The old question has arisen again, and it will continue to be on the minds of believers until the presidential election in November: Should Christians vote for President Donald Trump?
Shane Idleman, Spirit-filled lead pastor of West Christian Fellowship Church in Lancaster, California, says unequivocally—yes.
"Absolutely," Idleman told Randy Robison on a recent episode of LifeTodayTV. "We are seeing a divide in our nation right now. There are groups that say they are Christians, and they are not because they don't have a visible relationship with God. And, there are Christians that say they just cannot vote for Donald Trump for one reason or another.
"But I think we forget, biblically speaking, that the government's role is a lot different than the church's role. So Donald Trump is not running for pastor in chief. He's not trying to fit the guidelines for Timothy and Titus as an elder. He is doing what he is supposed to be doing. As Christians, we have been given this enormous gift from God known as America, a democracy. Really, it's a republic. But he (Trump) is doing what he said he would be doing, and I think he is doing biblically what he needs to be doing. ...
"No, he is not the model Christian. But we need to look at America from the standpoint of, 'What am I leaving for my kids and my grandkids?' We've got over 200 conservative judges in office now. He's fought for securing our borders. He's fought to get prayer back in schools, and he's fought for the unborn and to abolish abortion. Look at it this way: Right now, we are seeing so many things we've been praying for, for years.
"Be the conscience of the nation. I don't know if people really realize this, but who he has around him is incredible, people like Jim Garlow, Pastor Jack Graham, Jentezen Franklin; he's listening to them, it's not a game."
Watch the video for more of Pastor Shane Idleman's thoughts on President Trump.
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