Christians dangerously falling into Democrats’ trap of focusing on personalities instead of issues
Note: this was originally published Sat. Oct. 15
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I very much agree with Eric Metaxas' post on his blog today on the dangerous foolishness of far too many Christians regarding the Clinton vs Trump presidential race.
Metaxas writes, "You have been warned, folks... Hillary Clinton is THE enemy of Religious Liberty in America. If that doesn't scare you, you don't understand this issue. This is SERIOUS, and these are HER words."
Metaxas includes a link to a Washington Post article confirming his warning. In his crucial, must-read, Oct. 12 Wall Street Journal article, "Should Christians vote for Trump?", Mataxas wrote, "We’re living in strange times. America is in trouble." The article is sub-titled, "Trump’s behavior is odious, but Clinton has a deplorable basketful of deal breakers." That is, normal decision-making considerations have got to change this one time because of the dire situation we face.
The international, Mafia-like record and behaviour of Clinton, much of which we have reported on LifeSite in relation to our issues, and far more that is now being revealed in on-going Wikileaks releases, should cause all Christians to focus on the impending dangers to our rights, freedoms and even lives from a Clinton presidency.
And yet, far too many Christians appear to be believing the not believable, panicking media, in the face of a possible historic political, social and religious national suicide. They have fallen into the trap of almost entirely focusing on their personal disgust for the character of Donald Trump, rather than the vastly more important matter of the massive ISSUES at stake in this election - regardless of party affiliation.
John Voight, in a video, is also sounding the alarm about the tyranny that he claims a Clinton presidency will bring down upon America. (NOTE: if the 3-minute video below does not play on your device, click on the link in the preceding sentence and it will play in YouTube)
I am not a Trump supporter, but it should now be obvious to informed persons that if Marxist Saul Alinsky inspired Hillary Clinton and her gang of George Soros, the UN and other international political demagogues gain the presidency, we and the world will be, as Peter Kreeft often says, in "deep doo doo."
I also haven't seen any convincing evidence, despite all the speculations and assumptions of many Christians, that a Trump presidency could be remotely as dangerous as a Clinton presidency for life, family and faith. That is not to say that there will not also be plenty of problems from a president Trump that would require all of us to keep him well-informed and honest and restrain his excessive ego and narcissicsm.
Additionally, look at the people around each of the candidates. "People is policy" is an old saying that I have come to greatly rely upon in many of my news judgments. It has proven to be a consistent indicator of the credibility, or lack therof, and the likely future behaviour of people running for, or already in, positions of major influence. It has never failed me, as later events have repeatedly proven the initial "people is policy" assessment.
Hillary Clinton, a pathological liar, surrounds herself with thugs, sexual deviants, far leftist, chronic manipulators and liars, like herself and a good number of persons who should be arrested and charged for criminal actions or for endangering not just the United States, but other nations as well.
It astounds me that so many Christians ignore these things to their, and our, great peril.
We must trust in the power of prayer, the need to forgive, the possibility that there has been some genuine conversion in Trump, the power of grace to do more and the real possibility that the many good Christians that are playing a major role in his campaign and advising him everyday are not being useful idiots, but are instead sincerely trying to do the Lord's work with Trump.
Maybe they won't succeed, but they are at least really trying, which is much better than the defeatest response of just cursing the darkness. And we are obliged to pray and sacrifice in a big way at this time for those Christians who are part of the Trump campaign or are regularly advising the campaign, so that their efforts may be fruitful for God.
Some in the Republican establishment, which has not been a true friend of ours and which on crucial issues is in practice not all that different from the Democrats, are now actively working to sabatoge Trump. In doing so, they reveal they also care less for the welfare of the nation than maintaining control of the policital system for their own agendas, which in many ways have shockingly facilitated Democrat internationalist agendas and trashing of the Constitution.
These RINO Republicans are gravely endangering America and the world because they, too, are revealing that they can't stand such an independent outsider as Trump potentially gaining the presidency, rather than their own chosen puppet who would do their usual bidding because he "owes them".
We are in trouble folks, and as has been usual for the past several decades, it has been the Christians, especially the Catholics, who carry a heavy weight of responsibility for where we are today. They have voted Democrat, even for the evil Obama administration, for decades, regardless of the immoral deeds, not just words, and the assaults on our sacred beliefs from these wicked politicians.
And now, they may be aiding and abetting the election of a person who will likely be the greatest enemy of life, family, faith and freedom in the history of the United States, by their constant trashing of her only credible opponent and voting for Clinton or voting third party, or staying home and not voting to spite their nose to cut off their face. Maybe Trump would turn out to be a very divisive and regrettable choice, but we just don't have enough evidence yet to be certain about that. With Hillary, there is no doubt what would happen to life, family, faith and freedom.
Metaxas has something to say about the righteous "third-party" Christian voters in his Wall Street Journal article,
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?
Mataxas ends his article with a blunt warning to all of us,
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.
Folks, the issues are overwhelmingly EVERYTHING this election, not the personalities and your personal likes and dislikes or party preferences. Also, do not give your total trust to ANYTHING from the mainsteam media.
In all my years of pro-life work, I have never seen such blatant, constant, manipulations, lies, collusion and openly vicious desperation tactics from the media. They have turned into a diabolical disinformation monster contolled by George Soros and similar, new one-world-order types who clearly believe Donald Trump represents the most dangerous threat to their decades of control of America and the world and to their grand, evil plans for the immediate future.
If you are questioning who this Eric Mataxas fellow is who dares to tell you how to vote or think about the candidates in this election, I suggest you take him seriously as the impreimpressive bio below indicates.
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Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty (Viking, June 14, 2016). He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgivingand It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with a wide variety of guests, such as Tony Hale, Joseph Fiennes, Adam McKay, Dick Cavett, David Gregory, Kirsten Powers, David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, Steve Forbes, Nia Vardalos, LeCrae, Abigail Disney, Marja Mills, Mary Karr, Jason Gay, Patricia Heaton, Paul Williams, and Alexandra Wentworth Stephanopoulos. Metaxas speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders. Previous keynote speakers have included Mother Theresa, Bono, and Tony Blair. That speech and Eric’s essay on the experience were put into a book, No Pressure, Mr. President: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis.