I Am Not Donald Trump
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I Am Not Donald Trump

I just voted for him.

I Am Not Donald Trump
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I am conservative. I voted for a Republican. I voted for Donald Trump, but I am not Donald Trump. Contrary to popular belief, many conservatives like myself who voted for Donald Trump did not suddenly turn orange and start wearing toupees. Our tweeting habits never changed and we never gained a history with The Celebrity Apprentice aside from seeing a few episodes. The address of our houses is not on Pennsylvania Avenue. We are not President Trump, so do not treat us like we are him.

It is no secret that on January 20th, Donald Trump will hold his inauguration as the President of the United Sates. People have refused to perform or dropped out of acts that will perform at the inauguration ceremony simply to avoid looking like they support him. Just being associated with Trump seems to be like an affliction to these people. Imagine what they think of the people that voted for him.

From what I have seen, people like to think I am Donald Trump simply because I put his name down on the ballot. Let me reiterate: I am not Donald Trump. He got my vote because my political beliefs fell in line with him instead of Hillary. Do I agree with every one of his positions, actions, and ways of speaking? No. I think anyone on either side of the political spectrum would be hard pressed to find anyone that agrees with 100 percent of a politician's stances and actions.

I don't believe every person who voted for Hillary agrees with how she handled her emails or Benghazi, because I know that just like me, they are independent thinkers. Agreeing with most of a politician's views today seems to be mistaken with being completely okay with all that the politician says or does. It is a harmful mentality that causes us to take away the identity of the person we are discussing politics with.

Besides miscommunication, thinking of the politician you dislike or disagree with while debating politics can also cause anger to be misplaced upon your opponent. Politics is an often heated subject and when we fail to acknowledge that we don't espouse everything a candidate or party stands for, the debate can quickly devolve into an argument.

I will not defend or agree with everything President Trump will do or say, but I will when he does do something I agree with. I'm not 100 percent aboard the Trump Train, but I think he can get us on the right track. I could have different views than him on climate change, immigration or foreign policy, but you might never know unless you accept the fact that just because I voted for him does not mean that I have become Donald Trump.

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Is God Reckless?

Exploring the controversy behind the popular worship song "Reckless Love"

Is God Reckless?

First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.

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