Voting for Trump is Unbiblical

Dan Mall
Dan Mall
Oct 9, 2016 · 2 min read

…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:

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.

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