POLITICAL PLATFORMS AND GOD. For Christians and Freedom loving Americans Only!
I have a great friend in Australia who does not believe there is a God. For 20 years we have discussed many issues and he visited in our home for the fourth time earlier this year. We primarily avoid discussing religion as I am a Christian but not with a closed mind. Explaining why I believe is difficult but in some ways but in the case of this next election it is tightly connected with “HOPE”. God may not listen to this preacher or me but we both “HOPE” he does.
Sadly our government has allowed God to be removed from most everything in recent years. It appears that millions of Americans no longer believe in or have any interest in God or they would have stopped this massive government intervention with Christianity. As a parent I failed as only two of my seven children appear to have accepted there was a God in my presence. Lack of belief has diminished faster than our race to bankruptcy. If the Demoncrats win the White House with “Hillary the Witch” as President, America will wither and die. My wife insisted on using a “W” instead of a “B” to describe Hillary.
Any American that votes for Hillary cannot be a Christian. If you think you believe, you are living a lie bigger than Hillary. She is a Communists at heart and never a Christian if you read her past and she never will be. This next election will either revive Christianity our forefathers used to design the most successful country in the history of the world or remove it from America’s future. I am no Saint, preacher, politician or wizard but I am a well-educated successful 86 year old Navy veteran, freedom loving American who has “hope” that my current 46 heirs enjoy the freedoms so many Americans died to protect from enemies. Our current government, President Obama and the “Witch” are the scariest enemy America ever faced. They are a disgrace to God and America. I pray that there are enough Christians left to win this last chance to save our Constitution and its freedoms. Trump is a leader we need to stop the self-destruction of America and our religious and other freedoms.
The below was stated by Jim Garlow (pastor of Skyline Church in California and also book author). It takes some fortitude for a pastor to step forward publicly and say what he did.
The Democratic and Republican party platforms are as different as night and day, evil vs. good. The 51 page Democratic platform is absolutely the worst ever! An anti-biblical, radical left wing pagan socialist (a socialist is a communist without a gun) would be thrilled with it.
The 54 page GOP is the best GOP platform ever. A biblically alert person could be comfortable with almost all of it. This is a BIG issue. Although some “blow off” party platforms, I do not. Nor do many people up and down the ballot who are running for office. This is a serious and very important item. I have a hard copy of both platforms in front of me now. Most who are reading this post have never checked out what the party platforms say. You should.
Analogy #1: Both candidates are flawed. We all know that. But permit me an analogy: As a pastor I would rather deal with a church attender who is blatant and brash in his sinning than one who is devious, hidden, lying, cunning, surreptitious and deceptive. Both are problematic, but one is easier to deal with than the other. If I were a pastor bringing correction to a parishioner, I would prefer dealing with a “Trump-type” any day over a “Hillary-type.” The chances of making progress with the “Trump-type” is many times greater than the “Hillary-type.”
Analogy #2: When my (late) wife’s remarkable and much loved oncologist said, “Don’t take Carol to that alternative (non FDA approved) treatment.” I asked, “Why not?” He said, “The unknown.” I said, “Doctor, your ‘known’ is much worse than the alternative treatment’s ‘unknown.'” (I took her to that alternative treatment. One year later that same oncologist went to the alternative treatment doctor to see how it was that Carol had improved so much. While this alternative treatment did not ultimately save her life, it likely stretched 2-3 years of life to six years of life – by the admission of another brilliant young oncologist who later said, “Without any medical training or scientific fact, you have put together a protocol of treatment that has moved her into the top fraction of 1% of all patients with Carol’s particular cancer). Application of the analogy: Hillary’s “known” is considerably worse – many times over – than Trump’s “unknown.”
Trump has lots of sins in his past (we all do too), and – in the present – says things he should not say. I make no attempt to defend any of the things he has said. (Note to all who might respond to this: There is no need to rehearse the wrong things he has said. We get it. He should not have thought or said them. But there is no need to rehash them here. So we won’t. If you have a psychological need to re-list them, I will simply delete them. We know them already. I am writing this with a nice smile on my face.) Although America has had some scandal ridden candidates in its history, we have NEVER seen any one major party candidate so constantly scandalous, so evil-consumed as Hillary. She exceeds ALL previous boundaries for wrong doing. (This brief post does not permit the space to list the nonstop, continuous string of horrific scandals of the Clintons. No need to list them.)
Trump is slowly being surrounded by increasingly good persons.
(NOTE: Right while I was typing this, I received a call from a man on the East Coast whom I have only met twice, but who has Trump’s ear, who told me the good things happening “behind the scenes,” in spite of some of the unprincipled things he has said.) Can these good people impact Trump? We’ll see. But that is better than the horrific, anti-scriptural persons surrounding Hillary.
Trump is right on approximately 75% of the issues. (I wish it was 100%. It is not.) I am in hopes that those beginning to surround him can help him connect the dots on more issues. Hillary is wrong on 100% of the issues.
(This might be the most important, but few will understand its significance.) Trump opposes globalism. Hillary thrives on it. Globalism is far more than “geographical” or “eliminating national borders and boundaries.” It is spiritual, that is, demonic at its core. Few – very few – understand this. THIS is the main reason why Trump is hated. Do your homework on this one. Think “principalities and powers.” Serious. Extremely serious.
Not voting is not an option, contrary to what the “purists” claim. It is not my intention to begin a “Facebook war.” I know that some radically disagree with this. My view: they have the right to be wrong. (Lighten up. I am smiling. Let’s try to stop yelling at each other. Doable?)
Voting for a third party candidate is – regardless of what is said -a complete “throw-away.” No third party candidate will be elected, or even come remotely close to being elected. And yes – that matters to me. (And the Libertarian ticket – Johnson & Weld – is nearly as bad on many issues as Hillary.)
Trump has moved pro-life. Hillary is pro-baby killing, and prides herself on that, and honoring the organization that actually traffics human parts from dead babies whom they have killed. This is below anything we have seen since Nazi Germany. The gall of Hillary. The Clintons have evaded justice for decades and likely will continue to. But they will stand before the Great White Throne. They will have to give account of their support of the ripping to shreds of babies in the womb. (For the record, those who vote for those who support the genocide of pre-borns will also have to give an account.)
Trump wants to defend the nation (which is the purpose of government). Hillary has a horrific track record as Secretary of State, and due to hundreds of millions of dollars given to her and her husband’s foundation, she is beholden to those who want us dead.
Hillary claims “everything is fine” in America. This defies every single fact, but fact has never been an interest of Hillary’s. Trump understands that it is 11:59pm on the “cultural clock.” America is near the end – morally, economically and militarily. There are very clear identifiable indicators – measurable – that America is no longer the world’s leading power. That day is over. Hillary will hasten the final destruction. Trump could either slow that down – or possibly, with God’s help – reverse it. Maybe.
Trump will address the massive government spending. Hillary will expand it – above the existing unsustainable debt the US currently is carrying (almost $20 trillion plus unfunded liabilities to Social Security, etc.).
Trump will expose – and I pray, bring down – “the systemic evil” (crony, deceitful, misuse of capitalism) that reigns among many of the K Street lobbyists. Hillary thrives because of them.
Trump will stop the massive overreach of government. Hillary will extend it.
Freedoms come in “three’s.” Political freedom, economic freedom and religious liberty coexist together. Take one away and the other two will eventually disappear. One cannot exist without the other two. The genius of America is that it had all three, until…. Trump totally grasps the loss of religious liberty (I have heard him speak on it in person). He fully knows that economic and political freedoms are evaporating. He will reverse that. Hillary will decimate all three.
Every rational person knows the Supreme Court appointments are paramount. Trump has listed 11 superb potential nominees. Hillary’s appointments would snuff out the tiny vestige of the three freedoms that are left (mentioned in the statement above).
I make no excuse for wrong doing or wrongful, hurtful words from either candidate. Candidly, I want King Jesus. He rules in my heart. And yours too, I suspect. And I want him to rule here – now. But that day is not fully manifested…yet. In the meantime, we prayerfully, carefully navigate this challenging election season, with great concern that above all, we honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every arena of our lives, including the voting booth.
That is my hope. It is yours as well.
Thanks Vicky Chau for sending me the message that really charged my battery to help get Trump elected. I hope this preachers message along with my comments are shared by any Christian that reads them. Please share this with every Christian you know. Clyde Brewer