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America's Last Chance: Electing a Devout President in 2016?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 12:51 PM
America's Last Chance: Electing a Devout President in 2016? For people who truly love the United States of America as founded, it cannot be business as usual in 2016.
Politically, a president with sufficient courage and will can almost single-handedly engineer a political revolution his first day in office. -

I don’t know of any thinking American who thinks this country is in great shape and heading in the right direction. We seem to be heading into a spiritual, moral and social abyss and the toboggan we’re on seems to be picking up speed. 

The problem is much like the maxim about the weather: everybody talks about our moral decline, but nobody does anything about it. 

As social conservatives, we’ve tried. We sent conservatives to Congress in 2010 and in 2014, politicians who made bold promises to us about cutting spending and stopping amnesty, and then bailed on us virtually before their elections had been certified. 

So what is the way forward? Of course, we obviously must continue, as our highest priority, to work and pray for revival. 

But we need a political awakening as well. If America is to have a future, there is no alternative but to elect a man with the godly faith and wisdom of Solomon to the highest office in the land in 2016.

 We’re told that Solomon “loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father,” and received from God “a wise and discerning mind” and “understanding to discern what is right” (1 Kings 33-14). And so he was able to govern the people of his land not just spiritually but politically. 

For people who truly love the United States of America as founded, it cannot be business as usual in 2016. If we do not send a man with Solomon’s faith, discernment and wisdom into the Oval Office in 18 months, we may be finished as a nation, just as the evil political rulers of Israel and Judah dragged their nations into eventual oblivion. 

Every bit of authority politicians have they have received from God, according to Romans 13. They have a moral obligation to use it, as the prophets reminded us, to do that which is “right in the sight of the Lord” rather than what is “evil in the sight of the Lord.” 

Seeking a man of faith to occupy the highest office in the land is not placing our hope in politics at all. It is placing our hope in the God who instituted the state for our benefit and gave public officials every last bit of their power, and has directed them to use in a way that is consistent with his revealed will. 

I would suggest our last, best hope of both spiritual and political renewal is to elect a sincerely devoted follower of Jesus Christ to the White House in 2016, who will not only set an example of faith but boldy allow God’s moral standards to guide his public policy decisions. 

But he must be absolutely fearless. He must be a man who cannot be intimidated. We have already seen a man of sincere faith, the governor of Indiana, wilt under the immense pressure of the homosexual lobby and compromise God’s abiding moral standards in matters of public policy. 

Politically, a president with sufficient courage and will can almost single-handedly engineer a political revolution his first day in office. He can, beginning on day one, revoke every single one of our current president’s misguided executive orders. He can use legitimate executive orders to shut down the unconstitutional and unauthorized dictates of every single executive branch agency, beginning with the EPA. 

He can insist that immigration laws be vigorously and immediately enforced. He can insist that a double layer security fence be built along our southern border as the law already calls for. He can veto budgets that provide any ongoing funding for amnesty. 

He can veto budgets that furnish taxpayer money to abortion providers. He can veto budgets that spend any taxpayer dollars to promote anything other than abstinence and man-woman marriage. 

He can veto budgets that fund ObamaCare, increase federal spending, fund wasteful welfare programs, or impair our national defense. 

As commander-in-chief, he can stop the move to put sexually confused “transgenders” in uniform, and shut down the foolish and dangerous effort to put women in close combat positions. 

He can vet judicial nominees to make sure they will apply the plain text and meaning of the Constitution as it was given to us by the Founders. 

He would need to be a man with a clear mind, a resolute will, and a spine of titanium. 

Now such a president would need to have the unreserved backing and support of people of faith and conservative conviction all across this land. The fire that would be directed at him would be withering and unrelenting, energized by an animosity and a hatred unexampled in American history. 

He not only would need to have our back, but we would need to have his. We would need to be on our knees daily for God to protect him and provide him with wisdom. 

John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, said, “It is the duty, privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” It’’s time we took his advice. The fate of the nation we love may be hanging in the balance.

Bryan Fischer Host of "Focal Point" More Articles SHOW COMMENTS
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