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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Can America Be Great Again Without Getting Right With God Again?

When does wishful thinking become dangerous, and when does naiveté pose a serious threat to our future? Is it a deep complicated issue to be hashed out in endless debate and heated discourse?  Beware – the answer, so plain and right in our face, may be the stumbling block that brings us down with a whimper rather than the war cry of the mighty.

If we blithely refuse to dance to the piper, will we bravely go on to ignore the trumpet? Here’s the answer in all its simplicity – it cannot be done.

We have a clear choice. We are called to the last dance, but we will be dragged to the last trump.

“We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.” (Mt 11: 17)

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” (1Th 4: 16)

Both Shepard Smith’s rant and Donald Trump’s promise are cut from the same cloth

Fox News reporter Shepard Smith declared that Christians are “haters” and that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a bigot. After stepping back to take a breath, we can only stand in awe. We must borrow an oft-used phrase from the Donald; and with only a slight modification, we can see what is clearly the best example of ‘spiritual stupidity’ in the last decade.

Standing by God’s word and six thousand years of history does not make anyone a bigot. It does, however, make scriptural fools of us all if we think standing for a moral America is any less than calling for a mighty America.

Shep would make America gay, and Donald would make America great again; but the Christians alone are calling for America to get right again.

With or without faith in God, simple deductive reasoning and a smidgen of common wisdom will tell you who God thinks is on track and who is not.

One of the most obvious and recurring themes and teachings of the Bible is the warning that a nation’s strength does not lie in its military might, riches or alliances with powerful neighbors – the whole matter of strength lies in our relationship to God.

If redefining marriage is wrong – isn’t it time to correct our definition of Success?

We know that climbing the ladder of success is often a direct slide into hell according to the Bible. Unfortunately, only a combination of actually reaching the top and a prescribed amount of time can prove that; and by then, it is too late – nothing can be recovered.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mr 8: 36)

People who are not waiting to learn this valuable lesson the hard way were recently exposed to a Fox News commentator who, with starry eyed exuberance, declared that Trump’s name is emblazoned in gold across countless buildings and that that was proof that he does not need to get into self-promotion – he has already succeeded.

Those who are “respecters of persons” (Acts 10: 34) have a pet list of “big boys” whose persons and opinions count more than others. Among them are found the highly successful in business, finances, politics et al.

In God’s view of man, it is the least of men who often count the most; this is the very principle that Abe Lincoln had in mind when he said we are a government “of the people by the people and for the people.”

All of this has been said not just to lead into the next point, but to firmly establish that this minister of the gospel, prophet, preacher and common man is no respecter of persons. Regardless of how many or how acclaimed the people are, if the view held is diametrically opposite of God’s clearly known will, I will stand with God–names in gold letters notwithstanding.

Most all conservative candidates have come to the right war – but some showed up at the wrong battle

In order to ascertain which battles are the right ones, we have to go way back in the revealed will and counsel of God. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that Old Testament truths are not relevant. We may be under grace in these days, but OT laws and statutes are said to be the “schoolmarm” (Ro 7: 7) to show us what sinfulness is exactly.

We will not refer to heretical “replacement theology’ to make a point–because while times change, God does not. We may no longer be under OT law, but grace and mercy actually require even more – much more.

Seeing how God dealt with men in the old times reveals His nature and immutable character. Modern times and trends have no effect, whatsoever, on these matters; to wit:

“For I am the LORD, I change not…” (Mal 3: 6)

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Heb 13: 8)

God calls us to obedience not greatness – He supplies the greatness!

The entirety of the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy is a picture of what God will do if we obey His laws and statutes, and what He will do if we do not. Over a dozen verses proclaim the blessings, and over 50 verses describe what will happen if we refuse.

Let’s cut to the chase. War, fear of our enemies, loss of standing among our allies and a lot of additional calamities are promised to any nation that forgets God. Are we the exception to God’s rules? This is blatant naiveté.

It is a perfect picture of America today.

The formula revealed in this simple, yet profound, declaration is what we are missing.

The language of political correctness has assigned moral issues of the day to the realm of hot button topics, religious issues and ethics issues. After reading all of Deuteronomy 28, it becomes clear that we have it backwards.

When the moral issues are ignored and put on the back burner, that is exactly what causes the other issues, such as confusion, war, encroaching enemies and economic failure to ensue.

We will not run our enemies off – because the enemy is us.

Oddly, the stupid people Donald Trump so often refers to is us – we are opposing ourselves by stylizing, permitting and even making lawful the worst behaviors mankind has ever dreamed up.

It must be noted that Trump’s answer to our moral decline by judicial fiat is the wimpy ”It’s the law of the land.”

Until I pass from this world, my message will be the same – the motive in proclaiming this message is singular, and it also will not change. To wit:

“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.” (2 Tim 2: 24-25)

Here is what we must know to stop opposing ourselves – no nation that thinks same sex marriage is perfectly OK – or has been legitimately greenlit by some legal ruling – is going to recover anything that can remotely be called greatness!

Scripturally speaking – you can take this to the bank.

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Will Congress Awake Before Every Christian In America Is Arrested?

After the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, the voices of those who see what is happening as a result of Obergefell V. Hodges are sending a cry and a call to action.

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has started a website to support Clerk Davis at

The question is, why are we waiting until the results of the last seven years of the belligerent gay activists take root? It may take years to undo the radical and immoral twisting which is tearing at the fabric of our nation.

After something like the arrest of Davis, the internet is buzzing with all the names of well-known writers and experts. Complicated articles and deep comparisons from other rulings are used to make arguments that few will read, much less understand.

It is not so complicated; it has a beginning, and it certainly has an ending.

The liberals and brain-dead of our nation have made trends, the trend, and it seems that America’s children are not all they are willing to abort. Justice, truth and wisdom are all in danger of being subverted, killed and discarded as so much refuse.

Let me be clear: just as the life of our little ones is snuffed out in callous, Godless abortion mills, the life of our nation will drain like so much blood to the ground until what is left of our nation will only be shame and ultimately death.

We can make up new laws as fast as we like, but it is the old law of reciprocation that will not be ignored. It is a mechanism that cannot be stopped. To wit:

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Ga 6: 7)

How did it all begin; are there any names we can cite?

We could pull names like former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who issued same sex marriage licenses against the law, all the way up to members of the so-called ‘conservative Congress.’

The congressmen we rushed to the polls in 2014 to elect seem to be off on the potty, rather than standing up for principle on the floor of the House.

But let’s not waste time or mince words; rather, let’s shoot right to the top in our search for names.

When the changeling Barack Obama decided quite on his own, apart from any acceptable or legitimate Biblical theology, that the trusted passage in the first chapter of Romans was “obscure,” the stage was set.

It was easy to transition from being the pseudo theologian-in-chief to the evolved gay marriage activist and supporter he became, all in less than two years. The millions of political lightweights and morally starved minions that blindly follow him lined up for the Kool-Aid without so much as a murmur. DOMA was chopped to shreds; the onslaught of gay activists is what followed all the way to SCOTUS – the rest is history. Or is it the end of history for the United States – many believe it is, of which I am one.

It is all too easy to castigate and cast aspersions on our quisling president; but the fact remains that when anyone, president or citizen, takes it upon themselves to question and subsequently to openly defy God’s authority in the scripture, they have become anti-Christ. That definition is not mine, but is also biblical.

Barack is a man cuddling up in a bed of flowers at the feet of Jesus as he preaches the beatitudes on the Sermon on the Mount.

He missed the important follow up to the Sermon on the Mount which clearly defines marriage as between one woman and one man. Much worse, he missed the delegation of Christ’s authority which was clearly passed to his Apostles – including Paul who wrote the book of Romans. To wit:

“If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 14:37)

“And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.” (Mt 6: 11)

It must be noted that in Christ’s day, all that was required was to “shake off the dust” – in today’s moral climate, we have to scrape off the dung.

Christ has promised that his Word will never pass into obscurity (Mt 24: 35); he has not promised that presidents will not pass into obscurity.

Where does it End? –  Will it be Hell or Healing?

We are like teenagers who think nothing bad can ever happen to us. We have not taken stock, and we are living in a heightened state of foolish presumption. For the faithful, this is known as “tempting God” (Mt 4: 7); this is flying in the face of clearly predictable consequences–it is the gamble of fools.

The cowering Congress may be aloof to the entire Obama agenda, but it is not the Congress that will pay up first – it is us.

We need legislation to protect our religious freedoms as soon as yesterday.

How many more cake bakers and people like Kim Davis must be dragged into courts and jails? They may be willing to pay the price to stand up for what they believe, but the rest of us will not be willing to pay the price for doing nothing about it. To wit:

“When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.” (Eze 3: 18 NIV)

Do we call the Prince of Darkness to our defense–who is after all only a pawn in the full purpose of God, a powerless prince who will only stand by and watch our suffering and judgment?

Have we gone from a presidential dismissal of the authority of God’s laws, to making our own laws for evil and believing they will stand?

God asks this question.

“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?” (Psalm 94: 20)

Like it or not – we will be asked to answer this question.

You can be sure the answer is not just electing a billionaire, or yet, more passing the buck in the Congress and the Senate. Obama has done his worst – it is time for us to do our best.

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‘Make America Great Again’ – A Promise Donald Trump Cannot Keep

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” – Anon.

After entering Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, August 21, 2015, what followed were a personal pronoun fest and the now familiar story of the conversion of a government building to a plush hotel. Trump used the pronouns I, me, and my about 300 times (give or take); but nothing much new was offered.

After bashing China, Mexico, Democrats and a good number of Republicans, the rest of the speech took on the nature of a road to riches rally led by a financial guru who verily promises that everyone will emerge rich and prosperous if they only follow the plan – and the leader.

The crowd cheered to the promise of a mighty revival of military might and the oft repeated campaign slogan and promise to “Make America Great Again.”

It is here that I am forced to start with a paragraph from my last article; it is a statement that undoubtedly I will have to make for the next year and a half until the election period is finished

“God never separates our economy and our morality – they are inextricably linked forever. We are at our all-time low in morality; what is concomitant is an economic crash – you can count on it!”

What is our definition of greatness? What is God’s definition?

Let’s start with a passage that applies to both individuals and nations and work out from there.

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mt 16: 26)

If increasing wealth and producing jobs was all it would take to make America “great” again, I would be the first person to vote for Donald Trump.

What is not on the list of any Democrat running for president is what is at the bottom of the list for the Republicans running for president. The two issues that Trump refuses to face are at the top of God’s list for the future survival of the nation.

God will never judge this nation because of a bad relationship with China or Mexico; he also will not cause our economy to fail because of oil, outsourced jobs, taxes or any other problems imagined or real.

Our insistence on perverted “gay marriage” and our continuance of the slaughter of unborn babies will bring us to a reckoning day we will all rue.

Trump has skirted and copped-out on these issues.

What’s the best you’ve got, Donald?

Trump has offered no more than Democrats Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders on both issues.

On abortion, Trump has declared that he will stop abortions after twenty weeks.

Not good enough, Donald!

It is still murder or genocide at one day or twenty weeks; this Divine rule was in place before you drew your first breath, and the arbitrary assignment of time limits for when an abortion can legally or morally be performed are not yours to make.

On “gay marriage,” Trump has resigned to the “it’s the law of the land” nonsense that all those who have given up resort to.

As a nation, the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling is what may be safely referred to as the last straw in God’s patience.

Greatness is not what follows such a ruling, but only judgment and a long intense series of national difficulties, otherwise known as judgments–campaign slogans notwithstanding.

It is a hundred times more likely that America will be facing an economic fall rather than a Trump-led windfall for everyone.

In Trump’s America, the borders are sealed, the military is big and the economy is booming, even while the nation becomes the playground for perverts and the slaughter capital for unborn human beings. This is naiveté and absurdity all rolled together; and to use one of Trump’s favorite words – it is stupid.

We don’t need a degree in divinity to understand the basic theology of the biblical law of reciprocation (Reap and sow). God is not going to allow the Trumpian vision of America – it is a veritable impossibility.

When does a simple scriptural admonition become a prophetic warning?

Two major prevailing conditions have converged in America – one is our economic might; the other is our moral decline. We are at the height or the extreme of both, but they cannot coexist together for long.

God simply will not allow it!

The rule for individuals and for nations is the same, to wit:

“And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 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?” (Luke 12: 19-20)

The time is short.

Mr. Trump can promise us “greatness,” but leaving these two issues alone will render his promise so much dust in the wind.

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