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Simple Facts Why Christians Should Not Vote For Trump

Updated on March 29, 2016

Supporters of Donald Trump are worried about the direction of this country, but at what cost?

Like most everyone, I’ve been watching the political circus unravel over the past year and am in utter shock at the support of Donald Trump. Yesterday, I finally said enough is enough when one of my close friends said he was going to stop befriending Muslims because Trump is right, you can’t trust any of them.

I’m looking at the hatred, the nasty bullying, the foul language, the racism, the misogynistic comments, and most importantly, the lies he spews with his slick snake-like “sales claims” to bring in masses of people to chant, “Make America Great Again.”

With Trump as the head honcho, America will be anything but great. It will most likely end in World War III.

I see through his slime. I’ve been in Marketing for almost 15 years and I know first-hand all of the tactics to influence people and get them to buy anything. Leaders know how to manipulate and can get people to buy into any type of logic, even if it makes no sense at all.

There have been countless studies in brainwashing and mind control techniques that have been used for countless centuries to control the masses. Trump is a pro, I’ll give the guy that.

Now, what’s this have to do with Christianity? Plenty. As a Christian, I feel literally physically nauseated watching Christians, theologians and especially pastors sing praises for Trump.

My first reaction is to turn to the Bible. BOOM! It’s right there in black and white thanks to I Timothy 6.

“Teach and urge these things. 3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mine and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

Those words were specifically about false prophets, but “all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Pastors should be warned to champion for a man better known for fighting, being politically incorrect, than being humble. To endorse a man who is known for having an “unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words” should give those who sit in the church pews a reason for concern.

Six years ago Donald Trump funded Democrats against conservatives, two years ago he funded Republican establishment leaders against conservatives, and now he is running as a conservative. Do you see his business plan? He knows exactly how to work the system and the people of the United States.

Yes, I understand that supporters of Donald Trump are worried about the direction of this country and want to make it great again, but at what cost? Every person running for president has a tagline and that doesn’t mean they will accomplish what they are claiming to the U.S. population.

Marco Rubio promises “A New American Century,” Rand Paul told us we will “Defeat the Washington Machine and Unleash the American Dream,” Ted Cruz is “Reigniting the Promise of America,” Mike Huckabee planned to take us “From Hope to Higher Ground” and so on.

Earlier this year, Trump said, in speaking about the loyalty of his supports, that he could shoot someone and not lose support. This was said at a Christian college. What’s even more disturbing is that he is probably right.

The Donald is larger than life, incredibly rich, fearless, speaks his mind; gives the impression he can fix our economy and put an end to illegal immigration; he is not a Washington insider; he could be a strong leader who will face down our global enemies and let’s not forget he will build a wall and who will pay for it? MEXICO.

In the Bible it also teaches that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45), and so Trump’s consistent pattern of reckless speech points to deeper issues which truly makes him unfit for the office of the presidency.

I’m not just talking about his attacks on Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz or his more serious attacks on Mexican immigrants or on taking out the entire families of terrorists. I’m also talking about his character assault on Ben Carson, comparing him to a child molester who has pathological problems and his mocking of the disability of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.

Worse still, are his comments at his rallies where hatred and physical violence are prevalent. He himself has justified the physical abuse of protesters at his massive campaign events. Trump has a way with his words to make it appear these people love their county and are angry. What’s brilliant, is Trump speaks on a fourth-grade level. He will also repeat sentences over-and-over again which is a simple mind control trick.

For instance, here is one of his responses:

“People come [to Trump campaign events] with tremendous passion and love for their country… When they see what’s going on in this country, they have anger that’s unbelievable. They have anger. They love this country. They don’t like seeing bad trade deals. They don’t like seeing higher taxes. They don’t like seeing a loss of their jobs… And I see it. There’s some anger. There’s also a great love for the country. It’s a beautiful thing in many respects. But I certainly do not condone that at all.”

Let’s quickly break this down. He mentions people being angry three times and people loving their country three times. Then he ends it all by saying he doesn’t condone it. Yet, his response was initially creating a sense of sympathy for those who are being violent.

And for someone not condoning it, on February 23rd, 2016 Trump egged on his supporters, “I’d like to punch him in the face,” as he referred to a protester. On February 27, “In the good ole’ days, they’d have knocked him out of his seat so fast.” Then at another event, “Knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, okay? Just knock the hell.” He also promised to pay for the legal fees of any supporter who roughs up a protester.

Donald Trump has said, “I am an evangelical. I’m a Christian. I’m a Presbyterian.” He then said, referring to Ted Cruz, that “not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba, in all fairness.”

No one can see into the heart of another person. What we can do, however, is evaluate their words and deeds. Trump has stated that he isn’t sure he has ever asked God for forgiveness, as he doesn’t “bring God into that picture.”

His actual comments, which I find to be very important, was when he was talking to Anderson Cooper and said, “Why do I have to repent or ask for forgiveness if I am not making mistakes?” Then, in a room filled with Christians, he said: “I think if I do something wrong, I just try to make it right. I don’t bring God into the picture. I don’t.”

As Christians we must stand for something, or we will fall for anything. God is the epitome of love and it appears that most everything surrounding Trump is filled with hatred on some level.

It boggles my mind that any Christian would consider casting a vote for someone like Donald Trump. A man who does not know the meaning of the word “shame.” A man who lacks the basic self-awareness to see his own sins and need for redemption. A man who has flip-flopped on multiple issues important to social conservatives. A man who shows a lack of basic respect to women, to veterans, and to his political opponents. A man who has admitted to funding campaigns in order to have influence (and then points to his own involvement in corruption as a way of exposing Washington’s “broken system”).

If elected, Trump will be the first president to:

1. Be married three times to different women, leaving each for the next woman.
2. Be proud of his sexual liberalities, openly stating in his book “Think Big: Make it Happen in Business and Life” that he has had sex with some of the “top women in the world.”
3. Build and own casinos, including the first American casino ever to have a strip club that allows lap dancing and an all-male revue club for women.
4. Regularly use the f-word in public speeches along with other obscenities so vulgar network TV is required to bleep out these words to avoid violating Federal Communications Commission rules.
5. State publicly that he has never asked for God’s (or anyone else’s) forgiveness and that he doesn’t forgive.
6. Has said about his daughter, “If Ivanka were not my daughter, I would be dating her.” He has also made comments about her having a great body.
7. Give America a first lady who has posed in the nude.
8. Use bankruptcy laws four times for failed business dealings.
9. Openly advocate for revenge, “as viciously and a violently as you can.”
10. Publicly call various women “dogs,” “fat and ugly,” “piece of a—,” “pigs,” “b—ch” and wrote in one of his books that you “have to treat ‘em like sh—.”

As for the latest bullying, Trump posted a Twitter attack on the physical appearance of the wife of his presidential rival, Sen. Ted Cruz. Needless to say, Trump definitely has crossed yet another line. Fox host, Megyn Kelly, simply tweeted "Seriously?" in response. She is all too familiar with Trump's personal attacks as he has retweeted posts from his supporters calling Kelly a "bimbo," and he himself has called her "crazy" and a "lightweight reporter" among other defaming names.

I started this article with a Biblical reference from I Timothy and I will end with II Timothy.

“But understand this, that in the last days terrible times will come. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.” (II Timothy 3)

So, who should you vote for? Get on your knees, pray about it with a receiving heart, and at that point it is between you and God.

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    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      On her faith, Clinton said, "My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do, and there is so much more in the Bible about taking care of the poor, visiting the prisoners, taking in the stranger, creating opportunities for others to be lifted up, to find faith themselves that I think there are many different ways of exercising your faith. But I do believe that in many areas judgment should be left to God, that being more open, tolerant and respectful is part of what makes me humble about my faith, and I am in awe of people who truly turn the other cheek all the time, who can go that extra mile that we are called to go, who keep finding ways to forgive and move on."

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good luck with this well-intentioned hub. Conservative Christians lost my respect in the last election when they supported a non-traditional religion candidate against a professing evangelical Christian. Apparently the confessed profession of faith by both President Obama and Secretary Clinton don't count as far as they are concerned. "The lesser of two evils" is how a devoted Christian friend of mine explained her choice. Apparently some issues are more important to some voters than faith in Jesus Christ.