The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are masterpieces of freedom and equality. But they are something else: they are the foundation of the fairest system of religious freedom in history—a system that allows me to preach the Gospel.
There are many compelling reasons to support Trump: The Supreme Court, the unborn, national defense, and of course our economy. But the plain truth is that I must support whoever is trying to protect my freedom to preach the Gospel and I must oppose those who are trying to destroy it, because, bottom line, I want to win souls.
I do not want to restrict other religions; I simply want the freedom to tell the best story mankind has ever heard. When the Gospel is proclaimed, its superiority over all other religions and philosophies becomes self-evident.
Show me proof that Trump is a threat to winning souls, and I will stop supporting him. If you could show me proof that the Democrat Party is not trying to silence the Gospel, then I would stop attacking their policies.
If you could show me that it is Trump and not the Democrats who are going after religious freedom, I would change my tactics.
If you could answer these simple questions, I would instantly alter course:
- Who regularly attacks the Bible? Who is censoring the Gospel on social media and wishes to do much more? Who has declared that preaching against sin is a hate crime? Who champions Islam and attacks Christians and Jews?
- Which party’s candidates for President proudly state they they can be Christian and at the same time live a lifestyle the Bible calls immoral?
- Who tries to put Christians out of business because they give to Christian organizations? Who, if they had their way, would make it impossible for me to rent land for tent crusades? (Those in power in California have told me that I have only a little time left before I must alter my message or be silenced.)
- Who is ordering Christian public school teachers to call a 5 year old boy a girl in front of all the other children, if that is what that boy prefers?
And now, to my brothers and sisters in Christ who favor the Left over Trump because of your passion for social justice for illegal immigrants, transsexuals, and those on the fringes of society: Are you not buying into a half-cure? Are you not condemning them to a lifetime of dependency on government?
When you align yourself with George Soros—and worse, when you take his money—are you not aiding and abetting a false cure? Are you not a puppet in a final act that will remove freedom to preach the Gospel?
Show me any way that a confederation of Evangelicals and Leftists ends well.
When will the oppressed ever be set free by being placed in a godless socialist institution and cared for by a cold government bureaucracy? Isn’t socialism Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? The addict who gets free needles is still an addict. The homeless who get token assistance remain homeless. Only after they are born again are they free indeed.
Now let me address those of you who love Jesus but find Trump crude. We had a smooth and refined President for eight years who dismantled religious freedom and could not hide his hostility toward the Bible. I am not looking for impeccable manners—I only want to win souls.
If you want to win souls why would you attack the only candidate defending the Gospel? And why would you empower the avowed enemies of soul winning?
And finally, did you notice that I didn’t attend—along with the galaxy of Evangelical celebrities—the Trump rally in Miami? Why? Because I only want to win souls. I don’t need a photo-op with Trump. I only need a President who will protect my freedom to preach the Gospel. That’s my unwavering goal.
I do not write blogs to win favor with the President. Even if I were invited to a state dinner I would only attend out of my love and respect for Trump. But I’d be out of there in a flash. I couldn’t get out of my tux and back into street clothes fast enough—to get back to the only thing I want to do: Win souls.