What Would Jesus Say?

Published: June 11, 2024

By Jim Lichtman
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“The Democrats and the fake news media want to constantly talk about ‘President Trump is a convicted felon.’ Well, you want to know something? The man that I worship is also a convicted felon. And he was murdered on a Roman cross.”Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene

Christians fanatical zeal for Donald Trump remains stunning to many millions, including myself, who just don’t get it.

“Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will fall,” said Kimberly Vaughn of Florence, Kentucky.

Viewed as their savior-in-chief, I wondered, what Jesus would say about the former president’s words and actions.

In January of this year, The Trump Organization was found guilty of “financial fraud by presenting vastly disparate property values to potential lenders and tax officials, in violation of New York Executive Law § 63(12). The defendants were Donald Trump, five other individuals including three of his children.”

“All that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.” (Deuteronomy 25:16)

Trump, a serial philanderer who cheated on all his wives, was recently found guilty of paying off a porn star–with whom he had a sexual relationship–to avoid losing voters before the 2016 election. The payoff was considered a campaign expense.

The adulteress, Mary Magdalene, was on the verge of being stoned to death when Jesus “lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” (John 8:7)

We’re ALL sinners. I accept that and have no doubt that Christians not only demonstrate remorse but strive to sin no more.

However, Trump was also found liable for sexual abuse of writer E. Jean Carroll, and many more women have come forward and accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment, (although no other lawsuits have been brought.) Then there’s the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape that caught Trump in an open-mic moment bragging about grabbing women by their genitals and justifying it: “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness,” Jesus counseled, “but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)

Then there’s an Everest of lies told by Trump. Among them:

“They support abortion up to and even beyond the ninth month,” Trump said. “The concept of having an abortion in the later months, and even execution after birth. And that’s exactly what it is. The baby is born, the baby is executed after birth is unacceptable, and almost everyone agrees with that.”

“Eighty-two percent of the country understands that it was a rigged election,” Trump said on March 2 during a rally at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. “You can’t have a country with that. A poll came out: 82%. But they go after the people — they don’t go after the people that rig the election, they go after the people (that are) looking.”

Even in the face of video evidence, Trump lies.

After his conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records, “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Will Cain said, “You famously said regarding Hillary Clinton, ‘Lock her up.’”

Trump replied, “I didn’t say, ‘Lock her up,’ but the people would all say, ‘Lock her up. Lock her up.’”

“You are of your father the devil,” Jesus said, “and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)

What can Christians learn from the the Bible in their support of Donald Trump?

“He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind…” (Proverbs 11:29)

Respectfully, you cannot support both the Bible and Trump.

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