When some Christians talk about Jesus, they are simply wrong. Their politics are more important than the actual teaching of Jesus, and so they’ve twisted Jesus into something that’s not in the Bible and clearly not the message of Jesus.
Such is the case of the people around Trump.
“Most of Trump’s evangelical advisory board flew in for the event, including Trump’s longtime spiritual advisor Paula White, Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress, evangelist Franklin Graham, Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, South Carolina televangelist Mark Burns, Faith and Freedom Coalition chairman Ralph Reed, and others. They were joined by top White House officials, including Vice President Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.
“Guests at Trump’s table included White, Jeffress and Marcus Lamb, CEO of the Christian television network Daystar….
“Acclaimed evangelical musician Steven Curtis Chapman performed his songs “Be Still and Know” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, gave a benediction, and Trump then invited everyone up to the residence for a brief after party, complete with a tour of the Lincoln bedroom and the Truman balcony, before shaking hands again….
“Tomorrow is going to be a really big day, sometime between 11 and 11:30 in the morning, the President will sign an executive order that will administratively repeal the Johnson amendment and repeal the Obamacare restrictions on conscience and religious freedom, and about 90 minutes to two hours later, the House of Representatives will repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood,” Reed says. “That’s about as big a day as the social conservative movement has had in its history.”
Followers of Jesus don’t celebrate poor people losing access to affordable healthcare.
I’m reminded of the pigs in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The leaders were on the outside, and then when they got inside, they were just as bad as the previous oppressors. Christians should not celebrate with the leaders of society as they strip poor people of their healthcare and discriminate against other religions.
Some Christian leaders today are so intent on power, they have given their loyalty to a lying, bigoted, racist, philandering, adulterous, serial sexual assaulter. And then claim he’s the Godly candidate. By their association, they have befouled themselves and the name of God.
Their version of Christianity is not the message of Jesus.
I can’t make it any more plain.
They are not following Jesus.
This is not of God.
They might be good people. I don’t know. But they are misleading good people.
The president they embrace and the policies they support are anti-Christian and not the teachings of Jesus. They have embraced evil and called it good.
“Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.” ~ Isaiah 5 : 20-21