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Bill Johnson: This Is What My Bible Told Me About My Vote for Trump

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Bill Johnson, senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California, explained why he could, in good conscience, vote for President-Elect Donald Trump. He also shared his prayers for healing and reconciliation for the country. (File photo)

When Bill Johnson, senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California, said he was voting for President-Elect Donald Trump in this week's general election, he said a number of people were angry.

"I was told if I voted for Trump I needed to open my Bible to find out why it was morally wrong," he wrote in an op-ed for The Gopsel Herald website. So he did. And then he decided to share what he found.

Point by point, he deconstructed the arguments made by many on the #NeverTrump Right and showed the truth revealed in the Lord's holy Word. In his conclusion, he shared his prayer for the future:

"I believe the outcome is from the Lord. At the same time I realize that many people I care for don't see it that way at all. Regardless, my love for God and people remains the same. And as I did for Clinton, Bush and Obama, I pray for protection for President Trump and his family, that he would have great wisdom for his near impossible assignment, and that he would always listen to godly counsel. I pray that he would increase in favor with God and man. I pray for those who are in despair because of the outcome of this election, that God Himself would give them peace and a hope filled promise. And finally I pray that each of us would have a life of realizing the fulfillment of dreams, with great health and blessing in every area of life."

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