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Trump needs God to win re-election. He shouldn’t be cursing Him.

July 20, 2019

As much as it pains me and causes me very much stress, I believe President Trump is jeopardizing his re-election campaign. It’s obvious that he’s forgotten just who put him in the White House. He’s forgotten just how miraculous his victory was and how only through the prayers of many Christians he was elected President.

We all know President Trump is full of pride and arrogance, though sometimes he can demonstrate humility, but it’s rare. There are a couple of things I’ve noticed recently that are giving me pause in any assurance that he will be re-elected. First, a couple of weeks ago during some interview he said, and I’m paraphrasing, “I’ll tell you how I got elected, I got me elected!” He said it a couple of times. Now I normally wouldn’t have thought anything of it, but for some reason I got a weird feeling about it at that time. I believe the scriptures say something like, “Pride goeth before a fall …”

Anyway, moving on to the next and most disturbing reason why I believe he could easily lose re-election; Last week in North Carolina at his massive rally, he cursed using God’s name, twice. I was listening to him and was stunned he actually did that on national television in front of millions of Christians. I called him out for it on Twitter the next morning (like he’ll listen to me!!) as it made my skin crawl. It seems like the media and the Democrats didn’t catch it or are too stupid (because they do it all the time also) to realize, that is the one thing that really CAN separate Trump from a lot of his base … his Christian base. Instead they’ve been focused on the 13 second “send her back chant.”

The only place I noticed that carried a link in mentioning it was on Drudge. HERE is that story.

I’ll just say that I’m very disappointed that Trump did that. I know if my little wife had been listening she would have blown a gasket! I have to go back to how I felt in 2016 … we’re not electing a saint … we’re electing someone who will stand up for Christian values, even though he’s not one. Having said all that, I’ll leave this as a reminder for President Trump: “Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honor.” Ecc. 10:1

No President Trump, YOU didn’t get yourself elected … God did, and He has ways to abase those who walk in pride …

17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2019 7:50 pm

    I am curious… why do evangelicals support Trump? Mind you, I’m not baiting you for some religious debate.. religion is personal and I prefer not to do that. But given his lack of morality and social responsibility and is unable to set a performance standard appropriate for the average Christian, what exactly is the attraction to him that a Christian, such as yourself, will compromise their own Christian morals to accept him as your leader? Is this all about abortion and LGBT?

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    • July 21, 2019 4:01 pm

      Christians are not compromising their morals in accepting Trump as President. There isn’t anyone who is “Christian” that is running for President. We accept the fact that we’re not voting for a spiritual leader or a pastor. Everyone running for President is corrupt morally, period. For some Christians the abortion issue the number one factor in voting for Trump. Others such as myself aren’t single issue voters. I voted for Trump for three reasons: #1 … to stop the flow of illegals entering the country. #2 … to appoint Constitutionalists to the Supreme Court. (granted I won’t be pleased with ALL their decisions) #3 … stop the flow of un-vetted immigrants from hostile Islamic nations. Now, the fact that President Trump has been very supportive of Israel … this is another very important issue for me. LGBT?? Come on Doug. I couldn’t care less about what the lesbian, gay and transgender communities are doing, as long as they’re life-style isn’t taught to our children in schools. Trump has done nothing to hinder their ‘freedoms,’ etc. So, having said all that, I know of a certainty every Democrat is hostile to Israel, are chomping at the bit to flood the nation with illegal aliens, yea even Muslims from hostile Islamic nations, are for providing health-care, etc. to said illegal aliens, support abortion on demand right up to the time of the baby exiting the birth canal … yea, even post birth “abortion.” I know they want to place far left wing judges on the Supreme Court who will legislate from the bench. Liberals always put forth the “moral” argument regarding Trump at the same time embracing full blown infanticide. There are many, many other reasons Christians in general support Trump. Let’s put it this way … Trump isn’t a Christian … but he does support Christian ideals.
      Christians who don’t get involved with politics aggravate me. “Oh, I don’t do politics … I just want to follow Jesus!” and other such comments. They don’t realize that the decisions and laws that politicians push on us directly affect our ability to worship as we please. They don’t realize that the farther left our nation moves, the freedom to live as Christians, our values will be and are being eroded. It’s sad really … but, I already know what’s going to happen. It’s going to get worse. Apostasy is taking over every church denomination as I’m writing this. A “great revival” is utter nonsense, especially when the Bible says a great falling away will be happening. Trump’s victory in 2016 gave the U.S. (and the world) a bit of a reprieve from the inevitable. I’m not sure if it will continue in 2020. Nevertheless, the fulfillment of the Biblical prophecies will happen. Thanks for stopping by Doug.

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    • July 21, 2019 5:33 pm

      You were very fair in answering my query.. and thanks. I’m not about to suggest any right or wrong because I have no idea if I am right or wrong.. only time will tell. But if I may make an observation.. not to dispute anything. It seems your personal agenda (and I mean that in a good way.. we all have a preference for how we want to see things evolve) rather centers around some level of fear. All three of your reasons for voting for Trump seem centered that way… and your general tone is a bit morose toward the future. Now, to be fair, I’ve not walked the proverbial mile in your shoes so I cannot judge. To compare a bit, I tend to be more optimistic and I don’t tend to “fear” some Right wing takeover as much as you seem to fear Left wing influence. I see the country having gotten this far with such great accomplishment, achievement, and economic and military prowess as being the result of the nearly 250 years of the pendulum of compromise under all administrations. No.. all of them may not individually have been successes.. but overall, we’ve done okay as a nation.
      As you may be aware of my own postings, I am very anti-Trump not so much for his policies but truly for his personal imbalances. I am a card-carrying Republican but not a die-hard Conservative. I want nothing to do with Trump nationalism/Republicanism. I was raised a Christian, my kids were raised Christians… but as I’ve aged and engaged in life I’ve settled into a far less complex spiritual affirmation. But in the end we are who we are.

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  2. July 22, 2019 9:09 am

    Thank you for your response Doug. Forgive me if I led you to think that I’m “fearful” of what I believe is coming. In a way that’s true as I’m fearful of what is going to happen to those souls who are not prepared, mis-informed, etc. The Bible says, “It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” I know that now-a-days we all want to hear very smooth things and be assured that everything is A-Okay … be ‘tolerant’ … comfort people in their sin.
    Forgive me again, as I’m straying off topic.
    I suppose I simply don’t believe all the smears against Trump. Granted he’s lived a life of a rich playboy and has plenty of faults … don’t we all? I sincerely think he loves America and really is trying to do what’s best for the country and Americans. Heck, he’s not even taking a salary. I know he doesn’t need to be president. I know he doesn’t have to subject his wife and kids to constant 24/7 attacks for every syllable, every action, perceived or real, but he does it because he loves the country. So … I think a lot of people are self-righteous in their judgement of him and they need to get past that stuff and get away from the main-stream media reports. Personally, I don’t believe anything they report … at all. The liberal slant, blatant bias is unmistakable. I have to go as I’m at work. Thanks again Doug. I’ll visit your site when I get a chance today.

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  3. July 22, 2019 2:33 pm

    Obviously I can only answer for myself but one can feel in the wind the similar feelings as I feel from real life and through the media. I don’t tend to challenge the media as I prefer to critical think, myself. To me that’s a composite of taking information from a number of places.. apply a basic “rule of reasonableness” to fill the gaps. Part of our quandary is that there is a huge part of the general public that just plain do not give a large degree of attention to national affairs and political events and how it all interrelates. This is not to suggest in the least that any of us are more smarter than the other, more elitist in our judgment of others we find “inferior”, yada, yada. There are 320 million Americans but before that they.. we.. are only humans and we exist in a different variety. Some people are better suited to lead because other people simply choose not to or operate their lives under a different priority. Some people are born to follow the leaders… not out of any academic deficiency but from many of the same or similar reasons.. different personal priorities. I’m a political wonk of sorts because it’s my nature to see a larger picture.. and I choose to devote time to it. Others are devoting time to other things so they tend to rely on getting what information they choose to receive from more singular sources… and follow a social consensus from acquaintances or what sounds good. They are doing what’s comfortable for them.

    How this all might relate to your reply, well, a lot of folks are thinking in the same vein as you are describing… in essence, Trump is getting picked on… and we should promote a poor Donald. Here’s the thing… I have said this myself.. he’s a proud American and his personal patriotism is not more or less than my own. You might say that about every American… even “The Squad” Trump is currently using to bolster the Neanderthal clamor of his base; those women have said absolutely nothing for anyone to fear, they aren’t even running… but it’s to Trump’s advantage to keep banging away and make the country fear them as some extension of the Dem party. But for all the reasons his supporters love him… is exactly my disgust with him. Presidents are supposed to take a higher road, be an example across all age groups, and be a national cheerleader representing all America. Trump has done nothing of the kind. His base is everything.

    Personally, I don’t care if a president takes a salary or not. It only proves he wants everyone to know about it. Also, he himself never even expected to win in 2016.. his own admission. He tried to run simply because he could and likely on a family-around-the-dinner-table dare. He doesn’t even like the job.. and he’s stated that before as well. His supporters like him because he fights, is random, says what he thinks without a filter, and get people angry.. and his base prefers that kind of leadership. His base loves the “F-you” attitude about Trump. Trouble is.. he has no self-control and his responses and actions are low impulse control and wildly random.. and takes advice from no one. Now we are about to watch Mueller testify to Congress in a couple days… and impeachment talk will amplify.

    Things are going to get far worse in the country before the next election.

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    • July 23, 2019 3:10 pm

      It saddens me to think you set the bar so low as to loathe a person because they don’t fit into one’s idea of what a ‘president’ is or how he/she should act. Obama was a nice enough guy I suppose; G.W. Bush was nice also; G.H.W. Bush was as well. I loathed them all despite their amiable personalities. I could easily see what they were doing to the country in their quest for the socialist, globalist utopia … not to mention Bill and Hillary Clinton. Democrat, Republican, no matter … different faces on the same coin. President Trump is unique in that he doesn’t fit the mold in any category. He’s a nationalist (not “white” nationalist), in that in every decision he’s putting the interests of America 1st. Because his election and THAT nationalist policy that he keeps pushing has so interrupted the globalist agenda is the reason he’s hated so much. That can’t be the ‘revealed’ reason, so his Achilles Heel, his personality, his brash character is continually attacked in the effort to undermine his presidency. No, I don’t think of a “poor Donald.” I just think it’s very sad that the people of America are so easily manipulated by the media and those in the government. It’s sad that mainly the Democrats would much rather see the country fail in every aspect than to see Donald Trump succeed. What’s worse is the Republicans and Never Trump faux conservatives such as Mitt Romney are in the exact same boat. Many of Trump haters are people who throughout their entire careers have been so-called pillars of the conservative movement … espousing and supporting everything that President Trump is doing; that is until HE came along as is actually doing it.

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    • July 23, 2019 5:15 pm

      Well.. we can certainly respectfully disagree. I suppose tomorrow’s Mueller testimony could go either way. Will be worth watching nonetheless. I’m guessing you subscribe to the witch hunt conspiracy theory.

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  4. July 24, 2019 8:06 am

    LOL! I don’t know about a “witch hunt,” but I do find it curious that 16 Democrat supporting investigators + Mueller couldn’t find a crime after two years. What’s stunning to me is the fact that people refuse to see this for what it is … a “get Trump by any means because if we don’t, he’ll get re-elected.” Ray Charles can see what’s been going on. Russia collusion … whoops … Stormy Daniels … whoops … obstruction … whoops … tax returns … whoops … 96% negative press … whoops … his limo ran a yellow light … aha!!! got him!!! I also find it curious that all the Russia investigations didn’t include Hillary and her campaign who hired foreign actors to create the dreaded dossier. I find it curious as well, that Trump was accused of all sorts of sexual misconduct in his past and he’s a weasel. Obama was accused by multiple people of being gay, doing drugs (he openly admitted to that) … but he’s a saint. Hillary, Obama, Bill Clinton, etc. are dragging scores of dead bodies from Arkansas to Chicago to D.C. … no problem. Trump, not one. Yeah, that double standard is alive and well.

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  5. July 24, 2019 2:53 pm

    Well.. the thing about assigning a defense using accusations of applying “double standards” and assignments of “hypocrisy” in the political world is that both sides.. all sides… use it for a defense and are guilty of practicing it for their respective agendas. We learn this early in life… “Johnny’s mom let him have some candy so why can’t I have any?”.. and mother’s retort is always, “Well, if Johnny’s mom let’s him jump off a cliff should I let you do that?” In politics the problem with referencing examples of that from past history seldom takes into consideration of the present being comprised of entirely different circumstances than the past. Example.. Trump and his base LOVE to cite comparisons to the Obamas and the Clintons when in fact those were different times.. but more importantly, Trump IS the President in there here and now and expectations can be, and are, different. On the other side, the Liberals constantly compare Trump’s level of presumed seriousness of impeachable offenses with the impeachment of Nixon and Clinton as some guide. Who cares about Obama.. who cares about the Clintons, yada, yada. Trump is our President now. If nothing else Trump-haters compare Trump’s “un-presidential” behavior and defiance of traditions to previous presidents… yet Trump is the here-and-now.

    Regarding this “conspiracy” original “sin” assigned to Hillary/Obama about the Steele dossier and trying to fake up accusations on Trump……… simple common sense suggests this much… everyone.. and I mean EVERYONE… cept maybe for some lucky political soothsayers and pundits… thought Hillary was going to win. The polls showed it, all the campaigns signed on to it.. Trump himself even admitted to it and never expected to win. When he did it was a true shock & awe to everyone.. including all the media. Given the universal acceptance that Trump winning was not plausible… why would Clinton/Obama, whatever, bother to create some wild conspiracy regarding anything relating to Steele or Fusion? Makes NO sense at all… and apparently the Barr investigation is not revealing anything “obvious” so far must suggest there’s a weak argument to support it. Trump had far more interest and reasoning in meeting with the Russians when they offer dirt on Hillary. THAT makes sense.

    For me all that is neither here nor there. I started my blog very shortly after Trump was sworn in… and I was calling for his impeachment Jan. 21st… not because of his campaign promises. All through his candidacy he has displayed severe behavioral and social issues and a past performance that very graphically illustrated his self-centered narcissism. I had no idea how bad he could get.. but I knew damn well it would be bad.. and it has. Psychologically he has no business in the White House and has shown it… daily. Yet 40% of the voting public love that about the guy.. they wanted a Conservative disruptor and got one… and honestly, he is NOT all about traditional Conservatism… he’s all about “do it my way.. and try and stop me”.

    https://findingpoliticalsanity.com/why-i-dislike-this-guy-as-my-president-2/

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  6. August 17, 2019 1:56 am

    Well, yes, the pride thing is definitely a thing. Trump is nothing without his ego, but it remains true that God often uses those qualities we might deem objectionable to further His agenda. His ways are not our ways.

    As to the name thing – you might consider me a heretic here. I don’t believe that using the GD swear word is taking the Lord’s name. I don’t believe His name even IS God, I believe that is a description like man or men, and even the Lord Himself used it in reference to other entities, for example, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” God is what He is but not Who He is. In Ex 6:3 He says His name is Yahweh. [2 Then God spoke to Moses, telling him, “I am •Yahweh. 3 I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as •God Almighty, but I did not reveal My name Yahweh to them.] (we know the form Jehovah is incorrect, as there isn’t even a J sound in Hebrew)

    So, while I totally agree with you that GD IS a swear word and inappropriate for public presidential conduct, I don’t put it on the level of taking His name in vain.

    Now, I’m not a “Sacred Name” person or a “Hebrew Roots” person (although I am pretty Messianic and it’s NOT the same as Hebrew Roots). It’s just, I guess you could say that for me, it’s more like the difference between “Hey Dude,” and “Hey Jude,” in today’s vernacular. One is a name, the other is not.

    Just my $0.02. 🙂

    I love you! I hope you are well. Please give your sweetie a hug from me. 🙂 ❤ xoxox

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    • August 17, 2019 8:47 am

      Personally I’ve always felt using the curse, “GD it!” is a prayer… as I am asking God to damn something (even if it is just a stubborn nut and bolt). 🙂

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    • August 17, 2019 2:08 pm

      Well, in my humble view … the use of the title “God” even in a flippant way is borderline of using it in “vain.” The bottom line is, when we appear before Him in the final judgement to give account for every word … I kinda don’t think we’re going to be arguing semantics with Him …

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    • August 17, 2019 2:27 pm

      Not my place to argue with that reasoning, Steve. 🙂

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    • September 6, 2019 12:14 am

      Well, I can’t say I’ve ever thought of it that way but I suppose you have a point. 🙂 It’s funny the things we ask the Lord to send to Hell on our behalf, isn’t it? lol

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    • August 17, 2019 2:05 pm

      Hey Vanessa. Interesting take on the use of God’s name. I’m just not sure what one’s definition of using His ‘name in vain’ would be then … but that’s just me. Personally, I’d stay away from the GD thing … just in case He doesn’t dig it.
      I love you too Vanessa and hope you and your beautiful family are doing okay.

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    • September 6, 2019 12:13 am

      We’re hanging in there, although it’s stressful and nerve-wracking. Prayers sure are appreciated though! Hopefully the Lord will bring us something soon. 🙂 xoxox *hugs*

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    • September 6, 2019 8:07 am

      Move to Texas! Plenty of jobs here! 🙂

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