18 thoughts on “This Appears to be an Actual Billboard and it is Blasphemy and Idolatry

  1. I had noted that the billboard had come down in STL, which apparently it did for a bit. According to a local newspaper it’s gone back up at a different location. I have read the comments by the group that put it up and they are not consistent with the plain literal message of the billboard. Clearly they think that Trump is God-sent and is the Word of God in the flesh but argue that it isn’t supposed to invoke the image of Jesus. Harrumph. Double Harrumph.

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  2. James,
    I don’t go to churches where they don’t worship God. Therefore I would not be comfortable at all there.

    As for Pence, it’s not hard to substantiate what I said. It’s right there in front of you, but you choose to ignore it. You’ve chosen a self-centered ideology over that of Christ.

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    • Hello Again Xathos,
      Well, it is somewhat presumptuous to state that the people in my church do not worship God since you don’t even know what is taught, believed, and practiced there. You also might have a totally unorthodox concept of God. I really would have to learn more about your theology in order to comment definitively.

      In the Pence discussion you have twice alleged a self-centered orientation. Can you please define what you mean and give a couple of examples?
      Thanks,
      James

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  3. A pastor friend commented how disappointing it will be if _Trump_ turns out to be the anti-Christ – shouldn’t the guy have a little more grandeur?

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    • Michael,
      Most Bible students in that eschatological camp believe the Anti-Christ will not be from America. Of course, there are other minority views among believers. I won’t get into that battle but do believe that the Anti-Christ will have a stronger veneer of religiosity than President Trump.
      James

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  4. There is so much imagination at work today among so many Christians. There is a lot of imagining that Trump possesses a new character, supposing he is a new creation, though it’s impossible to determine from his uninterrupted history of unchristian speech and twitter posts when the change happened.
    There is a lot of imagination about our country’s history. Just this week a friend who lives the wallbuilders stuff brought up the idea the framers of the constitution were inspired by the makeup of the Trinity when designing the three branches of government.
    There is a grasping at unreal straws that seems absolutely necessary to many Christians for some reason.

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    • Jeff,
      You have a valid point. The fallen nature of man might be redeemed judicially in Christians but experientially we all occasionally let the “old man” of Romans 6 have his way. Accordingly, Christians are fully capable of deluding themselves; but so are secularists, atheists, agnostics, and members of every other religious group. Hopefully Christians do it a bit less frequently, but we don’t have statistics on that one.
      James

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  5. I drove by that billboard yesterday to see it for myself. I’ve heard word that it is down today which is likely a result of a campaign by local religious leaders.

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  6. It’s beyond me. I know Christians who for years evidenced discernment, sound biblical knowledge, and Christian maturity, who now speak of a God led and anointed president. A President who had a dramatic coming to Jesus experience at some undefined moment.
    Indeed the billboard, if a heartfelt and believed expression is ludicrous, but it’s not even the tip of the iceberg.

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      • Comedy works best that has a ring of truth to it.
        Even if this billboard was put up by democrats or Russians to sew more chaos, a remarkable thing is that it would work because it’s not far fetched in today’s situation of Christians assigning all kinds of Godly influence in a man who is so amoral who in many ways holds ideas that are decidedly unchristian.

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      • Dear Xathos,
        That’s a pretty rough list of accusations against Mike Pence, and I think you’d have a difficult time substantiating it with facts.

        As far as you not wanting to be a member of my church, I can understand your sentiments. Although the congregants are very pleasant and welcoming, I don’t think you’d be comfortable there.
        James

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    • Jeff,
      Trump is not running for Sunday School Superintendent. Any believer who thinks Trump is a spiritual man who just needs a little “dressing up” is mistaken. With that being said, his overall agenda for the country is far more Christian than anything the DEMs propose. If you want to see a serious Christian in office, you might want to vote for Mike Pence in 2024.
      James

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      • Mike Pence is just another person advocating a self-centered ideology that calls himself Christian. He promotes bigotry, advocates for an apartheid state (Israel), rejects caring for the poor, rejects health care for those that cannot afford it, is in favor of using state power to discriminate against religions that he does not believe in as well as those who do not belong to any religion, and rejects Christian teachings on aiding those less fortunate such as refugees. In short, it’s not Christianity. It’s something that some people try to pass off as Christianity, but it’s just more of that garbage some evangelicals want to use to make themselves look good.

        If that’s what you call Christianity, then I’m glad I am not a member of your church.

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