Monday, January 23, 2017

Does Love Trump Hate Toward Trump?

Woman tweets for someone to be "kind enough" to assassinate Trump.

Kentucky woman tweets for someone to be "kind enough" to assassinate Trump.

**Edited: In the name of transparency, the edits are in gray text.**

So, I just read the above about 10 minutes ago. What you are about to read is raw footage, right here, friends. **I have added two links on this case for anyone who doesn't love The Blaze. Just to verify the information isn't "fake" and all, since that's a thing, too.**

I imagine this young lady has learned her lesson and I hate that she lost her job over a social media rant, but this is not ok. This is a reflection of the heart.
These "death wishes" (I do not think it is a credible threat) by people who claim that "love trumps hate" and that we should #bekind is as hypocritical as it gets. 

I have heard so many people who tout "love" say, "I wish he'd just drop dead already." I heard this about our former President as well, but the overwhelming hypocrisy here is the love/hate rhetoric. 

As a Christian who believes in a real place called Hell, I do not rejoice EVER when a person dies without Jesus. I have NEVER wished death on anyone-not those that have left me with scars, not the worst terrorist, or abuser. (No, I did not even celebrate the death of Bin Laden.)

To hate to the point of wishing another person to die can, in no way, be loving or kind. 

Truly, this isn't specifically about Trump. This is about checking our own hearts- mine included- in what we wish or pray for others.

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?”
Ezekiel 18:23 ESV

 If you truly believe someone is wicked, wouldn't you hope for his or her heart to change? Rather than wish her to die in her wicked state? Where is the love in that?