It’s one thing when the leftwing media bashes Donald Trump, seeing him as a menace. But how should we respond when 30 evangelicals write a book titled, The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity?
While working on my new book Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?, I familiarized myself with some of the most important, bestselling, anti-Trump books, including:
- Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
- Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
- Michael Wolf’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller as well.
- Joshua Green’s Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising, with an emphasis on the alleged alt-right connection, and yes, this too was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
- David Frum’s Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, which was a New York Times Bestseller, although not #1.
There was even The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, yet another New York Times Bestseller.
I also devoted a chapter to Christianity Today’s call for Trump to be removed from office, written by senior editor Mark Galli, as well as chapters to two other major, Christian calls for Trump’s removal, including one from the Bonhoeffer society.
So, I am quite familiar with the arguments against Trump’s fitness for office, including concerns raised by evangelical Christians.
For the first time, though, a whole book has been compiled by evangelical Christians raising grave concerns about Trump.
The authors include respected professors, psychologists, psychiatrists, philosophers, historians, songwriters, lawyers, theologians, missions’ leaders, and pastors, many of them highly respected in their fields. And while some of the authors are known for their left-leaning positions, it would be an error to dismiss them all out of hand.
The book is divided into three parts: 1) On Trump; 2) On Evangelical Support of Trump; and 3) On Theological, Historical, and Constitutional Issues Regarding Trump.
Authors like Prof. Stephen Haynes, a Bonhoeffer expert, argue that the evangelical embrace of Trump is similar to the Nazi embrace of Hitler.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown