Did God Pick Trump to be the President?
Christians are the spiritual Israel and the Bible is our constitution (2 Timothy 3:16). God gave guidelines for Christians to select their Spiritual leaders (1 Timothy 3) just as he gave guidelines to the physical Israelite on selecting their leaders (1 Samuel 16). As Christians (aka spiritual Israelite - Galatians 3:26-29) and pilgrims on earth, we have to recognize our presence on this foreign soil called earth as we continue our march on to Zion. Unless you agree that God picked the good and the abusive leaders of the world. I'm scratching my head about those in abusive relationships too; did God pick their spouse for them or did he create the platform/institution and gave man the freedom to leave his parents to go join with his wife?
Jesus said: "I will build my church." We can say for sure that the Church was created by God those that are being saved are added to the Church. Can we say with scriptural references that those who became a member of the Church were handpicked by God and those who did not were not "picked" by God? Being the chosen ones doesn't mean we were actually handpicked. It just means that we choose to enter into the spiritual ark. Creating an institution of governing doesn't mean that God hand picked anyone to fill the seats. I dislike the fact that my Republican colleagues deeply believe that Donald Trump was put in the oval office by God.
Most of them actually believe that government officials are put in office by God; well, unless the government official is named Barack Obama or is a democrat. This is one of the major reason people can't stand Christianity anymore and this is why it's getting harder and tougher to preach the gospel.
Romans 13:2 - "Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted...."
- This is the verse I hear the most from my Republican friends. So did Peter and the other apostles break this command in Acts 5 when they kindly told the government officials that they would keep preaching the truth about Jesus and not obey their command?
- This is a similar verse that I counter with. Does this mean any man that unites with a minor or a child to become one flesh, were brought together by God and no one should separate or put apart?
The scripture is clear like daylight and we need to stop twisting the scriptures to favor us and/or our ungodly opinions. The problem is not with those trying to learn rather, those who know or should know the truth find a way to dance around it for the sake of personal gains. This topic is not a matter of opinion so speak where the Bible speaks and be silent accordingly. We need to read the Bible in context, time or place while also cross-referencing other scriptures. God created and approved the system of governing; not a particular government (Colossians 3:18-25), which includes:
- Parents and Kids
- Husband and Wife
- Employer and Employee
- Leaders and Followers, etc..
No, God does not hand pick anyone to fill these positions in government or marriage. If you believe God picked one, then he picked them all. You should have supported Obama the way you are rolling over to support Trump. All women with abusive husbands should blame God for the partner He "choose" to abuse them. If God picked them all, then He is a partial God because there are a lot of good Christians around the world suffering in the hands of malicious leaders. Thank goodness we do not serve a partial God.
- As people of a society, we must obey the government
- As employees, we must obey our employers
- As children, we must obey our parents