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Why Supporting Trump is un-Christian

I shouldn’t even have to write this article. That it has become necessary is an indictment of the Church in America and a portrayal of the depths to which it has fallen.

The Bible provides us with a wealth of terms for describing Donald Trump. Adulterer. Baal. An abomination. Golden Calf. Beelzebub. Pharisee. Moneychanger. A pig upon the altar. Man of sin. Worker of the flesh. Reprobate. Sodomite. Paul only called himself the chief of sinners because he never had the misfortune of meeting Donald Trump. Add to all that the modern terms like “alleged child molester” and you have a rounded image of the man. He is the very model of the basest attitudes and behaviors that have come from Adam’s fall.

Let’s list of the works of the flesh listed in Galatians 5:19-21: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these (ESV). Yep, that would be Donald Trump to a T and a perfect description of his presidential campaign. The exact antithesis of a Christian. Evidence is overwhelming that he has spent his life serving only himself, lying, cheating, stealing, conning. There can be little doubt that he his guilty of sexual assault and child rape.

Yet strangely, appallingly, incomprehensibly, many Christians are not only at ease with the personification of sin, but actively embrace and support him. They extol his virtues despite the fact he has none. They pretend his many grievous sins don’t exist and try to sweep them under the carpet.

To do so, to support Donald Trump in any way, let alone for the president of the United States, is un-Christian to the ultimate degree. Likely even anti-Christian. And it shouldn’t take a whole lot of thinking to figure out why.

It destroys your testimony

You are ambassadors of Christ (2 Cor 5:20). “A diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative.” You might not want this job, you might not think too highly of it, but Christ gave it to you and God’s Word confirms it. When people hear your words, they think that’s how Christ talks. When they see your actions, they assume that’s how Christ would act. When they see your attitudes, they believe they know what Christ is like.

So exactly what happens when you support an immoral, immature, irresponsible person like Donald Trump?  You approve of that level of sin, so the world can only assume that God does, too. Don’t bother trying to deny that Trump is like that. Even if such an outrageous claim should prove to be true, scarcely anyone but racists, bigots, idiots, and deceived Christians believes it. People from north of the Arctic Circle to the southernmost regions of Tierra del Fuego seem him to be the lowest, most despicable example of humanity ever to hit the public’s eye.

When you accept him, Christ accepts him, and Christ ends up looking like this:

Don’t try to change the subject by accusing me of some kind of blasphemy. This is the testimony of the Trump supporter, not mine. I don’t condone sin from anyone.

“What about Clinton!” someone is sure to shout. Yeah, what about her? If you polish your tinfoil hat every morning and worship Alex Jones above all, she’s the antichrist herself. But if you look at the record for which there is actual EVIDENCE, she’s not only clean, but rather admirable. 33,000 emails. Big deal! I’ve deleted 33,000 emails, and I don’t get as many as her. And I don’t want to hear another word about them until someone starts talking about the 22 MILLION that Bush and Cheney deleted when they were under investigation. No, the Republicans have been trying to find dirt against her for 30 years, and haven’t turned up anything substantial yet. And this comes at a time when Trump has 75 lawsuits pending against him. While they have to work hard to find anything on Clinton, they’re working just as hard to bury the evidence against Trump as it keeps popping up like Whack-a-Mole.

When it comes to abomination, Clinton isn’t remotely in Trump’s league. Can you imagine the firestorm that would arise if she had frequented sex parties with underage boys? But for some reason, Trump gets a free pass. Explain that, and maybe I’ll start listening about Hillary’s faults.

Every time you defend Trump, you defend sin.

Atheists used to think day and night about how to discredit Christianity. Now they have it easy. We give them all the ammunition they need. I can see them now, jumping up and down in joy at how we so eagerly show Christ to be a cruel, miserly fraud.

It calls into question your own conversion

Being a Christian is so much more than putting on your Sunday best and strutting it in public. It is so much more than not cursing when someone pulls out in front of you in traffic. It is so much more than believing that Christ is the Son of God. “Even the demons believe—and shudder!” (James 2:19).

Being a Christian is about the Holy Spirit transforming you into something new (2 Cor 5:17). How can you tell if that has happened? That you turn away from sin.

What was once the delight of your pre-regenerative life now repulses you. You abhor sin. Sure, you might struggle with it, but the only reason there is a struggle is because you want desperately to get rid of it.

Trump is the opposite of all that.

“Oh,” you might say, “God forgives.”  Yes, God forgives … Christians. And if you buy for one millisecond that Trump is a Christian, you need to get that tinfoil hat back out right now. The man has never once shown an ouch of regret except for getting caught. He doesn’t apologize. He laughs about it. He certainly doesn’t ask for forgiveness.

You saw that so-called “apology” after getting caught for bragging about sexual assault. It looked like there was someone under his chair with a plunger stuck up his butt to force the words out. Then immediately, he tries to justify what he did and shift focus to someone else, neither of which is a sign of a contrite heart. Only the most gullible take that “apology” seriously. By the way, no one cares that he said, “pussy”. People care that he assaulted women and thought it was funny.

When I look at a man like Trump, who brags about assaulting women, who lusts after children, who makes is fortune by lying, stealing, and cheating, who blasphemes against God, my eyes want to turn away. I am revolted by associating my name with his.

Any Christian who is not only willing to put a Trump sign in his front yard, but who does so willingly, obviously is not so revulsed. A Christian should burn that sign and retch at the very thought of casting a vote for him. That person needs to seriously evaluate himself and ask why he not only tolerates but embraces the worst that mankind’s sin nature has to offer.

Maybe that conversion isn’t as real as someone thought it was.

It shows you’re missing the social justice teachings of the Bible

Ben Carson said to set aside your Christian values to elect Trump. Aside from the fact that his statement alone indicts Trump as un-Christian, NO YOU DON’t. Your Christian values are rather the purpose, isn’t it, not electing a jackass. Why would anyone even think such a thing?

Oh, I know, abortion and gay marriage. Let’s destroy the country to end abortion and gay marriage. I guess it’s tinfoil hat time again.

I saw through that Republican scam back during the 2000 elections, when wrote an essay titled “Christian Church for Sale — Cheap”. It’s a shame that more Christians don’t see through it now. Republican politicians don’t give a crap about either one; they just recognize them as emotional hot-button issues to get gullible Christians to vote for them so they can continue on their campaign of doing everything the Bible actually teaches against.

What does the Bible have to say about abortion? Actually, nothing. There is a verse about causing a miscarriage (Exodus 21:22), wherein the life of a fetus is worth whatever fine they agree on. What does the Bible say about gay marriage? Actually, nothing. There are verses that can be extrapolated to mean that a marriage is only between a man and a woman, and theological arguments to that effect, but it’s not an issue the Bible gives much weight to.

Yet we get all caught up in those and forget what God’s Word is actually quite adamant about, over and over and over in clear terms. That’s why I said the Christian Church was for sale cheap. We sell our souls over a pair of red herrings.

So what is that overpowering message broadcast from Genesis to Revelation that we seem to be ignoring?

“Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages, who says, ‘I will build myself a great house with spacious upper rooms,’ who cuts out windows for it, paneling it with cedar and painting it with vermilion. Do you think you are a king because you compete in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him. He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? declares the Lord. But you have eyes and heart only for your dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, and for practicing oppression and violence.” (Jeremiah 22:13-17 ESV).

There you have it. What Jesus talked about over and over. Not abortion; not gay marriage.  It was compassion, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless. Yet Christians eagerly join Republican lawmakers in their blood-lust to take away food stamps, health care, shelters. If you really believe in that, fine, but don’t you dare pretend you got it from the Bible.

If you think the sin of Sodom was homosexuality, you’ve been bought and need to think again.

“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” (Ezekiel 16:49, ESV).

I haven’t found a verse that says it’s OK to say to hell with that if someone is dangling an abortion carrot in front of our noses.

Yet that verse from Ezekiel describes the Republican party heart and soul. They revel in every opportunity to screw the poor and elderly, to cut food stamps,  medicare and medicaid, trash Obamacare (the reason they hate that is because it says “Obama” and it’s working), end unemployment benefits, block minimum wage increases while they vote themselves raises, shut down homeless shelters, cut social security, ravage school funding so your children grow up ignorant. You get the picture. And why do they do this? More tax cuts from the wealthy of course.

Their agenda is to take from the poor and give to the rich.

Don’t even bother with that trickle-down nonsense. It didn’t work when Reagan frothed at the mouth about it, and it hasn’t worked in the 40 years since. It can’t work. Just as any economist except those on the Republicans’ payroll says.  It’s only made the rich richer and taken even more power away from the rest of us.

The Republican Party are the Pharisees and moneychangers of the 21st century, and Christians line up in droves to bless them with their souls while abandoning the people who need them the most. That isn’t godliness. That is sin.

Did you know that abortions take a nosedive when Democrats are in power and skyrocket when Republicans take over again? You didn’t? Well, maybe you should do some research and not pay so much attention to the pretty lies they seduce you with. Republicans want your vote for one reason and one reason only that has nothing to do with either abortion or gay marriage: wealthy backers like the Kochs are paying them to pass laws favorable to them and that screw everyone else. And Trump is the worst of the lot.

Do you really want to be part of that? A real Christian votes with social justice in mind, not shallow promises.

I have friends who are Christian, of course. And I have friends who support Trump. What utterly baffles me, though, is that I have Christian friends who support Trump. That’s rather like the mouse adopting the cat. I might offend some of them with this post. It’s not my attempt to do that, but there comes a point when you have to stop worrying about stepping on people’s toes and speak up for what is right.

It’s time for Christians to understand what the economists, the military leaders, the intelligence experts, the international relations specialists, the scientists, and the psychologists have been trying to explain to our dense mentalities: Trump is dangerous.

Trump is dangerous.

And he aspires to be the antichrist as much as he aspires to be president.

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