If you know me outside of this blog at all, you’ll know that I love politics. This time of year is one of my favorite times – everyone is getting excited about the future election, watching the debates, having discussions (heated discussions, my favorite, because…I love debating.) about the candidates, etc. I am very vocal about who I support. And, before I begin this post, I will say that I have two candidates in mind that I would love to win. I did attend a Donald Trump rally, and he won me over. He is my first pick. Now, before you criticize me for supporting him, allow me to explain why. I believe Jerry Falwell Jr. put it the best. You can read the whole post on why Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed Donald Trump here, but I’m going to drop a few quotes down below to make my own point.
“Over two decades of struggles, Liberty eventually moved from the edge of bankruptcy to become the most successful and prosperous Christian university in the world. I believe the United States is now where Liberty University was in the early 1990s, and we need an experienced businessman who has bought troubled companies and turned them around, sometimes through bankruptcy laws.
Liberty never had to file bankruptcy, thanks to God’s blessings, but we did go through tough times and painful debt restructuring in the 1990s. I believe the United States is very sick financially and might not survive another four years of Obama-style leadership.”
My first point is this – America is in a very bad place. We are a very sick country, and we need someone who knows how to handle business, and money. We need someone with experience, someone who knows how to get America to rise out of this debt that we’re in and help us become the country we were years ago before politicians ruined it. Is Donald Trump the best business man in the world? No, but I do believe that he is the best one currently running for office.
“I do not believe, however, that when Jesus said “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s” that he meant we should elect only someone who would make a good Sunday School teacher or pastor. When we step into our role as citizens, we need to elect the most experienced and capable leaders.
As I said, Jimmy Carter is a great Sunday School teacher but the divorced and remarried Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan saved this nation when it was in nearly the same condition as it is today.
Jesus said “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” Let’s stop trying to choose the political leaders who we believe are the most godly because, in reality, only God knows people’s hearts. You and I don’t, and we are all sinners.”
If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you may have seen my long post about why I am supporting Donald Trump – if not, I will say a few little things, then move on to the actual post. First off, do I believe that Trump is a true Christian? Only God knows, but I highly doubt it. Donald Trump has a few characteristics that I dislike strongly. He has a foul mouth, a history that is obviously not all rainbows and sunshine. But Trump is the only one that I believe has the courage to stand up to people and say enough is enough. Despite what the media says about him, he is kind. I saw it for myself at the rally. I’ve seen what the media hides. I’ve heard people’s stories of him helping them come out of a bad place in life. I’ve seen the stories that the media doesn’t want out. Regardless of Mr. Trump’s bad qualities, he has a lot of good ones that could help this country. He is pro-life (and yes, I realize that he has not always been pro-life, but I was also not always a Christian. Let us not judge, and remember that everyone is capable of change. He has been pro-life for years.) he is standing up for Christian’s, and standing up for this country, our veterans, our people.
The second candidate that I currently like is Marco Rubio – you may have expected me to say what the majority of people I know are saying, Cruz, and he is my third pick, but Rubio won me over in the last debate. I love his stance on life and abortion, and I truly believe he’s a good man of God. I won’t go as in-depth on him for the sake of this post, but if you’d like to discuss it with me, feel free to comment here or strike up a conversation on other social media sites. I’d be happy to talk with you!
Dear Christian’s Who Are Supporting Bernie Sanders,
1.) Bernie Sanders fights for LGBT Equality. Christian’s, we know God’s stance on homosexuality. We know that Christ loves everyone, despite their sin, but repentance is necessary. We know that this “equality” is not Biblical. Let me list some of his plans.
Veto any legislation that purports to “protect” religious liberty at the expense of others’ rights.
Remind you of anything? Perhaps the cake makers who went through so much persecution because they didn’t feel comfortable baking for a homosexual wedding? It is not Christ-like to be rude or bully these people, but we should be allowed to stand our ground in cases such as these. He is removing our religious liberty, one step at a time. This may not seem like a huge deal now, but if he is already planning on removing this religious liberty, mark my words, he will want to remove more.
Require police departments to adopt policies to ensure fairer interactions with transgender people, especially transgender women of color who are often targeted by police unfairly, and institute training programs to promote compliance with fair policies. Let me start by saying this – there are indeed bad policemen and bad policewomen. There is no excuse for police to attack someone without a reason behind it, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. I am not saying that police have that right. But this is another step into making our generation dislike the police even more. We focus on the bad police, and there are few, and we are creating a society that dislikes police. Let the police do their job.
2.) Bernie Sanders and his free things.
You look at this from a distance, and you’ll like this idea. Personally, I see the appeal. As someone who would love to attend college but am cautious about it because of money, it would be nice. Cheap college education? That’s not bad! But think about it this way – who is going to be paying for this stuff? Is America really prepared to pay for these things? We are creating an entitled generation. This generation already wants things handed for them on a silver platter, and I’m sorry, but it’s ridiculous. Remember this, there is nothing in life that ever comes truly free, not worldly things. Here’s a post about why free college is a bad thing. I’ll quote some parts below.
“Sanders framed the need for free public college by saying that, “in a global economy, when our young people are competing with workers from around the world, we have got to have the best educated workforce possible. And, that means that we have got to make college affordable.”
While these goals are the right ones, the reality is that free public college would make it harder to achieve them. Part of the concern relates to how best to use government funds. The idea would cost $70 billion per year, more than twice what the federal government spends on Pell grants. And much of that money would provide a free education to students whose families can already afford it.
But even more important than how much we spend and who we spend it on, we should ask ourselves what impact free public college would have on the delivery system of higher education. That is, would free college make higher education more efficient, more innovative and higher quality?”
These free things will only ruin our other colleges, and make our generation more entitled, and our country will go further in debt.
3.) Bernie Sanders and Immigration.
I’ll be honest – I am a fan of Trump’s idea of creating a wall. I’m not racist, nor do I believe that all immigrants are evil or out to kill us, but there have been a lot of terrible things happen because we are not being careful with our immigrants. Liberals want gun control, and to make sure it’s difficult for people to purchase guns, but they don’t care about making sure the people coming into our country are going to be safe for this country. Bernie, most likely, is going to end up doing nothing or close to it to protect this country from the immigrants, and if we don’t watch it, we are going to be just as bad as the places they are fleeing from. I’m all for people being able to come here, but they need to do it legally, so that we can make sure our country stays safe. We need to worry more about our people.
4.) Bernie Sanders supports Abortion.
Here’s a big one, Christian’s. Even if you shrugged off immigration and free college education, and think his ideas are good. Here is one reason, one big reason, why a Christian should not support Bernie. Bernie Sanders supports abortion. Read a few things from his website, about things like abortion, Planned Parenthood, and so on.
“We are not going back to the days when women had to risk their lives to end an unwanted pregnancy. The decision about abortion must remain a decision for the woman and her doctor to make, not the government.
We are not going to allow the extreme right-wing to defund Planned Parenthood, we are going to expand it. Planned Parenthood provides vital healthcare services for millions of women, who rely on its clinics every year for affordable, quality health care services including cancer prevention, STI and HIV testing and general primary health care services. The current attempt to malign Planned Parenthood is part of a long-term smear campaign by people who want to deny women in this country the right to control their own bodies.”
First off, Planned Parenthood should be a huge enemy for Christian’s. I’m sure most of you saw the videos about Planned Parenthood and their abortions. If you haven’t, check them out. Bernie Sanders wants to expand PP and make them even more powerful. Of course, women need help with things like cancer prevention and so on, but look at the stats for PP and see how many abortions they do vs. how much they do for women who need help because of their health. Abortion is, by far, their money maker. And don’t think that they don’t push abortions, because they do. Bernie has absolutely no love or kindness towards the unborn. He believes that they are simply removable objects, unimportant.
“Sen. Sanders has consistently fought against Republican attacks on the fundamental rights of women to control their own bodies. As president, Sen. Sanders would expand, not cut, funding for Planned Parenthood, the Title X family planning program, and other initiatives that protect women’s health, access to contraception, and the availability of a safe and legal abortion.”
Ask yourself this – do you think God would want a man like Bernie Sanders in office? Do you think He would support his stances? You can ask yourself this question, because it’s not my call to find a perfect candidate, or make decisions for you. And if you still choose to support him, I respect that. Not candidate is perfect, not Trump, not Rubio, not Cruz, not Bernie, (definitely) not Hillary. God probably wouldn’t drop down and hand-pick any of them. But we have to go for the lesser of evils, and as Christian’s, we definitely shouldn’t be supporting a man who’s stances go so against Christ. We have Christian’s ridiculing Trump for misquoting a Bible verse, yet a lot of those same people couldn’t care less than Bernie, a man who is obviously not born-again, quoted and twisted Bible verses several times to fit his agenda.
Before I end this post, let’s talk Bible. Because I’ve talked a lot about political things.
Jude 1:7 – Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Romans 1:27 – And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.
Do any of these verses make you think that God would be happy about having a man in office that supports homosexuality with no concern of Him? Let’s remember Sodom and Gomorrha. America is getting closer and closer to being that way.
Exodus 20:13 – Thou shalt not kill. (do those babies not have heartbeats? Life?)
Psalms 127:3 – Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward. (would God want us to end His heritage? His reward?)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
Even before I was born, God had chosen me to be His.
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb… Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.
—Psalm 139:13, 16
Your hands shaped me and made me… Did You not clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life.
This is what the Lord says—He who made you, who formed you in the womb
My question for you all – Do you really want free education (which, I remind you, will not be free in the long run.) so badly that you will vote for a man who wants to abort more children, and go against God? Regardless of your opinions on who I support, I beg of you. Think twice about voting for Bernie Sanders. Make sure you do your research, don’t just listen to the media, or myself.