Updated: Oct 7, 2022
Recently Beth Moore made this statement: “I have never seen anything in these United States of America I found more astonishingly seductive & dangerous to the saints of God than Trumpism,” the founder of Living Proof Ministries said in her tweet. Link to article here.
Moore had more strong words for her “fellow” Christian leaders.
“We will be held responsible for remaining passive in this day of seduction to save our own skin while the saints we’ve been entrusted to serve are being seduced, manipulated, USED and stirred up into a lather of zeal devoid of the Holy Spirit for political gain,” she tweeted.
I do not believe these are days for mincing words. I’m 63 1/2 years old & I have never seen anything in these United States of America I found more astonishingly seductive & dangerous to the saints of God than Trumpism. This Christian nationalism is not of God. Move back from it”. — Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) December 13, 2020
So what has taken Christians so long to come to this conclusion? Many people have been pointing this out for an exceptionally long time, yet many Christians have fallen into the Cult of Trump and remain there. The danger of moral failure with regards to abortion, socialism etc. may lie with the Democrats yet we now have the Republican party that is flirting with Fascism and Dictatorship on a grand scale.
The transactional excuse that so many Christians have leaned on regarding Trump is just a symptom of our sin as the Body of Christ. You cannot make deals with a morally bankrupt individual and expect to be Christ-like in your life.
Author and columnist David French published a column Sunday in The Dispatch titled, “The Dangerous Idolatry of Christian Trumpism,” maintaining that “the frenzy and the fury of the post-election period has laid bare the sheer idolatry and fanaticism of Christian Trumpism.” Link HERE
There is certainly no reason to vilify people who voted for Trump and felt he was a good choice. That’s America, we can vote for whomever we wish.
But to become so radicalized and to contemplate acts of evil, revolution, bombings, killings etc. is Satanic. No excuses. To say you will die for trump is Godless, evil, and riddled with the hopelessness of our culture. To allow your self to be manipulated by con artists posing as pastors and prophets while blindly accepting unfounded conspiracy theories is also a Satanic and foolish enterprise.
Leaders like Franklin Graham, John MacArthur, Eric Metaxas, and the Texas GOP embody a form of fanaticism that can only lead to deadly violence. There is not a theological or biblical defense for it. The false witness, vitriol and slander directly contradict biblical commands. When core biblical values are optional, and support for Donald Trump is not, then idolatry is the result.