Many people have called or emailed me expressing their despair over the prospect of having to choose in November between the likes of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
I share their despair. To me, that would be a choice between Jezebel and a Clown.
I am particularly turned off by Donald Trump since he loudly proclaims to be a Christian. And yet, he has a mouth like a sewer, and he is in the casino business. Also, he attacks his opponents and anyone else he dislikes with vicious, demagogic rhetoric.
Max Lucado, a well known Christian writer and pastor recently denounced Trump for his off-the-wall slanderous statements. Here’s how he put it: “If he’s going to call himself a Christian one day and call someone a bimbo the next or make fun of somebody’s menstrual cycle, it’s just beyond reason to me.”
I keep telling people to wait and see. God is in charge, and many unexpected things can happen. Do you remember when Robert Kennedy won the California Democratic primary in 1968? His victory gave his campaign a great boost. But then, a few hours later he was dead.
The same thing could happen to Donald Trump, considering the hatred he has conjured up through his reckless attacks on both individuals and groups. Consider how his campaign rallies are already being assaulted by irresponsible and radical rioters.
And, of course another thing that could happen to Donald Trump is that he could shoot himself in the foot through one of his outrageous statements. It’s really amazing that has not already happened.
Hillary Clinton could be indicted, producing an open convention that could end up choosing between Joe Biden, Al Gore and a host of other persons who might be drafted. The same scenario could occur on the Republican side should Trump fall short of the needed delegates.
And either of the major candidates could come down with a serious illness.
So, in the meantime, Christians need to pray for the Lord to have mercy on our nation by providing us a choice in November that will include a decent and honest person.David Reagan: #Christians need to pray for the Lord to have mercy on our nation. #election2016 Click To Tweet
We, of course, do not deserve such a person. As a nation we have turned our back on Jesus and have thumbed our nose at God the Father and His Word.
The Bible reveals that one of the judgments God will put on a rebellious people is to give them the kind of leaders they deserve. Obama has been such a curse. But keep in mind that Judah’s worst king, Manasseh, was followed by one of the nation’s finest kings, Josiah. With a God of love, there is always hope, especially if His faithful people are praying.
But if we end up with a choice between Hillary and Trump, Christians will have to decide on their own what to do. I suspect most will end up voting for the person they consider to be the lesser evil. As for me, I could not vote for either one. I would most likely write-in the name of Franklin Graham.
But that would be my choice, and I certainly would not condemn those, like my good friend Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, who have already decided that they would cast their vote for Trump.
May the Lord have mercy on us!