Evangelicals chafe at Trump’s blasphemy: "Using the Lord’s name in vain"

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That's not what the Bible says.. You must be an evangelical.
Don't you believe in your favorite religious fairy tale?

Romans 13:1 in all English translations = Romans 13:1 - Bible Gateway

Romans 13:4 (ERV) = Rulers are God’s servants to help you. But if you do wrong, you have reason to be afraid. They have the power to punish, and they will use it. They are God’s servants to punish those who do wrong.

Romans 13:4 in all English translations = Romans 13:4 - Bible Gateway

John 19:11 in all English translations = John 19:11 - Bible Gateway

1 Peter 2:13-15 = 1peter2:13-15 CEB;ERV;NLT;YLT;TLV - For the sake of the Lord submit to - Bible Gateway
 
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You should read about King David in the Old Testament. God said he's was a man after his own heart. David knew God, yet he still committed adultery and then in order to hide it had Uriah sent to the front in battle and everyone retreat so he would be killed.
King David was the second most scummy person in the Old Testament. He was a real ass-hole.
 

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I voted for Trump despite his sins in 2016. Why? Because he was the best choice as president. I don't want a socialist country or a president pushing cultural Marxism like Obama, Hillary or Biden. And I don't want breadline Bernie either.
So you made a deal with the devil. and now you are trying to convince us and yourself that it was a helluva great deal.

yay me twiter-in-cheif trump is gone in a few years.. but I do get to keep my eternal soul:halo:
 
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King David was the second most scummy person in the Old Testament. He was a real ass-hole.
But he will be in heaven because he is saved. David was repentant.

Psalm 51
51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
 
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I don't know why anyone cares what evangelicals think of Trump's language. Regardless of excuses, it makes no difference to how they vote, so it's completely irrelevant whether it gives them private heartburn or not. They're going to support him because they like what he's doing to immigrants and they like how he's making the hated libs cry, and he knows they're going to support him, so he's got no incentive at all to change anything. It doesn't make evangelicals any holier to announce that they're voting for him even though his behavior makes them uncomfortable, as opposed to they're voting for him and are fine with everything he does. As long as their behavior is unchanged by his behavior, his behavior is irrelevant and so is theirs.