As we mercifully approach the final days of the 2016 presidential elections, the American people will be faced with the most vile and wicked choices in the history of our two party system. The Republican primary was mired in drama, lies, bias, and corruption at the hands of party leaders, while on the Democratic side we witnessed unprecedented theft of a political primary process. Sadly we have arrived at these two choices because a small percentage of the total eligible voters participated in the primary process and the corruption of party leaders.
In four days, American’s will go to the polls and decide who their conscience will allow them to vote for in this mockery of an election. During the past few months I have read and watched interviews of evangelical leaders and Christian’s make the case for Mr. Trump despite his past and present issues with women and the truth. They have ignored his support of the transgender legislation to allow individuals of the opposite sex into bathrooms and showers with children, while warning of Clinton and her attack on Christian values.
Instead of this election being about character, Godly leadership, and what is good for America, the evangelical community has turned it into doom and gloom future for the entire world if Clinton is elected. Is Hillary Clinton corrupt? Responsible for Benghazi? Became wealthy from her positions in government services? YES. Is that an excuse to vote for an individual with the social values of Sodom and Gomorrah? Or the character of Judas Iscariot? God Forbid!
If the best argument you have in support of your candidate is fear and destruction of the universe, you may need to re-evaluate your candidate. The Bible tells in Matthew 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” In order to justify the abandonment of their Christian principles, both evangelicals and (surprisingly) those in the Independent Baptist movement have resorted to fear and utter destruction of America. We have all heard the same song and dance for over 50 years that if this person wins America will be destroyed. It seems as though many of our “spiritual” leaders have forgotten that God has always used national leaders (Judges and Kings) to not only reward but correct His people.
Our founders created a government built upon an immutable foundation that our rights come from God and for over 150 years we actually believed that was true. We have allowed ourselves to be deceived into thinking that a President or court is able to strip us of these rights because we have allowed ourselves to be subjected to a power other than God. We live in a country where the only power the government has is the power we grant to them. The President or the courts can not take what does not belong to them therefore we have no reason to fear of any President.
I have one simple question to those who claim to be the leaders of the churches in this country, Is God Able? Do you really have faith in the Sovereignty of the God you worship? If the answer is yes then why are you embracing Sodom in order to preserve a nation founded on Godly principles? God is able to preserve His church regardless of who is President.
The battle for religious liberty goes way back to the 60’s (you actually had to use your liberty to know it’s been a problem), the restrictions on gun ownership is as old as the Hatfield’s and McCoy,s and people have been killing babies since the days of Moses. Our nation has survived famine, natural disasters, treason, slavery, war, the Kennedys, terrorism, and Barack Obama. We will survive anything because we are Americans. Just because evil has always sought to destroy our nation does not give us an excuse to vote for a lesser version.
In Psalms 101 we find what I believe to be to guidelines for Godly leadership and a Christian’s responsibility toward choosing who will rule over you.
I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
A froward (proud) heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
As each of us heads to the polls on November 8th, may we not worry about the future but trust in the Saviour. God is Able and He is still on the throne (even if Hillary Clinton wins) and I will sing no matter what because my trust is in the Lord.