Last weekend the buzz was about Donald Trump’s comments on John McCain. Now this weekend it will be about his threat to go 3rd party. I think that there is some purposeful exaggeration and out of context reporting and analysis.
I have not decided on which candidate that I will support so this is not an endorsement of Trump. I might choose to support him so I’m not bashing him here either.
I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with the John McCain comments, so I watched the video of the 30 minute conversation with Frank Luntz . I don’t think that Trump is getting a fair deal on the McCain comments. I have not listened to the specifics on the 3rd party discussion. I have a feeling that also is being inflated.
There was a discussion about another matter in which it appears that Trump does have a big problem – a really big problem. The good news is that there is a simple solution to his big problem.
After the conversation about John McCain, Luntz asked Trump if he had ever asked for God’s forgiveness. Trump said that he is Protestant. He went on to say that he is Presbyterian. He said that the late Norman Vincent Peale was his pastor and he praised Peale.
Luntz again asked if Trump had asked for God’s forgiveness.
Trump said that he tried to do his best and didn’t really think of things in that way. He said that he guess he asked forgiveness when he had the cup of juice and ate the cracker each week.
Donald Trump is a smart businessman. The audience consisted of evangelical Christians. He could have easily given an answer that was politically acceptable and the audience would have cheered. He did not.
Donald Trump appeared to be uncomfortable with the question about asking forgiveness. He said that he tried to do his best and to fix problems when he made a mistake. He appeared to be unable or unwilling to say that he had asked God for forgiveness.
I am not writing to bash Donald Trump. I am writing to offer a deal. He may have a hard time with this deal because negotiating the deal is how he sees everything. This deal is not like that.
I don’t know if I will ever have the opportunity to meet Mr. Trump in person. Maybe someone in his inner circle will pass this message on to him. Maybe one of his fellow candidates on the road will talk with him about this. Whether it is this or someone else talking to him, Mr. Trump cannot ignore this offer.
At the funeral of President Richard Nixon, Billy Graham referred to death as the great equalizer. Donald, one day your heart will beat its last beat and you will take your last breath. You will step into eternity. Your position, possessions, power, and personalities with whom you associate will mean nothing.
There is only one thing that will matter and that is your relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6 – NASB)
You wrote the book on making the deal so take a look at this one. Jesus makes His offer – the pathway to truth and life. Then He narrows it down – He has the only key. You deal with Him or there is no deal. I’m sure that you can see that.
I’m sure that you want life. Now it’s time to negotiate. Nobody negotiates better than you. Jesus is the only way and He has life. What do you have to do to get Him to give it to you? The answer is really very simple. It is as simple as ABC.
A – Admit that you are a sinner. You have a need that you cannot meet. You have nothing to offer. You wrote the book on making the deal. Here’s the deal. The deal has already been made for you and you did not do anything and cannot do anything to buy it, trade for it, earn it, or negotiate it.
B- Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 – NASB)
C – Confess which is simply to agree with God. The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9 – NASB)
You must come to place of recognizing that you are coming to the negotiating table absolutely, totally, completely, empty handed. You have zero bargaining position.
The good news is that you don’t need to bargain. You just need to accept. You often talk of how America has sorry negotiators. This is not about you negotiating anything. It is about simply accepting.
I do not stand here to judge you. You could have given that crowd an answer that you thought they wanted to hear – but you didn’t. It appeared that you were honest and straight forward in your answer. That is a good sign.
Donald, imagine Jesus Christ standing before you and offering you eternal life. The reality is that is what He is doing. He asks you to simply acknowledge that you need it (A- Admit), believe that He is the only one who can give it to you, (B – Believe), and agree with Him and close the deal. (C- Confess)
What will you do? I urge you, beg you, exhort you, plead with you – accept. One day, your heart will beat its last beat and you will take your last breath. Nothing else will matter then.
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