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Early Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Election

It’s Donald Trump versus Hilary Clinton.  That is the election of 2016.  How I wish there was another option.  I believe both are the judgment of God for the United States.  Both are not conservatives.  Both are weak in many areas especially morality.  We have Trump in one corner with his womanizing and with his past of corruptions.  We have Clinton in the other corner with her lies and with her pro-murdering position on abortion (though Trump clams pro-life now, he has always been pro-murder on abortion and even now has made statements in support of Planned Parenthood).

One dear brother told me of the two he is most afraid of Hilary Clinton because the Rodham’s were once godly people who walked with Christ.  The Rodham’s came to America having been sent over here by John Wesley to spread the gospel.  In fact, Hilary Rodham claimed John Wesley as her favorite person from history until she was in college and turned liberal and made Saul Alinksy her senior thesis while attending Wellesley College.

Who is Saul Alinksy you ask?  He was a notorious radical from the 1960’s who wrote the book Rules for Radicals.  He has become the hero of the American left including both Clinton and Obama.  The #BlackLivesMatter also follows his “rules.”  Alinsky once said this:

ALINSKY: … if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell.
PLAYBOY: Why?
ALINSKY: Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I’ll start organizing the have-nots over there.
PLAYBOY: Why them?
ALINSKY: They’re my kind of people.

On June 12, 1972 Alinksy suffered a heart attack and met the God whom he hated.  He will not be leading an organization in hell.  He will be destroyed along with the devil in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).

In short, Hilary Rodham Clinton is a woman who once read the works of John Wesley and idolized him.  Whether she was ever born again, I don’t know but I do know that she knows her family history and she knows why they came to the United States and it was not to build a socialist state.  The Rodham’s came to preach the Lord Jesus to the lost souls here in the new world.  She is a woman who now hates Christianity whereas Trump is just ignorant of the gospel.

My prayer is that both Trump and Clinton would repent.  Both need the gospel.  I am praying for the rich family history of the Rodham family to awaken Hilary to the truth of the gospel.  I am praying for our leaders to repent of their wicked sins and their wicked views on many issues such as abortion, homosexuality, and that they would turn to Christ for His forgiveness.

So what will I do?  I am not a political guy.  I don’t write about politics much on this blog.  That said, I will likely either abstain from voting (which would be the first time for me since I was 18) or write in a vote.  Right now I am leaning toward writing in a vote.  I will not vote for Trump or Clinton even if that means giving the victory to Clinton (which polls point to).  I view both candidates as wicked so a wicked person will be in the White House yet again.  We are seeing the passive judgment of God as we read about in Romans 1.

The hope of the gospel is that Jesus will reign forever (Psalm 110:1).  The gospel will crush His enemies (Daniel 2:44).  I have the hope of the gospel in my soul (Romans 1:16-17) and nothing will stop the work of the gospel.  Neither a sinful President or a religious but lost Pope will stop the work of Christ.  Neither a wicked woman like Clinton or a wicked man like Trump will stop the gospel.  The gospel will go forth even if the United States turns to socialism and away from capitalism and the strong Protestant work ethic this nation was built upon.  The gospel will go forth just as it has in communist China and just as it has in Africa.  The promise of Acts 2 will not stop simply because a wicked person is in the White House.  The Lord will be glorified and sinners will repent even if the tide is turning toward wickedness with each new day here in the United States of America.

May God have mercy on the USA and send a revival and not merely here but in the entire world.  May the Lord Jesus be glorified through a revival that sees sound doctrine preached and lost souls repenting.

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

07/23/2016 at 12:25 AM

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  1. You describe a pervasive dilemma for every Christian thinking voter in the USA today. I agree with much of what you say, but I have come to a different decision. For two bottom line reasons: 1) The Supreme Court issue. I believe there is no doubt that Hillary will load as much ungodly Liberalism as possible into her Court appointments. As many conservatives have pointed out, that will change America, not just for the length of her term in office, but for the next 30 years. I believe the risk of bad court appointments by Trump is considerably less. 2.) then there is their Personal History with faith: The course of Hillary’s life has been moving from apparent full knowledge of Christianity to a full rejection of it in favor of all the worldly “benefits” she and Bill have discovered in public life. Trump on the other hand, it appears, has come from no faith to continuing in a state of no faith. So, he has not been a believer and decided to reject it, he has just never embraced it, from a position of ignorance. And, since his candidacy he has involved himself with people of faith, is listening to them, and has even incorporated some into his organization – like selecting one as his vice-presidential candidate. And there are reports of a number of additional meetings with the Christian community. So, we know that he is in a sense surrounded by Christians who have the potential of influencing him much more than Hillary. And he is doing this voluntarily, with probably mixed motives, but doing it non the less.
    No doubt a vote for either one requires a great amount of faith that God will continue his plan for our country. And the ultimate fate of the USA will not be determined by this election. I just believe, on balance, Trump is the lesser risk, for our immediate future, and more likely to open his life to God than is Hillary. And is a therefore a better choice for the conscientious voter than to guarantee a vote for Hillary who shows no sign of rejecting the pattern of her corrupt political life.
    Either way I am with you totally as you describe the future being in our Lord’s hands no matter who ends up winning the POTUS seat.

    TedandMargy Miller

    07/23/2016 at 9:24 AM


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