What Does It Profit You to Gain the White House and Lose Your Soul?

Scripture says that if a person calls himself a Christian is guilty of sexual immorality, drunkenness, greed, or swindling others, other Christians should have nothing to do with that person until they repent. The reason is two fold. First, shunning the person will remind them of the need to repent and draw them back if they are truly Christian. Second, continuing to associate with such a person harms the witness and effectiveness of the church. How can the church be clear on moral teachings if it props up someone who revels in sin without repenting?

Scripture also says that “bad company ruins good morals.” We are seeing Christians try to justify the sins of one by reminding people about the sins of another.

This should be a bridge too far.

What does it profit a man to win the White House or Supreme Court and lose his soul? What does it profit you to defend Trump by tearing down others or reminding others of the Clintons’ sins. At some point, and I think that point is past, Christians lose credibility on a message of repentance when they defend the antics and behaviors of Trump. Bad company ruin good morals and we are seeing that on full display within the party that once said character counts and now believes it only counts if the other side is in charge.

Stop telling me Trump is better than Clinton. He is not. What you have is a man who brags that because he is rich and famous he can grab women by their “p—y” and tried to have a married woman fired from her job because she would not have sex with him. That is Bill Clinton territory. That is abuse of power without even being President of the United States.

If Donald Trump has that behavior, while married, and he is not even President, do you really think he will be better in the White House?

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

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