One Reason you can be a Christian and vote for Donald Trump!


10 reasons you can’t be a Christian and vote for Donald Trump

REBUTTAL TO ARTICLE LINK ABOVE

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Do not Judge the inner work of the Holy Spirit

My Rebutle to Christopher Pieper and Matt Henderson,

If you ‘cherry-pick’ scripture in favor to justify your thesis allow me the courtesy to pose a counter-argument. I’ll stick with the New Testament to keep it simple; as I am sure you’re aware considering your credentials and sheepskin that denomination, sect, and school of thought can alter the context and meaning of certain scriptural texts and sometimes not.

For Example take Luke 19:27 (Jesus Speaking):

“27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”

How do we translate that in a positive light? This appears to favor Trump more than it condemns him.

How about context?

This is extracted from the parable of the 10 Talents (Luke 19:11-27) crossreferenced with Matthew 25:14-30 below.

Starting with Matthew 25:30 (Jesus Speaking):

“30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Now that fits Tumps ‘Modus Operandi,’ I can hear him say, “You’re Fired!” Hey, let us dig deeper, shall we? We shall…

Starting from the beginning of the Parable and adding context to the meaning, READ- look at what large letters I am using- Matthew 25:14-30.

Now that you’ve hopefully read the above-selected scripture, we should take a closer look and examine Matthew 25: 15, 21, and 23.

Jesus describes how the ‘man traveling into a far country’ gives out talents to each of his three servants:

“15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.”

To the servant that he gave five talents, Jesus says,

“21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

To the servant that he gave two talents, Jesus says,

“23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

To the servant that he gave one talent, Jesus says (And we will focus here for the sake of context),

” 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: ”

Pay particular attention to: “Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed…”

In context with your thesis, by interchanging ‘Lord’ with ‘Trump’ watch what happens: “Trump, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed…” Wow, that fits like a glove, the ‘Lord’ Jesus is referring to in the Parable sounds an awful lot like Trump.

For fun, suppose we interchange ‘the Lord’ with ‘Trump’ in your ‘simple argument?’

“A Christian who supports ‘the Lord’ either does not understand this person and his positions, or supports him in spite of Christian convictions.”

Or ‘the CEO…’

“A Christian who supports ‘the CEO’ either does not understand this person and his positions, or supports him in spite of Christian convictions.”

How about, ‘the Banker’ or ‘the Millionaire’ or ‘their Boss…?’

You get the point, it fits and sounds like Donald Trump and his world. Where were we? Oh yeah, Matthew 25:24-27:

” 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.”

Is Jesus teaching about investing money and banking, a ‘Parable’ about investing and compounding money by usury?

Not to mention, there aren’t any details on just how the first two servants doubled their money… Maybe they bought a rundown hotel with tax structure ‘A.’ Next, they acquired a loan to remodel the hotel thus bankrupting tax structure ‘A.’ After the work is almost completed they then filed ‘chapter 13’ and auctioned off the property and assets of tax structure ‘A’ (In this case the newly remodeled Hotel minus the debts). Then bribed the auctioneer to hold the Auction at 6 AM on a Tuesday morning when it was supposed to rain in order to buy up all the assets without competition with tax structure ‘B!’ Only to sell the New and Improved Hotel at a Profit! Boy oh Boy, won’t the Lord be pleased?

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Is that not what Trump has done with the talents he’s been given?

What is the third servant’s correction from the ‘Lord?’

Matthew 25:28-30 (Jesus Speaking):

“28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

I guess we know where ‘trickledown economics’ originated from don’t we? Matter o’ fact in verse 29, Jesus is teaching the ‘Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer’ implying that a person is poor because they’re lazy and disobedient! And how about that “cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness…” That’s not a very nice and frankly it, according to your cherry-picked thesis, is very un-Christian of Jesus.

Compare that by READING- look at what large letters I am using- Luke 19:14-27.

Comparing Lukes version with Matthews version, It’s noticeable they’re both almost the same except for the ending of Luke’s version:

“27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”

Wow, that is harsh! Did Jesus actually say, “Slay them?” Matter o’ fact he did. This can almost sound like Jesus is calling for a ‘Jihad’ or ‘Holy War’ against anti-capitalists (don’t forget lazy and disobedient servants), even calling them ‘enemies!’

If the Bible, in truth, is the inerrant Word of God, then we must take it seriously, when according to Luke 19: Jesus says,

“11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.”

And in Matthew 25:14 Jesus says,

“14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.”

Part Six Disabled

Wow, they disabled my comment… Weak.

Christopher Pieper and Matt Henderson, with your academic accolades, one would think you both to be better examples, knowing better by not using the Scripture as a tool to condemn when the work of Jesus is about redemption- the redemptive work of the Cross. Donald Trump is a baby Christian, needing the milk of the Word not the meat of the Word. And with your high and mighty Ph.D.’s, don’t you know that God will hold you to a stricter judgment as a teacher of the Word? Yeah, you’re both probably atheist theologians with no knowledge of the Word, lacking the understanding of the redemptive work of the Cross and Salvation offered by Jesus, lacking revelation of the ongoing relationship and walk with the Father while lacking wisdom by the inner workings of the Holy Spirit… Is it any wonder you would mistake the Sword of Truth to be the Sword of Righteousness? Methinks you need the Milk of the Word of God again.

I will say studying You Has Made Me a Better Person!

(Luke 19:14 and Matthew 25 the ‘Parable of the Talents’ are sarcastic references spoken by Jesus condemning Herod ‘the Scourge.’ By mocking Herod, Jesus mimics his character, in the reverse take of what Heaven is like, or in this context what Heaven is ‘not’ like. Often many Christians fail to see God has a sense of humor and it doesn’t help when the translations or transliterations aren’t rendering or conveying the intended context and original meaning.)

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