Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
If your pastor is still telling you that Bush is anointed by God, he is lying. You are laboring under a powerful delusion, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:
11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.
It’s plain to anyone with open eyes that Bush is a man of lawlessness, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-13, which will be referred to throughout this article. Bush breaks the law with impunity, and when confronted, gets the rubber stamp congress to change the law retroactively to cover him, or claims “executive privilege”. He circumvents laws passed by Congress with “signing statements”. He violates international treaties which the US has signed, and which are the supreme law of the land. He has shredded the US Constitution, which he swore to uphold and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. A man of lawlessness, indeed.
You may reply that Bush must be a Christian because he says he is, and quotes the Bible sometimes. Therefore we must pray for him. Do you not remember that calling oneself a Christian doesn’t make you one?
Matthew 7: 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
But your pastor tells you Bush is a Christian, and must be supported, although the truth is otherwise. You think by listening to your pastor, you will be saved. You are wrong. Listening to your pastor rather than listening to the truth is a practice of the Nicolaitans, which the Holy Spirit hates (Rev. 2: 6) And you will be condemned for not discerning the wickedness of the man of lawlessness for yourself.
2 Thessalonians 2: 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Bush delights in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2: 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
Bush has invaded and occupied two countries that never harmed or menaced the United States, and is threatening to unleash the horror of thermonuclear war on a third- Iran. He is responsible for the death of a million Iraqis and several thousands young Americans, for a military adventure that benefits only himself and his oil buddies. If you support his wars, you are delighting in wickedness, and will be condemned.
If you still don’t see this, look at the fruits.
Matthew 7: 16-20 By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them."
The fruits of Bush’s presidency are an discredited and impoverished country. America is now loathed internationally for torturing, violating international law, refusing to cooperate to stop global warming. Bush has turned the US into a rogue nation. Domestically, people are losing their homes, the price of gas has doubled, and We the People have lost fundamental rights like habeas corpus and the right to privacy.
Bush worships money. His policies are all designed to enrich himself and his buddies through their family corporations,- Carlyle, Halliburton, Exxon- Mobil, Bechtel. These corporations have profited enormously from the invasion and occupation of Iraq, doubling and tripling their receipts. Meanwhile, We the People, whom he supposed to be serving, grow poorer and poorer. Therefore Bush can’t be a Christian.
Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon"