What I am voting for November 3, 2020.
First, I would like to address two constant comments I hear about President Trump, especially from Christians.
#1 He is arrogant and brash.
#2 He has had an immoral past.
#1 The last time I checked everyone of us have an ego problem. As our son Seth says, we just wear pride differently. Some of us are better at hiding it then others☺! Trump is not so good at hiding it, but that does not define his whole character, just as my pride and arrogance does not define all of my attributes. The reality is, according to the Scripture, we are all floating in the same boat of sin. 10 “As it is written (from Psalm 14): “There is no one righteous, not even one;” – Romans 3:10 NIV
#2 Trump has an immoral past, yes, but as far as we know he is not practicing such behavior now. Also, there is a good indication that Mike Pence and Pastor Jeffers have influenced him greatly to the point that he identifies himself not as presbyterian, but one who aligns himself with non-denominational churches. The most crucial message we ought to hear about his immorality is that there is forgiveness in Christ when there is repentance and all people deserve a second chance. The most redemptive “but” in the bible is found in 1 Corinthians 6:11. After listing horrific sins that the people of Corinth had committed being identified by their sins Paul says, 11 “And that is what some of you were. BUT you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” The Christian community champions forgiveness on every front… how about extending that to our President?
Here is what I am voting for in this coming election. I am providing only a few of Scriptures in support of each of these positions.
1. I’m voting for the First Amendment and freedom of speech.
“18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” — Act 4:18-20 NIV
2. I’m voting for the Second Amendment and my right to defend my life and my family.
“2 If a thief is caught in the act of breaking into a house and is struck and killed in the process, the person who killed the thief is not guilty of murder.” – Exodus 22:2 NLT. This verse, along with others, was the motivation of our Founding Fathers to give us the 2nd Amendment.
3. I’m voting for the next Supreme Court Justice(s) to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“26 Then I will give you good judges again and wise counselors (lawyers) like you used to have. Then Jerusalem will again be called the Home of Justice and the Faithful City.” – Isaiah 1:26 NLT
4. I’m voting for the continued growth of my retirement 401K and the stock market.
“22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.” – Proverbs 13:22 NLT
5. I’m voting for a return of our troops from foreign countries and the end to America’s involvement in foreign conflicts.
“31 Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? 32 And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away.” – Luke 14:31-32 NLT
6. I’m voting for the Electoral College and for the Republic in which we live.
“21 But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten.” – Exodus 18:21 NLT
7. I’m voting for the Police to be respected once again and to ensure Law & Order.
“4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. …” Romans 13:4, 7-14 NLT
8. I’m voting for the continued appointment of Federal Judges who respect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“25 He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 26 They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.” – Exodus 18:25-26 NIV
9. I’m voting for our jobs to remain in America and not be outsourced all over again to China, Mexico, and other foreign countries.
“25 During Solomon’s lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, lived in safety, everyone under their own vine and under their own fig tree.” – 1 Kings 4:25 NIV
9. I’m voting for secure borders and legal immigration.
“4 Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken. – Micah 4:4 NIV
10. I’m voting for the Military & the Veterans who fought for this Country to give the American people their freedoms.
“1 A psalm of David. Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.” – Psalm 144:1 NLT
11. I’m voting for the unborn babies that have a right to live.
“13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” – Psalm 139:13-17 NLT
12.I’m voting for continued peace progress in the Middle East.
“3 I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” – Genesis 12:3 NLT
“4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.” — Psalm 121:4 NLT
“6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.” – Psalm 122:6
13. I’m voting to fight against human/child trafficking.
“16 Kidnappers must be put to death, whether they are caught in possession of their victims or have already sold them as slaves.” – Exodus 21:16 NLT
14. I’m voting for Freedom of Religion.
“10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.” – Leviticus 25:10 NIV. This verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell.
15. I’m voting for the right to speak my opinion and not be censored.
“37 As Paul was about to be taken inside, he said to the commander, “May I have a word with you?” “Do you know Greek?” the commander asked, surprised. 38 “Aren’t you the Egyptian who led a rebellion some time ago and took 4,000 members of the Assassins out into the desert?” 39 “No,” Paul replied, “I am a Jew and a citizen of Tarsus in Cilicia, which is an important city. Please, let me talk to these people.” 40 The commander agreed, so Paul stood on the stairs and motioned to the people to be quiet. Soon a deep silence enveloped the crowd, and he addressed them in their own language, Aramaic.” Act 21:37-40 NLT
16. I’m not just voting for one person, I’m voting for the future of my Country.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
17. I’m voting for my children and my grandchildren to ensure their freedoms and their future.
“4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.” – Psalm 145:4 NLT
Sincerely in Christ,