(23 July 2011)
"Re: Jim B. Insights into Texas Governor Perry"
The Governor is a politician. In this day and age that is a negative
assessment. I enjoy many of your messages and do not want to rain on
your parade, but I have to tell you how I feel honestly about the
The main focus of the Governor's comments were on the crucial need to
have ownership of property rights protected. In my opinion, for
Christians whose thoughts should be on things above, those rights are
secondary to rights we as Christians have in God's coming Kingdom. Those
are much more important and believers need to focus on those rights
first. Interestingly, the preceding message from Paul N.F. echoes my
point that we should be more concerned with spiritual things, rather
than things of this world.
The Governor does not give God a single word of thanks, or ask for His
blessing. Media events, such as his proposed prayer meeting, cannot take
the place of words, and deeds, flowing from the daily process of
involving God in our everyday lives, always making His Word a vital and
spoken part of our testimony without concern for the impact on ratings,
While it is not wrong to be concerned about our country and it's
God-given values embodied in our Constitution, we should all try,
especially our leaders, to emulate the behavior of the Founders who were
openly thankful to God and prayed each day for His continued blessings.
I sense a disingenuousness in his actions and words.r
I do not see any evidence of the Governor's alleged desire to be a
minister in the church of Jesus Christ, which he says he felt earlier in
life, beyond the need to have a grand media event proclaiming his
spirituality for all the world to see and honor. I think he will receive
his only reward in the applause and votes.
Sadly, he is in a position to demonstrate the power of faith in Jesus in
his everyday statements, without the need for grand events, typical of
political campaigning and fund raising. The tragic economic state of our
country is, in my opinion, the result of words and actions of such
wishy-washy so-called Christians, as well as unbelievers.