It is very clear that God loves Donald Trump because Donald Trump became the president. It’s fairly clear that God does not love Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders quite as much, since they did not win the presidency—maybe because they are not flawed enough, not great enough sinners to be loved and used by God.
It’s obvious to any Bible reader that God uses men of questionable morality to forward God’s projects in the world.
Here’s a reminder of a few biblical heroes and their notable flaws:
- Noah was a drunk
- Abraham pimped his wife as his ‘sister’
- Abraham abandoned his son Ishmael and Ishmael’s mother
- Nahar married his niece
- Lot engaged in incest with two daughters, impregnating both
- Lot offered his daughters to a mob of rapists
- Jeptha burned his daughter to cinders as an offering to God
- Isaac had a favorite between two sons
- Jacob was an inveterate liar
- Samson was a womanizer
- Moses was a murderer
- Joshua was a murderer
- David was a murderer
- Elijah was a murderer
- Elisha was a murderer, releasing two bears to dismember and devour 42 children
- Gideon was a murder
This list could be lengthened by another half dozen, but it serves. Trump does not rise to the level of biblical heroes’ immorality, but God can work with Trump because Trump really does possess a Sinner’s Élan. Trump has an eagerness to ‘sin boldly,’ as Protestant champion Martin Luther advised.
Since God chose Trump, we can read the mind of God and know God’s plans for the next few years. Here’s a rough forecast of what God wants to get done:
- Drop medical coverage for 20 million people
- Cut taxes on ten million millionaires
- Cut taxes on one million billionaires
- Abandon regulations that prevent companies from polluting (‘regulations’ = protections’)
- Toss regulations (protections) that prevent companies from revving up the earth’s temperature
- Dump regulations (protections) that prevent companies from endangering their employees
- Cut laws requiring a minimum wage
- Outlaw lawsuits against grossly negligent businesses
- Abandon laws that prevent untold money influencing politics
- Force unwanted babies into a society that won’t tend to them
- Hobble many government agencies to prove government is inept
- Construct a thousand-mile partition within the middle of the Rio Grand
- Start a war
This should be enough for God to get accomplished inside a year or two. God may indeed have more radical twists up his sleeve for years three and four of the Trump presidency. And we cannot wholly rule out the ill effects of devilish Democrats who might try to thwart the good intentions of God and his earthly proxy.
We have only to sit back and relax and let God’s political playbook unclasp itself in the mystifying movements of President Donald Trump. Never fear. Because God loves the President and God picked the President knowing the President was laden with many defects. Just as God chose morally inept men in Bible days, God still does.
God works in mysterious, furtive, cryptic, and even cagey ways. That’s a solace.
Featured image ‘President Trump’ by riouji via Flickr