Saturday, August 19, 2017
Can a Christian be a Trump Supporter?
I voted for Donald Trump. Yup. I admit it. I don't agree with everything he says or does or everything he has ever said or done. I voted for him because I believed he was the best candidate to help bring back jobs, defend our nation, stop illegal immigration, and uphold the constitution. I voted for him because the other candidate was an unthinkable choice.
I am a Christian. I believe the Bible is the living Word of God. I believe Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of all mankind, rose again, and is now sitting at the right hand of His Father. All those who rely on Him and believe in Him and follow Him will spend eternity with God. Loving God with all my heart and loving my fellow man as myself are my chief aims in life. I am not a racist, a zenophobe, a homophobe, transphobe, islamaphobe or any other "phobe". I have friends of all races and my granddaughters are half Mexican.
Then why am I being persecuted by my fellow Christians for being a Trump supporter. I lost a dear Christian friend over this election who told me that I couldn't be a Christian and support Trump. She was actually worried about my salvation. I recently met other Christians online who said the very same thing. Questioning my faith and my salvation simply because of my political preference. I've never seen anything like it!
Their reasons are always the same. Trump is a racist, a nazi, a pervert, and a woman hater. He's a white supremacists who wants to take away the rights of every minority in the country, including the LBGTQ community, all while he's splitting up Mexican families and throwing parents out of the country without their children. He's the antichrist himself who is going to start World War III and destroy our nation. Oh, and by the way, he surrounds himself with rich white racists too.
Really? Wow. Whenever I hear all those things I truly wonder what news these people are listening to. Honestly, I think that's the key. If Trump really was all those things and was doing all those things, then absolutely, as a Christian, I could never support him. But the truth is, I don't believe he is any of those things. I really don't. (Maybe a pervert in his younger years... I'll grant you that one. But then again, we've had lots of perverts in the White House, haven't we?. Kennedy and Clinton come to mind). So then, if much of the country believes all this horrible stuff about Trump and the other half doesn't, where's the disconnect?
I'm not here to defend every accusation against him, though I believe I could. That's not what this post is about. This post is about a very dangerous trend in America that is a cancer that will destroy us. This post is about propaganda.