After Billy Graham, one of the Christian leaders most admired by Americans is Dr. James Dobson. Time magazine called Dobson “the nation’s most influential evangelical leader.”
I had the distinct privilege of conversing with Jim and Shirley, his beautiful wife of 55 years, at a recent gathering of over 1,000 evangelical leaders in New York. Speaking charitably but forthrightly, he shares his strong opposition to Hillary Clinton as president, which “scares me to death.” He’s said publicly, “The very thought of that haunts my nights and days.”
You may strongly disagree. You may also reject any notion of viewing the highly successful documentary currently in theaters shedding light on this topic, “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”.
Although I didn’t watch the Democratic convention, I heard the closing night was uncharacteristic of today’s leftist-leaning Democratic Party where 43% of Democratic primary voters enthusiastically supported a socialist in the White House, Bernie Sanders.
Trusted analysts said Thursday’s extravaganza was masterfully choreographed to project a more appealing image of a flag-waving, red, white and blue “lovin’ America through and through” political party. The DNC trumpeted traditional values and the unmistaken imagery of glamorous celebrities, military generals and happy people of all stripes united in patriotism, optimism and absence of any cynicism, while almost 70% of people say we’re going in the wrong direction!
Last week, USA TODAY (7/25) featured a picture of a beaming Hillary holding a baby at Mother Teresa’s orphanage in India. Respondents said of her:
“I’m excited because it is a defining moment in history… we are on the cusp of electing a woman president.”
“You try to think about what you want your child to inherit, and I see her vision as the one that I want my child to grow up in.”
How about you?
Here’s the deal: 2016 is much more than selecting Clinton or Trump. It’s about a vision for the future of our nation.
Hillary Clinton’s Vision for America
Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators ministry, said, “Vision is getting on your heart what is on His.”
Paul the apostle said, “We are asking God that you may see things as it were, from His point of view…” (Col. 1:9 JBPhillips).
Read on and punch me in the nose softly if in the end you disagree with what I believe is on His heart. I beg you not to stay home because as Franklin Graham said, “There’s no perfect candidate, only Jesus, and He’s not running!”
Frankly, a major reason Obama was elected last time was because multitudes of Christians stayed home saying, “I could never vote for a Mormon.”
We must be realistic, courageous, prayerful and take some righteous risks at this tipping point in history. If some of us need a spine-transplant, get it but don’t be passive pessimists uninvolved while America teeters on a
I am not endorsing a candidate. I am presenting, from a biblical point of view, five points on why Hillary’s vision would bring a national catastrophe, an unmitigated disaster of incalculable damage to America.
Backdrop to the Candidate and Current Party
“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph.5:15-16).
Hillary’s father was a conservative Republican. In high school she read Barry Goldwater’s “Conscience of a Conservative” and wrote a term paper on the American conservative movement. She was an active “Young Republican,” and served as an intern for Gerald Ford, Republican House leader.
She later shifted to a liberal Democrat and did her college thesis on Chicago community organizer and radical Marxist, Saul Alinsky, whose book “Rules for Radicals” (dedicated to Lucifer) promoted manipulating the masses to achieve goals.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention confirmed her candidacy. Delegates included many dedicated, sincere people wanting a better way of life. My parents were Democrats in the JFK era and would have identified until they saw the makeup of the gathering.
This year’s DNC included the first transgender timekeeper, scores of pro-abortionists, LGBTQ advocates, Black Lives Matter proponents, “open borders”/ illegal immigrant supporters, Sharia law Muslims, Planned Parenthood leaders, sanctuary city endorsers, marijuana legalization crusaders, anti-Second Amendment backers, liberal Hollywood celebrities,
anti-death penalty promoters, leniency for criminals defenders, socialists, secularists, global warming adherents, progressives for liberal sex education plus numbers of disgruntled individuals who feel they are victims in our capitalistic system.
With President Hillary, Maryland Senator, Barbara Mikulski promised, “You will have national security and economic security.” (USA TODAY 7/28/16)
Democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, said, “it is not good enough just to elect Hillary Clinton.” He wants “Democratic candidates to win the full ballot, from the Senate (4 seats and they control it!) and House to school boards and legislatures.” “It’s not just about electing candidates, it is about transforming America…” (USA TODAY 7/28/16)
Hillary is running for President of the United States, the most powerful position in the world. Her supporters promote a utopian vision of societal engineering and government programs that they purport will change America for the better.
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