Is Donald Trump The Messiah?

It is written:

Daniel 7:13-14-“I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. 14  Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.”

I still remember with shock when Donald Trump shared the following Tweet on August 21, 2019:

“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. ‘President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And most importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.’ Wow!”

Not only did our former President share a Tweet from a man who praised him as being as loved as the Second Coming, but who claimed that he was as loved as the King (notice the capital “K” in King) of Israel. More then that, Trump thanks Wayne Allyn Root for the “very nice words,” and ended with “Wow!”

Wow, indeed.

Of course, many Christians were shocked and outraged that a President would share such sentiments, as these are the very embodiment of antichrist (cf. 1 1 John 2:18-22). Sadly, many Christians defended these words and sentiments. Some I shared this with told me I was a bold faced liar and that Trump would never make such a claim. Even when I directed them to the Tweet on his then functioning Twitter account, I was called a liar and a deceiver.

Many people would rather be comforted with a political lie than with the truth.

Given this background, it should not perhaps be surprising that we find people today who proudly endorse their belief that Donald Trump is the Messiah, the Son of God.

For example, consider these words from a recently released book:

“PRESIDENT DONALD J. Trump is the King of Kings, And Lord of Lords! The Son of Man who will be seen seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven! You have read that correctly! President Donald Trump is the Christ for this age! The Son of King David! Prophecies of Jesus and all the prophets point to President Donald J. Trump as the Son of Man, the Christ….For Christians, it will be a total shock to see that President Donald Trump is the Christ. I have to say that it is funny that Christians did not catch on that Trump is the Christ, for they have ever awaited the Christ’s coming, and they have not seen it playing out in front of their own eyes till now. Or should I say that it is more heartbreaking than it is funny. Every time these Christians have seen the news, watching how liberals and Jewish media spew hate and spur division across this land about Trump, they never saw the life of the Son of Man playing out in front of them. It is more than tragic; it is catastrophic, to say the least.” (Helgard Müller, President Donald J. Trump, The Son of Man, 8-10 (Kindle Edition); Outskirts Press, Inc.)

Yes, you have read that correctly.

Now, Mr. Muller makes the claim in his book that the phrase “Son of Man” has specific reference to Donald Trump. Indeed, while discussing Matthew 12:8 and Luke 6:5, Muller tells us:

“Christians mistakenly take the phrase “Son of Man” in this passage to refer to Jesus Himself.” (Helgard Müller, President Donald J. Trump, The Son of Man, 8 (Kindle Edition); Outskirts Press, Inc)

What shall we make of this interesting argument?

First of all, it is true that sometimes in the Old Testament the phrase “son of man” had reference to humanity in general. The Prophet Ezekiel, for example, was often referred to as the “son of man.” This was a reference to Ezekiel’s humanity.

Second, the phrase “Son of Man” was also used in the Old Testament to refer to a Divine Person Who was God, but who was distinguished from God (the Father). We see this clearly for example in Daniel 7:13-14, where the Son of Man assumes a position of authority and power equal to that of the “Ancient Of Days.”

Speaking of this interesting text, Bowman and Komoszewski write:

“We should note that there is at least one biblical text that speaks explicitly of people “serving” Jesus Christ. The book of Daniel contains a vision in which people of all nations, tribes, and languages “serve” someone who is “like a Son of Man” (Dan. 7:13 NASB). In the New Testament we learn that Jesus Christ, of course, is that Son of Man (e.g., John 9:35-38; Rev. 1:12-18). In the Septuagint version of Daniel, the word translated “serve” is latreuo, which is also used in the Rahlfs edition of the Septuagint and in other critical editions of the Greek Old Testament. In the Greek version of Daniel produced in the late second century A.D. by Theodotion, the word translated “serve” is douloo, a far more common Greek word that has a broader range of meanings. Whichever Greek translation one chooses to follow, the underlyingAramaic word (Daniel 2:4-7:28 was originally written in Aramaic, not Hebrew) is pelach, a word that is always used to refer to rendering religious service or performing religious rituals in honor of a deity.6 In other words, latreuo is an excellent Greek translation of pelach. That is why all extant ancient Greek versions of Daniel usually use latreuo elsewhere in Daniel to translate pelach (Dan. 3:12, 14, 18, 28; 6:16, 20 [6:17, 21 in Greek] ).7 In the earlier chapters of the book, Daniel and his Jewish friends had refused to “serve” the image of Nebuchadnezzar or to “serve” Darius, identifying themselves as those who “serve” only their God, the living God (3:12, 14, 17, 18, 28; 6:16, 20). In this setting, the vision of people from all nations “serving” the Son of Man presents ents a startling contrast. The “service” that Daniel and his friends refused to give to Nebuchadnezzar’s image or to Darius, Daniel envisions all nations giving to the heavenly Son of Man. Daniel’s reference to the Son of Man being “served” implies a divine status for the Son of Man, not merely because of the use of that one word, but because cause of the context in which it is used. The universal sovereignty attributed to the Son of Man is earlier attributed to Daniel’s God by the Babylonian and Persian kings. The signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me I am pleased to recount. How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his sovereignty is from generation to generation. (4:2-3, emphasis added) When that period was over, I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me. I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored the one who lives forever. For his sovereignty is an everlasting sovereignty, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation. (4:34, emphasis added) I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people should tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: For he is the living God, enduring forever. His kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion has no end. (6:26, emphasis added) This language of a kingdom that will not be destroyed and that will endure forever is then applied to the kingdom of the Son of Man. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting ing dominion that shall notpass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed. (7:14, emphasis added) Within this larger context, the reference to all peoples “serving” the Son of Man is confirmed as an expression of religious devotion. The One whom you regard as the Ruler of your entire universe for all time is by definition your God, and it would be the height of folly not to render religious devotion or service to him.’” (Robert Bowman & J. Ed Komoszewski, Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ, 636-658 (Kindle Edition); Grand Rapids, Michigan; Kregel Publications)

Third, the Bible absolutely shows us that this “Son of Man” is none other then Jesus Christ.

Consider:

Matthew 16:13-When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

Could Jesus’ words be any more plain? He clearly refers to Himself as the “Son of Man.”

Again, Muller says that Christians mistakenly apply the title “Son of Man” to Jesus when we read:

Matthew 12:8-For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

Luke 6:5-And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

However, in both of these passages, the Person under discussion Who Jesus says has power over the Sabbath is Jesus Himself!

In other words, Jesus is the Son of Man.

Again, consider how Jesus is referred to as the Son of Man in the famous discourse to Nicodemus:

John 3:14-22-No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15  that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18  “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19  And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20  For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21  But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

Indeed, the author’s willful ignorance of Scripture on this matter is simply heartbreaking.

For example, he writes:

“The Christian Church unknowingly and knowingly denied that the four gospels in the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—in fact referred to two individual Deities, and therefore made Jesus, who is the Son of God, also the Son of Man. These lies that we have been told over two millennia that Jesus who is the Son of God, is also the Son of Man have made us unaware and destined away from the truth.” (Helgard Müller, President Donald J. Trump, The Son of Man, 33 (Kindle Edition); Outskirts Press, Inc)

In fact, this claim itself makes one wonder if the writer of this book has even read the New Testament. Claiming that the titles “Son of Man” and “Son of God” do not both refer to Jesus is easily refuted back in Matthew 16.

Matthew 16:13-19-When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14  So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15  He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16  Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17  Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18  And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19  And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Don’t miss the fact that Jesus here refers to Himself as the Son of Man (Matthew 16:13), and then commends and applauds Peter for then calling Jesus the Son of God (Matthew 16:16-19)!

Friends, Donald Trump is NOT the Messiah.

Donald Trump is NOT the Son of God

Donald Trump is NOT the King of kings.

These titles belong to Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ ALONE.

Matthew 11:28-30-Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

He died for you, was buried, and arose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).

His Word tells us:

John 8:24-Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

Luke 13:3-I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

Mark 16:16-He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Acts 2:38-Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Friends, don’t be deceived by the lying spirits of this age.

Turn to Jesus today!

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

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