Jan 22, 2008

Huckabee: A False Political Savior That Deceives Professing Christians

"Take heed that no man deceive you. For many will come in my name..."

--Jesus Christ

Huntingtonnews.net recently traced the insurgency for Huckabee in West Virginia, who took him from only a few nominated delegates just prior to the registration deadline to 130+ by the stroke of midnight (or perhaps after).

Did Religious Groups Propel Huckabee to County Victories?

Huntington, WV (HNN) – Based on unofficial results of Cabell and Wayne County at-large candidates to the GOP presidential convention in Charleston, the former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister Mike Huckabee captured all at-large positions in those two counties. Interestingly, prior to the close of delegate registration on November 30, Huckabee had only one registered delegate in Cabell County until his delegate count soared to 27.

The following post from Backwater Report (a discerning Christian blog) proves how absolutely gullible, naive, blind and deluded many "Christians" are who are zealously backing the Huckster as their "Christian" political savior, and how defensive they are about him. The corrupt modern churches are the cause of the nation's blindness, for professing to "see" they themselves are blind, and sear many consciences against the truth. These are the same that believe that George W. Bush is a Christian (despite his "confession" that Jesus was his "greatest philosopher" and equating Allah with the God of the Bible) and who blindly supported him in his false profession, and his anti-Christian and unconstitutional usurpations of power, blatant lying and deceit, waging of unjust wars, all under the banner of a false righteousness. It is said of Anti-Christ that he will "deceive many", and here is the party of the deluded, as the writer of the article testifies of from his own experience:

...I had underestimated the ability of those who call themselves Christians to be totally deluded. Those 500 people present, most of whom no doubt would label themselves ‘Christian’ have no idea who Mike Huckabee is or what policy he has pursued, and further have no desire to know. It is enough for them that Mike says he is the Jesus candidate. I used to think that these people were being manipulated by their Pastors but having spoken to a few Huckabee Pastor types I realize that the fog in the pew is because of the mist in the pulpit. In short, their Pastors are just as deluded as the rank and file. Somehow a lemming avalanche for Huckabee got started and once the avalanche begins no amount of reasoning will thwart its kinetic energy.

I know this because I got snowed over by the avalanche. When it was announced that Huckabee was going to be in St. Johns and when I realized it was the homeschooling organization that I am loosely a part of that was pushing it I sent a e-mailing out to those in the homeschooling group simply explaining some of the liberal and Statist tendencies of Mike Huckabee and providing links for people to look closer at this wolf in sheep’s clothing. Given the response I received you would have thought that I had committed blasphemy by touching the Lord’s anointed.

So here is the summary of the first observation. People, including Christians, so desperately want heroes that they will turn off rational thought once they decide, for whatever reason, that some person is going to be that hero. Secondly, the Christian community is no different from the non-Christian community when it comes to shallowness, practicing thought by emotion, and sheer unmitigated gullibility.

The observation about Huckabee is that he is slick the same way that Clinton was slick except that he has added Jesus coating to his slickness. This is the my chief reason for disliking Huckabee. It is my estimation that he is cynically using Jesus to get elected. Let’s face it if it weren’t for Huckabee’s ministerial ties and willingness to invoke Jesus at every turn he would be running neck and neck with Duncan Hunter and be easily dismissed as a center-left moderate Republican (What they call a Social Democrat in Europe). Recently, I am blaming him less and less for this and increasingly I am blaming the ‘Christian community’ for being such willing naifs.
For more discernment on Huckabee try the following:

Cato podcast: Fickle Federalism of Mike Huckabee

Huckabee's theology and religion (typical televangelist corruption):
Beware of False Prophets

Huckabee's Ethics (greed and love of money): NBC REPORT