Over the weekend, President Donald Trump visited Alabama to pay his respects and give support for the families and communities devastated by massive tornadoes that killed 23 people. During his visit, some young kids asked the President if he would sign their Bibles.
And because he did, the Left is freaking out about it (which can really be a slogan for Trump in 2020: “Because Trump did it, the Left is freaking out”. It could cover literally anything he ever does).
Joe Biden’s former chief of staff, Ron Klain, tweeted: “He signed bibles with the same hand he used – as President – to sign hush money checks to an adult film star.”
Peter Daou, former adviser to Hillary Clinton wrote: “Donald J. Trump is signing Bibles. The man whose vicious and inhumane border policy violates the fundamental teachings of Jesus is signing Bibles.”
Reverend Al Sharpton (and I honestly forgot he was a reverend before this, considering his outright constant anti-Christian behavior) tweeted: “Donald Trump traveled to AL this past Friday to comfort those who had been devastated by a recent tornado that killed 23 people. During the trip, Trump was asked to sign some Bibles… I suggest that he takes some time to READ the Bible…”
And others on Twitter shared the same sentiment: “Imagine being a Christian and having Trump of all people sign your bible. NOBODY should be signing the word of God… Is this the end times? Lol,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Why did Trump sign Bibles for Christians?! He is not the author of the Bible. Matter of fact, he is what the Bible tells you not to be. Notice how he signed them on the cover. Trump still has never opened one. Trump autographing bibles is like Hannibal Lecter signing cookbooks,” wrote another user who also shared a picture of the Bibles he signed with the caption: “When the man who embodies all 7 deadly sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride – is signing bibles it means that it is time to reevaluate your religion.”
I will get to absolutely obliterating all of these people’s arguments in a moment, but first, let me share with you some other tweets from actually sane and not hypocritical people:
“Note to all the people ridiculing evangelicals for asking Trump to sign their bibles: Martin Luther King’s family asked President Obama to sign MLK’s bible. And Obama did,” wrote one Matthew Schmitz.
A group called Students for Trump tweeted: “Truman signs a Bible: *crickets*. Carter signs a Bible: *crickets*. Clinton signs a Bible: *crickets*. Gore signs a Bible: *crickets*. Trump signs a Bible: *HYSTERIA*.”
It’s also worth mentioning that Bush, Reagan and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts have all also signed Bibles.
So to the person saying that Trump shouldn’t sign a bible because he’s not the author, what would he say to anyone else who signs Bibles? Or what would he say if someone famous signed something they really had nothing to do with, because that sort of thing happens pretty often?
Someone signing something does not symbolize that person therefore having been responsible for that something. If you had given Stan Lee a comic book about Superman and he signed it, that does not mean he is responsible for the creation of Superman.
Now, let’s address some of the tweets from the Left regarding this. Ron Klain is trying to point out the supposed hypocrisy of Trump signing a bible with the same hand he used to supposedly sign hush money payments for Stormy Daniels. Yeah, because we all know that once someone commits a sin, they are irredeemable.
We all know the story of Moses, who killed an Egyptian guard, was on the lam for 40 years, God appeared to him in the form of a burning bush, told him that he messed up and left him to cry over it.
We all know the story of Abraham, who was so impatient for God’s promise to come to pass that he slept with his wife’s servant, bearing a child with her and God decided he messed up and didn’t give him another child, leaving Abraham and his tribe to suffer in their sin.
We all know the story of David, who used his kingly power to sleep with one of his most loyal soldiers’ wife, got her pregnant, sent said soldier off to die in battle, was removed from power and made to suffer forevermore in his sin because God would not forgive him even after he acknowledged his sins and repented of them.
We all know the story of Saul of Tarsus, who so hated Christians that he would use the power of the Roman Empire to hunt down and kill said Christians until Jesus Himself appeared to him, asking him why he was persecuting Him, made him blind and left him to rot forever as a sinner.
Time and time again, story after story, we see a recurring theme: man is sinful. But that’s not the end of the story. God did not abandon Abraham even after he sinned. He did not abandon Moses after he sinned. He did not abandon David after he sinned. He did not abandon Saul after he repeatedly sinned. Their faith in the Lord is what ultimately saved them.
The point of the Bible is that, while we are yet sinners and by our own abilities can never hope to be anything other than sinners, we are saved by the Grace of the Lord through our faith in Him. That’s as true in the Old Testament as it is in the New Testament. Saving Grace is what saved those living under the Old Testament and it’s what saves those who live under the New Testament.
Regardless of what Trump has done (and the only reports seem to be from Leftist sources, so you know how reliable those are), there’s no doubt that he is, indeed, a sinner. At heart, he’s a sinner because he is as human as you and I. But if he has repented, bowed his head down in reverence of Christ and asked for forgiveness of his sins, he has been forgiven.
Now, let’s go over those tweets once more. I already covered Ron Klain and the Twitter user who said he shouldn’t sign bibles because he is not the author, etc.
Let’s cover Peter Daou’s tweet about Trump signing bibles in spite of his “vicious and inhumane border policies”. Well, there are a number of things I can say about this.
First, what vicious and inhumane border policies? You mean the ones that Obama enacted and the media conveniently ignored until Trump took power and those policies remained? You mean the ones where we separate children from traffickers who seek to use those children to enter the country? You mean the ones where we separate those children from drug mules? From sex traffickers? How exactly is it humane to leave them with those people? If that is your definition of humane, you need some serious help.
Second, Obama and Clinton have both signed bibles. Despite the fact that they are both pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro- just about everything the Bible warns against, they both have signed bibles. Why is it not a problem when they do it? They both come far closer to being the anti-Christ than Trump does. And I would be very shocked if either of them, let alone both of them, have repented of their sins.
Now, let’s look at what Sharpton said. He suggested that Trump read the Bible. Does Sharpton read the Bible himself? What does Romans 16:17-18 say?
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve.”
Read that, then read what Sharpton has said in the past and tell me he’s not an egregious hypocrite.
Lastly, we return to the guy who said Trump’s not the author of the Bible, so he shouldn’t be signing it. Remember that he also shared a picture that showed two Bibles Trump signed with the caption: “When the man who embodies all 7 deadly sins… is signing bibles it means that it is time to reevaluate your religion.”
For which I would refer you back to what I said earlier about man being sinful by nature and being redeemed by Christ.
No, we will not reevaluate our religion because our religion teaches us the Saving Grace of Christ at the cross. Who among us hasn’t occasionally been tempted or even committed one of these deadly sins? I know what I’ve struggled with regarding these sins and I have begged for forgiveness from the only source that can give me that: Jesus.
And as far as the 7 deadly sins go, I can realistically count only one or two of those sins that I could think Trump would really do: lust and pride. When it comes to lust, this is assuming that he did actually sleep with Stormy Daniels, which may or may not have actually happened. When it comes to pride, I’d say it’s mostly his boasting about his business ventures, etc. on the campaign trail and elsewhere.
But here’s the thing about the 7 deadly sins: they are deadly when they get to the point where they violate the first commandment: thou shall have no other God before me.
When your lust is so massive that you prefer to sleep around than worship God, you are effectively worshipping the flesh. When your gluttony is so great that you prefer to eat as much as possible instead of worshipping God, you are effectively worshipping what is supposed to be beneath man in the Creation. When your greed is so great that you seek to make as much money as possible instead of praising God for allowing you to do this and instead of worshipping God, you are effectively worshipping money. When your laziness is so grand that it keeps you from worshipping God, you are effectively worshipping laziness. When your wrath is so overwhelming that it keeps you from worshipping God, you are effectively worshipping violence. When your envy is keeping you from worshipping God, you are effectively worshipping that which you wish to have. When your pride is so massive that it keeps you from worshipping God, you are effectively worshipping yourself.
Only worshipping God, and His Son Jesus Christ, is what saves us. Only having God, and His Son Jesus Christ, in our hearts is what saves us. Putting in place things which are not God is what dooms us. It’s precisely for that reason that that was God’s FIRST commandment.
If Trump has God, has Christ, in his heart, he has been forgiven of all of his sins. Even if that post was right – that he indeed was the embodiment of all 7 deadly sins (he’s not) – as long as he has repented of his sins and Christ is in his heart, he has been forgiven.
But I can tell you many of these people have not been forgiven. Christ does not reside in them.
This especially goes for Al Sharpton, who though he says is a Reverend and may actually be a Reverend, is far from a Christian, particularly when taking into consideration what Matthew 15:8 says: “These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.”
Sharpton says he’s a Christian but I have not seen anything close to Christian behavior on his part.
Overall, I am not at all upset over Trump signing bibles. Particularly considering that he was asked by people, starting with some young kids, to do so. It’s not like he actively sought to put his name on them. What was he supposed to do? Decline a young kid who likes the President and loves Jesus?
Personally, I would not have asked him to sign my Bible because I’d rather keep my thoughts on the Lord whenever I see or read my Bible, but that’s just me. I don’t think it’s anywhere near this big of a deal for a CHRISTIAN President to be signing Bibles when he’s asked to. It certainly wasn’t to these people when atheist Presidents or supposedly Christian presidents signed them.
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
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