…appoint elders* in every city as I commanded you—if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop** must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict (Titus 1:5–9, NKJV).
* “Elders,” from the Greek presbyteros, meaning “older man and older woman, who may or may not be official leaders of the church.”
** “Bishop,” from the Greek episkopos, meaning “overseer or supervisor.” This word was often used to refer to official titles in civil life.
This is the Bible’s directive for any leader. Donald Trump fulfills very little (if any) of this criteria. Let’s tally:
The list goes on.
How any Bible-believing Christian can consider voting for Trump is baffling to me.
And please don’t conflate a denouncement of Trump for an endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I don’t know much about her policies—something I’ll correct between now and Election Day—but she at least scores higher on this list than he does.
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