"Christianity Today" Editorial Warns Evangelicals About the Devil's Bargain They Made With Trump
Evangelicals break with Trump. The magazine that Billy Graham founded, Christianity Today, published an editorial yesterday calling for Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office. The publication is not representative of all evangelicals, far from it, but it may suggest that there are cracks forming in Trump's conservative Christian base. The editorial is scathing, and entirely accurate. And it's meant as a wake-up call to evangelicals to reject short-term political expediency.
Christianity Today: "But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral."
"The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused."
The line, "this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration," captures the essence of "Trumpism," and challenges conservative Christians to rethink the devil's bargain they made in supporting this President. And the editorial warns evangelicals that their support for Donald Trump has undermined all that they say they stand for.
Christianity Today: "If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come?"
That's the crucial question for evangelicals. How can they continue to support a man who makes a mockery of their stated beliefs, who represents the antithesis of Christian values? The editorial concludes with a stark prediction of what will happen if evangelicals don't demand ethical, compassionate and honest leadership in the White House.
Christianity Today: "It will crash down on the reputation of evangelical religion and on the world’s understanding of the gospel. And it will come crashing down on a nation of men and women whose welfare is also our concern."
By: Don Lam & Curated Content