Dear Mr. Trump,
Congratulations on receiving the honor of being called the President Elect of the United States of America. Earning the electoral college votes necessary to cement your victory as President is no small feat. Your primary run seemed improbable followed by a seemingly insurmountable challenge in the general election. You, your family, your friends, and your campaign staff must be ecstatic about such a historic win.
I want to be honest with you, while I did participate in this historic election, I did not vote for you, nor did I vote for Secretary Clinton. At this point, however, my vote is not the matter at hand. I want you to know that I am, and will be, leading others to be supportive of you as long as it does not conflict with biblical standards. I am a pastor in a church in Mississippi and as such I am obligated to lead our church family to follow the admonitions of Scripture. One of those distinct admonitions is to “…be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God” (Romans 13:1).
Therefore, I am confident that God placed you in this authoritative position by His good plan. I am thankful to God that He has chosen to do what He knows best and I believe it is, in the long run, what will bring Him glory. I am confident that while you are soon to be seated in the oval office making crucial decisions on behalf of this nation, Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father making our petitions known to Him. I am confident that while you are making speeches celebrating the victory won last night, Jesus has already won the ultimate victory by defeating death (1 Corinthians 15:57). I am confident that while you have been given the challenge to exercise great leadership for your people, Jesus is providing perfect Lordship for us all.
I once heard an interview with you in which you said if you felt the need to repent, you would. So let me encourage you to do just that. Not because you are any worse than I am, but because, we are all bad in comparison to the perfection of God. Confess that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead to receive the free gift of salvation.
So here is a brief list of the things that I commit to doing for you.
- I will pray that God draws you to Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit.
- I will pray that you confess Jesus as Lord and turn away from your sins.
- I will pray that God grants you wisdom and discernment in the many decisions you make.
- I will pray that God pours out His blessings on you and your family.
- I will lead others to follow the words of Scripture found in Romans 13:1.
- I will lead others to pray for you often.