So Donald Trump visited an African-American church in Detroit yesterday, in his 11th hour appeal to minorities, who he has managed to tick off in record numbers.
The visit was surreal – from Trump’s own, sudden epiphany that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, to being wrapped in a prayer shawl from Israel, to his bizarre, lost attempts to grasp what was going on around him during the praise and worship portion of the service.
Trump knows nothing about being a Christian. The words he spoke in that church yesterday were not his own (other than his drift off-script, where he ridiculously announced that not everybody knows Lincoln was a Republican).
SooperMexican, over at TheRightScoop was good enough to give everybody a reminder of some of Trump’s actual words and thoughts on faith.
In particular, his answer to the question: Who is God to you?
The question was asked by CBN’s David Brody a year ago. While Brody was apparently blown away by the answer, me… not so much.
“Well I say God is the ultimate. You know you look at this? Here we are on the Pacific Ocean. How did I ever own this? I bought it fifteen years ago. I made one of the great deals they say ever. I have no more mortgage on it as I will certify and represent to you. And I was able to buy this and make a great deal. That’s what I want to do for the country. Make great deals. We have to, we have to bring it back, but God is the ultimate. I mean God created this (points to his golf course and nature surrounding it), and here’s the Pacific Ocean right behind us. So nobody, no thing, no there’s nothing like God.”
It was so obvious that he had no clue what to say about God the Father or God as Creator. Yes, he got it right that God created everything in nature, but he seemed far more focused on the deal he made in buying the golf course.
One year later, and he seems no closer to being able to define the glory of God, but Christians are twisting themselves into impossible positions, in order to defend him and claim him as one of our own.
It annoys and saddens me to no end that we had so many truly, faith-filled men to choose from and Christians have become so dead and dry in spirit that they will turn to this fraud to be their leader at a time when we most need to be on our faces before God, seeking guidance and godly alternatives.
American Christians are about to learn, just as the nation of Israel learned thousands of years ago what happens when God gives them what they want, out of their own blindness and flesh.