So, the political discussion here has been dormant from long before the Trump candidacy/ Presidency, which feels like a gaping hole. The last two years have been so momentous politically, that a person (even one as a-political as me) can't help to have strong opinions on the subject.
I’ll put my cards on the table: I think the 80%+ support of Evangelicals for Donald Trump is a major travesty, the selling out of our gospel birthright for a mess of worldly-power porridge. The impact on the church’s witness in North America and elsewhere is and will be massively detrimental, a cause for God’s name to be “blasphemed among the Gentiles” (Romans 2:24).
We could debate all the fine points that Republican and Democrat Christians have gone over for years, but that’s not anything new. What is new is the embracing of a wolf-in-sheep’s clothing as if he is “one of us”, and the hypocrisy that comes with that- turning a blind eye to Trump’s unrepentantly blatant sins, some of which just a decade ago many castigated Democractic candidates for.
I’m not a fan of the “lesser of two evils” philosophy of voting, but can respect that line of reasoning far more than the one that seeks to embrace Trump.
You’ve got your methods
I’m done with trying to guess all your moves
I’m going where you want me to go
I’ve got nothing left to lose
Now I don’t wanna suffer
But that’s in fact the nature of the beast
If you want to get to higher ground
You got to get there on your knees