Rom 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
The Mainline Christians have been continuously blaming white evangelical Christians for Clinton’s lost. They claimed it was them fearing about loosing white privilege. But Pew Research showed only 1% more whites voted for Trump than in the last election. Only 1% more women votes voted for Clinton. So Clinton did not really fire up her base or there ain’t many liberal Christians left. It is perhaps the end of a mainline christian century where much good has been done.
Trump had a slogan “Make America great again” but no one could remember Clinton’s much the same again. Ironically, Bernie Sanders would probably had beaten Trump. But nobody bothered for Clinton was a sure win, against Trump’s deplorables.
Some Christians were careful not to mention that a stunning 6% less Latinos and 7% less Blacks voted for Clinton than Obama. The election was lost in many states by the same numbers after normalisation. They were so confident of victory that they did not get out to vote. They thought the polls gave certain victory especially since Trump was doing his best to undermine his campaign and many times his record in the past were morally lacking.
Often our own delusion traps us. We are reminded that Huffington Post had a 98.3% chance of Clinton being elected, and went on to criticize Nat Silver’s last minute prediction of over 35% chance of Trump being elected as “unscientific”. They lost because their extreme far left religious bigotry trapped them in a delusional stupor and gave very little space nor rights for opposing voices resulting in the strong backlash.
In their elite city towers, some did not hear the storm building up due to their narrow focus on Black lives which matters and illegal immigrants which no doubt needs to be addressed compassionately. But, the city elites cared little else for the rural white voters and they justify themselves thinking that they are on the moral high ground but have no qualms killing the unborn nor dabling the occult spirit cooking. Wikileaks confirmed their perceptions.
The New York Times declared proudly that “white evangelicalism is dead” in the light of the Trump victory where over 81% of white Evangelicals voted for Trump. They mentioned the rise of the non-religious Nones as a threat to the Evangelicals, but the reality is that the Elections showed that Liberal Christianity is weakening and could not counter the impact of the white evangelicals. A new Christianity is needed based on the Rock, Jesus Christ rather than to venturing to the far left or right.
It has been a mainline Christian century with the invasion of the theology of higher criticism at bible colleges at the turn of the 20th century. To justify their denial of Jesus Christ, they pray to a creator God or Elohim, not Jehovah or Yahweh, the God of Israel, for they go back to the start of time even before the rebellion of the angels and subsequent fall of mankind, both which they vehemently deny.
As a result, in their theology, the demonic principalities ceased to exist, and the only deity is God, therefore all faiths lead to the same God, and they call this loving God with their whole heart. For some, there is no fall of mankind, hence no need for redemption from sin. Calling this taking the bible seriously takes much delusion, and in Rom 1:22 and 1 Cor 1:27, we reminded that these are people who call themselves wise.
1 cor 1:27 but God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong….. 29 so that no one could boast before Him. 30 it is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
The denial of the revealed truth requires intellectual effort and self justification which they found by mandating their theology at the colleges of faith in the past 100 years. If our foundation is based on sand, human effort, instead of Jesus death and resurrection as the Messiah, it will not be strong and will fall over time and we see this in the mainline Christian colleges declining together with church attendances. The churches and Bible colleges are still running primarily because of endowments received over the last 100 years.
When the angels fell, they became the deities whom many people of faith worshiped. God chose the weakest nation to reveal Himself amidst the pervasive and dark pagan worship, and chose the Cross, a symbol of defeat for our salvation. So the wise who believe they can be gods in babel have been proven foolish. In Clinton, the high tower of Babel, the epitome of human effort apart from God has fallen.
Zech 12:8 On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
Why did Trump won? because he trumpeted Jerusalem. Wikileaks emails hinted at a strong possibility that after Clinton’s expected victory, Obama would have moved in the UN to declare the Jewish settlements in Judah/modern West Bank as illegal! In a two state solution with the capital of Palestine in West Jerusalem, thus preventing Israel from unifying Jerusalem. Obama has already denied Jerusalem as part of Israel being a “thinking Christian”. It’s not that we read different bibles but many have thick filtered glasses they get from bible colleges.
God chose Trump because he was totally unqualified that all honor and glory goes to God. It was a miracle. God sent David a young boy to beat Goliath, a war hardened undefeated champion of ages, to bring shame to the pagan Philistines. To be defeated by a young boy is the ultimate insult. For Clinton to be defeated by Trump is the ultimate insult. That is why they are mourning!
And just as ancient Israel faced an enemy many times stronger, a hawkish Clinton would have exalted Palestine, and deny Israel the rightful return to their own ancient lands and full control over Jerusalem. Israel is a testimony to the God of Israel, and Jesus the Messiah. The world had supported the UNESCO declaration supporting Palestine over Israel, disowning Jerusalem from Israel. The only thing Trump did right was to declare that he will recognize Jerusalem as the one true capital of Israel.
Some Christian have been fighting hard against Israel because the very existence of Israel speaks of Yahweh choosing a special nation for the message of redemption to mankind in Yeshua Hamashiach which is abhorrent to many mainline Christians. They had hoped their champion in Clinton would bring Israel into line.
The founding of Israel in 1948, and the subsequent wars in 1948, 1951, 1956, 1967, 1973 were all against incredible odds with the hand of God against Israel’s enemies. They wanted to push Israel, a very very small nation right into the sea. If Clinton won or Obama had more time, they would likely have recognised Palestine as a state and split Israel’s historical and God given heritage into a two state nation based on pre-1967 boundaries. But the days of the Gentiles are over, and Israel who had waited 2000 years from the fall of Jerusalem in Ad70 will not be denied.
We are living in the last days, the last day of the third day before the resurrection, the last hour before Jesus comes back to Jerusalem perhaps 100 years time. The road of the mainline Christian century is ending. The charismatic evangelicals have arisen, and it is not white but the Great Commission is coming out of the least of the nations from Asia and Africa, which will one day return to evangelize Europe itself which has fallen astray.