There are a lot of Christian leaders who sold their vote for a bowl of lentils this election because they refused to heed the Word of God. They would rather listen to pundits speak pragmatism into their ears, and settle for the lesser of two evils than to actually live by faith and have no fellowship with darkness. I pray that this humiliation humbles them and that they seek refuge in the Word.
Then there were a handful of Christian leaders whom we should take note of for their courage, wisdom, and faithfulness. Among them are Douglas Wilson, Steve Deace, and Professor Robert P. George. There were dozens of others but these were quite vocal in their position.
Professor George wrote the following, “Time & again I said: Trump will shame those who link themselves to him, tainting worthy organizations they lead and noble causes they serve.”
I am not sickened by Donald Trump, he has lived down to my earlier expectations. And I’ve been in locker rooms and some guys do talk like that, but even they wouldn’t be dumb enough or so arrogant that they talk like that in front of a reporter. But then again, I wouldn’t want them to be POTUS either.
What truly sickens me are the people of faith who have supported and are still supporting a man like Donald Trump or a woman like Hillary Clinton. Both sides seem more than willing to leave their faith, their Biblical understanding, and their discernment on the shelf, as they scurry to find advantage near the Egyptian chariots.
It’s truly painful to witness good men and women who have stood faithfully in the past, prostrate themselves in front of pragmatism and undo, in some cases, a life’s work in one election cycle.
Is there anything more pathetic than a man or a woman who has made their livelihood telling us that character matters but who now tells us that character doesn’t mean a thing if only a person says the right thing about our prescribed set of idols, I mean issues?
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