How Should A Christian Pick A President?
I have made my pick for the next President of these United States.
My wife has yet to come to a decision, she just knows who she will not vote for.
We are both Christians and are concerned about the future of our country. We use our faith as the main “issue” for our choices.
Speaking of issues, there are quite a few:
- There is the immigration issue from which Donald Trump has built his campaign.
- There is the ObamaCare issue which everyone on the Republican side states they want to appeal.
- There is Terrorism which scares us as a country.
- There is the economy, the debt and taxes to name a few more.
But there is one issue that has not been talked about enough (in my humble opinion). It is the morality issue.
We are a country that is angry about our current circumstances and have avoided what truly got us here.
A Christian Endorsement…
In his recent endorsement, President of Liberty University and son of a legendary Evangelical, Jerry Farwell, Jr. explained his decision:
” It’s really one of the things that attracted me to Donald Trump is that I see our country at a stage now where we’re approaching $20 trillion in debt, and it reminds me of where Liberty University was in the 1990s, when we were struggling to survive,” Falwell said. “And it just convinced me that we need a businessman…. We need somebody besides a career politician, somebody who has been in the real world.”
As we look at the polling data we see that Trump has good support in the Evangelical bloc.
Should he? Should we agree with Farwell and place “the Donald’s” real world experiences as a legitimate reason for Bible believers to vote for Trump?
Is it successful business men such as Donald Trump that pull struggling Christian Universities out of the brink of bankruptcy?
Upon Close Inspection…
It amazes me that Christians would look to a man first to cure their ills.
So with that said, lets look at the man:
- He has funded liberal politicians who support sin, such as abortion rights and gay marriage. (Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner)
- He was Pro Choice.
- He supports Planned Parenthood.
- He refused to disavow David Duke on Meet the Press.
- In his book he bragged about his philandering, yet said he is a good Christian and need not repent.
- He denigrates women and any political adversary.
- He constantly uses foul language in public speeches with no filter.
These facts are common knowledge that are available to all who want to research the man they support.
Does Faith Make A Difference…
Abraham Lincoln brought this country out of the most violent divide in its history.
During these tumultuous times, he held fast to the faith of his childhood.
Several of his quotes attest to this:
- “I turn, then, and look to the American people and to that God who has never forsaken them.”
- “And having just chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear…”
- “the will of God prevails…”
Ronald Reagan who led this country out of the worst economic time since the Great Depression often cited his faith as a driving force:
- “We might come closer to balancing the budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.”
- “Without God, there is no virtue because there’s no prompting of the conscience. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
- “God’s miracles are to be found in nature itself; the wind and waves, the wood that becomes a tree – all of these are explained biologically, but behind them is the hand of God.”
We don’t have to stop at our own history to find leaders of nations who’s faith directly influenced their country’s prosperity.
Kings Asa, Josiah, Uzziah and Jehoshaphat are Kings in the Bible that “did what was right in the sight of the Lord”. The nation was rewarded with leadership that proved wise and strong.
On the flip side there were many Kings, “that did evil in the sight of the Lord,” and the nation suffered because of their unrighteous.
Neither Judah nor Israel chose their leaders, we in the United States do.
We the electorate, as well as our leader, are responsible if God is to be for us.
As a Christian I will put my faith in God first, then a leader that does right in His sight.
I love my country too much not to.
I know politics is a very personal and divisive topic. I have been extremely transparent about my requirements for my choice. Would like to hear your thoughts.