Two things I really dig doing are music and martial arts. Rock stardom was my dream. My mom kept hounding me to go to church if I wanted to find good musicians to form a band with.

I always rejected that because I thought “I was to cool to play with whom I thought of as Jesus freakin’ dorks.”

Around 1995 I was considering looking to study a different form martial arts. A friend recommended a school. I went to investigate. I met Sifu Dr. Cazares and was amazed at the science of human to human combat he instructed.

He would then tell me, “Your martial arts training will mean nothing without Jesus Christ.”

I didn’t want to hear that. Just teach me how to kick Butt. However, what my instructor said stayed with me. I became one of his highest ranking students, but the most valuable lesson I would take away from years of study, even at Red Sash 2nd degree, would be what he told me early on at white Sash. “You need Jesus, Grasshopper.”

As a musician I was like a lot of players pursuing stardom. A glory seeker. My interests were in gratifications that were apart from God.

The next piece of the puzzle in me coming to Christ was writing a story based on Noah, and the Biblical flood.

I grew up watching Battle Star Galactica, and was inspired to do a story like it based around the Deluvian event.

Mind you. I was not a believer. I didn’t hate Jesus, or think He didn’t exist. I just bought into the idea that He was just a great teacher, but not Divine. However even though I didn’t accept His Divinity, I was defensive of Him. I didn’t like people bashing Him.

The more I studied the story of Noah, the more interesting the word of God became. I had to study the story of Noah to try to make my story plausible, but the feeling started to set in that it was selective of me and hypocritical to try to make Noah real for my story, but not accept the reality of Jesus for my life.

The last piece of the puzzle was social / political. I understand that some may be offended by this aspect of my testimony but this is at the nitty gritty of my seeing Christ as King. The following are the observations that squared my faith. I know politics is a taboo subject with many. I don’t like it myself, but i also don’t like it that people use politics to infringe on the God given rights of others, and I would not be of service to my Lord if I did not help set the record straight about the freedom He’s blessed us with to protect against those who impose policies that upset the balance of freedom that leads to tyranny apart from God.

There are things that I would learn through the study of Noah that would make me see people differently, and how I would need God with me to understand folks.

like most musicians and various artist in or seeking to be in the entertainment industry ,I bought into the liberal world view and what democrats use as voter attraction tools; tolerance, acceptance, civility, if it feels good do it, abortion is ok, Same sex marriage is ok, the government should provide etc.

In the world of musicians and many entertainers in the industry the liberal world view is widely embraced. But if you disagree with their world view, they became anything but tolerant, and civil. They become hostile.

I realized that liberals reject God. Their world view is apart from His, and liberals that claim to be Christian violate His commandment to not take His name in vain, as they use His name to justify their world view.

The worst examples of this is when the democrats took liberties with the Bible to justify keeping slavery “legal” in America. The democrat represented confederacy was engaged in war with the republican represented union who were beset on abolishing slavery.

When the confederacy lost, the democrats formed the Ku Klux Klan, who continued to take God’s name in vain as they proclaimed to be Christian. They twisted the name of God to justify their hate.

Through out the democrats history they’ve used slander and coercion to advance their policies.

I would question the world view of my liberal friends and they would become angry with me, and call me a “wanna be black republican, a boot lickin’ uncle tom, as sell out, and and a white washed house n**ger.”

I hadn’t even considered my self a conservative republican. I was just asking questions as a liberal, cause I thought liberals were supposed to be open minded.

and when I would ask them why are they democrats, they would just start accusing republicans of things.

I’d say, “I didn’t ask about what republicans did, I’m asking what makes you a democrat?”

But they would just resort to prejudice and accusations of republicans.

And it hit me from my studies of Noah. I remembered discovering that the name of Satan means the Accuser.

I’ve always heard democrats accuse the republicans of being warmongers, but our biggest wars were engaged in under a democrat’s administration. Like WWI WWII and Viet Nam.

Republicans are always accused as being a the ones who would bring nuclear war, but the only atomic bombs the U.S. ever used was during a democrat’s administration.

Republicans are always accused of being racist and if you vote for them, black churches will burn.
But the ones who were bombing black churches were the KKK; The terrorist arm of the democrat party.

The ones marching for civil rights were hosed and had dogs released on them by the lead of Bull Conner; Democrat, and member of the KKK.

It was even a democrat who shot and killed Martin Luther King.

People say the democrats have changed. They haven’t. The democrat president LBJ said I’ll have those N-words voting democrat for the next 200 years. The way the democrats control the minority groups now is through the education system, and entitlement programs. Indoctrination and buying the loyalty of minorities through unconstitutional means at the forced expense of others.

And their greatest weapon is also satanic, because they slander conservative republicans to advance their policies.

False accusations destroy relationships, and nations.

Satan’s accusation against God lead to the destruction of man kinds relationship with God, which could only be repaired by the destruction of the Body of Jesus.

They accuse conservative republicans of being anti woman because conservatives are pro-life. The feminist believes the summit of female power is the ability to take judgement in her own hands and cancel life in the womb.

Because we oppose this they feel we’re anti woman.
Thou shall not murder, and No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law. What Crime did the kid commit to receive the death penalty?

They accuse republicans of being anti-gay because we’re pro-traditional marriage.
We have the right to free religious exercise, that’s the 1st right of the 1st amendment. The LGBT Community is free to pursue their happiness, but nobody’s pursuit can come at the forced expense of another person’s rights.

They accuse conservatives of being money hungry and greedy because we oppose income taxes. Income taxes are a direct violation of our right to property, and allows the government to take of our fruits before we can make our offering to God, thus it violates the commandment to not have any other gods before Him.

Caesar is a false God, and to pay tribute to him is to pay tribute to a graven image and placing another god before God. We aren’t meant to render to Caesar anything. The government can tax according to excises imposts and duties, but not income.

Jesus allowed Himself to be taxed by the government, but He also allowed Himself to be tortured and killed by the government. Neither of which was ok. Jesus healed, people, and fed people without involving the government. The government killed Him,

and the liberal government today is trying to get rid of Him again.

I started seeing examples of these things crescendo all too clearly around 2008 before I became a Christian. I still fought it, but I was still not at peace. I was losing my martial arts school. My band broke up, my marriage was collapsing. Everything I deeply loved was vaporizing. I was failing and failing others,
and after years of heading down hill, I hit bottom in a shallow pool of my tears with my wife calling out to Jesus for me.

I finally yielded to my mom’s request to play drums in church.
Before my school closed, I decided to set up a camera and started making comments on things happening socially and politically. The videos went viral on youtube. They eventually caught the attention of people like Gary Sinise, Andrew Breitbart, and Bill Whittle. This lead to PJTV inviting me to be a part of their team.

I was filming equestrian events and I was working in construction at the time and doing demolition work. I was using a sledge hammer to bust down a brick wall.

I harkened the work to being like busting down the wall of my ego that separated me from Christ.

So I called my band 20 lb SLEDGE, and we’ve been sledging ever since!

The Lord took my life that I though I could make a great experience with but was just ruining, and dragging my wife with me. He renovated it. He is the force of peace, joy and prosperity.

He lead me out of an unredeaming struggle. He put the talents He gave me to work, when I was trying to work to satisfy myself.

He helped me to understand that we don’t just get to enjoy having freedom, it has to be maintained, protected, and conserved for prolonged enjoyment. Because there are those who will be corrosive agents to it.

Unfortunately, much of the church has been convinced to avoid the process and democrats are banking on it, and they’re using the political process to strip America away from God.

Now people see politicians as all the same, and a lot of that is true. They’ll get worse if decent people do nothing, and try to avoid it. It’s ok for God to guide or lives but not how we vote?

People may be the same but the platforms are not. One platform institutionalizes what is apart from God and antithetical to the 10 commandments, the other party doesn’t.

Unfortunately within the party that stays closest to the constitution and the 10 commandments there are deviants. Just like Judas was a deviant.

That’s not a fault of the republican platform, it’s a fault of people being deviant.

And if folks aren’t careful, our God given freedoms will be voted away from us.

It’s happened through out history. I saw these things before I became a Christian, and thought I could help resolve it with my own intellect. I gave God no credit for my insight, and failed miserably. When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and King, and realized that my talents and insights were are given by Him, and that He would guide me on how to apply what he endowed me with, my life didn’t do a 180 degree turn, it did a 90 degree vertical.

  • Gregory71

    Uh Zo….Any longtime visitor already knows this. Thank you for telling it again. Here’s a question for you. Do you have anything to say about the recent killings of unarmed black American men by law enforcement? Your input on this subject minus the political spin might be appreciated.

  • NeoKnot

    Sweetheart, I hate to tell you…….but you are not a republican, you are (by definition) a Libertarian!

    • Zo

      No, I’m not.

  • BB

    Hello Zo, Thank you for what you do. It gives me great pleasure to hear a man speak his mind and tell the truth, without fear of reprisal. You are truly an inspriration to us all. Praying for your continued success.

    • Zo

      Thank you! Blessings!

  • Old Salt

    Just play the sound and people think you’re me or…I’m you…are you sure you’re not a 70 yr old white, conservative, Navy veteran?

    • Scott M. Kruchell

      Thank you for your service, Old Salt. You remind me of my father. He was a Navy vet from WW2, Korea and served in the Air Force in Vietnam.

  • lifesnotarehearsal

    It sounds like you’re still replacing God with something and that something is the Republican party. The Republican party is your god and it can do no wrong.

    • Florida Baked

      Mindless rant!

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      How so? Anything can become an idol.

    • Scott M. Kruchell

      At least the BULK of the Republican party have MORAL’s. Which is more than can be said, especially the liberal/ Democrat’s. Have you ever noticed the vicious circle that the liberal lifestyle is? It kind of looks like water going down the drain. If we let it keep going, the way it is, it is going to drag us all down.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Who did Jesus rebuke the most? The Pharisees and Saddcees (the most “righteous” ones” or the sinners? In today’s time it seems like you think that Republicans fall into the category of the most “righteous” ones, so who do you think Jesus will rebuke and cast away when he comes back? “Morals” mean nothing without Jesus.

    • Gregory71

      I for one like and respect your viewpoint.

    • MiniBooger

      Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt.
      ~ Colossians 4:6

      In other words, be graceful in your communications and make them welcome to hear. That does not appear to be happening here.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      I can appreciate this comment and your words have convicted me. Thank you.

    • MiniBooger

      No problem. I addressed it to you as you started the thread. However, the comment is on the board so you won’t be the only one reading it. We just need to remember that everyone is not in the same place in their walk with Christ and that we are here to lift each other up, not tear each other down. There are plenty of other people out there willing to do that, (and worse), to us without us doing it to each other.

      A tough piece of meat is not very palatable, but season it with a little salt and pepper to tenderize it and make it tasty and people will gather around the table. Your original comment to Zo about him replacing God with the Republican party was accusatory and it put him on the defensive. A better way of stating the question might have been along the lines of, “You seem to be heavily involved in politics and lean to the right. How does that fit in with God’s Word?”

      See the difference? Your comment was not posed as though you were looking to debate. Had you not posed it as an observational statement, you very likely would have gotten a much different response that did not include “stupid” and “butt hurt”.

      And yes, I did notice that you edited your post. You should have stuck with the one that showed up in my inbox. It was perfect 😉

    • Zo

      If that’s what it sounds like to you that’s your problem. I’m not going to let you make it mine. That crap doesn’t work o me. Liberals are for policies that are apart from God. It’s ok for them to institutionalize they’re world view and impose their politics that ultimately intrude upon our God given rights, but we dare not take what we learn from the Word and use it to protect our God given freedom. So you’re cheap shooting made no dent. The only impression you’ve made is that you make stupid statements just for the cheap thrill of friction.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      How is it a stupid statement? You spent like half of your testimony talking about politics instead of the love of Jesus. Jesus didn’t come to change the Roman government. He came to be the ultimate sacrifice to save our sin sick souls from a certain eternal death. In your dislike of democrats have you ever tried to win them over to Christ, or instead, have you tried to convince them to become a republican? I don’t believe that political parties fit in with any Christian message.

    • Zo

      It is most certainly a stupid statement. Democrats are big government statists. Jesus didn’t involve the government with His work. Matter of fact the government tortured and killed Him. The policies of the democrats do not square with Christ. Jesus called such people dogs, and said don’t cast your pearls before swine, and Jesus even said to those who claim to follow Jesus that he will say away from me, I don’t know you. I don’t have to explain anything to you. It wouldn’t matter to you that I’ve been told by people that they’ve sought Jesus because of the work I’ve been blessed to do, so why even ask? This isn’t about convincing people to become a republican. Your butt hurts because you can’t handle the fact that someones fighting back against the constant slander of democrats. You don’t like it that someone understands that Christ is the best guide for policy not the self righteousness of man. Don’t worry about who I’ve won or not. You sure as hell haven’t won me over. I thank God i don’t think like you.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      It sounds like some conviction may be hitting you because you sound a little angry. Maybe the WWJD campaign is a little old, but what would Jesus say and do in this political climate. My guess is that He would not be talking about democrats or republicans. His focus wasn’t the Roman government. He made it very simple, love God with all your being and love your neighbor as yourself. It doesn’t really sound like you love democrats at all. You can’t help but to bring politics into a discussion about Jesus. Do you think that when Jesus comes back he will ask if you were a democrat or republican?

    • Ruby_Con

      Looks to me like you are extremely conflicted. Thats the problem when you become so invested in a utopian worldview and belief system, it kind of trumps everything else and clouds your ability to see the truth. This is exactly what Zo is talking about and you still don’t get it. How about humbling yourself and opening your mind to the fact that you are “rawng” and maybe, just maybe, the scales will fall from your eyes.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      So because I don’t believe in the religion of political parties I’m somehow wrong??? I would accept that I am wrong when you show me the specific passage in the Bible that says that Jesus will ask you if you were a Democrat or Republican when you meet Him. Pray tell, what is my utopian worldview and belief system?

    • Tommy Ge

      Bottom line is this. Do you think Jesus is for gay marriage? Is Jesus for killing the unborn baby? Is Jesus for calling what’s evil, good, and for calling what is good, evil? Was Jesus a socialist? That’s the Democrat Party platform. Remember when the Democrat Party convention voted to take God out of their platform? Most Liberals / Democrats are atheists, and I would say for the most part if they call themselves Christians are who Jesus is talking about in Matther 7:21-23. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Not saying Republicans are as clean as the wind driven snow, but you have to be ignorant if you don’t see the major differences between the 2 parties. It really has come down to conservative vs. Liberal.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      It seems like you’re under the impression that I’m a Democrat. I’m not one because I’m most importantly a Christian. If you don’t see that Bible verse as applying to a lot of so called Christian Republicans, then I’m sorry. Was Jesus for any type of idolatry? Was he for divorce? If you can’t see the idolatry of money and guns in the Republican party, then I’m also sorry. There are NO political parties in the kingdom of God. As for your list of what Democrats do, sinners do what sinners do best, SIN. What is the excuse for so called Christian Republicans?

    • Tommy Ge

      You’re not a Liberal? You could have fooled me. Idolatry, money, guns, divorce. I don’t see the Republican party using those as a Party plaform, besides where does Jesus say he is against guns and money. Guns don’t kill people, people do. Jesus was against the love of money. Your argument is nothing but a shallow disguised defense of your party, Democrat. I don’t see conservatives going around saying if it feels good do it. That’s Liberals. Liberals say if you love each other no need for a piece of paper (marriage).
      If you objectively look at the 2 parties and see who is doing the lying and using fraud and deception as a strategy and tactic. It is the Democrat party. Why? Because they believe their utopian ends justifies the means. Sound familiar? Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘Youshall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” Who is going after the Church in this country? Democrats. Who is trying to redefine what God called marriage; a union between one man and one woman? Democrats. Who is for killing unborn babies in the mother’s womb? Democrats. What Supreme court justices don’t believe in our Constitution? Liberal Democrats. I use the term Liberal Democrats, but they are now one and the same. Who is trying to remove all Christian traditions and emblems from the public square? Democrats. This Country was founded on Judeo Christian beliefs and values. Who is trying to destroy that? Democrats. I could go on and on and on. So what’s your point?

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      I don’t think you’re understanding what I’m saying. Number one, my point was about the IDOLATRY of guns, not guns themselves. When people think their guns are more important for protecting them than God himself, then that is clearly idolatry. I think it’s pretty hard to miss the idolatry of money in republican party as well. Number two, I think you’re misinterpreting my focus on the republican party. I don’t focus on the democrat party because as you’ve pointed out, some of their core belief systems are not compatible with Christianity. Like I said sinners do what sinners do best. The argument with sinners shouldn’t be “same-sex marriage is bad or abortion is wrong”, but sin in general is wrong, but Christ died for you to free you from the condemnation of those sins. I focus on republicans because most of them claim to be Christians, but engage in hypocritical behavior. Can you truly say as a Christian and a republican that you love ALL democrats in the way that Christ told, no, commanded you to love your neighbor?

    • Tommy Ge

      To your point about guns, we conservatives don’t idolize guns. We are protecting our rights which the govenment is trying to take away. If you call that idolatry, so be it. An excerpt from an article I found online below:
      When Thomas Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, he pointed to “certain unalienable rights” with which we were endowed by our “Creator.”
      What did he mean when he wrote the phrase “unalienable rights,” and what rights are “unalienable”?
      Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is crucial, because it shows that the rights are permanent just as the Creator is permanent.
      Moreover, because we are “endowed” with them, the rights are inseparable from us: they are part of our humanity. In a word, the government did not give them and therefore cannot take them away, but the government still strains at ways to suppress them.
      To protect fundamental, individual rights, James Madison helped include the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. The intent was to remove them from government’s reach.
      The “unalienable rights” explicitly protected by the Bill of Rights include, but are not limited to, the rights of free speech and religion, the right to keep and bear arms, self-determination with regard to one’s own property, the right to be secure in one’s own property, the right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers, protection from cruel and unusual punishment, and so forth.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      I’m not trying to get into a political debate about gun rights per the constitution. When the first thing that comes to mind to protect your house and yourself is a gun instead of God, then you have already elevated your gun and yourself above God.

    • Tommy Ge

      You started it by calling it idolatry on the Republicans side for wanting to defend the right to keep and bear arms. Are you saying if you are a Christian cop or are in the military, you shouldn’t carry a gun? Should we not use arms to protect the Christians who are being slaughtered around the world. Should Israel not use arms to defend itself?

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Once again, the issue of gun rights does not concern me. The attitude about guns and the love of guns over God (most evident when people talk about relying on guns rather than God) is what concerns me.

    • Tommy Ge

      You didn’t answer my questions. I agree, Christians should rely on God for everything. So should a Christian cop go out on duty and not carry a gun? If you are a Christian soldier, should you not go into battle with a gun? I get your point about a total trust in God. That’s maybe where you are at. But to say there is some sort of idolatry around wanting to have a gun to defend yourself is wrong, IMHO.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Can you point out to me in any of my statements where I said that having or using a gun is a sin and is against the Bible? Let me state it clearly, it is not a sin to own or use a gun, so yes, a Christian cop can carry and use a gun. Yes, a Christian soldier can carry and use a gun. You can even own and use a gun and it won’t be a sin. If your love for and reliance on your guns violate the 1st commandment, then you have sinned and have now crossed into the territory of idolatry.

    • Tommy Ge

      You comment “If you can’t see the idolatry of….. guns in the Republican party”. I’m still trying to figure out what that meant?

    • Tommy Ge

      I have to go. It was fun exchanging comments with you. Have a blessed day. In the end, this is what all Christians must do: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”

    • Tommy Ge

      Are you trying to say there isn’t an idolatry of money in the Democrat party? Most of the wealthiest people in politics are Democrats. Why do you keep trying to defend the undefensible? By saying the other side does it too is not a defense nor the truth. You say of the Democrats “some of their core belief systems are not compatible with Christianity”. I would say most. They voted God out of their party platform at their convention!

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Why play semantics with the words “some” and “most”? Of course there is idolatry of money in the democrat party, but why does that matter to you because they’re the godless party right. Once again, sinners do what sinners do best.

    • Tommy Ge

      You are right sin is sin, but you are defending the chief violators by saying everyone does it!

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Who are the chief violators? SINNERS!!! Regardless of the political party.

    • Tommy Ge

      Sin is sin for sure, but you started this whole dialog by going after brother Zo with your “republican god” comment. If you are objective about it and you ask yourself who more represents God, Democrats or Republicans? Liberals or conservatives? TEA Party or Occupy wall street? Planned Parenthood or Ministries that try help young woman not murder their babies. I could go on and on and on. The point is for the most part, it is a Democrat (left) vs. Republican (right) thing.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Almost none of them (besides the ministry that helps women thinking about abortion) will represent God if they put the individuals in these groups put their beliefs in these particular entities over God. I’ve already stated that a lot of core beliefs held by the democratic party are not compatible with Christianity, but I also believe that the actions of many in the republican party are not compatible with Christianity either. And if you’re a Christian, it shouldn’t be a “left vs. right” thing, it should be more of a “saint vs. sinner” thing.

    • Tommy Ge

      You say “but I also believe that the actions of many in the republican party are not compatible with Christianity”. Ok. I gave you a list of some of the Democrat actions / policies. Give me some Republican examples. Or are you just playing the “they do it too” game? That would be a lie, and you know who the father of lies is, right? You just can’t bring yourself to say that the Democrat party is just plain messed up, can you? You always have to bring it back to “they do it too”.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Once again, a lot of core beliefs held by the democratic party are not compatible with Christianity. Like I’ve said before the idolatry of guns and money by the republican party are some of the main issues which are incompatible with Christianity.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Oh and you asked:

      Who’s trying to redefine…marriage? ANSWER: sinners

      Who’s killing unborn babies in the womb? ANSWER: sinners

      BTW, supreme court justices are not supposed to be partisan since it is “charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.”

    • Tommy Ge

      That’s right. But it is leftist activist judges who are constantly legislating and changing law from the bench. I want strict constructionists who go by the actual meaning of the words. Our Founding Fathers were wise men who meant what they said and wrote.The Liberal judges use their own skewed interpretation of the Constitution. Not the actual meaning.

    • Tommy Ge

      Are you racist? Are you calling my brother Zo an angry black man? LOL! Just kidding. I couldn’t resist. I don’t pull out the race card. I’m a conservative Republican. That’s what Liberals / Democrats do.

  • Scott M. Kruchell

    Thank you Zo, I too am a CHRISTIAN. I have asked many “Democrats” and others why they vote the way they vote. From the liberal/ Democrats I have had similar experiences, without the racial thing, most of the time. The one I will remember was 2008 and he WASN’T voting for B.O. He was an old guy in my neighborhood, from Russia. He told me he was raised as a child under Lenin and Stalin. He fought for Russia during WW2. He knew about communism and said B.O. was a communist. He came to America to escape communism. As for your testimony. I’m going to go back and read about Noah.

  • Tommy Ge

    Blessings Brother Zo! That was an awesome testimony. As I read through it, I could relate in many ways to what you went through in life. It is only through the blood of Jesus and His transforming Love working in us that we can stand and be lights in this darkening world. I, like you am a conservative Republican. I was not very political 25 years ago, but I always knew I had conservative Republican leanings. I used to watch the news and would wonder why it always seemed that the Democrats were portrayed in a good light, and Republicans were portrayed to be dunces and on the wrong side of things. Then one day I walked into a co-workers office and he had his radio on and was listening to someone who I thought had the strangest name. “Rush Limbaugh”. As I listened, something leaped up inside me, and I said, this guy is saying what I think. Thus my journey into the political realm, and boy were my eyes opened. It was like scales fell from my eyes. Much as scales fall from my eyes as I continually pursue my relationship with God. Sometimes I would get so wound up from the politics and I would ask my wife, why does it seem to get to me so much. She said that it was my sense of justice and wanting to shine the light of truth on the wrong coming from the Democrat party. Not saying that Republicans are 100% right in what they do. They have done some stupid stuff too, but for the most part Republicans stand most for what is right and just. The dividing line is now apparent. It is conservative vs. liberal. I’ve seen a lot of your YouTube videos, and I can say, we are kindred spirits. I feel you brother. There is that sense of righteousness that causes us to step and call things as they are. Jesus Himself was rather harsh at times when he saw wrong. Matthew 23. His “woes” to the “religious” people. Calling them hypocrites. When he saw wrong in the temple and overturned the money changer’s tables and drove them out. At one moment he was telling Peter how blessed he was, and a minute later he was telling Peter “get behind me Satan”. As followers of Jesus we are called to do things in Love, but IMHO sometimes tough Love is what is called for. Keep up the good fight brother. I’m praying for you.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Does Rush Limbaugh consider himself to be a Christian (i.e. a true follower of Christ)? Does he talk more about Christ than Democrats?

    • Tommy Ge

      Just keep going on defending your godless party, Democrat. Rush doesn’t claim to be a Christian. He is a conservative political commentator and a businessman. Do you know Rush’s heart? What’s your point? I’ll stand Rush up to anyone in the Democrat party any day of the week. He speaks more truth in one breathe than the entire Democrat party speaks in a month.

    • lifesnotarehearsal

      Once again, I care nothing about a political party. I only care about the individuals in those parties. I wonder if anyone in the republican party has tried introducing Rush to true Christianity? Could Proverbs 11:9-19 refer to people like Rush. Do you care more about Rush’s politics or his soul?

    • mike black

      awesome, Life 😉

  • Sam Houston

    Great story to tell and very sincere. Keep the Faith my Brother in Christ.

  • Just Gloria

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading your testimony. God bless.