“We Have no King but Caesar” John 19:15
This is what I hear in the background when I see how the Evangelicals keep justifying everything Donald Trump says and does. I know that scripture has to do with the Crucifixion of Jesus and not His birth (it’s Christmas eve 2019) but yet it fits with what’s going on today.
As we know President Trump is very upset because of an article written by magazine Christianity Today that called for Trumps removal. The article cited Trump’s “profoundly immoral” conduct in office among other things and called for his impeachment and removal from office.
Now the magazine has renewed it’s criticism as stated here in this Reuters article:
Christianity Today, the magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham, renewed its criticism of President Donald Trump in a new editorial that cited his “misuses of power” and asked fellow Christians to examine their loyalty to him, days after a controversial editorial that called for his impeachment.
The 130,000-circulation magazine, which has 4.3 million monthly website viewers, in its editorial last week cited Trump’s “profoundly immoral” conduct in office, drawing immediate criticism from Trump and dozens of evangelical leaders.
But the magazine’s president, Timothy Dalrymple, wrote in the editorial, headlined “The Flag in the Whirlwind,” that evangelicals’ embrace of Trump means being tied to his “rampant immorality, greed, and corruption; his divisiveness and race-baiting; his cruelty and hostility to immigrants and refugees.”
“With profound love and respect,” Dalrymple said, “we ask our brothers and sisters in Christ to consider whether they have given to Caesar what belongs only to God: their unconditional loyalty.”
The editorial praised the Trump administration’s judicial appointment, “advocacy of life, family, and religious liberty.” But it said, “It is one thing to praise his accomplishments; it is another to excuse and deny his obvious misuses of power.
Dalrymple pledged to open up a “serious discussion about how our activity as Christians shapes our activity as citizens” in 2020. He declined to be interviewed until after the Christmas holiday.
Not to be outdone, nearly 200 evangelical leaders condemned the article by Christianity Today. In part their statement said that the magazine “offensively questioned the spiritual integrity and Christian witness of tens-of-millions of believers who take seriously their civic and moral obligations,”. In other words these so called “leaders” don’t like it when their sin is laid bare for the world to see. A blind man could see how they’re compromising with the god of this world. In my opinion that’s one of the biggest problem the church has, spiritual blindness.
Their letter to the magazine continues; “We are, in fact, not ‘far-right’ evangelicals as characterized by the author,” the letter said. “Rather, we are Bible-believing Christians and patriotic Americans who are simply grateful that our president has sought our advice as his administration has advanced policies that protect the unborn, promote religious freedom, reform our criminal justice system, contribute to strong working families through paid family leave, protect the freedom of conscience, prioritize parental rights, and ensure that our foreign policy aligns with our values while making our world safer, including through our support of the State of Israel.”
As always it comes back to “support of the State of Israel” for these folks. They believe in the false doctrine of Israel first and the pre-trib rapture with a coming anti-christ. What they don’t (or do) realize is that the man they’re serving is the very same anti-christ they’ve been warning themselves about for decades.
By continuing to support Trump no matter what he says or does, the so called Evangelical leaders are saying “we have no king but Caesar” just as the Pharisees and their followers did at the crucifixion. Soon we will be coming into a time when disloyalty to Trump will be considered a crime. It’s not here yet but it’s coming, you can bet on it. Then these same ‘leaders” will send the thought police and their drones after us, the remnant who refuses to worship the beast or take his mark.
Something shifted in the spiritual realm as we went into the winter solstice this year, 2019. The other day it was dark at 10:30 am like we were going into a sunset. That was a manifestation of something that happened on the spiritual side of the ether. Stay ready at all times, especially spiritually. Jesus said there would be things coming upon the earth that would make mens hearts fail them (Luke 21:26) and I believe we will start seeing some supernatural things. Soon.
Prayed up and prepped up!