Deadly Christianity in the Age of Trump

Looking at the thousands of lies Trump has told; an excerpt from my book Christianity in the Age of Trump.

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.   37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.”

39 “Abraham is our father,” they answered.

“If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did.    40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 41 You are doing the works of your own father.”

“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?  47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” [John 8: 31-47 NIV]

The noise from wind turbines causes cancer….The wall is already being built….Mothers, in consultation with their doctors, execute their children.

These are some of the boldest, most deranged lies Donald Trump has told since becoming the 45th president of the United States. But, as anyone with access to the Internet or TV knows, he’s also told hundreds of smaller lies…. And when we say the leader of the free world has told “hundreds” of lies, we actually mean closer to 10,000.   [Report: Trump Has Told More Than 10,000 Lies: Since Being Inaugurated By Bess Levin April 29, 2019: Vanity Fair]

“You know what else they say about my people? The polls, they say I have the most loyal people. Did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s like incredible,”  – Trump, 2016

In 2016 Donald Trump was elected president of United States which marked the dawning of a new age. This age is so significant we can refer to it as the age of Donald Trump! What’s more, I am of the opinion that historians, theologians and others will be referring to this time in history in the same way for years and centuries to come, because from this point in 2016 forward, everything in the world is now different. In the short term aftermath, at the point in time when I am writing this book (in midyear 2019), there are prominent and notable phenomena in play; I’m talking phenomena of biblical proportion. And these phenomena aren’t just a flash in the pan, sort of quirk of nature events, they are the phenomena that will trigger paradigm shifts in many arenas. 

To site an example; the climate patterns on the earth are in the throes of change that our globe hasn’t experienced since the Little Ice Age over 500 years ago.  This unwelcomed new reality is effecting the crop growing seasons in South America as well as other southern regions. Floods and droughts are reducing the crop yields and this is driving people north by the hundreds of thousands. This is no knee-jerk initiative on their part; they are leaving the lands of their birth, their homes, in a struggle for survival. They are underwater needing to reach the surface before they drown. They are on the move uncertain of what lies ahead. They are in search of answers and opportunities to start over again in the fabled promised land of the United States of America. 

Donald Trump is a climate denier. Trump believes the itinerant refugees flocking to our southern borders from the climate affected areas in South America are invaders coming to the U.S. to rape our legitimate citizens and pillage our country, and he’s using this lie to spin a narrative for getting him votes. This lying spin is an inspiration to—up till now—mostly dormant racist groups of radicals in America; but what is surprising is how the Christian brand conservatives have also tuned into this lying rhetoric to whip up support for Trump among their conservative coalitions. Seeing the racists drawing in around Trump is standard fare, but as Christians follow the lead of the racists, they are, in essence, exposing their true colors of self-righteousness and hypocrisy! They’ve pulled out all stops in their efforts to keep Trump in his position as their overt and self-righteous figurehead. They’re whole-heartedly embracing things like suppressing the vote; fear-mongering; race-baiting; banning Muslims; eliciting foreign meddling; throwing the constitution under the bus and the list goes on. In these actions they are effectively establishing their doctrinal talking point that esteems Donald Trump as a kind of harbinger to the fabled rapture event of the last days.

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