Sometimes the pundits are right. In the case of Donald Trump, many predicted his ego and his mouth would be his undoing. Well, it appears the pundits were correct: I can tell you that, I can tell you that…I promise you, I promise you.
It is instructive taking a few minutes to watch and listen. Trump basically said Ben Carson has pathological disease, incurable, comparing him to a child molester, adding Iowa voters are “stupid” for supporting him. Notice his audience was very reserved, even silent for the most part.
Trump’s unwise, irresponsible and self-defeating attack on Carson comes on the heels of the MSM’s attempts to cast Carson a liar and a fool. So, the MSM that Trump says he hates, he coordinates with, in attempts to assassinate Carson, one of the most likable and reliable and admirable people running for the White House.
Many people took Trump at his word when he said he is a Christian. Prominent pastors prayed with and for him, even coming close to endorsements. It was telling however when Trump admitted he has never asked for forgiveness. This rises to the level of Jeremiah Wright claiming he helped Obama convert to Christianity without renouncing Islam. This is akin to claiming you can mix oil and water, that light has fellowship with darkness, that pigs can fly and Democrats love the Constitution. The thick-headedness required to assert the impossible makes incoherence a virtue.
In order to be born again, one must repent of sin, and in order to repent of sin, one must ask God for forgiveness. If Trump has not asked God for forgiveness, he ignores his sin (pathological disease), his sin remains unforgiven, which means, he is not a born again believer. He may be a cultural Christian, a Christian In Name Only, but he is not a born again believer, a disciple, a saved person, the definition of “Christian.” The tragic reality is, if all this is true, Trump is deceived, hell bound, thinking himself saved.
Ben Carson, on the other hand, is indeed a saved person, a born again believer. When he wrote in his book about wanting to assault his mother, or trying to stab another person, in fits of youthful rage, he wrote of these events in humility, illustrating his need for God, for forgiveness, for redemption, for salvation, for a renewing of his mind, which only God can provide. Unlike Trump, Carson recognizes his need for forgiveness, sharing his story to encourage others, an act of courage and humility. By repenting and asking for forgiveness, Carson took the courageous step of acknowledging his need for help, he received his healing, and went on to become one of the greatest healers the world has ever seen.
This is not the first time Trump has attacked Carson, and his faith. He has frequently mocked Carson’s faith and questioned his character, another indicator Trump is little more than a carnival barker, a man willing to say anything to draw a&hellip