According To Some Christians Who Don’t Support Trump Are Betraying God…

“Right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald said on his “The MC Files” show this week that Christians who oppose Donald Trump are betraying God.

(I guess he’s unaware that supporting Trump effectively means ignoring everything Jesus, a Middle Eastern refugee, said.)”

“We recognize what God has done in Donald Trump and we recognize that he’s anointed an imperfect man,” McDonald continued, “but we understand he’s anointed an imperfect man for a perfect time in history, for such a time as this, and we are never going to betray him because in betraying him, we’re going to betray the call that God has put on him.

“It would be better for you religious types to get in the trench with us and start fighting for your country instead of fighting against it and being a bunch of scumbags and tearing the country down with your religious malarkey,” he added. “All the religious malarkey in the world is not going to save America, folks. The only person who is going to save this country is the God of Heaven and he is trying to do it. He’s trying to help us and he’s got a man in office that is trying to help it and save it and it would be wise to get behind him.

“Imagine how pathetic your religious myth has to be for Donald Trump to be the superhero.

In any case, McDonald just wrote off a whole bunch of people, given that Trump’s approval is sinking even among the religious. Only 50% of Protestants approve of him. And only 36% of Catholics. Those numbers aren’t suddenly going to spike up just because his administration made another brown baby cry. Even for white evangelicals — the core of Trump’s base and McDonald’s viewers — the approval has dropped from 78% after the inauguration to 69% earlier this year.

(via Right Wing Watch)”

Saw the above article in Friendly Atheist the other day. Really got me thinking. Just what is the fundamental difference (if any) between these extremists and the extremists we’ve been fighting for years in the Middle East? I’ve asked that question of Trump supporters and not a one has been able to provide a satisfactory rational  answer to that question. IMO.

Perhaps some devout Evangelical reader can offer up an answer that will hold water.

Give it a shoot. All comments are welcome as long as they remain civil.

 

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Les Carpenter

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4 thoughts on “According To Some Christians Who Don’t Support Trump Are Betraying God…”

  1. Here’s the rub Les… a theology that Trump is anointed by God and therefore deserves our support, because we’re Christians, is interesting to say the least.

    I know you’re not a believer, but indulge me.

    This belief springs from a view that God appoints certain people as our rulers and authorities, and as such, we are to pray for them, respect them, and, as the author above says, essentially follow him because he’s anointed.

    Now the struggle I have with this theology is two fold. First, did people who are now appealing to us to support Pres Trump as God’s anointed, also call for this during the Obama administration? No, of course not.

    Second, if this is indeed your theology, that God anoints specific people as leaders of people, then we must believe every leader is one of God’s anointed. In that case, what do we do with leaders like Hitler, Pol Pot, Tojo, Stalin, etc.?

    To accept this theology of the anointed, we must accept that all leaders are anointed by God, the good with the bad. And in that bad, we’ve got some horrific leaders.

    How do people square this?

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    1. To accept this theology is to accept rule by divine right. Something I wholly reject and was one of the reasons liberal democracy took hold in the west sometime back.

      To accept this would also confirm God is a tyrant installing earthly tyrants to ho;d the peons in line. I’ve read the old testament as well as the new. Lets just say the Old Testament is not a book I would ever live by. And, the New Testament has been manipulated since its early development by human power lust by folks who Never knew Christ. I could go on forever (figuratively) but I’ll simply say that’s my opinion.

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