Donald Trump And The White Supremacists' Interpretation Of The Bible
|The Face Of Christianity - Intimidation And Slavery|
When Donald Trump was elected president of the USA, many Christians in Africa, and particularly in Nigeria, saw in Trump the reincarnation of their Jesus.
They started trumpeting how ‘the Donald’ has ordered that prayers must be said before official functions are carried out at the white house. How he has started early morning devotion at the white house; etc.
But, is Mr Trump a Christian? Yes, he is a Christian like every other white supremacist. Do they read the bible? Yes; only Romans 13:1-7 (1 - “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”)
This same Romans 13 was used to enslave Africans during the transatlantic slave trade. Colonialists used it to colonise Africa. It was also used by Hitler and his Nazi followers to send the Jews to the gas chambers.
Their method was first to convert their victims to Christianity. Then, these victims are meant to obey the words of God. And one of those God’s words is Apostle Paul’s opinion as contained in his letter to Romans, chapter 13.
The implication is that anyone who goes against the ‘words of God’ as contained in Romans 13 has effectively disobeyed God. And the punishment for this type of disobedience is straight to hell fire. Thus, it is better for their victims to remain in captivity than disobey God to avoid hell fire.
Fast forward to the year 2018; déjà vu, Jeff Sessions, attorney general of the US with the support of Mr Trump quoted their favourite bible chapter (Romans 13) in support of their policy of separating migrant children from their parents.
Besides, these separated children and their parents are Christians. Perhaps their own Christian god is different from the Christian god of Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump. Apparently, they both understand the Christian bible from different perspectives.
While the poor migrants believe in the parable of the good Samaritan as told by Jesus in Luke 10:25-37 – “Love your neighbour as yourself”, Trump and Sessions believe in Apostle Paul and his letter to Romans, Chapter 13. Just to satisfy the white supremacy in them.
Ironically, Trump loves his children, especially his daughter Ivanka, dearly. But he can stand to see other parents lose their children indefinitely. Some of these parents have committed suicide because they lost their children.
Sometime ago I read somewhere in the Christian bible where it says; “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12. Hopefully this chapter hasn’t been erased from their bible.
And so, when the migrants landed at the US border armed with Jesus’ good Samaritan parable, they discovered in a rude way another statement of Jesus as written in Matthew 10:34. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
Just like Hitler put the Jews in concentration camps, Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump has caged migrant children they separated from their parents. I guess caging these children is what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 19:14, "Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Jesus is now heaven according to Christians. And I guess he is over there watching these children inside cages in America crying day and night for their parents. How long will they cry before Jesus hears their cries and save them? And these are the same children he said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to.
It baffles me how Africans cannot understand that Christianity is a scam – a tool of white supremacists to dominate the rest of the world.
For instance, Matthew 5:38-40 quoted Jesus as follows: 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”
Thus, when a slave master slaps his slave, the slave must not retaliate, but should turn the other cheek for more slaps. This same thing applied when a colonial master sued to take the gold in Africa, Africans handed over their diamonds as well. Obviously, you must obey the bible as they say.
Until Africans return to the real GOD their forefathers worshipped, they will continue to turn the other cheek and continue to lose their belongings. As for my household and I, we will continue to worship the God of my ancestors – CHI-UKWU (the greatest GOD).