Trump vs. Christianity & Revelation 13

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Rev 13:4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

I read a fellow blogger’s post yesterday and I admire his courage in being honest about how he feels about the leaders of two countries: his own and America.  My post the same day mentions Trump, who I dislike and do not respect, however, unlike Kaahsh my writing reflects a sanitized and watered-down version of what I really feel.  Today, I am changing that.

I am immensely fearful about what is going on in America, no, I don’t mean the pandemic and lock down,  I want to talk about Trump and his destruction of our country.  When he was first elected I remember being shocked at his antics:  name calling, lying, and lack of empathy to name just a few.  I used to eagerly get on news stations while drinking my morning decaf to see what new low he reached.  True to form, every day he seemed to hit a strange and unfamiliar rock-bottom in cunning and evil. Sometimes I feel like I am living in an episode of the Twilight Zone, having him in the White House. Since his election, Trump, has stirred every misogynistic, racist, homophobic and hate-filled thought every person with deep, dark recesses of ideas may have tried to hide.  Trump’s behavior nourishes and encourages the meanest and most frightening parts of some people, encouraging them and egging them on to carry out unspeakable acts.  I believe he is vicariously enjoying every moment of chaos and mayhem he deliberately causes. I am astonished and stunned that so many people cannot see his transparent motives of annihilation, especially Christians. I am appalled that Evangelicals revere him to a point of thinking he is a Messiah and appointed by God. If he is in anyway destined to fill a Religious position I see him as 666, the beast, or the anti-Christ.

I haven’t been writing to this blog for awhile but, my enthusiasm for writing is being re-nourished by not venturing outside my apartment for the duration of this lock-down.  Trump’s cultivation of what is the sickest, most despicable parts of some of his adherent’s natures and their subsequent death threats and hatred for those who oppose their hallowed leader can be daunting and terror inspiring.  I didn’t say it yesterday but am doing so today: we need to put apprehension aside and speak out about this administration’s extermination of our way of life. I applaud other Christian’s who see Trump for who he really is: the embodiment of all that is despicable.  We need to follow intelligent Christians who are prophetic voices warning us about Trump and his scheming ways of deluding those who should be standing up in fierce opposition.  Pastor John Pavlovitz’s blog is a refreshing place to start.

 

~ by Andrea T on May 14, 2020.

2 Responses to “Trump vs. Christianity & Revelation 13”

  1. Andrea, this could be the start of such an interesting conversation. As I read Revelation, it is important to call evil out but it’s also important to keep in mind that our war is not against flesh and blood. It’s against spiritual authorities manifesting in the physical world. In this case, what I see when I look at Trump is first of all a guy with obvious psychological problems and various people (from rich donors to black-hearted Republicans to a corrupt system) holding him up. It’s that system we need to fight against.
    I agree something needs to be done to stop this. But more at the level of what is making it so Evangelicals and so many others are looking for this kind of pseudo-Messiah, the kind who will tell them what they want to hear.
    I wish I had answers there, but I have for a long time been thinking that Evangelicals and others seem to believe in a very different God from my own. I haven’t yet thought of Trump as their new Messiah though. That’s a deep and scary thought. Thank you for your courage in writing this. I put down to notify me of new comments by email in case you want to continue the conversation.
    Regardless, I will check out that blog you mentioned at the end. Thank you.

    • Thanks so much for your insightful comment. I would love to have a discussion with you, When I read Revelation I was trying to think of which of the three beasts Trump represents? Maybe none and the Bible isn’t talking about him after all. I do see him as the embodiment of evil, however. I agree with you… my God is different, HE loves the poor, the widow, the children and “the least of these.” Trump seems to like and encourage all of those who believe opposite. As for Evangelicals, I have two Evangelical friends who think Trump was placed on the throne oops, in the White House by God. He defunded Planned parenthood and is against abortion… really I’d wager the only time he ever thought about abortion was when it was to save his own neck. Planned Parenthood also provided free gynecological care to poor women who had problems or couldn’t afford a pap smear test. Trump is very sly… I watched him at a few White House Prayer breakfasts and he doesn’t know the words to the Our Father or, he shifts around nervously when a prayer is said. Revelation mentions “many will be deceived.” And to me, that’s where Trump comes in. It is shocking to me that a corrupt president like Trump has given permission to all the hidden, dark things of the world to come out to the light… like cockroaches that scatter when a switch is turned on. But Trump and his roaches are getting used to light. That’s what is frightening to me… I had no idea there were so very many of them in government and in high places.

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