See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the traditions of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. Colossians 2:8 (NASB)
Today is “Super Tuesday.” Ten states will choose a candidate to represent their party in the general election in November. This vote is as important as that one. A spirit of deception has come over America. It’s almost unbelievable to realize that the two front runners are friends whose core values are almost identical—that not that long ago they were espousing almost identical rhetoric, but now, suddenly, people are buying the lie that one of them has done a complete flip-flop and now believes the total opposite of what he was formerly saying. And of course he’s holding up a Bible and quoting (or misquoting) scripture to convince people he holds to their values. Look at their lives, folks! That’s the evidence you need to determine what they believe! Actions do speak louder than words! Lord, please lift the scales from our eyes!
What are the traditions of men? Maybe in this case it’s the idea that “success breeds success.” Mr. Trump calls himself a “winner”. I guess the men he’s defrauded in his bankruptcies are the “losers” because they trusted him to hold of his end of his “deals”. He knows how to manipulate people to get what he wants. He’s proud of that! The Bible teaches to “buy truth and do not sell it.” (Proverbs 23:23) The truth doesn’t change with whatever group you’re speaking to. At least with Hillary Clinton, I know where she stands and that she has no intention of wavering from her deceptions. Her transparency as a liar would be almost hilarious if so many people weren’t buying it. The trouble with Trump is that people believe he’s the only alternative to beat her. But even if that were true, what have you gained—another liar just like her, only much better at it!
The elementary principles of the world are the elements of creation, earth, moon, stars, etc. At least as far as I know, no one in this race is into horoscopes like Nancy Reagan was. Trump claims to be a Christian but couldn’t recite one verse. There was an old adage—Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing! Not everyone who claims the Name of Christ knows Him. Mr. Obama claimed to be a Christian in both his elections! Yet he opposes any restrictions on abortion, (and makes you pay for it!) legalized gay marriage, and basically made standing up for your Christian faith a criminal offense. All these, Trump says are now the “law of the land” and he would NOT change them! So how is he a conservative!!! People, WAKE UP! Drop the scales from your eyes! See the TRUTH and let the TRUTH set you free!