This Midterm Is the Most Important One in Decades!
In the 2016 Presidential election, 81 percent of Evangelical Christians voted for Donald J. Trump. This was a massive vote of confidence from Bible-believing people for the Republican candidate, and it came from every region across America. Without such overwhelming support from Christians, Trump would never have become the 45th President of the United States of America. Most Americans are aware this is true, but more importantly, President Trump is keenly aware of it.
There are several reasons why Donald Trump was the choice for the vast majority of Christians, including many unanswered questions about the Democratic candidate, but there was one reason that stood head-and-shoulders above all others that solidified Evangelicals to Trump. It was the fact that, as President, he would have the power and responsibility to choose Supreme Court Justices. This factor, above all others, is why there was such a disproportionate number of Christians who voted for Trump, and there was a good reason for Christians to feel this way.
Since the decision in Engel v. Vitale in 1962, when the Supreme Court ruled that prayer in public schools was un-Constitutional, numerous Supreme Court rulings have decided against Christian values. As a result of court decisions, America has drifted further away from the values of our forefathers than a majority of Christians have been willing to accept. In fact, our last President stated that the United States was no longer a Christian nation.
Donald Trump promised to appoint a conservative justice to the Supreme Court, but he also went one step further. He created a list of jurists from whom he would pick, if he were to be elected. Each of the twenty-five judges on his list were men and women whose career decisions verified that they would follow the Constitution, rather that create non-legislative laws, while sitting on the bench.
Being able to scrutinize this list was something that appealed to Christians. Taking Trump at his word, they voted for him, and the rest is history. When the first vacancy on the Supreme Court occurred, being faithful to his promise, Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to take the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Now that Justice Kennedy has announced his retirement, again keeping his word, Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill this vacancy. The fight to confirm Kavanaugh, who is a strict Constitutionalist, has already been brutal, and it will continue to be so. Nevertheless, because the Republicans hold the majority in the Senate, although the margin is razor slim, he should be confirmed. This is good news for people of faith, but we cannot take anything for granted. Let us pray daily that Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing goes smoothly and that future appointments be as solid as both Judge Gorsuch and Judge Kavanaugh. Also, remember how important this is when weighing who you will vote for in the upcoming midterms.
News From the Heartland
• Although tensions on the Korean peninsula have abated substantially, there has not been much progress toward North Korean de-nuclearization. This is a serious issue that can lead to military conflict. Let us pray that peace be maintained and that Kim Jong Un follows through with his commitment to denuclearize.
• With our second quarter GDP coming in at 4.1 percent and unemployment at a fifty-year low, thanks to major tax cuts and massive deregulation, our economy is doing much better than most economists believed it ever would again. Let us pray that this growth continues.
• As the scandals in the Department of Justice and the FBI continue to unravel, revealing massive irregularities, let us pray that God’s light exposes the darkness, which has produced so much corruption, malfeasance, and distrust in our government.
• With the midterm elections approaching, it is time for all Christians to become more involved, knowing that the Radical Left is doing everything they can to undo what we have done to restore America to our great traditions. This is an extremely important election cycle.
I love You, my family, my country, and all that You have done to make America what we have become, but I know there is a great deal more that needs to be done if we are to sustain the progress we have gained. Nothing can be taken for granted, especially when many in our nation are fighting people of faith at every turn and in every arena. Accusing us of being hateful, cruel, and irreconcilable, they have projected who they really are onto us, but they are so militant in their beliefs that they cannot recognize or admit what they are doing.
Father, witnessing this is so disheartening and tragic that it grieves those of us who look to You for leadership, but it does not diminish our unshakable resolve to take back our nation and return it to the core values that once made us great and will make us great once again. So, with determination in our minds and commitment in our hearts, we are committed to stand our ground. We will never again allow our core values to be undermined, or our firm belief that it is You that orders the steps of men, as You raise up nations and put them down. Bless us in our worthy endeavors, as we remain true to You, Your Son, and Your Word. We ask all of this in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Savior,