I'm starting to see a pattern in Evangelical Trump Support. I spotted it yesterday with the Support of Pat Robertson and Peter Wagner. If you are a futurist you can't wait for things to get so bad that Jesus returns on white horses and beats up the bad guys. That the rapture takes us out of the great tribulation. That things get worse and worse.. so we back what will speed the plow.
If you are more preteristic as I am, we believe that things go thru tough times but things get better and better. That decisions we make every day form our future and it's not the end of the world we look forward to, but the reality of the ever expanding Kingdom of God.
The same people who worry about Chemtrails, Conspiracies and Control by Secret Societies are also the people who bought into the Blood Moons, Shemitah, Harbinger and every sweep of the end times brush that discolors the body of Christ on earth.
When I say to people what I do, they always say, "yeah, you've been right before when you warned, but THIS TIME IT'S DIFFERENT".
They fail to see the long deep cycles of history and are drawn into the moment. They think that whatever the current situation is today, it will not ever change. We are stuck on stupid. That's true of stock markets, that's true of disease, that's true in economics.
One think I agree with President Obama on is his policy of let the cycle play out, not getting involved in every little skirmish around the world. When he has, it has been catastrophic. He's learning, on the job training has cost the world much.
So here we are. This time is NOT different. This is simply another turn. And the end time rapture ready tribulationists are at it again as they get behind Donald Trump despite his long record of failures at being able to do little more than inherit a lot of money and run up bill he can't pay.
My respect for leaders in the Christian community has waned.. "Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?" 1 Corinthians 1:20 (or in the Donald's case that would be ONE CORINTHIANS)