The following article contains so many astute observations, it was hard to select excerpts from it. The WHOLE article needs to be read.
Speak Truth to Trump
Evangelicals, of all people, should not be silent about Donald Trump’s blatant immorality.
by Andy Crouch/ October 10, 2016
…there is plenty of critique and criticism of the Democratic candidate from Christians, including evangelical Christians
But not all evangelical Christians—in fact, alas, most evangelical Christians, judging by the polls—have shown the same critical judgment when it comes to the Republican nominee.
We can never collude when idolatry becomes manifest, especially when it demands our public allegiance.
Most Christians who support Trump have done so with reluctant strategic calculation, largely based on the president’s power to appoint members of the Supreme Court. Important issues are indeed at stake, including the right of Christians and adherents of other religions to uphold their vision of sexual integrity and marriage even if they are in the cultural minority.
But there is a point at which strategy becomes its own form of idolatry—an attempt to manipulate the levers of history in favor of the causes we support. Strategy becomes idolatry, for ancient Israel and for us today, when we make alliances with those who seem to offer strength—the chariots of Egypt, the vassal kings of Rome—at the expense of our dependence on God who judges all nations, and in defiance of God’s manifest concern for the stranger, the widow, the orphan, and the oppressed. Strategy becomes idolatry when we betray our deepest values in pursuit of earthly influence. And because such strategy requires capitulating to idols and princes and denying the true God, it ultimately always fails.
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