I remember side-eyeing some people I know (thought?) to be God-fearing when they shared posts about how Trump is God-appointed and so on. At the time I remember wondering how it was that such otherwise intelligent people who were usually quite able to separate truth from foolishness could be so misled…but I said nothing because I knew what they would say: He has chosen the foolish things of the world…
Whether or not Trump is God-sent is not for me to say. What I know is that we are to loosen the bonds of wickedness (loose the chains of injustice), undo the heavy burdens, let the oppressed go free and break every yoke. Christians i.e. those who claim to be Christ-followers are to share their food with the hungry, provide shelter for wanderers; when they see the naked they are to clothe them and not turn away from their own flesh and blood.
If you believe in God and the Bible as the word of God (and you’ve read even a tiny portion of Revelations) then nothing that Trump (or any world leader for that matter) says or does should be a surprise…but acknowledging that is a far cry from actively supporting his actions. Yes, he may be doing the will of God but then so was Pharoah when he refused to set the Hebrew slaves free. Right? Yet Moses stood against him, stood in the gap for God’s people and did HIS part in that saga.
Here is an except from what Paula White had to say about Trump:
…She made an extended comparison of the president to the biblical figure Esther on Bakker’s show Monday, in an interview that at times sounded more like an impassioned sermon. Like Esther, White said, Trump is a come-from-nowhere figure elevated to leadership against all odds in order to do God’s will. She described Trump as a generous, humble man of “character and integrity” and vouched repeatedly for the state of his soul. “He surrounds himself with Christians, and he is a Christian,” she told Bakker, about a man who’s been widely reported as being irreligious for most of his life, prompting applause from the studio audience. “He loves prayer.”