Reformed Theology A personal on depth (Reformed) reflection regarding the Trump V. Athletes drama  Calvinism

A personal on depth (Reformed) reflection regarding the Trump V. Athletes drama

Reformed Theology A personal on depth (Reformed) reflection regarding the Trump V. Athletes drama  Calvinism
A personal on depth (Reformed) reflection regarding the Trump V. Athletes drama

The problem with these interpretations of the scenarios, is that none are coming from one specific biblical perspective. Namely, having no respect of persons.

Trumps words and actions are frequently ill mannered and offensive. But this is not something that was hidden before he became president. His actions reflect upon his character, not upon the position he holds, against which, no evidence has been brought to light.

Likewise, the position he holds demands respect (Romans 12 & 13). A position which affords the person holding it a level of protection from his personal follies, so long as they are not criminal or detrimental to the position.

The true source of the friction, then, is THAT a person of Trump's character is in that position. It causes friction because hee was voted into office. How did he make it that far? Because no one of biblical conviction was willing to take the gloves off, yet "We, the people" of faith needed a hedge against the blatant railroading of what we saw as damaging agendas.

This is a direct assault against the people offended in support of these agendas. Unwilling to speak against their fan base, athletes have been attacking Trump as the figure head of the people who voted him in. The way they are doing it, however, is more shameful than their target.

When athletes disrespect the flag and or nation, and yes, even the position of President, they are attacking the system that allowed Trump to be elected. They are using free speech to oppress free speech of people they disagree with.

Solution? Hold all parties directly involved, Trump and athletes alike, accountable for their actions; regardless of their positions; up to the level their positions allow.

Will Trump continue the way he does if he would be found in contempt for the reverence for his position? Will athletes continue to kneel if they start to be held to the same statues of flag burning? Obama wanted civil penalties for enciting "civil unrest", why are they not afraid of the same?

The problem with these interpretations of the scenarios, is that none are coming from one specific biblical perspective. Namely, having no respect of persons.Trumps words and actions are frequently ill mannered and offensive. But this is not something that was hidden before he became president. His actions reflect upon his character, not upon the position he holds, against which, no evidence has been brought to light.Likewise, the position he holds demands respect (Romans 12 & 13). A position which affords the person holding it a level of protection from his personal follies, so long as they are not criminal or detrimental to the position.The true source of the friction, then, is THAT a person of Trump’s character is in that position. It causes friction because hee was voted into office. How did he make it that far? Because no one of biblical conviction was willing to take the gloves off, yet “We, the people” of faith needed a hedge against the blatant railroading of what we saw as damaging agendas.This is a direct assault against the people offended in support of these agendas. Unwilling to speak against their fan base, athletes have been attacking Trump as the figure head of the people who voted him in. The way they are doing it, however, is more shameful than their target.When athletes disrespect the flag and or nation, and yes, even the position of President, they are attacking the system that allowed Trump to be elected. They are using free speech to oppress free speech of people they disagree with.Solution? Hold all parties directly involved, Trump and athletes alike, accountable for their actions; regardless of their positions; up to the level their positions allow.Will Trump continue the way he does if he would be found in contempt for the reverence for his position? Will athletes continue to kneel if they start to be held to the same statues of flag burning? Obama wanted civil penalties for enciting “civil unrest”, why are they not afraid of the same?
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