Mexico Elects New President

Enrique Peña Nieto


Mexico has apparently elected Enrique Peña Nieto  as its new president:

CBS News – ‎2 July 2012
(AP) MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage…

“There is no return to the past,” said the youthful, 45-year-old who is married to a soap opera star. “You have given our party a second chance and we will deliver results.”

He promised a government that would be democratic, modern and open to criticism. He pledged to fight organized crime and said there would be no pacts with criminals.

“My gratitude tonight is for the millions of Mexican who voted for me,” he said. “I will work for all of Mexico … I will govern for everyone.”

Politicians all over the world make promises and try to provide hope.   How likely they are to succeed with their promises and the sincerity of their commitments to them, of course, is a problem everywhere.

A few weeks ago, Dr. Roderick C. Meredith of the Living Church of God wrote:

How much better it will be in Tomorrow’s World, when Jesus Christ—who “knows the hearts” of men—selects leaders who will function under His direction as King of kings! For Jesus Christ is very God. And He has perfect wisdom, total power and infinite love. He has great compassion for every human being, and will exercise total outflowing concern for our good…

The current practice of “politicking” and voting for leaders whom we really do not know or understand will soon cease. Although democracy may be one of the best humanly devised forms of government, it is not the “wave of the future” by any means. Truly, we all need to learn and understand God’s form of government, for the true saints of God will soon be called on to administer that form of government in Tomorrow’s World. All genuine Christians—and all men of goodwill—should learn to pray, with understanding: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

Although we in the Living Church of God do not vote in presidential elections and will not endorse any political candidate, the Bible is clear that we should pray for our political leaders.  And for those in Mexico, that would certainly include Enrique Peña Nieto.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president/prime minister? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand.
Mexico, Central America, South America, Brazil, and the Caribbean in Prophecy [Español: México, America Central, Suramérica, y el Brasil en profecíal] [Português: México, América Central, Ámérica do Sul, e Brasil na profecia] What will happen to those of Latin America? Will they have prosperity? Will they cooperate with Europe? Will they suffer in the future? What role might the various Caribbean nations/territories play?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it? Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?

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