Choosing Wisely :: by Bill Wilson

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump met with leaders of the Christian community  to discuss politics. From reports circulating by those in attendance, Trump did a pretty good job convincing a wide cross-section of Christian leaders that he will, in fact, stand up for Christian values if he is elected president.

In general, he is reported to have committed to choosing pro-life, conservative values driven Supreme Court justices, and working to allow Christians with government-approved 501C3s to speak openly about politics. Some came away convinced that Trump was the right presidential candidate in comparison with the presumed Democratic Party nominee, Hillary Clinton.

With the aging Supreme Court, there is a possibility that the next president could actually select up to five justices, which could establish the court’s political direction for the next 30 years. Imagine how the continuation of leftist, godless, Communist-oriented court decisions would impact our nation’s future if Hillary Clinton were able to make those selections.

I have heard many Christians criticize Trump, and many do it by just making general statements without any documentation to back them up. Trump, however, has made a commitment to appoint justices that are pro-life and values oriented. That is a differentiator that Clinton will never be able to make. For this reason alone, Trump should be seriously considered.

Trump announced a new advisory board of evangelicals. The list is an eclectic mix of people. There are those who support Israel, those who are politically active for conservative social values, those who are controversial, those who are well respected, those who are genuine nut cases, and those who are keepers of the Word of God.

This is not necessarily a group of people who will be able to turn the country around, but a    group of people who are representative of the Christian community. It is a smart move by Trump, but only a handful are part of the solution; meaning the rest have been part of  the problem (promoters of emotional, extra-biblical, self-indulgent doctrines).

Trump, unlike his Communist opponent has made some pretty straight-forward declarations. He says he is for Israel and will reverse the anti-Israel, pro-Islamic policies of the past eight years. He said he would fight to allow pastors with 501C3s to speak freely about politics.

He said he would appoint pro-life judges. He said he would stand firm on not allowing threats into our nation through open immigration. This is a good start. We know that Hillary Clinton will do none of these things.

Let us be reminded of Exodus 18:21 in choosing “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” There are only two legitimate choices with a chance to sit in the White House. The choice is not perfect. Choose wisely. No vote at all will be a  vote for Hillary.

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson