Appearing on the Focal Point radio program this week, the founder of the Christian magazine Charisma had an urgent message for his fellow Christians: When it comes to President Trump, dissent will not be tolerated.
While promoting his book God and Donald Trump, Steve Strang told host Alex McFarland that Christians who refuse to support Trump are much like the biblical “Pharisees in Jesus’ day” who plotted to undermine Jesus.
“Here he was, the promised Messiah, and these are the people who practice Jewish law better than anyone else and they just had a mindset against him and couldn’t see the truth,” Strang said. “A lot of people get a mindset, they think a certain way politically … and they just think that way and they don’t think for themselves.”
Strang, like many religious conservative supporters of Trump, are laboring under the delusion that Trump is some sort of Christian. Trump’s “spiritual adviser” Paula White has convinced many in the evangelical flock that she has “personally” led him to Christ. As The Washington Post pointed out last month, Trump is not a member of any church and once even said that he doesn’t need to ask God for forgiveness. But nevertheless, Trump’s most vocal evangelical supporters insist on insulating him inside a narrative that says he God’s chosen vessel to be a voice for Christianity in the White House.