We don’t know where we’re going, we’re just following Trump
by Eric Dunbar
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is on the move again, Trumping on down the road to Never-Never Land. At a presidential campaign rally in Sioux Center, Iowa, a CNN report said Trump boasted of his fans loyalty. I couldn’t agree with him more. Of all the 2016 Republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump has the most loyal fans. But Trump is letting the polls go to his head and he takes them too seriously. “The polls say that my people are so loyal,” said Trump, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
If Trump did something that foolish he would be a criminal. America does not need a convict as a leader. Have we become so filled with fear and hate that we would elect as president, someone who would shoot somebody? If we elect an egotistical narcissist like Trump, we will have lowered our standards. The qualifications for the Presidency according to Trump are simple. You have to be rich, have a big mouth, and say things that demean people.
Trump is Leading the Polls
Donald Trump is leading the Republican polls as the front-runner in the 2016 presidential race. But contrary to what the polls say Trump’s arrogance does not speak for the majority of Americans. Donald Trump only speaks for a certain percentage of Americans who possess his egocentric values. Trump’s followers have become fearful. They are shaken by the economy, terrorism, and the increase in gun violence that has rocked our country.
Donald Trump is a brand, and in these difficult times America does not need another brand, we need a leader. If we elect Donald Trump as President, we will be Trumping on down the road of conflict and division. It is likely that the rest of the world would view all Americans as an arrogant and selfish.
The Donald wants the American people to recognize him as a Christian, but he does not display Christ-like values. Would Christ build a wall around America and expect those who do not follow Him to pay for it? I don’t think so.
Trump and Christianity
Trump has shown us that his Christianity is in word only. It is impossible for anyone to identify with Christ and not have a basic knowledge of fundamental Christian values. It is obvious that Donald Trump does not read the Bible. Trump quoted a scripture from “Two Corinthians 3:17.” “Two Corinthians?” Really Mr. Trump.
Any Christian who has ever read the Bible would know that “Two Corinthians” is pronounced “Second Corinthians.” The verse that Trump quoted is found in chapter 3, verse 17, it reads: “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Trump said, “Two Corinthians, that’s the whole ballgame.” Exactly what does he mean when he says, “the whole ballgame?”
This verse is the conclusion of a message that the Apostle Paul was conveying to the church at Corinth concerning the “Law of Moses.” It is a contrast to Law and the freedom that is afforded through the “grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” This verse is simply saying that Christ IS the Spirit. Wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, people are liberated from addictions, sickness, disease, and every other thing that causes a person to not live up to the standards of God.
Trump associates himself with the liberty that is mentioned in the Bible verse that he quoted in ignorance, not knowing, nor caring to know the context surrounding the verse. Liberty to the Donald means he can crush people with his tongue, saying anything that comes to mind without suffering any bad consequences as a result of his tongue lashing. Trump’s concept of liberty is not something that ordinary Americans can relate to because Donald Trump is no ordinary American. He is a spoiled little rich kid, who has never experienced the real-life struggles of the majority of Americans. In summary, Trump is bully, and he thinks he can bully his way into the Oval Office.
Although he has never clarified what he meant when he said “Two Corinthians, that’s the whole ballgame,” Trump thinks that quoting scripture will qualify him to be a Christian. Does Donald Trump really understand the Bible? Everyone knows that Donald Trump has an ego that is far too big for his head, and that he always wants to come across as the guy who knows everything. But clearly this time Trump comes across as someone who knows nothing at all about the Bible.
Negative Power of Trump’s Words
When you start quoting the Bible Mr. Trump, you’d better get it right. The Bible is a serious book with serious teachings concerning life applications. The Bible teaches that there is “Death and life in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat it’s fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). Those who love to speak words of death will eat the fruit of death, and those who love to speak words of life will likewise eat of its fruit.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Perhaps if Mr. Trump would read this verse, he would stop with the ugly name calling that is so unbecoming to the office he is trying to occupy. Trump doesn’t realize that he is planting a very ugly harvest with his mouth, a harvest that he will someday reap. Donald Trump might know how to make money, but he does not know the power of words. Words cannot be cancelled out like debts. Once they leave your lips they cannot be recalled. Trump’s words are spontaneous and divisive and he speaks without considering the harm that his words produce.
Trump Wears Many Hats
Despite the many labels that some voters attach to their names, such as Christian, Evangelical, right wing, pro-life, Conservative, Moderate, Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Tea Party, one thing is certain, Trump supporters neither understand Donald Trump nor do they understand the Bible.
Real Bible reading, Bible believing Christians follow Christ, and this is what Christ says of His followers: “Yet they (My sheep) will by no means follow a stranger but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers” (John 10:5). Trump might sell his Never-Never Land promise to those Christians who wear a sign around their necks that says “I’m a Christian,” but it is doubtful that those Christians who bear the mark of Christ on their hearts will take the bait. So if Donald Trump expects Bible reading, Bible believing Christians to Trump on down the road to his promised Never, Never Land, he had better think again.