How can a Christian support Trump?
I’ve heard the question asked many times since 2015 and even asked it myself in the beginning. I understand the question now more than ever.
Aren’t we really asking: How long will Christians choose to do the devil’s work?
There are small choices and there are big, very consequential choices. Electing our public servants is one of the most consequential choices we can make.
When we make choices we should always be striving to choose good over evil. Certainly as Christians we try to do that on every single choice. Lately I’ve been trying to pray, at least a short prayer in my head, before every single choice.
The judgment we use in making our choices is also a judgment on us. These days, all over the world, evil choices are being made and the temptation to choose evil is greater than ever. We need to guard our hearts and be clear headed using sound judgment in making our choices. We should use Godly principles to guide us, not anger, hate, fear nor vengeance.
“Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” --Psalm 37:8
“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.” --1 John 2:9
“...For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” --1 John 14:8
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” --Leviticus 19:18
How could Christians elect Trump?
To see the answer you may have to remove the plank from your eye.
Trump was a response to the state of the political scene at the time. If your elected servants were in power leading up to 2016 then you are the reason Trump was elected.
Since George H. W. Bush the republicans were becoming more elitist and less responsive to the people. The “Contract with America” gave back a sense of control but 9-11 and the Patriot Act reversed that trend and gave more control to the government. With Obama, that power was turned on the people. Obama’s disdain for the “tea baggers” was evident in word and deed as the full power of the bureaucracy was turned on his “enemies.” Republicans proved to be worthless in keeping promises or standing up for the people leading even Christians to conclude: There are no good people in politics.
In 2015, Trump won the Republican primary as an anti-establishment assault on the feckless republicans in power. In 2016 Trump was elected out of a righteous indignation at government overreach, failed border policy, federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and more injustice perpetrated by the Obama administration, the Democrat led Congress, and the bureaucracy. Now can anyone know how much of the anger was righteous? No. But it was not based on hate, racism nor evil intent as all of the media will tell us.
How can a Christian support Trump still?
Next consider removing the lumber yard from your eye.
If you have been letting the media and big tech lie to you all this time, even as it gets so ridiculous that satire becomes impossible, you may not realize all the evil that your public servants are doing. I could not even recount all of the proven atrocities of this administration without filling a book or two let alone those connected to Obama, but I don’t have to. There are plenty of books already out there. I can give you a clue to start you on your own discovery if you cared. Every “crime” Trump is accused of is cover for a much bigger crime Biden, other democrats, and even some republicans are guilty of. An obvious one is election tampering: Democrats are doing everything they can and more to control who Republicans are allowed to vote for. So is the support for Trump still righteous indignation? Yes, unfortunately though it may now include some inevitable vengeance too.
Today we see the results of Democrat policies domestically as crime and violence is highest in Democrat run cities and children are groomed from a young age to mutilate themselves and hate our country, arresting Christians for protesting Planned Parenthood and murdering a January 6 protestor and jailing hundreds of political enemies some for years without trial. We see the results of Democrat foreign policies funding terrorists through Iran and struggling to support Israel or protect our citizens, humiliating us and costing lives in Afghanistan, weakening the U.S. dollar, destroying our energy sector, depleting oil reserves, depleting our weapons cache, emboldening Russia to invade Ukraine, selling out to China and bringing us closer to world war III than ever before in history.
Why do I say I understand the first question now more than ever? Maybe because I had moved on to the second question a long time ago, however I did not come to it asking: How can a Christian support Trump? I have long been asking: How can a Christian support the Democrat Party?
How do we come together as Christians and as children of God? We must all answer the second question for ourselves. Christian or not, it’s time we each choose not to do the work of the devil, not to do evil, not to support evil, not to re-elect those that do evil in our name.
“Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, between life and death… between God's blessing and God's curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Choose life.” --Deuteronomy 30:15-19 GNT
How can we even know good from evil in today’s evil society? We should watch for what God is doing in the world. In the days of the Kings (1 & 2 Kings) they were warned to tear down the high places where false idols were worshiped. In these days it seems all the “high places,” where people place too much faith, are being torn down or humiliated.
Information: The media and even Google and Facebook hide the truth and outright lie to promote an agenda.
Police: You are told that your police are racist but you shouldn’t protect yourself.
Money: Inflation is getting higher and higher and the government keeps spending.
Banking System: The Fed won’t be audited while banks share your information with the feds.
World Health Organization: Can you have faith in the world's medical system after COVID?
Health & Human Services: The head of the Dept. of Health has gender dysphoria and promotes transgendering children.
Schools sexualize children, encourage fantasies & gender dysphoria while usurping parental rights.
Academia churns out perpetual adolescence indoctrinated in intersectional victim ideology and obsessed with the fantasy that they can define their own pronouns.
The political parties ignore the will of the people and use division and strife to create power for the elite.
The Dept. of Justice calls Christians and parents terrorists and can’t chase down known terrorists crossing our border.
Place all of your faith in God and God alone especially as the arbiter of truth and good from evil.
Ignore any voices telling you to hate or be violent. Ignore the accusers, demonizers, and race baiters. Anyone telling you they know the intentions of someone else is lying. Once you identify the liars, turn them off and leave them in your dust.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” --Ephesians 6:12