Say bad things about me and I’ll destroy you

Say bad things about me and I’ll destroy you.

This was said by our president (now past President) – Donald Trump.  But it’s OK.  As he went on to explain: “I only destroy their career because they said bad things about me and you fight back and they go down the tubes and that’s OK,” he added.

No, it’s not OK – as I’ll go on to explain.

Does The Bible Tell Us Anything About Christianity And Politics?

What do I mean by Christianity and politics? It’s a really broad question, but let’s focus on this: how can we take a Christian view of the politics involved in the world today? How about this for a starting point on how to view the charges being leveled back and forth between the two political parties in the U.S.? Also in many other countries. And between countries. Let’s look to part of Paul’s first letter to the church in Thessalonica.

Do the ends justify the means with Donald Trump?

Do the ends justify the means with Donald Trump? That’s a pretty general question, so let’s tighten it up a bit. I was watching a BBC program called Hard Talk yesterday. The host (generally) has controversial figures from around the world and asks, obviously, hard questions.

Yesterday, the guest was Senator Lindsey Graham. The question to him was, do the ends justify the means when it comes to Donald Trump? The answer – yes. He said that Republicans may not like some of the things he does, but he gets good results.

So here’s my question. For a Christian, should the ends justify the means with Donald Trump? Notice, I wrote should, not do. Truth be told, for many Christians, Trump’s ends do justify the means. But should they?

Is it possible to see God in government?

Can we see God in government? As usual, the answer is – it depends. Many non-Christians probably either don’t care or hope the answer is no. But Christians probably think the answer is yes. That Christian assumption, while valid, is very tricky. Why is the question of God being seen in government so problematic?

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