Looking Past The Election

Many are pleased with Trump as our future president. Others are dissatisfied and some are even angry (as demonstrated by the riots and social media outbursts).

I am not writing this to place guilt or shame on whether you voted for or against him.  But he has been elected and that means we have to move on. I urge you to look beyond it.  Look beyond our next president. Let’s glance past this mark in history and consider our future, our eternity.

Because our eternity is of the utmost importance.

As a child of God, we have one main command on this earth. No matter the kind of person Trump is (or isn’t), our goal remains the same.  We are to share the saving grace of the Gospel with the world.  To win souls for Christ. The capabilities or “unfitness” of the president-elect doesn’t change that purpose.  It surely does not change the message of the Gospel.  This election does not even render God powerless, as some so hopelessly fear.  And it certainly does not guarantee a revival, as that begins in the heart of each person. If anything it should make us see even more clearly how much we need Jesus, believer and unbeliever.

As followers of Christ, we are commanded to share the Gospel with those around us: our children, families, acquaintances, fellow coworkers, strangers on the street, cashiers, friends, enemies, sinners. The amazing grace and mercy of the Gospel flows throughout ethnicity, race, background, financial state, geographic region, depth of sin and age.  The Gospel is not discriminatory nor limited.  It will save anyone who believes.

Romans 10:9,10,13
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

We do not need a leader to guide us into destruction.  Look around, we’re already headed there; before Trump and with or without him.  If Hillary would have been elected, we would still be headed for destruction.  Since Trump has been elected, we are still headed for destruction. Our end is destruction, that’s why we need Jesus’ salvation!

Revelation 22:10-12

“Do not seal up the words of the prophesy of this book, for the time is near.  Let the evildoers still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy. Behold, I am coming soon, bringing My recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Philippians 3:18-19
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.  Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

2 Timothy 3:13
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

So the only answer is to look inside your soul.  Where does your eternal destination lie?

If you are a Christian – a true follower of Christ – then I encourage you (and me) to get right with God.  Take a stand.  Understand what it means to follow Christ, not just to be associated with Him.  To show love and grace to others. (This does not mean to turn a blind eye to sin.)  To be a godly example to our children and those around us.  To pray faithfully for our leaders and nation. And lastly, and most importantly, share the Gospel!  The eternal lives of others are at stake.

To the unbelievers – the ones who don’t believe and have never given their heart to Christ: Who are you following?  The world, into eternal damnation? Or Jesus Christ, into eternal glory?

We each have only one eternity.  Which side will you choose?

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