Anne Graham Lotz: on Voting for Trump and Praying for the Nation
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 May 10
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, has said that she is ready to vote for Donald Trump in the November election because God can use Trump to accomplish His purposes.
According to The Christian Post, Lotz said that Trump may be like Nebuchadnezzer in the Bible--a man who started off as antagonistic toward God’s people, but who ultimately ended up believing in the Lord.
"My faith is not in a person, my faith is in God,” said Lotz in an interview with Fox News. “If God can use Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel's day — Daniel served under Nebuchadnezzar, and at the end, Nebuchadnezzar professed faith in the God of Daniel" — then He can use Trump, too.”
Lotz added that she will vote for whoever the Republican nominee is: "The Democratic Party has so come against God in some of their major issues, that I'm not sure I can vote for the Democratic platform. But whoever is on the Republican side, I will vote for and pray for whoever that is.”
Lotz recently released a book titled The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations. She has spoken about the need for a revival, beginning with prayer.
"I think legally, educationally, institutionally, governmentally — in so many ways, we are abandoning our faith in God, and we are abandoning God. And when you do, the Bible says God will back away from you and abandon you," Lotz said.
"The hope is, when we choose to render our hearts and repent from our sins, and tell God 'we're sorry, we want you back in,' that He would return to us, and once again bless us and have favor on us,” she added.
Others do not agree with Graham about voting for Trump as the Republican nominee. Russell Moore, the leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, has come out strongly against Trump.
Trump himself claims to be a Christian and Presbyterian, but many Christians have expressed doubts about his faith, especially after he refused to name a favorite Bible verse and referred to the book of 2 Corinthians as “Two Corinthians.”
Publication date: May 10, 2016