Friday, September 7, 2018


If you are a Republican or Democrat living on the extreme end of you political scale, get out of here. This post is for people, whatever their political preference, who THINK.

I have a TED Talk for you, and it is very well done. It also agrees with the Bible.

King Solomon weighs in on this concept:

Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

This fool separates himself from other people for the sole purpose of using wisdom and knowledge to exalt himself. In the end, he discovers himself, and the rest of the world is rejected. This is the ultimate picture of self-delusion. The word "separateth" in verse 1 has absolutely nothing to do with the separation from sin and the wicked, as taught by the Apostle Paul. It is about rejecting useful sources of wisdom in bigotry.

I have watched, all my life, as many Christians present themselves as the absolute authority on some issue in life. It is usually about some sin they imagine could never stick to them, and they damn anyone else caught in this sin. 

Also, I have met many Fundamental Baptist, and other denominational, preachers who are arrogant and obnoxious to everyone around them. They project the clear message that they have arrived as the fourth member of the Godhead. If you pastor is like this, why are you sitting there taking this rubbish off of him? Can you not find another local church where the leader is like the Proverbs 17:27 man above?

Finally, back to our question as to Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is always right. He rages with extreme hate and arrogance at anyone who disagrees with him. Where is the "Aw, shucks" response of Ronald Reagan? I do not believe I recall one other politician in my life time who had such a brash and self-serving attitude about himself as Trump does.

What did the man in the video say was the cause of this?

Answer: Lack or self-confidence.

I have thought for months that Donald Trump behaves like a very insecure man. He is the boy on the playground who is a bully because he has nothing in his mind or soul to commend himself to others. But worse, he knows it, and he must find a way to project self-confidence. This results in a vicious mouth and wounding other people in the hope that he will feel more powerful after the attack.

It never works, and in the end you get Adolph Hitler of Marilyn Manson. I truly hope this is not where we are headed. The insecure bully all too often ends up shooting up a school yard, or himself. To Trump, the shooting up of a school yard could easily be acted out by nuking a whole nation like Iran or North Korea.

If that sounds like a good idea to you, you are probably one of his supporters, and you are the one who keeps telling us that Trump is a perfect model of what Messiah Jesus Christ will be like.

It may be too late for Donald Trump to make a serious shift in his persona, but for you and me, HERE IS A MAN WHO DID.

After thought- Donald Trump has done some very useful things for America. But, when a man does well, is it necessary for him to intentionally make half the people hate him? Trump's Twitter posts are 100% meant to drive his detractors away from him. A man who claims to know God should have the grace to call his adversaries TOO him, and to reason with them, not bully them.