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What Is This Plan of God Sarah Palin Keeps Talking About?

Sarah Palin talked about it again last night when Charles Gibson asked her a question about her statements that the Iraq War is part of a plan from God. She said that there is a “plan for this world”. Sarah Palin has even said that a fossil fuel pipeline in Alaska is part of God’s will.

As much as I don’t want to subject Sarah Palin to a religious test for public office, Sarah Palin makes it impossible to understand what public policy she would apply upon becoming President of the United States without understanding her religion. She has stated that she is, as Alaska’s Governor, applying the will of God. Palin also has indicated that she believes the ancient idea that world events are shaped by God, not by human beings.

Sarah Palin herself mixes her religious beliefs in with her political positions. So, we have to evaluate Palin’s religion in order to be politically informed. To do so isn’t a religious test for public office of the sort that the Constitution forbids, because Sarah Palin herself has made her religion the basis of the secular political discussion. Sarah Palin has signed up for a religious test – positioning her own particular religious beliefs as a qualification for the highest public office in the nation. So, the secular political discussion needs to include the vision that Sarah Palin would impose upon the public sphere.

So what is this plan of God for the world that Sarah Palin keeps referring to? Sarah Palin’s church – which she has attended as recently as this summer – the Wasilla Assembly of God, ascribes to a very clear set of beliefs about God’s plan for the world. That plan leads to a lake of fire.

Who will be thrown into the lake of fire, according to this plan of God for the world? All non-Christians and homosexuals, according to the Assemblies of God’s own official statements of belief, drafted by the church’s Committee on Eternal Punishment when Sarah Palin was a teenager.

The Assemblies of God teaches that this lake of fire is not a metaphor, but a literal truth. They teach that Jesus will watch over the torture of non-Christians and homosexuals – in approval. They teach that even those who repent after entering the lake of fire will not be allowed to escape. They teach that the purpose of the torment of the lake of fire is not to redeem souls, but merely to punish.

That lake of fire is the end goal of God’s plan for the world, as Sarah Palin’s church sees it. Find out more…

19 comments to What Is This Plan of God Sarah Palin Keeps Talking About?

  • Jon

    Set up the links to where she said this.

  • Jon, if you follow the link at the bottom, you’ll see in the article that I’ve linked to all the links to the things that I’ve said she’s said, as well as links to the things that I’ve said the Assemblies of God says.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Losing Democrats all your flailing will not help Obama win and your gaffer Biden is helping to take him down asking a man in a wheelchair to stand up what and idiot you deserve this for all your derangement against president Bush.

  • Jon

    Thanks i’ll chech it out later.

  • Sam

    ….Palin Derangement Syndrome….it’s everywhere. Even CNN’s Anderson Cooper had to do a segment debunking stories and false rumors, (propgrated even here) because it’s really starting to back fire hard. The polls show a major shift in both presidential and congressional races…

    Like the whole Jesus was a community organizier and Pilot was a Governor thing. Clearly anyone who is either a Christian, Jew or Muslim knows Christ was not a Community Organizer…so to equate Obama as Christ like is just pushing the Christian’s “anti-Christ” Button and they will turn out in mass numbers against him…

    The non-religious progressives have no clue how a religious person’s mind works. All they see is some statement that great’s them so much they turn a blind eye to the basis of what they say or mean. You fools here are no exception.

    Just keep it up…it’s just mortar to the new Conservative base being built before your eyes….

  • Jon

    Sam, I agree, My only hope is to reason with folks hear so we can have unity in our country again, I’m not asking y’all to come to know Christ because you will just reject that he existed or whatever, only Jesus can change their hearts, but I believe we can rise above this ignorance and unify our country. Sam I’m glad to see you have a good head on your shoulders, and God bless.

  • Sam

    I really like the Obama crimes site. I had no clue a Dem was doing this. It seems pretty legit too. Funny how no one here has pickup on that…DOA! They wouldn’t huh?

  • AT

    I grew up in the Assembly of God churches. Don’t assume what people know and don’t know Sam. I know how a religious mind works, I used to have one before I was “saved” from that mentality. I also know that those kooks are the kookiest of all the kooks. Have you ever been to Palin’s church, Sam?

  • EvilPoet

    I agree, the issues do need to be looked at. Here is a good place to start.

    Re: Larry Sinclair
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0608/Sinclair_arrested_and_other_notes_from_the_Press_Club.html

    Re: Birth Certificate
    http://mediamatters.org/items/200808260014

  • Sam

    Ah…no haven’t been to Alaska…but I am a Catholic and have similar views which are grounded in Science…so I know what she was saying and clearly knew what she meant….

  • AT

    As I suspected. As a Catholic you have absolutely no concept of what Palin’s AOG church is like. They are polar opposites. AOG christians don’t consider Catholics to be “born again” which they believe is necessary for salvation. Her church considers science itself to be generally false. AOG churches preach that the earth is less than 6000 years old. How scientific is that? You have no idea what this woman thinks.

  • Sam, in what sense was Jesus not a community organizer?

    I notice that the Palin supporters can’t actually deny the substance of this article.

  • SLM

    Even if I didn’t disagree with about 100% of Sarah Palin’s policy issues, the manner in which she delivered her speech at the RNC was so appalling, I would have dismissed her on that issue alone. Also, anyone who would presume to think they are well qualified to be Vice President or President of the United States with no self reflection or humility reminds me a little too much of the “Decider” and makes me very worried. I am sure Ms. Palin might be a fun person with whom to have a mooseburger. But I do believe we should be worried about a possible President who is elderly, and is known to be a bit impulsive and has a hair trigger temper, and a Vice President who does not bother to reflect but is “hardwired” to just react. Who might be answering that phone at 3:00 am? I just wish Sarah Palin wasn’t perceived as so nice looking to so many people, as I think that is a big part of the appeal.

  • Jon

    Why do y’all keep bringing religion into politics, and i grew up in a non denominational penicostal church i understand clearly the thought process and Sam had it correct.

  • Jon

    I’ved noticed someone took off posted items of the different topics, !!!way to go free speach!!!.

  • Jim

    We only remove repetitive spam. That’s exactly what it was.

  • Anonymous

    It was not spam John, you just did not like it and just like always conservative views should be outlawed and only liberals should only have free speech. Your precious.

  • Jim

    It was indeed spam, and if you think conservative views are “outlawed” here, you obviously haven’t read the comments sections.

    Have the courage of your name, “Anonymous.” Your IP address tells me that you are the one who shoved more than twenty copies of the same 29 paragraphs linking to your self-promoting constellation of websites. If you want to actually write something germane to conversation here, go ahead. But go spam-bomb somewhere else.

  • Anonymous

    No, I am afraid of you liberals! You try to put up all the crap about How the Bush administration would “invade privacy” it is you liberal socialists who would hunt people down, you don’t want real free speech, only your own garbage ideas(And they are mostly things that sound good but do not work in any real world application.) Again Jim, it was a cut and paste from a Liberal(Not a conservative) the reason I submitted it here for yahoos, you will not listen to anything that opposes your own free speech but you do want to outlaw everyone who opposes you. You liberals are walking contradictions in everything you do and it is clearly being seen this Election cycle and you will again lose this one and more than likely you will no longer be the majority in congress.

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