Some of Trumps Quotes

Do words matter? Before you scold me, I freely admit I am publishing the quotes I disagree with the most and do realize he has many good quotes. However, the following quotes can be seen often in the things he does or has done. This is our President and the way he thinks.

 

“Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser.”
― Donald J. Trump

“You know, it really doesn`t matter what (the media) write as long as you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
― Donald J. Trump

“Everything in life is luck.”
― Donald J. Trump

“I know words. I have the best words.”
― Donald J. Trump

“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s good to be expected.”
― Donald J. Trump

“My motto is: Always get even. When somebody screws you, screw them back in spades.”
― Donald J. Trump, Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life

“The point is that if you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.”
― Donald J. Trump, Trump: The Art of the Deal

“Rules are meant to be broken.”
― Donald J. Trump, Midas Touch

“The best thing I know about me, is that I’m rich”
― Donald J. Trump

“The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”
― Donald J. Trump

“The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves. but they can get very excited by those who do. That is why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest, the greatest and the most spectacular.”
― Donald J. Trump, Trump: The Art of the Deal

“I have a billion dollars”
― Donald J. Trump, Trump 101: The Way to Success

“Marriage is a contract unlike any other contract in life. You marry for love. But your signature on the marriage certificate is all about rights, duties, and property. It’s a legally binding contract that knows nothing of love. If the love dies, all you have left is a resentful ex-spouse and the marriage certificate. There’s nothing more terrible than an ex-spouse with a ten-ton axe to grind, and no agreement on how your common property is to be divided. It usually leads to all-out war that is more vicious than any legal battle in business and could easily lead to your financial and emotional ruin. Always get a prenup. It’s just too risky not to.”
― Donald J. Trump, Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life

“I have a very simple rule when it comes to management: hire the best people from your competitors, pay them more than they were earning, and give them bonuses and incentives based on their performance. That’s how you build a first-class operation.”
― Donald J. Trump, Trump: The Art of the Deal

“Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.”
― Donald J. Trump

“I was especially carefree [in the early-mid 1970s]. I had a comfortable little studio apartment in Third Avenue in the city, and I maintained a lifestyle that was fairly commonplace then but that now, in an age when people are worried about dying from sex, is hard to even imagine. I didn’t drink or take drugs; as far as stimulants go, I’ve yet to have my first cup of coffee. But I was out four or five nights a week, usually with a different woman each time, and I was enjoying myself immensely.” (“Trump: Surviving at the Top”)

Book of Revelation Understood

Before the book of Revelation can be understood there are certain things that come to mind that makes it much easier to understand.

Some of the book is in symbols while some is not. It is not the symbol that is important but what the symbol teaches. As an example, are the horses real horses? Probably not but the teaching sure is real.

In my view the main theme of the book must be understood if we are to grasp the purpose of the book. What is the main theme? The main subject of the book? As God told John what to write, the main theme or subject of the book is declared immediately in the first two verses:

 

1 ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Revelation chapter 1.

More specifically the first 5 words stands out:

1 ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Notice it does not say the Revelations of Jesus Christ. The word Revelation is singular not plural. Though the book has many things to tell us there is one main subject and that subject is the revelation of Jesus Christ. In other words the book reveals Jesus perhaps like we have never seen before.

Let me explain:

Prior to the book of Revelation we came to know Jesus as the Lamb of God. The one who came to Save us from our sins. The book of Revelation completes the picture of who Jesus is. Yes, Jesus is meek, lowly and full of love. But He is much more than that. He also is the judge and when He comes again he will come in vengeance to judge the world and rule with an iron hand. The book of Revelation completes the picture of who Jesus is.

By understanding who Jesus is, the book of Revelation becomes much easier to understand. Jesus offers Grace but when Grace is rejected then vengeance is Gods method of making things right. That is why God says, “vengeance is mine saith the lord.” Romans 12:19

The first three chapters deals with the church both past and present. Seven churches God points out. Most have bad qualities but not all. When Jesus said He would build His church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail, it seems He was indicating those churches that were good churches could not be stopped.

I hear folk say they can not find a good church but the fact is they do exist. In my view good churches are scattered all over America and the world.

A good church can be determined by proper beliefs and proper practices. It is not good enough to believe correctly if they do not put the beliefs into practice. All Christians are flawed yet we are told to love the brethren. All people are not brethren or Gods children. In order to become a brethren it takes being born into Gods family by being born again. If you do not see the difference you have a big problem. Yes, we are to love everyone but we are supposed to have a special love for those who share our belief in the Saviour.

Next there is a special blessing to those who read, understand and obey what the book of Revelation teaches. For this reason alone the book of Revelation should be dear to the heart of every believer.

¶ Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3

Beyond the special blessing God had Paul write:

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.11 Timothy 3:16-17

If these two verses are applicable they certainly are when it comes to the book of Revelation. To be confused and bogged down in the book of Revelation simply means you do not know all there is to know about the Saviour.

When we read and study the first three chapters concerning the church please understand the church is people. Study slowly what God says about the 7 churches to learn who you are as a Christian. Are you lukewarm? Do you believe every thing every church says? I hope not because us saying something does not make it so. Look the word “SAY” up in your concordance in both the book of Revelation and the book of James and we see that just saying something does not make it true.

We can say we are Saved but saying so does not make it so. A religion may say they pray in the name of Jesus but if they do not believe Jesus is God in the flesh they are NOT praying in the name of Jesus.

From chapter 4 of the book of Revelation to almost the end of the book we learn just how severe Gods judgment is on all of mankind who have rejected the Saviour. God judges each nation. God is love but He is also a God of wrath.

By studying and understanding all these things the book of Revelation stands out as a precious Jewel in Gods book. Read it, understand it and obey it. Read it as it applies to you as an individual. NOT simply as it applies to the world.

If you have never feared God this is a book that should put the fear of God in us. Someone says, “Only God can judge me.”  That my friend should scare us the death.

If you are a Christian and have been forgiven realize that God is a serious God and should not be taken lightly. More later as I recall…….

 

 

Almost Ended Up in Hell

Working the midnight shift while my wife worked evenings and after I put my three children to bed I would watch TV. Clicking through the channels I came across Billy Graham preaching in a crusade. I was fascinated as I listened. Each night I would watch and listen and it became personal.

One night while driving to work I poured my soul out to God. Don’t remember the exact words but two things I clearly remember. I was a failure. A sinner of sinners. No way had I lived up to what God expected of me. Not knowing what to believe any more, I decided and said, from now on I was going to believe everything Jesus the Christ ever said. I trusted Him and Him only.

I had an immediate problem. I really did not know much of what He ever said. Never owning a Bible and certainly never reading one I was in a quandary. However I truly meant what I had said to God and had a deep desire to find out everything Jesus ever said.

Having been brought up Roman Catholic with 12 years of Catholic religious schooling I was as ignorant as one could be about Jesus. I had married a Methodist girl and remembered she had a Bible. Being a die hard Catholic who perfectly fit the mold of “once a Catholic, always a Catholic,” I decided to find her Bible. I remember when we were first married and I saw her Bible I was not pleased because it was not Catholic but a King James Bible.

After my wife went to work I hunted and found her Bible. Reading every chance I could get, I was amazed. So much different than the things I had been taught in school. But guess what? I believed what I was reading. When I decided to believe everything Jesus ever said, for me, it excluded everything else. Suddenly without realizing it, I was no longer a Catholic.

Now having a desire to attend church I was baffled as where to go. My younger sister who had been a nun left the Catholic church and though I had prior made fun of her and often criticized, I called her on the phone and told her I had an experience that caused me to want to attend a church somewhere. I had no idea where she went but she invited me to her church. What kind of church is it, I asked? A Baptist church she replied. Quickly I told her I was not going to become a Baptist. Just come Sunday and check it out she said.

Thinking about it, with no other church service in mind I asked my wife to go with me to church that Sunday.

My wife, 3 kids and I went to the Baptist church. I had become so in love with the Bible I was ready to strike out at any false teaching. Now here is what happened:

As I walked into the church I was completely shocked. Why? Everyone was carrying a Bible. I had never seen this before and as I had said earlier, I had never owned a Bible. I guess my wife and I were the only ones attending who were not carrying a Bible. I was hooked from the start.

More than that, the Preacher had no fancy robe on. After singing some congregational songs the Preacher stood in the Pulpit and Preached the Bible. Stunned does not adequately describe my reaction.

Walking out of church the Preacher was shaking folks hands and pulled me aside. Somehow I knew he was up to no good. Can I come visit you during the week he said? What was my smart alec reply?  Yes, but I’m not going to become a Baptist.

Thursday evening came and up walks the Preacher with a Deacon at his side. I was ready for them. The preacher ask me to tell how I came to Christ. I explained but again reminded him that my loyalty was now to Christ and I was not going to become a Baptist.

Though I had never studied the doctrine of baptism and was baptized as a baby, I had a deep desire to be baptized now that I had become a believer. I told the Preacher the only reason I agreed for him to visit me is I wanted to ask if he would baptize me.

That Sunday I was baptized along with my wife.

The night I came to Christ I knew very little. I had no idea I had got born again and was now headed on the road leading to Heaven. All these things I learned later as I studied my Bible and was taught in church.

As I began to grow as a Christian I had many shaky moments. I was 28 years of age and worked in the furnace department of a steel foundry. I remember as I was shoveling sand into the furnace I told God the I believed Him. And if I did not mean it enough the night I came to Christ I wanted Him to know that I mean it now.

Am I a Baptist now? Yes, ever since the first time I walked inside a Baptist church. My younger brother is my Pastor and the story of my brother is a miracle in itself and perhaps some day soon I will tell the story.

A few days ago I read a post that went something like this. What is one thing you will regret when this life is over? Quickly I answered. Not being nearly as good a Christian as I should have been.

Often at church we sing the song Amazing Grace by John Newton. One quote by Newton sticks forever in my mind. Nearing death Newton said: “My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.”

Oh my that is so true of this poor sinner. A sinner for sure but a forgiven sinner. Not because I am a good person. Not because I am not as bad as some. But only because I came to Christ. He get ALL the credit. I get none. He is the Saviour, the ONLY Saviour.

Now I beg you. If you have never yet come to Christ, do it now. Never will you regret doing so. He is a wonderful Saviour and I recommend Him Highly. More later as I recall…….

Humor

In class one day, Mr. Johnson pulled Johnny over to his desk after a test, and said, “Johnny I have a feeling that you have been cheating on your tests.” Johnny was astounded and asked Mr. Johnson to prove it. “Well, said Mr. Johnson, I was looking over your test and the question was, ‘Who was our first president?’, and the little girl that sits next to you, Mary, put ‘George Washington,’ and so did you.”

“So, everyone knows that he was the first president.”

“Well, just wait a minute,” said Mr. Johnson. “The next question was, ‘Who freed the slaves?’ Mary put Abraham Lincoln and so did you.”

“Well, I read the history book last night and I remembered that,” said Johnny.

“Wait, wait,” said Mr. Johnson. The next question was, ‘Who was president during the Louisiana Purchase?’ Mary put ‘I don’t know,’ and you put, ‘Me neither’.”

Treating People With Respect

Jesus turned over the money tables, took a whip and drove them out of the temple. He said of the Pharisees and Sadducees,   “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?.” Jesus was not kind nor did he show them respect.

Paul said: “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;”  Titus 1:13

Nathan the prophet pointed his finger in the face of David and accused him of adultery and murder.

On and on we can go through the Bible and see that we are not always told to be nice or that we should always show respect.

Our country is in the mess it is in because Christians have decided to remain silent and permit evil to prosper. Perhaps not the only issue but a huge one. Be nice to evil? No thank you. Not speak out concerning wrongs done by our government? No thank you, I will not be silent.

I have a dog named Sam. Sam will attack any one who he does not know and enters my house uninvited. Sam is my protector yet he is the most loving dog I have ever had. John Calvin rightly said: “A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.”

Yes personally we are turn our other cheek when attacked. However we are not to turn our head when truth is attacked.

Seems we have wishy washy lukewarm Christians as the majority. The Bible is interpreted according to feelings rather that what it clearly says.More later as I recall…….

A Memorial

God is for us having Memorials. They are all through the Bible. They are a testimony of some important event. A grave marker is a memorial to someone. When we travel to Washington D.C. we find that many of our founding Fathers have memorials in honor of what they did. Lincoln, one of our best Presidents has a huge one in his honor for the purpose of us remembering.

Joshua chapter 4 gives us an example:

1 ¶ And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,
2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.
4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:
6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

You see, God wants us to remember. God want us to tell others. This all is from the evening preaching by my Pastor at the church I attend.

We should tell others of how God has blessed us. Tell people how wonderful our God is. Tell folk about the circumstances that pointed us to Christ. How our life changed after we became a child of God. Of course if you do not have a close relationship with God you probably have little to say. If not it should be a wakeup call to each one of us. More later as I recall…….

Who Has Pride Is Not In Gods Favor

Muhammad Ali claimed to be the greatest. The world ate it up. Ali ditched Christianity to become a Muslim and was a draft dodger. America made a hero out of him. Why? Because the world in general is the enemy of God.

Trump claims to be the greatest.

When a singer sings well the fans will often bow in adulation.

 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:16
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. Psalm 10:2
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Proverbs 8:13
¶ When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
¶ Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. Proverbs 13:10
¶ Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 16:5
¶ Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Provebs 16:18
The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Obadia 1:3

16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Proverbs chapter 6

John Newton the man who wrote “Amazing Grace” wrote in his last year of life:

“My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.”

One must empty themselves of pride to come to that conclusion. Not giving my opinion here but instead quoting the Bible over and over as to what God says about pride. God Hates pride in a person. More later as I recall…….

Reformed Churches

No matter how you cut the cake when we are talking about the church we are talking about people. Unless you mean the creed, constitution or the physical structure. The church is people. The church is local people gathering together as a unit. A Biblical church is one that believes the Bible and endeavors to practices such.

Some churches call themselves reformed. What did they reform? Their creed? Beliefs? Their practice?

The Bible talks much about regeneration but I don’t recall chapters or verses pointing to reformation.

Years ago the United States had what was called reform schools.  A reform school was a penal institution, generally for teenagers. Even back then the answer was never reformation but instead regeneration.

A Biblical church should be filled with those who believe the Bible. The ONLY way this can be done is for the members to be born again. Not reformed, born again. When a person becomes part of and joins the church they should be able to present a clear testimony as to repenting and coming to Christ.

I would much rather call a church a Bible believing church than a reformed church.

After all is this not the purpose of the church? A group of Bible believers that gather together for the purpose of following the Saviour and the Bible? Is this not the main thing, the main purpose? Reforming a creed Saves no one. Why? Because a creed Saves no one. Jesus the Christ is the Saviour and Him only. Jesus the Christ and the Bible should be the only guideline and focus.

We should major on the major not something that merely sounds good. More later as I recall…….