This post is addressed to God’s people; and specifically to those who support Donald Trump while claiming to be God’s people. It was not that long ago that I could not have written this post — because I did not know God’s Word. And while I still have much to learn, I have read the Scriptures through every year, and have for more than three years. This is why I now understand that you may know about the Lord by listening to others talk about Scripture, but you cannot know the Lord unless you read and study His Word. So, I will reference God’s Word, but I will not cite it for you. This is actually to help those readers who may need the warning that follows. If you do not recognize the Truth of God’s Word in my post, or you disagree with it, then you may need to have a heart-felt discussion with the Lord. But for those who do know Him, there will be no need for me to reference the chapter and verse as you will already know and recognize the Spiritual Truths in this post. So, with that said, if you claim to be of God and still support Donald Trump, then you may want to give some serious consideration to what follows.
Not too long ago, I lost a friend because of this issue. He is always talking about God and God’s Word, but he is also an adamant Trump supporter. When I tried to ask him why, he attacked me, and it was a vicious, personal attack. Then, when I tried to apologize to him for offending him, he questioned my faith. I tried to remind him about what Scripture says regarding the way he was treating me and he replied with even more hatred. So I broke off relations with this person, but because I believed him to be strong with the Lord, I remained troubled. I wondered whether or not he was right about me. It was then that the Lord answered my questioning in two ways. First, the Lord reminded me that through the whole exchange, I was offering Scripture to my friend and he was replying with his own words. He never cited Scripture to support himself –not once. Then the Lord reminded me that my friend claimed to belong to the Lord, yet he was fighting for a man who boasted about not needing to repent or ask God for forgiveness. With just these two things, the Lord showed me that my friend has strayed from the Lord, and so have all the others who support this man, Trump.
Moses told God’s people to elect Godly leaders from among them: men who knew God’s Word and who sought to uphold it impartially — without respect to persons. This is not Donald Trump. Trump has repeatedly demonstrated — by word and by deed — that he does not know the Constitution and is perfectly willing to break the law to get what he wants. This is lawlessness, and God’s word condemns lawlessness.
Scripture tells us that the people of Israel demanded a king. This is actually a turning away from God. They had God’s Laws to guide and govern them, but they wanted a king, not the rule of law. Trump brags about what he will do without any regard to the law or Constitution, and his supporters cheer him. Again, this is not only lawlessness, but it is trust in a man, not the Lord. God repeatedly warns us not to trust ourselves over Him, but this is exactly what Trump’s supporters are doing.
God’s Word tells us not to bear false witness, but Trump lies as a matter of habit. He has been caught in these lies repeatedly, even by the Left-wing media which is currently supporting him. God’s people are not to support people who knowingly bear false witness, but Trump’s supporters do not seem to care about this. Worse, they do not seem to even be able to see the lies.
Trump constantly insults and threatens all those who oppose him. This is just a different version of living by the sword, and God’s Word tells us that His people are not to live by the sword, but to live by faith in Him. Yet, Trump’s supporters seem to revel in Trump’s strong-man tactics and threats.
Trump has used the law to take things that were not his. When he declared bankruptcy, he stole that money from the people who had lent it to him. When he took that lady’s property for his parking garage, he abused the law for personal gain. He tried to do the same thing in Ireland or Scotland (I do not remember which). Trump even boasts about ‘buying’ politicians so they will return the favor when he needs something. This is the exact same type of corruption for which God destroyed Ephraim and the Ten Northern Tribes. God’s prophets loudly and repeatedly condemned this sort of corruption and lawlessness, but Trump’s supporters do not care. Just like Ephraim, Trump’s supporters do not seem to even see the sin.
Trump boasts about himself and all the things he has done. This is ‘the man of lawlessness.’ Today, the Temple is in the heart of every believer, and — in his heart — Trump is telling himself that he is God. But Trump’s supporters cannot see this. All they see is their own personal champion. They do not see the Spirit of Antichrist which lies behind Trump’s words and actions.
I could go on, because there is much more, but why bother? The people supporting Trump seem to be little different from the Pharisees who crucified Christ. They believed they were God’s children because they were descendants of Abraham and had the Law of Moses. But they did not see or obey the Spirit of God’s Law. They only saw their own ambitions, so they turned the law to their purposes. What’s more, the Pharisees knew Who Christ was, but they wanted an earthly, political ‘savior,’ so they killed Him. All of this was driven by a love of this world and not for the things of God. It reveals a Spiritual blindness. Sadly, there is a similar Spiritual blindness wrapped around those believers who support Trump. I will not say they do not believe. The Pharisees believed in God and the Messiah. It’s just that they have allowed their own desires to lead them away from the Lord’s Wisdom and His Commands. If they had not, then there is no way they would be supporting a un-repentant, pride-filled, lawless man like Trump.
As for me, I can look back on my life and see exactly how easy it is to get lead astray by someone like Trump. Had the Lord not grabbed hold of me and drew me to Him and to His Word, I may well be among the Trump supporters now. But, if I were, I would be supporting him in direct opposition to everything God’s Word teaches and commands. But I love the Lord, and I am seeking a relationship with Him. In part, this is done by reading and studying His Word, and by burying His Word in my heart and in my mind — just as the Scriptures tell me to do. And this is how and why I know that Trump represents everything that is wrong with our nation, and not the answer to it. I just pray that, if you, dear reader, are among those who call themselves by the Lord’s name but still support Trump, I pray that you will earnestly and sincerely seek the Lord’s counsel — and that you start by reading the Lord’s Word every day! Because Trump will not ‘save’ this nation. The only thing that is going to do that is the Lord, and then, only if His people — His true people — humble themselves and seek His forgiveness first.
We, individually and as a nation, have been wondering in the wilderness for far too long. Donald Trump is just another of a string of warnings the Lord has been sending to get us to wake up and realize just how far astray we have wondered. The Lord is calling us back, but only His children will hear and respond. I pray you are among the few who respond by hitting their knees and saying Your will, Lord, and not my will be done.