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Running with the Devil

Signs that Donald Trump may be the Prince of Darkness (or is at least his golfing buddy)

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So, when it comes to liars, there’s no one better than Lucifer. If there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that Donald Trump doesn’t let the truth get in the way of making a point. Some of his biggest untruths include implying that all Mexicans coming across the border are criminals. He says the election is rigged (if he doesn’t win). And Trump has long claimed that Barack Obama is not a citizen, that Obama founded ISIS and that Muslims in New Jersey were celebrating as the World Trade Center came down on 9/11.

False Prophets

Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). If you listen to Donald Trump, he’s made it clear that he’s the only shot this country has to be “great again.” And apparently the country can be great only under a GOP-controlled White House. “I think this will be the last election if I don’t win,” Trump said in September. So, if Trump doesn’t prevail, we’re all doomed to a legacy of Democratic presidents marching the world toward a culture of tolerance and understanding of others. 

No Girls Allowed

One of the earliest stories in the Bible is, of course, Satan screwing over Eve in the Garden of Eden. Donald Trump has certainly shown his share of hostility toward women. The hot-mic comments that came to light recently, in which Trump boasted that he could touch and kiss women without permission, are just the latest in a long line of behavior that includes calling women pigs, dogs, slobs and animals. He called Fox’s Megyn Kelly a “bimbo”; he said the women who accused him of sexual assault weren’t attractive enough for him to assault; he’s called breast-feeding disgusting; and he’s on the wrong side on women’s health issues. 

War Zone 

Satan loves him some war. How do we know? That’s the whole point of the book of Revelation in the Bible — a war to end all wars. We’ve learned that Donald Trump doesn’t mind war either: big or small. He’s declared war on undocumented immigrants and wants to build a wall on the Mexican border. He’s declared war on Muslims and wants to ban them from entering the country. And if that isn’t enough, he literally said: “I’m really good at war. I love war, in a certain way.”

Final Argument

Combine all of these other reasons together and one trait emerges over the rest: divisiveness. I’ve found that the finest internet scholars believe the devil’s goal is to divide us to make us easier to control. Trump’s entire campaign has been about divisiveness. He has spent the past year teaching that if you’re not with him, you’re against him. He has blamed the media for being outwardly biased against him in this campaign. (Full disclosure: He’s right about me.) He has had his supporters shout down the media at campaign events. Many journalists (me included) have received threats from those who oppose Trump. He’s often gone as far as to suggest that if he doesn’t win, the entire election is rigged. He says people will be “voting 10 times,” and urged people in Pennsylvania to “go down to certain areas and watch and study” the people voting to make sure it’s all on the level.