Newsflash! America isn’t going to change instantly at the ballot box!!!
Contrary to modern, extremely watered down “Christianity,” the real world will not get “zapped” into shape in an instant. Change doesn’t work like that, kids, we make choices and then live by the consequences. Of course, some things, can’t be helped, but you get my point. This error is absolutely everywhere and it’s about time we recognize it and re-educate our populations. I know it takes a bit of humility and tough changes in our individual lives will be necessary, but there truly is no other way.
I am witnessing an extremely infantile, Christian, populace in America. Only an extremely infantile majority would have let America get this far. I am sure I offended many of you by saying this, but we must hear it again and more directly if that is at all possible. Most people assume that the problems some of us speak about aren’t happening in their church, school, community, etc. I believe it is very wise to assume otherwise. I never mean to offend or insult any one, but ideas come from people and people have ideas that are seriously messed up and are sprinkling those awful ideas everywhere. We can analyze this to death or we can admit it and start finding some solutions because solutions don’t start at the ballot box. They start with each one of us.
Donald Trump is the perfect manifestation of the “watered down and twisted” versions of Christianity that have taken over a vast majority of our churches today. One error that is clearly misunderstood in Christian circles about this campaign and behind the pulpits is the idea that “God can use anyone!” Yes, this is true. He can and does use anyone and/or anything to bring about His unchanging Will. I recently read a post from a pastor that said that God can even use a donkey and he has! I read the post to my husband and we both laughed and I basically verbalized this column. I said, “That’s for sure because we have a choice between two Asses!! But only an Ass would knowingly vote for an Ass! We do have a representative government after all!” This man is a Trump guy and I was glad to see that we both actually agree that Trump is an Ass!”
God did use donkeys, but it’s interesting as to how and when. In the story of Balaam, his donkey sees the angel of God blocking Balaam’s path while he was on his way to disobey God! The donkey blocks him a couple times, but Balaam beats the donkey and continues on. Finally, God opened the mouth of the donkey and spoke through the donkey to rebuke Balaam! The donkey was smarter than Balaam! God already gave Balaam His answer and Balaam was choosing to disobey God. Read Numbers 22.
I don’t disagree that either Trump or Hillary is going to be used by God, but for what reason? Many Trumpsters believe that God is going to turn things around through using Trump as a “donkey.” They believe in “puppet Christianity.” This awful error is prevalent in Christianity and preachers are teaching it every day! It’s a very lazy version if you think about it too. There is no thinking involved. The donkey didn’t need to think or study either! Are we supposed to just be a bunch of mindless Asses?
Pulpits are telling folks to read, not study, and then wait for the “message to come from God and zap sense into them.” We need to study again. The pray-read-and-wait-for-a-sign-or-feeling method is not God’s plan right now. Why wait for the message if you just read it? Balaam heard from God and refused to listen and obey. We are doing the same thing. The Bible is exactly how God speaks to us today. He gives clear instruction about how to choose leaders.
Even if He wanted to use Trump or Hillary in the same way He used the donkey, does He ever instruct us in the Bible to vote for the ASS He is going to use? And if He wants to use an ASS to speak to us, why can’t Hillary be the ASS? That would actually be even more amazing, wouldn’t it? Seriously, who actually knows if God plans on using Trump to turn things around? Yes, a baby Christian that quickly feeds himself solid food can come along quickly, but the Biblical instruction on voting isn’t the zapping technique. Too many have unfortunately been taught by foolish preachers. God never instructs us to knowingly vote against His Word.
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