Political Leaders – Discerning True or False?
If the wheat and weeds grow together, side-by-sie, how can we really discern who to trust as leaders…… from either political party? Maybe we are just choosing a party based on its platform. Previously, I have discussed that I currently see both party platforms in error. They seem to side on either ditch of only grace or only truth. The real straight and narrow truth is to stand firm in truth while speaking and living it in love. I have observed that both the Republican and Democratic party leaders speak in pride, arrogance, division, scoffing, slander, and with smooth and empty promises to make America great.
What about the political leaders being supported and promoted today? Are they true or false? You cannot believe everyone just because they belong to the political platform you prefer or because you like what they say.
False leaders can be hypocrites, infiltrators, manipulators or deceivers with smooth sounding words that sound like what people want to hear. They may not really believe what they are saying. False leaders are generally “sneaky”. Keep some of these verses in mind, as there are false leaders in every area of human endeavor, including in the church – so they are also applicable to any false leader or teacher in any area of the world or church. We will discuss these later.
2 Peter 2:1, 3 “There arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denyng and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction……..And in their coveousness (lust, greed) they wil exploit you with false cunning arguments.”
1 John 4:1, “Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God, for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.”
2 John 1:7, “For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ in bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist.”
God warns us about false leaders. So, it would be best if we really examine someone before following him/her. Just belonging to a certain group or speaking some way does not make them leaders and teachers of truth. Are you a party platform follower regardless of who is being promoted into governmental leadership? Have you taken time to really examine the real personal fruit in the lives of President Biden and past President Trump? Jesus said we can know them by their fruit (Matthew 7: 20). Examine their behavior publicly and privately. Are they following and living in Truth?
Listen closely to their words and what they are “selling”. Does it sound rehearsed or read off of a script? Does it sound too good to be true? How much and what will their promises really cost…because someone always has to pay? Does it promise worldly and materialistic prosperity? Listen for the “attitude” in their words. Do they ramble on, sounding impressive, but not really saying anything? Are they full of reasonings and arguments? Do they sound proud and boastful, therefore encouraging people to be proud of human efforts, whether fulfilling individual dreams or humans doing it together (remember the tower of Babel)? Do they boast of their own efforts and “self sacrifice” or charity so that others see them as generous well-doers and benefactors? Are they accusatory and divisional, or even angry? Are they comforting and “soothsaying” (what people want to hear to soothe them and give hope)? Do they claim to be pious and religious but their programs, character, and actions do not match Biblical standards? Observe their “body languge”. Does it speak of pride and arrogance? Or maybe it appears weak and manipulated? Maybe it flaunts itself as attractive, highly educated, or professional? Have they ever seemed to be “fame seekers” or “power hungry”? Observe their lifestyle. Where and how do they live? Have their lives been typified by living in luxury? What do their present homes look like, outside and inside? Are they utra wealthy with many highly expensive possessions? What have been their past professions and business dealings? How did they gain their personal wealth? Are there any signs of greed? Check out their past behavior and activities. Have they lived in scriptural morality and continue to stand established in moral truth? With whom did they and do they associate? Are they faithful to their spouses and family? Are their lives marked by chaos or even destruction? Honestly put President Biden and past President Trump to these tests, asking the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to truth, and you may be surprised.
Here are some scriptural guidelines of what to look for…..
James 3:14, 16 “But if you have bitter jealouy, envy, and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth……But as it is, you boast falsely in your presumption and your self-conceit. All such boasting is wrong.”
2 Corinthians 12:20, “For I am fearful that somehow or other I may come and find you, not as I desire to find you, and that you may find me too not as you want to find me (my note: in other words, not with joyful encouragement, but as having to come with bold confrontation and correction)- fhat perhaps there may be factions, quarreling, jealousy, temper, wrath, intrigues, rivalry, divided loyalties, selfishness, whispering, gossip, arrogance, self-assertion, and disorder among you.”
In contrast to human exaltation, whether by the individual “self” or the group effort (humanism)….Jesus taught otherwise……what is a major fruit and sign in the personal life, character, and actions of a true follower of Jesus????
Luke 22: 25, At the Passover Lord’s supper, after Jesus had washed the disciples feet and had shared the communion bread and wine, Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles are deified by them and exercise lordship, ruling as emperor-gods, over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors and well-doers. But, this is not to be so with you; on the contrary, let him who is the greatest among you become like the youngest, and him who is the chief and leader like one who serves. For who is the greater, the one who reclines at table as the master, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? (my note: that is what the world believes). But I am in your midst as One Who serves.”
1 Peter 5:5, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility (as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, having freedom from pride and arrogance) toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud, the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptious, the boastful – and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them), but gives grace, favor, blessing to the humble.”
What do you see and sense in these verses…pride, arrogance, false humility….instead of really being humble enough to actually serve others with their own hands? These emporers, kings, princes, and presidents desire the places of honor, recognition, power, control, and wealth.
Mathew 7: 15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.”
2 Peter 2, “But also in those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruciton. And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed (my note: because they say they are Christians, but do evil, the name of Christ will be maligned). And in their covetousnes lust and greed, they will exploit you with false cunning arguments. From of old the sentence of condemnation for them has not been idle; their destruction and eternal misery has not been asleep.”
Psalm 55: 21, “The words of his mouth were smoother than cream or butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.”
Please read 2 Timothy 3: 1-8. Paul is describing the “rotten” fruit of worldly, antichrist, false people…..self-centered, greedy, proud, arrogant, boasters, scoffing, ungrateful, profane, without natural sexual affections, callous, relentless, admitting no truce, false accusers, troublemakers, intemperate, loose morals, uncontrolled, angry, betrayers, conceited, lovers of pleasures, amusements, and luxury, having a form of piety and religion but their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession.
Paul warns Timothy that these false leaders, false prophets, false teachers will infiltrate “weak women”. I believe we can understand this “weak women” as anyone who is weak in the knowledge of God, with little ability to discern good from evil. In verse 6, we see these fake people worm their way in to captivate weak people by offering the fullfilling of emotions, desires, and pleasures. They also load down anyone inquiriing and willing to listen and be taught, with thier own information, arguements, and rules. But, their leading is never able to arrive at the recognition and knowledge of the real Truth. They are like the false prophets (wise men, sorcerers) in Pharoah’s courts (Jannes and Jambres), who were hostile toward Moses and opposed God’s truth. They looked good, sounded wise, could do some of the same signs as Moses, were spiritual advisors to the Pharoah, but were not of God!
Paul goes on to tell Timothy, that false leaders, prophets, and teachers have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit. They are to be rejected. Put no faith or trust in them. Further on in verse 13, we read, “But wicked men and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others; and being deceived and led astray themselves.” Notice, they not only deceive, but they are also deceived themselves!!! (2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12) Satan is the father of deception and lies!
Do some research to really examine Presiden Biden and past President Trump. Examine the fruit closely for yourself, not just believing what others are saying.
So, if you want my opinion of President Biden and past President Trump, here it is. Both are false leaders. Both are working together for the same purpose of a new One World Order. They are like members of the same high school debate team who take sides to practice debating and convincing skills and thus divide the autdience. They are just playing the “front man” for their side of “the show” or “the game”. They are actors. They are false and not what they claim to be. For many involved in these debates, they are actually close friends and often even distant relatives in their personal lives. This is the case with past President Trump and his family with past President Clinten and his family. They are on the same team, just proposing opposite sides of the debate in order to persuade the audience to choose a side. The media is their accomplice in this “debate show”.
They promise great American advances and increased prosperity, but actually make little real progress. They claim to be Christian, but are only “religous” in claiming to be part of a Christian organization. Consider this: The advisor for President Trump was Paula White, who is a false prophet under the cult doctrine of the New Apostolic Reformation. Many previous presidents, as well as President Biden, have claimed attendence to Christian denominational churches, but their behaviors and policies do not match Christianity in Truth. They may say “God bless America”, but they may just be words to please their audience.
They both claim they can make America great, but they are causing division and chaos in America. Secretly, their desire is for America to fall so that the global New World Order can advance. You have to bind up the strong man before you can rob his house. So, how is this global New World Order game being played on us? All kinds of media have a huge influence as well as the “actors”.
Democrats are openly advancing humanism and socialism, along with tolerance of immorality; while claiming they are the more enlightened, educated, civilized, compassionate, global minded, culturally aware, freedom loving, humanistic, yet godly people of grace. Republicans are focused on Biblical truth and morality, along with national patriotism; yet have become perceived as opponents to the Democratic world view, as radical, uncompassionate, intolerant, arrogant, gun-carrying, militant, conspiracy minded, ignorant, old fashioned, capitalistic, greedy, overly nationally patriotic, and terroristic.
President Trump may have been the pied piper who played a hypnotic melody causing people to faithfully follow, only to lead them to their destruction and the beginning of the fall of America. Now, we have a new pied piper playing an even more seductive companionship song causing the rest of the people to faithfully follow into a global New World Order of conformity, socialism, and humanism under an antichrist spirit (one that replaces and is instead of Christ, a humanistic spirit). Do you see it now?
One more thing to note…..the Bible scriptures prophecy of this last days one world government ruled by an antichrist spirit that requires everone to pledge their allegiance and take its mark of loyalty. We are getting closer every year. If what we see matches what the Word of God says, then we know we are learning the Truth! We are beginning to discern the times and seasons in which we live. We are beginning to discern the enemy, his leaders, and his tactics. Again, we must stand established with strong convictions in Truth! Yet, we must do it in God’s kind of love.
Political Leaders – Discerning True or False?