Condemn or Pray For Trump?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 28, 2017

         I AM A NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST AND A COMMENTATOR. I AM ALSO – FIRST AND FOREMOST – A FOLLOWER OF JESUS OF NAZARETH. THE TWO ARE NOT CONTRADICTORY.

         AS A COLUMNIST I COMMENT ON PUBLIC POLICIES AND PRIVATE MORALS. AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS I TRY NOT TO CONDEMN PEOPLE. THE DIFFERENCE CAN BE A FINE LINE AT TIMES AND I ADMIT I DON’T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT, BUT I TRY.

         JOHN 3:17 SAYS JESUS DIDN’T ENTER THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED.

         DO I – SHOULD YOU IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF HIM – BE KNOWN FOR CONDEMNING OTHERS, OR SHOULD WE BE KNOWN BECAUSE WE PRAY FOR OTHERS?

         SOME FELLOW BELIEVERS ARE URGING ME TO CONDEMN PRESIDENT TRUMP. I CAN CRITICIZE POLICIES AND LANGUAGE I MAY NOT LIKE, BUT I REFUSE TO CONDEMN HIM. I AM PRAYING FOR HIM THAT GOD WILL MAKE OF HIM WHAT GOD WANTS. ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY BELONG TO THE FATHER AND HE PUTS PEOPLE IN POWER FOR HIS PURPOSES – FROM SAUL, TO CLINTON, OBAMA, BUSH AND TRUMP. ANYONE DISAGREE? IF NOT, PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENT. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.