- Jun 2013
Please spare us your excuses. You elected Trump why, with regard to his promises? Those promises reflect your Christian values/beliefs/faith.....How?Trump has very many faults but we as Christians still have to vote for someone.
That does not mean we support his behavior or condone it however.
As the left would have us believe.
Liberals seem to think that every choice Christians make has to do with God and that's simply not true.
When Christians who voted for Trump talk of the immorality of homosexuals and abortion and talk of the reasons they did NOT vote for Clinton or anyone else, but Trump, how do they then ignore all the sins (according to their own belief) of Donald Trump?
This does not escape only the eyes of Democrats/liberals and all those from any faith or belief (including a belief that god(s) do not exist) who can also read and study the books of the Bible without having to be Christian, but it does not escape the eyes of many many Christians who prefer to try to minimize their hypocrisy and not turn their beliefs on or off based in political "expediency". They are more consistent in their aligning their faith/beliefs with the way they live their lives, including not electing people that blatantly demonstrate numerous actions that defy their faith, while claiming to NOT vote for others, because those others, do not live according to Christian values.
Once again, how other humans judge any Christian about the consistency of their faith and alignment of their actions with their claimed faith, is immaterial. What other humans are asking is how does one claim to believe something, then act in ways that defy what they claim to believe? In addition, how do people who claim to believe something not ask themselves if they are living lives that actually align consistently with what they claim to believe, especially when a part of that belief is how the god(s) they believe in, will be their judge?
"I once was blind, but now I see" in the song "Amazing Grace" describes what, with regard to being "blind"? Humility allows someone to do what, with regard to seeing themselves truly and honestly in a mirror, so that they may see their own flaws (just like they see the flaws of others) and know what they need to do to correct them?
A business that manufactures products that have a flaw in them, will last for how long if they ignore those flaws and doing something about them?
If one's flaw is hypocrisy for not living according to what they claim to believe and desire to live by, what would be the cure/fix (expression of repentance, in religious terms) for such thing? Might it be, ending one's hypocrisy and living according to what one claims to believe or not lying to one's self (living in denial) and stop claiming to believe they live according to Christ's teachings, when they discover through humility (an honest (not delusional) look at themselves in the mirror) that they are not living according to what they claim that live by?
"7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,"
"8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me."
"9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Bible Gateway passage: Matthew 15:1-9 - King James Version
"7 You hypocrites! How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you!"
"8 ‘These people, says God, honor me with their words,"
"but their heart is really far away from me."
"9 It is no use for them to worship me,
because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!’”
Bible Gateway passage: Matthew 15:1-9 - Good News Translation
If one wishes to argue that the books of the Bible and the commandments of God within it are confusing and conflicting at times and debate what it truly means to follow the letter of God's "laws" when taken in the context of both the Old and New Testament, then I believe you could have a true discussion, but to stand vehemently by only a few sins to stop those sinners, while at the same time letting a whole slew of sins not only slide, but elect a sinner that possesses them to lead not only one's self, but all people in one's society, does not make sense and presents hypocrisy. To many it is like saying I will elect (a massive sinner) to lead my people politically, because that massive sinner (one sin being blatant lying (bearing false witness)) has promised to exorcise a few select sins from society via government.
First, if lying is a major sin of the elected, why would anyone believe a liar is going to do what they promise to those that elect them and Second, why pay attention to the ambiguous sins of homosexuality and abortion, while totally ignoring sins like vanity (narcissism), greed, gluttony, lying, adultery and divorce, adultery being listed as a sin by one of the Ten Commandments?
I don't know if you will respond with an obtuse response because you truly lack the brain capacity to grasp what is said here, if you will purposefully act as if you do not understand what is explained here, because you know you cannot justify your claimed "reasoning", or whether you will demonstrate the humility needed to say, yes, this is a distinct concern and I see what the concern is. Will you express something sincerely and honestly or continue to present deflections and excuses because you know you are not what you claim to be, but that you are here to be dishonest, for the purpose of exploiting the truly faithful and those vulnerable to believing con artists.
Only you can show what you are about and if, you are Christian, as you appear to claim to be, you should also believe your humility and honesty do not escape the eyes of the God you claim to believe in and if you are merely exploiting a religion with claims to be a "believer", but not living by what you claim to believe in, others will ask themselves how the God they truly believe in, will judge a con artist that exploits their faith and trust to manipulate and/or steal from them.