Donald Trump’s recently leaked comments about women…
…reminded me of that oft-repeated justification Christians have for voting for a man whose morals are all over the place:
That justification bugs me.
Because: When using that reasoning, Christians are implicitly saying:
“Trump isn’t good. But he’s good enough.”
And, as Christians, we aren’t supposed to settle for “good enough.”
I mean, if Dairy Queen can hold itself to high standards…
…than can’t Christians — followers of Jesus, a man who, if he really is who he says he is, is the son of God — do the same?
After all: That’s what the Bible says to do:
“Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
~ Matthew 5:48
The Bible also says to do this:
“Test everything. Hold on to what is good.”
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:21
“Be as shrewd as serpents.”
~ Matthew 10:16
And: I refuse to join in with the doomsayers who insist that, in this election, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Jesus says Christians will be persecuted. (Matthew 10:22)
Jesus says that the world will pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
My point is: Death and destruction are par for the course for Christians.*
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”
~ Luke 12:25
Do I want people to die? No.
Do I want things and places to be destroyed? No.
Do I want to be persecuted? No.
*Par for the course: What is normal or expected in any given circumstances.