For the last seven years, we have seen the results of having a man with questionable faith sitting in the Oval Office. The economy, foreign relations, and tranquility in domestic affairs have been affected by it. The Constitution has been under attack and the Bible is being pushed aside faster than ever before.
One of the fears for both secular voters and moderate Evangelicals is that Ted Cruz is “too Christian.” It’s as if electing him will bring about a theocratic regime like a Christian version of Iran. This couldn’t be further from the truth and in a recent interview, Cruz summed up in five sentences precisely what we need in our next leader.
“I am a Christian and the Word says if you are ashamed of Jesus He will be ashamed of you. I don’t intend to have that conversation with my maker. It is an integral part of who I am my faith. Now, at the same time, I’m not running to be ‘Pastor-In-Chief.’ It is not the calling of a political leader to deliver the salvation message. That is the calling of us as believers, it’s the calling of a pastor but it’s a different role to be a political leader.”
Whether you’re a Christian or not, most can understand the moral compass that the Bible has always provided our leaders until recent years as well as the ideological compass that the Constitution provides. As I’ve said in the past, his adherence to the two most important books should make voting for him a no-brainer regardless of your religious background. This latest quote makes the ideal case. He’s a Christian who, as an individual, will share the salvation message. He’s a Constitutionalist who, as President, will defend our rights even if one’s beliefs differ from his.
In a way, Ted Cruz exemplifies the idea of separation of church and state in its purest form. We cannot allow this country to have someone of lukewarm or non-existent faith attempt to lead us. We need a leader who is unabashed in his faith and unswayed in his defense of the Constitutional rights of our citizens. The lawlessness that we’ve seen the last seen years cannot be reversed by another secular leader. It requires a man of faith who is guided by the principles that have made this country great for two centuries.
In reading and comprehending what he said in this interview, then matching it against the consistency that he’s demonstrated throughout his adult life, voters with discerning minds and faithful hearts should come to the conclusion that Ted Cruz is right man to lead us through these times of turmoil.