Moral Issues and The Elections of 2016


Christians need to be involved in the elective process, not to champion one political party over another, but to call the nation back to its moral roots. The future of the United States is not defined in Bible prophecy. A weak or ungodly government here would just make it easier for the future evil world dictator, the Beast, to exert his influence. A revival here would be an great impetus to an End Times spiritual harvest and might provide the environment for a Christian underground during the Tribulation.

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Trump to visit Mexico, meet with president who compared him to Hitler

Aug. 31, 2016 - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will make a surprise visit to Mexico's president on Wednesday, just hours before he is scheduled to deliver a major speech about immigration.

In his Arizona speech, Trump will detail where he stands on illegal immigration after worrying some conservative allies when he said last week he was "softening" his position on mass deportations.

Source: Jerusalem Post

Prophetic Significance of Presidential Elections

Homeland Security looks to take charge of elections

Aug. 30, 2016 - The Department of Homeland Security is considering taking control of America’s elections.
The federal agency would declare the election a “critical infrastructure” in such a case, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday, noting the move would give DHS “the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

Source: WND

Franklin Graham Tells Maine: Vote the Bible

Aug. 25, 2016 - Franklin Graham spoke to a Maine prayer rally during his 50-state tour. He challenged them to vote for biblical values.

Graham is not endorsing any candidate in the current election, instead asking Americans to pray because "this nation is in serious trouble."

Source: NewsMax

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.

Aug. 23, 2016 -
Source: Washington Post

Donald Trump Meets With Tony Perkins, Franklin Graham During Louisiana Flood Tour

Aug. 21, 2016 -
Source: On Top

Trump campaign undergoes overhaul

Aug. 17, 2016 -

Trump announced Wednesday that pollster Kellyanne Conway was promoted to campaign manager and Stephen Bannon, the co-founder of Breitbart News, was named campaign chief executive.

Source: Fox
Donald Trump, in Shake-Up, Hires Breitbart Executive Stephen K. Bannon for Top Campaign Post - Breitbart
Paula White: Donald Trump More 'Hungry for God' Than People Know - Christian Post

Newspapers worse than TV on Trump/Clinton coverage, report finds

Aug. 13, 2016 -

If you think the television networks are biased toward Hillary Clinton in the current presidential race, a media watchdog wants you to know that newspapers are even worse.

Source: Fox

Trump Details Plans to Make America Great Again

Aug. 9, 2016 - Donald Trump's latest speech focused on the economy and helping working-class families.

After becoming embroiled in controversy over the last few weeks, then rebounding after taking a dip in the polls, the Republican presidential candidate refocused his campaign Monday on the issues.

Source: WND

Prophetic Significance of Presidential Elections

Goodbye, God Gap: Trump and Clinton Have Churchgoers Unusually Split

July 29, 2016 - Accordling to the Pew Research Center Trump only leads Clinton by four percentage points among regular churchgoers.

The main factor: churchgoing Catholics. They slightly favored the GOP during the last presidential election, but with Trump as the Republican nominee, their Democratic support has risen 22 percentage points.

Source: Christianity Today

Hillary nominated, Bernie fans burn Israeli flag at DNC

July 27, 2016 - Hillary Clinton broke the "highest glass ceiling" for women by being chosen as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Sanders supporters made their continued allegiance to the self-proclaimed socialist loud and clear through raucous demonstrations and by desecrating the flags of Israel and the United States, showing their anti-Semitic and anti-American sentiments.

Source: OneNewsNow

Obama nemesis opens anti-Hillary movie on eve of Dem convention

July 23, 2016 - Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” will be shown on 1,500 screens this weekend. The Democratic presidential-nominating convention will begin Tuesday, with their narrative that racism from Republicans keeps blacks in poverty.

But D’Souza, in the movie and a companion book of the same name, takes viewers through the history of slavery and the Jim Crow era, arguing that it’s the Democrats who need to own up to a racist past.

Source: WND
‘Hillary’s America’ travels through time and finds the Democratic Party to blame - Washington Post
'Hillary's America' documentary cracks top 10 at box office - USA Today
PolitiFact: Democrats never mentioned terrorism on Day One of DNC -Politico
Update 7/30/16 - Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' is the top-grossing documentary of 2016 - Fox

Donald Trump Pledges to Help Evangelicals in Nomination Acceptance Speech

July 21, 2016 - In his acceptance speech for the position of Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump said he would seek to repeal the Johnson Amendment that threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. Toward the end of his speech, he said:

"At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical and religious community and I'm not sure I totally deserve it ... They have so much to contribute to our politics, yet our laws prevent you from speaking your minds from your own pulpits,"

Source: Christian Post
Transcript of Donald Trump Acceptance Speech - Scribd
James Dobson Endorses Trump - NewsMax
James Dobson Endorses Trump - WND

Pence rallies GOP to unite, accepts VP nod

July 20, 2016 -

Mike Pence quickly accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination and then showed why Donald Trump picked him as his running mate, harkening to his Midwestern roots to appeal to GOP voters to unite against Hillary Clinton.

Source: Fox
Mike Pence: 'I'm a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican — in that order' - The Week

Ben Carson links Hillary to Lucifer at RNC

July 20, 2016 - Former presidential candidate Ben Carson was a featured speaker at the GOP convention.

Carson told the crowd that one of Clinton’s role models, community organizer Alinsky, “acknowledges Lucifer” in one of his books, reflecting the views of secular progressives who would remove God from the nation’s life.

Source: WND
Conservative Christians praise GOP platform moves - OneNewsNow
Pew: Most Evangelicals Will Vote Trump, But Not For Trump - Christianity Today

Melania Trump steps into political spotlight at RNC, Giuliani electrifies crowd

July 19, 2016 -

Highlighting the theme of the night – “Make America Safe Again” – was Giuliani who reinvigorated the crowd with passionate words about the country’s police force and bold attacks on Clinton about the state of the Middle East after she departed the State Department.

Source: Fox
Live coverage of GOP Convention - Fox

D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Debuts with Box Office Success

July 18, 2016 -

Dinesh D'Souza's latest documentary film "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" opened this weekend as the top theater average of 2016 for a political documentaries so far, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Source: NewsMax

Pence: ‘World must know US stands with Israel’

July 18, 2016 - Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his Vice-Presidential running mate. The Jerusalem Post is publicizing one of Pence's strong points by quoting a statement of his pro-Israeli stance in 2014.

“If the world knows nothing else, let it know this: America stands with Israel,” Pence said, after addressing a town hall meeting organized by Republicans Abroad Israel.

Source: Jerusalem Post

The subtext of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s improper attacks on Donald Trump

July 13, 2016 -

This week [Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg] cheerfully told Joan Biskupic at CNN that Trump is a “faker” who makes things up as he goes along. True to form, Trump has now tweeted that that Ginsburg should step down because “her mind is shot.”

Source: Slate
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I regret making' Donald Trump remarks - CNN

GOP rejects efforts to soften endorsement of biblical marriage

July 12, 2016 -

Gov. Mary Fallin later explained that opposition to same-sex marriage has "been the longtime tradition of the Republican Party."

Source: OneNewsNow

Ryan formally urges Clapper to block Clinton from classified briefings

July 7, 2016 - House Speaker Paul Ryan has sent a formal letter to FBI head James Clapper, asking him to deny access to Hillary Clinton to any new classified information. He wrote:

"It would send the wrong signal to all those charged with safeguarding our nation’s secrets if you choose to provide her access to this information despite the FBI’s findings.”

Source: Fox
State Department reopens internal probe of Clinton emails - Fox
House will ask FBI to investigate if Clinton lied to Congress - The Hill

FBI’s Comey: Clinton 'extremely careless' about emails, but bureau will not advise criminal charges

Jul. 6, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey salid that Hillary Clinton's handling of classified emails was “extremely careless.” but thr FBI will not recommend that criminal charges be brought against her.

Despite not recommending charges be brought against Clinton, Comey delivered a blistering rebuke of her actions, saying the FBI found that 110 emails were sent or received on Clinton's server containing classified information.

Source: Fox
Trump: FBI decision on Clinton emails was 'rigged' - USA Today

AG Loretta Lynch to accept FBI's recommendations in Clinton email case

July 1, 2016 - There has been considerable controversy over why Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton had a half-hour meeting in Lynch's plane on the tarmac of a Phoenix airport. The Justice Department is seeking to assure the American public that she will not ignore FBI findings about Hillary's questionable emails.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the recommendations of career prosecutors in the Hillary Clinton emails case, a Justice Department source confirms to CBS News.

Source: CBS

Donald Trump Receives Standing Ovation at Evangelical Meeting

Jun. 22, 2016 -

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with nearly 1,000 evangelical Christians Tuesday morning in attempt to win over the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc at a pivotal moment in his campaign.

Source: TIME
Who’s Who of Trump’s ‘Tremendous’ Faith Advisers - Christianity Today
Evangelicals hold court on Trump after he courts them in NY - OneNewsNow
Dr. James Dobson calls Trump 'a baby Christian' - WND

Report: Trump doesn't get it on religious freedom

Jun. 22, 2016 -

Evangelical leaders met with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump today in New York City. The reports were mixed, as has often been the case following a meeting with Trump.

Source: OneNewsNow

Neoliberal Think Tank Report Reveals ‘Blueprint’ For US Empire Under Hillary Clinton

Jun. 10, 2016 - “Extending American Power: Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order,” was published by a think tank called the Center for a New American Security.

Adopting the panel’s proposal could result in an increase in Pentagon spending of up to $1 trillion over the next decade.

Source: MintPressNews

Trump answers question: 'Who do you say Jesus is?'

June 8, 2016 - Donald Trump gives some insight about his iinsight about Jesus and Christianity.

"I’m going to treat my religion, which is Christian, with great respect and care.”

Contradictinig his earlier statement that he had never needed to ask for forgiveness, he said, “I will be asking for forgiveness... but hopefully I won’t have to be asking for much forgiveness.”


State Department says it can't find emails from Clinton IT specialist

May 10, 2016 -

The State Department told the Republican National Committee that it could not find any emails to or from Hillary Clinton's former IT specialist, who managed her private email server before going on to work for the agency.

The question is: Did he use a private account, like Clinton did, or were his emails deleted?

Source: Fox

As Carson Leads Trump's VP Search, Rubio Eliminated

May 6,, 2016 -

A source close to the campaign tells Newsmax that the former neurosurgeon has taken a lead role in Trump's review process to create a select list of finalists.

Source: NewsMax
‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent - Washington Post
Trump Candidacy Divides Christian Leaders - WND

Cruz says Indiana will decide GOP race

Apr. 30, 2016 -

“It gives me great comfort that this primary is going to be decided by the Midwestern common sense of the Hoosier State,” Cruz said during a one-hour Fox News-hosted town hall in downtown Indianapolis.

Source: Fox

Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Famous Gamble

Apr. 28, 2016 -

Ted Cruz's decision to tap Carly Fiorina on Wednesday is certainly unconventional, but not unprecedented — it echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention,

Source: NBC

Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls On Christians To Vote, Stop Tide Of Secularism

Apr. 13, 2016 - Franklin Graham urged a crowd in Little Rock, Arkansas to vote for candidates that stand for biblical truths and biblical principles.

He said that entering the public square is the way to reclaim the nation and that America “is being stripped of its heritage and its God-inspired foundations.”

Source: ULAR

A Turning Point: Ted Cruz Wins Wisconsin Primary

April 6, 2016 - Yesterday Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin presidential primary.

Cruz's double-digit win over Trump was a breakthrough for Republican Party forces battling to block the controversial New York billionaire,

Source: NewsMax
Cruz Takes Lead for First Time in Reuters National Poll - NewsMax

Fox Blasts Trump for 'Sexist' Attacks on Megyn Kelly: 'Sick Obsession'

Mar. 19, 2016 - Here is an official statement from Fox News:

"Donald Trump's vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land."


Is Donald Trump Like Cyrus From the Bible?

Mar. 16, 2016 - Whatever happens in the elections, God is able to use unlikely rulers, like Cyrus and Nebuchadnezzar to bring about His purposes.
Source: Michael Brown - Christian Post

Super Saturday results show Rubio collapsing, Trump stoppable and Cruz gaining momentum

Mar. 8, 2016 -

Ted Cruz won decisive victories in Kansas and Maine on what’s being called “Super Saturday,” and he came within three and four points of scoring upsets over Donald Trump in both Louisiana and Kentucky.

Source: Washington Post
Media warnings against Donald Trump shift from aggressive to apocalyptic - Fox

Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?

Mar. 4, 2016 -

Unless Jesus of Nazareth is on the ballot, any election forces us to choose the lesser of evils...
We will be held accountable ... [for our own evil deeds and] when we “give approval to those who practice them” (Rom. 1:32).

Source: Russell Moore - Christianity Today

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump win big; Cruz takes Texas; Rubio scores first win

Mar. 2, 2016 -

Trump won across the conservative South in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, but also captured more moderate Massachusetts and Vermont... In some states, it was clear that Rubio and Cruz were dividing the opposition to Trump.

Source: CNN
Ben Carson Not Ruling Out Literal Miracle to Carry Him to Victory - Gawker
Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race - Fox
32 reasons a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe for America. - Joel Rosenberg
Seven more reasons a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe. Trump must be stopped. - Joel Rosenberg
Limbaugh: Best Chance To Beat Trump Is To ‘Unify Behind Cruz’ - Daily Caller
Republican Romney to make "major speech" on 2016 presidential race - NewsMax

Faith greatly affecting votes for president

Feb. 28, 2015 -

Barna reports. “The five unique personal faith segments in America — [1] evangelicals, [2] non-evangelical born again Christian, [3] notional Christians, [4] people associated with non-Christian faiths and [5] religious skeptics — hold substantially different attitudes and candidate preferences.”

Source: One News Now
Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race - Ben Carson - Fox
Divisions within GOP over Trump's candidacy are growing - Chicago Tribune

Tom DeLay: 'I Am So Disappointed in the Evangelicals'

Feb. 23, 2016 - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said he was disappointed that evangelicals are supporting Donald Trump, when his values do not match theirs.

Trump, he said, "is a guy who's got character flaws, he's had failed companies, three marriages, he's run casinos, made money off of pornography, four bankruptcies."

Source: NewsMax
Why is Ben Carson still running for president? - Washington Post

Watch: Franklin Graham Just Issued Major Warning To Christians Across America If They Don’t Vote

Feb. 13, 2016 - At his latest stop on a nation-wide speaking tour, Franklin Graham said that the political war for America’s soul must be fought and won in local elections by Christians who act to reconnect America with its moral roots.

Source: Western Journalism
Decision America Tour 2016
Franklin Graham: God's Judgement Will Come on This Nation If We Don't Repent - Christian Post

Ben Carson: My strong states are coming up

Feb. 11 - In this video interview by Sean Hannity, Ben Carson explains why he is still going strong as primary elections come up in southern states.
Source: Fox
Trump, Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Bush: What NH results mean to the still-alive five - Fox
Ben Carson to Newsmax: I'm Staying in the Race 'Until I Win' - NewsMax

How presidents pray: The prayer breakfast from Eisenhower to Obama

Feb. 4, 2016 - The National Prayer Breakfast will be held this morning in Washington D.C. It is an annual gathering of members of Congress and evangelical Christians for prayer and discussion of the role of faith in public life.

Originally known as the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the event was inaugurated in 1953 when President Eisenhower was invited to join an already-existing prayer circle.

Read inspiring quotations by various presidents over the past 63 years.
Source: USA Today
American Presidency Project
This Is How the National Prayer Breakfast Got Its Start - Time
Obama Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast - US News

Cruz wins Iowa GOP caucuses

Feb. 1, 2016

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, beating front-runner Donald Trump in a vital victory that could shake up the primary race.

Source: Fox

Marco Rubio puts faith front and center

Jan. 31, 2016 - Durinig the Presidential debate in Iowa, Senator Marco Rubio was asked about the Time magazine cover that labeled him "the Republican savior."

Rubio started his answer by saying, "Let me be clear about one thing: There's only one savior and it's not me. It's Jesus Christ who came down to Earth and died for our sins."

Ted Cruz appeals to 'awaken the body of Christ' - WND

As Falwell Favors Trump, Pew Says Most Americans Still Want a Religious President

Jan. 30, 2016 - A LifeWay Research survey found that nearly half of all pastors remain undecided about the best presidential candidate. However, they believe that most Americans want a religious president.

Evangelical pastors prefer Ted Cruz (18%), Ben Carson (8%), and Marco Rubio (8%) for president. Donald Trump was only favored by 5 percent of Republican pastors.

Source: Christianity Today
Michael Reagan: My Father Would Be 'Absolutely Appalled' By Trump as GOP Nominee - Newsmax
Ben Carson: Voters Should Closely Examine Trump's Record for Conservatism - NewsMax
Most Pastors Aren't Voting Trump as Primaries Approach - Christianity Today
32 reasons a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe for America - Joel Rosenberg

Trailer: 13 hours: The secret soldiers of benghazi

Ben Carson talks debt and religion during Ames town hall

Carson defended Christianity citing God’s name to be on money, in courtrooms, in the pledge of allegiance and the constitution. “Unlike many other nations we feel our rights come from god, not our government,” Carson said.

Source: Iowa State Daily
Jan. 24, 2016
Glenn Beck endorses Ted Cruz - Washington Post

Des Moines Register endorses Rubio - CNN

Ben Carson gets support from prayer rally in Sioux City - Sioux City Journal

Trump: I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters' - CNN

Trump at Liberty U: 'We're Going to Protect Christianity'

Jan. 18, 2016 - Donald Trump told the 13,000 people gathered at Liberty University that Christianity is under attack.

"We're going to protect Christianity," he declared... "Christianity is under siege ... Very bad things are happening ...Somehow we have to unify, we have to band together."

Source: NewsMax
Iraq conflict: Civilians suffering 'staggering' violence - UN - BBC
Report: Islamic State Beheads 150 Civilians in Syrian Massacre - Breitbart
Islamist running 140 tax-funded charter schools in U.S. - WND
Study: Christianity Dying in Britain, Only Islam Growing - Breitbart
Evangelical leader has harsh words for Trump - OneNewsNow

Franklin Graham to Christians: Vote Only For Those With 'Biblical Principles'

Evangelist Franklin Graham kicked off his 50-state effort to rally evangelicals to choose candidates with biblical beliefs.

"Secularism and communism, there's no difference," said the leader of the Billy Graham Foundation and Samaritan's Purse charity, adding the nation's system of government "has come from God and secularists are wanting to take it away."

Source: NewsMax

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