Mr Donald Trump’s unpardonable sin. Part 2

It is interesting to watch the efforts to dredge up as much dirt as possible on Mr Trump.  What about his ‘sins’ of the past?  Before judging too fast, let us look at the life of David, the king of Israel.  David united the nation, made Jerusalem the capital and successfully waged war against their enemies. 

Then he committed a grave sin: 

  • He seduced the wife of one of his trusted soldiers.  She became pregnant. 
  • He tried to cover it up.  He had her husband come home from the army to visit her.  When that failed, he organised it that her husband was killed. 1

#  If there ever was a case for impeachment and jail, it was that. 

Watergate and other ‘scandals’ are nothing compared to David’s offences.  Look at the tragedies in his family: 

  • His son Amnon raped his half sister Tamar and ruined her life. 2
  • His son Absalom killed Amnon, fled, came back, conspired against his father and organised a coup.  Absalom was killed in the hostilities that followed. 3
  • Then, nearing the end of his life, his son Adonijah tried to usurp the kingship.  God had chosen Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife, to be the next king (the grace and mercy of God!). 4
  • Beside that, David made a strategic blunder when he counted the nation.  It cost the nation 70,000 that died. 5

#  Talk about the failures of a king. 

  • Yet, listen to what God says about him, ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ 6 
  • How did that come about, and what was it God wanted David to do?  God sent His prophet, Nathan, to confront David about his sin.  David repented. 7

#  Then David began with a work which we believe God intended for him. 

  • He began the preparations to build the temple.  He did not build it, because God chose his son, Solomon, to do it. 8 
  • Yet David organised the Levites, the division of the priests, the singers, the gatekeepers. 9
  • He got the plans for the temple from God. 10
  • He collected massive amounts of gold, silver, bronze, wood and whatever was needed. 11  He also encouraged the leaders to contribute.  No wonder God recommended David’s efforts on behalf of the temple, God’s House where He would put His Name and live among the Israelites.  

Conclusion

David is a vivid proof of how a person can be an instrument in God’s hands, even if he is far from perfect.  The reason is that Jesus died for our sins, so there is forgiveness if we confess them and turn away from them.  King David is an example of how God takes a terrible mistake and turns it around.  That applies to all people, even to Mr Trump.

References

  1. 2 Samuel 11  
  2. 2 Samuel 13  
  3. 2 Samuel 14-15, 17-18  
  4. 1 Kings 1  
  5. 2 Samuel 24  
  6. Acts 13:22  
  7. 2 Samuel 12; Psalm 32, Psalm 51  
  8. 1 Chronicles 22  
  9. 1 Chronicles 23-26  
  10. 1 Chronicles 28  
  11. 1 Chronicles 29

Author: Gerard and Alida

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4 thoughts on “Mr Donald Trump’s unpardonable sin. Part 2”

  1. This post puzzles me a little. If I understand you correctly you are saying just because: Mr Trump rejects Jesus’ advice to forgive one’s enemies, that he keeps a score of wrongs, he tells lies very frequently, he is a racist, he treats women as sex objects, he only wants to be President of those who say they like him, he teaches that it is important to store up treasures on Earth, he teaches that it is important to despise the stranger in our midst, he boasts, he bullies those unable to stand up for themselves, he is on record as saying he approves of torture, he supports the bombing of towns but refuses to accept the refugees who flee from his bombing, he reduces taxes for the rich then cuts back on assistance programmes for the poor etc etc – but none of this worries you and you still think that such a person is the best leader for the US ????? He is certainly not good for world trade. i.e. He thinks just because 5% of the world’s population currently consumes 25% of the world’s GDP that this is clearly unfair treatment of the US and he wants an even bigger share. And you think he is still a Christian because he claims to be born again !!!!???
    Sorry, in my country such characteristics do not make for good leadership but they might qualify him for being a dictator. Just so long as he stays at home you are welcome to him.

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    1. If you are a follower of Jesus, we accept you are praying for him according to 1 Timothy 2:1. If you are a follower of Jesus, then the following applies, ‘There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbor?’ James 4:12 If you are not a follower of Jesus, obviously you are free to judge and condemn at will. Blessings.

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  2. OK – so if I understand you correctly you are actually saying anyone, no matter what they deliver, no matter what crimes they appear to have committed, what lies they tell, what attitudes they exhibit towards women, minorities and refugees, no matter what appears to motivate them and no matter how many religious principles they fail to demonstrate they would be acceptable as your President, because despite the evidence no one is entitled to imply judgement. Just so long as you understand that this is the logical extension of your stated answer.

    I must say that in my country we set different standards, but you are certainly entitled to decide for yourself, just so long as you are comfortable that most people in this part of the world are similarly entitled to think your President is an embarrassment . After-all you believe you have no right to judge us for our opinion.

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