Yesterday, Philip Yancey was trending as being dumbfounded over why evangelical support Trump. It seems that all you have to do these days is say something against Trump to start trending, still, I agree with Yancey's statement, and I quote:
"I will show my own bias. I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs… That they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind. I will just say it out loud. I can understand why maybe you choose these policies that you support, but to choose a person who stands against everything that Christianity believes as the hero, the representative, one that we get behind enthusiastically is not something that I understand at all."
See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/world/1951/Philip_Yancey_US_evangelicals_should_learn_from_Europes_history_of_religion_and_power_I can understand Yancey's concern over evangelical voters who would enthusiastically support Trump, but I don't know any of these voters personally. No Christian voter I've spoken to is actually enthusiastic about supporting Trump.
Why are they doing it? Have you seen the list of candidates we have to choose from?
First, you have Hillary Clinton, a selfish, conniving, deceptive, woman who only won her candidacy because of dirty politics and not enough competition.
Secondly, there is Trump, an unprincipled man, willing to say anything to land himself free air time on the news. Someone who only won because there was too much competition.
Thirdly, you have Gary Johnson, someone who as former governor of New Mexico, was strongly opposed to Christianity, and supportive of legalizing marijuana, etc.
Then there is Jill Stein, a green party activist, who supports expanding a woman's right to "reproductive freedom," among other things.
Evan McMullin, got into the race too late to get on all the ballots and is depending on a write-in campaign in some states.
Darrell Castle is barely even in the race and has no support or energy to step up in the campaign.
With this line up I don't blame any evangelical voter for considering voting for the Republican candidate, on the basis of voting for the platform, or voting against Hillary. I also don't blame people who want to vote third party rather than vote for the criminals who won the Democratic, and Republican nominations. In the end, we all have to get along. Let us try not to judge each other too harshly.
We do have an obligation to vote, and if you can't pick a presidential candidate to get behind then at least show up to vote for Congress and the Senate. Some people forget that the presidential branch of government is the weakest branch of our government.
We should not despair over political candidates. I believe God is judging this nation, but He still loves us. He will not desert us.
Jeremiah 29:11 says"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Does anyone remember that this was spoken to the people of Jerusalem, before 70 years of exile in Babylon?