President Trump’s Personality
Another factor that has contributed to our current “perfect storm” is one that most conservatives do not want to recognize. It is President Trumps’s monumental ego. Again, I have warned repeatedly that although President Trump’s policies are in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles and should be applauded and supported, his constant bragging about his wealth, his wisdom and his greatness constitute a danger to himself and the nation because God hates pride. Consider the following scriptures:
Proverbs 16:5 — “Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; assuredly, he will not be unpunished.”
Jeremiah 9:23 — “Thus says the LORD, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches…'”
Isaiah 2:12 — “For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning against everyone who is proud and lofty and against everyone who is lifted up, that he may be abased.”
Proverbs 16:18 — “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.”
Proverbs 26:12 — “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
Matthew 23:12 — “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.”
James 4:6 — “…God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
These are awesome and sobering warnings. Again, God hates pride. We cannot expect Him to bless the prideful person. Remember King Nebuchadnezzar. As he was congratulating himself on his greatness, he was reduced to insanity.
A second personal problem that characterizes President Trump, and which is responsible for much of the hatred and division in our nation today, is his juvenile responses to his critics. Instead of dealing with their criticisms, he attacks them personally in tweets that are often crude, rude and even vulgar.
One of God’s modern-day prophetic voices is Albert Mohler, Jr., the President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He recently spoke to the problem of President Trump’s personality. In June, in an interview with The New Yorker magazine, Mohler called Trump “a huge embarrassment” to Evangelicals because of his “misbehavior” and the “glaring deficiencies in his private and public character.” Nonetheless, Mohler said he was going to vote for the President because “the alternative is unthinkable.”
One favorable thing about Trump, in addition to his conservative values, is that he has kept his word concerning the political promises he made in 2016. In fact, I think it would be very difficult to find any President who has been as faithful to his promises. We have become so accustomed to politicians lying about what they will do if elected, that it is particularly refreshing to find one who actually means what he says.
In the fourth and last part of this look at the “perfect storm” bearing down on America, we will examine how destruction is coming at our foundations.