Conservative radio host and author Eric Metaxas is making a case for why Christians should vote for Donald Trump.
Metaxas, who is attending this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, recently appeared on The Church Boys podcast. His premise, he explained, is that America is “an idea” constructed by individuals, and in order to preserve American freedoms and privileges, citizens must understand and be prepared to defend America as an ideology.
“If America does not continue to hold out its torch of liberty, of freedom, self-government, justice — nobody around the world is leading that charge,” he asserted.
“We have been privileged to lead that charge. With all of our flaws, we have to understand that this country was called by Abraham Lincoln ‘the last best hope of earth.’ In other words, he’s saying that God, in His wisdom and in His grace, allowed America to be the conduit by which freedom of every kind can touch people around the world.”
Now that Donald Trump is formally the presidential nominee of the Republican Party, conservative Christians across the country must decide whether to vote for the thrice-married, name-calling, bombastic businessman or align with the #NeverTrump movement and boycott the election. But according to Metaxas, the latter option is fundamentally un-Christian and could seriously jeopardize the country’s future.
“Donald Trump, when people paint him as some immoral monster — Do you even know what an immoral monster is?” he charged. “Do you know who Stalin was, who Hilter was, who Pol Pot was, who Idi Amin was?” – “You may not like him,” Metaxas continued, “but the idea that we kinda write him off as pure evil … those folks are simply not thinking clearly.”
He went on to say that Christian voters need to look at the 2016 election objectively …