I made a touch upon our each day radio program just lately that Christians needs to be very grateful that Donald Trump was elected president of the US and never Hillary Clinton. The Democratic Social gathering of yesteryear, fabricated from patriotic Individuals who simply had coverage variations with the Republican Social gathering, is gone endlessly. The Democrats have spent the previous 4 a long time or so evolving into a celebration that now works towards nearly the whole lot our nation was constructed upon. The Bible. The Structure. The household. The free-enterprise system. I might give numerous examples of this hostility, however I don’t have sufficient area right here.
This isn’t to say the Republican Social gathering has all the time defended these establishments. However usually talking, it has. That’s the reason the overwhelming majority of Christians vote Republican. Earlier than 1980, Christians voted for each Democrats and Republicans.
President Trump, whereas working within the GOP major, reached out to the Christian neighborhood to attempt to higher perceive who we had been and what we needed to see in a presidential candidate. I do know that for a truth. Initially I used to be skeptical of his sincerity. Some would say it was a political transfer, since he knew he couldn’t win the GOP nomination if he didn’t have a major proportion of the evangelical vote.
So maybe it was a calculated transfer on Trump’s half—however so what? Republicans and Democrats each pander to teams on a regular basis. However right this moment, Christians alone will not be a big sufficient voting bloc to elect a presidential candidate by themselves. However Trump needed to be our good friend and he stood for lots of the identical issues we stood for.
Sure, he was a flawed man who had a playboy repute, and he had no actual Christian testimony aside from talking fondly of his mom taking him to the Presbyterian Church when he was younger. However nonetheless, he was not embarrassed to be seen with or stand with “the evangelicals,” as he known as us. (I joked with a few of my pals throughout the marketing campaign that Mr. Trump didn’t know sufficient to know that we conservative Christians are thought-about “unclean” by the elites. Severe presidential candidates will not be purported to be seen in public with us.)
In hindsight, it was in all probability a blessing that Mr. Trump didn’t get that, and it was additionally a blessing that if he did—he didn’t care. He was going with what he believed, and he was going to take heed to whoever needed to hitch him.
One of many causes President Trump has taken unrelenting, incoming fireplace from the liberal elites—even earlier than he was sworn in—is exactly as a result of he’s not ashamed of the Bible, the Structure, the household and the free enterprise system.
Sure, I perceive what I simply stated is open to mockery. It goes one thing like this: “So the president of the American Household Affiliation helps a person who has been married 3 times and has lived a playboy life-style. What a joke.”
I’ve to say, I did wrestle with this stuff. Nonetheless, I didn’t consider him to be the identical man he was prior to now. I assumed he was an “old-fashioned patriot” who noticed what the progressives and the globalists had been doing to our nation and needed to cease it. However in the long run, it was Trump or Clinton who would take over essentially the most highly effective workplace within the free world. Did I would like somebody who needed to be our good friend or somebody who thought-about us to be deplorable and who represented a political get together bent on the destruction of our nation (as we have now recognized it) and the criminalization of Christianity? There was no third possibility.
I’ve been considerably hesitant to state issues in such a dramatic style. However I’ve been on this tradition battle daily since 1986. The political progressives on this nation are secular humanists. They’ve taken over one of many two main political events in America. They’ve open disdain and in some circumstances hatred for the God of the Bible, His morals, values and His individuals. That is changing into extra obvious. The trail they’re going down will result in the persecution of Christians. Even bodily persecution.
Does President Trump all the time exhibit the fruits of the spirit? No. Are there tweets he sends out every so often that I want he wouldn’t ship? Sure. However what? The person is combating these similar individuals who need to destroy our nation and who need to wreck our lives except we bow the knee to Baal. And they’re vicious and they’re ruthless. They usually, the God-haters, are after President Trump as a result of in lots of respects—politically talking—to them he represents us.
We have to pray for President Trump—daily.
Tim Wildmon is president of American Household Affiliation, a pro-family advocacy group with over two million on-line supporters and roughly 150,000 subscribers to its month-to-month publication. Wildmon co-hosts “At present’s Points” on the American Household Radio community, which consists of almost 200 radio stations throughout the nation.