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?