Reclaiming evangelicalism: How US churches are distancing themselves from Donald Trump | Christian News on Christian Today – Bad Move
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The National Association of Evangelicals, which represents 45,000 churches across 40 different denominations, this week sought to clarify who evangelicals are when the word has been conflated with support for Donald Trump.
It’s amazing just how much Evangelistic distaste there is among so-called Christians for anyone who supports President Trump. The attachment of the word evangelicals to dole of whites who have been deemed the main supporters of Mr. Trump is literally blowing up the religious universe not only in the United States but everywhere. It seems that supporting the person whom God has placed in an office of power is no longer an acceptable position for Christians to be in according to those who see it as condolence of past sins.
Rom 13:11-12 (MSG)
11 But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. 12 The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. The keyword in these verses is “Oblivious to God” a summons if you will be aware of what He is doing in the time and season we are in.
So, what really is the issue here? Is it the fact that white evangelicals were the majority of those who rose up and swayed an election of someone who isn’t aligned to a perfect life, or is it that a majority of the so-called Christian based leadership in America couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a man that made the same mistakes as many of them have made. And if you add to that God is making it clear His work is at hand, there may be an embarrassment of sorts that side along with it. The thing is it doesn’t matter whether it was Baptist or the Catholics or the Assembly of God who supported Mr. Trump in the election, whoever did must be considered a blight on the premise of religious leadership within America.
I see this as a rebuke by those who totally missed the work of the Spirit of God in a day and hour where sin and all manner of evil atrocities are at work in the world. If we let our spiritual sensibilities arise for just a moment we would see that for God to reveal the evil that for years has had prominence within our governmental forces requires someone to take a stance against it who’s a character is not prone to meekness. That individual just happened to be Mr. Trump a man whose character is all-sufficient to not be swayed by a barrage of evil political hypocrisy present within our media and party affiliates. But rather than embrace this effort of God they see demeaning it as an all-out work to embolden their religious stigma.
Surely your smart enough to know that not one of the other Republican candidates who ran for president could have faced this much evil ism by those in opposition and still be in office today. It boggles the spiritual mind to think that we have a right to determine what kind of person God is to use to fight against the evils we won’t even mention. These self-righteous morons would rather that a woman who had ties to evil intents throughout her political career and would have clearly continued in the dark mannered efforts of the progressive left is better than a man who just like them has sinned in the past. Believe me when I say its best I stay away from such prominent hypocrites.
There could be an added issue in all of this that might be more alarming to us than we know in the aspect that the present evil that has taken over our government, education, and media could be underwritten by these same religious leaders who’ve found power to be a thing their not willing to let go of. What do I mean by that? If God is on the move to reveal all the evil workings going on around us so that we take notice and by prayer bring about change then maybe that includes the evil in any works they have been privy to enforce upon those not in awareness. Remember when it comes to house cleaning times He starts with His own.
Isaiah 44:7-8 (MSG)
7 Who compares with me? Speak up. See if you measure up. From the beginning, who else has always announced what’s coming? So what is coming next? Anybody want to venture a try? It’s pretty straight forward when it comes to God doing what he wants to do. 8 Don’t be afraid, and don’t worry: Haven’t I always kept you informed, told you what was going on? You’re my eyewitnesses: Have you ever come across a God, a real God, other than me? There’s no Rock like me that I know of.” If leadership thinks He isn’t going to clean up all things before the return of the Lord then we are in sight of fools who can’t discern the truth that evil does not win.