When Jesus was asked, I believe by a Pharisee, to whom did he owe his allegiance, he said “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today magazine was making a value judgment about President Donald Trump past and present. He has been as quiet as a mouse for 3-plus years and now in an election year, he felt compelled to express his opinion about President Trump’s lifestyle. Why now one needs to ask? Why not way back in 2016 when candidate Trump announced his intention to run for president?
We all fall short of God’s wishes for us to be civil to each other. That is nothing new. However, we can easily trace man’s inhumanity to man as far back as recorded history will allow to three factors that have contributed to man’s suffering: they are jealousy, power and greed. Wars usually involve the lust for power at their source.
The author Steve Smith wants to cherry pick certain bible verses to establish his narrative that the man Donald J. Trump and President Donald J. Trump is a greedy person. Well I have breaking news for columnist Steve Smith, we all can point to times in our lives where jealousy, power and greed caused us to say or do things that benefited us at someone else’s expense.
As for the Republican Party blaming the “poor” for their poverty, I must point out that everyone on earth starts out with a “clean slate” and it is up to us to decide how we want to proceed in life.
A contemporary example would be Dr. Ben Carson. Why don’t you people who believe that democratic socialism works ask Dr. Carson what he had to do to become one of the premier brain surgeons in the world. I can assure you it wasn’t because his mother chose welfare. She wanted much more for her children! I guess you could say she was greedy?
Finally, to anyone who would use the bible to justify his or her political bias I say look up the definition of hypocrite, your politics gives you away.