Luke 18:11 (esv) So Jesus said to Peter, "put your sword in its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the father has given me?"
There is a lesson there.
Don't fall for the trap.
Win souls instead!
Revelation 6:9-11 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out in a loud voice, "O, sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest and little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed √†s they themselves had been.
Clearly these were not holding on to their worldy "good Ole days".
I'm sure there are many genuine folks supporting him. Just like you would find genuine fans at wrestling events. They are still fans after coming to the knowledge that it's all fake. I mean, when trump says stuff like "I'm going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it". Really? Who really believes that? That's just one example that I've heard.
I understand the reasons that you put forth penny. It just seems like an over the top theatrical circus this time. Something stinks.
Has anyone else noticed that every time trump speaks, his words and demeanor are that of a 'professional' wrestler in the WWE? Everything out of his mouth is hype and theatre. People just mindlessly cheer any rubbish out of his mouth. Not much substance. I also see that the fellow who rushed the stage a few days ago is a Hollywood actor? Or protestor? Hmm...
Could there be a difference between the O.T. examples that have been set forth and us? It seems that these examples had direct influence within the kings court. Obtaining the kings ear directly. By the will of God. Is it comparable to the subject at hand?
Sorry for butting in. Just something I've been considering since yesterday.
Cont... I understand love for country. What a blessing it must have been to be a pilgram seeking to worship God in peace without Rome or the church of England persecuting them. That was before it was the USA. Since then history shows me a slow wearing down of the saints in this country. So slow, that it crept onto our doorstep with little notice. And I ask myself how this happened? Was it our prosperity (covetousness) that made us fat and happy, dropping our guard? Leading to an elitist attitude(pride) because we are always the good guys? Was it our participation in the system that gave us a long line of lying politicians? But hey, maybe the next guy will be different? Was it the mass media inventions spawned here and spread throughout the earth? I don't think we realize the power it has to shape the direction of the mind. Was it that the salt started losing its savor? So I ask myself if the path back in the other direction is through the political process? Or is it on my knees?
Just my thoughts.
Sister Dorcas... thanks for the encouragement. Sorry for the delay
Just wondering... You specifically called out those who didn't/aren't voting as being the ones who put the most evil ones into power. Sorry, not true, no matter how you want to reason it in my opinion. The other posters you brought up were discussing politics. Not necessarily calling out those who stayed home. Agree to disagree.
Mike... The assumption is that a Mormon would have not advanced evil causes as the current pres. does. I see the logic behind that. But it's still an assumption that tells believers who stayed home "shame on you, look what you've done." I don't agree nor do I think it right. I remember voting for Bush because he was a "Christian". Well, he turned out to be a liar. Also,Installing the Patriot act (which will never go away) to allow the government to spy on you, amongst other things. I understand 9/11 was the reason, but that's a discussion for another time perhaps.
Frank... Thanks for the encouragement brother. The conscience is a precious thing. Precious.