On one of the social media channels I follow someone posted one of those positive memes about Donald Trump. Here’s the text from the picture…
“Two days after the 9/11 attack real DonaldTrump was at Ground Zero with hundreds of workers that he paid out of his own pocket to help find and identify victims. This was long before he was even thinking of
running for POTUS.”
And the person who shared the picture said, “This is who DJT really is…a good man.”
I enjoy positive memes as much as the next guy.
But I decided to not let that comment just sit there. Because it’s not true. And not just because I say so.
So, here’s what I replied to that comment and meme…
“He did a decent thing. But to call him a ‘good man’ is a stretch.” And I shared this link from the Bible. https://biblia.com/books/nkjv/Lk18.19
But I didn’t realize I was up against a Biblical scholar. So, it surprised me (not really) when that person replied to my comment with…
“I have read the Bible cover to cover and understand doctrine. If I were to only speak strictly according to biblical terms, to call a baby innocent would be wrong as well. Are you a good man? In human terms probably, but in biblical terms no. So does that mean no one should ever refer to you as a good person???”
Bammo! They got me. Yep, I totally forgot that “human terms” always trump (pun accidentally intended) “biblical terms.”
So, here’s what I, naturally, had to reply…
“I guess I misunderstood Jesus. What did He mean when He said that?”
Because I don’t want to misquote or misunderstand Jesus, the Creator, if at all humanly possible. So, maybe my version of the Bible isn’t clear when Jesus says, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.”
Do you have a Bible? If so, could you look up Luke 18:19 and tell me what it says in your version? Because if I’ve been reading and quoting from a bad interpretation, I need to know. So, if I got it all wrong, I can share one of those positive memes posthaste.
And even though I’m not there yet
I’m hopeful I’ll get better yet.
And every challenge, every trial
Can push my life a country mile.
I’ll go because I’ve chosen to.
Put faith and trust in you know Who. ☝
And this is how I’m well equipped,
I have His trusty manuscript.
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