Chosen by God: The Man Who Ate Honey, but Pulled Down Pillars

He doesn’t drink wine, he has a tendency to lie, he has a weakness for women and his hair is sort of a big deal. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.

I’m referring to Samson, God’s appointed judge over Israel.

The biblical book of Judges chronicles a 300-year period of the nation of Israel’s history. In this book, we are introduced to a man named Samson.

Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the Lord blessed him. ~ Judges 13:24

Samson was appointed to serve as judge over Israel at a time when the people were absent any consistent, strong or righteous political leadership. The story of Samson takes place before the reign of kings in Israel, and during a time when everyone “did what was right in his own eyes.”

Samson is an interesting character, to say the least. He’s not your traditional Moses or David or Daniel. Moses was “more humble than any man on earth,” David was a “man after [God’s] own heart,” and Daniel was delivered from extreme persecution on a number of occasions because of his unwavering faith toward God.trump-fox-998x624

Samson, on the other hand, often chose the easy route. Whether it be by lying, deceiving or direct disobedience, Samson usually found a way to get what he wanted without acting righteously.

My guess is Samson – who slept with a prostitute and was a womanizer  – probably wasn’t a role model that Israel’s parents told their children to imitate.

So why did God appoint someone like Samson, when at other times he raised up Othniel, the son of Caleb; or Deborah, the prophetess; or Gideon, the general? Surely somebody with qualities more similar to these individuals would have made for a better role model and judge to lead Israel back to God.

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. ~ Isaiah 55:8

To answer that question, we must go back to the very beginning of the story. In Judges 13, an angel of the Lord appears to Samson’s mother. The angel tells Samson’s mother that she will be blessed with a son and that he “shall begin to deliver Israel” from their enemies. (Note: the angel does not say that Samson will deliver Israel from their enemies, but that he will begin the process – this is important).

The angel told Samson’s parents that their son would be a “Nazirite to God from the womb.”

The Nazirite vow was taken by individuals who dedicated themselves to the Lord. The vow prohibited a person from consuming wine or “strong drink,” cutting their hair or coming in contact with a dead body. This means that the Lord was sanctifying Samson for a special purpose.

As a blessing, God endowed Samson with incredible strength. The source of his great strength came from his hair. But while Samson’s strength allowed him to accomplish great feats, it also often led to terrible misery and tragedy in his life.donald-trump-terre-haute-in-ap

On one occasion, Samson was attacked by a lion while traveling with his parents. He used his great strength to overcome and kill the wild beast. Continuing on his journey, he came across a foreign woman who he described as “right in his eyes.” He demanded that his father “get her” for him. His parents were displeased with his request and implored him to choose a righteous woman from among his own people. Samson refused. But the Bible tells us that his parents “did not know that it was of the Lord.” His parents failed to remember that God always has a plan.

God is always in control.

Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes. ~ Judges 14:3

Later, Samson returns to the dead carcass of the lion that he had killed. Starving, Samson noticed that there was a swarm of bees and honey in the body of the lion. The Bible says Samson “scraped the honey into his hands” and went on his way eating. Unfortunately, this means that Samson broke his Nazirite vow by touching a dead body. Samson had sinned against God. It is not recorded that Samson ever asked for forgiveness of this sin – in fact, the Bible tells us that he kept this a secret from his parents.

On another occasion, Samson falls in love with a woman called Delilah. This woman enticed, betrayed and sold Samson into the hands of his enemies. Instead of choosing a woman who would have pleased God and his parents, Samson chose a woman who cared nothing for his well-being. He may have suspected this, because he lied multiple times to her to cover up the source of his great strength. Finally, he became so annoyed with her that he succumbed to the pressure and told her his secret. This was one of Samson’s great failures – and it would ultimately cost him his life.

Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me how you may be bound. ~ Judges 16:13

After being betrayed and sold into the hands of his enemies, Samson would have his eyes gouged out and be forced into hard labor in a foreign land. God’s plan had failed because Samson was the wrong man for the job. He had broken his Nazirite vow, lied on numerous occasions and chosen women who were not pleasing to God. Realizing that the situation was hopeless, and that Samson was a lost cause, God forsook his chosen leader.

Wait… that is how the story ends, right?

Actually, no, it’s not.

I will never leave you and I will never abandon you. ~ Hebrews 13:5

While in captivity, Samson’s hair began to grow again. And as his hair began to grow, he began to regain strength. On a certain day, when his captors were feasting, they called on Samson to amuse themselves.

To them, he was nothing more than a clown; an entertainer.article-frontpage-0616

They chained him between two pillars and “looked on” while Samson entertained them. Samson was humiliated by his enemies, who believed that they had defeated him. They never suspected for a moment that he would be able to avenge himself. But then again, they had not factored in God.

God heard Samson’s plea for help, and He answered him. Samson regained his miraculous strength and used it to bring righteous vengeance upon the enemies of the Lord. With one giant heave, Samson pushed on both of the pillars he was chained to, and collapsed the temple on top of all of his enemies. The number of people he killed that day were more than he had killed in his entire life. As a warrior, that says a lot. Samson died – but he died on God’s terms. He had judged Israel for 20 years.

O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time. ~ Judges 16:28

You see, God has a plan. And His plan is perfect. We have a very narrow view of the world in which we live, and we are often confused why things transpire around us the way that they do. We see something that looks dangerous, and we run. We see someone who looks flawed attempting to ascend to the highest office in the land, and we ridicule them.trump-bible-facebook-640x4801-e1454796773626

We say, “He can’t be president – he’s nothing like Christ!” Or, “He can’t be my child’s role model – he has said nasty things about women! On TV, no less!”

Who said a ruler had to be like Christ? No man is devoid of sin like Jesus was. While others are living better lives, and perhaps obeying the Word of God more faithfully than others, that doesn’t give us the moral high ground, as Christians, to discount a leader’s ability to rule over us. A person’s ability to govern should not be predicated on their religion.

According to Scripture, the kings of ancient Babylon and Persia – Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus – believed in God. One sinned mightily on numerous occasions; the other was “appointed” by God. Both served God’s purpose of preserving His people.

Of course, as disciples of Christ, we should all be striving to appoint leaders who are morally upright and sound in spirit. Our mission in life is to bring sinners to Jesus, so it would be nice to have a righteous ruler who loudly echoed our message. But what about Samson? He turned to the Lord in the closing moments of his life, but where was his godly and spiritual example – as judge over Israel – the other years of his life?

Donald Trump is a sinner.

Donald Trump is not perfect.

Donald Trump is not a great spiritual role model.

Check, check and check. Now let’s look at his policies:

  • Appoint conservative Supreme Court justices
  • Destroy radical Islamic terrorism
  • Secure our country’s borders
  • Restore law and order
  • Negotiate fair trade deals
  • Lower taxes on the middle class
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare
  • Bring back American jobs from overseas
  • Make America energy independent
  • Get rid of political correctness
  • Protect the Second Amendment
  • Balance our federal budget
  • Preserve Social Security
  • Repeal the “Johnson Amendment”
  • Bring education back to the states (abolish Common Core)
  • Take care of American veterans

As voters, we should cast our vote for the individual who is most capable of improving and protecting our country. As Christians, we should be out on the streets spreading the good message to those lost in sin. As we accomplish our task, Lord willing, society will draw closer to God. As society improves, so will our presidential nominees.

Trump will not infringe on our rights to worship and peaceably assemble. Trump will appoint Supreme Court justices “in the mold of Justice Scalia.” As Christians, this should comfort us. And yet, while the Supreme Court does have great authority over the law of the land, Christians should not put all of their faith in mere men. Our faith should be in God.

How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. ~ Hebrews 11:32

In spite of his sins, Samson was given a spot in the “Heroes of Faith” chapter in Hebrews. In this chapter, Samson is listed alongside Abraham, Moses and David. Sadly, you wouldn’t know that Samson had great faith in God by just looking at the life that he lived. Samson was misguided about many things, which is evident by the many mistakes and shortcomings he committed. But no one can take away Samson’s spot in Hebrews 11. The inspired author of Hebrews lists him with the other great heroes of faith for a reason.

Yes, Trump has eaten “honey” – but who’s to say he won’t also pull down “pillars?”

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499 Comments

  1. Zach, I must admit that this article is very well written and thought provoking. Havent really been able to look at Trump from those perspectives yet you make some very good points. Thank you for a great study tool. Sharon

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    1. Sharon go on you tube and watch the 2011 prophecy for donald trump by a fireman.. it will lay it all out to you.. has really helped me with all this madness.. God Bless…

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  2. I am concerned when we use the Word of God to defend our political positions. We are called to be in this world, not of it. The issues you cite as reasons we should vote for Mr. Trump are troubling. The issues are, with some possible exceptions, your political opinions and are not, in my eyes, in any way Biblical. The Bible does not in any way address the Common Core. As a teacher, I agree with you, but my opinion has nothing to do with the source of my salvation. I could go on, but I think my.point has been made.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! Great points.

      Just to clarify, this post is in no way using the Word to defend our political positions. It is simply drawing parallels between a flawed judge over Israel, with a flawed man that is running for president of the United States. I think there are plenty of parallels to be drawn.

      Concerning the issues, I think this paragraph may alleviate any of your concerns:

      “As voters, we should cast our vote for the individual who is most capable of improving and protecting our country. As Christians, we should be out on the streets spreading the good message to those lost in sin. As we accomplish our task, Lord willing, society will draw closer to God. As society improves, so will our presidential nominees.”

      As a voter, these are policies that I believe people can get behind. But I in no way indicate Christians must vote because of these policies. My advice to Christians is listed in the sentence following.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    2. I can’t think of anywhere better to go than the Word of God when deciding for whom we should vote. God promises to direct us if we follow Him and reading scripture is an important part of following him. Prayer of course is of utmost importance, but God reveals His will as we read His word.

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    3. In reply to your wisdom and insight I sense this, hopefully, thought will assist. Jesus said that “I will send the Holy Spirit and through Him you will do greater works than I, and He will guide you to all truth” and He does use humans and not angels to operate here on earth. Hopeful this helps. The alternative is significantly riskier.

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  3. If we don’t vote for Trump, we are in big trouble. He is the only one willing to spend his own money to save America, and stop the corruption in our government.

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    1. Donald Trump is not going to spend his own money to “save” America. He avoided taxes for an EXTENDED period of time, to say the least. What makes you think he’s suddenly going to selflessly shower the country in his riches?

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      1. He already has spent his money, earned by him, not from the corruption of government. He has paid more taxes in his life than over 1000 of most men combined. Either get educated and post accordingly, or best be silent and learn!

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        1. Robert, very accurate response! Too many, have the idea Trump has not put his own money in this election! ! He sure has!! And just because he has used tax credits, he has paid millions in Taxes by creating jobs, ect. People need to use COMMON SENSE if they have any!!!

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      2. 1. Trump has accountants and people who are paid to handle his finances for him. If these people do not find ways to save and invest his money within perfectly legal limits they are not doing their job. 2. Let’s use charity for this example. Say there is a charity doing something noble for a group of people and you wanted to help these people, in fact you were willing to spend lots of money to help these people, however, if you donate, the leaders of the charity will only give .2% to the people (or the cause) you want to help. If you have the money, why not save it and buy out the charity so the money actually goes where it needs to go (helping the people and the cause.) This is the idea your fighting against.

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  4. this message gave me pause to absolutely give my position to vote for mr. Trumpa lot of thought. I do know that no one I mean no one is without sin and MR Trump has shown us that he is able to let us know (God already knows) that he is sinful. I DO BELIEVE THIS BIBLE MESSAGE IS IMPORTANT. THANK YOU FOR PUBLISHING THE WORD IN THIS MANNER.

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    1. I’ve read dozens of pro-Trump comments on this site, many condemning Hillary for being evil with no avowed Christians saying one word about praying for her but many promising to pray for Trump. I wonder if these same writers are part of the majority of evangelicals and GOP congressman who never prayed (that I could discover over the past 8 years) for Obama but instead vowed to never work with him on anything. All the talk herein about God being in charge apparently assumes that God doesn’t have the power to perform miraculous transformations (the kind they want to see) on Obama or the Clintons. Ironically, many Trump supporters praise Trump because they believe he’ll “protect social security,” and he may, while condemning all things “liberal” or within the Democratic party – seemingly forgetting it was the often (now) hated FDR and Democrats (with some GOP help) who gave us Social Security against massive GOP and wealthy elites strenuously opposing it. Trump has refused to say just how he’ll improve on Obamacare after he repeals it, yet most thinking citizens know nothing will insure low health insurance costs as long as insurers like Blue Cross, etc., insist on making 15% or more net profit (all after paying CEOs and managers multi-million dollar salaries). Obamacare had to keep the greedy insurers on board or he could not have got Obamacare passed – the first health care reform that eliminated insurers from declining to insure people with a plethora of “pre-existing conditions” with which you couldn’t ever “shop” for competitive pricing (and because there was, and isn’t, any real competitive pricing unless you get a policy that covers almost nothing except with extremely unaffordable deductibles and co-pays). Health tax-deductible savings accounts, the only thing I recall Trump offering to replace Obamacare other than selling across state lines (North Dakota insurers will magically create doctor and hospital providers in 50 states overnight?) is good if you’re earning say $90,000 or more family income and can itemize deductions, etc. But really, a 2-week ICU stay can cost $100,000 or more. How many years to save enough for any serious family problem, or a problem with several family members?
      Medicare (another GOP hated program they fought against) is the best coverage in America now, unless you’re a CEO or have excellent company insurance. The individual market has always been ever more expensive, and Obamacare or any Trump plan will have to give up letting private insurers set and administrate prices and procedures to ever control costs. Socialism? Sure. That would make health care just like the one program I’ve heard Trump supporters say Trump will absolutely protect – it’s called Social Security.

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  5. For Chris, the teacher who commented earlier; The purpose of Common Core is clearly to move children from an absolute answer for many things toward a systematic questioning of everything in life. We have to have absolutes in life, the bible teaches that sin is sin there is no middle ground. 2+2 =4 is an absolute. Schools who tell parents, ” Do not try to help your children with homework because you will not understand how to do it” are inserting themselves into our children’s life in an alarming way. Common Core teaches the 5 pillars of Islam under the guise of cultural education. Children are required to learn, recite and write the 5 pillars of Islam. The outcry from liberals would be overwhelming if children were forced to learn, recite and write the 10 commandments. Common Core requires sex education as early as elementary school. It also teaches principles that are in direct defiance to the bible. The principles of Common Core are based upon the goal of moving our children toward a global world view and it is meant to prepare children for the acceptance of a one world government. As a former teacher, I am appalled by teachers who blindly accept and teach any and all curriculum given to them in the name of “progress”.

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    1. As a current teacher and a pastor’s wife I agree the Common Core standards and current education mindset have issued but not on the basis you are stating. First of all their is a widely held misunderstanding about what the set of standards per grade actually state. The standards teachers are teaching deal with Reading, Writing, and Math. I teach 3rd grade (elementary school) There is not one thing in my standards that deal with what you are stating as fact in regard to Islam or sex education. I’m sure you taught literary elements (character, plot, setting, conflict, resolution) as a teacher. That is what is taught as well as character motivation, text structure, etc. In non-fiction text main idea, cause and effect, using illustrations to help you understand text. As a former teacher I’m sure you recognize all of these things as they have been taught for decades. In Math my students learn different strategies to understand multiplication and division such as equal groups using manipulatives, number line, using other facts they know to get the answer to facts they don’t know and yes..the ultimate goal of multiplication and division is memorization of facts clearly stated in the Common Core math standards (last performance objective) Those strategies have been used by Marilyn Burns and the NCTM for years as well. What is complicated is how the standards are written (technical language with little examples given to explain each standard or strategy which has led to teachers not implementing the strategies well themselves) I do want change in education and the current mindset mainly in regards to the absolute ridiculous push to test students using technology and questions that even professional adults have trouble answering. The testing craze is absolutely ridiculous. What Bush introduced with NCLB the current administration has out on steroids. The testing, performance based pay system, the requirements to pass a test that is flawed in order to pass a grade. It’s ridiculous and out of control. Now, if you are referring to a hidden agenda that the founders and liberals have to push our schools to a global mindset and other hidden agendas then I would say yes you are probably in to something. The founders are of a liberal mind. But that agenda, if indeed present, is HIDDEN and teachers who are working very hard to educate very diverse classrooms in which “Johnny still can’t read” should not be categorized as blindly following curriculum in the name of progress. What you have stated about Islam and sex education is simply not true. Please read the actual standards being taught in the classroom. As far as an agenda behind it, perhaps there is, but please separate the actual standards as written and the possible hidden agenda.

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      1. Thank you for your clear and thoughtful response which is based on facts. Anyone who says public schools teach Islam just do not know what they are talking about.

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      2. Debi Norman you ascribe a whole lot of words as if to prove yourself. Your sentiments that you stated concerning Islam and sex education not being taught is so much from the truth. I had three of my grandchildren in grade 9 at one time. Each of them had to take a sex education course and in their history class, HAD to learn much about Islam given there were a few other religions that were mentioned but the greatest scope of study was on Islam. I, being a Christian and concerned grandparent went to the school with protest. The principal assured me that they weren’t promoting the Islamic view but I still disagree. I was also informed that if I did not allow them to participate in the study of Islam then they would fail. So I think you might want to reconsider your idea of saying that “Islam and sex education is simply not true.”, based upon actual facts.

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        1. My son was forced to do a group project of creating a board game (Islam Candy Land) in 7th grade. The teacher heavily taught Islam and talked down Christianity. Debi Norman this IS happening in public schools today due to CC. You don’t know whereof you speak.

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        2. The only problem with teaching kids sex ed in 9th grade is that they’re probably sexually active by then. Get your head out of the sand or you’ll be a great-grandpa before 10th grade starts!

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    2. What if I am not a Christian and I want my child to have critical thinking skills? 2+2=4 but if our children do not understand WHY that is, they cannot become big thinkers and big dreamers. Common Core’s goal is to make us able to compete in the REAL world….not just the biblical one.

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    3. Common core is based on the model of school curriculum that used to be used in the Soviet Union according to Charlotte Iserbyt, who says it should truly be called “Communist Core.” Charlotte was a government insider in education and is worth checking out. Many of her talks and interviews are available on YouTube.

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    4. Ridiculous. In no place doessentia the Common Core EVER refer to sex education, Islam, etc. I think you should take the time read them ALL. The standards delineate skills to be learned in order to read, write, think, discuss, compare, contrast, evaluate, reason, and solve problems in a multitude of ways. Of course 2+2=4. If any school is teaching sex education or pillars of Islam, it has nothing to do with the Common Core. Go to your school board and insist on knowing what tools/materials they are asking/requiring teachers to use for lessons. Be sure to read those materials, too. If you find topics that are offensive, raise your voice and be heard. The newest version of standards (yes, weve always had standards of one sort or another) for education is simply an upgrade so that our kids can meet the demands of college and career and successfully perform the jobs that exist in America today. Great jobs are hard to fill because people’s skills are lacking. It’s up to each state to decide whether or not to adopt the Common Core. In many states, there is local control, and it’s therefore up to each district. I’m voting for Trump. He wants states and districts to make their own decisions about education. I do too. But I’d advise everyone to consider the knowledge, skills and abilities required in today’s job market, and into the future as technology expands. Teach the kids to be ready for all of that.

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  6. This has clarified my thoughts….. Thank you so much for reminding us that we all sin and fall short of God’s word and I love how you have compares him to Samson. We all have meet a few Samson’s in our life. Amen

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  7. Just for the record, Samson was called by God before he was even conceived. God gave instructions and for what purpose Samson was to serve. To imply that God chose Samson with all of these shortcomings is misleading. Samson was the one who deviated from truth afterwards. Every man will one day stand before God and give an account, including Samson. I am glad that God does indeed use imperfect people, other wise He would not be able to use any of us, but that does not mean He excuses our sin. Samson, like all people know better. We sin not because we did not know better, we sin because we do not want better. The truth is, America is at an all time low. On the Republican ticket we have a whore monger and on the Democratic ticket we have a pathological liar. I hardly think either one is God’s answer to our dilemma. II Chronicles 7:14 points the way back to sanity and revival. The God of all Truth could make America great again. He shed His grace on America, but we have turned our back on the One who made us a nation in the name of Political correctness which is just a convenient way of removing God from America.

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    1. Yes! Neither is worthy of a vote. Evil is evil. One is not better than the other. A better stance for Christians would be to cast a vote for neither candidate. One of the evils will still win but America (Relublican & Democratic Parties) has brought this on themselves and America will have to reap the repercussions. I believe God will honor our vote but scripture tells us that Christians will suffer. We will suffer regardless who wins, and God is the ultimate sovereign and in control. God chose Samson. Humans are “choosing” this president. God will use either candidate, but if Christians want to demonstrate their voting power and to send a message to our corrupted 2 party system, GET OUT AND VOTE BUT NOT FOR EITHER CANDIDATE.

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    2. Good point on Samson’s all before he was conceived! This is what I believe about Trump. God is still in the business of calling and creating for His purposes. Trump has be unknowingly created and groomed for “such a time as this”. Don’t miss what God is doing here. Have great hope in Him who is able to deliver. He has a history of using unlikely deliverers. I have never had more hope and expectation for our Great Country. We have not all turned our backs on the One who made us a great nation. He hears our prayers! Have faith He is answering in the best way! God is good. He has a way! Please don’t miss what He is doing here!!!

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    3. Mark, you are right, we have collectively turned away from God and we will all be accountable for that on judgement day. I face that day, as you do with no small amount of tepidity. However, we are not just looking at Trump as an extension of the Republican Party mantra. Unlike Sampson, there are some traits we see in Trump that reveal his true inner heart. If you look at his family (yes he has been married three times) where each of his children are intelligent, wise, loyal, well respected in the business community, and much more. Trump has had to make incredible decisions regarding his hundreds of thousands of employees, respecting his investors, and in some cases like the “ice skating rink” situation…. respecting the public’s purse, and each of those decisions had a massive affect on virtually everyone. Yes, his businesses went through incredible ups and disastrous downs, even bankruptcy, but Trump’s dogged tenacity and ingenuity brought him to his current wealth and success. To say that he has Mastered the worldwide business world would be an understatement. Trump is not the enemy. He is not a politician either. Politicians are the enemy. Politicians who assume NO responsibility for the actions they take to destroy our Christian principles, who demean your Christian value system, who laugh all the way to the bank with salaries they vote themselves into, who make laws they vote themselves out of, who become corrupt through their misplaced influence…… and well, you get the idea… it is the Politician who must be scrutinized, it is the Politician who must be held accountable, and it is the Politician who violates the trust of the American public that must be prosecuted and jailed. Donald Trump is sick and tired of these Politicians and wants to expose them for who they are and he wants my support in helping him rid out government of the corruption these Politicians have pulled us down to. Samson gathered up his last vestige of strength, being blind, and asked for enough strength to make a valiant and desperate attack on the “Politicians” of his day….. and he destroyed them all…… through God’s strength. It is amazing that this example of Sampson is being brought out at this time. And it is unfortunate that hardly anyone will read this besides you and me Mark. But, I am putting my vote behind a sinner who is full of fury about the state of our nation and wants to wake up American and make them aware that “we the people” should be in charge of our destiny, that “we the people” founded this nation under the values and principle of God’s word, and “we the people” are the only ones who can do that…. not Hillary and her Politicians, or the Republican Politicians either. Well, thank you for your comments, Mark, it afforded me a chance to say what was on my mind.

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      1. Thanks for your enlightening comments. I pray daily that Gods will be done because he truly cares for us who trust him in all things. So.Trust God who will not leave us or forsake us if we obey him. He is the righteous judge of all mankind.Today I watched Hillary’s America and it was an eyeopener and true lesson of our history in this nation.God has allowed both good and bad leaders but he has the plan to prosper all who seek him.His timing is also PERFECT.

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    4. Mark Suever, your comment . . .To imply that God chose Samson with all of these shortcomings is misleading. . . is saying that our all-knowing God did not know what choices Samson would make. Is that what you believe?

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  8. Interesting opinion, but how can you trust that Donald Trump will do anything that he promises? He has shown time and time again to contradict himself and outright lie. I fear what a man of his poor character may do in such an infuential, powerful position.

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    1. We only have 2 to choose from…When Hillary speaks, lies roll out…some died because of her poor judgement….she sold out for money ….sold things she knew were secret government property…money came into the Clinton Fund and went into their personal wants…Trump is not perfect, but he has no bodies at his feet..Hillary has unborn babies and soldiers dead at her feet. and rumored …people they do not like die an untimely death. This election will also decide gun control for the public…be clear…the powerful will always have their guns. A fact …some will lie about others .. to help their cause…Hillary found some women to do just that..Think…Trump has money..none of these women made their claim public when it happened.and then came forward in a group when it could help Hillary…This says volumes about them and also Hillary..poor character defines the Bill and the Hillary.They will destroy the USA as we know it..the greatest country on Earth at this time Give Trump a chance…there is no good future with Hillary..We need jobs …not hand outs…We need to come together..not be divided.. every vote counts….Do not let your good judgement be clouded…Vote Trump!!!

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      1. Trump is no longer pro-abortion. According to some pastors, (I believe Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham is one), Trump is newly a Christian. People do change, you know.

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  9. Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
    31 So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

    That is about Israel 2000 years ago.

    2 Chronicles 14:7 “Let us build up these towns,” he said to Judah, “and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the LORD our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.

    is Trump is Gods man that will build the wall ?

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    1. That was my exact thought. You just have to take Trump’s name out, and put a different one in. No one is perfect, so this article could be used to justify anyone.

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      1. I agree, hillary is liar, deceitful, dishonest, no moral code.when.it.comes to telling lies.about.people, also treasonous, I could go on!
        Please vote for Mr. Trump.

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  10. It is an interesting article, but it still does not make me rush to the polls to vote for Trump. As was stated by another individual, you could use the comparison of Samson to a other political figures also. I fear that we as Christians are putting our faith, hope and trust in an individual to “fix” our nations problems instead of putting our faith, hope, and trust in God to fix our hearts so we as a people can fix our nation’s problems. Neither Trump nor Clinton wield magical wands to correct the issues of today. They will have to work with Congress and other countries and there is no guarantee that what they promise in campaign speeches will be fulfilled. But, me, as an individual, in my own community, can step out of my comfort zone and begin changing my community for the better one personal encounter at a time. I can personify God’s love to others that I meet, which, hopefully, prayerfully, will start a ripple effect of change for the better. Expecting a President to make it all better or “great again” is putting too much on one individual. We all have a part to play, no matter who wins this Presidential race. To quote a famous musical artist,….”if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change.”

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  11. I have said this from the start. He is not perfect, but I challenge anyone who is reading this to cast the first stone. I feel that he was sent by God to either help us out of this great turmoil we are in . I also feel that by staying home and not voting is a vote for her. God sometimes does not make it all clear to us, he sends different folks to help.It is our choice to choose. I might add for those of you reading this and still have doubts about Trump , then ask yourself if Mike Pense was the lead of the ticket how would you vote. god has given us a choice and ask what do you have to lose????

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  12. As a Christian if you have to question yourself about who you will be voting for,then you are totally blinded by this one thing.God hates the shedding of innocent blood.we have one candidate that is pro choice then the other one is pro life.I will not vote for a woman that believes its ok to sacrifice a innocent unborn child to satan,the cry’s of the innocent have cried up to God.so when you vote on November 8th.you better make sure the blood of these innocent babies are not on your hands.

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  13. I will definitely be voting for Mr. Donald Trump. We as Christians say we are but want to vote for someone who is for abortion!! And is doing nothing to stop ISIS from killing our Christian brothers and sisters!! Are we more about our tax cuts or are we voting for the one who is standing for what is right in Gods eyes!! I hear people say mr Trump is not right for the job.. If that’s the case then you must feel that God is not in controll. Cause the God I know. Knows exactly what he is doing!!!

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  14. 1) Reminds me of the “Sarah Palin is Queen Esther” blog posts. Maybe we (Christians) should stay away from ____ (politician) is _____ (insert Bible character) type statements.

    2) Basically, your comparison finds that both Trump and Sampson they are flawed? And since all humans are flawed, doesn’t that mean every candidate is a potential Sampson (i.e. Clinton, Johnson, Stein)? Granted, God can use everyone so that point is true, but it just seems like an unfruitful comparison to make, unless you believe we shouldn’t judge candidates by their merits since they’re all potential Sampsons.

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    1. Hi Josh – thanks for the comment!

      A few of you are raising this concern. Please reread the article. I never indicate that Trump IS Samson, or that Trump is A Samson. I am only drawing parallels from a flawed judge that lived thousands of years ago, with a flawed judge running for president of our country.

      As far as other candidates also being “potential Samsons” – again, not the point I was trying to make – you are correct. I think we can see more parallels drawn between Hillary and Jezebel (and I do not say that in a derogatory way), but, yes, I do believe there are parallels that you can draw between her and Samson. Same with the other candidates.

      Trump definitely draws more parallels with Samson than any of the other candidates (as I sarcastically list in the opening graph), but it is observant of you – and others – to make that argument.

      Thanks for taking the time to read. 🙂

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      1. Excellent insight. Peter was crude, lied, cursed and even denied he knew the Lord but God restored him also. He was God’s leader, strong and ruff around the edges but did a mighty work in the Lord.
        Thank-you for this article! The truth does set us free.
        Dustin

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  15. none of us are perfect’ so that tells me we are all sinners saved by grace.. may i add a scripture quote. judgement begins at the house of god. in other words when you make a change clean up then god will be in control .so what i am saying when you do this all your past sins are forgiven. you never clean a fish first, you catch him then clean. well that is the same plan for man. now who are we to say DONALD TRUMP has put all the past behind.him..would not do any good if we were still accountable for our sinful past.

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  16. Some of the things you stated about Trump may be true but he does not lie. Even Bill O Reilly said he has known Donald for 30 years and he has always known Trump to be an honest man. It us Hillary Whois patthological liar. If her lips are moving, she is lieing. Trump us surrounded by great peopl,not a bunch of Middle Eastern etc… Czars. He is a strong leader, a great businessman, a great negotiator, a Constitutionalist, and he loves this country.

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    1. Hi Judy,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reading the article.

      I have lied. You have lied. Bill O’Reilly has lied. Trump has lied.

      Does this disqualify him from being president? No, of course not. And Hillary has done much, much worse. But don’t be fooled into believing that Trump does not lie to advance certain points. They both do. I believe he is much more honest than her, but we have to remain realistic. Only one man has ever lived that didn’t tell a lie – and that’s Jesus.

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  17. Thank you for this article. It’s a comfort to be reminded that throughout history many generations have also been faced with the same concerns facing Americans today.
    I do have one small question, though. You state, “God’s plan had failed because Samson was the wrong man for the job.” In His omniscience, God knew Samson would fail. In the end, God used Samson just as he had planned. God’s plans never fail, though we may fail God. Despite our sins, God has been, and will always be able to make His plans come to fruition in spite of our doing our very best to screw them up.

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  18. YES..You are very right….I myself,am a Christian woman..Was raised up in a very much Christian home…. I believe,without a shadow of doubt,that GOD himself,appointed TRUMP…To lead this fine country of ours,that we call The United States of America…
    GOD has told me in his on words,that he will see this through…He also told me..THAT ENOUGH,WAS ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH…That he is tired of his Children being rediculed…That he himself would take care of it…HE SAID, ( BELIEVE )… In other words,have FAITH…GOD’S SPEED

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  19. Couldn’t the same argument be made concerning a Clinton presidency? The fact that God is able to enact his will through a sinner in no way condones that sin. The truth is Christians need a justification in voting for Trump because the alternative is disastrous. Daniel was faced with the same predicament. He could have chosen to pray in private. It would have been a “little” sin to prevent the known outcome of doing the right thing. God never promised us that doing the right thing would have the best short term consequences. He simply told us to do the right thing. Both of these candidates are highly flawed ( I don’t think there’s any argument there) but, to cast a vote for either one – especially in the name of Christianity – is a flawed logic. I would purpose that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump has any bearing of on what is morally acceptable to God. The entire argument for Trump is based on relative morality. Too many Christians are asking themselves “Is it morally right to vote for Trump over Clinton?” When the real question should be “Is it morally right to vote for Trump?” The right thing to do never changes regardless of the perceived consequences.

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    1. The only justification I need to vote for Mr. TRUMP is to look at The Clintons long list of wrong doings.. It is not my place to judge them on those wrong doings , God will take care of that someday. However I can use what I know and base my choice for the next leader of this Country on that. Yes, I am a proud Christian. I’m not a perfect Christian by any means.. I know I fail Him on a daily basis. Everyone makes mistakes even Mr TRUMP and The Clintons.. it’s how we learn from those mistakes and move forward . Hillary has not learned ..she just keeps doing and covering up. No way do I want her and Bill in leadership of this Country for 1 more minute much less 4 years. It scares me to death to think what could be left of this nation if that happens. It scares me to think of how my Grandchildren will be growing up. What will be left for them? We certainly won’t be a nation united. They ( the liberals) do not want that… they want us divided. So I will be casting my vote for Mr. TRUMP on Nov. 8. Not just because of moral reasons .. but because I feel in my heart it’s the right choice.
      It doesn’t take a perfect person to do the will of God.. it takes someone willing .

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      1. Wait, so Clinton’s wrongdoings prove that she is an immoral person who cannot be president, while Trump’s wrongdoings show that he is “just a sinner like all of us,” but still chosen by God to save America??? Please understand that I do not, nor have I ever, supported Hillary Clinton for president, but the double-standards and the twisted logic of the party I used to consider mine deeply trouble me.

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        1. Let not your heart be troubled. There is no double-standard here, nor is there twisted logic. There is a tremendous spiritual divide between a what is “carnal” and what is “demonic.”

          Please read carefully: Throughout Scripture, God has anointed worldly, carnal people like Samson, Cyrus, and Jehu, but you’ll notice that God never anointed demonically wicked people like Goliath, Ahab, and Jezebel. What we face in our world today — with radical Islamic terrorism (akin to Goliath) — and what we face in America today — with radical anti-Christian leftism (akin to Jezebel) — are what can only be described as demonically wicked, anti-Christ, and aligned against God’s children. Terrorism is demonic. Radical Islam is demonic. Abortion is demonic. Subduing and persecuting the saints is demonic. The list goes on. Trump stands for none of this, but Hillary’s policies blow the door wide open to much more of this.

          Carnal people — unbelievers and baby believers alike who are not sanctified, such as those who fall into sexual sin (Samson, Solomon, Judah, and many others) — do not have a demonically inspired hatred for God’s children; they have a moral failing, not an anti-Christian spirit. Trump, despite his carnality, has supported many Christian people in his inner circle and advocated Christian principles very strongly (no other Christian politician for President has called for a repeal of the Johnson Amendment, nor have they provided a pre-selected slate of pro-life judges from which they intend to nominate… Not Reagan. Not Bush. Not McCain. Not Romney. Not Cruz. Only Trump). Meanwhile, Hillary openly called Christians like me homophobic, deplorable, irredeemable. Her staff indicated a desire to reform Catholicism to fit their leftist ideals. The left’s agenda, enacted by a Hillary-appointed SCOTUS, would greatly increase persecution and expand the the murder of tens of millions of more innocent babies (including partial birth abortion without limits). Such things are beyond the realm of mere carnality — they are inherently demonic and must be opposed both by carnal advocates of the Church and by discerning believers alike.

          As believers, we need to remember that the Holy Spirit resides within us. The Lord gives His Spirit to His Church to equip us, to help us, to give us wisdom, to give us discernment, to give us words of knowledge, to give us prophetic words, and to give us open ears to discern what God is doing in our land. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” Will we rely on our own understanding, or will we rely on the Spirit of God, in whom we live and move and have our being?

          I feel that this article confirms what I have felt myself, which I believe is from the Spirit, for piercing our flesh-tainted religious minds and opening our ears to what God may be speaking to America right now. If Christians try to resort to a Christian-ese formula like the Pharisees did (relying on their own understanding) instead of relying on the Holy Spirit to discern the times, we may well miss what God is doing and become unknowing adversaries against the Spirit. I think the example of Samson, brilliantly illuminated here, pries open our pious blinders and gives us a Spirit-led perspective on very different paths that lie before us.

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  20. Very well put together in thought . Prayerfully the message to “We the people “of God’s chosen leaders to restore order to an out of control wicked nation, will be heard. As the children of God plead for mercy on our nation, We must humble ourselves If we to preserve our children and our future. Voting for Trump.

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  21. Thanks for giving out this information! Christians will understand and maybe others will get a Bible and read for themselves.our God in a awesome God and works in many ways for our good.

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  22. Dr. James Dobson is still endorsing him. He has stated earlier in the year that Trump came to faith only recently. Transformation by the Lord is not instantaneous in most cases and it certainly does not change all of the things that were done in the past. Only the Lord knows all of the plans He has. I am comforted to see Pence as his running mate and many Christians surrounding him and praying for him. I believe he is sincere and wants to shine light into dark places. God help him, people have been killed for saying less. Prayers for all involved in politics this year. We need to remember to petition the Lord daily in intercession for this country and trust as well in His sovereignty regardless of the outcome. God has used wicked leaders in the Old Testament to chasten his people. The end times are not portrayed as all beautiful and easy in the bible. In the darkness, though, sometimes the light shines brighter. Be about your Father’s business. That is what matters in the end. Come Lord Jesus, come. Blessings in Christ Jesus, Angela p.s. Samson’s strength did not actually come from his hair, but from God. 🙂

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  23. I will also say that I saw him speak in person shortly after the Dallas incident and he had the most appropriate response that I had ever heard from any “politician” — he also spoke of Christian beheadings around the world in the context of security. My jaw dropped open. The heartfelt and sincere acknowledgement of the tragedy of the entire situation of the world stage was stunning. I had misunderstood this man from all of the media at that point and this is when I began to look further. If you are still supporting him, please speak up and have real conversations with people that get to the heart of the matters at stake. Unfortunately, we live in a soundbite culture and people are making decisions based on the set of information they are getting… which can be VERY different depending on what they are seeing and their level of discernment. All the best, Angela

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  24. It was conservatives on the Supreme Court whose votes passed roe/wade and the marriage equality laws. Conservatives are not the saviors of Christian beliefs if Christians wo u ld bother to research facts. Without conservative vote we wouldn’t have these two laws to argue about.

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  25. The theology behind comparing Trump to any of the Biblical leaders – Samson, David, etc – is flawed and dangerous because it confuses God’s sovereign will with God’s moral will. Yes, God can and has used wicked leaders to carry out his sovereign will. But we are not called to discern God’s sovereign will, but his moral will. We are called to discern what is right and what is wrong, to point out sin as sin, to listen to a man’s words and decide what that says about his character and then determine whether or not that person is fit for office.

    I’ve seen this same logic applied to pastors. “He’s God’s annointed!” This inevitably makes the pastor “beyond” moral rebuke, even though there are clear qualifications for the pastoral role in Scripture. Instead of applying those principles people excuse his behavior – he’s God’s chosen, David had “faults”, it’s not our position to judge, etc. That is exactly the same thing that is happening with Trump. When people compare him to biblical figures they excuse or explain away his faults, ignoring that those are the exact things we, as discerning Christians, need to be looking at.

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    1. I’m not explaining away his faults. He’s flawed. He’s a sinner. I say that multiple times in the article, sir.

      I don’t believe that it is “dangerous” to draw parallels. Just to reiterate: I never claim Trump IS Samson. That is so, so, so important. But there are clear, distinct parallels between the two characters. Take it for what it’s worth.

      (Romans 15:4)

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    2. um, what is God’s “Sovereign” Will vs His “moral” will? Is this the same as God’s “perfect” will, which is confusing- it seems God has a back up plan or something.

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      1. That’s a good question.

        God’s sovereign will is what God accomplishes in history for his own plans and purposes. For instance, he can raise up a wicked leader in order to do something good. We know His sovereign will after it happens (though prophets in the Bible were given knowledge of his sovereign will before it happened).

        God’s moral will is what he desires of us as moral creatures. Love God. Love your neighbor. God has revealed his moral will through the Bible. God’s moral will, as it regards to the political process, is that we should use the political process in order to love our neighbors. And, while there are cases where God uses wicked leaders for the good of the people, the general principle in Scripture is that wicked leaders are BAD for the people (see most of the history of Israel, see Proverbs 28:12, 28:28).

        My point is this: While God could use a wicked leader to bring about good (in His sovereign will), the general principle of Scripture (a revelation of his moral will) is that wicked leaders would be bad for the people.

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  26. This is a wonderful article, I maybe wrong but didnt Donald Trump, in the last year, accept Christ as his Savior? If so then he has been forgiven for his past sins and if God can forgive and forget them then shouldnt we? We all have things in our past we wish we could erase, but God does erase it from his memory when we accept him and then when we ask for forgivenss. My thing now is we need to watch his actions since that conversion to see the change of Christ in his life to know for sure that he is saved and then as a new Christian we as seasoned Christians should lift him up and pray for him and show him Gods way.

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  27. Steven Kopp, disagree with you completely! You do NOT know that Trump is not chosen of God and in fact many prophecy pastors have said just that! God has the last say. You don’t! And besides this is a no brainer. You either get evil Hillary who will ruin the rest of what is left of our nation or Trump who at least wants to save it. You younger people and by younger I mean20s, 30s, 40s, 50s are so arrogant. Have you ever even seen God’s miracles at work, or the Holy Spirit do something you didn’t know about or or or, I doubt it…..If it isn’t in a textbook, you don’t think God will do it, Get Him out of your box and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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  28. God is all knowing, we are not ,we Dont know if Trump will do right in the end. I am not for Clinton.
    Should we not come together and vote for a decent
    person and put our faith in a powerful all knowing
    God. Would this not be the time to show the world
    How powerful our God is.

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  29. You are aware that this logic could just as easily be used to say that Hillary Clinton is God’s chosen president, right? “She’s terrible in every way, so God must be choosing her!” Seriously, this article is the very definition of “taking the Lord’s Name in vain.” You are misusing the name of God in order to support your candidate.

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      1. More parallels can be drawn between Trump and Hitler. They both wanted their country to return to greatness. They both felt that a certain race was responsible for the negative things in their country. They both were egotistical and scary in front of people and drew out the negative rather than the positive in a crowd (have you watched the horrible goings on outside the Trump gatherings?). They both attack wholeheartedly anyone who defies them. Seriously. You scare me too.

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  30. This is the first time I’ve heard anyone make a comparison to Samson, which is pretty clever. But if Donald Trump is Samson, that’s not a good thing: Samson was a total failure. Samson is described here as an odd choice “to lead Israel back to God,” but Samson *didn’t* lead Israel back to God. He actually led them astray. Like the article points out, Samson breaks God’s law whenever it’s right in his eyes (14:3), and eventually the whole nation follows him into that exact sin (17:6), and in the whole rest of the book, they never recover from it (21:25). He even ends up being the last judge in the book – the whole system collapsed with him, and they have to switch to kings. And after his time as judge, things get really bad in the land. First, in Judges 17-18 (he dies at the end of 16), the people’s faith disintegrates and idolatry spreads. Then, in Judges 19 we see some of the most grisly wickedness in all the Bible, and it all culminates with the near genocide of the tribe of Benjamin, because of their evil (ch. 20). That’s Samson’s legacy. God didn’t abandon him, because God is faithful, but Samson basically shows us how not to be God’s chosen one (just like King Saul does again, later). He has a deathbed conversion and deals one serious blow to the Philistines, but even that is pretty ambiguous, considering he commits suicide in the process, commits mass murder, and totally disregards the idea of ‘an eye for an eye’.
    I’m not saying this is a bad analogy, mind you. But it might not have the positive implications the author assumes.

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    1. Valid points. Thank you for understanding that I am not saying Trump IS Samson. Several readers have confused the meaning of this article to assume that is what I was implying. I’m simply pointing out parallels between both individuals.

      Keep in mind that God did appoint Samson. He did so for a reason. A reason that is beyond our understanding.

      I agree that he didn’t “lead Israel back to God.” As we can read, the judges were raised up by God to deliver his people from their enemies. Samson succeeded in this regard, while he failed in other respects. One being his inability to turn the hearts of God’s people back to Him.

      Your comment is one of the best I’ve read. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. We have to remember that this president will appoint the Supreme Court justices. He has a Christian as a Vice President. What we need to do is pray for Mr. Trump to get saved. My mother who has been a Christian for many many years and has been a missionary told me 10 months ago that God laid Trump on her heart to pray for him. Some of my self righteousness came out and I tried to tell her surely not. But as the months have passed I see all of these things thrown at him from all sides and he is has so much support. It seems like only God can deflect the arrows from the evil one. I recently read a prophecy from 2011 about Trump being chosen for the last day harvest. If this is true then no one can stop this from happening. I will be voting for Trump as I believe that he will do what is right about the court and eliminate government paying for abortion. Not voting or voting for anyone else is a vote for Clinton.

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  32. Very well said
    Great message
    God changes hearts
    God is in control
    Daniel 2:21 “He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.”
    ‭‭Daniel‬ ‭2:21‬

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  33. What is the standard by which this article is judged to be stupid, faith or practice of a religion is stupid, and by what premises led you to that conclusion? Please explain how the perception of another’s belief system cause one to elevate their own (or lack of) belief system. If the analogy is flawed, please explain and provide a better example and the explanation upon which the standard of discerning a proper analogy is based upon. If it is possible to determine that another is a liar, and promises are changed based on an audience, then please explain why hillary is not held to the same standard (there are videos of speeches and interviews that demonstrate the same behavior in hillary). If one is unable to explain the rational of why an analogy is flawed, insufficient, then why is anyone expected to believe that the same persons can determine the competency of someone else to become president or determine if another person would be a “horrible” president. What does organized religion, church, state or anything else bear upon the assesment of an analogy, or facts that might provide an adequate premise to your conclusions?

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  34. This was wonderful and I know God is handling all this mess he will make everything right, his hand is in this
    So all of you that don’t Belive you will see in a few weeks of his plan for his world
    We should never slack on praying for trump God has his back
    And we don’t know exact day he’s coming but he is very soon all his word has come to past
    He will be here soon I hope you change your heart belive on the Lord and belive his words,
    God bless

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  35. Comparing Trump to Samson is an interesting observation. He who has not sinned,let him cast the first stone. The final presidential outcome is in the hands of the american voters but God is watching.

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  36. On November 9th it will all be over. God will still be God! It is a privilege to vote and every vote counts. Vote for the issues and your values. God is God and He changes not. God give us what we need, not what we want!

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  37. Comparing Trump to Samson? You have to ve kidding! Trump is no Samson but rather a pitiful little man with no idea how government even works. His tax cuts are twice as bad as Bush tax cuts were in that they reward the wealthy with twice as much in tax breaks as Buah did at the expense of everyone else. They will add another 14 trillion to our debt.

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  38. Interesting, sadly in spite of everything coming out about this man he could have won if only he would have conducted himself in a more presidential manner when responding to these accusations, and i have a very difficult time with the way he tears others down when they dare to challenge him, because of these things I will vote for Gary Johnson.

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  39. Trump will need help as president, he has chosen God fearing people to help him, in the book of Exodus 18;17-22 moses was given advice as to whom to chose to help him lead, we all need to pray for our country, to put God first in evdrything we do

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  40. This is very interesting. I feel very strongly that Donald Trump will be our answer to prayer. Sure he is not perfect but who is? God uses imperfect people to accomplish His will. Consider what is at stake in this election. Donald Trump can make a tremendous difference in the future of America!!

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    1. But I do respect other peoples decision in this election. Just as a young christian I believe that if I were voting this year(I’m not old enough yet) I would be very conflicted on what to do. I just hope that we look at all the facts pray about it and make as wise of a decision as possible.

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  41. The analogy of Donald Trump as Samson in modern times has crossed my mind again and again. I believe God is in his appointment as a candidate. I personally don’t like him and didn’t vote for him. But I’ve walked with God along time, have studied his Word all my life, and have numerous personal testimonies of God’s hard dealings of correction in my own life to recognize that God is at work in this election. Maybe God’s church will wake up and truly follow Christ while they still can.

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  42. Linda Gail, I am sorry you will be tossing your vote away. We need you. None of us know what God has in mind for America. He may be so disgusted that he will allow the progression of secularism untill America has vanished as a country into globalism. I truly believe this is Hillary’s goal. I think she cares nothing for the working class or poor. I believe these women who have come forward have been handsomely rewarded in some fashion, either monetarily or through excitement for 15 minutes of fame. If God is merciful to America, maybe we have a chance, but not at Hillary’s hand. The champion of children, unless you are unborn! I am encouraged that so many of you are struggling to find the right answer. I will vote on the issues I believe are best for America’s future and I believe Trump is best to fulfill those issues.

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  43. I am concerned about Trumps faults because they suggest how he will act as president. I am troubled at his tendency to lash out at any perceived criticism, his lack of true remorse for his moral failures and his extreme egotism. I will leave Mr Trump to G-ds judgement but I cannot support a candidate who appears to be an unpredictable aggressive powderkeg especially one who does not appear to take direction from other cooler heads

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  44. Wow, you are assuming that God is with Trump??? That is a huge assumption. Just because you approve of Trump, don’t assume God does too!! You don’t know the mind of God! Trump says he can do all these impressive things, but the truth is he has ZERO political experience, and he really hasn’t answered any questions about how exactly he thinks he will achieve all these lofty claims. It is all Talk and no action. He is haughty, spoiled, sarcastic and proud, and God doesn’t usually appreciate those types, and a leopard does not change his spots. The rest of the world is aghast at the possibility of this reality tv star getting elected, and I agree. The way he has maligned women, muslims, Mexicans, Canadians, special needs people,etc. is DEPLORABLE and he should not be allowed to lead a country. I’m appalled that he has gotten this far. I pray that God in HIS wisdom is in control of this election.

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    1. It sounds like you won’t be voting for Trump. Lol. I am not assuming anything… I just drew clear parallels and asked a question at the end. You may draw your own interpretation – which you have. Thank you for taking the time to read.

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      1. Like I said above, parallels can more accurately be drawn between this man and Hitler. They both blame certain races for the downfall of their country. Do you seriously think the rest of the world’s leaders are looking forward to perhaps dealing with this egomaniac? From what I’ve heard many in different countries are aghast at his antics and how someone with no political experience could be one of the most powerful men in the world. Seriously appalling that he has gotten this far. I’m glad I’m Canadian at this point.

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        1. I’m glad you’re a Canadian too not an American.Your comments are a judgement we don’t need in our country which is unique and above all countries based on our Founding Fathers.Name any other country that has led it’s Military willing to fight or die for the rights of others globally .. supported by it’s allies.Not Canada not China et al.Trump will fight for it’s Constitution and the Freedom it brings. Hillary has plans to change the Constitution sadly against those of us who are Christians or down trodden workers and will allow tens of thousands of Refugees from predominantly Muslim countries and allow their culture and Law to dominate at the expense of the taxpayers.Have you ever heard of the Agenda behind the Agenda?If not.Wake up!

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      2. You will NEVER get everyone to understand what the article is referring to. People will be people. Just like some religions take a scripture out of context and turn it around to what they want it to say. This was an GREAT article and thank you for studying and preparing it. All we can do as a nation is pray for Trump and flood him with prayers. God is the one that is in control and I do believe that people can change. I do not understand all the comments that some are leaving but I do know that we are ALL sinners and I am so glad that he forgives us. I know there are things I am not proud of before I was saved and I still fall short sometimes…… who doesn’t? Thank you again and it is a great article. Good to know you can let things roll off your back and not take some of these comments to heart. Give the man a chance. For sure that Hillary is NOT fit for the job…..for all the things that she has DONE compared to what Trump has SAID…..I will take him over her. I pray Hilary’s soul.

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        1. do you really honestly believe if God did not think samson was important, he would have ever included him in the inspired word of God. that writer did not choose what to write…God did.

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  45. When voting, consider the future of freedom in our country. When deciding which candidate is qualified as a true leader, look past the #1 person, consider the values of the #2 person. While considering, remember, God is always in control and never takes into consideration the sins of man the way he is, but what he can be if directed by God. CONSIDER this: in the Bible, King Nebuchadnezzar, a wicked King, was the #1 man, who, as planned by God, appointed Daniel as his #2 man in the highest position among all wise men, also CONSIDER this: in the Bible, the Egyptian Pharaoh, who worshipped idols, was the #1 man and he appointed Joseph as his #2 man as chief administrator. GOD ordained the events of history for the good of all and still does. In considering God’s plan, Consider the merits of the #2 man in each party before you VOTE for the #1 man and take a stand for God and VOTE your conscience.

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  46. This is perhaps the dumbest explanation of why Christians should vote for Donald Trump. Trump is the most anti-Christian individual to ever run for public office in America. Humility is the greatest Christian trait. Trump fails that test “bigly.” I feel as though I’ve stumbled into some kind of strange cult just reading this article and reading the comments. Just because you get saved doesn’t mean you have to lose your ability to think and reason. God doesn’t save us from common sense. I have far to much respect for my mother, my wife, my daughter, and my granddaughter to ever cast my vote for this evil, disgusting, sick individual. Hillary Clinton may not be Mother Theresa but at least I wouldn’t be afraid to leave my teenage daughter in the room alone with her.

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    1. What do you base this on ? First of all, Love is the greatest trait without that we have nothing. You should try that. Would you seriously leave your daughter with Hillary if Bill was with her ? I don’t believe you. Finally, no woman had a problem with Donald until three weeks before the election that is motive

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    2. You cannot be serious. You should go read some of her emails from wiki leaks. She is unfit to be a potus and yes, i would be afraid to leave my grd. in the same room with her since she is a lesbian. Apparently you are not keeping up with the things she intends to do if she wins. Cut social security…medicare..abortion on a 9 mo.baby (36 wks) is going to be her 1rst agenda. She has a plan to do away with the second amendment, open borders just to get these people in our country to vote Democrat, and omg the lies that she told about her emails that are being revealed., also Benghazi and many more crazy ideas that we will not survive, I sure hope you have a change of heart and by the way, Trump admitted to the first thing he said about women, but these other that all popped up in one week are being paid by Hillary. YES, I believe Trump was chosen by God. Not because he is perfect, but because he can get the job done.

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        1. Hillary is a WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL ! Once a given society realizes that steeling is more profitable than working ? GAME OVER !

          On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 5:10 PM, GRANDSTAND 2016® wrote:

          > debbie commented: “Hillary will sell us out to other country just like her > e mails. your right TRUMP WILL get the job done” >

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    3. It is said she likes the girls as much as Bill…I would not test that with my young daughter .” Christians” forgive each other. True??? We should not throw stones in our glass house…Right??? Perfect is not running for office…on the right or left…our USA needs help from a business man…God can use all of us…Please vote Trump!!!

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