Are Chris­tians who voted for and sup­port Trump dis­obe­di­ent to God?

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - OPINION -

Don­ald J. Trump claims to be a Chris­tian, but in 2015 when asked by Frank Luntz if he had asked God for for­give­ness he replied, “I am not sure I have. I just go and try to do a bet­ter job from there. I don’t think so. I think, if I do some­thing wrong, I think I just try to make it right. I don’t bring God into that pic­ture. I don’t.”

Most au­then­tic Chris­tians know if they’ve asked for­give­ness.

Then in 2016 Jake Tap­per asked him if he re­gret­ted say­ing he had never asked God for for­give­ness he stated, “No, I have great re­la­tion­ship with God… I like to be good, I don’t like to have to ask for for­give­ness and I am good. I don’t do a lot of things that are bad; I try to do noth­ing that’s bad.”

He ob­vi­ously doesn’t think he needs for­give­ness be­cause he has not sinned, he is “good” — di­vorce, adul­tery, vul­gar lan­guage, ly­ing, and brag­ging about for­ni­ca­tion not with­stand­ing, all while claim­ing, “I’m a re­li­gious

per­son, I’m protes­tant, I’m a Pres­by­te­rian….”

1 John 1:6 says “If we claim to have fel­low­ship with him and yet walk in the dark­ness, we lie and do not live out the truth.” Verse 9, “If we con­fess our sins, he is faith­ful and just and will for­give us our sins and pu­rify us from all un­righ­teous­ness.”

He ob­vi­ously has not con­fessed his sins and there­fore has not been for­given nor cleansed of his un­righ­teous­ness.

Verse 10, “If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.”

So what does God want

Chris­tians to do with such a per­son?

1 Corinthi­ans 5:11-13, “… you must not as­so­ciate with any­one who claims to be a brother or sis­ter but is sex­u­ally im­moral or greedy, an idol­ater or slan­derer, a drunk­ard or swindler. Do not even eat with such peo­ple. What busi­ness is it of mine to judge those out­side the church? Are you not to judge those in­side? (He has been wel­comed in­side the church by nu­mer­ous church lead­ers) God will judge those out­side. ‘Ex­pel the wicked per­son from among you.’”

Are the in­junc­tions of 1 Corinthi­ans 5:11-13 to be un­der­stood as com­mands from God?

If so, would dis­obe­di­ence be worth risk­ing eter­nal life in the lake of fire?

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