ABS survey: ’53 percent . . believe politicians would be more effective if they read the Bible on a regular basis’

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump


The American Bible Society released the results of a new survey:

March 30, 2016

In the 2016 State of the Bible: The Bible and Politics released March 30, American Bible Society found that 51 percent of American adults surveyed think politics would be more civil if politicians read the Bible on a daily basis.

In addition, 53 percent of those surveyed believe politicians would be more effective if they read the Bible on a regular basis.

“Americans still believe the Bible has the power to improve the most uncertain or tumultuous of life’s challenges – even politics – when God’s Word is allowed to influence them,” said Andrew Hood, director of communications of American Bible Society.

“At American Bible Society, we see the transforming power of Scripture everyday, from broken families being restored to men and women overcoming trauma to teens being released from addiction. http://ecumenicalnews.com/article/bible-can-help-rid-us-of-nastiness-in-politics-survey-results-suggest/41606.htm

All countries would be better off if their leaders would read the Bible and at least seriously try to govern based on its principles.

The current front-runners for the USA presidency, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, do not respect the teachings of the Bible.

Presuming that one of them actually does win and become the USA’s president, let’s consider how the Bible views some of their positions.

Hillary Clinton professes to be a Christian as a United Methodist church member.

Yet, Hillary Clinton is now, and long has been, pro-abortion. She is a major vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood and considers that the legalization of abortion in the USA is a very important ‘right.’ The right to kill the unborn innocent. And she has repeatedly promoted her views on this for years. The Bible says:

19 So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD (Deuteronomy 21:9).

37 They even sacrificed their sons
And their daughters to demons,
38 And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with blood. (Psalm 106:37-38)

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-19)

7 Their feet run to evil,
And they make haste to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
Wasting and destruction are in their paths.
8 The way of peace they have not known,
And there is no justice in their ways;
They have made themselves crooked paths;
Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. (Isaiah 59:7-8)

You might be telling yourself, so what? You do not endorse nor promote abortion, and if Hillary Clinton does, this will not affect you if you live in the USA. Innocent blood pollutes the land. Furthermore, consider that God’s word records that a leader filled his land “with innocent blood, which the Lord would not pardon” (2 Kings 24:4). Because of that, God had the King of Babylon and others to destroy (2 Kings 24:1-4). The Bible tells of a coming end time daughter of Babylon, and its leader will destroy the USA according to Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:39).

It should also be noted that the USA went from being the world’s largest creditor nation to debtor nation from the time that it began to ‘legalize’ abortion in some states. Hillary Clinton has repeatedly backed spending proposals that have increased the debt of the USA. The Bible foretells destruction coming to a highly indebted people in the end times (Habakkuk 2:2-8).

Hillary Clinton is also a big promoter of the LGBT agenda. So much so, it was one of the four listed priorities she had when she was US Secretary of State. The Bible warns that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their sexual immorality and going after ‘strange flesh’ and were to be examples for us now (Jude 7, 2 Peter 2:6). Yet, Hillary Clinton, who professes Christianity as a Methodist, pushes for homosexuality and other abominations that the Bible warns against. This will not end well for the USA.

As a professed Presbyterian, Donald Trump claims to be a Christian:

July 18, 2015

(CNN) Donald Trump talked about his Christian faith Saturday, but said he’s never sought forgiveness for his sins. …

“People are so shocked when they find … out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church and I love God and I love my church,” he said.

Moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions.

“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.”

Trump said that while he hasn’t asked God for forgiveness, he does participate in Holy Communion. http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/18/politics/trump-has-never-sought-forgiveness/

The Bible says that Christians are to repent (Acts 2:38), examine themselves before taking the bread and wine (1 Corinthians 11:27-29), and are to confess their sins so God will forgive them, but Donald Trump apparently does not really believe in things like that.

Donald Trump has been married three times and broke up with his first wife because he was having an adulterous affair (like Ashley Madison promoted, watch Ashley Madison: Your Sins Will Find You Out), with the woman who later became his second wife. The Bible teaches against adultery, including in the New Testament (see The Ten Commandments and the Early Church).

It should be clear to all who claim to believe the Bible that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump are actually Christian.

Now, at least for the Republican nomination process, Donald Trump claims to be anti-abortion and is not a strident promoter of the LGBT agenda. Yet, on that last point, notice the following:

Of the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, he said: “I would have preferred states, you know, making the decision and I let that be known. But they made the decision. … So, at a certain point you have to be realistic about it.” Gregory T. Angelo, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans (a pro-LGBT organization), described Trump as “one of the best, if not the best, pro-gay Republican candidates to ever run for the presidency.” (Political positions of Donald Trump. Wikipedia, viewed 02/21/16)

Consider also that Donald Trump has built casinos and owns strip clubs (consider Gambling and Sin: Is it a Sin for Christians to Gamble?). His current wife is a former model, who, let’s say, did not always practice biblical standards of modesty from what I read about her (consider also Pornography: A scourge on society). Notice also the following:

January 18, 2016

John Stemberger, president of Florida Family Action, said in a statement Monday. “Trump is a thrice married owner of casinos with strip clubs and would give us the first ‘First Lady’ who has proudly posed in the nude while supporting gay marriage and funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer money.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-so-many-evangelicals-have-faith-in-donald-trump/2016/01/18/636ce386-bdfd-11e5-83d4-42e3bceea902_story.html

You may think that none of that affects you if you live in the USA and he becomes President. But consider the following:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton profess to be wise, but approve of sexual immortality and other sins that God says lead to death. This does not bode well for the USA should either become its president.

At his “Make America Great Again” website a while back, when I clicked on Donald Trump’s “Positions,” there were the following five:

  1. US-China Trade Reform
  2. Veteran’s Affairs Reform
  3. Tax Reform
  4. Second Amendment Rights
  5. Immigration Reform

There was nothing about issues like stopping the homosexual agenda. Without national repentance the USA is doomed.

Donald Trump has also made a variety of public statements, in his campaign and prior, which many believe are not factually accurate.

Donald Trump’s direct, but often bombastic style, appeals to many who are concerned about their safety. He keeps saying he is a man of action as he has repeatedly blasted current US President Barack Obama and others for not taking what he feels are appropriate actions against Islamic terrorism.

Notice also the following:

“Before I came here, I saw, on the news, a family decimated … their daughter torn apart by illegal immigrants. Many gang members, these rough guys, are illegal immigrants. We have to stop this … I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively, I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

— Trump Announcement Speech

Is the ‘wall’ the answer? While it would help with illegal immigration from the southern USA border, a wall will not protect the USA. Actually, the Bible prophesies that the time will come when the walls will be overcome:

47 “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you. 49 The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. 51 And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you.

52 “They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the Lord your God has given you. 53 You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. (Deuteronomy 28:47-54)

For decades I have believed that Mexico would likely be part of a force that would takeover the USA. Not that Mexico would do this on its own, but that it would in conjunction with a coordinated attack by the Europeans on the USA–an attack that the Bible says will be successful and eliminate the USA (Daniel 11:39). Donald Trump will not stop that.

The USA needs national repentance and neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton apparently believe that or many things that the Bible teaches. This does not bode well for the USA.

Despite what many think, people often will go for a ‘strongman’ in times of crisis. Donald Trump has portrayed that better to the Republican party supporters, thus far, than any other candidate.

Should he actually become President of the United States, his flamboyance and brashness are bound to offend the Europeans, and ultimately that will not turn out well for the USA (cf. Lamentations 1:1-2; Daniel 11:39).

Notice that the Bible teaches:

19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19-20)

Yet, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are reported to be vindictive. Donald Trump’s willingness to lash out is well known. Hillary Clinton’s vindictiveness has been the cause of one or more scandal investigations. Both also have reputations of not being trustworthy. Bearing false witness is a violation of one of the Ten Commandments (see also The Ten Commandments and the Early Church).

As many readers are aware, I have a book related to Hillary Clinton titled: Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States. It mentions many of her scandals and gives 20 reasons why she is apocalyptic.

Well the subtitle of Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States asks “What About Republican Leaders?” which I again thought about today because of Donald Trump. Here is some of what my book says about Republicans:

8. Immorality, Republican Leaders, and Prophecy

As a non-partisan it is sometimes difficult to write certain parts of this book as some are bound to believe that I am intentionally taking a partisan stance. I am not. I am not a Republican nor a Democrat nor part of any political party. Nor do I consider myself an independent. My views would be that of a biblical Christian who holds to original Christian beliefs.

Let me start out here by saying that not everything that Hillary Clinton will do is good, and not all that she will do will be bad. The same goes for Republican, Democratic, and other political leaders.

Sexual and Other Immorality

While a few Republican leaders have taken some steps against it, most are going along with the increased acceptance of sexual immorality, including various aspects of the homosexual agenda. Some directly approve it and others tacitly do so. …

Conservatives Not Winning the Cultural Wars

Will Republicans fix all these issues? Notice an observation about the November 4, 2014 election:

Could Republican’s win big on Election Day and still be behind the ball in the grand scheme of things? Mark Steyn seems to think so. …

Anyway, Republicans did win big on November 4, 2014, but the moral direction of the U.S.A. is not looking like it has since shifted to a biblical direction. …

Some ways in which some Republican may differ from Hillary Clinton (as well as some other successor to Hillary Clinton) could include the amount of defense spending cuts, the amount of debt, the amount of regulations, and how Europe and the Middle East are treated. But even if they make the more biblically moral choices, it will be too little, too late. That will be the case under any U.S.A. leader without real national repentance.

The reality is that a future U.S.A. president will likely, at least partially, offend the Europeans once they are strong enough to support the destruction of the U.S.A. (even though the Europeans will, for a while, think that this is not their intent or plan per Isaiah 10:5-11). (Thiel B. Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States. Nazarene Books, pp. 84,88,89,96)

Donald Trump is not promising to reverse the moral decline in the USA. He is mainly promising economic prosperity, security, and better jobs.

Should Donald Trump actually become President of the USA, I plan to write about book about him and prophecy. Should he win, look for him to make outrageous comments that will offend certain Europeans. Look for him to take steps that will result in the Europeans better arming themselves. Look for him to make statements related to trade that the Europeans will not like.

Contrary to his campaign slogan, Donald Trump will NOT make “America great again.” Nor will Hillary Clinton.

America was made great from blessings that God gave to Abraham and his descendants, specifically promises made to Israel’s son Joseph’s son Manasseh (see Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

Notice also the following scriptures:

12 As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

Irrespective of who becomes the next president, by virtue of timing, that leader will be in a sense, apocalyptic. Meaning that steps will be taken that will lead to the end of the USA by the next president.

The presidential candidates do not seem to realize the national identity of the USA according to the Bible (see Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel), that God has a 6,000 year plan, and that national repentance is needed or the USA is doomed (Habakkuk 2:6-8; Daniel 11:39).

Time is running out for the USA. We are getting closer to the end of the 6,000 years that God is allowing humans to rule themselves, prior to the return of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the millennial reign (see Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? and Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism?). This is something that none of the presidential candidates has discussed publicly as far as I can tell.

And the end of the USA will come (cf. Daniel 11:39) whether they believe it or not.

As far as making America great again, the USA truly needs national repentance, which is something that neither “the Donald” or Hillary Clinton have truly called for.

The USA needs the Kingdom of God.

Pray (Matthew 6:10; 1 Timothy 2:1-3).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president/prime minister? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand. A video of related interest is available titled: Should Christians Vote?
Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading. Here is a link in Mandarin Chinese: 读圣经 Here is a link in the Spanish language: Lea la Biblia.
How to Study the Bible David Jon Hill wrote this initially and Dr. Thiel added scriptures, tips, and suggestions to it. A 2015 sermon is available and is also titled How to Study the Bible.
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There are also two YouTube videos related to this, titled Transgender ‘Woe to those who call evil good’ and Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change? A related video sermon is titled: What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? A related sermons is titled: Pornography, False Comfort, and False Religion. Here a shorter YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Gambling and Sin: Is it a Sin for Christians to Gamble?
What does the Bible reveal? A related video is Gambling: A Covetous Sin?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2023 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up? Here is a link to the article in Spanish: ¿Tiene Dios un plan de 6,000 años?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2016, 2017, or 2018? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives. A shorter video is: Can the Great Tribulation Start in 2016?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings. A related sermon is titled: Christians and the Ten Commandments.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
WTO/TTIP and the Babylonian Beast Will international trade agreements like WTO/TTIP/CETA lead to the fulfillment of end time prophecies concerning the Babylonian Beast power that the Book of Revelation warns against? What does the Bible teach? A related video would be WTO Trade Deal and the Rise of the European Beast Power.
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill? Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic? Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist? A video of related interest is titled Hillary Clinton and Bible Prophecy.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Women and the New Testament Church What roles did women play in the ministry of Jesus and the apostles? Did Jesus and the Apostle Paul violate Jewish traditions regarding their dealings with women? Do women have any biblical limitations on their role in the Church? Were there female prophets? Do women have any special responsibilities in terms of how they dress? What does the New Testament really teach about women? Here is a related sermon titled: New Testament Women.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Donald Trump in Prophecy Prophecy, Donald Trump? Are there prophecies that Donald Trump may fulfill?  Are there any prophecies that he has already helped fulfill?  Could a Donald Trump presidency be apocalyptic?  A related video is titled Could Donald Trump be Apocalyptic?
Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a 188 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Hillary Clinton and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also discusses Republicans. The physical book can be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Hillary Clinton Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Hopi, and other America-Related Prophecies? $11.99.
Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version of the 188 page print edition is available for only US$3.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Amazon Kindle edition.

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