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The war in Iraq is part of God’s plan, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in June in a speech at her former church.
Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate whose son will deploy to Iraq in a few weeks, told the students that “our national leaders, are sending [the troops] out on a task that is from God.”
Building a natural-gas pipeline is also part of God’s will, she said, according to a video published by the Huffington Post taken from material posted on the website of the Wasilla Assembly of God.
Originally posted by Bunch
reply to post by jmdewey60
Maybe Gov. Palin cant see beyond what "God" tells her and I dont want to belittle her christian beliefs because I am also a christian. I dont like to mix my christian beliefs with politics, and so should she, I know is hard for some people but mixing politics and religion is a dangerous path.
If we go down that path, which I believe we already are, we be no different than the Iran's, Saudi Arabia and all those countries we criticize.
Speaking before the Pentecostal church, Palin painted the current war in Iraq as a messianic affair in which the United States could act out the will of the Lord.
Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God," she exhorted the congregants. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."
It was part of her energy proposals as well. Just prior to discussing Iraq, Alaska's governor asked the audience to pray for another matter -- a $30 billion national gas pipeline project that she wanted built in the state. "I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.
We need to develop as believers the instinct that we are at war, and that war is contending for your faith. ... Jesus called us to die. You're worried about getting hurt? He's called us to die. Listen, you know we can't even follow him unless you are willing to give up your life. ... I believe that Jesus himself operated from that position of war mode. Everyone say "war mode." Now you say, wait a minute Ed, he's like the good shepherd, he's loving all the time and he's kind all the time. Oh yes he is -- but I also believe that he had a part of his thoughts that knew that he was in a war.
Originally posted by Keyhole
(1) Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right.
(2) Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,"
(3) "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."