by Ted Weiland
[E]xamine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)
As well-intentioned as President Trump may be, it should be abundantly clear that without allegiance to Yahweh’s1exclusive sovereignty2 and His moral law3 as government and society’s standard,4 his achievements for a better America will be severely limited. Trump’s victories will ultimately be overshadowed by the harm the nation suffers via his policies based upon man-made traditions.
Letting Trump speak for himself
Donald Trump: “At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.”
Bedrock allegiance to the United States of America: What about total allegiance to Yahweh as God, King, Judge, and Lawgiver?5 Of course, Trump was not about to swear allegiance to Yahweh and thus His law as supreme, especially after having just sworn allegiance to We the People6 and the biblically seditious Constitution as supreme.7
The alleged bedrock to which Trump referred is anything but rock:
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27)
The house known as the Constitutional Republic was not built upon the rock of Yahweh’s word, but instead upon the ever-shifting sands of humanistic Enlightenment and Masonic traditions.8 The day is, therefore, approaching when the Republic’s cup of iniquity will be full9 and God’s longsuffering exhausted. At that time, the Republic will be subject to His judgment. Like all nations before her built on sand, she will cease to exist. The question that remains is whether that generation’s Christians will be prepared to build upon her ruins. If not, another ungodly government will fill the void until finally a future generation of our posterity are prepared to erect a government and society upon Yahweh’s righteousness as expressed in His triune moral law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments).10
It’s evident from his own words that Trump has rejected the only bedrock that can again make America a righteous nation, which is the only thing that can again make her great. It is therefore incumbent upon this generation of Christians to cease promoting Trump’s biblically incompatible politics and do everything in their power to help prepare for that future generation of Christians to do it right(eous) the next time.11
DT: “When you open your heart to Patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.”
No room for prejudice: It’s true. When one finds himself under the spell of patriotism (one of the most potent propaganda tools of all time), there’s no room for prejudice—except as defined by the object or focus of your patriotism.
There are no vacuums when it comes to prejudice: some people like apples and dislike bananas and other like bananas and dislike apples. Some people are opposed to heterosexuality and some are opposed to homosexuality. Some people prefer to slaughter infants in their mothers’ wombs while others are intent on protecting them.
Everyone’s prejudiced. In fact, everyone’s a bigot,12 a word derived from the German phrase bī got, meaning “by God.” Consequently, what you’re bigoted for or against depends on your god and the ethics of that god. Beware! Trump has all-but proclaimed We the People his god. Consequently, there’s no telling what all constitutes his patriotism and prejudices. However, you can be sure his definition of patriotism will dictate his prejudices. Or, his prejudices—as determined by his moral standard—will dictate his patriotism.
DT: “The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”
God’s people: This is Trump’s only reference to the Bible in his inaugural speech and it’s used improperly. It’s taken from Psalm 133:1 and doesn’t say “God’s people” but instead “brethren.”
Trump used the term “God’s people” to imply all Americans—regardless their religion or sexual orientation—to promote his idea of patriotism. Neither are all Americans God’s people nor are they all brethren. In fact, quite the contrary. In Matthew 7:13-14,13 Christ informs us the majority at any given time are in the broad way leading to destruction. God’s Word is clear in its distinction between those on the narrow path and those on the broad way—that is, between brethren and non-brethren. He also has stringent and consequential restrictions on relationships between the two:
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist…. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine [such as Rabbi Marvin Hier who led a prayer at Trump’s inauguration], receive him not into your [personal, State, White, Senate, or] house [of Representatives], neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:7-11)
Most of those to whom Trump referred to as “God’s people” are non-brethren. Consequently, to have unqualified unity with such people is to find ourselves complicit in their sins:
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
This begins with our individual interpersonal relationships. How much more so government? The consequences are much more far-reaching when those governing the nation are unequally yoked with unbelievers.
DT: “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable….”
A united America is an unstoppable America: At this point in Trump’s speech, I didn’t hear Cyrus, but rather Nimrod giving the same speech at the Tower of Babel. Listen and see if you too don’t hear echoes from the Tower.
DT: “When America is united, America is totally unstoppable…. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow.
“A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.”
When united, America cannot fail: Cyrus or Nimrod?
Regardless how united America may be under a Trump presidency, only Yahweh determines what constitutes greatness, and only He can make America great again, as determined by America’s surrender to Him and His moral standard as the supreme law of the land.
The fact is, America is anything but united. She’s probably more divided and splintered than at any time in her history, including during the Northern War of Aggression. And the divides in America are only widening under polarizing President Trump. If you believe Christ, you already know how impossible it is for Trump to make America great again:
[E]very kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. (Matthew 12:25)
The United States Constitutional Republic began and continues as a divided house. Nothing’s going to change under today’s Nimrod, who’s promising a return to the same man-made traditions that are responsible for America’s present volatile state of affairs.
A future Cyrus, or better yet a David
Might President Trump yet prove to be a modern-day Cyrus, or better yet a King David totally committed to leading the nation back to Yahweh and His moral standard? I hope so, and we need to pray for him to that end.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
Just a month into his presidency, Trump has delivered some Cyrus accomplishments. However, it must not be overlooked that even if Trump proves himself more of a Cyrus than a Nimrod, but still doesn’t become a David, all the good he accomplishes can just as easily be undone by a future President and Congress. This demonstrates the incredible volatility of the Constitutional Republic.
As contrasted with Yahweh’s immutable moral law as the standard for government and society, there’s no enduring continuity in such capricious traditions. They provide a never-ending cycle that invariably will send America over the precipice. Alleged conservative Presidents like Trump periodically keep other alleged conservatives happy just long enough to keep them from searching for the real solutions for society’s woes.
America needs more than just a Cyrus. She needs a David who will look to Yahweh as sovereign and His law as supreme. In order for Trump to be a David, he’ll need to give another inaugural speech that includes something akin to the following:
“Today marks the beginning of a return to what made America great: Our 17th-century Christian Colonial roots when they formed governments of, by, and for God established upon His immutable moral law, as contrasted with the humanistic government of, by, and for the people based upon capricious Enlightenment and Masonic traditions, responsible for America’s fall into degradation and disrepair.
“I, therefore, Donald J. Trump, renounce my oath to support and defend the biblically seditious Constitution of the United States Republic, and in its place I now look to Yahweh God of the Bible as the only sovereign per 1 Timothy 6:15, His son as my Savior per John 14:6, and, in turn, I swear to uphold only His moral law as the supreme law of the land per Psalm 19:7-11.
“May America bless God again!”
The great opportunity presented by President Trump
It is not my intent with this series of articles to bash President Trump, but instead to make the most of the great opportunity he presents for waking up God’s people. I fully anticipated Trump would win over Hillary for the simple reason that he provides a much greater opportunity for awakening people than she ever could.
Without the kind of repentance I just depicted, Trump will fail to fulfill his promise to make America great again. For those who have put so much faith and hope in him, the opportunity couldn’t be greater to use his failure in demonstrating the superiority of a government established upon Yahweh as king, judge, and lawgiver and His moral law as supreme.14
But we don’t need to wait for Trump to fail. These articles (and my two-part audio series by the same title15) can be used to this end immediately by sending their links to your family and friends. But, whatever you do, do not let this opportunity be squandered. The destiny of America, the state of the kingdom here on earth, and the future of our posterity is at stake.
For the eyes of Yahweh move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His…. (2 Chronicles 16:9)
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:57-58)
Donald J. Trump: Cyrus or Nimrod? Pt. 1 (blog article)
Donald J. Trump: Cyrus or Nimrod? Pt. 2 (blog article)
Donald J. Trump: Cyrus or Nimrod? Pt. 3 (blog article)
Donald J. Trump: Cyrus or Nimrod? Pt. 1 (audio sermon)
Donald J. Trump: Cyrus or Nimrod? Pt. 2 (audio sermon)
1. YHWH, the English transliteration of the Tetragrammaton, is most often pronounced Yahweh. It is the principal Hebrew name of the God of the Bible and was inspired to appear nearly 7,000 times in the Old Testament. Regrettably, it was deleted by the English translators. In obedience to the Third Commandment and the many Scriptures that charge us to proclaim, swear by, praise, extol, call upon, bless, glorify, and hold fast to His name, we have chosen to memorialize His name here in this document and in our lives. For a more thorough explanation concerning important reasons for using the sacred name of God, see “The Third Commandment.”
2. “I charge you in the presence of God … and of Christ Jesus … who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.” (1 Timothy 6:13-15, NASB)
See also series of ten free online books on each of the Ten Commandments and their respective statutes, and judgments, beginning with Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
5. “For Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh is our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king; he will save us.” (Isaiah 33:22)
6. Chapter 3: “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH,” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.
7. Chapter 9: “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land,” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.
9. “And he [Yahweh] said unto Abram, Know of a surety that … the fourth generation [of thy seed] they shall come hither again [to the land of whom the Israelites were to procure, but postponed]: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.” (Genesis 15:13-16)
10. See series of ten free online books on each of the Ten Commandments and their respective statutes, and judgments, beginning with Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
13. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
14. Deuteronomy 4:5-8, Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Psalm 19:7-11, Romans 13:1-7