Evangelical Christians who have placed their trust and their vote behind Donald J. Trump can rest easy, knowing he shares their values. Sort of.
If we, as Christians, embrace that with no shed blood, there is no cleansing of our sins, and had Jesus not risen from the grave on the third day, there is no promise of eternal life, then we must also recognize the importance of the Resurrection Day. This is the single most important celebration in the life of a Christian.
He is risen, and because he lives, we are promised eternal life.
Enter the gilded toad, whom so many Christians have already thrown their vote to, in spite of his earlier proclamation that he’s never asked God for forgiveness, because he hasn’t done anything to require God’s forgiveness. That’s a pretty amazing claim, as it would make him only the second perfect, blameless man in history.
If we overlook the multiple marriages, the unrepentant adulteries, mob ties, fraud, and other assorted human failings, I suppose he could make a case for being a good guy, at least.
Now, on this holiest and most revered of days for the world’s Christians, Saint Donald speaks again, fount of virtue and knowledge that he is. From The Daily Caller:
“Well, it really means something very special. I’m going to church in an hour from now and it’s going to be — it’s a beautiful church. I’m in Florida.”
While he did go on to say it was an important day for Christians, he couldn’t elaborate on why it was important.
“And it’s just a very special time for me. And it really represents family and get-together and — and something.”
Yes, Donald. That “something” that you can’t seem to voice is what makes the day so important.
Luke 24:5-6 NIV “5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen!”
It's disturbing on many levels to consider how readily those who identify as Christian would suspend their values to support this man. It's maddening, the lengths they will go to in order to justify that support. With the world a powder keg, now is the time for the church to stand as sowers of virtue and repairers of the breach - not as antagonists, and not behind a man who is the antithesis of everything Christ, in his mercy, represents.