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“Put Policies Past Personality Promoting President!”

Ramesh C. Reddy

There are things that my precious children Esther (8) and Evangeline (5) do that I do not approve of but I still accept them as my children. There are things that my precious wife Chandraleela does that I do not approve of, but I still accept her as my wife.  There are vices I do that my wife can never approve of but she still accepts me as her husband. My children will never approve of my vices but they still accept me as their daddy.

We should never ever equate accepting someone means we approve of their behavior. This can be far from the truth.

As an Evangelical Christian, who loves the Lord Jesus Christ very much, when I accept my daughters and wife no matter what vices they are guilty of towards me, towards one another, or towards society does not change the fact that the Lord Jesus gave them to me to love and cherish in spite of their behavior.

Every vice they commit that is not pleasing to the Lord makes me upset and sad because they are sinning against the Lord even if the vice is against me, against each other, etc.

When I don't approve of their behavior, I let them know. However, they will never feel that they are not accepted by me.

Why should I accept them no matter what vices they commit?

First and foremost, I accept them because the Lord Jesus gave them to me. When Chandra and I got married, we got married with the Lord Jesus being in the center of our marriage. For me that means, 'For what God has joined together, let no one separate.'. For me that also means, 'In sickness and health, for better or for worse, till death do us apart, we will be one as we depend on the Lord Jesus'.

In a marriage vow, you never say, 'if you have all these vices, I will not accept you'. You hope and pray that the negative vices will never become part of your marriage.

At the same time, if they do creep into our lives, I don't say as an example, "After 10 years of marriage, your behavior is horrendous to the point that I won't accept you anymore." On the contrary, what I would say is, "I will never approve of your vices that are contradictory to Scripture" but I will always accept you as my wife.

 When I accept my children or wife, I am not approving their negative behavior. It is a fallacy to believe if you accept somone, that means you agree with their behavior. When my wife and children accept me despite my vices all these years, I never ever think they have approved of my behaviors that have saddened them.

They accept me for different reasons even when they don't approve of my behavior many times. The reasons could be religious, financial, relational, etc.

To equate acceptance with approval of behavior is very dangerous. I don't have to approve of my wife and children's behavior if they are vices but I can still accept them for different reasons. They can do the same for me.

Each year, when we have celebrated our anniversary, we have reflected on the good things that have happened in our lives in the past year. In essence, by focusing on the good things that have happened, it is easier to vote for each other for another year of marriage.  That said, even when we focus on all the bad behaviors that happened in the past year of marriage, God's love is shown because even though we have not approved of the behaviors, we have accepted each other and voted for each other for another year of marriage for different reasons where those reasons outweigh the behaviors that are not approved of. The first and foremost reason in a marriage is because 'God hates divorce'.

Sadly in marriage, our society has become a place where if a husband/wife don't approve of someone's obnoxious, salacious, prideful, arrogant behavior, they take the ballot paper of divorce and vote a husband/wife out. They don't stop there but usually go look for a new husband/wife to vote in their lives.

Those who choose to stay for religious, financial, relational, etc reasons even without approving those behaviors are ostracized for accepting the person.

Questions such as, "How can you continue to stay with a person like that?", "What kind of example will it set for others to see you stay with a person like that?", "Are you not as bad as that person if you continue to stay with that kind of behavior?", "Is this the best you can do?" are the questions that are asked!

From a marriage, we can learn a lot about not approving of a husband/wife's behavior if it is constantly obnoxious, salacious, prideful, arrogant, etc but still accepting the marriage year after year for different reasons other than behavior.

Does that make the husband/wife bad for accepting one another for different reasons while disapproving of the behaviors?

Of course not!

Yet, in society so many Evangelical Christians and others are villianized and ostracized to the point that others try to make them feel guilty for accepting President Trump by giving him their vote for 4 more years even though his behavior is condemned.

As Evangelical Christians, we can learn a lot how to conduct ourselves politically if we use those same principles of marriage where 'ACCEPTANCE does not mean APPROVAL of BEHAVIOR', when we vote at the ballot box.

When I accept Trump at the ballot box on Nov 03, 2020 for four more years, I am not approving his obnoxious, salacious, prideful, arrogant behavior that he has sadly exhibited so many times. On the contrary, when I vote to accept him for four more years, it is because of religious, financial, and relational reasons that have been exhibited in his policies. The religious reasons are priority for me even over financial and relational reasons when it comes to all the policies of the 3.5 years.

What I love the most is all the protections Trump has given to the unborn. Trump has been the most Pro-Life president in the history of our nation.  As an Evangelical Christian, I can never vote for a Pro-Abortion ticket of Biden-Harris which will be the most extreme ticket in recent years.

Because I know what I believe, I will never be ashamed or ostracized by anyone who tries to blame shame me by saying, "How could you call yourself an Evangelical Christian and vote for Trump?"

There are those who  will try to persuade you against voting for Trump telling you all his shortcomings and character flaws. They will even ask you, "What does it tell about you as an Evangelical Christian to vote for a person like him or what kind of example will you be setting for your children to vote for him?"

To shame you, they will even ask you, "What kind of Jesus example are we setting by voting for a person like Trump?"

How do I answer these questions?

When in doubt, I always go to Scripture to backup why I do what I do?

"One day, when visiting the city of Gerar, he declared that Sarah was his sister! Then King Abimelech sent for her, and had her brought to him at his palace.....""Whatever made you think of this vile deed?""Well," Abraham said, "I figured this to be a godless place. 'They will want my wife and will kill me to get her.' I thought.  (Gen 20:1b-2, 11, TLB)

Abraham was willing to lie about his wife, for the king to sleep with her just so his life can be spared.

What are the character flaws here of Abraham?

Selfishness, possible adultery, narcisstic behavior, unloving, deception, etc

What happened to Abraham?

The Lord still used him for His purposes.

Never forget that the sins of the father will be passed on to their sons/daughters if we are not careful. Isaac was the son of Abraham.

"So Isaac stayed in Gerar. And when the men there asked him about Rebekah, he said, "She is my sister!" For he feared for his life if he told them she was his wife; he was afraid they would kill him to get her, for she was very attractive. But sometime later, King Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out of a window and saw Isaac and Rebekah making love." (Genesis 26:6-8, TLB)

Isaac was willing to lie about his wife, so the people would not kill him.

What are the character flaws here of Isaac?

Selfishness, possible adultery, narcisstic behavior, unloving, deception, pornography, etc

What happened to Isaac?

The Lord still used him for His purposes.

Abraham and Isaac's deception carried into the life of Jacob who was Isaac's son and Abraham's grandson.

Isaac says to Esau: "Your brother was here and tricked me and has carried away your blessing." (Genesis 27:35, TLB)

Esau (bitterly) says to Isaac: "No wonder they call him 'The Cheater.' For he took my birthright, and now he has stolen my blessing. Oh, haven't you saved even one blessing for me?" (Genesis 27:36, TLB)

What are the character flaws here of Jacob?

Deception, brotherly discord, dishonor of father, selfishness, lying, cheating, and stealing.

What happened to Jacob?

The Lord still used him for His purposes.

Joseph, was the son of Jacob.

"Joseph recognized them [His brothers] instantly, but pretended he didn't. "Where are you from?" he demanded roughly. "From the land of Canaan," they replied. "We have come to buy grain...But he said to them, "You are spies..." (Genesis 42:7,9, TLB)

Later, Joseph throws them into jail for three days. If this was not bad enough, he deliberately has his silver cup put in his father's favorite son, Benjamin's sack to frame him.

"But when they were barely out of the city, Joseph said to his household manager, "Chase after them and stop them and ask them why they are acting like this when their benefactor has been so kind to them? Ask them, "What do you mean by stealing my lord's personal silver drinking cup, which he uses for fortune-telling? What a wicked thing you have done!" (Genesis 44:4-6, TLB)

What are the character flaws of Joseph we see here?

Deception, pretending, rough tone, lying, framing, engaging in fortune-telling, etc

 What happened to Joseph?

The Lord still uses him for His purposes.

"One day, many years later when Moses had grown up and become a man, he went out to visit his fellow Hebrews and saw the terrible conditions they were under. During his visit he saw an Egyptian knock a Hebrew to the ground--one of his own Hebrew brothers! Moses looked this way and that to be sure no one was watching, then killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand." (Exodus 2:11-12, TLB)

What are the character flaws of Moses we see here?

Nationalistic, deception, secretive, anger, rage, wrath, short-temper, murderer, etc

What happened to Moses?

The Lord still uses him for His purposes.

"One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite." Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant....""In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, "Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck and die." (2 Samuel 11:2-5, 14-15 NIV)

What are the character flaws of King David we see here?

Wife betrayer, adulterer, murderer, selfishness, cunningness, disloyalty, pornography, etc

What happened to King David?

The Lord still uses him for His purposes.

All these characters from the Bible had terrible character flaws but the Lord still chose to use them. When the Lord decided to use them after the fact, He was not approving of their behavior but for His purposes was using them.

These are only some examples but there are so many more in the Bible.

Did they pay for their character flaws?

Of course they did in different ways.

When I look at Trump, he has so many character flaws as our president because of his brazen personality. He can never be my pastor. I am not voting for a Pastor-in-Chief but a Commander-in-Chief.

"Well," you may be saying, "what terrible people you have been talking about!" But wait a minute! You are just as bad. When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are talking about yourselves, for you do these very same things!" (Romans 2:1, TLB)

'For you do these very same things' refers to "Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness and sin, of greed and hate, envy, murder, fighting, lying, bitterness, and gossip. They were backbiters, haters of God, insolent, proud, braggarts, always thinking of new ways of sinning and continually being disobedient to their parents. They tried to misunderstand, broke their promises, and were heartless--without pity. They were fully aware of God's death penalty for these crimes, yet they went right ahead and did them anyway and encouraged others to do them, too." (Romans 1:29-32, TLB)

We all have character flaws and if not for the grace of the Lord, we do not know where we would have been. The Lord still uses us for His purposes and used Biblical characters for his purposes.

If the Lord used all those biblical characters with all their flaws for His purposes, I believe he can choose to use Trump too in all his weaknesses for his purposes. Throughout Scripture, we see the Lord using different characters to accomplish his purposes. 

This does not again mean accepting to vote for Trump means approving his behavior. On the contrary, accepting to vote for Trump means approving his policies over his personality. It means accepting his biblical policies over his opponents anti-Biblical policies.

When I look at what Trump accomplished these past 4 years, I am flabbergasted and awed because as a businessman turned president, he made me see that a good business man always keeps his word to his clients and expects loyalty. We the people that voted for him were his clients. Whatever he campaigned on, he did his best to ensure those promises were not broken. He is the first president in my lifetime that I can say, "Promises Made, Promises Kept".

As an Evangelical Christian, I am utterly amazed that Trump of all people became the most Pro-Life president in the history of the United States with his Executive Orders to protect the unborn here and overseas, with his appointment of 3 Supreme Court Justices who are originalists and Pro-Life, and the amazing speech he gave as the first president to ever address the March for Life Rally since 'Roe v Wade' made abortion legal.

There are those that will make you believe we should not vote for a person like Trump just because of the Pro-Life issue because every Republican politician has used this issue to get Evangelicals to vote for them but rarely anything changes. The difference is Trump is no politician and has brought more change to the Pro-Life movement than all the Republican presidents combined. He did not just talk the talk but walked the walk.

"Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die. Don't try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn't know about it. For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and he knows you knew! And he will reward everyone according to his deeds!" (Proverbs 24: 11-12, TLB)

"You created all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex. Your workmanship is marvelous and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion. You saw me before I was born and scheduled all the days of my life before I began to breathe. How precious are your thoughts towards me Oh Lord. I cannot even count how many times a day your thoughts turn towards me and when I wake up in the morning, you are still thinking about me!" (Psalm 139:13-18, TLB)

The Lord said to me, "I knew you before you were formed within your mother's womb; before you were born I sanctified you and appointed you as my spokesman to the world." (Jeremiah 1:5, TLB)

Just because you hate Trump's personality, are you willing to elect the most radical pro-abortion ticket of Harris-Biden?

You may say to yourself, "As a Pro-Life person, I am not going to vote for either of them!"

What do you think happens then if all Evangelical Christians took that approach?

I will tell you what will happen!

You will get the Biden-Harris ticket where the slaughter of the unborn will continue.

On the other hand, give Trump 4 more years and see the changes that will come to the life of the unborn.

You can do that with your vote! Don't waste your vote and sit out this election as some Evangelicals who resist Trump want you to do.

Trump has been the advocate for the unborn because he had neither allegiance to establishment Republicans or Democrats who hate his guts.

There are a lot of other things Trump has accomplished but all of them would mean nothing to me if he did not do everything he could for the unborn. The Pro-Life issue pertaining to the unborn is the main reason, that I am voting for Trump again.

You can do that too with your vote and protect the unborn!

In a week, I don't know if the Lord will be pleased to give Trump another 4 years or will remove him from power.

"For promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from God. He promotes one and deposes another." (Psalm 75:6-7, TLB)

Does that mean Trump will win again in 2020?

That is up to the Lord! If the Lord wants him to win, he will win. If the Lord wants him to lose, he will lose. Whatever the outcome, He allows it for His purposes. I hope it would please the Lord to allow him to win because of many of his polices especially regarding the unborn and religious freedom, but that is up to the Lord.

I know that I have to do my part and leave the results in the Lord's hands.

Will you join me in voting for Trump to protect the unborn?

It is important to remember that voting for Trump does not mean you approve of his personality. It means you approve of his policies.

What do I say to those that say that Trump is a con-artist who is duping the Evangelical community to get their votes as a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Actions speak louder than words for me. I see what Trump has done for the unborn!

Even if Trump has been doing everything for his selfish gain including pleasing the Evangelical community with his policies, I am reminded of the Scripture passage that talks about the Gospel going out.

"Some, of course, are preaching the Good News because they are jealous of the way God has used me. They want reputations as fearless preachers!  And some preach to make me jealous, thinking that their success will add to my sorrows here in jail! But whatever their motive for doing it, the fact remains that the Good News about Christ is being preached, and I am glad." (Philippians 1:15, 17-18, TLB)

In the same way, whatever people say Trump's motives are, the fact of the matter is that Trump has been the most vocal protector of the unborn and advocate for Evangelical Christians.

Trump claims to be a non-demoninational Christian who is surrounded by Evangelical leaders. Sadly, his personality does not seem to reflect that many times. But then I am reminded of myself when people have questioned me and say, "And you are supposed to be a Christian and if that's what being a Christian is, I don't want to have any part in it."

In essence, what they are saying is those that claim to be a Christian should have a certain type of aurora. In a way, they are right. If we say we are Christians, we need to live as Christ did imitating him. Sadly, we give more into the flesh than we give into the Spirit! Hence, we fail so many times. When I do that, I pray Romans 7 and am comforted by Romans 8.

"Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh!"

When it comes to personality and what a person believes in, I have learned so much from Pastor Josh when he reminded me that there are Christians that believe a lot of things that are not biblical such as evolution, pro-choice, gay marriage, etc but this is where discipleship is so much important.

I know that Trump needs a lot of discipleship to change his 74 years of behavior but I am also an ardent believer that the Lord can continue to use a broken vessel like him too for His purposes as His policies reflect Biblical policies especially when it comes to the Pro-Life issue, etc.

What gives me hope is when I see glimpses of Trump's heart towards God when he prays!

 Trump said, "Every family who lost a loved one... I just want to say an extra-special prayer," "I want to give my warmest sympathies to the families that have lost someone, and I've lost many friends....We know that God hears our prayers, we have no doubt about it. He's always with us and he'll always help us to overcome this challenge...I just want to thank everybody and I want to thank God for working miracles, and I ask God for the wisdom and grace to lead our country and to lead it at the top level..." (Trump prays for 'wisdom and grace' to lead country in call with Evangelical leaders, Caleb Parke)

Recently, Trump also shared with 'Religion News Service', "It was amazing to see so many great Americans who reached out and said they were praying for me and my family. This country is full of wonderful people with strong faith in God. Melania and I felt the prayers of Americans from all across the country--and even around the world. When I was at Walter Reed, I said, "There were miracles coming down from heaven." I meant it - Melania and I are very thankful to God for looking out for our family and returning us to good health."

Even one of our dear pastors from India was praying for Trump's recovery.

We all may not have all the characteristics that we abhor in Trump regarding his personality but we have sins in our own lives that are still bad in the eyes of the Lord. We need the Lord's help to build our lives upon!

In closing, I want to say, "Unless the Lord builds the house, our toiling is in vain!" (Psalm 127:1, TLB)

Trump will only win if the Lord allows him to win! Let us do our part and vote for him leaving the results in the Lord's precious hands!

Reddy's Right Rhetoric takes you into the world of accepting family without approving behavior, putting policies over personality and accepting policies without approving personality.

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