Regardless of the outcome of the 2020 election, Christians in the United States will soon face a cataclysmic “reckoning” in light of current cultural dynamics.
Political commentator Erick Erickson commented on the state of affairs regarding Christians and their relationship to U.S. politics in an essay on his blog Tuesday. He said that while he understands and agrees with some of the reasons why Americans back President Trump, he thinks some are treating him as a political savior.
Trump cannot stop the culture from turning against the faith, and some data show that Trump is accelerating hostilities from the political left, Erickson stressed. Trump is purportedly also turning the political right against faith as right-wingers exchange virtues like loving one’s neighbor, grace, and truth for whatever it takes to win a victory.
“Donald Trump will not save you. He cannot save you. In the rhetoric, tone, tenor, and levels of support for President Trump, I am struck by how many people still view him as some defense against the left,” Erickson said, speaking to Christians.
“Christians are dealing with spiritual problems, not political problems. They are dealing with the things unseen, not the things seen. Donald Trump is, like the forces they are fighting, of the world. The world cannot protect you from the world.”
Whether Trump wins reelection or not, the forces at work in the culture will not be solved politically, he reiterated.
“I think we are in a great sorting. It is not a sorting of the world, but a sorting of the church. Those of us within the church are being sorted between those of us who truly believe Jesus is the answer and those of us who think we can find stopgaps on the road to glory. I don’t advocate for escalation or to bring on the persecution,” Erickson said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter