Rev. Barber Uses The Bible To Stomp On Trump After Calling Himself ‘The Chosen One’ And ‘The Second Coming Of God’
On Thursday, Rev. William Barber took to Twitter to respond to Donald Trump’s comments calling himself the “Chosen One” and the “Second Coming of God.”
In response to a tweet from “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough that highlighted the president’s messianic quotes, Barber decided to quote from the Bible to school Trump.
He quoted from the fourth chapter of the Book of Daniel, which describes the ruin of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar, a prideful ruler who bragged about the great city he had built.
“King Nebuchadnezzar… boasted, ‘Look at this, Babylon the great! And I built it all by myself… to display my honor and glory!’” Barber wrote. “The words were no sooner out of his mouth than a voice out of heaven spoke, ‘This is the verdict… your kingdom is taken from you.’”
Barber then quoted from Daniel 4:27 to offer the president advice for how he should behave going forward.
“So, king, take my advice: Make a clean break with your sins and start living for others,” Barber wrote. “Quit your wicked life and look after the needs of the down-and-out.”
“So, king, take my advice: Make a clean break with your sins and start living for others. Quit your wicked life and look after the needs of the down-and-out.”
— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) August 22, 2019