This is not 1980 and it's not a normal election cycle. There is some serious stuff at stake here as I'm sure you would agree. It never ceases to amaze me how the subject of the Unborn in the womb is not more of a focus. This is not just rhetoric in a normal election where mud slinging is ever present. There are Supreme Court Justices at stake here as you also know. There is media bias and one-sided lies that are so glaring it is frightening. It's frightening they are getting away with it all. I'm horrified by attitudes. I'm horrified by passivity and stubborn pride of some voters. Do some not see or care what the next years will hold for us?
Yes, pray. Pray like your very lives depend on it. Pray like little innocent baby's lives depend on it. Act like innocent baby's lives and others' lives depend on it. Because they do.
As my husband shares, you can pray, and then vote like it matters.
Following is an excellent article by Mr. Eric Metaxas. I heard about this article while listening to Eric Metaxas as a guest on the Laura Ingraham radio program. As I listened to Mr. Metaxas I wanted to jump up on my chair and yell...
Suddenly the scene with Gregory Peck playing Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird came to mind as Atticus fought for Tom Robinson's life in the courtroom, pleading to the jury...
In the name of God...Do your duty.
Should Christians Vote for Trump? by Eric Metaxas:
"This question should hardly require an essay, but let’s face it: We’re living in strange times. America is in trouble. Over this past year many of Donald Trump’s
comments have made me almost literally hopping mad. The hot-mic
comments from 2005 are especially horrifying. Can there be any question
we should denounce them with flailing arms and screeching volume? I must
not hang out in the right locker rooms, because if anyone I know said
such things I might assault him physically (and repent later). So yes,
many see these comments as a deal breaker.
But we have a very
knotty and larger problem. What if the other candidate also has deal
breakers? Even a whole deplorable basketful? Suddenly things become
horribly awkward. Would God want me simply not to vote? Is that a
if not pulling the lever for Mr. Trump effectively means electing
someone who has actively enabled sexual predation in her husband
before—and while—he was president? Won’t God hold me responsible for
that? What if she defended a man who raped a 12-year-old and in
recalling the case laughed about getting away with it? Will I be excused
from letting this person become president? What if she used her
position as secretary of state to funnel hundreds of millions into her
own foundation, much of it from nations that treat women and gay people
worse than dogs? Since these things are true, can I escape
responsibility for them by simply not voting?
Many say they
won’t vote because choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing
evil. But this is sophistry. Neither candidate is pure evil. They are
human beings. We cannot escape the uncomfortable obligation to soberly
choose between them. Not voting—or voting for a third candidate who
cannot win—is a rationalization designed more than anything to assuage
our consciences. Yet people in America and abroad depend on voters to
make this very difficult choice.
Children in the Middle East are
forced to watch their fathers drowned in cages by ISIS. Kids in
inner-city America are condemned to lives of poverty, hopelessness and
increasing violence. Shall we sit on our hands and simply trust “the
least of these” to God, as though that were our only option? Don’t we
have an obligation to them?
Two heroes about whom I’ve written faced similar difficulties. William Wilberforce,
who ended the slave trade in the British Empire, often worked with
other parliamentarians he knew to be vile and immoral in their personal
Why did he? First, because as a sincere Christian he knew
he must extend grace and forgiveness to others, since he desperately
needed them himself. Second, because he knew the main issue was not his
moral purity, nor the moral impurity of his colleagues, but rather the
injustices and horrors suffered by the African slaves whose cause he
championed. He knew that before God his first obligation was to them,
and he must do what he could to help them.
The anti-Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer
also did things most Christians of his day were disgusted by. He most
infamously joined a plot to kill the head of his government. He was
horrified by it, but he did it nonetheless because he knew that to stay
“morally pure” would allow the murder of millions to continue. Doing
nothing or merely “praying” was not an option. He understood that God
was merciful, and that even if his actions were wrong, God saw his heart
and could forgive him. But he knew he must act.
and Bonhoeffer knew it was an audience of One to whom they would
ultimately answer. And He asks, “What did you do to the least of these?”
It’s a fact that if Hillary Clinton
is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values
the Constitution—and the genuine liberty and self-government for which
millions have died—is gone. Not for four years, or eight, but forever.
Many say Mr. Trump can’t be trusted to deliver on this score, but Mrs.
Clinton certainly can be trusted in the opposite direction. For our kids
and grandkids, are we not obliged to take our best shot at this? Shall
we sit on our hands and refuse to choose?
flouting the rules by having a private server endangered American lives
and secrets and may lead to more deaths, if she cynically deleted
thousands of emails, and if her foreign-policy judgment led to the rise
of Islamic State, won’t refusing to vote make me responsible for those
suffering as a result of these things? How do I squirm out of this
horrific conundrum? It’s unavoidable: We who can vote must answer to God
for these people, whom He loves. We are indeed our brothers’ and
We would be responsible for passively electing
someone who champions the abomination of partial-birth abortion,
someone who is celebrated by an organization that sells baby parts. We
already live in a country where judges force bakers, florists and
photographers to violate their consciences and faith—and Mrs. Clinton
has zealously ratified this. If we believe this ends with bakers and
photographers, we are horribly mistaken. No matter your faith or lack of
faith, this statist view of America will dramatically affect you and
For many of us, this is very painful, pulling the
lever for someone many think odious. But please consider this: A vote
for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It
is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this
election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless."
Metaxas, host of the nationally syndicated “Eric Metaxas Show,” is the
author of “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American
Liberty” (Viking, 2016).
Thank you Mr. Metaxas, your common sense and clear thinking coupled with godly logic is refreshing. Eric
Metaxas is an excellent Christian who also wrote a most compelling book on Dietrich Boenhoffer during the time of Hitler.
And another excellent must-read link:
A statement by Louie Gohmert
I'll close with this quote:
"A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump
himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of
this election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless." Eric Metaxas
Pray Hard. Vote for Life. Do not grow weary!
Photos excluding video by Robert Stock.