1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Should I Run for Senate? Prayer Request.

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by iq4truth, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. iq4truth

    iq4truth New Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Dear Baptist friend in Christ,

    Please note that this is not a political ad, as I am not an official candidate, I ask for nothing but your prayers and insight as to whether or not I should run for Pennsylvania Senate to bring Biblical Truth to the Pennsylvania Capitol.

    As you may know if you read my internet ministry e-newsletters, I had been planning to run against Pennsylvania Republican State Senator Joe Conti for several years, even before I ran for U.S. Congress in 1004. Conti is pro-abortion, pro-porn (money), pro-homosexual activism, and pro-gambling. Link: Articles

    Well, Conti decided to quit before this year's election: Click Here:(PDF Article )

    In 2004, Republican "Clone & Kill Bill Author" Jim Greenwood ran for re-election. He won the Republican Primary. My team collected 2,000 signatures for me, and I became an official candidate for the race for U.S. Congress, District 8, Pennsylvania, with the Constitution Party. Then, Jim Greenwood, after winning the Republican Primary, quit. Click here for online article: Article

    Greenwood was replaced by Fitzpatrick, who, although was backed by pro-life groups, he is pro-abortion as well as unconstitutionally-minded on many levels.
    Click here for article: Article PDF
    Fitzpatrick won that election.

    Why do I make myself available to be elected for public office? Because I see the United States on a slippery slope to Hell, led by elected officials, the majority of whom do not revere God, which, as evident throughout the Book of Judges, is why God is, more and more, holding us all accountable for the evils that we allow our elected officials to condone and produce. There is no greater evil to humanity than the murder of innocents, and the U.S.A. not only condones it, but promotes it through Law.

    I believe that when evil is so great among us, that it is our duty to make ourselves available, to possibly change our careers, take on challenges, threats, abuse, and all else, to replace our leadership with God-revering citizens. Click here for supporting Holy Scripture: Online Article

    So, what's happening today?

    Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Charles (Chuck) McIlhinney (R-143) received the Republican Party's endorsement to replace Joe Conti. Click here for endorsement article: Article PDF

    Sadly, what does today's Republican Party endorse?

    As you know, I'm a reporter. Here are the facts. I encourage you to read the PDF articles for yourself.

    Republican Charles McIlhinney, Pennsylvania State Senate (2006 Race)
    The Republican Party Endorses Charles McIlhinney & That Which He Supports
    (PDF - Click Here) (Endorsement News)

    McIlhinney Supports & Promotes Abortion
    (PDF - Click Here) (NARAL)
    (PDF - Click Here) (PPPA)
    (PDF - Click Here) (VoteSmart)
    (PDF - Click Here) (PLU of S. PA)
    (PDF - Click Here) (Planned Parenthood)

    McIlhinney Supports & Promotes Gambling
    (PDF - Click Here)

    McIlhinney Sponsored Pennsylvania Hate Crimes Bill - Jailing Innocent Christians
    (PDF - Click Here) (The Pennsylvania Hate Crime Bill)
    (PDF - Click Here) (Concerned Women for America Report on Pennsylvania Bill)
    (PDF - Click Here) (Concerned Women for America Article)
    (PDF - Click Here) (Traditional Values Coalition Report)
    (PDF - Click Here) (Repent America News - 11 Christians Arrested!)

    McIlhinney Supported & Defended Porn-related Money
    (PDF - Click Here)

    McIlhinney Fails on Taxes
    (PDF - Click Here)
    (PDF - Click Here)

    McIlhinney Wouldn't Answer Voter Guide Questions
    (PDF - Click Here)

    Should I run against Chuck McIlhinney?

    My Platform:
    Click Here

    The actions of one person ripples through the world.

    I'm putting this thought of running in the hands of Jesus Christ, and in your prayers.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Yours in Christ,
    Erich G. Lukas
    Director, InfoQuest* for Truth Christian Ministry
    Link: Click Here
  2. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Do nations go to hell or do individuals?

    Are you a Dominionist - do you advocate a theocracy?
  3. J. Jump

    J. Jump New Member

    Oct 26, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Here are my thoughts on the matter of Christians and politics. I don't think God desires us to be involved in them. The Bible says that we war not against flesh and blood, but our war is in a spiritual realm with the forces in that realm.

    It is not the time for Christians to rule. That time is coming, but until Christ takes the governmental reigns we are to just be about His business and growing in faith and obedience. That is to be our sole focus in this life.

    Changing laws won't do any good. We must be focused on being the body of Christ so that God can change hearts.

    Hope that helps.
  4. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

    May 16, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Your extreme positions give you no chance of winning, thank God! Run or don't run. You will not win.
  5. go2church

    go2church Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Jun 21, 2002
    Likes Received:
    I agree with the thoughts of some of the others. Using politics to advance the Kingdom of God is counter to the methods of Jesus. If Jesus wanted a kingdom, he could have had one, he went another direction. Winning an election may make you feel "extra important" (everyone is "regular important" in God's eyes), others may tell you your "extra important", but it does little to truly advance the Kingdom of God.
  6. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
    Likes Received:
    You won't win. Just ask Pat Toomey.
  7. Phillip

    Phillip <b>Moderator</b>

    Jun 29, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Do you really promote all of that stuff about nuclear radiation, monitors and potassium iodine?

    Do you believe in legislating prayer and passing laws to make people go to church etc.?

    Do you believe in freedom of religion--as far as allowing a muslim to believe like a muslim without fear of reprisal from the government which you would control?
  8. iq4truth

    iq4truth New Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Thank you for your replies.

    Here are my answers to your questions:

    I believe that individuals can go to Hell, and that an entire nation can go to Hell if everyone in that nation has not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

    Does God punish entire nations for the sins of their leaders?

    At the Constitutional Convention, the difference between individual
    accountability to God and national accountability to God was explained. An
    individual answers to God in the future, but not a nation. George Mason,
    the Father of the Bill of Rights, explained: "As nations cannot be rewarded
    or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain
    of causes and effects, Providence punishes national sins by national

    A Bible example is of Elijah in I Kings. After Elijah won his confrontation
    with the prophets of Baal, he complained to God, "There's no one else in the
    nation who believes in You." And God responded, "There are 7,000 men left in
    this nation - men of integrity, righteous men, men who do love Me....."
    Ahab and Jezebel were the nation's wicked leaders. Because of their
    wickedness, the entire nation, including 7,000 righteous men, went without
    rain for 3.5 years.

    This is why the Founders were so emphatic about keeping men in office who
    understood God's principles. In perhaps the most famous speech ever
    delivered by Benjamin Franklin-delivered on Thursday, June 28, 1787, on the
    floor of the Constitutional Convention. Franklin reminded the delegates that
    we needed God to be our friend, not our enemy; we needed Him to be our ally,
    not our adversary; we needed to make sure that we kept His "concurring aid"
    as Franklin called it. Franklin warned:

    "If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable
    that an empire can rise without His aid? We've been assured in the sacred
    writing that, 'Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that
    build it.'

    And thus Franklin called for regular, daily prayer to make sure that we kept
    God in the midst of what we were doing in the nation.

    Jefferson, too, understood this principle. Jefferson declared:

    "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed
    their only firm basis - a conviction in the minds of the people that these
    liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with
    His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just:
    that His justice cannot sleep forever."

    I know that the Bible is the inerrant word of the only true living God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God rules the universe according to His Law. The universe is under His theocracy; therefore, the U.S.A., China, Russia, etc., are under a theocracy. If we choose to model our Law and actions after God's Law, He will bless us; otherwise, as clearly shown in the Bible, God will remove His hand of protection from us.

    I respectfully disagree. Throughout the Bible, God instructs us to be involved in every aspect of life, including government/leadership. Click Here for a detailed explanation, providing Holy Scripture reference throughout.

    I'm sorry that you feel that way. I beg you to Click Here for the details of my positions; all of which derive from God's Law, the Law on which the foundation of U.S. law was created.

    I respectfully disagree. God used civil government, throughout the Bible, to bring His children to Him. I implore you to Click Here for the Holy Scripture that clearly shows this fact. Holding a government position is one way, the actions through which a Christian can greatly witness the Love, Truth, and Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are called to witness wherever we are, through whatever our job or title.

    America's Christian Founding Fathers spoke with intensity on the importance of voting and being involved in government: Click Here for these facts.

    Would Jesus Christ bless a person who is not pro-life? No. This information is from the 100% Pro-Life PAC: Click Here for the Link.
    I post the information because it's true and it's available. Click Here for the information. As a Silver Palm Eagle Scout, I believe in being prepared and knowing what to do in emergency situations. No, I don't have all of those devices, but I have some, just as I have a first aid kit.

    I agree with Benjamin Franklin regarding prayer. I do not believe in forcing people to go to any religious institution, as force leads nowhere when it comes to salvation.

    Of course. The Koran teaches conversion by the sword:
    Click Here for Fast Facts on Islam.

    We know that the Bible teaches conversion through the heart.

    Defeatist Theology is a dangerous thing. I implore you to learn about it:
    Click Here for the Facts on Defeatist Theology in the U.S.A.

    If you are interested in knowing my position on 40 different issues, please Click Here.

  9. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
    Likes Received: