Friday, May 22, 2020

Sent By God- But For What?

Resist laughing:
It depends upon the meaning of "our."  You'll remember last August when Donald Trump "turned from reporters, looked up at the sky, and proclaimed  'I am the chosen one.'"

And no, Chris Cillizza and Politico's Matthew Choi, Trump was not "joking" or sarcastic. Sarcastic would be if Trump were to refer to himself as modest, skinny, or short.  The humor comes in the words being the opposite- not an approximation or exaggeration- of what is apparent.

Talk show host and Trump enthusiast Bill Mitchell believes the President  "was sent by God to lead America."   Whether Donald Trump was sent by God or not, the apostle Paul wrote

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Candidate Trump himself once infamously- and uncharacteristically- quoted the Bible, reading "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." He stated that the verse was from "Two" Corinthians, doubling down by lying "a lot of people in different sections of the world say two, and I've had many, many people say that to me. My mother, as you know, was from Scotland, and they say two."

Speaking at his inauguration "one by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind," Donald Trump seemed to be prophesying his presidency, absent the 95,000 (and counting) deceased Americans. 

"False apostles ... disguising themselves as apostles of Christ" and Satan disguising "himself as an angel of light?" It couldn't be more fitting that among the 66 books of the Bible, that appears in..... Second (2)Corinthians.

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