How Could Christians Vote for Trump? (In Droves, That’s How)
Dr. Alex McFarland: How Could They Not?
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A week after a nation-altering presidential election, the conversation about the country’s next president continues around dinner tables, water coolers and especially on social media.
A central question many are asking is: “How could Christians possibly vote for Donald Trump?”
Religion and culture expert and author Dr. Alex McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com) answers: “How could they not?”
“Even now, a week after we waited in lines at the polls, social media is still abuzz with banter about the elections,” McFarland said. “Friends are actually ‘un-friending’ each other and asking, ‘How could a Christian possibly vote for Donald Trump with all of his flaws and his history?’ My answer to that is simple: How could we as Christians not vote for Trump? The alternative was at least four more years of abortion policies with absolutely no respect for life or God’s creation. Additionally, we would have four more years of a lying, corrupt government that is anything but ‘for the people.’ And decades of policies would be dictated by liberal Supreme Court nominees who are not concerned at all with upholding the Judeo-Christian principles on which our country was founded—policies that would have affected our children and grandchildren for generations to come. So I ask in return, how could Christians not have voted for Donald Trump?”
For months before last week’s election, McFarland, who has written 18 books including “Stand Strong America,” talked to Americans about eight crucial voting considerations:
- Remember that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.”
- Will my life be better or worse under this president?
- Will this president protect my religious freedom?
- How will this candidate protect life?
- Will this candidate protect our country?
- Who will this president appoint to the Supreme Court?
- Will this president protect the financial resources with which God has entrusted us?
- Will I feel good about the decisions this president will make?
“If we take these voting considerations to heart, we can point to a choice of our current President-elect—for Christians too,” McFarland said. “The administration that will begin leading the country in January will protect life, preserve religious freedom, strengthen national security, build up our economy and appoint Supreme Court justices who will truly defend the Constitution. This election was a choice between two futures for America, and 81 percent of evangelical Christians who went to the polls knew that their vote for Donald Trump was the right choice.”
McFarland recently unveiled his new blog at www.AlexMcFarland.com, with categories such as Church & Ministry, U.S., World, Politics, Entertainment, Relationships and Inspirational. Some of the first posts include “Five Freedoms No President Can Take Away,” “The Answer to Abortion Questions Is Simple—It’s a Life. Period” and “5 Questions About the Bible Every Skeptic Asks.” Read more here.
McFarland serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C., and he is also the author of “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.
McFarland has spent years working with young people and takes their questions to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and others.
Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on more than 125 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with Jason Jimenez.
For more information on Dr. Alex McFarland, visit www.AlexMcFarland.com or follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @AlexMcFarland.
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