Valerie wrote:He didn't say "with those whom he identifies"- did he?
I'm not aware that he's used that wording, but that is the overall impression that I get from his rhetoric. I suppose we could take some time to examine his voluminous, well-documented statements of the last couple of years, but I'm afraid we'd each end up seeing in them what we already think is there.
Valerie wrote:With the Anabaptist view of separation of Church and State, I'm not sure why you expect the emperor to follow Jesus?
I believe that Trump should separate himself from the state and commit himself fully to the church—or rather, to the Head of the church. It is God who expects everyone to follow Jesus; that is why He will judge those who do not (Matt. 7:21–27).
Valerie wrote:However- President Trump does show signs of changing
This is the opposite of what I've been hearing, which is that Trump is actually doing the things that he said he would do all along. If he changes, he will do things that are different from the things he said would do. He will either change and break his campaign promises, or not change and keep them.
Valerie wrote:I appreciate the kindness of the signs by the Christian protestors- BUT it pits them against our elected leader who is trying to protect the nation he was voted in to protect- so really it is causing more division.
As I've said, I am very uneasy with the idea of even appearing to join protests, signs-and-marching style. I must add that what both you and I have said applies equally to Right to Life protests.
Valerie wrote:A kingdom divided against itself, will come to ruin
Yes, which is just another reason it is imperative to not belong to that
I really appreciate your emphasis on prayer for our government. That's something I need to grow in.