By now we have all had time to digest the Christianity Today article calling for Trump’s removal. Claims abound about the relationship between Soros and Christianity Today. Here is one such article. You can evaluate the veracity for yourself. Regardless I admit I was close to being triggered by the CT article.
To clarify my view I want to make an initial point. If this article was posted by something called Atheists Today I would have nothing to say. If it was called Salesmen Today, Plumbers Today, etc I would likely have nothing to say. As a Christian, I take umbrage with their reasoning under the guise of Christianity. Words have meaning even if the left insists everything is fluid. If it is not obvious, the left even believes gender is fluid. The word Christianity should mean something.
Their assault on the meaning of words is Orwellian Newspeak. After reading the article I quickly saw their reasoning had ZERO to do with Christianity other than a loose reference to the word morality. Atheists use words like morality. Again, please click here to read the article. Then if you comment, you tell me what removal has to do with Christianity.
I visited their Twitter feed and commented. That will be my launching point in this post. Twitter does not give you much space to expound on arguments. I will expand a bit beneath each Tweet.
You say: “But the facts in this instance are unambiguous”. Are they? In a court of law, you would have to prove intent. Trump said: “do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot”. The intent does not sound personal. What if you are wrong? Would you repent?
I was quoting from the CT article and here is the full context:
CT: “But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”
The Editor and Author Mark Galli sets forth his belief as if it were fact. Frankly, the facts point in the opposite direction. Again, Trump says “us” and “our country” not me. Mark Galli would not be able to pass a course in Christian Apologetics with this line of reasoning.
As a Christian I also think of these verses:
Paul plainly explaining Galli cannot know Trump’s intent: “For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?” Add to that Trump is implying the exact opposite of what Galli is accusing him of doing. To assert you know what Trump’s thoughts were is counter to this Biblical teaching.
Paul addressing matters of good and evil: “Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.” Is it good or evil to try and root out corruption? Rational people see it as good. It is not Trump’s fault that Hunter Biden got his money because his father was VP and in charge of Ukraine & China policy. Why was Hunter Biden working for the third most corrupt nation in the world? Oh, right, it was Trump’s fault.
You charge Trump with immorality. Is Trump worse than King David or Saul of Tarsus who were both murderers? Do you think other Presidents were moral? Are Dems moral? They are the antithesis. All in favor of killing babies and sexual immorality. Will you repent?
Here is the point I was quoting from the CT article by Galli:
CT: “The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.”
I will break down my answers to these accusations in the order they are presented in the paragraph above.
So, with the exception of Manafort, we are going to put process crimes on the same level as murder. Even Manafort’s crimes do not rise to that level. At least Trump fires criminals. Democrats who support killing babies run for President and CT has nothing to say!
I do not recollect Trump ever admitting to immoral actions in business. CT does not cite a particular reference so we have no clue what they mean.
While not admitting to immoral conduct with women, I would not blame CT for thinking so of Trump prior to his election. However, I would remind CT that Trump did not run on a religious purity platform. Nor has any other President. This is not a Theocracy, it is a Representative Republic. However, if their argument was from the point of view of Christian morals why does CT support the sexually immoral Democrats? Trump has not been accused of sexual immorality in the 3 years he has occupied the White House. King David could not say the same while he was King. The righteous supported King David over others.
On Trump’s Twitter feed, CT is not making any specific point. I will cover this generally, the same way they do. So, other Presidents have not mischaracterized things? Other Presidents have not lied? How about the WAPO’s article on 250 lies told by Obama. Washington Post is no friend of Christians or Conservatives.
Is slander hitting back at people who hit you first? No, Trump doesn’t turn the other cheek. There I will agree.
So, let’s impeach and remove President Trump for not turning the other cheek. That must be there point. It is the only valid argument CT makes. They would do well to remember that God draws straight lines with crooked sticks. We are all crooked sticks.
I can see Mark Galli and all those “Christians” who agree with him yelling Crucify him! So that is Christianity Today. Sad.