Donald Trump and the Pharisees

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  1. Aaron

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    http://media.jamespatrickriley.com/index.php/religious-spirit/


    The #NeverTrump movement is defined by this Pharisee spirit. It is chock full of it. Texas pastor Max Lucado is a great example. Max leads what he calls a “red state” church, but Max has a maxim: ”I don’t want anybody to know how I vote.” Max does this to make sure the Democratic voters in his church, the ones who support abortion on demand, Islamo-pandering, and class warfare are not made to feel uncomfortable. However, Max recently broke his neutrality pledge when Donald Trump called a bimbo a bimbo. According to Max:

    I would not have said anything about Mr. Trump, never — I would never have said anything if he didn’t call himself a Christian. It’d be none of my business whatsoever to make any comments about his language, his vulgarities, his slander of people, but I was deeply troubled … that here’s a man who holds up a Bible one day, and calls a lady “bimbo” the next.​

    Think on that for a moment. Max closes his eyes to another “Christian,” Barack Obama, who stands foursquare for the slaughter of millions of unborn babies, at your expense, but Donald Trump called a lady a “bimbo?” Intolerable! Unthinkable! Impolite! Time to engage the Pharisee warp engines.

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    Donald Trump is more righteous than you think. He wants to protect you from Islamic zealots. He wants to protect your right to defend your families with firearms. He even wants to exempt your pulpits from IRS tyranny. He wants to end the death tax, so you can pass on your farms and your family business to your children. He wants to lower your taxes. He wants to protect the lives of unborn children and appoint Constitutional judges.

    But you and Max Lucado don’t like his style.​
     
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    It has nothing to do with "style" but the very clear bad behavior, actions, thoughts and deeds. Yes, Mr. Trump says that he "wants" this stuff but interestingly enough, he was against everything he is now for just before he decided to run for president. I don't trust him as far as I can spit.
     
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    Trying to diminish Trumps debauchery to simply calling a woman a "bimbo" is completely intellectually honest or at best the most ignorant thing running right now.
     
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    Yeah. Here's the problem . . . it will either be him or Hillary. One is better for America than the other. One is better for your children than the other, and one will be the death stroke for the nation and your liberty.

    It's really that simple, and the high-minded, holier-than-thou, [Edited] feigned indignation of one's less savory actions and attitudes is neither righteous, nor pleasing to God. Not when it comes to this.
     
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    Well if you are going to speak for God on this issue then defend your statement.
     
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    Should we denounce Paul as well? He's got a pretty sinful past. And don't get me started in King David.

    The question for me is not past sins, but current direction. Is Trump on the right path? Is he going in the right direction morally and politically? I believe his is, and I believe Hillary (who you're trying to help) is not.
     
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    yea but we are not talking about a past we are talking about the present. We do not have any evidence that he has actually changed and he was widely known for his skirting around with all of his wives throughout the years. This is not a past and repentant scenario.
     
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    I find it amusing that Trump supporters want to throw the Pharisees label at those that disagree with them, since we are the ones that don't see politics as the solution to the problems in the world. The Pharisees on the other hand had no problem getting into bed with the politicians of their day to deal with their problem with Jesus. Yes I will acknowledge that the Pharisees hated Rome, but that did not stop them from joining with Pilate to attack Jesus whom they hated even more.

    Even a cursory glance at History shows that when the church and politics get into bed with each other, the church pays the price.
     
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    Make no mistake, BW, you're in bed with the politicians and the media. You are doing exactly what they've planned for you to do.

    Wise Christians are not falling for it, but many are.
     
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    I agree that Wise Christians are not falling for it. We will see when we get the demographic breakdown of votes after Nov. 8th how many Wise Christians there are, and how many unwise Christians have destroyed their moral high ground for a generation.
     
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    Those who have dedicated themselves to helping Hillary Clinton destroy the Supreme Court have no moral high ground.
     
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    Then I'm glad you recognize that the Trump supporters who are threatening to not vote for the GOP down ticket have no moral high ground. It's a step in the right direction.
     
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    Which has nothing to do with BlessedWife.

    Those that destroy their witness by supporting Trump and by extension harm the body of Christ have no moral high ground.
     
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    Uhh... no. Trump's supreme court picks are fantastic. Those opposing him has no morality to speak of. They're puppets under the control of the media and political class.
     
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    How is destroying the Supreme Court a good witness? How is unforgiveness a good witness? This is false Christianity. Forgiveness is a good witness. Wise stewardship of your vote is a good witness. Stubborn self-righteousness only repels people.
     
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    Which is exactly why I'm more than likely going to vote for him although it makes me want to vomit to do so. He's a pig, plain and simple. He's a bully and exactly the kind of man I'd be embarrassed if he were my son. But because we are looking at numerous SC justices being replaced with this new president, I'm going to vote for a party that I hope will stand up to it's platform. I don't trust Mr. Trump to stay a Republican though since he's been a Democrat all of his life. But at least I have a chance with him - there is none with Mrs. Clinton.
     
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    It shouldn't make you want to vomit. Imagine how God feels forgiving you? You're a sinner. You don't deserve it. You can't offer him anything. Trump, on the other hand, can give our kids a conservative Supreme Court and possibly save many lives. It's a good righteous decision. Why would you want to vomit over a man changing his life and going in the right direction? It makes you sound petty and self-righteous.
     
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    No the Heritage Foundations picks are fantastic. Trump however made it clear within 24 hours of that list coming out that he was not bound to it and may expand. it http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2591733
    Again those Trump Supporters who are working to make sure that Cliton has the Senate and the House to go with the White House have no moral high gound which is who you said have no Moral High Ground. Again its a step in the Right direction for you.
    Nothing more helpful to Clinton than handing her both house of congress, which I guess means according to your standards even Trump has no moral high ground. http://theresurgent.com/trumps-war-on-gop-shows-who-really-supports-hillary/
     
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    Of course he should expand it. There are many good judge out there, and he'll have to appoint them to many benches.

    And Hillary is promising to put anti-Christians on court benches all over the country.

    I have an atheist friend who is conservative and he's baffled why Christians are opposing Trump. He thinks they're idiots. Why are they wiling to give up the Supreme Court? I can only shrug my shoulders and apologize for the terrible testimony they're displaying before him.
     
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    I wouldn't say that it is a 'righteous decision' at all. Mr. Trump has not shown that he is going in the right direction when he labels people, makes fun of them, speaks disrespectfully about and towards people. It makes me sound petty and self-righteous? That's your opinion. I think that makes me discerning and aware.
     
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