By: Susan Bea Good
“Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.” (Proverbs 22:15/ESV)
Today I’ve realized that the majority of my neighbors, friends, and family are Trump supporters. It seems that my numerous blog posts, intent on exposing him as a candidate to reject, have fallen upon mostly deaf ears.
This morning I received a Facebook message from a highly respected Aunt encouraging me again to consider voting for the Republican. Her link was meant to convince me that Trump is a candidate in whom I may feel “hopeful.” I disagreed. She said, “so sorry you still feel that way”…I said, “Me too.”
This is how it’s been for months now. At this time, as far as I can tell, there are literally three people in my immediate family, a friend from high school, one man at church, a couple of friends on Facebook, and very few pastors and commentators that are still standing firm to never vote for a candidate as bad as Donald Trump. It’s getting lonely!
The most reliable polls and honest strategists are still predicting that Hillary Clinton will win this contest. I’ve stated all along that I believe if she’s still breathing on election day she will become President. Yet, this morning I have changed my mind.
I’ve realized that the Trump-is-savior attitude in the “Christian” community is so distasteful to God that He must judge the nation.
Yesterday was the Franklin Graham prayer rally at the capitol steps here in Michigan. This ministry’s national focus is to convince the Christian community to turn to God in personal and national repentance so we may receive God’s blessings once again. Since there is so much evidence that this community is not repenting, but in fact wholeheartedly embracing idolatry, how can God spare us any longer from His judgment?
At this point I have realized that Donald Trump, though the numbers still show he will lose this election, will be the 45th President of the United States. Yeah-Trump 2016!!
And then what? Will his generals literally tie his hands so he can’t push the nuclear buttons? Will Phil Robertson publicly baptize him? Will Paula White teach him to pray in tongues? Will his business advisors force him to make us all rich and “great again?” And who will duck tape his mouth in an effort to hide his vast ignorance?
No, I think President Trump will soon prove to be the terribly foolish man that he has been for most of his seventy years. He himself said that he hasn’t changed much since he was five years old.
If Hillary wins there is a chance for national repentance. But if Trump wins, and does what I think he’ll do- rule as an ignorant, selfish, dictator- there will be self-destruction on the Republican side.
And so it is with sadness that I must reveal that I believe Donald Trump may indeed become our nation’s next President. The discipline and correction of the Lord is sure to follow.
“This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to faithful Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!”