* 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (SLV) - "Pay attention: I will show you a mystery; we shall not all 'sleep,' but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
* 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (SLV) - "But I do not want you to be lacking knowledge, brethren, concerning those who have passed away, and that you do not sorrow, even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so the souls of those who 'sleep' in Jesus, God bring back with Him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who are 'asleep.' For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words."
First let me say, Americans have fought and died to insure that our citizens (take note of who is authorized to vote: citizens!) have the freedom to choose our local, state, and national leaders! In this present election, we have seen near riots at campaign gatherings, a fire-bombing of a campaign office, dozens of folks who "promise" to leave if their candidate loses, illegal aliens encouraged to vote, dead people voting "absentee" ballots (sorry for the grotesque pun), and even an attempt on the Republican Presidential candidate's life. Yard signs have been stolen, death threats spray-painted on buildings, calling for the murder of "Trump voters."
While neither candidate has lived a life that parents want as role-models for their children, their sins are not so bad that the blood of Jesus cannot cover them, should they place their faith in His atonement for their sins, and honor Him as their resurrected Lord! The same is true for this writer, and for all those willing to read this. Jesus died for sinners; His Father raised Him, showing that He was pleased with Christ's self-sacrificial offering. While He reigns in the hearts of born again believers, one day, very soon, He will return to reign on earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords!
I will not tell you how to vote, but I will tell you that Christians are called "salt" by their Lord, because He wants us to stand against Satan and his demons; He wants us to, at least, slow down the corruption and decay that is eventually going to occur under the false Christ, the Antichrist. We vote, not for a perfect person, not even for a person beyond reproach; we vote in our hope that the candidate will endeavor to slow the downward spiral that our nation is clearly experiencing today!
If I were a prophet (I am definitely not), I would tell you that a vote for Trump will not make America as great as it has been, but I hope he will be "the last trump" we as believers, will need to elect! So, I am saying, it is my hope that the Church, those of us who are trusting in the God Who governs in the lives of men, whether they want Him to or not, will come for us very soon, so this will be THE LAST TRUMP we will ever need to elect!!!!!!!