So… Election 2016 is over. (Hooray!)
It’s been over for mere hours and already, I’ve seen posts from friends—people that I like—saying things like “I guess God still loves America!” and “Thank you, Jesus, we won!”
Let’s talk about this for a second.
God still rules. Jesus (not Trump) is still the Savior.
When we position Trump as God’s choice for America (rather than the choice of the people, which God will use as He pleases) we say “Jesus is on Trump’s side.”
This is a HUGE FREAKING PROBLEM. Because this is saying something to all the people he’s maligned over the last months and years. If Jesus is on Trump’s side, then logically He’s against a whole bunch of folks:
Women. (Oh, just kidding. Trump loves women. That’s what he says. So that should make up for the sexual assault, right?)
God isn’t against any of the people Trump has bashed lately based on the externals he was bashing them for.
Do you know which people God opposes? The proud.
I get it. There could be some tactical upsides to having Trump (or, more specifically, NOT CLINTON) in the White house… Supreme court justices and stuff. A lot of you were voting strictly for unborn babies and traditional marriage. But even if those are your BIG THING, he’s only been pro-life for like five minutes, and if you’re counting on Trump’s “family values” to do anything for actual Biblical marriage, be prepared for some disappointment. The dude doesn’t understand even the most basic values of marriage as laid out in the Bible.
This is not what a godly president looks like. Please don’t get so excited you get confused.
The election is over now. So we do the same thing we’d have done if it had gone the other way.
We trust God’s providence.
We pray for mercy.
We love our neighbors.
We ask God to bless our leaders (present and future) with wisdom to lead.
(And we thank Him that the election is over and that He will defend His own name.)