Garlow On the Big Question
Pastor Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego and co-founder of The Jefferson Gathering, a weekly worship service for members of Congress weighed in on the "Big question" in his recent post for The Oak Initiative.
Garlow gave some thoughts, opinion and perspective on the upcoming elections or what he refers to as the big question.
Garlow made a number of key points in his article, clearly articulating sho he believes will best serve our country. He writes,
"The Democratic and Republican party platforms are as different as night and day."
Garlow is a student of political process and party platforms and he believes they are as far apart as good and evil, right vs. wrong. Garlow states most people have never ever looked at party platform but if you have, you'd see the agenda of the Democratic party is in utter opposition to a Biblical perspective, according to Garlow.
Garlow states both candidates have their flaws but he, as a pastor would much rather deal with a Donald type - bold, brash, and honest than a Hilary type - deceptive, cunning and secretive.
Next he says that what we know about Hilary is worse than the unknown we may get with Trump. He goes on to say that Trump continues to surround himself with good people who are influencing him for the better.
Garlow writes, "Trump is right on approximately 75 percent of the issues. I wish it was 100 percent. It is not. I am in hopes that those beginning to surround him can help him connect the dots on more issues. Hillary is wrong on 100 percent of the issues."
He goes on to say that not voting is not an option, voting for a third party candidate is a throw away. Trump is pro-life, Hilary boldly pro-choice and a supporter of Planned Parenthood. Hilary will expand strong government, Trump will not. Trump will limit government spending and debt, Hilary won't. Garlow speaks of the importance of the Supreme Court and appointing the right judges for such a time as this.
Garlow then states, "Freedoms come in "threes." Political freedom, economic freedom and religious liberty coexist together. Take one away and the other two will eventually disappear. "
Garlow's article is sincere, thoughtful and comes from a man who is clearly prayerful and humble in his approach to our nation. His closing statement couldn't have said it any better,
"I make no excuse for wrongdoing or wrongful, hurtful words from either candidate. Candidly, I want King Jesus. He rules in my heart. And yours too, I suspect. And I want him to rule here—now. But that day is not fully manifested—yet. In the meantime, we prayerfully, carefully navigate this challenging election season, with great concern that above all, we honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every arena of our lives, including the voting booth. That is my hope. It is yours as well."