Christian Supporter of Donald Trump

Christian Supporter of Donald Trump

I am a Christian supporter of Trump. When others who profess the Christian faith question Trump’s Christianity (his divorces, Church attendance, frequency of Bible reading, etc.), I have but one question for them: When did our Heavenly Father abdicate His role as judge to them. With politicians, it has practically been reduced to who is least dishonest, certainly not a position our Christian Founding Fathers would approve. Both Clinton and Cruz have been recorded giving dishonest answers on matters of importance in this election cycle. Sanders, as a Socialist, automatically disqualifies him as POTUS, in my opinion. Trump, however, has had his life turned inside out on every single subject including religion. He may hesitate in best framing his answers to the electorate, but I honestly believe he does not intentionally engage in falsehoods to please the audience in front of him. His speech may be crude at times, but good or bad, it seems from the heart. This I believe the Lord values more than a smooth, rehearsed presentation with the aid of a teleprompter.

On the other hand, many of the people who are now questioning Trump’s religious beliefs fell silent while Obama destroyed (continues to destroy) Christianity in America. It matters not whether they remained quiet because of Obama’s race or purported religion. The Lord alone knows if their inaction has caused permanent damage to America. But perhaps He will strike these people dumb as He did Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, and leave them unable to speak until the person they have silently allowed to all but destroy our nation has left office. That would only seem fair, but I dare not risk my eternity by being judgmental.

Sharon Wills response:

Thank you for your email. Compared to Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz, Donald Trump has appeared less politically correct and more authentic. Whether or not he remains so during the general election remains to be seen.

Abortionists (see Abortion is Murder) and homosexuals (see Bible on Homosexuality) speak from their heart, which the Bible calls, "wicked": "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9). God wants more than our fallible, wicked hearts; He wants obedience (see Justice of God).

While Barack Obama has accelerated America's rebellion against God, claiming that he destroyed Christianity in America overstates the case, for true Christianity of the Bible cannot be destroyed: "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18)

One of the reasons for the above acceleration is the cowardice of pulpits and majority of self-declared Christians in America. Another reason is the heresy that Christians should never judge.

On topics concerning which God did not give us specific commands - "doubtful things" - such as what to eat and which day to esteem, God did tell us not to judge each other:

"Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ." (Romans 14:1-10)

But God commanded us to judge correctly - "with righteous judgment" - on doctrine and other topics concerning which He gave us specific commands: "Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority... Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:16-17, 24)

If Christians should never judge, the Apostle Paul would not have written letters that judge, admonish and even condemn the wrong doctrines and practices of the churches addressed.

Righteous judgment purifies and protects the church. The heresy that Christians should never judge stems in part from the desire of sinners, including many pastors, to continue in their sins.

Christians overcome the discomfort of addressing sins to instead help each other get right with God. True love prioritizes the eternal destiny of our neighbor over social harmony.