Actually, this is a long-overdue article attempting to explain why I remain baffled that so many Christians consider the sins of unrepentant sexual immorality (porneia), unrepentant boastfulness (alazoneia), unrepentant vulgarity (aischrologia), unrepentant factiousness (dichostasiai), and the like, to be only toxic for our nation, while policies that endorse baby-killing, sex-switching, freedom-limiting, and socialistic overreach are viewed as deadly….
Therefore, Christians communicate a falsehood to unbelievers (who are also baffled!) when we act as if policies and laws that protect life and freedom are more precious than being a certain kind of person. The church is paying dearly, and will continue to pay, for our communicating this falsehood year after year….
When a leader models self-absorbed, self-exalting boastfulness, he models the most deadly behavior in the world. He points his nation to destruction. Destruction of more kinds than we can imagine.
Dr. Rev. John Piper
Election Article – Desiring God
I stumbled across Piper’s article on the Drudge Report where Drudge headlined the link,
“Prominent pastor warns evangelicals of Trump’s ‘nation-corrupting’ sins.”
Now, as nearly everyone knows who reads Iron Ink or who knows me, I am no Donald Trump fan. I am not voting for Donald Trump because I believe he is a moral reprobate as well as a man of the Left. Having said that, I still find myself compelled to defend Trump from the incredible hypocrisy of John Piper, who screams, by way of innuendo (he never names Trump), that Trump’s character is so bad he can’t be elected President without saying a word about the rancid, fetid character of Joe Biden.
Now, I quite agree that Trump’s character is of Hugh Hefner quality but Piper never said a peep in that article about the Larry Flynt character of Joe Biden and I don’t think that is accidental. I think that this whole character shtick that Piper complains about is purposeful and is intended to help Biden win election. I will even go as far as to say that Piper’s article is likely part of the Biden campaign since the Biden campaign itself is seeking to make Trump’s character as the reason people should vote Biden.
But if Piper wants to talk about character let us, by all means talk about Biden’s character.
Johnny boy Piper wants to complain about Trump’s unrepentant sexual immorality. I quite agree. However, what Johnny Boy Piper failed to give us by way of innuendo is the unrepentant sexual immorality of Joltin’ Joe Biden. Hey Piper … Was Joe showing his superior character when he cornered his female assistant (Tara Reade) in the hallway of his office and sexually abused her by forcing, against her will, his fingers into her vagina? Is that the kind of unrepentant sexual immorality you’re talking about Rev. Piper? In all your self-righteousness, in the name of Jesus Christ, you took a violent swing at one unrepentant sexually immoral candidate while saying not a word about the other.
Was Joe showing his superior character every time he sniffed some 8 year old’s hair or felt her up on live television Dr. Piper? How did you miss mentioning that? Was Joe showing his superior character when he skimmed money off from Hunter Biden’s illicit gains made on the Biden name? Was Joe showing his superior character when he demanded the Ukraine Government to fire the Attorney General of that country because he was investigating Joe’s son Hunter for talking illicit monies out of Burisma so he could pass off the cream of the finances to his father? How is it Johnny Boy Piper that you can so clearly moan about Trump’s character but completely miss Biden’s character. You are a hypocrite Piper and all the more so seeking to ply your hypocrisy in oh so subtle and slithery of a fashion so as to help Joe Biden win the presidency.
Let’s keep talking about this superior character of Biden you implied existed. (And you implied it existed by mentioning Trump’s gutter character without mentioning Biden’s lower than the gutter character.) By railing against Trump’s character you put your thumb on the scale of the election and gave to Christians a moral equivalency between Biden’s desire to kill the unborn and Trump’s faulty character failing to inform us about the Biden’s fur-ball character. However, to get your Leftist thumb off the scales lets talk some more about Biden’s character.
Biden’s character includes, lying about the truck driver in the accident that killed his first wife and daughter. Biden has been lying about this for FORTY-SEVEN YEARS insisting that the man driving the truck that hit his wife was drunk when it has long been established, by the ruling judge in the case, that the man was not drunk and it was Biden’s wife who was at fault in the accident for running a stop sign. Is this the type of morally superior Character that negates Trump’s pro-life position Johnny? Is this the type of character you think should be in the White House? Rev. Dr. Piper you find this kind of sustained lying and character attack to be superior?
Want more of Joe Biden’s superior character that Rev. John Piper failed to mention while slamming Trump for his admittedly shameful character? Here we have Joe Biden who had to drop out of the 1988 for having plagiarized whole biographical sections from some other politician’s life (Neil Kinnock) in order to embellish his own life story. Biden did this while speaking from the stump. He took Neil Kinnock’s life and made it his own and he did it in order to gain votes.
Let’s remember… we are mentioning these character faults of Biden because Rev. Dr. Johnny Boy Piper insisted that Trump’s character was an issue in terms of how Christians vote but said not a word about the despicable low life character of Joe Biden thus seeking to subtly support Joe Biden’s candidacy over Trump for President.
What about Joe Biden’s lies about which college he went to and how high he graduated from his law school? Both lies. Joe said he went to a black college. Lie. Joe said he graduated in the top 50% of law school class. Joe graduated 76th out of 85. The man is a congenital liar.
What about Joe Biden’s whopper saying that found his father telling him, when as a boy he saw two boys kissing, that “Joey, it’s simple. They love each other.” This supposedly happened in the 1950’s Scranton. We are supposed to believe this crap?
Now, remember, I stipulate that Trump is a moral reprobate. Remember, I’m not voting for Trump. My point here is that John Piper by writing this article inveighing against Trump’s character was lying by omission when he said nothing about the same sleaze-ball character of Joe Biden. Piper, in this article is subtly campaigning for Biden. He is telling Christians that a vote for Trump is not morally superior to voting for Biden since Trump is such a moral lowlife.
And yet we see here that Biden is every bit the moral lowlife that Trump is. So… if you think you have to vote for one of the two moral lowlifes (I don’t) you should probably vote for the moral lowlife who isn’t going to compound his rancid character by killing babies.
With that piece by Piper, I have no higher a view of Piper’s character than I do of Trump’s or Biden’s character. Lucifer could not have deceived as well as Piper in that article.
Just one more reason to hate America’s clergy corps.