One of the things that disturbs me no end – and should bother every true follower of Jesus Christ – is how when it comes to politics and election time, countless Christians will basically throw away everything they claim to believe and endorse, as they shill for candidates as if they are the messiah, and basically renounce their faith in the process.
All the values, principles and beliefs which are meant to characterise the follower of Jesus Christ are simply thrown out the window as their overwhelming passion for some political figure takes priority over everything else – even the Lord they claim to serve.
The temptation to run with human vanity and pride, worldly power, and humanistic answers to spiritual problems is a recurring one. Throughout both the Bible and church history we see this happening time and time again. Folks claiming to be God’s people will reject every clearly stated biblical principles on these matters as they actively seek to elevate some human ruler, deify some politician, or idolise some leader.
And it certainly is idolatry, pure and simple. The Bible is one hundred per cent clear on this. We are not to put our trust in princes or horses or pagan alliances or human powers. That is always a recipe for disaster, yet God’s people keep doing this over and over again.
It is sinful, it is rebellious, it is idolatrous, and it is blasphemous. Yet so many believers do it anyways – they treat some human leader as if he was the long-awaited messiah and shill for him accordingly. The end overtakes any means, and anything and everything is done to get this leader into power.
And every day I find countless examples of this idolatry. The cult of Trump has been one of the most shocking things I have come across in recent years. I expect pagans to treat some mere mortal as if he were Jesus Christ, but when I see people claiming to be Christians doing this it makes me sick to the stomach. How must Almighty God feel about this rank idolatry?
It is one thing to prefer Trump over Hillary, and to acknowledge he is a very flawed candidate who really is not even a conservative, and try to make some sort of case as to why we must nonetheless support him. But millions of his groupies go completely beyond this, insisting that he is the perfect man, the chosen one, indeed, God’s own special and anointed choice.
They actually claim they have some inside track on God’s inner purposes and plans as they insist that Trump is the blessed and favoured servant of God, come to save not just America but all the earth! There have been far too many of these loons running wild with this utter nonsense.
There are plenty of cases I can point to here. Consider just two recent examples of this. The first is this completely bizarre rant which I just received as a comment to my site:
THESE TWO MEN CRUZ and KASICH , AS WELL AS OTHER ” REPUBLICAN ” SENATORS AND CONGRESS MEN and WOMEN HAVE ACTED IN A MANNER NOT BEFITTING THEIR ELECTED OFFICES (TO SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ) !!
THEY HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT DIVISION , STRIFE AND DISCORD !!
THEY ARE IN REBELLION AGAINST THE GOD OF THIS NATION AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE !!!
NOW, YOU AMERICAN VOTERS, TAKE NOTE COME NOVEMBER !!
BY YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO VOTE , REMOVE THOSE REBELLIOUS POLITICIANS ; ALL OF THEM ; DEMOCRATS INCLUDED !!
I / WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED AND WANT UNITY IN THIS NATION !!
UNITY IS A MUST IN ORDER FOR THINGS TO GET BACK ON A GODLY TRACK !!
DONALD TRUMP , HAS BEEN CHOSEN BY OUR GOD , (JESUS CHRIST ) TO BRING ABOUT GOD’S WILL FOR AMERICA DURING THIS PARTICULAR TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY , NOT OUR OWN WILLS OR UNGODLY DESIRES !!
MATTHEW 6 : 9. After this manner therefore pray ye: OUR FATHER which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10. THY KINGDOM COME ; THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH , AS IT IS IN HEAVEN !.
SO, GUESS WHAT , FATHER’S WILL IS GONNA BE DONE ; REPENT OF YOUR REBELLION AND GET ON BOARD WITH OUR LORD JESUS, THE ONLY TRUE GOD !!!
You just gotta laugh – or weep at such craziness. It is so patently hilarious, but also so patently diabolical. The level of satanic deception here is simply off the charts. While he is obviously a bit of a loon, consider what this ‘Christian leader’ said as he demonstrates that gross, despicable idolatry can come in any form:
I was reading the Bible this morning and I found the perfect verse that explains the success of Donald Trump:
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint” (Is. 40:30-31, MEV).
It’s almost like God created this verse for Donald Trump and this moment in history:
Trump is our energy. More energy than any candidate EVER. He took on the 16 best candidates in GOP history … all younger than him … all with better political credentials … and destroyed them with his energy. You mean that kind of energy in a 70-year old isn’t inspired by God?
Trump renews our strength. Or does the all-time record turnout and all-time record votes for a GOP presidential primary candidate not define “strength?”
With Trump we mount up with wings like eagles. With Trump as our leader there is nothing we can’t do. Any man that can build skyscrapers in Manhattan and vanquish 16 presidential opponents, while spending almost nothing … can lead us to the heights of eagles.
With Trump we run, we are not weary. Just when we get tired of the fight against Obama, Hillary, big government, big business, big media, big unions …just when it all seems impossible to overcome the powerful forces of evil … along comes Trump to re-energize us.
Trump inspires us. Trump gives us hope. Trump gives us confidence in victory. Trump gives us just a touch of arrogance. Maybe God understands that’s exactly what we need right at this late stage to save America.
So, let me repeat my message to Christians: “You’re missing the boat.”
Wow! Double wow! One of the most heretical things you can do is now being done by this guy: rewrite the very Word of God and misuse it for your own carnal and worldly agendas. We expect militant atheists, radical homosexuals, and deceptive cults to do this, but when we have those claiming to be good Christians doing this? Really? Mind-boggling!
And “a touch of arrogance”. So a little poison is OK? A little sin is something God is happy to use and bless? Is this guy for real? The sin of pride is among the most harshly condemned sins in all of Scripture, yet this guy thinks it is actually really neat stuff.
Why any Christian magazine would print this garbage is completely beyond me. This is not just diabolical deception of the highest order, but this is blasphemous idolatry which Scripture everywhere condemns in the strongest of language. What is wrong with these people?
And the real fruit of all this is just how these Trump cultists treat other Christians. I have seldom had so much reprehensible bile, hatred, poison and filth thrown at me than by these “Christian” Trump supporters. The most ugly, nasty and unChristlike rage pours forth from these guys, complete with plenty of cursing and swearing – all the while these guys tell me they are doing the perfect will of God!
I have had so many of these folks who claim to be Christians and conservatives hating on me because I refuse to fall down and worship their idol. I have lost count of how many have unfriended me on social media sites. It seems for them Jesus Christ is not the one we all rally around and be subservient to, but the Lord Donald Trump.
Satan is having a field day, and when these folks stand before their Lord they will have to give an account for their idolatrous and pagan actions. Their appalling idolatry will be dealt with in a flash, and they will have nothing to say in their defence. They need to repent now.
Oh, and let me finish with one word, unnecessary as it may be to make it: I have said over and over again that genuine Christians and conservatives like Ted Cruz are not going to make America great again. They are not going to save the US. They are not the messiah.
No one but the Lord Jesus Christ when he comes again can make anything great again. As a Christian and a conservative I fully support those politicians who are Christians and conservatives. I cannot and will not support one or the other of these two New York liberals.
One might as well choose between Ahab and Jezebel. One might as well demand that I choose between arsenic and strychnine. I cannot and will not betray my Lord, violate my conscience, betray my principles, and renounce my faith, just for thirty pieces of silver. I will never sell my soul for a sham political messiah.
If that means I get even more ugly hatred and abuse, just as Ted Cruz recently experienced, so be it.