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No Special Rights PAC is a Gospel Campaign, not a Political Campaign

posted Mar 27, 2012, 2:50 AM by Rev. Michael S. Heath   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 4:58 AM ]
League sign defaced by vandals
     League sign defaced by vandals with
       red "666" and upside down cross
I need to make something clear about what motivates me.  The gospel of Jesus Christ is what animates my every word and action.

I came to politics after reading most of the Bible through from cover-to-cover over thirty years ago.  I concluded that Biblical Christianity is a powerful force for good, and that it is true.

I've never campaigned on any issue to curry favor, or advance my career.  My bank account and belongings reveal that I've never been motivated by money.  I have, however, decided on a pragmatic course many times when I should have simply stood on the Christian principle that was at issue, and entrusted my fate to God.

I want to entrust tomorrow to God, especially with the NO Special Rights PAC.  The expectation of most people who involve themselves with PACs is that the PAC will win the election.  That has never been my expectation in campaigns.  My plan is to be faithful, tell the truth to the best of my ability, and leave the result up to God.

Paulie and I read from Acts during our devotions yesterday morning.  We read the following:

The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues.  John was with them as their helper. They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, "You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?  Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

We were struck by how direct and "unloving" Paul was toward Elymas the sorcerer.  Paul was invited by a powerful local politician to talk with him about God.  Elymas interfered, and earned Paul's wrath.  Paul called him a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right.

The so-called "gay" movement is rooted in sorcery and it is a child of the devil, and an enemy of everything that is right. 

Dale McCormick is a child of the devil.  Betsy Sweet is an enemy of everything that is right.  John Baldacci, Angus King, Olympia Snowe, Mike Michaud, Chellie Pingree and Susan Collins all support the homosexual agenda.  They support an agenda that is publicly and boldly devoted to training your child through their "public" schools in the ways of both fornication and transgendering.

Jesus went further than Paul in speaking out for children.  He said that children of the devil who violate the innocence of our little ones should be cast into the sea with a millstone hung about their neck.

Campaigning has never been political for me.  Campaigning is ministry.

The people of Maine are like the proconsul in the story above from Acts.  They honestly want to understand the truth.  The media, most politicians, an increasing number of religious leaders and the "gay" lobby are Elymas the Sorcerer.

My dearest Christian friend, you and I are called to be Paul in the story.  Just as Elymas was stung by Paul's direct confrontation, you can expect our enemy to howl.  I would dare say, in fact, that if the enemy isn't howling we must be doing something wrong.

I'm not concerned about whether we win or lose in November.  I will pray for a victory, of course.  I am devoted to being on God's side, win or lose.