The Inauguration: Donald Trump and his haters...

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The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass. (Proverbs 19:12)

The Trump haters are in high dudgeon and they may just succeed in giving us one of the best presidents we've had in decades. Years ago, a friend said it's more important you have the right enemies than the right friends. Trump seems almost a genius in choosing his enemies. The pretty girls and boys of Hollywood. The drug-addled, sexually debauched music stars. The intellectually debauched talking heads of the media. All the Demoncrats united in their three-legged platform of grand theft from future generations, sodomy, and the slaughter of one-quarter of our nation's babies. Some gang, huh? 

So I think we've hit the Thomas principle. You remember what they tried to do to Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings? Attack a man relentlessly, trying to keep him out of office, and if he gets the position, you've succeeded in making him your implacable foe. It's bad enough when he becomes a sitting and sitting and sitting and sitting justice of the Supreme Court, but watch out when he's inaugurated the forty-fifth president of these United States...

Trump's no conservative, but he's loyal to the working stiffs and their wives who built this—OK, I'll say it—great nation. His appeal to them was mostly economics, originally. Trade deals, immigration, the outsourcing of manufacturing—stuff like that. Back then all his morals were economic. But this is now and much has changed.

For one, he's now in the White House—that's a big change.

For another, seeing the irrepressible hatred of debauched elitists for working stiffs and anyone who speaks up in their defense, Donald Trump came to the realization that he can't separate liberals' economic warfare against the working class from their hatemongering against Christians.

Whether or not they're members of any church, people who work with their hands are Christian. They may not be members of any church and they may never attend worship, but white, hispanic, or black, these men and women who plow and dig and cook and change tires and police us know very well that AirBNB, Angie's List, and Apple are out to kill Jesus Christ again, two thousand years after He was last killed. The elitists hate Jesus with a perfect hatred—all His talk about repentance and the Son of Man coming to die, but especially His declaration that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him.

And Who does He say gave Him that authority?

The Everlasting Father, if you can believe that. Jesus said nothing about the everlasting mother, and if that isn't a capital crime today, what is?

Tim Cook and his Silicon Valley glitterati hate Jesus and everyone who preaches Him and His Word, and who can blame them? Tim Cook is a sodomite, and in His Word Jesus says men lying with men is an "abomination." Why would Tim Cook tolerate Jesus or His followers?

Yes, of course Donald Trump doesn't think sodomy is an abomination any more than he thinks adulterers, fornicators, the greedy, and the proud should repent.

Yet Donald Trump has noticed that when he defended the working stiffs by speaking against illegal immigration, the outsourcing of manufacturing, and give-away-the-bank trade agreements, the liberal hate-mongers' attack on him became frenzied. Beginning to smell a rat, he then chose Mike Pence as his running mate.

Sure enough, their frenzy turned into apoplectic fits and frothing at the mouth, and that was the moment Trump thought to himself, "I must be doing something right!"

So he doubled down on behalf of the working stiffs, adding to his defense of their livelihoods, citizenship, and factories the defense of their Christian conscience and religious freedom. He used his inauguration to declare his support for all his followers who believe in Jesus—not just some generic "god," but "Jesus." It was clear the God President Trump wanted to declare his allegiance to yesterday in front of the watching world was the Second Member of the Trinity, God's Only Begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

He never once asked the godless to give him a chance. He tripled down, telling the world that he wouldn't pander to the elitists who just happen, also, to be the wicked, one-world multiculturalists who are united in their hatred of God's Law and God's Son.

It's true that if you say you have nothing you need to be forgiven for, it's impossible to know Jesus Christ, let alone worship Him as the Son of God Who gave Himself up for sinners.

Yet there it was: President Trump paraded the Son of God and His Word in every way possible at every place possible in his Inauguration, and the world watched in amazement. "Doesn't he know we've killed Jesus?"

"Jesus says effeminacy and sodomy exclude a man from the kingdom of God. We had to kill Him."

"Jesus says the rich get everything good they're ever going to get here and now, and that after death they will spend eternity in Hell. What kind of a religion is that?"

"Jesus says unless our righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the grand-poobahs of Westminster Seminary, Gospel Coalition, and Wheaton, we cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven. We can't have that. These Sanhedrin guys help us keep the peace of our melting pot. They know where religion does and doesn't belong. No one who understands how important religion is for keeping the poor and ignorant on the reservation would criticize or condemn the chief preachers, seminary professors, and pharisees."

So now we have a meek and humble Vice President over in Washington D.C. living next to a brash and arrogant Manhattanite who's been put in the White House by all the working stiffs and simple Christians. I say it's anyone's guess what comes next.

There's a lot to tremble over. Yes, God should judge America—not bless it. Our nation is not great. It is rich and fat and complacent and proud; and the blood of one-quarter of our little children cries out from our ground to God for justice. All the talk and singing of God bless America yesterday sounded like the Sons of Israel chanting "temple of the Lord, temple of the Lord, temple of the Lord!" 

There's a lot to tremble over. No question we are a wicked people. A wicked nation. A wicked land whose ground rightfully ought to vomit us out just as the ground vomited out the Canaanites before us.

There was no word uttered by any Christian yesterday about God's Law and the judgment quickly coming to us all unless we repent. 

If we are to judge it by yesterday's pomp and circumstance, there is no fear of God in our land. Surely that should make us tremble.

Yet the king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord and He turns it wherever He wishes (Proverbs 21:1).

Stranger things have happened than Pharaoh making Joseph his second-in-command over all the land. Let us pray for God's mercy.

And let us hope that all those who hate Jesus Christ will continue to push Donald Trump towards the One Who promised all who come to Him that they will find rest for their souls.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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