The therapist walked to the blackboard and drew a horizontal straight line. He asked the patient “what does that make you think of?” “Sex,” he replied. Then the therapist drew a vertical straight line and asked again, “what does this make you think of?” Again, the patient answers, “sex.” Finally, the therapist draws a circle and asks, “okay what about now?” Once again, the answer was sex.
“I don’t need to go any further” said the therapist, “you’re obsessed with sex.” Incensed, the patient replies, “Me?” “You’re the one drawing all the dirty pictures!”
It was interesting how many thought I was drawing dirty pictures—claiming I said any Christian who disagrees with Trump hates him. I never said that.
It was equally remarkable to see how angry they got—how they took it so personally.
Some of the comments were hilarious. “I am a believer, I don’t hate him. Even though he is a pathological liar, and a wolf.” Other Christians cited the audio of Trump from 12 years ago as proof that he is evil. Not even considering he might have changed. Again, they add the disclaimer, “but I don’t hate him.”
But my favorite criticisms came from those who said:
-This is why young people won’t listen to us.
-The article is divisive to the Body of Christ.
-Stay out of politics. No politician or party can be used of God.
Thank God they’re wrong about young people. I hold nothing back and it just makes more of them show up. I give them direct appeals and they come to Jesus. It’s a canard to say youth don’t want to hear this.
What is divisive to one looks like God separating the sheep and the goats to another. A core of believers is rising that is finished with the lukewarm church. Lukewarm-ness is a good thing to be divided from.
If you think God can’t work through a political leader think again. If you think politics has no place in spiritual warfare think again. When the hard left took possession of the Democratic Party, the first thing they did was throw the church out.
Who changed traditional marriage? Who champions—not only abortion—late-term abortion? Who puts Christian bakers out of business? Who is ignores MS-13 because they are immigrants? Who espouses bans on prayer, conservative speakers on campus, confiscation of guns, makes “F—Trump! a mantra” a statement, one Democratic columnist said, “was worthy of the Pulitzer Prize.”
We have never faced such a hate-filled mob of media elites, Hollywood hypocrites, and God-hating extremists—hell-bent on crushing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in America.
Stop living in the past. The day of civil discourse from the left is long gone. Journalism is dead.
I know saying this will make heads explode: but in all this madness of globalism, and George Soros-funded tyranny, Trump is a momentary reprieve from God—an imperfect vessel notwithstanding. He is a stop-gap buying time for the church to act. And it’s disastrous for the church to ignore it. If nothing else, he defeated Hillary Clinton.
Never mind the dinky stuff. Look at the policies and the laws he is undoing and the ones he prevents—laws and policies that would muzzle the church and will build a godless nation for your children and grandchildren. Trump is a firewall.
When you say that God can’t use politicians you are saying only the devil can.
God’s catalysts can come in strange packages…ranging from the bizarre, to the coarse. Samson, Saul of Tarsus, and even General Patton come to mind. Often, they offended sensibilities, barged in where others feared to go.
The devil has the American church groggy on the goodness of God without the needed balance of the holiness of God—holiness that leads to authority—authority to rise and tear down cultural strongholds of Satan through moral awakening.
Trumps is buying us time. Seizing the time? Well, that’s our job.