ABQ JOURNAL: Trump Should Step Aside, GOP On Edge

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 In this mornings Albuquerque Journal Editorial page, the headline is “Trump Should Step Aside And Let a Statesman Run” My first question was, where are the statesman? The Journal Editorial concluded, “Trump should leave the race in time for his party to regroup behind a candidate who values truth and sacrifice” Who is that candidate? Same can be said for the Democratic candidate. I have never seen such a political mess as this years election, so very sad. Both sides on this deal are a mess. It is heart breaking to watch, it makes me weep. The mudslinging and hate are at an all time high, and the American people lose. My kids and many young people, tell this old man that the two party system in America is broken. Anyhow, as the race for President intensifies, I am looking forward to the Windom, Minnesota Revival,  Windom’s Hope is JESUS! YES! Jesus is our only hope. AMEN! JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!!

Clara Johnson of Windom wrote this poem, I got it yesterday in an email: The Windom Revival like we had in 1972. Now Dewey Moede a man with a mission has a burden on his heart for you! Agust 26th and 27th at the BARC starting at 5pm. Worship and Praise, Hear God call for Revival for all!!!!!

Amen Clara….REVIVAL FOR ALL! REVIVAL FOR AMERICA!!!!!

Clara is so right, I do have a burden for all people.

I am so very excited! Amen!

Let us all vet the candidates with God’s Word. I would like to meet their Pastors.

I got a lot out of this post by Dr. Jim Denison………..

3 REASONS WHY PEOPLE STILL SUPPORT TRUMP AND CLINTON

DR. JIM DENISON
AUGUST 03, 2016
Humayun Khan was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. His father, Khizr Khan, spoke to the Democratic National Convention last week, criticizing Donald Trump for seeking to ban Muslim immigrants from the US. After Trump responded, a media firestorm resulted. Chris Christie is making headlines this morning as he joins other Republicans who havedisagreed publicly with Trump’s remarks.Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton continues to generate controversy over her emails. She told “Fox News Sunday” that FBI Director Comey called her answers on the issue “truthful.” The Washington Post found her statement so untruthful that it gave her its maximum “Four Pinocchios.” In addition, parents of servicemen killed in Benghazi continue to claim that she misled them as Secretary of State.Despite these controversies, each candidate’s core supporters are still their core supporters. Why?

One: Each side is passionately opposed to the other.

In the latest CNN/ORC Poll, 42 percent of Clinton’s supporters say they will vote for her primarily to prevent Trump from being elected. Fifty percent of Trump’s backers say the same regarding Clinton. What their candidate does or says has little influence on those who are voting less for them than against the other option.

Two: Each side believes in its candidate.

Many of Trump’s supporters see his temperament and personality as essential for the challenges we face. An article I read this week said of him, “Yes, he’s a bit rude and crude and offensive. But that may make him the perfect warrior to save America, American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values.” By contrast, actor Robert De Nirosays Clinton has “earned the right to be president.” Actress Elizabeth Banks agrees, calling her “a smart, committed, successful woman.” Both candidates have core supporters who are not swayed by temporary controversies.

Three: Truth is what we say it is.

For generations, Americans have been taught that “truth” is how our minds interpret our sensory experiences. As a result, all truth claims are subjective and personal. It’s not that seeing is believing—rather, believing is seeing. We interpret the world through the prism of our presuppositions. Thus many supporters of Trump and Clinton believe that no one has the right to tell them they’re wrong.

These factors are producing what may be the most divisive campaign we’ve ever seen. Here’s my appeal to Christians: Be a thermostat, not a thermometer. Don’t reflect your culture—change it.

Decide how you will vote, but show those who disagree with you “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). Pray for the candidates to be people who can say sincerely, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). Measure what both candidates say and do by biblical truth (James 1:25). Decide that you will speak God’s word to those you influence while praying for our nation to turn to the Lord (Jeremiah 18:20).

And refuse to be discouraged. Victor Hugo wrote, “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”

Note: On the most recent controversy regarding Donald Trump, see Nick Pitts’sJesus Welcomes Children but Trump Removes Them.

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