“Evangelicals and POTUS make strange Bedfellows,” admittedly was not the best title for the previous post. Moreover, I do get it; it’s offensive to some readers, particularly if you happen to be an Evangelical duped by Trump’s lies, while you hold on with the hope of saving face. We all take great pride in our convictions. At the same time, I did not mean to offend but to inform. Although I am not surprised that it did. One person did leave an interesting comment; he said, ‘annnd blocked.’ That is probably a Facebook friend I will never get back, boohoo. I spoke about a few things that are going on all around us in this country. This thing is called “Freedom of Speech,” covered under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Therefore, I must raise my voice; I have been silent way too long. This blog is about more than political parties; it’s about the love and peace of God being shared freely with every human being on the planet and not just a select few.
This president is perpetually lying to the American people. But we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” (st Pet. 2:9). How can we claim that this man is a Born Again Christian, and he can’t even tell us what his favorite verses of scripture are? Donald Trump is a thief, a con man, and every ungodly thing you might imagine. And before you let it cross your mind, I am not judging him. I am stating facts. His two latest ruses, nominating Amy Coney Barrett before the election with the hope of gaining as many Republican seats as possible. Number two, The New York Times, has uncovered the sad truth about the taxes he should have paid (he found some workarounds). Salvation did not cost me a penny; neither should it cost anyone else because Christ paid it in full. Over 200,000 lives (including Christians who trusted Trump) needlessly snuffed out due to him downplaying this pandemic exposed by author Bob Woodward.
We convince ourselves that God chose this man to be the president when, in fact, the people chose him, by our right to vote or not. Simpler said the Godhead did not vote. God is sovereign over all things; however, we have a free will. He did not override our ability to exercise that free will. The Godhead did not side with the Republicans over the Democrats, but churches will leave us with the impression that He did by citing verses like Dan. 4:17; Jer. 27:5-7, and Psa. 75:6-7. In this country and at this time, we live in a Democracy, not a Theocracy. I wish that it were a Theocracy because there would be a Godly person, chosen by Him, as our Commander And Chief. If we all decided, operative word, DECIDED not to vote, what would happen? I know what would happen, complete and utter chaos, much like what we’re bordering on right now. We would have no laws to govern crime, and we would sink into becoming a third world country, and I have to say this…Donald Trump is leading us into this dystopian nightmare. We, as Christians, don’t seem to know the difference between Theocracy and Democracy. Let’s make a distinction between the two. According to Merriam Webster, a Theocracy is:
“A government of a state (or country) by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided.” A can of chicken soup is more useful than this administration.
Unfortunately, I can’t find the word Theocracy in the Bible; however, we see it in the Davidic Covenant. His lineage was ordained by God that his descendants sit on that throne through his bloodline until ultimately Christ’s Himself, The Son of David, is seated there. In a Theocracy, God chooses His Kings and rulers, whether they are good, bad, or indifferent. In other words, we don’t get a vote in a Theocracy. That’s the difference between the two systems of government. We’ve been led to believe that our leaders are placed in that position by God. That is not the case as long as we, the people, vote.
1. the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
2. a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them (republic; commonwealth)
3. the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group (majority rule)
Therefore, we must to stop blaming God for our stupid decisions period. To be continued…