10 October 2016

Let Me Ask You a Question

Donald Trump is a wrecking ball to America's political correctness. He speaks the truth in a time when it's not popular or "correct" to do so. His message rubs many people the wrong way - but the the clouds have already gathered on the horizon, and the storm is nearly upon us.
We're near the breaking point in the economy, with a level of debt never before experienced in this country. The population is divided and angry, in moods not seen since the 1850s, right before the War Between the States. Our enemies see the cracks in our foundation, and they're rejoicing.
Trump is just a man, with all of man's faults, but let me ask you this: how do you know that God hasn't raised him up for such a time as this?
Say what you will, but I perceive the hand of God in all this.


threecollie said...

I find I simply don't care about the "scandals" they keep coming up with. I grew up with only brothers, both fine, classy men today, but in earlier days I heard plenty that would sound shocking if taped and played today. Boys will be boys and all, especially when they are showing off for others of their gender. And anyone who works with cattle and doesn't use a certain level of "profanity as punctuation" is holier than I and I'm not sure I trust them. "Darn it" just doesn't cover it when three quarters of a ton of beef is standing on your foot.
I never much liked Trump, but at least you can recognize the America in him. He has my vote.

Rev. Paul said...

I couldn't have said it better, ma'am. I went through high school, with plenty of locker-room talk. Then the Navy, then law enforcement and several years as a firefighter. There are things said there which would scandalize any wife or girlfriend who hadn't been paying attention.

Ed Bonderenka said...

He acts like a Nebudchanezer, may he be a Cyrus.

Rev. Paul said...

In the vernacular of our Jewish brethren, "from your mouth to G-d's ears."

drjim said...

Any man who claims he's never talked like that is either a liar, or needs to have his "Man Card" pulled.

Even if they don't use language like that as they get older, I'm pretty sure most men have gone through a "profane period", even if it was just to impress their peers, or trying to act like "One Of The Boys".

Real men can be very rough creatures at times. It's genetic. As the old saying goes, "Men hunt. Women nest", and it can't be denied.

So Trump made some off color comments. Big deal. He's a man. Get over it.

As far as Our Father having a hand in this, well....I just don't know. It's true He does work "In mysterious ways", and He might be giving us one more chance.

I just pray we take it, whether it's His hand showing or not.

Rev. Paul said...

Well said, sir. Well said.

Terry said...

What drjim said.
And thank you for using WBTS instead of the other inaccurate name for the war.
Deo Vindice

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, Terry. My original thought was to use my usual term - the War of Northern Agression - but I try not to deliberately kick the hive, here.

ProudHillbilly said...

I mean, REALLY?! I spent most of my career around field guys who are the most profane, potty mouthed individuals you will ever meet. And they opened doors for me, treated me with curtousy even in the midst of profanities, and usually made sure that my drink glass was never empty. The last characteristic being of dubious worth occasionally. I'd never let my daughter be alone with Bill Clinton - I'd trust her life to those great field guys.

And am I the only one who notices that the same women who demand to be allowed into every environment, including combat, are the same ones who go screaming for their safe spaces the moment any man says something they don't like?

drjim said...

No you're not, PH!

Most of us "conservative" guys see the same things.

And we always open doors for women....

Rev. Paul said...

PH, you're absolutely correct. I open doors for women and the elderly, and they're almost invariably grateful. Almost. The few who object ... well, I ignore them, for the most part. And as Jim said, my observations confirm yours.

Thanks, Jim, for that corroboration. :)

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Reverend Paul, I noted with some interest over the weekend the Internet Poster thingy that said that 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray were sold. I find it some offensive (can I use that word in this context?) that somehow we embrace this sort of thing as entertainment and yet selectively become offended by it. If it is offensive it is always offensive (and, frankly, the film, TV, and music industry would be employing a lot less individuals).

Could it simply be that the bifurcated nature of our political correctness is becoming exposed for the unsustainable manmade god that it is? We have replaced a biblical morality with a manmade one; are we surprised we (once again) find ourselves hoist on our own petard?

Rev. Paul said...

TB - it's a valid comparison, and yes, Americans have been exercising selective indignation for a couple of generations. I recall Paul Harvey talking about, back in the day. It's just worse now than before.

And no, nobody should be surprised by Mankind's ability to display both good and bad traits. Given time, the evil gets stronger, barring Divine intervention. You're spot on.

Fiona said...

Donald Trump is a brash, outspoken and unique individual. He does not tolerate fools. I used to watch Celebrity apprentice...people forget that he donated money to match most of what his celebrity competitors did when they earned money for their charities. He writes his own checks. He would have been a fool not to take advantage of tax loopholes. He was not afraid to say so. When they criticize him for not paying personal income tax they do not mention as an employer he pays employer share of taxes, pension plans, 401 k's, workmans comp and health insurance. He understand business from bankruptcy to solvency and profit. He truly understands why the staggering debt we carry is a crisis of enormous magnitude.
He is not a professional politician but he is most certainly professional. He is in this race for a reason and says a lot of what we need to hear.

I am ranting but we all need to rant a bit now and then.

God Bless all of you.

drjim said...

Thank you, Fiona!

Griz Alaska said...

" Trump is just a man, with all of man's faults, but let me ask you this: how do you know that God hasn't raised him up for such a time as this?
Say what you will, but I perceive the hand of God in all this."

No matter what happens, I do know God is in control.

I was NOT a Trump supporter, even when he first got the nomination.
In my mind set/opinion, he was no different then the money changers in the temple.
Everyone said, Griz, now you have to vote for him. Because we cant let Hillary get elected.
Every time someone asked me, if I decided to vote for him yet. I would say no, and I would tell them, I am still praying about it. Every body including my wife, son and friends were getting upset at me. One of the grand sons called and asked me on the phone. "Papa, my dad wants to know, if you are voting for Trump yet?". I would continue to tell them, that God hasn't given me a answer yet.
Finally,my answer came in mid July. When Trump picked Mike Pence as his running mate. Pence is exactly who I was hoping Trump would pick. As he is a solid Christian Conservative with high morals. He also advocates defunding Planned Parenthood, and restricting abortion rights.

Looking back in biblical history.
We find that almost everyone who became a leader had flaws.
Moses was a poor speaker.
David was a adulterer.
Saul persecuted and killed Christ followers, before he was blinded by a great light on the Damascus road by a resurrected Jesus. And given a new name of Paul,a new purpose, and became one of the most important Apostles.
Yet God called on these people to serve him.

But as mortals, we tend to forget one important thing.

Maybe God has his own plans for Donald Trump/Mike Pence, and this crumbling nation.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

Rob said...

Nothing to add, all well said. The Liberals are running scared at this point. Notice who is missing in all of this...Jesse Jackson and his folks...They are too quite. No pot to stir????

Rev. Paul said...

Fiona, you go right ahead and rant like that anytime you want. :)

Griz, truly it has been said: God doesn't call the qualified; He qualifies the called. He uses broken vessels so that His qualities, His mercy, His goodness can shine through. Thank you.

Rob, when you're in combat and taking fire, you keep your head down unless you want to be a target. If I were Jackson, or Sharpton, or any of their ilk, I'd be keeping my mouth shut, and my face hidden from cameras. Besides, I can't imagine a Pres. Trump putting up with their shenanigans for very long, either.

Guffaw in AZ said...

I hope you are correct...

I think of the 'Hand of God' as maybe a bit more profound.
Like through the Founding Fathers, and later men like Bill W.

But who am I to delineate...?


Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, regardless of the simile used, it's the same thing ... and the same Person. :)