Rafael Cruz: The Bible tells you exactly who to vote for

Epic: Watch Ted Cruz’s Dad Slam Obama, Lois Lerner, And Eric Holder With The Bible

“Let me prove it to you.”

Weatern Journalism | B. Christopher Agee — May 21, 2014

“Don’t elect the village idiot.” …”Essence of Federalism”.

Tea Party-Backed Sen. Ted Cruz often cites the impact his father, Cuban immigrant Rafael Cruz, had on his current status as a conservative icon. The elder Cruz, who serves as a pastor in Texas, remains an outspoken advocate for traditional values and, during a recent speech in Foxboro, Mass., presented the case for mixing faith and politics.

He addressed members and guests of the Massachusetts Republican Assembly 4th Chapter, concluding that the “Bible talks a lot about politics,” going on to explain how God’s Word can direct voters.

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Now you can take or leave what he says, I’m not confirming it, but he has a pretty good summary of this nation over the years. He makes a good case about our condition.

(midway it gets pretty good)

In nothing be anxious

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Biblical prayer

Habakkuk’s Prayer

Habakkuk 3:2-19

LORD, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD.
Renew them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.

God came from Teman,
the Holy One from Mount Paran.

His glory covered the heavens
and his praise filled the earth.

His splendor was like the sunrise;
rays flashed from his hand,
where his power was hidden.

Plague went before him;
pestilence followed his steps.

He stood, and shook the earth;
he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
and the age-old hills collapsed.
His ways are eternal.

I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,
the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

Were you angry with the rivers, O LORD?
Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the sea
when you rode with your horses
and your victorious chariots?

You uncovered your bow,
you called for many arrows.
You split the earth with rivers;

the mountains saw you and writhed.

Torrents of water swept by;
the deep roared
and lifted its waves on high.

Sun and moon stood still in the heavens
at the glint of your flying arrows,
at the lightning of your flashing spear.

In wrath you strode through the earth
and in anger you threshed the nations.

You came out to deliver your people,
to save your anointed one.
You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness,
you stripped him from head to foot.

With his own spear you pierced his head
when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,
gloating as though about to devour
the wretched who were in hiding.

You trampled the sea with your horses,
churning the great waters.

I heard and my heart pounded,
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments. (NIV)

What me worry?


Sean Hannity’s favorite line is “let not your heart be troubled”.

Okay, that comes from John 14:1. Here is the full quote:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

But the reality is, outside Jesus and the saving grace of God, you should be very troubled. Everything in this fallen world should be so troubling without Jesus Christ. He is the only thing that truly can calm our fears. The hope and the rock.

If current things do not trouble one’s heart a little, then one has to wonder about his/her state. The reassurance though is not of the world.

So when Sean borrows the words to put them into a different context, it really does them no good.

Later in that chapter He says:
“27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (NIV)

Yet almost every night he says in his show, “Let not your heart be troubled”. And why is that? What is he telling us? Why exactly should you not be troubled? He doesn’t say.

Unless he has some other explanation not to be troubled. Other than that, it just sort of bugs me hearing that blanket phrase all the time, especially as bad as things are now under the second occupation of Barack Obama.

A Sailor’s Creed


Aboard the 1812 era ship the Pride of Baltimore II, gunner Frank Bell fired blank rounds from a replica smoothbore gun at the Privateer Lynx during a battle reenactment in the Boston Harbor on July 1. 

[Photo: Boston Globe]

The navy hymn (Originally a poem written in 1860)

Eternal Father, Strong to save
Whose arm hathbound the restless wave,
Who bid’st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

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Context for this is Mark 4:35-41 and Matt 14:22-33 . We generally broaden the storm account into a metaphor for storms of life, so one can easily associate our storms with “perils on the sea”.

I came across this hym mentioned in a book and thought it was worth reading a few times.