In 2016, I along with others were invited to be a part of Donald Trump’s Religious Advisory Council. He had attended First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Fla., a few times when I was pastor there in the late 1980s, but I did not interact with him. So, when he decided to run for president, like me, many in the evangelical world did not know him, and he was a long shot among conservatives in America. But in the providence of God, he was elected for “such a time as this,” and the rest is history.
I have gladly served as an evangelical advisor. For evangelicals, it was at first a small window of opportunity to stem the tide of secularism and liberalism in our beloved nation out of a hope that we could advance principles of faith into the culture and better the lives of Americans – to be salt and light as Jesus has commanded all of his followers.
Some Christians who think us foolish and gullible have met this effort with skepticism and cynicism, decidedly ignoring the many ways President Donald Trump has positively impacted our country and honored the beliefs that Americans and Christians hold dear. Our critics seem to have a theology with so little grace and they fail to recognize that someone with an unrighteous past can still make righteous decisions on behalf of those they lead.
What we have seen happen over the past three years appears to be the providential hand of God at work as President Trump has kept his promises to people of faith and delivered on policies in spite of unrelenting resistance. For example, the appointment of two conservative Supreme Court Justices and record appointments in the federal judiciary will be a legacy for the Trump Administration for generations to come. Religious freedom protections are now securely in place, which are critical to the proclamation of the Gospel and the security of churches and religious organizations in our country and the world.
President Trump is also decidedly pro-life, stating unequivocally the importance of protecting the unborn. His policies reflect the protection of pro-life pregnancy centers and adoption agencies. In fact, his pro-life policies are more wide-reaching than any of his predecessors.
When it comes to the United States’ role in advocating for religious liberty around the world, the facts are incontrovertible. Just take into account the State Department’s Ministerial on International Religious Freedom, which represented the largest human rights event of any kind in State Department history.
When it comes to humanitarian assistance, the United States government is actually providing more humanitarian assistance around the world than any previous administration.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jack Graham