If you needed another reason not to read “Charisma News”, then click the link and read the article…
It’s interesting — Several years ago, when Bill Clinton was messing around with interns, Christians were (rightfully) angry, and wanted him impeached. Now there is Donald Trump, who appears to be even more morally inferior than Clinton, and yet there are many American Christians who support him. (Although, I would argue that most American Christians do not support Trump.) But why would any Christian support Trump?
Listening to the Trump-supporting Christians lately, I’ve come to this conclusion:
These Christians are no longer looking to the president to represent them, but are rather now looking to the president to protect them.
Protect them from what? I’ve also noticed that the Trump-supporting Christians tend to be the Christians who believe the world is going to end in the next ten years or so. And so, they believe life is soon going to be much more difficult for Christians (and there may be some truth to that). But, because of their brand of eschatology, they believe there is no more work to be done, they’ve been rejected, and they see themselves as little more than victims until Jesus comes back. They’re angry as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore.
They want to usher in the end. Their fascination with Trump is the same as their fascination with disaster movies. Despite the fact that they see Trump as the saviour of America, they really don’t care if Trump destroys the country — that’s really what they want. They see God as a revolutionary, who no longer has any influence in America other than to kill and destroy. They say they want to be triumphant in the current order of things, but secretly wish they won’t be.
If Trump does become president, and if God is behind that, then I believe that will be an act of judgement by God. An act of judgement on the American Church for selling its soul to politics. If God is using Trump, then of course it’ll lead to triumph, just in a very different way than the Trump-supporting Christians think.
Update: Here’s another recent “Charisma News” article which supports what I’ve written above…