I shared this with friends the other day. In the meantime, I decided to just share it with the world. I’m a woman. I’m a Christian woman, and I’m voting for Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America. Want to know why? Here’s my story.
I wrote the words below a little while ago on a friend’s Facebook post. However, as the time goes on, I am thinking I should share this, my “specific-moment-in-time” testimony, here as well.
I add here above this “testimony” though, that whoever wins this election, the God I know and trust will forever be in control. I will trust HIM.
My Election 2016 Choice
Here is what is driving me in this election choice…
James 2:14-26 New King James Version (NKJV)
Faith Without Works Is Dead
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your[a] works, and I will show you my faith by my[b] works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?[c] 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[d] And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 2:18 NU-Text omits your.
James 2:18 NU-Text omits my.
James 2:20 NU-Text reads useless.
James 2:23 Genesis the 15:6
New King James Version (NKJV)
I KNOW one major candidate will not work towards the policies and practices that I cling to as a Believer, as a Christ follower.
I know the other has advisers and others close who are Christian, and that one, while imperfect as a person, is in the process of setting up an administration, policies and plans, which honor the Lord God Almighty’s Wisdom and Words which the Lord God Almighty has given us throughout the years.
How does that Scripture above pertain to that?
It is NOT in my Christian vs. Anti-Christian view. It is what solidifies my Christian CHOICES.
I urge anyone reading this to consider what happens if you make a third choice because another fits your view of the living, perfect Christian over the one who is imperfect but who has the God-inspired principles and plans.
I believe that choosing the more-proper “Christian” so you can say you can stand before the Lord with a clear conscious, that you chose the “most Christian” one, is choosing to exhibit faith but is also forgotting that our lives should also provide an amount of something working which makes that faith come ALIVE for Christ in this world.
You DO have the right to vote just your faith, and if the Holy Spirit really guides you as such to make a decision even when it does not provide the principles of God’s Words and Wisdom for our daily living and to help our loved ones and neighbors, then you have done all you could.
However, I urge you to at least ask yourself if making a faith choice knowing NO “win” is evident, NO works for the Kingdom will come about (and in fact could possibly bring the works of Christ’s opposite to our people, non Christian and Christian alike for years to come), is that showing faith God deserves? Perhaps it shows faith, but does it show faith while forgetting about the works He needs from our lives and our decisions which then work for the good in this world He has given us to work in?
Yes dear Christian friends, vote your faith. Please however, also consider if your vote will or will not be your best choice (of what choices you have and to the best of your ability) to see the fruits of your choice be sweet in the Lord’s eyes or an abomination to His very Spirit.
I will vote as a Christian, my faith.
I also want the works of my hands to carry on what I know God honors and tells us to live for. For me, that means the one who can win and who also has been at least blessed with a Godly goal and principles in mind and who has Christian advisers to pray over him and keep him ever going in the right direction for us all.
Thank you for letting me share what is driving me.
Chris Stevens @Padoozles
Donald Trump for President 2016
Women for Trump