What is so disheartening today is the ongoing disdain and utter disrespect for our elected president and his cabinet members. It is is amazing how so many of those who call themselves Christians make judgmental and debasing comments but don't offer any REAL solutions to the very serious and complicated problems this country faces. One may not agree with everything that our government and our leaders do or say, but to continue with the ongoing name calling, shaming, bitter discourse is not helpful, but only continues to fuel the useless dialog we have today. What don't they understand is a people divided WILL NOT STAND!
At the core of the issue, if you are Christian, is do you believe what is written in the Bible or not?
"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." Romans 13:1
ALL AUTHORITIES THAT EXIST ARE APPOINTED BY GOD!!!!!
What part of this is not understandable? I have a few questions for those who post negative and debasing comments on social media about President Trump or anyone working in the government.
1. Should a Christian complain about the leader of our country or pray for him?
2. Should a Christian look down on, judge the leader of our country?
3. Should a Christian make snide, sarcastic, rude, hateful speech about another person?
4. Should a Christian be afraid of what a government is going to do?
A. "Donald Trump is the biggest lying present ever." Really when did we become God, to see into the heart of man. "He without sin cast the first stone". ALL Politicians are liars; so, is there some "scale of liars", One who lies only a few times is better than the one who lies a lot??? God does not grade on a scale, One lie is just has bad as 100 lies.
B. "Donald Trump is an evil man". Again, "He without sin cast the first stone." What exactly is Trump doing that is 'evil'? And again are we to complain or pray for our leaders? And IF Trump is evil, he was put their by God, so your issue is not with Trump, it's with the Great I Am.
C. "Trump doesn't know what he's doing." Do you have any real solutions to the fact that America is trillions of dollars in debt, that a majority of our debt is owned by China? Do you have a real solution to the looming war with China/Russia? Do you have real solution to the fact that less than 50% of people in the US actually work? Do you have a solution to the millions of people who are no help to society because they are addicted to mind altering drugs? Trump is ONE person who has to work with 100 senators, 435 house of representatives, 9 supreme judges, and hundreds of other counsel members/directors/etc.
Christians are not to react to situations like those who don't know God. "Let no corrupt communication from your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that may impart grace to the hearers." Ephesians 4:29. What does "corrupt communication" mean? According to Strong's concordance the word means "rotten, useless, corrupt, depraved." USELESS is one of the synonyms that describes a majority of the comments and opinions made about Trump. Not words of encouragement, no words of education, or any realistic solutions, just useless, rotten commentary.
There is going to be a Day of Judgment, and God will judge everyone who has ever lived, His wrath is going to poured out on all the wicked and ungodly. The eyes of the unrepentant wicked need to be opened and the ears unplugged so they can see and hear the truth. The Good News is Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, born of a virgin; Jesus lived and died but He rose from Dead, and now offers anyone who will believe in Him Salvation. Salvation is a free gift from God, anyone who will believes will know and have a real relationship with the true God. You can't work for it or buy because the price has already been paid with the Blood of Jesus Christ and Believing in Jesus gets us into the Kingdom of God and saves us from the righteous wrath of God. But that is not all, He gives us a new heart and mind NOW, and we receive some of His blessing from heaven NOW and are equipped to be able to live a life that is holy and acceptable to Him NOW.
1. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is real, He lived and died and rose from the grave.
2. Believe that you are a sinner, repent-turn from your sins and realize and accept you need Jesus.
3. Confess that Jesus is your Lord and God
4. Find a local Bible preaching church that does obey the commandment for water baptism for the remission of your sins and to identify yourself with Christ.
This is just the first step to a lifelong journey of growing in truth and love with the God who created this earth and everything in it, including every human being that has ever lived.
Bible verses related to this post: Romans 13:1-7; Ephesians 4:29; John 8:7
Erica Harris is a God Gifted Christian Coach, Counselor, providing insights and truths from the Word of God, The Bible.