The name of God is blasphemed … because of you. (Rom 2:24)
I believe that Donald Trump IS God’s current choice as president of the USA – but not for the reason his ‘evangelical’ supporters think.
God has no desire or intention to Make America Great ‘Again’.
He who exalts his gate seeks destruction. (Prov 17: 9)
God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble (James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5)
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate. (Prov 8: 13)
When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom. (Prov 11:2)
By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom (Prov 13:10)
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. (Prov 16:8)
A proud and haughty man—“Scoffer” is his name; He acts with arrogant pride. (Prov 21: 24)
I have no interest in who America selects as the next president. But I am concerned by the way US evangelicals have embraced and continue to embrace Donald Trump as a saviour figure. From the very beginning this has brought the gospel and Jesus into disrepute -because of evangelical devotion to Trump and his very blatant disregard for truth or morality.
Recently I’ve seen prominent “Christians” proclaiming that a true Christian would have to vote for Trump and not Biden. I find it ironic that in my eyes, Trump’s major achievement has been to bring unity to the extreme charismatic prophets who proclaimed Trump to be a modern day Cyrus, and the extreme cessationists who usually denounce everything associated with those ‘prophets’.
I’m not writing this to promote any politician or political ideology. I write it as a cry to promote JESUS not politicians. To seek and serve the Kingdom of God not worldly kingdoms. And to avoid the idolatry of patriotism.
So many are getting caught up in worldly politics – as if any side of the political spectrum is able or willing to legislate godliness. Christians should be promoting JESUS not any worldly politician or politician ideology. I find this devotion to politics and nationalism (patriotic idolatry) is one of Satan’s strongest holds on the church today.