…appoint elders* in every city as I commanded you — if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop** must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict (Titus 1:5–9,NKJV).
This is the Bible’s directive for any leader. Donald Trump fulfills very little (if any) of this criteria. Let’s tally:
- Not self-willed. “Trump: I consult myself on foreign policy.”
- Not quick-tempered. 600,000 search results for “Donald Trump temper”
- Not violent. “The Time Donald Trump’s Ex-Wife Accused Him of Brutally Raping Her.”
- Not greedy for money. “Donald Trump — ‘I Like Money. I’m Very Greedy. I’m A Greedy Person’.”
- Hospitable. “Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S..”
The list goes on.
How any Bible-believing Christian can consider voting for Trump is baffling to me.
And please don’t conflate a denouncement of Trump for an endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I don’t know much about her policies — something I’ll correct between now and Election Day — but she at least scores higher on this list than he does.
*From the Greek presbyteros, meaning “older man and older woman, who may or may not be official leaders of the church.”
**From the Greek episkopos, meaning “overseer or supervisor.” This word was often used to refer to official titles in civil life.
Originally published at http://danielmall.com/articles/voting-for-trump-is-unbiblical/.