Dear friends, we call ourselves Christians, but
Christians are to think wisely. Do not make
the mistake by saying that since we believe in
Bible prophecy, "God put Donald Trump in office"
to mean it is okay or right to support him as
president of the United States. That is a
false application of prophecy and a
misapplication of Scripture.
We can agree that the term "God put him there"
is an understanding of prophecy and not an
agreement with how he got there.
From my perspective, because he was elected, it
is not necessarily an indication that God put
him in office. Secondly, if God did put him in
office, it certainly dose not mean that God
endorses him. God is sovereign. All it means
is that God understands or knows the flow of
history. He knows the stupid things we do. He
does not endorse them.
Without a doubt, Donald Tramp is not fit to be
president. If we really believe that God "put
him in office," then we are demeaning or
belittling our God. Please do not get into an
argument by saying "since he was elected, don't
question what God has done." I am sick and
tired of hearing that.
It is similar to the times when many Adventists
misapply Ellen White's statement: "Decisions
made by General Conference in session is the
voice of God." There are several times she
herself observed that God's leader had fallen so
short that she responded to a General Conference
decision this way: "This decision is certainly
not the voice of God." What makes a decision
the "voice of God?" Good question?
"Mental health professionals warned
Trump is incapable of being
We must understand that although we know Bible
prophecy, it does not mean we must support
events or decisions that we know will lead to
the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. No way!
Do not be found guilty of helping ourselves get
persecuted or killed. That is not our
responsibility. We are responsible to have a
godly fight to the very end. Act out and speak
out against wrong, right to the end. When we
only resign to the notions that "these are signs
of the end" and think that we must agree with
these decisions, it will make us spiritually
For example: As Adventists, we believe that Saturday is
God's true day of worship. There is a certain
lifestyle that goes along with that belief.
But here is the important punch line.
Adventists would not support any law that
requires the closing of stores on Sabbath (even
though we do not go to them on that day). Why?
Because we believe in freedom of choice and
religious liberty. Also, no government is to
dictate our faith. We are to vote against such
laws even though we know it is a sign of the
fulfillment of prophecy. It is not our role
to "help end-time prophecies be fulfilled" by
agreeing with wrong. Do you get my drift?
Another point. Teenage pregnancy, rape,
domestic violence, etc., are on the increase or
are terrible behaviors in our society. I can
easily stop my life mission to reduce these ills
by saying, "these are all signs of the time," or
"It does not make since trying to help because
the Bible says these things will happen in the
last days." If I do this, I will be wrong (Luke
19:11-13). Luke says to "occupy till I come."
Go on living. Go on fighting for truth. Go
on demonstrating moral standards. Go on being
Go on affecting change. That's the duty of the
Note carefully that not everything "God
allows" is blessed of Him and is his
desire. Look at the Children of Israel who,
after observing the neighboring nations,
wanted to be like them. They wanted to have
a king like the other nations. They pleaded
to God to have a king. God said no more
than once. They pleaded and pleaded. So
God gave in (so to speak).
Here is how writer and author, Josh Teis, talks
about it: "They
demanded that Samuel appoint a king over the
nation and in doing so they rejected the
Theocracy of God (1 Samuel 8:7). When
Saul is first introduced we see a man who is
humble, godly, and kingly (9:1-10:16) and it
appears that Israel made the right
decision." The author says that the "Initial
success does not equal long term blessing. .
. Just because God didnít immediately judge
the nation of Israel for rejecting His
authority did not mean there would be no
natural consequences to Israelís
What's my point? God's "allowance" (during
this time of theocracy) for His people to have a
King was not equivalent to his endorsement to
have one, even though he helped them out of a
scrape many times.
Please, dear friends, this principle is
applicable to our own nation regarding our
politics or social ills. It is my view that
crime can decrease. The murder rate can go
down. Do not sit back and do nothing because "it
is a sign of the end." We will be setting our
own traps. Let us demand justice. Let us
demand fairness for everyone. Let us be social
and spiritual activists now!