How does one have a "great" relationship with God? Does that mean he never sins?
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Christin, I heard he carries his childhood bible with him everywhere it goes. It's a souvenir. The pages are probably stuck together.
Oh my, let us judge him but never ever judge a man and his relationship to God lest we be bound to judge each other's. You are good. He is bad. That is a bad path to follow, lest ye be one who can judge a man and what God intends.
I was attempting to be silly ;) I didn't think my comment would be taken so seriously, but he does preach a lot of hate for someone so allegedly close to God. Bush thought he talked to God too. sigh.
Christin, We are to be good stewards of our money - know what we donate to and use wisdom in selecting our leaders. I won't quote unless someone wants me to do so. Christian leaders have qualifications.
He is the consummate narcissist.
How Christian of you. Because it is political -- we get to throw our Christian values for us, out of the window. I do not like Trump. But I do not judge him in the sense of his relationship with God. You certainly would have called Moses the same.
He may be a Christian but certainly not mature. Babes should not be our leaders.
hey there ms Trotter, I blasted on Trump, but did not answer properly. You can have a good relationship with God and not be sinless, if you accept his provisions for salvation. While not privy to the deal Trump made with God, his lack o humility....
Credence2, I understand! I am concerned about the elections big time.
Pro 18:11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.
The thing is, even if he did repent for whatever it is he needs to repent for, it would be none of your business or that of anyone else.
Taopi, I'm sure Lolita is reponding to the question I asked. If he is seeking the vote of Christians, Christians want to know if he is for real.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Would seem it is our business.
Rich I see you understand why I asked the question. This seems oddball/judgement/unkind to non-Christians. I want to know who I'm voting for. If you are perfect, I am scared. Two Corinthians???
Just to be clear, I was raised in the Anglican church and not only considered, but studied and prepared to go into a life of monasticism. I am no stranger to Christian doctrine or its history. Needless to say, I abandoned it. Just to be clear.
"Sinfulness does not sever a great relationship or it would not be a great relationship."
Pro 18:17 The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
I hope my sinfulness is examined in all it's failings by man. It already is by God. I hope there is judgment by man on me. For it has already been done by God. Judge Donald and his relationship with God and you judge your own. Not where I want to go.
Yes, Eric! God wants us to stay in fellowship by confessing our sins on a regular basis. 1 John 1:9 Verse 10 says that if a person says he has no sin he lies. We sin through actions, thoughts, and words. We are not bad but we do bad things
I am glad this question was asked. It appears ok to judge a man and his relationship with God. Just because he runs for office we can demonize him? I do not care about right or wrong because I am not a judge of God and who he chooses.
1Co 5:12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
Claim to be part of the fellowship and you open yourself up.
Eric, when you target a group for votes, the people want to know if you are legit. That's why we have Republicans v.s. Democrats, etc. If I want to vote for a Christian, I want to know for sure that is what I'm getting.
Diane, be true. You already showed your bent. Politics or being Christian? Your question was slanted. You know full well the answer. Sin cannot change a relationship with God. It is a choice to distance ourselves. Be true.
Eric, TRUE! We sin and distance ourselves. We admit that we are wrong, apologize and reconcile. There's humility. This is where Scripture quotes help. Recite the Lord's prayer and come to "forgive us of our debts (sins) as we forgive those ...
Come to think of it, Trump's opponents are desperately trying to find his Achilles heel. Maybe he is on the metaphorical hero's journey after all.
I only challenge him because this is one of the reasons he gives for people to vote for him. Since he brought it up, I must vet it.
Facebook God has....numerous times. :)
Virginia, why are people falling for him? I agree with you. People are laying aside reason and wisdom to support him.
He does well because he addresses the frustrations of many at a subconscious level with code words and dog whistles. He deceives them with the idea that he speaks for them, while he and others like him are the actual cause of their woes.
I lived in a Trump building (owned by his father). The service was excellent, the buildings were always kept clean. A building super was fired for not intervening when a resident was harassed, and replaced with a reputable building super.
Angele, that was an excellent decision and example of great customer service. There are many good and ethical people who are not saved.