As Convention season officially begins today for the Country’s two major Political Parties, many Americans are feeling pressured to fall in line as either a Republican or Democrat. Many are gathering today at the Republican Convention in Ohio, hoping that their Party and it’s Presidential nominee can change the course of this Nation. Next week, many will gather at the Democrat Convention, hoping that their Party and nominee will continue to drive America down the unGodly path on which Barack Hussein Obama has set the Country. While on the surface, looking at each Party’s Platform, it should be a no brainer that Holy Bible-believing Christian Conservatives would side with the Republicans, yet the Presidential nominee of the Party OPPOSES many of the conservative policies which have been laid forth in the Platform. This leaves Christians like myself with a huge dilemma. How do I let my voice be heard concerning the future of this once great God-fearing Nation if I cannot, in good conscience, support either of the Presidential nominees? The answer is that we Christians are not to fall in line with one or the other simply because they are our only choices. If you are given 2 choices in any situation, and neither passes a Biblical litmus test, then I believe we are to choose NEITHER.
Many Republican leaders have been telling us Christian Conservatives (who have long backed the Party) that though their nominee will not fight for what we believe in, he is our only option available so we must suck it up and swallow the pill. Now there is no way in Hell I would ever vote Democrat, but the Republican alternative this time around is not much different from what the Democrats are offering. I would feel like I was voting for a watered down Democrat in Republican clothing. The GOP (Grand Ole Party) leadership is telling Christian Conservatives that we have a “binary choice” this November, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and we must choose one or the other. I disagree. Charles Spurgeon once said, “Of two evils, choose NEITHER.” In the modern political landscape, American Christians have been consistently forced to choose “the lesser of two evils”, and this needs to end. The only way this fruitless cycle will end, is if WE end it ourselves.
“Christians must turn from the endless cycle of voting for the lesser of evils and expecting an unrighteous act to produce a righteous result”, Spurgeon also said, “From a communist to a cultist, choosing the lesser of evils is still evil, and we never should do evil that good may come.” Looking back, this has proved so true, and I believe holds even more true today. How can we expect the Nation to return to it’s Godly Heritage when we have to abandon many of our convictions, values, principles and morals, to POSSIBLY elect someone who may fight for SOME of them. We should only be supporting the candidates, who desire to lead this Nation, that will fight for ALL of the above. Why should we settle for anything less?! For that exact reason.. because we “SETTLE”. The Republican Party will never nominate a Godly candidate for President until we Christians DEMAND ONE, and sadly, many of us are NOT.
When Ronald Reagan left the Democrat Party, he said, “I didn’t leave the Party. The Party LEFT ME.” I feel the exact same this Year about the Republican Party, and not just because of Donald Trump. He is who he is. He never claimed to be a Bible-thumping Christian. Everyone knew the kind of man he was, a “New York Values” former liberal businessman. I don’t fault him for the decline of the Party’s Conservative values, for he just filled the void. I blame much of the Party itself, many wishy-washy Christians, and “so-called” conservative pundits on FOX News and elsewhere. They embraced Trump with open arms, even though he publicly opposed many Conservative beliefs. Whether the GOP and it’s voters have decided to place fiscal issues over faith, politics over principle, or Party gain over spiritual growth, all I know is that they SOLD OUT. The GOP has no one to blame for a Donald Trump candidacy or God forbid, a Hillary Clinton presidency, but themselves.
In the Primary Election cycle, the Republican Party was overtaken by a hostile, unruly group of voters who did not desire what TRUE Conservatives have long waited for. What we have waited for, and pushed for throughout the long and disastrous Obama presidency, has been a RETURN TO GOD. Sadly, our goal has been thwarted by populist radicals who want a prosperous America, all the while forgetting The God Who gives the power to prosper. This Election should have been a slam dunk for the Republicans against Hillary Clinton, whose negatives were through the roof. Yet, because of Donald J. Trump, uninformed voters, and the fake Conservative pundits salivating over Trump, Republicans may actually lose in November. The GOP was long known as the “Religious Right”, yet so many in the Party have abandoned traditional moral views and Biblical values to hop aboard the “Trump Train” because everyone else was doing it. What a shame.
The Republican Party long defended Biblical values and laws. Yet today, I see the establishment of the Party has all but embraced Gay Marriage and focuses more on economic issues rather than social issues, never realizing that God’s financial curses came upon this nation because of breaking HIS Laws. No Republican, Democrat, or even Donald Trump will ever be able to “make America great again” until they realize that in order to do that, we, as a nation must “make GOD great in America again”. Until we return humbly to HIM, and repent for our nation’s backsliding, wicked ways and abominations, NOTHING in this Nation will change for the better. You cannot make America “great” without starting with God FIRST. The Trump voters don’t seem to agree, or don’t seem to care. Donald’s focus is not on what our focus should be, which is humbly returning and rededicating this Nation to Almighty God. Instead, he focuses on making a lot of “really good deals” for America, or “building a really big wall”, or making America “really rich” again. He wants to run America like a business, but any business without God at it’s head is destined to FAIL.
The son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin, recognized the moral decline of the Republican Party last December, when he said on live TV, “I’m not supporting any candidates. I’m staying out of the race. The politicians have messed this country up big time. I’m unaffiliated, and I’m just fed up with the politicians. I think the only hope for this country is God.” This statement echoed what his father had said half a century before him, when Billy said, “I’m thoroughly convinced that no matter who is elected President, America will not be saved unless we have a moral and spiritual revival.” AMEN. Like Franklin Graham, I made clear earlier this Year, that I’m NOT a Republican, I’m NOT a Democrat, but I’m A CHRISTIAN. I’m beholden to NO Political Party. I vote Biblical values every time, all of the time. America does not need to elect a “savior”. What America desperately needs is a leader who will lead this Nation back to “THE Savior”.
I cannot bring myself to support the Republican Party Presidential Ticket this year. I’ve tried and tried to somehow justify doing so, as Hillary Clinton would be Obama 2.0, but at the end of the day I just don’t see much difference between Trump and Clinton on the issues that matter. Donald Trump took the same position as Liberal Democrats and Hillary on the Transgender bathroom issue that divided this Country just a few months back. Also, Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, an advocacy group for gay Republicans, said of Trump, “He is one of the BEST, if not THE best, pro-gay Republican candidates to EVER run for the presidency.” He added that Trump would “do no harm on Gay Marriage”, and has a “stand-out position” on nondiscrimination legislation. Concerning the Gay Marriage Ruling by the Supreme Court, Trump said, “the Court has ruled and it is the law of the land. You have to go with it.”
NO Donald, you don’t have to “go with it” if it violates God’s Word and our Faith. A lesbian reporter asked, “When President Trump is in office can we look for more FORWARD motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” Trump responded, “Well, you CAN. We’re going to bring people together, and that’s your thing, and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together.” On the issue of abortion, Trump said that the abortion peddler Planned Parenthood does “many wonderful things”, and that he would not pursue the “defunding” of the organization. As to our greatest Ally Israel, Donald said that he would be “NEUTRAL” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also pledges to give the “Peace Plan” (which DIVIDES the Holy Land of Israel and gives some of the Jewish State’s Holiest Ancient Cities to the murderous Islamists of Palestine) “one hell of a shot.” He also said, “If I do win, there has to be a certain amount of surprise, UNPREDICTABILITY. Our country has no unpredictability.” Sorry Trump, but when it comes to Israel, we should ALWAYS be predictable in standing shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish State.
He also shocked many Christians in a televised interview with CNN, in which he said, “Why do I have to repent or ask for forgiveness if I’m not making any mistakes?” Myself and rightfully many Holy Bible-believers were blown away by such an anti-Biblical statement, as the Holy Bible teaches that “NO ONE IS JUST, no not one” and that we “ALL SIN and fall short of God’s Glory”. That is why we BECOME Christians in the first place, because we recognize that we are sinners according to God’s Holy Word and that we need His Forgiveness and Mercy through Christ Jesus. We are commanded to repent by Lord Jesus and our Father in Heaven. In the Book of 1st John, it is clear, that “if we say that we have not sinned, then we call God a LIAR.” Trump doesn’t think he needs to repent or ask for God’s forgiveness. I’ve never met one true Christian who could ever make such a statement. Does that mean I question Trump’s Christian Faith? No I don’t, but I do seriously question his theology, and because of that I don’t believe that his vision for America and mine are the same.
As for all of the Christians out there who are supporting Trump, who love to say, “We’re electing a president not a pope”, or “This is a democracy, not a theocracy”, I want to remind you that the Holy Bible instructs us to elect GODLY men to be our leaders. I want someone in the White House who won’t just “lean on” God for inspiration, but who will make sure that our Nation is leaning TOWARDS God. As Abraham Lincoln so wisely put it, “My concern is NOT whether God is on OUR side; my greatest concern is to BE ON God’s side.” I’m sure Trump has faith in Jesus Christ and the God of our fathers, but I just don’t believe he understands how important it is to put GOD FIRST in everything. I don’t believe his so-called conservative runningmate does either. Trump’s choice for Vice President, Mike Pence, caved to radical LGBT bullying concerning the Indiana RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) Bill last year, and he is not the stalwart Christian Conservative that many in the media paint him out to be. Am I now questioning Pence’s faith? No I’m not, BUT I do question whether or not he places GOD FIRST, and unfortunately, history has proven that he does not.
These are the many reasons I cannot bring myself to vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence this November. On the flipside of that coin, there is no possible reason on God’s green earth that I could ever cast a vote for Hillary Clinton. While I do not trust Trump or the Republican Party, I KNOW that Hillary would be just as Godless as Barack Obama. So while I may be #NeverTrump, I’m also #NeverHillary. While some Christians or Jews can justify voting for Trump, there is Biblically NO justification for voting for Hillary Clinton. NONE. Hillary made a very telling statement last year as to what her administration would look like for devout believers in the Word of God, as she told a Woman’s Forum, “Traditional Religious beliefs in this Country have to BE CHANGED.” She said this while speaking of Christians’ Biblical stances against Gay Marriage, Abortion and Islam.
Clinton’s 2016 platform will allow partial birth abortion to protect the mother’s “health,” which includes “emotional” health. That means murder of a baby would be acceptable for MILD DEPRESSION in a mother. Clinton is also an outspoken supporter of Gay Marriage. She was the FIRST First Lady to ever march in a “gay pride parade”. Hillary became the first member of ANY presidential administration in history to call for a Palestinian State. As Secretary of State, she demanded a “freeze” in Israeli construction on their God-given Land in 2009, because she desired that the Holy Land be gifted to the terrorists in Palestine. She also has disrespected and verbally berated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanYahu on numerous occasions, just as much as the sitting anti-Israel president as done. In 2010, she made headlines for scolding and yelling at Netanyahu for nearly 45 minutes in a phone call.
In her Book, “Hard Choices”, Clinton accuses Israel of being an “occupier”, a term used often by Islamic TERRORISTS. Many Washington officials and insiders have said that using the term indicates Clinton’s bias against Israel. One official went on record to say, “Clinton knows she lost to Obama in 2008 because she was outflanked by the left. She won’t make that mistake twice, and she knows how much the left HATES Israel.” Among the many released emails from Clinton’s server investigation, her close adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, sent Hillary many blog posts written by his son Max. The posts are Biblically-hostile, anti-semitic and anti-Israel. Hillary’s reply, to one of Max’s extremely hateful pieces about Israel, was “A very smart piece Max – AS USUAL.” Very telling that Hillary not only agrees with Max Blumenthal, but calls him “smart”. Clinton has NEVER apologized for nor distanced herself from Sidney or Max Blumenthal. Hillary has also been a staunch defender of Islam, as Obama has been, saying that “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with terrorism.” Hillary Clinton is unbelievably clueless, and will be just as dangerous as Barack Hussein Obama.
Ronald Reagan once said, “If we ever FORGET that we are one nation under GOD then we will be one nation GONE UNDER.” His words ring truer today than ever before. America is at a crossroads, and sadly it seems as if neither road which the Country’s two major Parties are offering will lead us back to God. As for my answer to whom Christians and Jews should vote for this November, that is a decision between you and God. I can’t tell any of you how to vote. I can however tell you how “not” to vote. I personally will “write in” Ted Cruz, because out of all of the candidates who ran for President, I believe he best represented my beliefs. My hope is, that if enough voters write him and others in, that Hillary and Trump will not reach the necessary threshold to become President. If that happened, then all bets are off, and the U.S. Congress would choose the next President, and I pray that they would choose Cruz.
I’m sure by now that many of you are already set on a candidate or a Party and will not listen to me one way or the other, but that doesn’t change the moral of the story. The Republican Party cannot save America. The Democrats, as sure as Hell is hot, will not save America. Nor will the Independents, or any other Political Party. Nothing short of REVIVAL will fix this broken Nation. November 2016 means nothing to me anymore. JULY 2016 means something. August, September and October mean something. Revival won’t start at the ballot box, and it won’t start with a right-wing or a left-wing. Revival starts with YOU and me. It starts with every God-fearing Christian and Jew across this Nation. Revival starts TODAY.
“BLESSED is the Nation whose God is THE LORD…” ~ Psalm 33:12
“.. You shall provide out of all the people ABLE men, such as FEAR GOD, men of TRUTH, hating covetousness; and place SUCH men over the people, to be RULERS of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” ~ Exodus 18:21
“You shall set him king over you, whom The LORD your God shall choose: one from AMONG your brethren (Bible-believers) shall you set KING over you: you may NOT set a stranger (unbeliever, muslim, atheist, etc.) over you, which is NOT your brother.” ~ Deuteronomy 17:15
“.. The LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto you: for they have not rejected you, but they have REJECTED ME, that I should NOT reign over THEM.” ~ 1st Samuel 8:7
“When the righteous are IN AUTHORITY, the people REJOICE: but when the WICKED beareth rule, the people MOURN.” ~ Proverbs 29:2
“Righteousness exalts a Nation: but SIN is a reproach to any PEOPLE.” ~ Proverbs 14:34
“.. ALL the nations that FORGET God shall be turned into HELL.” ~ Psalm 9:17
“If My people, which are called by My Name, shall HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY, and SEEK My Face, and TURN from their wicked ways; then will I HEAR from Heaven, and will FORGIVE their sin, and will HEAL THEIR LAND, saith The LORD God.” ~ 2nd Chronicles 7:14