Washington Times column titled “Evangelicals, under fire, still stand by Trump” wrote:
Evangelicals have been taking quite a hit in the media for standing by President Donald Trump.
But why should they?
Simply put: Putting those of faith in a box and expecting they only support the candidates who meet the moral codes and standards imposed by the media — the morally adrift media — means they’d never vote.
And very likely, that’s exactly where the media like to see those of faith — cowering in corners, afraid to be called hypocritical for daring to stand by a politico who’s been accused of impropriety.
But the campaign’s not working.
To this day, evangelicals are still supporting Trump. [Emphasis added]
The anti-Trump media is trying to drive a wedge between those of faith and President Trump. As we pointed out in our recent column “A Wedge: An Adversary’s Most Powerful Tool“:
Divisions are used to gain power over others. Many create a division when there is none. Division is used to start wars, oppress one group, pit one group against another group. Division is the most powerful tool ever created.
The way one begins to create divisiveness is to use a wedge.
We read about wedge issues every day via the media, in newspapers, on television, in our neighborhood and within families. Wedge issues are used in politics, business, by organizations and even between religions.
The time of the judges brought about great apostasy in Israel. The nation underwent political and religious turmoil as the people tried to possess those parts of the land that had not yet been fully conquered. The tribes fought among themselves, as well, nearly wiping out the tribes of Manasseh (Judges 12) and Benjamin (20–21).
The pattern of behavior in the book of Judges is clear: the people rebelled through idolatry and disbelief, God brought judgment through foreign oppression, God raised up a deliverer—or judge, and the people repented and turned back to God. When the people fell back into sin, the cycle started over again. [Emphasis added]
The primary message of Judges is that God will not allow sin to go unpunished
President Trump may be the modern day Gideon who delivered the Israelites from evil. In Chapters 6-8 of Judges God sends a messenger, an angel, to Gideon. God’s message is:
11 The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a wine press to keep it from the Midianites. 12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” [Emphasis added]
On November 8, 2016 Evangelicals and Americans were looking for a mighty warrior. Did God deliver Trump, a flawed man like Gideon, to save America from “the people [who] rebelled through idolatry and disbelief?” Has Washington, D.C. turned it’s back on God? Has America experienced foreign oppression?
Has God raised up a deliverer, a judge, in the most unexpected of men, Donald J. Trump?
How else to you explain his miraculous win? How else do you explain the hateful arrows slung against him?
God gave Gideon a small army of 300 to defeat the enemies of Israel. Are Evangelicals his small army?
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of President Donald Trump speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road To Majority conference in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)