Judge the fruit
Donald Trump proudly waves his Bible and states he is a "good Christian." The Lord Jesus Christ said, "The tree is known by his fruit" (Matt. 12:33). During his first marriage, Trump lived in open, unashamed adultery with his future second wife fathering a child out of wedlock. His third wife, the potential "First Lady," has done nude modeling photo shoots. Trump's fortune comes largely from the vices of casinos and gambling. Trump uses vile profanity and exhibits furious, childlike outbursts of anger. He supports funding Planned Parenthood and pledges to further LGBT rights if elected.
Trump has said he is "not sure" he has ever asked God for forgiveness. He later clarified this, "Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if I'm not making mistakes?" "I am good." The Bible says, "If we say we have not sinned, we make him (God) a liar ... the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:6-10). "Thou shalt not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14). "An angry ... furious man aboundeth in transgression" (Proverbs 29:22). "Except ye repent, ye shall ... perish" (Luke 13:3). Repentance is godly sorrow for and forsaking of sin — not prideful boasting of numerous adulteries with married women (Trump's book, "Art of the Comeback").
Today, America's gods are money, sex and entertainment. America deserves such a president, but it is a tragic commentary on the country's Christian Church that evangelicals and their leaders — such as Robert Jeffress (First Baptist, Dallas) and Jerry Falwell Jr. (Liberty University) — back Donald Trump for the highest office in the land.
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— Michael W. Ellis
Shoe on other foot
The current uproar about an appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the epitome of Democrat hypocrisy. The politics of appointments have always come into play by the "loyal opposition."
Prominent past leaders of the Democratic party who have either refused to vote on a nominee, or to even bring a vote to the floor of the U.S. Senate, were Sens. Biden, Leahy, Clinton, Obama, Reid and Schumer.
There is also previous past precedence, by both parties, to postpone any SCOTUS appointments during a general election year. Now my esteemed Democrat friends when the shoe is on the other foot you will reap what you have sowed. Stop whining.
— John T. White