Bill Keller, an Internet evangelist who runs LivePrayer.com, has launched a new campaign urging Americans to vote for Jesus instead of Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama in November's general election. The minister says the idea for the initiative came directly from God.
Keller, who in the past has compared the choice between Romney and Obama as "flipping a coin where Satan is on both sides," explained in an exclusive interview with The Christian Post on Friday that Christians can play a big part in the future of America by making a statement vote by writing in "Jesus" on their ballots, instead of choosing "the lesser of two evils."
"This is a way for Christians once and for all to stand up and make their voice heard. We saw in North Carolina last week – Christians came together as one and took a stand against gay marriage, winning by 20 percent," Keller said, referencing the state's vote last week that resulted in the passage of an amendment protecting the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.
"This is not about politics, it is about THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN! A true Christian will NEVER put politics above souls, so please watch for any so-called Christian leader who endorses and supports either President Obama or Mitt Romney, since they are nothing but 'hirelings' and NOT true men or women of God since they obviously don't care about souls!" Keller expressed in a written statement on the Vote for Jesus website.
Both President Obama and Romney are confessing Christians, while the former Massachusetts governor belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon church.
"How can anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ vote for our current president who in every word and deed has proven to be a true enemy of God on every major spiritual issue of the day?" asked Keller in a previous interview with CP.
As for Romney, the evangelist says the Mormon church will lead millions of souls into hell. "The Bible clearly teaches Mormon doctrine is 100 percent inconsistent with biblical Christianity and those who buy into what Paul calls 'another Gospel,' will die and their soul be lost for all eternity," Keller said at the time.
So how should Christians vote come Nov. 6?
"My response to that in the past has been to find a third-party candidate, but we all know that such a candidate has no chance of actually winning the election," Keller said. "It's simple – it will never happen with our two-party system. So, I was praying about that three or four weeks ago, and said 'God, there has to be an answer.' And God replied, 'Listen – say no to Satan for Obama; say no to Satan for Romney; vote for Jesus.'
"So what we are doing is we are launching a campaign for Christians when they are going to the polls in November to write in the name of Jesus. Obviously, Jesus will never get elected, but if we can get a million people writing in the name 'Jesus', it is not only going to impact the election, it is going to make a statement that Christians aren't going to just take whoever they are offered anymore.
"On our website, Voting for Jesus, people can actually go on and make it known that come election time, they are going to go to the polls and vote for Jesus."
The evangelist again insisted that Christians should not be forced to simply choose the "lesser of two evils" between Obama and Romney.
"The lesser of two evils is still evil," Keller reminded. "Especially now with Obama coming out and fully endorsing gay marriage. And then you have Romney, who is a cult member, whose cult is going to ramp up its efforts and probably win over a million people, for Christians which means a million people are going to hell."
The evangelist shared that he firmly believes that even if a small percentage of voters choose Jesus in the upcoming election, they will make a powerful statement.
"Last election, there were 130 million people who voted – if we can get even 5 percent of the people voting for Jesus, that's going to make one heck of a statement that this country still is a Christian nation, there are still millions of people who are not going to give into Satan's choices, and they are going to make a stand for the Christian faith."