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Christianity Today Editorial about Trump's "Blatant Immorality"

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by InTheLight, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Speak Truth to Trump
    Evangelicals, of all people, should not be silent about Donald Trump's blatant immorality.

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    There is hardly any public person in America today who has more exemplified the “earthly nature” (“flesh” in the King James and the literal Greek) that Paul urges the Colossians to shed: “sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry” (3:5). This is an incredibly apt summary of Trump’s life to date. Idolatry, greed, and sexual immorality are intertwined in individual lives and whole societies. Sexuality is designed to be properly ordered within marriage, a relationship marked by covenant faithfulness and profound self-giving and sacrifice. To indulge in sexual immorality is to make oneself and one’s desires an idol. That Trump has been, his whole adult life, an idolater of this sort, and a singularly unrepentant one, should have been clear to everyone.

    And therefore it is completely consistent that Trump is an idolater in many other ways. He has given no evidence of humility or dependence on others, let alone on God his Maker and Judge. He wantonly celebrates strongmen and takes every opportunity to humiliate and demean the vulnerable. He shows no curiosity or capacity to learn. He is, in short, the very embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool.

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    Enthusiasm for a candidate like Trump gives our neighbors ample reason to doubt that we believe Jesus is Lord. They see that some of us are so self-interested, and so self-protective, that we will ally ourselves with someone who violates all that is sacred to us—in hope, almost certainly a vain hope given his mendacity and record of betrayal, that his rule will save us.

    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/october-web-only/speak-truth-to-trump.html?start=1
     
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    No less Hillary. She is just as immoral
     
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    And in your mind does that excuse Trump's immorality?
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but evangelicals are not being silent about Hillary's sins. But Trump gets excused.
     
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    Not all "Evangelicals". In fact very few are excusing it.
     
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    Popular Press is not presenting it that way which paints a very dour picture of evangelicals. A popular guy like Mike Huckaby appears mute on the subject (and I could be wrong on his position but I don't see him reaching out if he is not)
     
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    Precisely. Which once again highlights why this latest platitude of "platform and not the person" is a bunch of crock. Do we come up with a new something every four years to justify supporting these wicked candidates? For Romney it was "President not a pastor".

    Any Christian who supports him should be ashamed.
     
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    It should be dour when every which way you look, evangelicals are making excuses for why they will still vote for that man.
     
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    No less Hillary. She is just as immoral

    In your mind, does trump excuse the her sins?
     
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    Well if that imbecile does win then Mitch Maconnal (spelled Wrong) & Paul Ryan will probably impeach the Zero & Mike Pense becomes the POTUS. I can live with that. Hilary Clinton --- NOT SO MUCH
     
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