WOW: Well Respected Pastor UNLOADS About Trump, Do YOU Agree With Him?

Published on August 5, 2016

The DEFINITIVE List: Election 2016 Pros & Cons from a Pastor’s perspective

Moments ago on private FB messaging, I was asked “THE question”… again
regarding Trump or Hillary. I am not demanding that anyone else share my
view. But, I was asked. Here is my best attempt at a response at this

1. The Democratic and Republican party platforms are as different as
night and day, evil vs. good. The 51 page Democratic platform is absolutely
the worst ever! An anti-biblical, radical left wing pagan socialist (a
socialist is a communist without a gun) would be thrilled with it. The 54
page GOP platform is the best platform ever. A biblically alert person could be
comfortable with almost all of it. This is a BIG issue. Although some “blow
off” party platforms, I do not. Nor do many people up and down the ballot
who are running for office. This is a serious and very important item. I
have a hard copy of both platforms in front of me now. Most who are reading
this post have never checked out what the party platforms say. You should.

2. Analogy #1: Both candidates are flawed. We all know that. But
permit me an analogy: As a pastor I would rather deal with a church
attender who is blatant and brash in his sinning than one who is devious,
hidden, lying, cunning, surreptitious and deceptive. Both are problematic,
but one is easier to deal with than the other. If I were a pastor bringing
correction to a parishioner, I would prefer dealing with a “Trump-type” any
day over a “Hillary-type.” The chances of making progress with the
“Trump-type” is many times greater than the “Hillary-type.”

3. Analogy #2: When my (late) wife’s remarkable and much loved
oncologist said, “Don’t take Carol to that alternative (non FDA approved)
treatment.” I asked, “Why not?” He said, “The unknown.” I said, “Doctor,
your ‘known’ is much worse than the alternative treatment’s ‘unknown.'” (I
took her to that alternative treatment. One year later that same oncologist
went to the alternative treatment doctor to see how it was that Carol had
improved so much. While this alternative treatment did not ultimately save
her life, it likely stretched 2-3 years of life to six years of life – by
the admission of another brilliant young oncologist who later said, “Without
any medical training or scientific fact, you have put together a protocol of
treatment that has moved her into the top fraction of 1% of all patients
with Carol’s particular cancer). Application of the analogy: Hillary’s
“known” is considerably worse – many times over – than Trump’s “unknown.”

4. Trump has lots of sins in his past (we all do too), and – in the
present – says things he should not say. I make no attempt to defend any of
the things he has said. (Note to all who might respond to this: There is
no need to rehearse the wrong things he has said. We get it. He should not
have thought or said them. But there is no need to rehash them here. So we
won’t. If you have a psychological need to re-list them, I will simply
delete them. We know them already. I am writing this with a nice smile on
my face.) Although America has had some scandal ridden candidates in its
history, we have NEVER seen any one major party candidate so constantly
scandalous, so evil-consumed as Hillary. She exceeds ALL previous
boundaries for wrong doing. (This brief post does not permit the space to
list the nonstop, continuous string of horrific scandals of the Clintons.
No need to list them.)

5. Trump is slowly being surrounded by increasingly good persons.
(NOTE: Right while I was typing this, I received a call from a man on the
East Coast whom I have only met twice, but who has Trump’s ear, who told me
the good things happening “behind the scenes,” in spite of some of the
unprincipled things he has said.) Can these good people impact Trump? We’ll
see. But that is better than the horrific, anti-scriptural persons
surrounding Hillary.

6. Trump is right on approximately 75% of the issues. (I wish it was
100%. It is not.) I am in hopes that those beginning to surround him can
help him connect the dots on more issues. Hillary is wrong on 100% of the

7. (This might be the most important, but few will understand its
significance.) Trump opposes globalism. Hillary thrives on it. Globalism
is far more than “geographical” or “eliminating national borders and
boundaries.” It is spiritual, that is, demonic at it’s core. Few – very
few – understand this. THIS is the main reason why Trump is hated. Do your
homework on this one. Think “principalities and powers.” Serious.
Extremely serious.

8. Not voting is not an option, contrary to what the “purists” claim.
It is not my intention to begin a “Facebook war.” I know that some
radically disagree with this. My view: they have the right to be wrong.
(Lighten up. I am smiling. Let’s try to stop yelling at each other.

9. Voting for a third party candidate is – regardless of what is said –
a complete “throw-away.” No third party candidate will be elected, or even
come remotely close to being elected. And yes – that matters to me. (And
the Libertarian ticket – Johnson & Weld – is nearly as bad on many issues as

10. Trump has moved pro-life. Hillary is pro-baby killing, and prides
herself on that, and honoring the organization that actually traffics human
parts from dead babies whom they have killed. This is below anything we
have seen since Nazi Germany. The gall of Hillary. The Clintons have
evaded justice for decades and likely will continue to. But they will stand
before the Great White Throne. They will have to give account of their
support of the ripping to shreds of babies in the womb. (For the record,
those who vote for those who support the genocide of pre-borns will also
have to give an account.)

11. Trump wants to defend the nation (which is the purpose of
government). Hillary has a horrific track record as Secretary of State, and
due to hundreds of millions of dollars given to her and her husband’s
foundation, she is beholden to those who want us dead.

12. Hillary claims “everything is fine” in America. This defies every
single fact, but fact has never been an interest of Hillary’s. Trump
understands that it is 11:59pm on the “cultural clock.” America is near the
end – morally, economically and militarily. There are very clear
identifiable indicators – measurable – that America is no longer the world’s
leading power. That day is over. Hillary will hasten the final destruction.
Trump could either slow that down – or possibly, with God’s help – reverse
it. Maybe.

13. Trump will address the massive government spending. Hillary will
expand it – above the existing unsustainable debt the US currently is
carrying (almost $20 trillion plus unfunded liabilities to Social Security,

14. Trump will expose – and I pray, bring down – “the systemic evil”
(crony, deceitful, misuse of capitalism) that reigns among many of the K
Street lobbyists. Hillary thrives because of them.

15. Trump will stop the massive overreach of government. Hillary will
extend it.

16. Freedoms come in “three’s.” Political freedom, economic freedom and
religious liberty coexist together. Take one away and the other two will
eventually disappear. One cannot exist without the other two. The genius
of America is that it had all three, until…. Trump totally grasps the
loss of religious liberty (I have heard him speak on it in person). He
fully knows that economic and political freedoms are evaporating. He will
reverse that. Hillary will decimate all three.

17. Every rational person knows the Supreme Court appointments are
paramount. Trump has listed 11 superb potential nominees. Hillary’s
appointments would snuff out the tiny vestige of the three freedoms that are
left (mentioned in the statement above).

18. I make no excuse for wrong doing or wrongful, hurtful words from
either candidate. Candidly, I want King Jesus. He rules in my heart. And
yours too, I suspect. And I want him to rule here – now. But that day is
not fully manifested…yet. In the meantime, we prayerfully, carefully
navigate this challenging election season, with great concern that above
all, we honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every arena of our lives,
including the voting booth. That is my hope. It is yours as well.

Jim Garlow

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