Donald Trump Does Not Represent Christ, Christians Or The Bible

In politics, seeking the spotlight is part of the game – but the spotlight can also become the floodlight by which all intents and purposes are revealed; it is then that public scrutiny feels more like darkness than light.

It is Mr. Trump’s own words that are bouncing back to raise eyebrows and doubts. Some of it is silly, but all of it serves to cast a full picture of the man.

Last year, we heard of youngsters around the nation being expelled from school for pretending to shoot a gun using their hands, or for drawing a picture of a gun.

We may get the students into good PC form, as silly as it is; but who is going to get the Donald into line? Is the idea of getting away with murder and still being a front-runner his best example for America’s children?

Donald is seen at Dordt College making the hand symbol for a gun and saying, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?”

Donald’s behavior is anything but presidential; it clearly shows what he thinks of the average voter. In this context, he may as well call his own followers (and perhaps the entire nation) stupid.

Do Evangelicals have both a Savior and an Idol?

In 2 Kings 17: 33, ancient Israel is charged with fearing God, but serving idols. It is a non-sequitur that calls for pause to grasp or understand – until today.

Trump’s rallies are dotted with autograph-seeking, shouting and smiling Christians trying to get a glance at their idol, as if they expected him to win both the presidency and the latest televised broadcast of American Idol.

The Evangelicals may think they don’t need to follow the Lord of Righteousness, and now they can follow their lord of self-absorption, Mr. Trump; but they have become conspicuously misguided. Author Dr. Don Boys says: “For a Christian to vote for Trump is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.”

Where Christians are not present in large numbers, this may be perfectly understandable; but there is no doubt that true Christians are held up to a much higher standard than the average politically-minded citizen.

For the everyday crowd, the emotional and the logical may be all that’s needed to form an opinion. In Christ and under the clear teaching of scripture, Christians have a third qualifier laid upon them.

The top two questions for all Christians should first be – does this candidate know God, and will his decisions be based on his personal faith?

The most cursory examination of Donald Trump’s own words would lead one to answer a solid ‘no’ to both questions.

But the Evangelicals do not pause for anything, and they stay in deliberate step–not with their Savior, but with their idol.

Who Asked Donald Trump to “Represent Christians”? Does the Bible say he may represent them?

In June of 2015, Donald Trump said in an interview with CBN’s David Brodie, “Believe me, if I run and win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians that they’ve had in a long time.”

The Scriptures directly oppose Donald’s claim.

Unless you are Catholic, every person who claims to know Christ and is guided by the scriptures knows that Christ has no earthly representative. Christ represents Himself to the world through His Word and the Holy Spirit – nothing and no one else has ever been called to represent Him.

Christians are represented by themselves. In fact, the entire world judges us by our faith, our fruits and how that faith plays out in our lives.

Finally, to think that a man who cannot freely quote one Bible verse has been chosen by God to represent the Bible or Bible believers is far beyond a lack of solid theology – it is pure quackery.

Preachers, pastors, evangelists, prophets and messengers of every sort who trust God’s word should be warning Christians today. The warning is simple; but if ignored, it will have serious repercussions for our nation’s future.

That message is clear: Having and/or following idols is just as sinful today as it was in the ancient world.

This writer will refine the warning even further.

If we cast our votes for someone who has no testimony of salvation and who clearly has not been born again, we are voting against Christ. You will be joining in with all that in these last days is now referred to as the antichrist.

The nation cannot live with this – it can only die with it, presidential slogans to the contrary notwithstanding.

Even as these words were set to paper, our Supreme Court threw out another attempt to stop abortion in a state that banned the practice. All the blather about Donald Trump took up most of today’s news, while the report out of SCOTUS was a mere footnote.

It is this kind of thing that compels me to say once again and yet more emphatically:

You may get your Trump, America, but you have long since lost your greatness.

Putin Warns ISIS – Obama Warns School District About Girls’ Shower Room

My first inclination was to title this piece, “Obama threatens to spank school district for not favoring a single transgender student.”

Too crass, I thought; but along came an article before I got to write word one. It was entitled “Complete Anarchy’ as Obama Invades girls’ Showers.” The subtitle was even more scathing and reads: “Feds force school to comply with ‘profoundly stupid’ rule.”

Good online writers hyperlink their important references for safety’s sake, but this one had to be connected for the reader whose incredulity would not allow them to believe what they were reading.

The story is not complicated. One boy who thinks he is a girl wants to play on girls’ teams, be allowed into the girls’ locker rooms and shower with the girls, and is not satisfied with the broad accommodations the school district has already made.

Now, liberalism’s standard knight in shining armor (ACLU) has come to the boy’s defense, along with Barack Obama breathing out warnings that the school will lose its Title IX federal funding if it does not speedily comply.

Since the boy has had no genital alterations, his male anatomy would have to be seen by any and all girls showering. Their discomfort and any other feelings that may conger will be ignored for the exception, and progressivism has once again proven that America is in the throes of collective reprobation.

What we have essentially is a world where ISIS kills and beheads Christians and others, followed by enough aborted babies to start a new country and a world on the verge of world war three. Safely tucked into the lavish environs of the White House, we have a president who is concerned with what takes place in a girls’ shower room.

This is a truth that could not make good fiction in a low budget B movie, much less a policy issue in the once most dignified and morally advanced nation the world has ever known.

This writer is fully aware, for the most part, that my warnings about our moral decline fall largely of deaf ears; but this too is part of prophecy. All of prophecy serves to describe this event and a thousand more just like it. Evil will have its day (Pr 16: 4); and when it flowers, judgments will begin to fall. Don’t look now, but that has already begun.

Addressing this world class absurdity has become a daily affair for those warning our nation that her moral decline is now in the most advanced stages known as ‘reprobation.’

Here is the key: reprobation is a judgment.

It is the very first stage of judgment and is followed by progressive and far more serious physical actions like the rise and fall of nations, wars and natural calamities.

Reprobation is the inability to discern between right and wrong. Liberalism, socialism, progressivism, false and apostate theologies and religions are the very medium by which evil brings these judgments upon everyone.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” (Romans 1:28)

The ‘Godless generation’ has a day of evil, but make no mistake: it is not a day of winning. When minds and hearts go reprobate, lives are lost, literally, eternally and without remedy.

We have seen our president follow the yellow brick road of progressivism to this day; while the world is at the brink of Armageddon, Barack Obama’s mind is on a girls’ shower room.

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Mock Prophecy At Your Own Risk – America Is Not Exempt

The late Harold Camping made his apologies before his death about forecasting the end of the world. Some false prophets don’t apologize for their mistakes because they were sent by an enemy to weaken and obfuscate the real message of prophecy. The desired effect is to turn hearts away from giving full credence to true biblical prophecy and sending the unwary glibly down the path to their own destruction.

We may fight, deny and decry true prophecy; but like everything else in our world, prophecy has its day.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ec 3:1)

Americans are people who eschew negative thinking, In fact, they are far more likely to accept a positive lie than a negative severe and upsetting truth; and it is human nature.

We tend to latch on to the guy with the positive message appendaged with a shiny new plan to bring it all to pass.

One candidate for Governor in Louisiana recently said Louisiana’s best days are ahead of us. Along comes Marco Rubio expanding the positive puffery with the idea that America is now entering its greatest “century.”

No one can trump Trump, who has promised he will “make America great again.” How can we lose? Anyone who has perfected his own economic welfare to the tune of ten billion dollars should inspire us at the very least.

For some, it is a clarion call to follow the Donald to hell and back; but then, we are reminded of the words of Paul-Henri Spaak, a Belgian Socialist who was the first president of the United Nations General Assembly. He envisioned a leader who would sweep aside all impediments to riches and solve economic problems throughout the entire world.

It is alleged that in 1957, Paul-Henri Spaak said: “We do not need another committee. We have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man and be he god or devil, we will receive him.”

In a similar statement Jesus Christ made, which is an obvious allusion to the coming of the antichrist, Jesus warned that in the last days, people will be ready, yet once again, in spite of the former lessons of Hitler, Mao, and Stalin, to receive the last and worst with open arms. To wit:

“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” (Jn 5: 43)

I am an advocate of both hope and perseverance; I believe America could come out of her fall only if she fights to return to her former glory. How are we doing in the fight?

Because the Obama administration is still in place, most of the President’s agenda is still creating shock waves among all who have traditional and conservative aspirations for our nation.

We are reeling from the recent high court’s ruling on same sex marriage, but it seems there is more to come. Now, the LGBT is seeking to put forth what will be known as “The Equality Act.”

The EA is a proposal that would completely overhaul the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and would force the nation to accept a person’s “sexual identity” on the same basis as their ethnicity. This would result in discrimination charges, arrests and full prosecution against anyone who so much as mentions homosexuality in a negative way. Churches will not be excluded.

If these kinds of proposals are any indicator of how the fight is going, only a bit of reality is needed to see that at the moment, we are taking a brutal beating.

I have had to push back against those who are jumping on board Donald Trump’s train to “making America great again,” and I may seem like the biggest party pooper in partisan politics to come along in a long time. It is here I must say that seeing America regain her greatness is number one on my list.

My problem is twofold; first, the message I have been declaring for over ten years now is that America is about to see a total economic collapse. That would seem like more of a humbling rather than a return to “greatness.”

In fact, a collapse is a totally humbling experience, and it is apparent that it may be just what the doctor ordered – let’s examine this idea.

Since Barack Obama took office with his promise to “change America” in hand, he has managed to do a lot of changing. While some stood on the sidelines warning that he was leading us into communism, socialism, or, even worse, into Islamism, nothing like that has actually happened. He has softened us on these possibilities, but we so far have retained most of our basic identity.

What has happened is that while we were looking at ideologies, it was an undercurrent of immoralities that was taking root and spreading like tares among the wheat.

Who could have seen a time when a sexual identity would overtake a national identity?

But before we dismiss the messages of God’s prophets who very carefully predicted the fall into all that is prurient, perverted and, in the case of abortion, quite loveless, we must see one important fact.

The fact is that true prophecy is never disengaged from true theology.

Since the rise of Obama, a single verse of the Bible has been extracted and presented in more books and articles than any other Old Testament passage. Only a quick perusal of this verse presents a simple fact, which is that God has not called us or any failing nation throughout history to make itself “great” again. Giving greatness to nations is God’s business. Our business is to humble ourselves before God – nothing more.

The principle of humility according to the Bible is this: we will humble ourselves, or God will do it for us. The path to greatness has not changed since the beginning of time.

See it for yourself!

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Ch 7: 14)

If you think America needs a healing, then you now can see that a decision to make ourselves “great” again is hardly the means to this end.

Big armies, economic jangling, and pushing back against our enemies is all so attractive to a people who have been humbled by a community organizer who singlehandedly knocked America off its Bible-based beginnings and its Constitutional underpinnings. But leaving millions of unborn children dead, “marrying” same sex couples and continuing down the path to the great American party are exactly why the spider will eventually sting us in the posterior when we least expect it.

We are indeed the people who are busy sweeping out the cobwebs (big new leaders in office), but leaving the spider alive and well in the corner of the room.

Make no mistake – leaving the LGBT agenda, abortion and other perversions in place will produce no “greatness” in America.

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Here Are 7 Easy Questions For The Donald That Even An ‘Apprentice’ Could Answer

Should we ask Donald Trump or Forrest Gump these all-important questions? The Donald calls a lot of people “stupid”–but Forrest Gump at least offered a definition for stupid.

Gump said: “Stupid is as stupid does”

In the area of what Trump has done or what he is doing, we will have to eliminate the acquisition of ten billion dollars for the obvious reasons. A child’s first trip to Disney World and an adult’s first million dollars are both pretty much fantasies for the average American; so for the sake of this argument, we will set aside the entire matter of acquiring wealth for the more practical questions that we actually will have to answer on a daily basis.

  1. What’s the difference between Russia’s Putin and the average American citizen?

What president in our history has ever claimed that he could get along with our strongest protagonist and potential enemy (Putin) all while calling many of our own citizens stupid? If you can’t get along with us – what makes Putin so special?

Not everyone in the nation is onboard the Trump train; many of us got off quickly after applying Gump’s definition of “stupid” to this question.

2. Will we have to go through the next 4 to 8 years wondering what you mean by what you say?

For the last seven years, we have been subject to the vacillations, lies and obfuscations of Barack Obama. The grandiose cover for all his adjustments and modifications, made on the fly, is the simple explanation that he has – evolved.

Most of us don’t care about the difference between a face and a persona. Speaking of stupid, are we too stupid to understand the difference between a semantic word game and an ordinary insult?

Maybe you should start evolving if you are going to catch up to our outgoing president, who is a master in the art of giving empty answers to loaded questions.

  1. Have you ever read Dale Carnegie’s classic, “How to Win Friends…”?

Perhaps someone with ten billon bucks doesn’t think they need any improvements in their life, but even Daddy Warbucks knew enough to treat people with a little dignity.

Are you aware that one of the rare gems of Carnegie’s wisdom was the simple truth that people react better and give back more in business, life et al to those who take the time to help them to save face?

Criticizing faces is the act of a child; helping others to save face is the act of a fully matured lady or gentleman who has learned to recognize the dignity of others.

Can we project the question into our future and ask: what kind of an example will it be to our children to have a president who may at any given time make fun of any one of our 321 million faces?

  1. How would you answer the question of the nuclear button?

For over half an hour during the recent CNN Republican debate, you were silent as others answered important questions about matters that all Americans are concerned about. It was obvious that many of those questions could only be answered by qualified senators, governors and experienced politicians.

During that half hour, it was clear that you were – dare I say it – the apprentice.

Rising candidates like Carly Fiorina had more to say than you. Seasoned statesmen like Cruz and others barreled ahead from knowledge and experience to give answers that no apprentice could possibly answer.

When the CNN moderators posed the question that was obviously aimed at creating tension between other candidates and you, did it occur to you that they should have asked you – and only you – that most important question?

It is here you have the chance to answer the question.

Would you put the nuclear button in the hands of an apprentice?

  1. Which of these phrases does not belong in the list?

This question may fare better on the popular show “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” Nevertheless, it begs to be asked.

After enduring the fruit of a generation-long mistake called Roe v. Wade, which to date has cost the lives of 55 million innocent children, and now the morally decadent ruling called Obergefell v. Hodges, why have we not heard some bold promise from you on what you would do about these as president of these United States?

So far, we have heard you say we should partially fund Planned Parenthood, and that Obergefell is, after all, the “law of the land.”

We will not tax your comprehension of moral matters above what you may be able.

Here is one single question.

Which of these phrases about America does not belong in this list?

  1. 55 million abortions
  2. “homosexual marriage”
  3. national greatness
  1. Which vision will be our future – yours or mine?

Almost every speech along your campaign trail has been peppered with the promise of greater riches for America. My message is exactly the opposite.

I will not draw on the reports and predictions of many of our best economists to bolster my message, even while many of them are warning that America cannot avoid the coming fiscal fall.

I have only three top messages and will proclaim them until my death. One is the gospel of the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. The second is the warnings of one third of the Bible that Christ is about to re-enter the affairs of men in judgment. A third explicit and detailed message was given to me by the one who gave me the first two. Our nation is about to undergo an economic crash that will far exceed the days of deep austerity caused by the stock market crash of 1929.

Irony will have an entirely new definition if it is you who is sitting as our president when these things occur.

It will be the billionaire – presiding over the greatest economic crash in America’s history?

  1. The seventh question as a concomitant to the other six.

Will you admit that you were, after all, just too stupid to make all Americans richer–or will all Americans admit that they were very stupid to elect you as their president?

We are still waiting for your favorite verse from the Bible, which you said was your favorite book. If you can’t think of one soon, let me suggest that you memorize this two-part gem – as quickly as you can.

It’s about a rich man who had his best year ever and said to himself…

“…Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” (Lk 12: 19)

Then along came God’s answer to him – to you – to us all…

“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Lk 12: 20-21)

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Trump: Our Faith-Filled David With A Slingshot, Or The Bragging King Of Babylon?

While this comparison may seem all too rudimentary, it is not, considering the kinds of choices America has been making lately.

Really – a nation that thinks stuffing the lifeless bodies of 55 million little humans into medical waste receptacles is part of ‘women’s health?’ Are we indeed yet ‘Columbia the Gem of the Ocean’ or have we become the lifeless, stagnant, stinking waters of the great Sargasso Sea?

Then along comes the latest tryst between moral decadence and social trends in our turbulent history which produced the judicial lunacy known as Obergefell v. Hodges. Now, childless, Godless and perverted relationships are given the greenlight for some kind of artificial dignity among men, however feigned that may actually be.

Seeing this is why I am reticent to assume that we are all simply spot-on wise enough to make the simple comparison between a bragging king and a faith-filled shepherd boy from Israel.

There is no need for apologies (something Trump has taught us already); no disclaimers, no patronizing or mitigating is needed because the huff and puff is getting old. Now we look for substance – not the kind that can be deposited in the bank.

Has the Donald already taken aim at the wrong giant?

Rebuild the military, take care of vets – yes, and it’s about time. Stop the border crisis – good stuff, also long overdue – but is that all there is to our nation?

Let’s see: partial funding for Planned Parenthood and “It’s the law of the land” in response to Obergefell – a total and altogether unacceptable cop-out – just like what politicians have been giving us all along.

David picked one stone for his sling and flung it directly into the forehead of Israel’s greatest enemy, leaving him stone cold dead.

Leaving Obergefell and abortion attached is the equivalent of hitting Goliath in the knee and proclaiming victory.

God’s economics are fully opposite of the Donald’s – the moral hot button issues Trump will not or cannot face are what God will judge us for. The rest is superfluous, extraneous and can be handled by almost any of the other candidates in the race today.

The Bragging King who ate grass for supper – is this the Donald?

Israel was taken captive by the ancient Babylonian (modern Iraq) conqueror known as Nebuchadnezzar. God sent his prophet Daniel to the king at the height of his rule to warn him that his bragging must stop.

Nebuchadnezzar was bragging to everyone on how he alone built his nation up from rags to riches and built many notable edifices and monuments. The prophet Daniel told him that it was God alone who gave him the power to succeed and that, if he would not humble himself, he would be cast into the fields as a wild beast and eat grass for his sustenance.

He did not humble himself, and the rest is history.

“And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.” (Da 4: 32)

Who will preside over the Economic Collapse after the Prevailing Moral Collapse?

I cannot say that the country will see a total economic crash because of the Donald or in spite of him. What I am sure of is that it is coming regardless of who wins the next election. I can add to that a promise that it will not be whisked away by any president, but we will endure the ravages of the decline as a people; not one person will be exempt.

We will pay the full price – we, and not the president, will eat the grass for supper.

If we elect a Godly statesman, he or she will lead us through the worst of times with dignity and courage befitting of our once-great nation.

If we elect the bragging Donald, he will bear the shame without recourse to boasting and braggadocio – those times will be long forgotten.

First published in American Thinker.

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