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by Dr. Bobby E. Mills, PhD
Hell is both a spiritual-mental state of being as well as a physical place, because: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee” (Proverbs 23:7). America, know this, President Trump’s heart, mind, and eternal being (soul) is not with America regardless of race, color or creed. Trump is for Trump, because he wants to be deified and glorified, now and forever more. Thus “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imagination, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1: 20-22). Sadly, Trump, Christian Right Evangelicals, GOP Politicians and Trump Loyalists have taken America to the other side of midnight, the place of no return. This is why God in Holy Scriptures from the writing of Apostle Paul declared: “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12: 1-2). It is apparent even to causal foreign observers that America is in a hellish state of being. Moreover, it is obvious to the casual observer that Christian Right Evangelicals never knew the above scriptural verse or have forgotten it altogether. Therefore, just like the voice of John the Baptist it seems as though many Christian Americans are crying, repent, repent, repent and follow Jesus, not Donald J. Trump. America, individuals and nations will reap what they sow, therefore: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). America, you know what you have sown, and allowed to be sown in the name of democracy by the most ungodly, morally-corrupt, divisive President in the stellar history of the nation-state. Question: is White Privilege worth the destruction of a great nation?
The spiritual/physical avalanche is coming, and once an avalanche starts, it must run its course, because it is impossible to stop it. Hence, everything will be caught-up in a whirlwind of destruction, sorrow, mayhem, and death. This is why the Bible raises this profound spiritual-moral-question: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8: 36-37). Christian Right Evangelicals is “White Privilege” worth more than your soul (s)? A spiritual word to the wise is sufficient: which is more important your worldly materialistic desires and feelings, or God’s spiritual purposes for your life and your eternal soul’s salvation?
President Trump represents a lying virus of the tongue, and a lying virus is far more deadly than any known biological viruses. America needs to spiritually understand this: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18: 21). President Trump has told over 16,000 public lies and counting that is propelling America to the eternal bonfire: hell and destruction. Lest we forget a mind is a terrible thing to waste because this is why the Apostle St. Paul wrote this spiritual admonishment: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2: 5). It appears as though Christian Right Evangelicals, GOP Elected Officials, and Trump Cronies have lost their ungodly-minds for the materialistic desire to maintain “white-privilege”: something for nothing. God did this for us; that is, made America a spiritual beacon of hope (example) for a sin-sick-world. Look where Christian Right Evangelicals, GOP Elected Officials, and Trump Loyalists have led us: to the spiritual dark side of midnight and America has become the most pathetic, laughable country of the world. America, have we forgotten what God has done for us and his grace and mercy been given to us in vain because: “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5: 8). Now, Trump Loyalists stop and cease telling boldface lies: run and tell that on the mountain tops, in the valleys, and everywhere!!! America your silence is sinful consent. Therefore, let’s cease glorifying a man even though we can acknowledge his good deeds, if there be any in him, because only God is eternal and should be glorified because: “Man that is born of a woman is of a few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not” (Job 14: 1-2). Christian Right Evangelicals and GOP elected officials there should be joy in public service, and above all, humility like that of Jesus Christ: For “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2: 1-4)….”Do all without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain” (Philippians 2: 14-16).
America, there is still hope in Jesus Christ; even in the midst of non-spiritual-moral leadership confusion in all high places. God is a just God, and “He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again” (Job 12: 23). Job permitted the devil to spiritually test, but Job declared: “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all of this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly” (Job 1: 21-22). The Holy Spirit frees us from sin. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8: 1-4). Nothing can separate us from the Love of God. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8: 38-39). God is a God of Love, Justice and Mercy. Therefore, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” (Psalms 1: 1). Selah!
Dr. Bobby E. Mills received his Bachelors of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and his PhD in sociology from Syracuse University. He is a retired college professor and is the author of several books, including: Lost Nation and Sermons for Christ-like (Christian) Living.