Are you a Christian?
Have you dedicated your lie to Christ?
Do you believe in spreading love and kindness?
Do you believe in forgiveness as taught by the Lord’s Prayer?
Do you believe we are to love those who are not worthy of love?
Do you believe in wishing ill will on no one?
Do you believe in praying for those who have harmed you?
Do you practice hate?
If so, how can you, if you claim to be a Christian, continually practice irresponsible and soul destroying hatred against Donald Trump – or any person for that matter?
You aren’t hurting him. If, as a Christian, you pray ill will against him, you are basically trying to curse someone. If you are a Christian and curse someone, I would not want to be in your shoes when it comes time to face the Lord. That’s not love. It is hate. When you hate, you open yourself up to very bad things. Hate is the opposite of love. Love comes from Christ. Hate does not. Your constant hatred and damnation of Donald Trump is going to start warping you, harming your ability to practice Christ’s love. It will not harm him.
When Barack Obama won in 2008, I was devastated. For a week or so I allowed myself to be engulfed by the dark hatred the right was spewing on him. Then, I realized Christ is love. If I love Christ, and wanted to put that love into practice, then I had to start praying for Barack Obama and his family. My prayers were to be positive. I prayed that the Lord bless he and his family and given them health, happiness, and most importantly, salvation. I also prayed that he would be a success. If he were to be a success, then it would help our country.
A funny thing happened on the way to my hatred. I very soon discovered, if I were praying for this man and his family, I could not longer hate him, spread rumors, nor express any sort of ill will against him and his. I learned how to admire him, not necessarily for his policies, but as a father, a spouse, and a decent man. I still do. I’m terribly pissed because he blew what could have been an historic opportunity to do great things for our country, but I still love and admire him. I respect him as a person. And, my relationship with him, as POTUS, did not start out that way.
Hatred and ill will just took too much time and energy. If I was trying to examine the role of Christ in my life, then I had to love and care for someone – the way Christ would. Along the way, I changed. I changed to the point where I voted for him in 2012 because he was a far superior person to Mitt Romney. Knowing everything I know, today, I would do the same thing.
Love is more important than hate. We are tasked with praying for our leaders. We are told to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. We are taught to honor those who govern us, so that they will be good and decent men and women. That does not include the constant hate being spewed around by people who did not vote for him.
You are hurting yourselves. You are also showing your abject ignorance when it comes to American history. In our country, we do not destroy the finances nor reputation of any political candidate, elected official, or their family – until now. Your hate is establishing a dangerous precedence. Maybe you should move to Cuba or Venezuela.
I pity you.
There are times when I don’t like doing this, but not right now.
- If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:20
- Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12
- Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1John 3:15
- 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. Proverbs 6:16-19
- “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. Leviticus 19:17
- Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
And so forth and so on….
You see, this isn’t about Donald Trump, this is about us. It is a Rorschach Test about what we believe. Is your faith strong enough to overcome your prejudice and hatred of a person who is not deserving of hate? Mine is. I pray that yours is, too.