcome! What a wondeful post!

Congrats and you may enjoy this too http://relate4ever.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/true-patriot/

Positive support for Ron Paul from Romania! Restoration and Liberty Movement on http://cristianpaduraru.com

Welcome to the Holy Land

of Christ! Christ's Holy Land is anywhere His followers reside and speak His Word, don't be fooled by the historical Holy Land. In other words, be sure to avoid Zionist (anti)Christians as they teach blasphemy as the teachings of Christ. I know, as I'm a former Zionist apostate, and was save by the Blessings of Christ from the Luciferian deceivers, who preach war, hatred, murder to protect their idol Israel. Here, are some excellent guidlines to be aware of if you are to attend a church, by Rev Ted Pike, who's father was the major force in establishing the National Day of Prayer.
http://truthtellers.org/alerts/Should-You-Attend-A-Pro-Zioni...

My Pastor is solid but I

My Pastor is solid but I talked to him once about foreign policy and he got this crazed look in his eye. He was one who called a local anti-war paleocon host complaining that Ron Paul was good but not "electable".

Ventura 2012

Whether you come to it via a

Whether you come to it via a born again experience or through reason, once you accept the validity of the Golden Rule - I mean REALLY accept it and consciously attempt to live by it - it's pretty darn difficult to be a neocon. In fact it's pretty darn difficult to be anything but libertarian.

Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie

Here! Here!

Well said!

Is liberty or truth Ron Paul's own idea,

or do the ideas originate from nature's creator?

I do believe it is an error to attribute the metaphorical ship to Dr. Paul. The ship of truth has been under construction long before Ron Paul and it may not set sail till long after. Like many before him, Dr. Paul has played his part and there may be many parts yet to be played. Should construction on the ship of truth be halted so an idol of Ron Paul can be built in it's place? I give Ron all the glory for his part but I credit truth and liberty where credit is due, the source.

" ... because every man's own word becomes his oracle ..."

"This is what you keep saying to a prophet. What is the Lord's answer to you or what has the Lord spoken?" -Jeremiah 23:33-40

I think the new testament has a message or two on that same line of thought:

"Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." -Matthew 18:19

Since Ron hasn't claimed to be a prophet, I haven't felt any need to bring this subject up or ask him what has the Lord spoken to him. I have no idea if Ron is a modern day prophet. Perhaps one is their own prophet.

He would never

Ron would never claim to be a prophet.

For one thing, he is too humble.

For another, although he is a faithful man, he does not wear religion on his sleeve to gain political brownie points with believers.

Thirdly, his prophecies need not rely on the supposed ethos of being divine revelations. Instead, he can show us philosophically. He is a true lover of truth and wisdom, which does not please the crowd but often pleases God. The philosophy of Liberty and true Christian teachings are perfectly aligned since liberty arises from Natural Law.

Fourthly, events have and will continue to vindicate his predictions, which are based ultimately on a sound knowledge of Austrian Economics and the boom-bust business cycle brought about by central bank intervention.

Finally, it all boils down to Love. God is Love. Act out of Love and you fulfill all the commandments. One who follows the Golden Rule can not transgress the Mosaic or Noahide Laws, which is why it can replace them all in a manner of speaking. For example, one who places Love first, places God first since God is Love. On that vein...

One who places Love first will honor their parents.

One who places Love first will not steal.

One who places Love first will not murder.

One who places Love above all things will not be dishonest.

This is the question we all ask ourselves constantly.

Why do we do this?

Why am I here?

What do I have to gain by putting myself out there, my name, my family, my fortune, my herd?

But we do it nonetheless, for what it is worth.

Potential Annualized National Debt Allowance - a look back at 40 years of PANDA diplomacy next Pandaline

Welcome to the Ark of Truth

"It's like Noah and the Ark, building a ship and everyone around him thinks he's crazy."

I couldn't agree more and the same imagery has been in my mind as well. Thank you for the courageous testimonial.