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Letter: Not worthy of Christians’ support

By Rick Hauser, Battle Ground
Published: June 15, 2024, 6:00am

I want to add my “amen” to Dan DeWeese’s June 8 letter about Christian support for Donald Trump.

I have been a Christian since college, over 50 years. I have read every word of the Bible, and countless Christian commentaries. And I don’t find anything in them that allows believers to make a ‘deal with the devil’ for the sake of their own protection. I differ only slightly with Mr. DeWeese. As a lawyer, I think that Mr. Trump’s New York conviction will eventually be overturned. But I would add his obvious desire for retribution against those who don’t support him as another fundamental difference between him and Jesus.

Christians are called to do one thing: to spread the Gospel, in part by living it. We are invited to joyfully share in Jesus’ sufferings (Romans 8:17-18). Instead, I risk being accused of being a ‘Trumper’ whenever I talk about the saving work of Christ.

It’s too bad. Some of Trump’s policies are worth having. For example, he was essentially right about the southern border. But, it’s not worth betraying my soul.

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