Christians at the Poll, Standing in the Need of Prayer
A few things have changed for this man Trump over the last year. One has been who he’s hanging with. How many of us have said to our kids, “You become who your friends are. Choose your companions wisely.” Donald Trump has undoubtedly had some shady companions in his life. His world of commercial gods and idols attract godless folk, but he has no political cronies; he wasn’t in that world. Since entering this three-ringed circus of politics, he has chosen his new political companions carefully. He’s listening to them, observing them, he’s influenced by them. He’s learning Christianity. Whether or not he’s elected as president, Heaven will have a huge victory party over his conversion!
In today’s mass media world if you believe in God, don’t claim Atheism or other ism, you’re categorized “Christian.” A Christian believes in the Trinity, and has chosen to follow Christ’s teaching. Jesus was a Jew, so we share many values and God’s Ten Commandments with Judaism. As simple as it sounds, it requires self- discipline, self -denial, abstinence, obedience and acknowledgment of personal sin. The world is full of other fun-loving gods that require no abstinence, no self-discipline or self-denial and they fill every desire. The powerful remove reminders of God and His commandments from schools and public places and replace it with their idols and their code of unchecked behavior. They find God offensive.
Despotic political leaders as far back as Herod and as recent as Hillary Clinton, fear Christianity and jealously guard their own power. They slaughter the innocent, make it difficult for Judeo-Christian acts of mercy, and remove their symbols. They need the populace to rely on them, forget God. Read the history. That’s the first step to create a socialist power. Chip away at Christianity.
It’s no secret to anyone that our country has lost its sense of morality and many of the values that made it unique in the world. How has that happened? Manipulation of legislation for one thing, and a steady chipping away by non Judeo-Christian politicians and evil agendas. Christians who dare to be offended are labelled bigots. Trump has said if he’s elected Christianity is safe. Hillary Clinton says she intends to put Christians in their place; revoke their freedoms. Political power and commercial gods, chip away.
Donald Trump may have done us all a favor by showing us just how far our nation has strayed off the path of righteousness. An arrogant man who said “I never apologize” because he didn’t understand he’d sinned, now publicly says, “Please pray for me.” A man who was arrogant and vulgar, a sinner, is trying to come home. We’re all sinners and we’re all standing at the polls in need of prayer. We all need to come home.
Jews beat their breasts and atone. Catholics go to confession and do penance. I don’t know what the rest do, but whatever it is, they’d best get to it. The true God, whose Word made our nation of followers great, has been replaced by political gods and commercial idols. Standing at the polls, in need of prayer, we must make a stand. Pray that God will hold our nation in the palm of His hand and somehow turn us around, to use this election for His Glory. This nation needs God! We’ve sent Him packing. Now, we need to apologize, invite Him back, and atone.
It’s not unheard of for God to choose the conversion of a notable sinner to save a nation. Open your Bible to 2000 years of history. The Bible also tells what happens to nations who turn away from God and refuse to acknowledge their sin against Him. It’s all in that Book.