Author, political commentator and evangelist Michael Brown sheds light on why Christians should oppose a Trump presidency.
Brown answers the question, “Should evangelical Christians support Donald Trump as the Republican candidate?” with a resounding No!
Brown writes, “I do not see how we can if the Word of God is to be our guide and if it’s important to us that a candidate have a solid moral compass and a biblically based worldview – and I mean to be our president, not our spiritual leader, since we are electing a president, not a pastor or priest.”
Brown points out the maxim that one’s speech reveals one’s heart and, therefore, Trump’s heart is self-evidently worldly and corrupt.
Brown cautions, “We need a statesman, not an irresponsible flame thrower, and one can be a strong political leader who is cutting and fearless with words – think of Winston Churchill – without making a fool of oneself.”
Trump’s unseemly pride was not missed by Brown, who warned against “the sin that is often at the root of a host of other sins (Isaiah 14:11-15), the sin which God resists (James 4:6), the sin which leads to destruction (Proverbs 16:18).”
Brown adds, “Trump seems to have little understanding of what it means to ask God for forgiveness, while his very open, unashamed boastfulness is part and parcel of his persona. Trump and pride seem to walk hand in hand, quite comfortably at that.”
According to the prophet Obadiah (3), “You have been deceived by your own pride.”
Has Trump been so deceived? Trump supporters? Ourselves?