(quoted) James Robison recently discussed the 2016 Presidential election with evangelist Andrew Wommack:
James Robison: Andrew, your leadership role is greater now than it’s ever been. I really appreciated you sharing on your television program your wise and legitimate concern not only for our nation, but for freedom. Why do you feel so compelled to try to impress upon Christians the importance of this particular time and election?
Andrew Wommack: I think if Christians would have been vocal a long time ago, we wouldn’t even be in this situation. This situation is not just a Democrat or Republican issue; it’s an issue that has been brooding for a generation at least of the church being silent. I felt impressed that as a leader in the body of Christ I must encourage Christians to get out and vote. Then we also highlighted some of the issues. For example, I think whether you like the candidate or not, there are important issues such as the Supreme Court. We’re going to establish the Supreme Court for the next generation whether it’s liberal or whether it’s conservative. Issues about Israel — pro-Israel or against it. All of the issues regarding ISIS and people coming into our borders. We are really fighting for our nation. This is a pivotal election.
Robison: The differences in the two platforms are distinct. This is the most conservative platform one party has ever put forth, and the most liberal, anti-God ever put forth by the other. The right to life, Supreme Court, attack on freedom of religion, the whole tendency to teach people to depend on the federal government like it’s another Pharaoh and they can’t make it without him — that totally flies in the face of everything biblical and everything that has proven catastrophic historically.
Wommack: After those programs aired, the Trump campaign contacted me because we pointed out the exact things you are saying. They wanted me to endorse Donald Trump and I told them, “Look, it’s not that I am endorsing this person and all he does. I am endorsing the policies that he has vocally stood for. In my way of thinking there is no other stance that a Christian can take. Just like you’re saying one platform is anti-God, and the other one, at least the platform, has conservative values. We are all disappointed in the way politicians say one thing and do another, but you certainly don’t want to go with someone who is promising they are going to do everything against the Christian community.
We need to get to where we don’t let our personal offenses at some things overshadow the issues. The issues are critical and they are daylight and dark different between the Democrat and Republican parties.
Robison: I think the real issue is whether or not the church is going to behave like a healthy body of Christ, submitted to the head, rightly connected to one another, and whether or not we’re going to look like the family of the perfect Father that the fatherless world desperately needs to see.
One of the things that Christians tend to say is, “Your way of saying you are wrong needs to be said according to our dictates, our impression or our spiritual knowledge.” David really wept, broken and contrite, but he didn’t do it until Nathan pointed his finger in his face. It took a long time for him to get around to the contrition that in our eyes is so appropriate. But we don’t see that in Simon Peter after he denied Jesus three items. I don’t see him saying, “I’m sorry. I was wrong.” He said, “You know …” Of course we sense in that brokenness. And then he had an encounter with God and was the keynote speaker at Pentecost. I don’t think many church leaders today would have approved Simon Peter for the keynote address at Pentecost right after his denial.
Wommack: It’s not just a personality issue. You’ve got to look at the issues. The issues the Republicans are standing for line up with scripture, and the issues the Democrats are for are not according to scripture. I am not voting for a pastor in chief, I’m voting for a commander in chief. Trump has taken a strong stand against ISIS, and I believe his point that ISIS wouldn’t have existed without Hillary’s help. I believe that’s all true. I’m having to vote the issues, not a personality.
Robison: We don’t seem to realize there is more to it than personalities. For me, I won’t let up speaking the truth to whoever is elected. I am going to keep holding up the standard of God to all of them and I’m going to say to all of America, we’ve got to quit supporting these things that are absolutely certain to bring judgment and destruction on the people that support deception and the murder of the innocent, the casting aside of marriage, family and human sexuality. How can the church even be arguing among themselves when the issues are so serious?
Wommack: You would have thought after they brought up the videos that showed babies having their skulls cut open and their brains harvested to sell would have caused such an uproar that anyone who supported that would not be able to run for president, yet Hillary has supported that and we’ve got to take a stand against it.
Robison: The real key is whether we as Christians, and especially Christian leaders and pastors, are going to stop judging one another’s actions when we don’t even know all of the details. Just like one of the candidates said, “I would like to have wise spiritual counsel from leaders who are not agreeing to endorse me, but who will tell me the truth.” It looks like you would not be criticizing those people who said, “We want to go in and speak the truth as much as possible.” I’ve been talking to Mr. Trump head on and sowing faithfully the truth of God’s Word. I am sowing seed and trusting God that His Word won’t return void. Yet it seems like people who are praying with him and for him are being accused of supporting the wrong person while we’re doing nothing but proclaiming the truth. How do you feel about that?
Wommack: The same thing has happened to me and people have criticized me about it. I fought in Vietnam and there were people that behind the scenes I didn’t agree with on much of anything. Many of them had views that were completely opposite mine, but when we were in battle, we stood next to each other and fought together. I learned you do not have to like a person to be able to endorse them and stand with them when they are fighting evil. That’s what we’ve got to do in this election.
quoted from: The Stream Published on October 25, 2016 at : https://stream.org/james-robison-andrew-wommack-discuss-2016-presidential-election/
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