I suspect this will be my last article prior to the election on November 8. So I’ll try to make it short, sweet, and to the point (although admittedly I’m not good at that). Athanasius was a well-known defender of Christian truth who, almost single-handedly defended the doctrine of the Trinity at the council of Nicea in 325 AD. On his tombstone was written: “Athanasius Contra Mundum” which is Latin for “Athanasius against the world.” In some ways, this is how I see Donald Trump in this election. Democrats hate him. The media hates him. Establishment Republicans hate him. If this many people have united against you, then you MUST be doing something RIGHT!
I’m not saying Trump is worthy to be compared to Athanasius. Trump is not a Christian leader; and right wing attempts to “Christianize” him are wrong in my opinion. But with that said, he does have a considerable amount of righteous Christian influence and he has openly committed himself to defending Christian liberty and appointing judges who will defend the cause of life. This, in and of itself, should garner him much support from Christians. Yet, many oppose him. Why? In my opinion it is because many evangelical Christian leaders are clearly controlled by the Republican establishment. If a more “worthy” candidate, with the exact same views as Trump, had won -- he would have been roundly endorsed by the Christian Pharisees in charge. But since an out spoken and opinionated “outsider” with a checkered past won; the Christians followed their Washington orders and repudiated him. In so, doing they will likely usher in the election of Hillary Clinton. Who is arguably the most ardent and proud, pro-death, pro-abortion, anti-liberty, anti-Christian candidate to ever run for the office. I would congratulate Christian leaders such as Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, and John Piper for their help in electing Hillary; if it wasn’t so painful to do so. All their rhetoric about fighting for the “unborn” melts away in their constant attacks upon the only major candidate who has spoken in ardent defense of the unborn. Make no mistake, Trump has said without reservation that he would support life. Yet, these pawns have opposed him time and again. They may appear pious to their legion of followers, but Christian history will show them to be have been absent when the cause of life was in need of unreserved defense. This is their prerogative as Americans and as Christians. But using the considerable influence that God has blessed them with to constantly speak out against the only major pro-life candidate is unconscionable, in my opinion.
Trump has been called a racist for attempting to secure the border. The recent murder of 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco by an illegal alien is the latest in a long line of violent crimes committed by convicts who had no business in America to begin with. Trump has pointed this out from day one; and has been misquoted and maligned for doing so. He has repeatedly said that “SOME of the immigrants pouring into our country are murderers and rapists, while others are good people.” Yet, this qualified statement has been misquoted so many times by the corrupt press (and sadly repeated by many Christian leaders) that most fall for the ruse that he said, “All immigrants are murderers and rapists.” He never said that; but the sound bite usually wins the day. Shame on the Christian leaders who have taken part in advancing this lie.
Trump is accused of being racist for his questioning of Barack Obama’s birthplace. While some might question the wisdom of this move, politically speaking; it is a question that many have entertained. To question whether or not a president who has a Kenyan father and was raised in Indonesia is a natural born American isn’t racist. Forcing a black person to sit at the back of a bus because of his skin color is racist. Questioning a Kenyans place of birth is mere common sense. This again, has been an unfair charge against Trump. Levied in many cases by Christian leaders who have proven themselves to be nothing more than political pawns in the hands of establishment elites.
Finally, Trump has been blasted by some for not being pristine enough for the office of president. To say this is to betray an obvious historical ignorance of the innocence of former presidents. For 250 years the oval office has been occupied by any number of perverts, dictators, and elite snobs. Yet, Christian leaders seem to assume Trump is the first “warted-man” to seek the office. Ronald Reagan was a divorced Hollywood actor, turned politician; who was a liberal, pro-CHOICE Democrat for most of his career. Yet Christian leaders gladly forgave him and supported him in 1980 when he ran and won against Jimmy Carter. Mohler worked tirelessly for Reagan’s election, yet speaks out vigorously against Trump.
Mitt Romney, likewise was a die-hard, left wing, pro-CHOICE governor from a New England state; who enjoyed near universal adoration from Christian leaders. John Piper openly endorsed him; while he has constantly castigated Trump in 2016. Why is this so? I believe that Trump’s biggest fault is his open proclamation of his strong opinions rather than an openly pious benevolence that will win over Christian conservatives. In other words, Trump’s biggest fault is that he isn’t a big enough hypocrite to placate most Christians. If he were more of hypocrite and not so openly opinionated, then the evangelical intelligentsia would support him. But since he states what he truly believes, and doesn’t kiss the backside of the self-proclaimed Christian leadership he is panned as a “degenerate.” Are his conservative convictions a mere ruse to gain votes? That would seem unlikely since he has run off many voters by stating his honest opinion on a whole host of issues. For all of Trump’s faults, he doesn’t seem to be a natural politician. And this is why he is ridiculed by the Christian politicians who oppose him. They are political hacks. He is an honest bullhorn. And this, they hate.
The facts are clearly before us. God has ordained that Donald Trump win the Republican nomination and that Hillary Clinton win the Democrat nomination. This is beyond argument. One of these two will inhabit the oval office. One of them has openly committed himself to governing according to Christian principles and defending the cause of life. The other one has openly bragged of her disdain for the unborn and has committed herself to defending the murder of babies at any and all costs. One has openly proclaimed a desire to defend our borders and protect the citizenry from criminal gangs. Another has proudly declared her support of open borders and spit in the face of Americans who long for both security and freedom. Trump has vowed to support religious liberty. Clinton has called him a racist for doing so and will attack Christians with a pro-death, pro-hate speech, pro-Muslim White House. What will you choose America? Shall it be a modicum of freedom under Trump? Or a feminine dictatorship under Clinton? Tomorrow you decide. Weigh your options and choose accordingly. There won’t be a “door number three.” Pick your poison and live with the consequences. Or bury your head in the sand and get Hillary as your Queen. It’s up to you.
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