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Hey God, didn’t You hear our prayers and prophecies on the presidential election? (Part 7)

Over forty years of America treading down a path of superficial spirituality has brought us to this moment of time, just seventy-two hours away from Joe Biden being inaugurated the 46th President of the United States.

How could the Lord let Evangelical Christians down? Didn’t He understand the importance of the 2020 presidential election? What about Israel? What about Planned Parenthood and abortions? What about our religious freedom? What about this? What about that?

As I mentioned in Part 1, we American Evangelical Christians look at God through our American mindsets. Most of us truly believe God has chosen to bless our nation, allowing us freedoms mostly unknown in the rest of the world because our forefathers made sacred covenants with God. 

“Others may come to the New World for wealth and furs, but we have another goal, another end. We have entered into an explicit covenant with God to be His people in the New World,” said John Winthrop, leader of 700 Puritans to Massachusetts in 1631.

The Virginia Compact and the Mayflower Compact became models for our Declaration of Independence and U. S. Constitution, which most signers considered contracts with God. These forefathers wanted to be that city on a hill. They wanted to be a model of Christianity for the rest of the world to see.

So, what do we do?

Every four years, we Evangelicals remind ourselves of our national Christian birthright and then drag out our favorite Bible verse:

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Yada yada yada! Talk. Talk. Talk.

If only we would read our Bibles and check out the nation God first chose to make a covenant with: Israel.

Like America, Israel enjoyed the prosperity and blessings God bestowed on them, but sadly, Israel also wanted to be like the other nations. They wanted a king rather than God as their leader. They wanted to ignore many of God’s laws and allow each person to walk in his own ways.

How did God handle Israel’s rebellion against Him?

He sent messengers and poured out His judgments on Israel, trying to awaken them to His love for them. But the Israelites scoffed at the messengers and ignored God’s judgments. Eventually, God removed Israel from His sight.

Whoa! Wait a second! Didn’t major prophetic voices and countless others prophesy that President Trump would win reelection?

(Continued in Part 8see complete series to date here.)

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Hey God, didn’t You hear our prayers and prophecies on the presidential election? (Part 5)

Frank Schaeffer, son of Francis Schaeffer, wrote a best-selling memoir, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One Of The Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right And Lived To Take All (Or Almost All) Of It Back.

His quote — “We helped make a movement that went totally off the rails and, of course, politically is still going now” — mainly refers to his disenchantment with Evangelical Christianity from his insider’s view of the participants.

But more on that later.

Let’s say that Francis Schaeffer was busy reading a book and didn’t watch TV the night Rev. Jerry Falwell preached at the televised crusade in 1978. Then, they probably would never have met. Then, Rev. Jerry Falwell would not have been involved in politics. Then, the Moral Majority would never have begun. Then, the Evangelicals would not have flocked to the Republican Party. Then. Then. Then. Then. Many other things would not have happened in America.

Would we be any worse off in America today if Schaeffer and Falwell had not met in 1978?

I believe the answer is a loud “NO!”

In fact, I believe we might be better off today if these two men would never have met.

Why?

Both Schaeffer and Falwell were dynamic, persuasive, intelligent believers. So, when they arrived at American Christianity’s fork in the road in the late 1970s, they set the standard for Christian leaders by choosing the much-traveled path of preaching and lecturing, which allowed them to reason with hundreds of thousands of people. Their examples spawned tens of thousands of pastors and preachers to tread on the same roads.

Almost overnight, eighteen state Moral Majority Chapters were organized with grassroots volunteers, supporting the Republican party. This probably helped elect President Ronald Reagan in 1980, but it also encamped most Evangelicals inside the GOP as lemmings following supposed Christian/conservative candidates.

The sad fact is that Christianity entered into spiritual warfare against abortion and anti-Christ attitudes by aligning itself with a political party and placing its hope in politicians. Yipes! We’re using the world’s weapons to try and defeat Satan on his battlefield and with his rulebook. It will never result in victories for Christ and His followers!

Yet, if anyone mentions that we’re heading the wrong way, tens of millions of believers will rise up and scream, “It worked for us in 1980. We just need another Ronald Reagan to change America!”

It would have been better to have suffered defeat in 1980. Then, we could have licked our wounds, sought the Lord, and learned how to fight the good fight. And anyway, almost every accomplishment of President Ronald Reagan has long since been lost…except for the political template, which we Christians drag out every four years to supposedly “take back America.”

I agree with Francis Schaeffer’s son Frank’s quote, but I believe Evangelical Christianity never had its wheels on the right track even at the beginning of the journey in 1979. However, we’re still trying to beat the rock with Moses’ worn-out staff, hoping to get water from it.

(Taken from a series I wrote in 2016: Will America Survive?)

(Continued in Part 6)

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