I do not understand the support Donald J. Trump enjoys among my people, the evangelicals. I appreciate that we are willing to forgive and forget, but that all-important element, “repentance,” appears to be missing in the Republican candidate.
This is judge-y of me, I know, but I’m not alone in my dismay. This, from one of Billy Graham’s grandchildren:
But then, maybe the New York Times’ so-called schism among evangelicals has always been there. Maybe this is just one more disillusionment we face in this woe-begotten election season. Is this the “dark and rotting core” of evangelism, as the Times said?
Then let it die. Let evangelism die and be reborn (there’s precedent) as something more akin to Jesus’ original intent.
Here: Reread the Beatitudes. Then tell me where building a wall/exporting Muslims/grabbing women without their consent is mentioned. Better yet, read the entire Sermon on the Mount, a pretty good political platform if ever there was one.
And then, brothers and sisters, go off in prayerful pursuit of your soul. See you at the voting booth on Tuesday.