A few months ago, a friend unfriended me on Facebook, because I had said some things he perceived as being pro-Trump. I am not pro-Trump, but calling names is an illegitimate tactic. Name calling is a favorite tactic of those who have no real answers. It is a way of shutting down debate, and is a favorite tactic of Fascists and Nazis from as far back as the 1930s! It was also practiced by the Communists of Russia, and China, and Cuba, and Vietnam, and etc.
People call Donald Trump names, such as Nazi, or dictator, or bully, or bigot, without substantiating their claims.
This is wrong.
Trump may actually be some, or all, of these things, but it is wrong to smear a person’s reputation without examining their own statements, and behaviour. Calling names is immature and childish, and is a favourite tactic of the Left! Having had people impugn some of my own motives, without examining what I am saying, or where I am getting this stuff, I know what that is like.
Luckily for me, I am a Canadian, and I don’t have to make a choice in the upcoming American elections, because I don’t see a person I could vote for in any of the top places in either party.
I want to examine Donald Trump today, simply because of the support he is getting from Evangelical Christians.
You see, as I studied the bible’s prophecies about the Anti-Christ, I gradually came to realize that he will rely on the support of professing Christians to gain power, even though he is not one of them himself. If you say the right things people will think you are one of them, even though you might mean something entirely different from the get-go!
I see a parallel between the Anti-Christ and Donald Trump. I also think that their current support for Donald Trump is going to backfire and lead to persecution against Christians!
Revelation 17 tells us the Whore of Babylon, will be used to bring the Antichrist to power, and then he and the ten world kings will turn on her and destroy her. The Whore of Babylon is a near-future world religious body which includes many professing Christians. This whore will be made up of all Christian denominations, though she might include representation from other non-Christian religious groups as well.
Just to be clear, not everyone who names the name of Christ is truly a Christian, and no true believers will endorse the Anti-Christ, but many professing Christians will do so. And so, when the rapture happens and these people are left behind, they will deny that it was the rapture because “I’m a Christian and I was not taken”!
The End Times false Christians will push the world to accept the man known as the AntiChrist. He himself will be saying things that these “Christians” want to hear, even though he does not actually believe them himself. I have no doubt that some of the doctrines that he will adhere to will be false Christian doctrines, that do not actually come from the Scriptures themselves, but actually from man-made traditions which have been accepted for many years as Christian!
In the same way, Donald Trump has a long history of flip-flopping on issues; at one time he supported abortion, but now he is against it. At one time he supported Obamacare, and now he’s against it. He is saying the things that Tea Partiers, and other conservatives, say simply to get their votes, but his history is one of supporting causes he perceives will be in his own best interests!
Donald Trump is a pragmatist, and not a principled person. In the same way the Antichrist will say the things the Whore of Babylon wants him to say, but in the end he will destroy them! This is not the kind of person you should trust.
Here is what Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a principled leader has to say about Donald Trump;
“Anyone who is pro-abortion is not on my side. Anyone who calls women “pigs,” “ugly,” “fat” and “pieces of a–” is not on my side. Anyone who mocks the handicapped is not on my side. Anyone who has argued the merits of a government takeover of banks, student loans, the auto industry and healthcare is not on my side. Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side. Anyone who believes the government can wrest control of the definition of marriage from the church is not on my side. Anyone who ignores the separation of powers and boasts of making the executive branch even more imperial is not on my side.”
How can a “Christian” brag about his sexual history with multiple women, some of whom were married to other men, when Jesus says “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
The problem is not that Donald Trump is a sinner, we are all in that boat, the problem is that he is unrepentant, and actually boasts about his sin! An even bigger problem is that Christians overlook all these problems and are willing to support a man who promises to trounce the constitution! The right to freedom of speech is one that is central to the western world, and yet Trump promises to make it easier to sue media outlets who say things he does not like!
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. Jeremiah 17:5
Here are some videos, in no particular order, about Donald Trump. Judge for yourself whether he is fit to lead the most powerful nation in the world…
This one is very disturbing; How can people blindly make a vow to support one man regardless of the circumstances? Surely only Jesus Christ deserves this kind of loyalty? We saw this kind of personality cult during Obama’s election, and now it appears that Trump is taking this to a new level. This reveals a lot about the people who are making this pledge, and it is not good. This is the kind of thing you see in North Korea, in Mao’s China, and Stalin’s Russia. Not to mention Hitler’s Germany…
This one should be a wake-up call; How is it that Trump and Clinton say the same things?