Character Counts

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY DECEMBER 11, 2018

         IF YOU LISTEN TO DEMOCRATS ON THE WEEKEND NEWS SHOWS YOU GET A PREVIEW OF COMING DISTRACTIONS. MEMBERS OF THEIR NEW HOUSE MAJORITY WANT TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP AT LEAST OVER ALLEGATIONS HE ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN SPENDING WHEN HIS LAWYER, MICHAEL COHEN, PAID WOMEN TO STAY QUIET ABOUT HIS ALLEGED AFFAIRS.

         THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT ALL, BUT HERE’S WHAT I’M THINKING. CHARACTER MATTERS. AS PAUL WRITES IN FIRST CORINTHIANS 15:33 - BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER.

         A MAN’S CHARACTER IF IT IS GOOD PROTECTS HIM FROM CERTAIN ALLEGATIONS. AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, WHO FOLLOWS WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED THE BILLY GRAHAM RULE OF NEVER BEING ALONE WITH A WOMAN NOT HIS WIFE. HE HAS NEVER BEEN ACCUSED OF ANYTHING INVOLVING MORAL FAILURE.        

         THE PROBLEM THE PRESIDENT HAS IS HIS LACK OF CHARACTER AND HIS HISTORY WITH WOMEN, SOME OF WHOM HE HAS MARRIED AND SOME NOT. THIS OPENS HIM AND ANYONE ELSE WHO BEHAVES IN SUCH MANNER TO CHARGES THAT SEEM PLAUSABLE. GUARD YOUR HEART THE SCRIPTURES WARN. CHARACTER MUST BE DEVELOPED AND ONE MUST WORK HARD TO PRESERVE IT. I’M CAL THOMAS.