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What Is Mike Huckabee’s Gospel and Why Won’t He Tell Us?

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Ever since I saw this video last year, in which Mike Huckabee, a supposedly true Christian, had praised Clinton, I was suspicious of Mike.

After or about the time I saw the video I tried hard to find out what his Christian beliefs were, but failed. And a few hours ago learned that he is trying to hide most of his religious ones. and has given the appearance of trying to hide a bad mistake in his past (the pardoning of an evil man who a few hours ago murdered some police), by blaming it on some prosecutors instead, and not mentioning that he was the governor at the time over this evil criminal.

Last night, after hearing a Catholic radio show host, Billy Cunningham (who tonight before closing out implied that we can deserve eternal life), get surprised over hearing a caller present information that showed it was Huckabee who released this criminal, I decided to look again into Huckabee’s beliefs, and though finding out some good news, found some evil news, apparently true, about him. Here’s something from Mother Jones Magazine:

At an early debate, he indicated he does not believe in evolution, but at a more recent debate, when he was asked by Wolf Blitzer if the creation of the Earth occurred six thousand years ago and only took six days, as stated in the Old Testament, Huckabee said, “I don’t know. I wasn’t there.”

Yet some other things he’s said indicates that he does believe Genesis is literal, at least partially. Though his “I wasn’t there comment” was illogical, and showed a lack of trust for that part of the Bible, whether he meant it to seem that way or not, it did make it clear how much more absurd it would be if he were asked, “Do you believe that this endlessly beautiful, extremely mathematically ordered universe fine-tuned for life hear and earth and seemingly trillions of other planets (and possibly the existence of billions of other universes with life) all came from a giant explosion

During a CNN/YouTube debate, the Republican field was asked by a man holding a Bible, “Do you believe every word of this book?” Huckabee said that portions of the Bible should “obviously” be seen as “allegorical.” He again stated that he could not know the exact meaning of parts of the Bible, saying, “There are parts of it I don’t fully comprehend and understand, because the Bible is a revelation of an infinite god, and no finite person is ever going to fully understand it.”

“Huckabee has indeed mixed religion with policy previously. In 1997, when he was governor, he answered a question about capital punishment during a call-in show:

Interestingly enough, if there was ever an occasion for someone to have argued against the death penalty, I think Jesus could have done so on the cross and said, “This is an unjust punishment and I deserve clemency.”

Huckabee’s argument: since Jesus didn’t say that, according to the New Testament, capital punishment is fine.” – MJ

From an article titled, Where Word-Faith Meets Southern Baptist

Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee reached out to a questionable funding source this week—Texas televangelist Kenneth Copeland, one of the targets of a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the funding and governance of “prosperity gospel” ministries. …

According to video clips of the conference obtained by Trinity Foundation, an investigative watchdog group in Dallas, Copeland revealed that Huckabee had pledged his total support to Copeland’s ministry while dismissing the Senate investigation.

Video clips of Copeland’s comments are posted on The Wittenburg Door Magazine website.

One video clip shows Copeland describing a phone call from Huckabee regarding the Senate investigation:

“[Huckabee told me] Why should I stand with them and not stand with you? They’ve only got 11 per cent approval rating.’ And then he said, ‘Kenneth Copeland, I will stand with you.’ He said, ‘You’re trying to get prosperity to the people and they’re trying to take it away from ’em.’ He said, ‘I will stand with you any time, anywhere, on any issue.’ That settled that right there. I said, ‘Yeah, that’s my man! That’s my man, right there.'”

And then, about about 7:14 A.M., thanks to God and no thanks to a certain irreligious, suicidal though God-believing neighbor suddenly blasting her stereo at 6:32 A.M., I found this from

It was a regular Sunday in January 1992 when Huckabee told his congregants that he was leaving the church for politics. In his 2007 book Character Makes a Difference, Huckabee says he had grown increasingly frustrated with church life. He’d lost the idealism that marked his earlier days as a pastor.

“In my early years of ministry, I was quite idealistic, thinking that most people in the congregation expected me to be the captain of a warship leading God’s troops into battle,” Huckabee said. “As the years passed, I became increasingly convinced that most people wanted me to captain the Love Boat.

“Too many people seemed unconcerned about how many marriages were salvaged, how many kids got off drugs, or how many teen pregnancies were prevented,” he said. “Rather, the chief concerns seemed to be whether the menus for Wednesday night dinners were appetizing, what color the softball jerseys would be, how loud some guest musicians might sing, whether the coffeepot was ready in the Sunday school building, and whether there were paper towels in the women’s rest room.”

At 8:56 A.M. I found this: Here’s the most significant part I could find besides, once again, the glaring lack of at least a one sentence how-to-be-saved statement:

“I wasn’t bitter or angry [about leaving my position as a pastor]; I just wanted my life to count for something more than being an ordained cruise director.” Commenting on that passage, Huckabee said in an e-mail: “I didn’t leave the ministry, as I am still ordained. The good news is that churches have been changing over the past 15 years – with not only a continuing and proper focus on eternal issues”

How can your life count for anything as a Christian, how can you lead righteous people into battle against sin, if you wouldn’t acknowledge the heart necessary truths to do so?

Yes, many Christians do have messed up priorities, sadly. But if only you would get yours straight, and not forget that the gospel of salvation is a higher priority than getting kids off drugs, preventing abortions, being concerned about what age a young adult has sex at and when a young adult female gets pregnant, and the uselessness of telling people to be moral for the Hell of it, as if that was all God was about.

Like Huckabee just said, at 9:57 A.M., who could take the time to mention the petty Tiger Woods car crash just now, but not the murders committed by the hardened criminal he pardoned, let alone that it was he who pardoned him and with no indication that he gave the gospel to this criminal: “There’s nothing ilke a dose of hard time to make us rethink our priorities.”

The apostle Paul said,

“For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—
not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be
emptied of its power.” – 1 Corinthians 1:17