Evangelical Christians are mostly sticking with Donald Trump, despite the mainstream media’s relentless attack on him. And one pastor is arguing they should stand by the Republican nominee regardless of what the media says, because Christians need to prevent Hillary Clinton from occupying the White House.

Pastor Carl Gallups, a vocal evangelical and the author of several books including “Be Thou Prepared” and the upcoming “When the Lion Roars,” spoke with WND on what he believes is the evangelical case for Trump.

Ultimately, said Gallups, the election in November comes down to a choice between two people, and no other considerations matter.

“The point is the juxtaposition between these two candidates is huge,” he said. “I suppose it depends upon what kind of a world you foresee, what kind of an America you foresee, how your conscience will allow you to vote. Because here’s the bottom line – barring something really unusual happening, all things being equal between now and November, on November the 9th, Hillary Clinton will have been elected commander-in-chief of the military armed forces of America and the CEO of America’s economy and borders. Either her or Donald Trump.

“Now, you can say what you wish about either one of them, neither one of them are perfect candidates. But we’ve never had a perfect human being as a candidate. We might have had some that people could deem to be more desirable than others. But everyone can disagree with each other about that. So my point is let’s be pragmatic for a moment.”

Gallups argued Christians have a responsibility to safeguard the national interests of the United States, because it is a Christian power and an important pillar of the faith worldwide.

“I am a born-again, Bible-believing, Jesus-loving Christian,” the pastor proclaimed. “My first loyalty is to the Kingdom of God regardless of who is in charge of this nation or what happens to this nation. But that being said, I also recognize this is the largest Christian nation the planet has ever seen since the birth of the church. We are a constitutional republic founded upon biblical principles, Judeo-Christian principles. That is undeniable.

“I know that my ministry and my freedom and the life, happiness and prosperity that I have enjoyed is the result of living under that kind of constitutional republic and the freedoms that it affords.”

He called the choice in November a binary decision between Trump’s nationalism and the globalism of Clinton, who has been revealed in recently released emails and transcripts of speeches as an explicit supporter of “open borders.”

“On the one hand, we have Hillary Clinton, who is an avowed globalist,” said Gallups. “She has spoken against Second Amendment rights, she has spoken in favor of perpetuating the abortion holocaust, she has spoken very clearly about her desire to bring in more Islamic refugees, and has spoken in favor of the borders staying fairly porous and loosening the immigration laws. I could go on and on.”

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Gallups also charged Clinton with being partially responsible for the consequences of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, which has seen the rise of Islamic radicalism and the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

“She’s participated in the Obama administration as secretary of state,” Gallups observed. “She helped to bring about the Arab Spring, which birthed ISIS, which has birthed the entire turmoil in the Middle East. So you have that – or you have Donald Trump.”

The pastor credited Trump with showing dedication to evangelical causes through the team he has assembled around him. He also praised Trump’s selection of Christian conservative Mike Pence as his vice president.

“Some people think Donald Trump could do the same thing that Obama has done,” Gallups said, playing devil’s advocate. “He could – but I doubt it. He has picked as a potential vice president an outspoken evangelical Christian. He has put around him an outspoken evangelical Christian advisory council. He’s put an amazing coalition of Christians around him. Has Hillary Clinton done anything like that? No, the exact opposite is the truth.”

Gallups also believes Trump’s patriotism and love for country is sincere.

“Trump has made promises,” said Gallups. “‘I want to make America great again. I want to build a wall until we get a grip on this thing. I want to tighten up the restrictions on who comes in and who doesn’t. I want to do some vetting. I want to make sure ISIS isn’t coming across our borders to kill us, to destroy us from within, the ‘Trojan Horse’ scenario that ISIS brags about.

“Trump wants to bring industrial operations back to America, lower taxes so those people who have the infrastructure and the wherewithal can create good jobs and strengthen our economy. He says he wants to strengthen our military … the bottom line he’s much more of a nationalist and Clinton is much more of a globalist.”

However, Gallups admitted he has heard from many Christians who say they can’t vote for Trump because of their “conscience.” The pastor said he understood the position, but said Christians can’t opt out of their responsibility to do all they can to put the best choice in the White House. After all, he observed, they will also be responsible to their conscience if Hillary Clinton is in the White House in a year. He derided the idea there is some “perfect person” evangelical Christians can write in to be commander-in-chief.

“We’re not electing a pastor or a pope or a priest or a Sunday school teacher,” he observed. “We’re electing the person who is going to sit across from Putin and look him in the eyes.

“You want to talk about your conscience? What are you going to do when you wake up on November the 9th and you didn’t vote or you voted for a third party who had no chance of winning and effectively gave a vote to Hillary Clinton? You wake up and she’s president-elect. The globalist agenda is in full force. Obama’s last eight years will be on steroids for another four or eight years and beyond. What are you going to say to your children and your grandchildren when the America we knew is gone? When the Constitution, First Amendment rights, Second Amendment Rights, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, when all of those are gone? What are you going to say about your conscience then?”

TrGallups conceded Trump is hardly likely to solve all the concerns of evangelical Christians in the United States. But he believes that on issues such as the Supreme Court and religious freedom, Trump will give Christians the “breathing room” they need to rebuild the culture.

“There is nothing in the decades of Hillary Clinton’s public life that indicates she is some kind of friend to evangelical Christianity,” said Gallups. “Whereas Donald Trump has been a friend to Christianity. And as I said, he at least had the guts to pick an evangelical Christian for his vice presidential candidate.

“The difference between him and Hillary Clinton is like night and day.”

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