By Mark Swarbrick
I don’t often disagree with Rush Limbaugh, but when I do…I’m right. It was everyone pile on Ted Cruz day on the Rush Limbaugh show. One caller, angry that Ted Cruz did not endorse Trump, said, “Cruz claims that he is a Christian…” and went on to suggest that Cruz isn’t a Christian because he didn’t forgive Trump and endorse him. To which, Limbaugh commented that his comment was a valid point and continued to elaborate on what a mistake Ted Cruz has made in not endorsing Trump.
It should not need to be pointed out, although apparently it does, that being a Christian is based upon repentance, faith and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ. Receiving forgiveness of sins DOES NOT require acceptance of Donald Trump.
Secondly, it was not Ted Cruz who made the big mistake, rather it was Donald Trump who made the foolish claim that Cruz’s father was complicit with Oswald in the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Such an outrageous and foolish statement called into question whether Trump has the mental clarity and emotional maturity to lead the most powerful nation in the world.
Trump’s vicious and school-boy style personal attacks against Cruz’s wife only furthered concerns about Trump’s emotional stability. In the face of these attacks Cruz did not stoop to Trump’s level. He did not reply in kind.
Ted Cruz was kind enough to speak at the RNC and said nothing bad about Trump. Nevertheless, everyone wants to blame him for not outright endorsing Trump, suggesting that this proves Cruz has not forgiven Trump and therefore is not a Christian. Such speculation fails to comprehend that being ready to forgive someone who expresses repentance does not necessarily mean that you endorse them for President of the United States.
Proverbs 21:23 says, “Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” It is Trump who has brought division within the party by failing to control his tongue. Such behavior has caused concern that this character flaw may lead to major trouble for the country down the road.
I will be voting for Trump, not because I don’t have concerns about him being bad for the country, but because I know for a fact Hillary would definitely be worse. Hillary is the worst candidate in the history of America. If Trump loses the race to Hillary, he will have no one to blame but himself. Unfortunately, should that happen, that truth will not prevent many from placing the blame upon Ted Cruz, instead of where it belongs, both now and then; upon Trump’s failure to control his tongue.