October 17, 2016

Dear Esther,

My wife and I have two young children We are very concerned that if Hillary Clinton wins the election many of our freedoms will be taken away, and her promise of high tax increases on the middle class will ruin us. I know as Christians we are not to be afraid but we have read a lot about this woman and listened to her doubletalk and she is frightening.

It seems that the entire media are constantly covering up for her lies to the point that nothing can be believed anymore. I can see that they are making up terrible lies and exaggerations against her opponent and they have no shame.

I know Hillary Clinton wants to let into our country more people from all over the world who will contribute nothing, but get on the taxpayer dole. This will ruin our economy even more and place our families at great risk. Our country is becoming more dangerous by the day. Nothing makes sense anymore.

I know Donald Trump has many flaws but my wife and I have watched him in many of his rallies and like him despite his flaws. Flaws that are often blown out of proportion by those who want to destroy him and our country. I fear for my little girls and for my wife.

I believe that Trump is for the American people. Hillary Clinton is a sell-out and has no concern for Americans, only for herself and her open borders agenda. If I didn’t know that the Antichrist will be a man, I would think that she is the Antichrist. She and her husband and Obama are the most lawless power hungry criminal politicians I have ever seen.

I think Trump is so hated by the establishment media and government because he really loves this country, and is not going along with the globalists. I think if he wins the election he will go after the criminals in the government and elsewhere who use hard working Americans to get rich while we get poorer.

I think too many people forget that in the Bible, God used some men that were far from perfect to accomplish many good things. King Cyrus did a lot of good.

I am hoping you will share my letter with your readers just to get this message circulating. I want to protect my family, and sometimes it seems that so many things are stacked against good honest people — that there is little hope for the future. I am afraid we are going to lose our county.

I am hearing that some Christians will not vote, for either “evil” but I don’t think they understand the serious trouble our country is in. This election will determine so many things for America’s future. The future Supreme Court appointees alone could make or break our nation.

I think if Hillary Clinton gets into the White House we will reach a point of no return. But I can’t seem to make some of my Christian friends understand that. They think this is just another election.

Thank you for reading this and for your time. My wife and I read your column every week and really look forward to it.

Matt

Dear Matt,

Your great concern for our country and your family is heartfelt. Many people are feeling the same as what you describe. Each day we are learning that the criminal Clinton lying/money machine has surrogates everywhere and will stop at nothing to gain total power. The corruption is so widespread and deep it is hard to believe. But Jesus said it would be this way the closer we get to His return.

As believers, the worst thing we can do is sit back and do nothing. We must vote to STOP Hillary Clinton. I think she would be like Obama on steroids and even much worse. Trump is not a perfect candidate but I agree that he loves this country. The globalists have made a lot of headway with the Obama presidency, and they seek to end American sovereignty with a Clinton presidency.

We must vote and point out the dangers we face to others who don’t get it. That is how you can bring some peace into your life and add a glimmer of hope to your future. The election is not about Trump. It is about trying to save our country from going further into the dark ideology of those who are enemies of the Cross and enemies of the principles implemented by our Founding Fathers.

I expect the criminal Clinton lying/money machine will continue to manufacture outrageous lies every day to try to get people to not vote for Trump. They know that conservatives will not vote for Hillary, so they are working to get people to stay home and not vote at all. They want to discourage us and make us think that Trump does not have a chance.

Nothing the media says can be trusted. They will say and do anything to try to destroy Trump and others who oppose their despotic agendas, and that includes Christians and conservatives of all faiths.

Trump has stirred up a hornet’s nest and the guilty are going wild trying to stop him. Now Hillary and her accomplices are trying to turn Donald Trump into a Bill Clinton styled sexual predator with their obvious lies and misinformation. These are very dishonest evil people. Disgraceful.

At least there are some conservative media outlets people can go to for real news, but the general population is being brainwashed against the only candidate that could give this nation some hope and stop the train wreck of globalism, or at least slow it down. Even if some people don’t like Trump, they should at least vote to STOP Hillary and the inevitable tyranny that she will inflict upon the American people (and others).

Obama is already smooth talking about having only three news out lets people can “trust” and eliminating all other “wild west” sources. Sounds like massive censorship to me.

The stark reality is this: We have two candidates. One of them will become president.

One will destroy the sovereignty of this country and our way of life, and the other will at least fight against those who want to take way our God-given rights of freedom and prosperity by rekindling conservative leaning American values and preserve what is left of them.

Not voting is a vote for Hillary and a tyrannical one world government. A Clinton presidency will make the Obama years look conservative. The stakes have never been higher. But Matt, you understand this. How to convince others of these dynamics can be challenging.

We must all be in prayer. We must pray for protection, wisdom and courage. Pray for a miracle. And as Scripture teaches, equip ourselves daily with God’s armor so we can withstand the evil all around us

We know that Scripture teaches there will be an overt one-world-government but that does not mean we should idly sit by and be holier than thou and forget that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Never before have these Scriptures been more true in relation to our current state of affairs:

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians 6:10-19).

“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:3-5).

“…according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2b).

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44).

It is as if all the demons from the Abyss are entrenched in the media, government and all throughout most aspects of society. Their web of lies, misinformation and confusion is increasing daily. Low information citizens are the perfect target for the propaganda that is being spewed.

No part of our society is unaffected by the “progressive” (socialist/communist/fascist) ideology attempting to take over our American way of life. Group think is a cancerous problem which the enemies of God use to dumb-down willing and “useful idiots.” That phrase was used by Lenin and Stalin to describe sympathizers in the West who blindly supported Communist leaders. What foresight they had.

Matt, thank you very much for your letter. I am sure it will bless our readers. We must trust the Lord in all things. Regardless of what happens, He is always with us and will guide us through whatever comes our way.

I am including an article with an excellent message recently published in the Canada Freepress (October 11, 2016) regarding the voting issue, especially addressing Christians.

Share it with others and never ever give up. And above all, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

God bless you for your faithfulness,

Esther

What Is a Committed Christian to Do in This Election?
By A. Dru Kristenev

There is no doubt that this small voice from an independent Christian missionary, a woman, will encounter criticism for what follows.

Eight years ago, a phenomenal legal researcher and I did everything in our power to unveil the Obama persona as a change artist whose concept of change was to dismantle our Founders’ legacy and the American dream.

The novel Gold Baron wove facts into a portentous tale that has since seen basic fulfillment as that deconstruction has come to pass. If the rest of the country hasn’t learned a lesson, I did.

And it’s clear that we’ve already reached a crossroads that, should we travel the wrong path with Hillary, there will be no return. The floodwaters of political correctness that have already overwhelmed secular society will have washed out the road behind us.

So what us a committed Christian to do?

Never a real fan of Donald Trump, I am an ultra conservative, registered independent who decided to sign-up as a Republican in order to vote for Ted Cruz in the primaries. As a result of those primaries and the convention, it’s been essential to come to grips with who tops the ticket.

It wasn’t an easy decision, but fully understanding exactly what Hillary represents, her profiteering from state secrets and that her continuation of Obama’s destructive agenda must be immobilized, I resolved to support the Republican nominee.

Revelations of Trump’s past vulgarities (which weren’t really revelatory to those who’ve watched him throughout the campaign) are giving Christians fits… but they shouldn’t.

What, you say? How can someone who calls oneself a missionary—in fact, a person who runs a Christian ministry—make such a comment? Is there no moral compass? Obviously [I] Kristenev has lost her way.

No, after long consideration and working with so many individuals whose stories are litanies of everything done wrong before finding what, or rather Who is right, Christ’s guidance was forthcoming.

Scripture is full of individuals who lied, cheated, even murdered before God stepped in and changed their lives and their legacies. It’s clear that the Lord also used the godless to bring about great works of benefit to His people.

Any person who spends time in the Word will immediately have names pop into his or her head that answer these descriptions, halting the necessity to recall them here. But the rationale for dealing with the current state of the election goes further than that.

All too often, I hear judgmentalism from Christians that, frankly, undermines the core of the Faith. It negates how heart changes occur and, in some cases, recognizing someone is capable of it.

For those who work with addicts, philanderers and felons whose lives have been turned around so completely by Christ, such a one-eighty (“repentance” for those who prefer religious terminology) is a wonder to behold.

Interestingly, it isn’t understood unless having personally experienced what Christ told Nicodemus, that “a man be born again” (John 3:3).

What has come from some Conservatives and Republicans has been harsher than that from the left who have no respect for truth, faith or morality.

The unforgiving judgment has excluded any thought of redemption by dredging up every ill-considered remark Donald Trump has ever made. Believe me, some of the doozies were a true struggle to surmount but I look to Christ and His example as inspiration.

Jesus was reviled for consorting with sinners—tax collectors, adulterers, prostitutes, diseased and unclean—as being beneath him and unredeemable. (Where have I heard that lately?) He knew something the religious leaders didn’t, that if He could touch their spirit with God’s love and forgiveness they could change, and many did, from Zacchaeus, a publican, to Nicodemus, a Pharisee (Luke 19:1-10).

What is most troubling in the denunciation of Trump is the assumption that there has been no swerving of his spirit over the years, and perhaps the last months.

Anyone who has undergone a heart change knows that the actual transformation comes over time, the “old man” isn’t overcome by the “new creation” overnight.

Christians are all a work in progress and, as such, maybe we should recognize that “work” in others.

Nowhere will I condone what has been said, some things vile and reprehensible in speaking of other candidates or individuals. But, from what has been seen, why rule out the possibility of someone beginning a transformational journey that can be encouraged?

What purpose does venting disapproval serve? If down-ticket candidates believe that knee-jerk reaction to an 11-year-old recording is helping their cause with committed Christians, it does not. It shows them to be engrossed with personal pettiness that may spill this nation’s very lifeblood.

For those who expect Christ’s imminent return to exempt them from having to take a stand, be reminded that it didn’t occur to stop the genocide of the Armenians, the carnage of WWI, the Holocaust or any number of atrocities throughout millennia. God works through believers not around or in spite of them.

If Christ can sit down to dine with the greatest thief in Jericho, then it stands to reason that I can weigh the circumstances according to which presidential candidate sees America as a beacon of light or a curse on the planet. The benefit of the doubt and encouragement needs must go to the Republican ticket instead of expending a vote on another judgmental independent.

Christians are not called to pride and self-righteousness, the sin of the Pharisees that brought Jerusalem to destruction in 70 AD, but to examine our own past missteps and indiscretions before condemning someone for theirs.

“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:2-4)