“But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head”
When I saw the headline on the evening of November 6, “Fox News projects Democrats capture House of Representatives,” a great heaviness settled over me. First, there were all those prophecies of a red wave that I knew would never come to pass, although I believe that in the end the behavior of the left will come home to roost for them. I hope that those who prophesied wrongly of a “red tsunami” will now have the grace and humility to publicly admit error and apologize.
With the loss of the House of Representatives, there will now be trouble, turmoil and paralysis in Washington and for the nation. For two years I have been calling for prayer for President Trump, saying that if he would not learn that you cannot win by insulting enemies and calling them names there would be losses. I have lamented the fact that for two years many fellow Christians have argued with me to justify his tone, as if denigrating and dishonoring others were a good and needed thing. Why didn’t we understand the Scriptures and the heart of our Lord? Proverbs 12:18 “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.” OR, 16:7, “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” I lay the responsibility for Republican losses in the House of Representatives squarely on the shoulders of both President Donald Trump and many of us who identify as evangelical Christians. You cannot win friends and influence enemies or win them to your point of view by insulting people and calling them names.