Friendly Reminder: Plenty of Christians do not like Trump, despite the media frequently saying so.
Here’s some simple points from the Bible that can be relevant in today’s political climate.
1) The Bible does not teach the idea “the ends justifies the means”.
The Bible says that Christians’ must by holy in all we do, as Christ is holy. (1 Peter 1:13-16)
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. ” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
The Bible does not allow the “lesser of two evils” as justification for making a bad choice; as all our choices will stand trial before God when we die. Everything we should do (and every vote we cast) should be in effort to glorify God and His kingdom.
2) The Bible warns us to stay away from those who misuse Christianity for their own Personal Gain
On Jan 5, ’24, Trump shared out a video made that repeated several times “God Made Trump”, as if God “chose” Trump to be his tool to save America. Over his presidency, when asked about his religious beliefs, Trump has made multiple claims of being Christian, but these are vague and not backed by a life led by the Spirit of God.
Trump has stated multiple times he “does not ask for God’s forgiveness of sins”.
In one interview when asked “who do you say Jesus is?” Trump did not say “Lord” or “Savior”. He said “somebody I can think about” and “someone I can revere”.
Trump likes/promotes his fan posts comparing his political persecution to that of Jesus’ suffering on the cross. This is a vile act to compare our Savior to the prideful and boastful sinner.
Scripture is CLEAR we need to avoid people who teach a false Gospel and who aim to misuse Christianity for worldly gain.
Jesus warns in Acts 20:28-30, “So guard yourselves and God’s people” because “men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following.”
Romans 16:17-19 says “Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.”
Trump named his social network “Truth” to try to deceive; as he does not speak it (no matter how many all-caps words he uses), and Christians need to warn each other against those who look to misuse and harm the church and Christ’s followers for their own personal gain.
3) Those who claim to be Christians should be marked by their love for others.
1 Peter 2:1 speaks clearly that Christians need to “put away all MALICE and all DECEIT and HYPOCRISY and ENVY and all SLANDER.”
1 John 4:7-8 is harsher stating “anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
If you’re a not a Christian, please know the above is what the Bible clearly states. The above are not controversial verses. Christians who chose to ignore or go against these commands are not following God’s desires for them as a follower of Christ.
For Christians reading this, we have a responsibility to help protect Christ’s flock, and Christ’s name and reputation amongst the world – through our love for each other and the world. We cannot claim to support EVIL for the sake of a lesser EVIL, for all our choices will stand in Judgement before the creator of the world. (Matthew 12:36-37 and Revelation 20:11-14) And if that evil is misusing Christianity for personal gain, we should not take any part in promoting or partaking in it.