Pat Boone says there's much at stake for the upcoming presidential election. The famed singer says thinking about the 2020 election is "truly frightening" when you consider how much animosity the left has against Trump—and how they're indoctrinating the country to follow suit.
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Boone on my "Strang Report" podcast. (Click here or click on the podcast icon in this article to listen to that episode.) He outlined what we as Christians are called to do in this hour—pray and cry out to God for our president, no matter our opinions on the man.
"The Bible says all authority is from [God]," Boone says. "I think that's why we're supposed to pray for those in authority over us. In the case of Obama, for example—who I didn't vote for and who I really did not think was good for us as a country—I prayed for him. My prayer was as it is for any president: 'God, keep the president and his family in the hollow of Your hand and accomplish Your purpose for him and his family and for us as a country'—because the Bible says all authority is from Him."
This doesn't mean we agree with everything our president does. As Boone said, he didn't agree with Obama, but he prayed for him anyway. And even though Boone overall supports Trump, he doesn't condone everything the president says and does.
He says he even told Trump as much to his face:
"I myself have told him personally that I wish he would quit calling his opponents names, because it's not presidential. And I said, 'I'll bet your own Melania has been telling you that,' and he laughed. But it's been his style."
But Trump's rough edges don't negate the good he has done for our nation or the promises he has kept. Time after time, he has taken a stand for the pro-life cause, for Israel and for religious freedom.
Just this past weekend, Trump spoke at the Values Voter Summit, where he told the crowd that "we don't worship government; we worship God."
Pastor Andrew Brunson opened the ceremony with prayer over the president, asking God to let the "fullness of the Spirit of Jesus rest upon President Trump" and that he would "recognize [His] prompting and move according to [His] guidance."
In a way, Brunson owes his freedom to Trump. The pastor was wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey for two years until Trump used sanctions to force the Muslim-majority nation to free him.
Boone—along with many other Spirit-filled Christians across the United States—believes this is the kind of leadership our country needs right now. If the Democrats win in 2020, we could see the U.S. quickly become a socialist nation.
"We've been going through a terrible lot of punishment and we're in for a whale of a lot more if we let this country go socialist," he says. "Socialist is just another word for communism. In fact, the guy who wrote Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky, said he was a communist. And that's what Obama practiced. He learned those principles.
"And the ultraliberal part of the Democrat Party uses those principles, and they include finding a hot-button issue, finding ways to exacerbate it, make it worse and then blame it on your opponents and present yourself as the only one who can solve it."
Now, though, Boone says, leftists don't use the word "socialist" anymore to describe themselves. The new, trendy phrase is "progressive"—but that doesn't change the heart of their message. Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren use the word "progressive" to describe their campaign platforms. But if you analyze their plans, you'll quickly realize it's nothing short of steps in a socialist agenda.
Boone recently discussed the danger of America's moral corruption on my podcast. Click here to listen to that episode.
This is why I wrote my upcoming book, God, Trump and the 2020 Election. Boone read it and called it "electrifying." He was happy there's now a book that chronicles how God has been using Trump and how the left is coming against him over the years. (Click here to listen to my thoughts on the left's agenda to impeach Trump.) But we know our battle is ultimately not with the left; it's with the principalities and powers and spiritual forces of this dark world (Eph. 6:12). In fact, I dedicated an entire chapter in my book to the spiritual war we are in right now.
That spiritual war is the very reason Christians must rise up, pray and vote. My friend Larry Tomczak says if our nation doesn't unite in prayer, there could be dire consequences. If you're not registered to vote yet, get registered now! And while you're at it, encourage your friends to do the same. The 2020 election is not an automatic win or loss—we can make a difference in how it will turn out.
I so appreciate that Pat Boone is taking the stand he is. We need more Christians like him, believers who are willing to speak the truth even if it's not popular. To listen to my full interview with Boone, be sure to click here!
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