Rebuttal to Christ, Trump and Christianity

WILLIAM C. DINCHER

Williamsport

A recent letter complained of Christians ignoring Matthew 18.

He cites this chapter in the Gospel of Matthew as sufficient reason to call for the president’s impeachment. He makes two huge mistakes exposing his ignorance of the Gospel and the Constitution.

The writer is citing scripture out of context, a dangerous and often devious thing.

The scripture cited has not lessons on how to treat children, but lessons against religious ambition and pride, the sin of scandal, and God’s ultimate plan for all.

The writer left out Verse 3, “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” and verse 4, “”Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Verse 6 speaks to leading believers into sin and apostasy. The child here is a believer in Jesus. Verse 14 speaks not to physical death but to spiritual death. God’s plan is that all of “these little ones” may have spiritual life.

The Constitution, in Article VI, forbids a religious test for office holders, “but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

It is but reasonable that there can be no religious test to remove an office holder.

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