Trump’s ‘Apology’ Will Mean Nothing Without Repentance

0
399

Here’s What Was Missing from Trump’s “Apology”

Trump’s ‘Apology’ Will Mean Nothing Without Repentance

Did I hear Jesse Jackson correctly? Did the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition really tell the hosts of “With All Due Respect” that Donald Trump needs to apologize for fueling the obviously racist “birther” movement against our president?

Sadly, this is not the first time I’ve heard this demand. The same proposal has been echoed by such prominent voices as Secretary Hillary Clinton, Congressman John Conyers, Governor John Kasich, and even Trump surrogate, Dr. Ben Carson!

“Low Bar” Definition

In light of the untold number of people who have been hurt by Mr. Trump’s words and actions, several questions flood my mind when I hear this flippant piece of advice. Really? Apologize? Do those who offer this easy off ramp really know the contextual meaning of ”apology” as it relates to Mr. Trump’s past [and present] behavior?

As they endorse this “low bar” definition of a potentially powerful term, do they realize that they are embracing the same attitude as the media soft-ballers who hold the presidential hopeful to an unbelievably low standard? Mr. Trump’s consistent transgressions do not call for a “late to a meeting” or “accidentally broke your vase” kind of “apology.”

If all apologies were this easy, we could drastically reduce our prison population overnight. We could mandate that juries double as parole boards and exonerate all violent offenders before sentencing if they simply mouthed the words, “I’m sorry.” Child molesters would only have to utter those magic words and they will be free to frequent children play areas again. Spouse abusers will only have to say they won’t offend again and the restraining orders would be instantly nullified.

[divider height=”30″ style=”default” line=”default” themecolor=”1″]

Related Post: Personal insult’: Obama warns black voters ‘You want to give me a good sendoff?

[divider height=”30″ style=”default” line=”default” themecolor=”1″]

Beyond “Lip Service”

Surely, this couldn’t be what these esteemed officials have in mind when they call for this renowned serial offender to “apologize.” Surely, they realize that the type of “apology” required from Mr. Trump can only originate from an individual’s sincere “regret, remorse, or sorrow” for causing injury to others.

Surely, they know that a genuine apology is a spoken utterance that derives from heartfelt pain and a desire to make restitution. Surely, neither our politicians nor our society have evolved to such a state of flimsy pretense that the mere mouthing of choice words from a school yard dictionary is sufficient to absolve people from their transgressions.

The type of apology demanded from Mr. Trump cannot be restricted to mere words. A “lip service” type of apology that is only uttered to appease public sentiment is no different than the type of shallow promise that provides “comfort to a fool.” Those who assert that his media staged apologies will magically erase all of his past statements and actions only contribute to the shameful naïveté that has infected too many in our society.

The “oops” category of apology would be perfectly fine if a person did something accidentally, but if it is known that the damage was premeditated, the culprit cannot be let off lightly. He or she must take responsibility and be willing to live with the consequences.

A “Baby Christian”

With this in mind, I have some advice for Brother Trump, upon whom Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson conferred the “baby Christian” mantle. Judging from his recent infomercial-like appearance before an African-American congregation at the Greater Faith Ministries Church in Detroit, he appears to be more biblically literate than he was when he first addressed an evangelical group at Liberty University (as is evidenced by his quoting a text from “First John” rather than “One John”).

If this “baby Christian” really wants to know the spiritual mechanics behind an apology from a biblical perspective, I would recommend that he read the story of Zaccheus in the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke. For those who may not know the plot, Zaccheus was a wealthy socialite who upon being “born again” vowed to make restitution to everyone he had defrauded.

[divider height=”30″ style=”default” line=”default” themecolor=”1″]

Suggested Post: NEW: The Richest Man in the world – Meet the Man Who Has Overtaken Bill Gates as the Richest Man in the World! 

[divider height=”30″ style=”default” line=”default” themecolor=”1″]

 

Steps to Repentance

After reading about Zaccheus, if Brother Trump is truly sorry for his words and actions, the first thing he should do is pull out of the presidential race. Genuine conviction will demand no less. Only then can he begin to practically demonstrate the substance behind his apologies, as—in the spirit of Zaccheus—he makes every effort to rectify past wrongs.

Read More Here

 
Note from the Author:

I have to warn you before you start your search, the information you find may be overwhelming and has the potential of changing your view of the search subject forever. Keep this in mind when completing your search.
– Heidi R.

“Worlds Brightest” Military Grade Flashlight Now Available To Public Every Family Should Have This




 

 

[divider height=”30″ style=”default” line=”default” themecolor=”1″]
[divider height=”30″ style=”default” line=”default” themecolor=”1″]

Millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year

Last year there were over 6 million accidents in the US alone injuring 2 million people. If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may have the right to recover your damages by filing a personal injury claim. By proving fault and liability, the responsible driver can be held accountable for the damages and injuries they caused. This can allow the victims to recover substantial compensation for their losses.

You could be entitled to serious financial compensation. There is no obligation, no risk, and no financial outlay for you or a loved one. Start Your Claim NOW

 

Trump’s ‘Apology’ Will Mean Nothing Without Repentance

 

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here