Saturday, April 15, 2017

Editorial: Markwayne Mullin Is Lying & Blaming God For It

  The 2012 campaign for 2nd district Congressman was very competitive and very spiritual. Two professed Christian businessmen, George Faught & Markwayne Mullin were seeking an open seat in congress. Mullin sought every advantage he could leverage and he believed that a self-imposed term limit of 6 years was a way to assure the voters that he would not become a typical Washington power broker.
  Reporter Chris Casteel of the Daily Oklahoman reported this tactic and it's effectiveness to win the runoff against his Republican opponent.
  Mullin hoped that voters would forget that pledge, but in his 2016 challenge, he said "I am praying about what's best for my family and the 2nd district.". Does he really think God will suspend the eternal words of life and counsel him to commit a fraud? Does he think this will look to us like God almighty changed his mind?
​  If a man appeals to you for political gain based upon how spiritual he is and how diligently he seeks God and is accountable to the savior of his soul, Then you should certainly demand that he fulfills his oft-repeated pledge. Because certainly a deeply spiritual man of God would have made his pledge after seeking the same council of God which led him to become a politician for God.

How Do You Blame God For Your Own Lies?

  Mullin is trading in his integrity for a chance at political power. It will harm his reputation both in politics and in business.
  Dr. Tom Coburn made a similar term limits pledge in 1994, and honored it in 2000, by not seeking another deceitful term. But Coburn then ran 4 years later for a more prestigious and influential role as a US Senator. The people trusted the word of Tom Coburn and he again beat the odds and served on his terms.
  Coburn used to hold the office currently entrusted to Mullin, but Coburn endorsed Jared Jackson just last Summer.
Read the Tulsa World article on the Mullin Pledge.
 Mullin just received a reprimand from the Federal Election Commission because he was quietly trying to take campaign money from special interests and buying political favor with those same campaign dollars. They said he was acting illegally, unless he formally files a campaign for the 2018 race. So he did that, and by filing for the 2018 2nd District Congressional race, he is conspiring to break his clear vow not to attempt or run for the office.
  But the spiritually obedient of the 2nd district have an opportunity to save Mullin from his sinful ways by supporting and voting for a more spiritually obedient and less corrupt alternative.
  Jared Jackson ran a very effective albeit underfunded race to defeat Mullin. I don't know who is going to run this time, but someone will. Unless there is a conservative alternative, the only other option is a General Election opponent.
  Mullin immediately went to work in Washington to curry favor with Speaker John Boehner. He rose to the office of Deputy Whip within a few years.  Mullin has spent most of his time in office pushing the agenda of a failed Boehner leadership.
  The Supreme Court's 2015 landmark ObamaCare ruling determined that the Federal Exchange subsidies were constitutional only because the House leadership authorized the money to fund them. That authorization came from the John Boehner leadership and his team, including Markwayne Mullin. If you don't like Obamacare, you have Mullin to thank for twisting arms to get the deficit money approved and thus convince the SCOTUS that the illegal act was tacitly approved as statutory law. No thank you, Markwayne Mullin!
21  Bible Verses About Keeping Your Word

  1. 1 John 2:5 ESV / But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
  2. Numbers 30:1-2 ESV / Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
  3. Ecclesiastes 5:4-7 ESV / When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. 
  4. Deuteronomy 23:23 ESV / You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.
  5. Matthew 5:33-37 ESV / “ Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil."
  6. Matthew 5:33 ESV / “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’
  7. Acts 5:1-10 ESV / Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. ...
  8. James 5:12 ESV / But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
  9. Numbers 32:24 ESV / "Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do what you have promised.”
  10. Numbers 30:2 ESV /  If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
  11. Psalm 89:34 ESV / I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
  12. Numbers 30:1-16 ESV / Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. 
  13. John 7:38 ESV / Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
  14. 2 Peter 3:9 ESV / The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness
  15. Proverbs 20:25 ESV / It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,” and to reflect only after making vows.
  16. Philippians 4:13 ESV / I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
  17. Psalm 119:9 ESV / How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
  18. Deuteronomy 5:11 ESV / “‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
  19. Leviticus 19:12 ESV / You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.
  20. Romans 12:2 ESV / Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
  21. Psalm 84:11 ESV / For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

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