Dr. Alex McFarland: With the Election Behind Us, We Can Know One Thing for Sure—God Still Sits on His Throne
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Voters across America have spoken loud and clear and elected Donald Trump in one of the most historic and crucial elections in the nation’s history. Today, religion and culture expert and author Dr. Alex McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com), released the following statement.
“For many months, we’ve followed the headlines, then yesterday, waited in the voter lines,” McFarland said. “Perhaps there isn’t much more that is profound to say about this election, but there is one thing we can know to be true. In every election, regardless of who is inaugurated in January and moves into the White House, we can know without a doubt that God will still be on His throne. He’s proven that! Prayers will still be answered, and truth will still win in the end. And so we continue to pursue the good, and as our Founders would advise us to do, looking unto Him who is the Foundation of all that is good and true.”
“Donald Trump defied the odds and won the favor of millions of voters in very crowded primary races,” he continued. “These voters longed for a leader who actually seemed to love America as much as they did. And I believe Donald Trump does love America. Vice President-Elect Mike Pence said it best a few weeks ago—yesterday the American people chose between two vastly different futures. And, personally, I am so thankful they chose the way they did. I also believe today, as I guess many Christians do, that God played a hand in this election. America doesn’t deserve a revival, but I believe God is going to give us one in one way or another, and this election will be a catalyst. It is my prayer that our choices are evidence of Americans beginning to repent of our embrace of death and darkness by voting to turn away from the abortion industry and the legislation of immorality.
“Now that the election is over,” McFarland concluded, “the priorities of life for the Christian citizen remain unchanged: We are to love God and grow in Christ. We are to grow in grace, love our neighbor and live every day as citizens of two kingdoms. Leaders of every strata—be it those in the home, the pulpit, the classroom, the news desk, the judicial bench and in the halls of government—all have a God-ordained obligation to promote truth and to oppose evil at every opportunity. Those in any position of leadership—whether they realize it or not—have an actual charge before God to uphold the greatest common good. This is not always easy to accomplish, and certainly not always popular. But I would have to believe such responsibility would begin by courageously standing with all that would uphold moral law and defend human life.”
Leading up to yesterday’s election, McFarland, who has written 18 books including “Stand Strong America,” talked to Americans about eight crucial voting considerations:
- Remember that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.”
- Will my life be better or worse under this president?
- Will this president protect my religious freedom?
- How will this candidate protect life?
- Will this candidate protect our country?
- Who will this president appoint to the Supreme Court?
- Will this president protect the financial resources with which God has entrusted us?
- Will I feel good about the decisions this president will make?
McFarland recently unveiled his new blog at www.AlexMcFarland.com, with categories such as Church & Ministry, U.S., World, Politics, Entertainment, Relationships and Inspirational. Some of the first posts include “Five Freedoms No President Can Take Away,” “The Answer to Abortion Questions Is Simple—It’s a Life. Period” and “5 Questions About the Bible Every Skeptic Asks.” Read more here.
McFarland serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C., and he is also the author of “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.
McFarland has spent years working with young people and takes their questions to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and others.
Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on more than 125 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with Jason Jimenez.
For more information on Dr. Alex McFarland, visit www.AlexMcFarland.com or follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @AlexMcFarland.
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