LETTER # 16

DONALD TRUMP, CHRISTIANITY, AND THE LOVE OF MONEY

LETTERS FROM
UNDER THE ALTAR

"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
"And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)

CHRIST DRIVING THE MONEY CHANGERS FROM THE TEMPLE

TRUMP: A MONEY CHANGER
IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD

"FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL"

(1 Timothy 6:10)

"And he made a whip and drove the money changers out of the temple..." (cf. John 2:14-16)



Christians have sold themselves out to the rich – to people like Donald TRUMP.


To "old-line" evangelical Christians it would seem biblically evident that no rich man such as Donald TRUMP could ever have any useful function in bringing revival to the church; they would have had no trouble in agreeing with James the apostle when he warned Christians to beware of the rich, "Do not rich men oppress you?" he asked rhetorically. Are they not the ones who "... draw you before the judgment seats (ie., the debt collectors)?" Are they not the ones who "... condemn and kill the just ...?" (James 2:6; 5:4-6).

Sadly, however, that's no longer the case. The leaders of today's church have sold themselves out to the rich: they have made "common cause" with them; and what a shameful and odious alliance this is.

Money has become the opiate of American Christians – a drug that seems to deaden even the most sincere Christian's sense of "right and wrong."

Money is a powerful opiate; a narcotic that unfailingly seems to deaden even the sincerest person's sense of right and wrong - and, unfortunately, Christians are no exception to this rule. This is precisely what has happened with the leadership of today's evangelical church; their sense of the plain teaching of the Scriptures regarding money has been deadened by their alliance with the rich - people who care little or nothing for the essentials of the Christian faith and who are governed solely by their lust for money, and their need to control the church and "keep it in bounds."

One sees the result of this loathsome bargain everywhere throughout the church - the fawning adulation of the Hunt Brothers at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas; the sniveling veneration of the Rockefellers by Cam Townsend, founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators; the cringing deference exhibited by WYAM towards its bevy of rich contributors - the list is endless. And it's not just at these lofty levels that this disgusting exhibition can be seen, it occurs every week in countless churches throughout the country by pastors who have been reduced to whimpering supplicants at the feet of their rich parishioners. The shame! the disgrace! the dishonor of it all. [Please see our article, "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]

The Word of God speaks of money as "the mammon of unrighteousness" (Luke 16:9) - something which invariably leads away from God. And it goes onto say,

"... the love of money is the root of ALL evil ..." (1 Tim. 6:10)

What's that say about Donald Trump, whose ardent love for money is well-known? 

Jesus said: "Do not store up treasure on earth where moth and vermin destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasure in heaven where moth and vermin do not destroy and where thieves do not steal. FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO." (Matthew 6:19-21)

And in accordance with this saying, Jesus told the rich man who wanted to serve Him:

"Go sell ALL that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me." Matthew 19:21)


The fact of TRUMP'S love for money rips away his mask as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus saw money as standing in opposition to the Kingdom of God; to rely on it was antithetical to that kingdom, and He refused to allow His disciples to depend on it:

"Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
"Carry neither purse, nor scrip (i.e., money), nor shoes: and salute no man by the way." (Luke 10:3-4)

To Jesus, money was a corrupting influence which defiled those who touched it, which contaminated those who depended on it, which perverted those who relied on it, and which polluted those who based their calculations and manner of living on it.

In the Scriptures, MONEY AND GOD ARE JUSTAPOSED AGAINST EACH OTHER: ONE EITHER SERVES THE GOD OF MONEY OR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. It's for this reason that the Bible says:

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve (both) God and mammon (ie., money)." [Mat. 6:19-24]

"Ye cannot serve (both) God
and mammon (ie., money)..."


A rich man trying to enter the Kingdom of God.

And if any doubt remains as to Christ's regard for the rich (ie., the TRUMP'S of this world), Jesus said:

"... IT IS EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO GO THROUGH THE EYE OF A [SEWING] NEEDLE, THAN FOR A RICH MAN [ie., a man like TRUMP] TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD." (Matt. 19:24)

The Bible warns us that -

"... THEY THAT WILL BE RICH FALL INTO TEMPTATION AND A SNARE, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, WHICH DROWN MEN IN DESTRUCTION AND PERDITION." (I Tim. 6:9)

The rich: drowning in destruction and perdition. [Christian theology defines perdition as a state of eternal punishment and damnation.]

Nonetheless, it appears that evangelical Christians are choosing as their standard bearer in the election of 2016 a man who not only possesses vast wealth, but brags about it. [Please see our article, "Capitalism and Christianity."]

And be clear here, Christians are flocking to Trump because they see in him more than just another Republican candidate like Mitt Romney, John McCain or Bob Dole, but someone who will lead the nation back to "Christ and the church." TRUMP – A rich man who boasts openly about his love of money (ie., mammon) leading the nation back to God? Hardly!!! – or do you doubt Jesus when he said, "You cannot serve both God and money. (Mat. 6:19-24) [Please our article, "The Rich Have Seized Control of the Church."]

And it's not just the Bible that warns us about the character of those who possess great wealth. Honoré de Balzac wrote:

"Behind every great fortune is a great crime."

Then there is Professor C. Wright Mills of Columbia University who writes concerning people like TRUMP:

"The pursuit of the moneyed-life is ... (the rich's) commanding value, in relation to which the influence of other values has declined, so ... (that they have) easily become morally ruthless in its pursuit ..."

"(They have) narrowed the meaning of 'success' to big money and in these terms condemn failure as the chief vice, raising money to the plane of absolute value."  

The utter blindness of Christians insofar as the danger of wealth and – ipso facto - the TRUMP phenomenon is concerned is breath-taking; the fact that TRUMP exults in his wealth; the fact that he luxuriates in it; the fact that the pursuit of wealth has defined him as a person goes right past them. [Please see our article, "The Elites, Money and the End of Days."]

Christians are blind to verses like John 5:19:

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses [ie., to those to whom they are supposedly betrothed], know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." (John 5:19)

Secularists like Jonathon Merritt are astonished at the blindness of Christians to their own Scriptures, and to the TRUMP phenomenon which stands in juxtaposition to them; he writes in the Atlantic Magazine:

"Donald TRUMP is immodest, arrogant, foul-mouthed, money-obsessed, thrice-married, and until recently, pro-choice. By conventional standards, evangelical Christians should despise him. Yet somehow, the Manhattan billionaire has attracted their support.

"According to the most recent polls, TRUMP is one of the top picks for president among evangelical Christians. One Washington Post poll even had him as the group's favorite by a margin of six points. His first major rally in the Bible-Belt fortress town of Mobile, Alabama, drew an estimated 18,000 attendees. And on September 28, prominent televangelist Paula White will reportedly lead a delegation of evangelical leaders to meet with the mogul in Trump Tower. [See our "13th Letter from under the Altar."]

"'Why do they love me'? TRUMP replied when asked about the trend. 'You'll have to ask them. But they do. They do love me'."

Christians have been bamboozled by TRUMP - and because of their support, in less than a year now, he will be the "KING OF BABYLON" and the "end of the age" will begin with the Christian community in tow. God help us all for allowing this to occur!! [Please see Chapter XI of the New Antipas Papers, "AntiChrist: King of Babylon."]


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WE URGE YOU TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THOSE IN THE CHURCH WHO WANT THE CHURCH TO SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT.

SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE DECEPTION THAT SUCH FALSE PROPHETS AS BILL HAMON, KENNETH AND GLORIA COPELAND, RYAN LASTRANGE, JOHN ECKHARDT, SHAWN BOLZ, DARREL DEVILLE, PAULA WHITE, DAVID JEREMIAH, JAN CROUCH, DARREL SCOTT AND THE DECEPTION THAT CHARISMA MAGAZINE AND MANY OTHER CHRISTIAN LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE PURVEYING. [Again, see our "13th Letter from under the Altar."]

TAKE AS YOUR EXAMPLE THE WHITE ROSE SOCIETY

The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.

THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL, IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??

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"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

"And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)

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