Lately a lot of people, some more forcefully, others more reticently, are searching for some explanation of either why they are going to vote for Donald Trump for President, or why they will not vote for Trump. Sure most of us are dismayed by the fact that the guy we favored was not selected as the final candidate, therefore we are now expected to vote for someone we did not care for at the beginning.
So alright, just like many of you, I had preferred Ted Cruz, who from my point of view has personal Christian principles that closely resemble my own. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with his attitude toward Donald Trump at the convention. He began to think more about himself than about the future of our country, and yes, the future of the world.
But the thing is, the American democratic process followed its natural course, and in the end most of the voters opted for Donald Trump [and in America the majority wins]. Sadly, a great number of Christian leaders supported Donald Trump from the start, and helped elect him. One might observe that this is the level to which our American Christian leaders have stooped, and we kind of have to just suck it up- – –
It seems like we are once again in the middle of choosing “the lesser of two evils”.
Some have already begun criticizing this “choice” and are encouraging people not to vote for at all. I believe that not voting at all is an act of cowardice and egotism which would be far more costly than if we just went ahead and voted for Donald Trump.
I am not going to tell anybody what they ought to do, but I know what I will do. So I will attempt to answer this question: WHY WILL I BE VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP?
But before I answer this I want you to think about a situation which will help us consider more deeply about what we will do with our vote. Keep in mind that any vote not given to Donald Trump, is a vote automatically given to his opponent. Knowing this then you realize that you have actually given your vote to Hillary. So come on and let’s be more serious and responsible than ever before about this election, because we have a vitally critical situation here!
Now, I live in Arizona. Here in our hot, sunny Sonoran Desert, to spend a full day without a drink of water is to find yourself on Death’s doorstep! Suppose for a moment that you get lost in Arizona’s desert. You are exhausted and thirsty, no water all day, and near death. While the agony of a cruel death begins to possess you, a stranger finds you and offers you his canteen of water. The water is warm and slightly murky because he filled the canteen in a muddy creek miles away, earlier in the day. He offers you this lifesaving drink. What do you do? Do you refuse it because you only drink filtered water with a lot of ice cubes, and only served in a crystal vessel, offered on a silver tray? It’s not perfect, but because it’s gonna save your life, will you drink it and stop being so fussy?
Well, at this point you do now, what under normal circumstances you ordinarily would not do.
Remember that America has been drawn down into a desperate condition, and if Hillary wins the White House, Christians will be saying “adios” to many of the religious liberties they now enjoy.
Religious freedom is the reason that I and many of you fled to the U.S.A. in the first place. We all know Hillary’s stated inclinations about religious freedom and the 1st Amendment.
You might feel that you are not sure just where Donald Trump stands, you feel that he is not perfect. But we will have a much better chance with him. At least he has never spoken against the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, but Hillary has. Let’s look at two aspects of this:
(A.) He has chosen a Christian to run as his Vice President, a man of outstanding character; look at his personal accomplishments in leading Indiana as its governor, where he proved himself as a true leader, and
(B.) He has assembled a counsel of Christian leaders (25 pastors) whose advice Donald Trump will seek, should he win the election.
So, the following four reasons are: WHY I WILL BE VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP:
1. Because America’s situation is critical, we have no other choices, and we cannot afford to lose another Presidential election!!
2. Listen. We are not choosing a pastor for our church. We are electing a President who must be the President of all the American people, not just the President of the Christians.
3. There are many instances in the Bible where God personally selected somebody, and still that person turned out to be less than perfect. Consider King Saul (Isn’t God capable of making a better choice?) Well of course God is, but He knows that we humans have a tendency to error and weakness. Just because we are very good today, it does not follow that we will be just as good tomorrow.
4. Because I now live in America with my wife, my kids, and my grand kids, it’s the least I can do for them.
I fully believe that God will have the final say-so, but each of us must do our own small part. For those of us who are too good for America, there are other places to go. But since we happen to be here, and since we all rejoice for the many years that we’ve enjoyed all kinds of the blessings we’ve enjoyed here, we clearly have a solemn moral obligation at this crossroads of history, each of us to do his part with dignity, also to continue to pray for this, our beloved United States of America, the country where many of us found refuge from the brutal oppression of Romanian communism.
May Donald Trump be strengthened and sustained by the prayers of the millions of Americans, and may he be lifted as he works for their good and for the good our country.
May God bless Donald Trump in his efforts for the people, may God bless each of you as you prepare to go out to vote, and May God bless America abundantly and forever.