Donald Trump is my president.

Eight years ago, Conservatives in America shouted cries of “Not my president!” as Obama stepped into office. Now Liberals are declaring the same thing.

Donald Trump is my president, and he is your president too.

I did not choose him, and I disagree with almost everything he says. Most Americans voted against him. Russia likely had much more impact on the election than I did. Even so, I will show him the respect that his office deserves. I will not mock him. I will not call him Hitler or the Anti-Christ. I will not maximize his misdeeds, nor will I minimize any good thing he may do. I am shocked by how much Obama has been dragged through the mud for his notably respectable presidency, and I refuse to turn around and do the same thing to a new president who is representing the people who elected him. Donald Trump is being exactly who he has always been. If I have a problem, it is not with Donald Trump, but with the culture under which he was elected.

Donald Trump is my president, but he is not my king.

A president is respected, but a king is served and followed. Christ is, and always will be, my king. Today I watched Trump swear with his hand on a Bible and say “America first!” I could not disagree more. I am a Christian before I am an American, and God cares for all of his children with no regard for our imagined borders and walls. The president can change the law, but my soul belongs to God. I will continue to love “foreigners.” I will continue to reach out to those in poverty. I will continue to speak out against injustice, and care for the fatherless. I will not fear people who are different than me, and I will not put money before human beings. I will not treat women as inferior, or shame them for being women. I will not believe that I am better because I was born in America. Our president may send out messages of hate and elitism, but I will not respond in hate, because I serve the King of love.

Donald Trump is not the enemy, it is Christians who easily sacrifice the love of Christ for a political party who are the enemy. I know this sounds extreme, but there is nothing that I hate more than when someone uses Christianity as an excuse to believe something that is completely contrary to the teachings of Christ. What could be more anti-Christian? We cannot forget that Trump was elected by Christians who believe that Conservative values are Christian values. I have seen over and over again in this election that people will praise God in one breath, and then spout a message of hate and pride in the next. The Republican party wants to close all borders, take in no refugees, cut taxes, take healthcare away from the poorest and most vulnerable Americans, and carry guns around while they do it. That is fine for a party platform, but the fact that they pretend that this is what Jesus wants for us is troubling.

It scares me that people actually believe that Jesus cares more about America than other countries. Nationalism is contrary to Christ. It scares me that a community that cares so deeply about unborn children will so unashamedly, and without any replacement plan, eliminate the very healthcare system which has lowered abortion rates to an all-time low. It scares me that a group of people who care so dearly for family values and the sanctity of marriage based on a Biblical interpretation would criticize the Obama family while they venerate a man who cheated on two of his three wives and has a history of sexual harassment. It scares me that Christians would see a billionaire businessman and TV personality as a moral authority. Financial success is not a sign of Christian leadership.

A good tree does not bear bad fruit, and if the best fruit that Christians in America can produce is Donald Trump, then it has become a bad tree. Christianity in America cannot be rooted in Christ if the fruit that it bears is so far from Christ’s message.

Donald Trump is our president, and that is why it is so important that we cling to the words of Christ, so that we don’t lose sight of the gospel. It is important that we defend Christ against those who wish to use His message for personal gain or to hurt others. It is more important than ever that we love God, love our neighbors, and love our enemies.

Donald Trump is our president, so we need to make it known that our loyalties are only to our King.

6 thoughts on “Donald Trump is my president.

  1. While I agree with some of this. I also believe much of it is extreme & grossly miss represents the Christian community. I am a firm bible believing christian who never has faltered on my faith in Christ that He is my savior, Lord & King. Trump is none if those things. But I believe he has some abilities that can be beneficial to our country. Will I always agree with him? Of course not. But I believe he deserves a chance to make his mistakes & his successes just as every other president has. To constantly highlight his possible weaknesses does no one any good. He is human not divine. He is Donald Trump not Jesus Christ. So why continue to point out the differences. Other men have held this office who claimed to be christians were they expected to be perfect & a perfect replicate of Jesus? I think not. What man is? He who is without sin can cast the first stone. Maybe we should all start to look for the good in others, & encourage everyone to do the same. Love one another rather than pointing out the faults of our brothers & sisters & maybe just maybe we would see a different world.

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    1. If you saw Christians following and supporting a movement that is dangerous to the Christian faith and leading people away from God would you be silent? No, you wouldn’t. I know that you wouldn’t. How do I know? Because earlier in this election that is what you thought I was doing when I started comparing the words of Trump to the words of Christ. You didn’t address me at all, but you called my wife and lectured her. You told her that she was blinded by Satan because she was not supporting your Conservative values, even though many Conservative values are contrary to Christ’s message. I will joyfully be extreme if defending the gospel is extreme. Pointing out the faults of our brothers and sisters is not productive, but when the fault is that my brothers and sisters are misusing and abusing Christ, I must point it out! Wouldn’t you? (1 Peter 3:15, Titus 1:10-16, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Ephesians 5)

      I have no problem with Trump. He is doing exactly what he said and what everyone expected. He never pretended to be a good role model. He told us from the beginning that he is greedy, and now he is making America greedy (America First!). Even if he does do something good for our country, that is not the same as doing something good for the Kingdom of God. It is Christians in America who are misleading. I only ask Christians who support Trump to reconcile his words and actions with the words and actions of Christ. I find it troubling that your response to direct quotes from Christ was to tell us that Satan had blinded us. However, your political views cannot be supported by scripture. So far the only justification that you have given for your views is that you are older than us and that you are afraid of Liberals (1 Timothy 4 and any number of verses on fear and worrying). You have not given me one single biblical defense of your political views or your acceptance of Trump. Your views come from Conservative culture and not from God, so I rebuke them in the name of Christ. If I am off base and extreme, show me where I have misunderstood the message of Christ with scriptures. If you can’t find biblical support for your political views, maybe you should rethink your involvement in politics instead of calling me extreme or blinded. If you do not speak with Christ’s authority, you speak with no authority at all. If you can support your views with scripture, please do so.

      Electing Trump is the modern equivalent of making Saul our king. Because of a lack of discernment in the Church, He will dismantle our country for his own personal gain. We will have less buying power, fewer programs to help those in need, and the pockets of the greediest and most prideful Americans will be lined at our expense. Trump will get what he wants and we will pay for it. Our Earth is going to suffer. Abortion rates are going to stagnate or increase. More people will lose their homes. What’s worst is that people will not come to know Christ, because Christians are increasingly becoming known for their hatred and not for their love. When the Christian community finally realizes what has been lost it will cry out to God, and He will not listen. (1 Samuel 8)

      Your grandchildren are the ones who will suffer the most. I hope, for Finley’s sake, that I am wrong.

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  2. It’s sad that you insinuated that Christians who voted for Trump have sacrificed their love for Christ for a political party. It is absurd that you say they are the enemy when it is the exact opposite. There is a lot I want to say here but I will tackle one topic, and that is immigration. I ask you to take a closer look at the state of the nation and world and what is at stake here. Also consider the fact that Christianity has been under attack and Christians are not safe in many parts of the world. Yes, we should allow immigrants to come here but we should take measures to protect our citizens and residents here and their human rights as well as our Christian values against destructive forces. Understand that Trump TEMPORARILY banned refugees and immigrants from 7 countries to protect us. The threat of ISIS is very real and you should take that into consideration. Loving your enemies does not mean be oblivious to their tactics and let them do what they will to you. When Jesus said love your enemies, He means for us to love them as humans and turn them from their evil ways. Christians are being beheaded simply because of their faith. If you love Christ, you stand against those attacking and killing his sheep. Take a look at Great Britain. They have allowed Muslim immigration into their nation. The radical Muslims are patrolling the streets, they have Sharia courts, and non-Muslims are being harassed because of what they wear. Those radical Muslims do not respect Britain’s laws or it’s people. If you understand the teachings of the Quran you will understand why Trump placed a TEMPORARY ban on the those 7 countries while he thinks of a plan to vet those wanting to come to the US. The Quran is a violent religion teaching Muslims to kill Christians and Jews and do unspeakable things to non-believers. Let’s not be blissful in ignorance and think that Satan is just going to let Christians be happy Christians. If you truly believe in Christ, heed his warnings and open your eyes to what is happening in the world. Radical Muslims want to bring Islam to the west and they are doing that by infiltrating western countries as refugees and immigrants and when there is a majority in the land, they will fight for their god. No, we should not fear them but love them as Christ said and teach them the right way but we must not let an overwhelming number of them come here to convert our people or change our laws. There are peaceful Muslims and those are the ones who don’t actually read the Quran but believe what they were told about it. Don’t take my word for it but do your research and go to YouTube and watch the videos people (not the mainstream media) have made to warn the US about what is coming. Citizens of the UK and Great Britain have made videos to warn us about what has happened in their country. I don’t know about you but I love my freedom and am for American law, not Sharia law. The idea that we should be without borders is a nice idea but in reality, you can’t enjoy the freedoms you have now as an American if we were not a sovereign nation. And if you are going to reply, please don’t try and bring up racism because Muslim is a religion not a race.

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    1. I know what is happening in the world. I also know what Jesus said about how to treat foreigners, sojourners, refugees, and enemies. I’ve decided that Jesus’ words are more important to me than fear for my country. I know why there was a ban, but I can’t justify it with Christ.

      I have nothing against Trump or his policies. I just see a lot of Christians who are so afraid of losing their lives that they abandon their souls.

      If you cant justify your beliefs through Christ, you just can’t justify them.

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    2. Jesus Christ’s message is that we are to turn the other cheek and pray for our enemies, Matthew 5:43-48 KJV Holy Bible. Also, we are to love our neighbors, Luke 10:25-28 KJV Holy Bible. Therefore, I retract my comment about Christians teaching the enemy the right way. Jesus Christ is the one who saves people. We must look to Him for salvation. I want to clarify that I don’t know if there is a connection between Satan and Muslims or Islam. Therefore, I retract my comment about Satan’s motive. My comment about Muslims was formed by what I witnessed about them through watching the news and debates on youtube.com.
      Keep the words of God and be blessed. Psalm 107:1-2 KJV Holy Bible.

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  3. Jesus is the Christ and God his Father sent him to the lost sheep of Israel. It was written: Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. Jesus came and preached the Gospel of the kingdom of God and to deliver his people from their sin. Because many rejected him, he would recieve as many as would recieve him who the Father gives him, Jews and all nations. Believe in God that he gave his only begotten Son Jesus, the Christ, whom was crucified and three days after his death was risen and shewed himself to his apostles and ascended to heaven to prepare a place for those who repent and ask for forgiveness after forgiving their brethren. And in faith, believing God will deliver those who love him and are faithful to him from death to eternal life as the son Jesus is faithful to God, his Father. Read what Jesus said to God, his Father, in prayer in the garden of Gesthemane. If you are not feeling peace pray the Lord’s prayer to be delivered from the devil. Abide in the love of God, and Jesus, the Christ and worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Jesus said, the Son is not greater than the Father, and the servant is not greater than the Master. Jesus, born of a virgin birth, came to do the will of his Father, God, as a Son and servant of God and ascending to heaven in power and glory. May the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.

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