MAGA Christians Need Deeper Dive Into the Scriptures


At no time in modern American history has conservative leadership shown such little regard for following how the scriptures tell us Christ wants us to live our lives and for whom he wants us to show love, care and compassion.

Former President Trump has not only shown disregard for Christ’s teachings, but he has mocked them in a photo op while doing and saying the antithesis of how the Bible details how Christians should live their lives.

To reveal how Trump’s wickedness led to his being the most un-Christian president of the modern era and perhaps in the history of this country, the following Bible verses clearly expose his total lack of regard for loving God with all his heart, all his soul and all his mind … and his neighbor as himself. Indeed, an indictment.

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  1. Genesis 6: 5 – The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
  2. 1 Samuel 16:7 – For God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart
  3. Psalm 5: 5 The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;You hate all who do iniquity.
  4. Psalm 7: 8-10 – The Lord judges the peoples; vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous;For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds. My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
  5. Psalm 34: 13-14 – Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good.  Seek peace and pursue it.
  6. Psalm 37: 1-3 – Do not fret because of evildoers. Be not envious toward wrong doers for they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb.  Trust in the Lord and do good.  Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness
  7. Psalm 37: 7-17 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.  Cease from anger and forsake wrath.  Do not fret. It leads only to evil doing.  For evil doers will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.  Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more, and you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there.  But the humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant property.  The wicked plots against the righteousness and gnashes at him with his teeth.  The Lord laughs at him for He sees his day is coming.  The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow to cast down the afflicted and the needy to slay those who are upright in conduct.  Their sword will enter their own heart, and their bows will be broken.  But the Lord sustains the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.  For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord sustains the righteous 
  8. Psalm 37: 8 – For the Lord loves justice and does not forsake His godly ones.
  9. Psalm 40: 4 – Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,who does not look to the proud,to those who turn aside to false gods.
  10. Psalm 50: 19 – You let your mouth loose in eviland your tongue frames deceit
  11. Psalm 52: 4 – You love all words that devour,O deceitful tongue.
  12. Psalm 63: 11 – All who swear by God will glory in him,while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
  13. Psalm 94: 15 – For judgment will again be righteous,and all the upright in heart will follow it.
  14. Psalm 101: 5b, 7 – I will not permit conceit and pride … I will not allow those who deceive and lie to stay in my house.
  15. Psalm 119: 21, 36 – You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed who wander from your commandments … Incline my heart to your testimonies and not to dishonest gain
  16. Psalm 145: 20 – The Lord keeps all who love Him,but all the wicked He will destroy.
  17. Proverbs 4:24 – Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you
  18. Proverbs 6: 16-19 – My soul yearns for you in the night;in the morning my spirit longs for you.
    When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
    But when grace is shown to the wicked,they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the Lord.
  19. Proverbs 11: 2-19, 21 – When pride comes, then comes dishonor. But with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy themRiches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.  The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the treacherous will be caught by their own greedWhen a wicked man dies, his expectations will perish, and the hope of strong men perishes.  The righteous is delivered from trouble, but the wicked takes his place.  With his mouth, the godless man takes his place.  With his mouth, the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.  When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.  By the blessing of the upright, a city is exalted.  He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding keeps silent.  He who goes about as a table bearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.  Where there is no guidance, the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.  He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, but he who hates being a guarantor is secure.  A gracious woman obtains honor and ruthless men attain riches.  The merciful man does himself good, but the cruel man does himself harmThe wicked earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.  He who is steadfast in righteousness, will attain to life, and he who pursues evil will bring about his own death; be assured, the evil person will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will be rescued.
  20. Proverbs 12: 20-22 – Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have No harm happens to the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
  21. Proverbs 16: 5 – Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
  22. Proverbs 16:19 – It is better to be humble in spirit with the lonely than to divide the spoil with the proud.
  23. Proverbs 16: 25 – There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
  24. Proverbs 18: 2 – A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind.
  25. Proverbs 19: 22 – What is desirable in a man is his kindness. It is better to be a poor man than a liar.
  26. Proverbs 22: 24-25 – Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person; do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.
  27. Proverbs 28: 26 – One who trusts in his own heart is a fool,but one who walks wisely will flee to safety.
  28. Proverbs 31: 8-9 – Open your mouth for the mute for the rights of all the unfortunate.
    Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
  29. Ecclesiastes 2: 1-11 – Come now. I will test you with pleasure.  So, enjoy yourself.  And behold it too was futility.  I said to laughter, “It is madness” and of pleasure “What does it accomplish?”  I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly until I could see what good there is for the sons of man to do under heaven the few years of their lives.  I engaged my works. I built houses for myself.  I planted vineyards for myself.  I made garden and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.  I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees.  I bought male and female slaves and I had homeborn slaves.  Also, I possessed flocks and herds larger than all who preceded me in Jerusalem.  Also, I collected for myself silver and gold and the treasures of kings and provinces.  I provided for myself, male and female singers and the pleasures of men – many concubines.  Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem.  My wisdom also stood by me.  All that my eyes desired, I did not refuse them.  I did not withhold my heart from any pleasures, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.  Thus, I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
  30. Isaiah 13: 9-11 – Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,cruel, with fury and burning anger,to make the land a desolation;and He will exterminate its sinners from it.For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not flash forth their light;The sun will be dark when it rises and the moon will not shed its light.Thus, I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity;I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud and abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
  31. Isaiah 26: 9-10 – My soul yearns for you in the night;in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth,the people of the world learn righteousness.But when grace is shown to the wicked; they do not learn righteousness;even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the Lord.
  32. Isaiah 31: 1-2 – But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel nor seek the Lord. Yet He is also wise and will bring disaster and does not retract his words, but will arise against the house of evildoers and against the help of the doers of iniquity.
  33. Isaiah 55: 7-9 – Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him and to our God for He will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your ways my ways, declared the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
  34. Jeremiah 9: 21-24 – Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might. Let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts, boast of this – that he knows and understands me that I am the Lord who exercises loving kindness, justice and righteousness on earth
  35. Jeremiah 22: 15-17 – Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar?Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and righteousness?Then it was well with him.“He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; Then it was well.Is not that what it means to know Me?”Declares the Lord.“But your eyes and your heart are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, and on shedding innocent blood and on practicing oppression and extortion.
  36. Ezekiel 34: 16 – I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment
  37. Micah 6: 8 – He has told you, mortal one, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love [a]kindness, and to walk [b]humbly with your God?
  38. Zechariah 4: 6 – This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:  Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
  39. Malachi 3: 5 – “Then I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, those who oppress the wage earner in his wages or the widow or the orphan, and those who turn away the stranger from justice and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of armies
  40. Matthew 5: 3-11 – Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the gentle for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger for they shall be satisfied.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.  Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for there is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you for when people insult you and persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
  41. Matthew 5: 25 – Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge and the judge to the officer and you be throw into prison.
  42. Matthew 5: 47 – If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing to others?
  43. Matthew 6: 19, 21, 24 – Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth … for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also … no one can serve two masters…. You cannot serve God and wealth
  44. Matthew 7: 6-8 – Matthew 7: 6-8 – But He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me. And in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.”
  45. Matthew 7: 12 – Treat people the same way you want people to treat you.
  46. Matthew 12: 3-37 – But I tell you that for every careless word that people speak, they will give an account of it on the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
  47. Matthew 15: 18-19 – But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
  48. Matthew 19: 21-24 – Jesus said to him: If you wish to be complete, go and sell all your possessions and give them to the poor, and you will have treasures in heaven, and come follow me. But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving for he was one who owned much property.  And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.  Again, I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
  49. Matthew 23: 13, 15 – But woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people, nor do you allow those who are entering to come in … Woe to you because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
  50. Matthew 25: 35-40 – For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;  naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’  The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
  51. Mark 7: 7-8 – They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.
  52. Mark 8: 36 – For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
  53. Mark 10: 17-23 – As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder.  Do not commit adultery. Do not steal.  Do not bear false witness.  Do not defraud.  Honor your father and mother.” And he said to him, “I have kept all these thinks from my youth, up.”  Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack; go and sell all you possess and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow me.  But at these words he (rich young ruler) was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.  And Jesus, looking around said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God.”
  54. Mark 12: 30-31 – And you shall love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength …. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
  55. Mark 12: 38-40 – In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.
  56. Luke 4: 18 – He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed.
  57. Luke 6: 43-45 – For there is no good tree that bears bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree that bears good fruit.For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil person out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his
  58. Luke 12: 15, 21 – Beware and be on your guard against every form of greed for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions …. the man who stores up treasures for himself, is not rich toward God
  59. Luke 12: 48 – From everyone who has been given much, much will be required
  60. Luke 18: 14 – For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled. But he who humbles himself will be exalted
  61. Luke 19: 22 – He said to him, “By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I was an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?
  62. John 8: 44 – You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
  63. John 16:2 – They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
  64. Acts 5: 29 – But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men
  65. Acts 12: 21-23 – On an appointed day, after putting on his royal apparel, Herod took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. The people repeatedly cried out, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
  66. Acts 20: 29-30 – I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them
  67. Romans 1: 18, 21-25 – For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness …. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks but they became futile in their speculations and their foolish heart was darkened, professing to be wise, but they became fools and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and of four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore, God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.  For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator ….
  68. Romans 3: 13-18 – Their throat is an open grave. With their tongues they keep deceiving.  The poison of asps is under their lips.  Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood, destruction and misery are in their paths and the path of peace they have not known.  There is no fear of God before their eyes.
  69. Roman 8: 5-9 – For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace because the mind set on flesh is hostile toward God, for it does not subject itself to the law of God for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God …. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him
  70. Romans 12: 2-3 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what the will of God is; that which is good and acceptable and perfect, for through the grace given to me, I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgement …
  71. Romans 12: 16-19 – Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but [associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord
  72. Romans 16: 17-18 – Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
  73. 1 Corinthians 1: 27, 29 – God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things that are strong.
  74. 1 Corinthians 2: 14 – But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.
  75. 1 Corinthians 6: 9 – Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived
  76. 1 Corinthians 10: 21 – You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.
  77. 1 Corinthians 15: 33 – Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
  78. Galatians 6: 8 – For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption but the man who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
  79. Ephesians 2: 14 – For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall.
  80. Ephesians 3: 17 – So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love
  81. Ephesians 4: 22-24 – Lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
  82. Ephesians 4: 29, 31-32 – Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment so that it will give grace to those who hear. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
  83. Ephesians 5: 11 – Do not participate in the useless deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them.
  84. Ephesians 6: 12 – for our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers against the powers against the world forces of the darkness against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
  85. Philippians 2: 3-4 – Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others
  86. Philippians 3: 18-19 – For many walk, of whom I have told you, and now tell you even weeping that they are enemies of the cross of Christ whose end is destruction and whose God is their appetite and whose glory is in their shame who set their minds on earthly things.
  87. Philippians 4: 5 – Let your gentle spirit be known to all men
  88. Colossians 2: 8 – See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception
  89. Colossians 3: 12 – Those who have been chosen by God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
  90. 1 Timothy 6: 9-11 – But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evil and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.  Flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
  91. 1 Timothy 6: 17-19 – Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share storing up for themselves the treasures for the future so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
  92. 2 Timothy 3: 13 – But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
  93. 2 Timothy 4: 1-5 – I solemnly exhort you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But as for you, use self-restraint in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
  94. Hebrews 3: 13 – But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin
  95. Hebrews 13:5 – Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have, for he himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”
  96. James 1: 9-11 – The brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowing grass, he will pass away. For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower tails off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away
  97. James 1: 19-20 – You know this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Now everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for a man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness of God.
  98. James 1: 26 – If anyone thinks himself to be religious, yet does not [a]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
  99. James 2: 14, 17-19 – What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone [may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”  You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
  100. James 4: 1-12 – What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war against your members?  You lust and do not have; so you commit murder.  You are envious and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel.  You do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask with the wrong motives so that you may spend it on your pleasures.  You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “[He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? But He gives a greater grace. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?
  101. James 5: 1-6 – Come now you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments become moth-eaten.  Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire.  It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure.  Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you, and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord.  You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure.  You have fatted your hearts in a day of slaughter.  You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.
  102. 1 Peter 2: 1 – Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and all hypocrisy and envy and slander
  103. 1 Peter 5:6 – Therefore, humble yourself under the mighty hand of God that He might exalt you at the proper time
  104. 2 Peter 1: 5-8 – Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral [a]excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.  For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they do not make you useless nor unproductive in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  105. 1 John 1: 6-7 – If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth, but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
  106. 1 John 2: 15-16 – Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
  107. 1 John 3: 10 – By this, the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious. Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
  108. Revelation 2: 4-5 – But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and I will remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

About the Author

Bob Dickinson is a veteran media and business development executive who has written corporately for various sports and entertainment companies, including those involving college, professional, and Olympic sports, motorsports and sports television. Since 2015, he has operated his own business development firm with a penchant for advocacy as well as a non-profit foundation that focuses on the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) behind sports and entertainment. His faith walk has led him along the way to involvements with the One Race Movement Ministries, Bridging the Gap Men’s Fellowship, Partners in Change and various faith outreach programs. He periodically writes for Like the Dew – A Progressive Journal of Southern Culture and Politics. His latest book is Me, Jesus, a Beer, and a Cigar. Dickinson and his wife live in the greater Atlanta area. He is currently working on a book of political allegory short stories and a play.


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