Dear Conservative Republican Evangelicals, God is Non-Partisan
There is no denying that the Christian Right holds huge sway when it comes to the election of political candidates in the US. With a large proportion of Americans claiming some form of Christianity, every politician knows that losing a huge amount of the Christian demographic can be catastrophic, especially if you are a presidential candidate. Even Donald Trump, a novice politician-turned-President of the United States was savvy enough to include them in his base because he realized the great advantage of having Christian support, especially among the conservative Republican Evangelicals.
However, that support is a double-edged sword for the would-be candidate once it is gained because things are expected in return. For example, Trump made a specific promise to give the Evangelical movement an even louder voice in Washington. With that, the leaders of the movement threw their full support behind Trump along with that of their vast congregations.
However, the most obvious roadblock between achieving that power and more significant government influence was Trump himself. How would the Evangelical leadership sell someone as immoral and corrupt as Trump to its rank and file? The answer was simple. They wrapped him in the US flag, tied a “Thin Blue Line” ribbon around him, gave him a copy of the Second Amendment, and dubbed him a modern-day Cyrus the Great. And just like that, Donald J. Trump won the support and adoration of millions of Evangelicals.
But as it is with most monstrous creations, Trump soon began to run amok. Like a creature not even Mary Shelley could have imagined, Trump went on a rampage that has raged until this day.
After realizing what they had wrought, Evangelical leaders far and wide banded together to condemn Trump and sought to put an end to his reign of terror. Actually, they doubled-down and threw even more of their support behind Trump. Despite going against nearly everything Jesus Christ taught how God wants us to treat each other, Trump was given a pass. There was no amount of lies, thievery, caged children, forced hysterectomies, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, or intentional culling of Americans through infection with SARS-CoV-2 that could shake their support — fast-forward to November 3, and the election.
After four years of near hell on Earth, a majority of America decided to send Trump and his cronies packing, and what did Evangelicals do? Why they all came together and encouraged a peaceful transition of power, congratulated the incoming president, and sent up prayers for his success. No. They jumped on the stolen election bandwagon.
Soon, there were calls for recounts, retribution, lawsuits, civil war, demonstrations, protests, prayers for angels from Africa and South America to intervene and overthrow the election, and money — lots and lots of cash.
Finally, in a stunning display of hypocrisy, the Evangelical narrative went from Trump is ordained by God and it was God’s will that he became president to, “The forces of evil have usurped the throne of our king and now we must fight to put him back where he belongs.”
What happened to God being in charge? What about how God sets forth our leaders? If all of that is the case then how come it isn’t God’s will that Joe Biden becomes president? Why would God allow mere men to commit such chicanery to unseat His “Chosen One”? Why didn’t God step in and stop the election, or at least strike down all those cheaters?
It looks like the answer to these questions can be found in the same book Evangelicals used to explain the rise of Trump. Romans 2:11 says, “For there is no respect of persons with God,” Simply put, God doesn’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, socialist, communist, or even a Nazi, for that matter.
The Book of Daniel 4:17 goes even further to say, “That the Most High [God] rules over the kingdom of mankind And He bestows it on whomever He desires And sets over it the humblest and lowliest of men.” This should settle any argument, at least from a spiritual standpoint, that Joe Biden is now the rightful leader of this nation.
So what exactly are Evangelicals trying to do now? Are they challenging the will of the God they profess to believe in? Are they attempting to use Him as if He is some kind of genie in a bottle that they can control with arcane incantations? Maybe Evangelicals don’t believe God is the almighty being that they touted Him to be while Trump was in power. Conversely, could it be that it’s actually more about their will than God’s?
Perhaps they think they are worshipping a conservative Republican God who doesn’t mind children being separated from their parents and locked away in cages. Maybe they thought He was cool with their stance toward refugees, despite the fact that His earthly son, Jesus Christ, was also a refugee.
Ironically, the same Holy Bible Evangelicals used to justify the Trump presidency also contains an admonishment seemingly placed there for just such a leader as Trump: “For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” Romans 2:12-13.