DONALD TRUMP: ‘Do you think I came to bring peace? No, I tell you, but division’

By J. Stewart Cook

There is one other person who walked this earth who made the same statement. This man, whom no one is worthy to unfasten the strap of his sandal, was Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who became the central figure of Christianity. Christians believe him to be the Son of God and the awaited Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Old Testament.Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus Christ existed historically.

Is it at all possible, consciously or not, that Donald Trump is living according to Christ’s statement?

Jesus never sought to be “politically correct.” Nor did Donald Trump. Christ refused to say what people wanted to hear, but what was true. He did not adapt to all people; he expected people to adapt to the “Truth.”

He further added…”Do you think I came to bring peace? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against one another, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

I cannot help but see similarities between Christ and Donald Trump. Not in the “Divine” but in the “human” context. Although people have stated that Donald Trump lies, he also speaks the truth. Perhaps it’s is for convenient sake that he both lies and tells the truth. “Scripture shows us very clearly how Jesus divides people. Jesus confronts us with the truth. He is “the truth” (John 14:6). We have to respond. The way we respond divides us. We can either accept the truth or reject it. If we try to ignore it, that is a form of rejection.”

“As well, when Jesus ministered on earth he had some who followed him, and some who sought to kill him and eventually had him crucified. Today, also, he has some who follow him and some who seek to destroy his influence.” Does this not resemble the world of Donald Trump?

Like Christ’s confrontation of exposing the “Truth,” once elected President, Donald Trump confronted the American people with what he believed was the cause of the fall of America. “With respect to Jesus Christ, men had to react to this confrontation. Their reaction divided them into two groups, those who accepted Jesus and those who rejected him. It was not unusual then, and is not unusual today, to have different members of the same family be in different groups.” It is without question that this has happened under the Presidency of Donald Trump.

Jesus said, “He who is not with me is against me” (Matthew 12:30). Wouldn’t these words reflect the manner in which Donald Trump sees the American people?

So here we are at the “crux of the matter.” Donald Trump’s most important workings have been to “expose” the “wrongs” committed in the American political world. The so-called elites (or the establishment) have ruled America in a self-centred manner taking the electorate for granted. Over time the truth (“Truth”) eroded and virtually vanished under certain circumstances. Donald Trump (including the American people) had no idea of the magnitude of this erosion. He opened the “doors of Haydes” and could no longer close them. What was revealed was beyond belief for many, including Trump. It was time to expose the “crookedness” and return to the people of America the original “clean slate” they had once given politicians to rule in an open and honest manner.

It would seem, that it may be beyond Donald Trump’s ability to “confront” these issues and reach resolution. It would further seem, that he is desperately trying to find the necessary solutions but does not have full grasp. Exposing the “wrongdoings” of people is easy, correcting them is a true challenge.

Looking at the present conflict in Charlottesville we watched how President Trump lay blame for the  violence on “both sides.” WHY? Politically speaking, he did not want to loose the support of either group (be they supporters or not). There is no doubt that each side had their respective faults, but this was a much “BIGGER” picture than faults. This demonstration was the culmination of the many years of “suppression” that finally “blew the lid off” the many wrongdoings in America that were never dealt with by the successive Presidential leaders.

There is absolutely no need to list all the “societal failings” that have occurred over the many decades. One needs to move forward, bring the list to the table, acknowledge the failings, openly discuss the wrongs within society, do so respectfully and embrace the resolutions so all can live in peace.

In the most ironic way, there is a leader in the USA that has exposed the many wrongs of society. There are people who believe that he may be the cause of some of these wrongs! However, he is not able to correct them without the help of his people. DO NOT CLOSE THE DOOR ON HIM YET. As much as people may like or dislike him, the wrongs facing America MUST be dealt with now. Waiting for another leader may be too late.

Perhaps there is greater “depth” to the phrase “Make America Great Again.” It’s not about the physical, nor the material, it’s about the spiritual, the body, the soul. America once held dearly to the “good” qualities that defined a human being. Unfortunately, the spirit has been deeply tarnished. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. And never forget the official motto of the United States of America…”In God We Trust.