I support Ted Cruz but it really doesn’t matter

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In case you were wondering, and why wouldn’t you be? I support Ted Cruz for president.

Why I support Cruz doesn’t matter, I have my personal reasons and, as an American, I have a right to support whoever I want for whatever reason I want, regardless of what anyone else thinks, that’s how the system works.

Fact is, it doesn’t matter who you or anyone else supports either. Think it does matter? What about all the conservative power bloggers and bought and paid for talking heads with millions of devotees who campaigned tirelessly against Obama as he stuck up his middle finger and rode his magical unicorn right into a second term? What about you? Think your tired rhetoric, Twitter activism, and Facebook memes are going to keep Trump or Hillary from winning? Really?

Besides, even if we were able to resurrect Ronald Reagan or Abraham Lincoln, the positive political changes either would make would be eternally inconsequential and temporary. History has shown that the reforms, no matter how good they may be, one administration makes can be quickly undone by the failures, poor leadership, or bad policies of a successor. We were fat, dumb, and happy when Bill Clinton was president but, are we now? Was he or Reagan, who really deserves the credit for how great American was while Clinton was in office, our once and for all-time saviors? Was Obama?

Will Hillary Clinton save us all? Will Donald Trump really make America great again? Is Ted Cruz the messiah our depraved nation desperately needs?

The problem, and this is to Christians who are responsible for a good amount of the nonsensical debate and un-Christlike hate (look how supposed Christ followers talk about Trump and his supporters) disguised as activism, is that when we spend too much of our time rallying people for political causes or candidates we are forced to focus too much of our attention on the shifting sands of politics and hang our hopes on political “saviors” who are just as broken and bankrupt as the fallen world they come from.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, not the cesspool of politics, is the bedrock of immutable truth that shows the world the way of eternal salvation, everlasting peace, and eternal happiness. That’s what Christians need to be fixated on and that’s what Christians need to spend most of their time talking about, not politics.

Exit question: If America was made up of a majority of true Christ followers who would rather win souls for the Kingdom instead of cultural Christians who delight in swimming in the shallow end of the political discourse pool, would Trump, Clinton, or Sanders presidential campaigns even be possible?

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9 replies

  1. “The Gospel of Jesus Christ, not the cesspool of politics, is the bedrock of immutable truth that shows the world the way of eternal salvation, everlasting peace, and eternal happiness.”

    Amen! I loved this. I much prefer the deep end of the pool.

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  2. I voted for Rubio and I also stated on twitter that I didn’t support Trump but that’s all I said. I agree people are calling Trump everything in the book so what makes them any different than him. When Rubio started with his bashing of trump I went and twitted to him to stop. This has been a crazy time in our history and I fear its far from being over.

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    • Not over by a long shot. I take comfort in the fact that God is in control and He ultimately decides who will rule the nations. Even if Hillary is the next president, so be it, our hope is in Christ, and America is only our temporary home.

      PS. I never had a serious problem with Rubio, just like Cruz more.

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  3. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:
    To really drive the point home, I am not saying who I support in the current presidential election. This is a solid piece, though.

    Daniel

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  4. Mhh is tough cookie to crumble

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  5. I went with Marco Rubio myself, but obviously that’s not going to happen. Love the part about the time we take to bash Trump, what could happen if we took that time to talk about Jesus. I have caught myself doing some Trump bashing, so thanks for that reminder.

    We are Christian because we follow Jesus, not because we support a particular candidate or platform, you are are so correct in that it is time for us to return to the basics of our faith. The fundamentals, if you will. If we did that, then being a fundamentalist would not be an insult like it has become, along with evangelical.

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  6. Then there’s the complete sovereignty of God in all this. . .
    “The LORD has established His throne in the heavens; And His sovereignty rules over all (Psalm 103:19). 3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases (Psalm 115:3). 5 For I know that the LORD is great, And that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps (Psalm 135:5-6)”
    Considering this election, one might also wonder if God doesn’t just give people to their own sinful passions, but perhaps nations also.

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