by | Oct 9, 2019 | Christianity Today | 27 comments

Celebrity preachers use two dumb excuses to remain silent when they should be rallying Christians to do their duty. These dumb ideas are costing us critical time and opportunities to save America.  

These ideas set the church back into Obama era apathy at the worst possible time.  Think of what is at stake.  The Supreme Court, the economy, national security, and everything we hold dear will be lost.  Everything Trump tried to do will vanish in an instant. The floodgates of immorality will open.

Here are the two bone-headed ideas.  1. All government is from God and we must submit and not mention politics.   2. A candidate must be sinless or we are choosing the lesser of two evils. 

And here are the verses abused to justify those two bone-headed ideas:

Romans 13: 1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.  “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”

1. It’s dumb to say stay out of politics and submit to government not matter what:  No sane Christian believes Hitler was God’s will for Germany.  God raised up divine retribution on him through the nations of the world.  God works through people to restrain evil.  The church must do her duty to restrain evil.

“The authorities that exist”: This phrase means authority from God, not rogue authority.  Satan is rogue authority.   God has always balanced the threat of tyranny with authorities He raises up: “God’s minister to execute wrath.”

Moreover, it says “No ruling authority from God is a terror to good works.”  They do not persecute God’s people or enact laws to ban the Gospel.  So what do you call authority that is a terror to good works?

German believers abused these same verses to justify their apathy.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer could not open the eyes of the German church about the horrors of Hitler.  His radio addresses warned Germany.  Ironically, he blamed the fad of cheap grace and their blind submission.  They rejected his warnings and the consequence was the bloodiest world war and 6 million Jews annihilated.

Again, the point is that God works through people to stop evil.  The church’s silence in the face of evil is not noble or virtuous, it is itself evil.

dietrich-bonhoffer Nations can and do pick evil leaders.  Even Israel picked an evil leader: 1 Samuel 8:6 “But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.”   Obama was never God’s choice for America.   We have a mountainous stockpile of wreckage to prove it.  


When evil reigns, God begins a complicated process to reestablish justice. Human history is messy.  God works in that mess.  We want story book endings but humanity is complicated.  Jehovah works like a surgeon skillfully cutting around vital organs to get at the cancer.  Jesus spoke of the wheat and tares having to grow together until the end—otherwise the wheat would also be lost.   We have a Biblical mandate to discern and get involved in the work God is doing to save our nation.


2. It’s dumb to waste your vote because you “refuse to pick the lesser of two evils.”  You must discern where God is working and support it.  God uses flawed people: Daniel was probably shocked to discover that God choose to use Nebuchadnezzar.


Instead of asking who is without sin, we should be asking where is God working?  

Look at what Paul did:  Acts 23:6 “But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. 7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. 9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.”

Jesus said that the Sadducees and Pharisees were both evil.  So was Paul choosing the lesser of two evils by siding with the Pharisees?  Or, was he discerning where God could work?   Right now it is Trump He can work with.  But Trump needs a Congress he can work with.  We had better work with God in this next election. 


Still don’t know what you must do?  From Nancy Pelosi to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats have vowed to open borders, seize guns, redistribute wealth, skyrocket taxes, and force the church to “evolve.”  The American church still does not see the danger, and that itself is the danger.

Celebrity Pastor: Evil is not hard to spot.  It hates, Israel, Christianity, and Biblical morality, the family, and the unborn. The Democratic Party wears this badge of hate proudly. What else do you need to know?

These dumb ideas are not scriptural. They will play into the hands of those who would take away our rights and forever change America’s system of government.  It will be impossible to withstand the wave of falsehood and hatred in the next election if we do not repudiate these crippling dumb ideas.

But if we see them for what they are, rebuke them and submit to the Holy Spirit…even a small number can create a mighty transformation.



  1. Andrew

    During his years of ministry, Paul encountered a false prophet (Acts 13:6); false apostles (2 Cor 11:13) and false brothers (2 Cor 11:26; Gal 2:4). I believe some of those you have written about here should be labelled as such. Just as Paul was in danger from them then, they are a danger to true believers now.

    • Carolina

      I would say the plethora of these left thinkers are False – period.
      This is a critical situation we’re seeing right now. Does anyone actually realize that these fakers in the Left politic in the House of Representatives of Congress are actively pursuing…the REMOVAL of our honestly elected President Trump!! And they’re not doing it because they are sooo afraid of Trump…NO…they are doing this because they are so afraid, angry and hate filled for “us” Christian Conservatives. They’re not going to leave it at that, they have already polluted the Presidential stream by also going after Micheal Pence. They know that he would be their worst nightmare because he actually would stop the infanticide of Rowe versus Wade. What Mario speaks here today is true and keen, PREACHERS IN AMERICA WAKE UP & SPEAK to your congregants about the EVIL that is gaining ground as you attempt to speak about it!!
      The newest book out there right now that is exposing what the Global Dems plan is for American Christians is on the Best Seller list by David Horowitz, DARK AGENDA, in it he reveals the plan of action against “us”as believing Christians…watch here and learn quickly!!

  2. Thomas Craig

    We have a President that is fighting against the very forces that are openly and vehemently against the Kingdom Of God advancing in this country and around the world. Why isn’t the church doing the same? Yesterday He flat told the world by delivering a letter to U.S. House Of Representatives that he will NOT allow them to deter the vital work he was elected to do any longer by using strategies that are unconstitutional and lack any historical precedent whatsoever.

    Our President is a very determined out of the box thinker. He and those loyal to him and appointed by him are developing strategies also to win this battle for the American church, those who claim to know God and have a relationship with Him and everyone who desires to live in a Blessed, spiritually and economically prosperous nation. President Trump is committed to making every day he is in office a chance to work for the our future and securing our freedom and our Constitution. How could anyone familiar with the issues facing our nation not support, pray for and defend this man?

    There are only two positions in any battle; advancing or retreating. You advance in battle because you have superior forces and a successful strategy to force your enemy to retreat. While the enemy is retreating, you capture and occupy their most strategic positions. For the Bible believing Christian, this battle is a spiritual one. It is against the forces of principalities and powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in high places. Does anyone think it’s a coincidence that Hillary Clinton is beginning to make advances back into this battle at this particular time of year? I believe that the war is just beginning and unless the men and women of God are vigilant and in prayer, fasting and using every weapon and God given authority over this enemy, defeat is a real possibility. You have to pick a side. It’s Donald Trump or it’s an emissary of wickedness that will occupy the presidency.

    • Carolina

      Here’s a ‘critical mass’ type of video that prophesies the Impeachment efforts we are seeing being fulfilled today, as it happens now against the American President and against our elected choice as Conservatives. For those Christian Conservative voters who still just don’t get the BIG picture of what is actually occurring during their watch…look at this and listen carefully, remembering Hindsight is always 20/20.

  3. Judy Pink

    Thank you, Bro, Mario for continuing to cry aloud and spare not! It is so frustrating to witness the apathy of some Christian leaders in one of the most important times of America’s history.
    I have to remind myself of the story of Gideon and remember that God can do a lot with a few. Also, I believe for the kind of help that Elisha had in his time of need. 2 Kings 6:17.
    May God bless His America one more time.

  4. Rebecca thompson

    Follow Tim Sheets at Oasis in Middletown Ohio. He is boldly standing against the evil political system that opposes God’s word. He and his brother Dutch Sheets are on YouTube.

  5. Daniel L Hutto

    Well said just praying for the spirit of discernment to be upon the people to show them the way. But more so they will accept it.

  6. katamanti61

    I hope Trunews reads this!! They are refusing to VOTE against the satanic democRAT party because they don’t like Trump! Many of the followers of Trunews probably won’t VOTE in 2020, AS WELL!! I have supported Trunews financially and now I cannot support them because of their constant negative impact they are having against our President Trump and his administration! It’s been very difficult for me to listen to them because of their bitterness towards Trump! Yesterday they compared him to Hitler AGAIN!! SO SAD!!

  7. Nicole Doan

    As a Canadian facing a federal election in a couple of weeks, I definitely agree. As Christians, not only is it important to vote, not only is it our duty, but it is imperative in this season to stand up for our beliefs and vote. It is our responsibility to let our voices be heard on issues that matter to us. Now is not the time to be “politically correct” for fear of offending family and friends. We are ambassadors of Christ and must represent Him in this election. Some churches are saying that it’s not important to vote because God is in control. This is a cop-out! Don’t let the enemy make you so complacent that you become an accessory in his destructive plan. Examine your conscience and your bible, pray, ask God for wisdom and GO VOTE!

  8. Kimberley Flink

    I’m having some misunderstandings of how much we are to be involved in politics ex: scripture below and a Berean bible study that says the disciples were not involved in worldly politics only the Kingdom of God works of Christ.

    I can remember having a prayer meeting prior to the Obama election and we were praying against his election but in my spirit man I already knew that Obama was going to be elected. So were we praying against Gods will?? I also dreamt that Trump had a teachable heart and that he would be elected.

    Daniel 2:21
    21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

    I just want to understand if Daniel says its God who removes and sets up Kings, what real sway do we have other than praying Gods will be done?

    I’m starved for truth and the internal affairs of our Heavenly Kingdom while the external affairs of this world are haywire I will trust in His word as best as He sees fit to give me revelation.
    Externally looking Cyrus was an evil man who accomplished Gods will, would I have voted for him I ask myself, no.

    Was there a purpose Obama was set up? Many things are hard for me, so much study makes one weary Solomon said.

    Lord your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, may our prayers, action, words and thoughts align with your word and ways in Jesus name

    • Carolina

      It is perplexing Kimberly Flink.
      To me it is a matter of prophetic fulfillment, that is how I can best navigate my way through the biblical instrument (Entire Bible). Because as we know when Christ Jesus arrived here on planet earth HE changed EVERYTHING. He brought prophetic fulfillment to so many of the ancient scriptures from Old Testament and gave us a New Freedom and a New Covenant that carries with it certain responsibilities. So the BIG question that seems to stump so many Believers is, how and when do we enter into the government’s of men on this earth. When is Politics too humanistically overboard for us to be actively involved in?
      When I get to the root of the issue I discover that the TRUTH lies within our responsibility to discern (which is an active exercise) and distinguish (which is a proactive exercise) between what is being done in the governmental landscape that is GOOD or EVIL.
      That then charges me with another action, because I recall so vividly my LORD Jesus and how He responded over and over again to those who were Evil, to Hypocrites, to the hardcore Religious, to the pompous Law makers, to the Priest’s of His day and even to the Governor of Rome. My LORD was strong, committed, devout, single minded and purposed, He was no panty waist man who was tolerant of everybody. He was a Revolutionary bringing not only eternal life to those He chose, but also bringing a STANDARD to operate by, to live by, for this earthly journey. Don’t forget Jesus Christ fashioned a rope for hours making it into a whip and then went into the Temple Complex and beat people on the backs who deserved it and ran them out of that place.
      All this reveals to me that I must be able to operate within that strong STANDARD He set no matter how politiky sticky it gets. I hope this helps.?

    • eddie and sherrie

      We are granted an opportunity to vote-
      If MY vote can help save one baby from abortion-
      put one supreme court justice on the bench that is not liberal-
      save one young person from being told they do not have to choose their own sex- yet-
      If my vote can help remove sanctuary cities-
      –and the LAWLESS-government oversight of our laws and basic morals-
      then WE MUST BE INVOLVED-or let someone else take my vote.
      Righteousness Exalts a Nation-sin is a reproach to any people Prov 14:34

      • Kimberley Flink

        Amen, I do vote. Didnt mean to advocate complacency in the reply.

        We need to be a voice, I’m just desiring to see how Jesus responded to the injustices that were going on in the political arena of his walkings on the earth. For surely there was severe corruption.

        God used Nehemiah, a governor to call out the usury going on by his own countrymen and he rebuilt the wall.

        God uses men no doubt but it’s His doings, not ours. We’re just the vessel.

        Proverbs 22:29
        Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.

        It’s the Lord that raises up men that excel in their work.

        The bottom line for me is God is Sovereign despite who votes who doesn’t, all God has to do is speak to the ballots as far as I’m concerned.

        whoever the next president is, he will not be sovereign. He will be governed. And we should pray for him that he would know this: “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will” (Proverbs 21:1). And when he engages in foreign affairs he will not be decisive. God will. “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations” (Psalm 33:10–11).

        I think we all including myself have the tendency to think too highly of ourselves. There’s so many up in arms about it all and so I see the fulfilling of the love of many waxing cold.

        Can barely freely speak about these things without people taking offense or mis-reading posts, replys, responses.

    • Kimberley Flink

      Brother thank you ever so kindly, you blessed me with a throne room hug for I’m weeping & filled with thankfulness.

      • Kimberley Flink

        Yes & Amen, this is what I heard when reading this
        ” I See You” praise God beloved ?His thoughts towards you outnumber the grains of the sand on the shore. I love the Passion translation of this scripture.

        It’s a wonderful refreshment in these days when you meet a brother thats right alongside of you in this journey.?Thank you for the blessing Abba.

        Psalm 139:18-20 (TPT)
        17–18 Every single moment you are thinking of me!
        How precious and wonderful to consider
        that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!
        O God, your desires toward me are more
        than the grains of sand on every shore!
        When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.
        19 O God, come and slay these bloodthirsty, murderous men!
        For I cry out, “Depart from me, you wicked ones!”
        20 See how they blaspheme your sacred name
        and lift up themselves against you, but all in vain!

        Shalom, stay the course arrow in His quiver???

  9. gina de michael

    amen !!!!


  10. Terry Wooley

    Ya know, it doesn’t take a bible scholar to see the difference between right and wrong. This actually should be quite simple for any and all believers. As for our Christian leaders in the ministry???? I’m actually dumbfounded at the lack of passion. What are they afraid of? Who are they afraid of offending? Who will rise up and lead a march on Washington DC? The vision of more than a million strong fasting, praying, and wailing in the spirit and calling on God to save our nation is one that I can’t get out of my mind. It’s time to get out of the pew and pulpit.

    • Carolina

      I’m laughing out loud alright!!?…your words cut right to the chase Terry Wooley, my sentiments exactly!? It just doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out…?
      YAP, it’s time to get out of the pew, stop preaching to the choir, stop being so heavenly minded that we’re no earthly good, and go actually fight the good fight of our Faith.
      If that has to happen in Washington DC so be it! ?
      As I recall nothing stopped Apostle Peter or Paul from showing up and showing off God’s glorious message in Christ Jesus.

    • Mike H Burton

      I think the reason most preachers/priests/church leaders do not speak out against the liberal evil is that these same people are liberal themselves and are against Donald Trump and what conservatives believe. They might not say anything from the pulpit, but in their hearts they mostly agree with liberalism. Am I right or wrong?

      • KatAmonte

        you could be right, and they don’t want to offend people because they would lose money. There’s going to be civil unrest because the liberals are so angry! They cannot accept, the outcome of the election. Now, if Republicans win the house and the senate, there will be a tremendous flare up of these devils! Also, RBG is about ready to retire, and a couple other SCOTUS will probably retire too. Then, Trump will be able to pick more JUDGES to the Supreme court! Then conservatives, will control the supreme court as well. This is why they are so against our President. It’s going to be interesting. Indeed.

        • Mike Burton

          I think you are absolutely right about church leaders not wanting to offend members in fear of losing tithes and offerings. So, as the left wing fanatic liberals continue to attack Christian values, I don’t see the churches leading the fight to stop this destruction. Somehow I feel like Christian churches would almost rather turn the other cheek rather than fight back.

      • Carolina

        I suspect you’re right Mike H Burton!!

  11. Jana D.

    Excellent. (As usual)

  12. kingskid48

    Some interesting comments here. I can’t say I agree with all of them. We need to remember there is a difference between, “evil”, and “sinful”. I have zero doubt that God chose Donald Trump for this hour and for His purposes. I am not the least bit conflicted on that matter. I remember when Carter was running and the Church was fooled into voting for him. I do believe Jimmy Carter is a Christian. I don’t have that same belief regarding Obama’s claim to Christianity. As flawed as Carter is in the political arena, he still spends his days building homes for the needy, in his 90’s. Obama just bought a multi-million-dollar mansion in a super-swanky area near the beach, while telling us the ocean is going to overtake our cities within a decade. One was righteous-one was evil-both were unqualified to be president. We have a sinful man who has a heart to see the country and our people prosper and be better. I am proud and happy to say I voted for him in ’16 and will vote for him again. The day I can look in the mirror and see a perfect person staring back at me, is the day I’ll look for a perfect person to vote for. If the self-righteous who say they cannot vote for a flawed man would look around them and open their eyes, they would see a man who God is using, who has proven he can change, and will change more if we are willing to do as we should-pray daily for him.

  13. kingskid48

    In addition, in regards to Hillary Clinton and the subject of the Clintons and the Obamas ever being in the White House again-if you are willing to find out the truth about whether we should be involved in politics and the fight to keep our liberties…please go to utube to look up the video by Project Veritas and their expose on Citizens United for Change. But BE WARNED-the language is horrendous. I have not forwarded the link to anyone because the language is so foul…as much as the information needs to get out there. For that reason, I will not post the link here either. But that said…I think we need to watch it and be informed. What is going on beneath the surface in our elections is frightening. There is so much that the average person is not aware of, so much corruption and vile activity by those who would force their will to bring an America our Founders never intended in the slightest degree. Suffice it to say-that we have got to vote and we have to vote Republican.

  14. Paul Bolin

    Amen !



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