Since civil government is an ordinance of God, we are bound to seek the peace and welfare of the nation in which God's providence in any way appoints our residence, and to yield a willing obedience to all its laws, except only when they command what God forbids.
For two presidential election cycles, evangelical voters offered little more than half-hearted support for the campaigns of John McCain and Mitt Romney.
Donald Trump appears determined to change all that.
"God bless you! You changed everything!"
So said a woman at the Christian-themed event to the candidate who presently leads the GOP field among White evangelical voters with 32% support.
During his speech, Mr. Trump repeated a common theme of his campaign - attacking seemingly spineless politicians more concerned over good public relations than fighting for the values voters sent them to Washington D.C. to defend.
"These people, they're babies, they're babies!"
Trump noted how poorly the Middle Class was being hurt and promised to bring jobs back to America. Alongside his pleas for a stronger U.S. economy was a moment where Mr. Trump reflected on how it bothered him to see the phrase "Merry Christmas" under constant attack by liberal progressives.
"I want to see Christmas. You're going to see it if I get elected."
That line elicited another round of enthusiastic applause for the Republican candidate for president.
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The only moment of potential controversy for Mr. Trump was when he called out GOP rival Marco Rubio for being, "a clown." Some in the audience began to boo the comments, though it remains unclear if they were booing Donald Trump, or the mention of Marco Rubio.
By the time Trump left the stage, the audience offered him another wave of applause. For now, Donald Trump remains the candidate…