Donald Trump likely would’ve lost the presidential election in an epic landslide without the support of the white, evangelical Christian vote. That’s a really pathetic fact too, as almost everything Donald Trump says and does is antithetical to the life and message of Jesus Christ, who they claim to follow.
Here are 10 verses from the Christian bible that run in direct opposition to support of Donald Trump for president:
1) Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 6:20-21)
He didn’t look down on the poor. He didn’t exploit them for cheap labor. He never told them “get a job.” He loved them. He blessed them.
2) I, the Lord, command you to do what is just and right. Protect the person who is being cheated from the one who is cheating him. Do not ill-treat or oppress foreigners, orphans, or widows; and do not kill innocent people in this holy place. (Jeremiah 22:3)
God didn’t say “build a wall” to keep aliens out. He never pushed a nationalistic, racist agenda implying superiority of one race or nation over another.
3) Rich people who see a brother or sister in need, yet close their hearts against them, cannot claim that they love God. (1 John 3:17)
This one needs no further commentary.
4) Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don’t have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!” – if you don’t give them the necessities of life?(James 2:15-16)
So, if you say, and even do, things to support the needy, yet you supported a man who wants to keep the poor poor, take food out of kids mouths, and send refugees back to be slaughtered in the homelands, your charity is meaningless.
5) Share your belongings with your needy fellow Christians, and open your homes to strangers. (Romans 12:13)
Need I say more?
6) When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:16-19 )
7) When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)
8) He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:18-19)
More of that pesky Godly instruction to care for foreigners in the name of God. Interestingly, there is far more in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures about hospitality to foreigners than homosexuality and abortion (zero) combined, and those seem to be the only two issues these people are concerned with.
9) Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)
and what did Jesus tell them when his audience was baffled by this statement?
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Who are the least of these? Certainly not the richest of the rich like Donald Trump and those he surrounds himself with. The least of these are the poor, the children, the sick, the homeless…anyone vulnerable to oppressive systems.
10) For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14)
It’s really hard to love your neighbor if you are voting to keep them oppressed, or behind a border wall, or without health insurance, or poor, or sick, etc. etc. etc.
It’s also really hard to follow the God of these scriptures and Donald Trump at the same time. It’s about time some of these “Christians” picked which master they’re going to serve, because it can’t both of those two options.