15 Things Every Christian Can Agree On About Trump

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Few things in recent memory have been as divisive as the Trump presidency. Even among evangelical Christians, opinions vary and are at times contentious. This is understandable, but we need to make sure our personal viewpoints are kept in check with what Scripture demands us to believe about Donald Trump. We have no right to go outside of biblical bounds on any matter, and therefore I think it could be healthy to remind ourselves what the Bible definitely says about Trump that we all ought to agree on.

1. Donald Trump is a creation of God and made in His image 

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

2. Therefore, he is bestowed with intrinsic value is and worthy of dignity

With [our tongues] we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God…My brothers, these things ought not to be so. (James 3:9-10)

3. Without God’s forgiving mercy, he is a sinner who will perish forever…and in that sense, he is just like you

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

4. God loves him

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

5. We must also love him

Love your neighbour as yourself. (Mark 12:31)

6. Christ died for him

[Christ] is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)

7. God desires for him to be saved

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

8. We ought to desire for him to be saved

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

9. We ought to pray for him

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

10. We are to honour him as a God-appointed public official

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:17)

11. He was raised up to become president as part of God’s providential plan

[God] changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings. (Daniel 2:21)

12. God can turn his heart anytime He wishes

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will. (Proverbs 21:1)

13. Scripture’s command to use speech for building up also applies to how we speak about him

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29)

14. We are to worry more about personal holiness and evangelism than we are about politics

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

15. God is still in control

For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations. (Psalm 22:28)

2 Comments on “15 Things Every Christian Can Agree On About Trump

  1. Would you have said the same about Obama and Clinton? Based on your logic, was it also Gods plan to put in power some of the worlds worst leaders? And were we supposed to praise them as well? Has it occurred to you that not all things are part of “Gods plan”, but of free will? Some believe that in Revelations, Christians will be hated — is it possible that they could become hated because they were the ones who put evil into power?

    • Yes I would have said the exact same thing about Obama, Clinton, and any other president, though I never said we should “praise” Trump or anyone else. I do believe that God is sovereign over everything since that is what Scripture teaches. Scripture also teaches that human beings have at least degrees of free will that somehow God folds into his plans and purposes for the world. As for why Christians are hated, I doubt it has anything to do with their influence in politics. It has to do with the fact that Jesus promised his followers would be hated since he also was hated.

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