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THE EVANGELICAL DELUSION (Thread)

A survey of white evangelicals revealed that the majority of them think racism no longer exists as a problem in America and that the vestiges that remain are the fault of the media and Black people who won’t “let go of the past.“
Evangelical denial of the existence of racism in America is what the Bible warned us about:

“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace.”
- Jeremiah 6:14

Denying that a wound exists only causes it to fester
This president and conservative politicians can do or say any horrible, anti-Christian thing they want and still count on evangelicals' support.

Evangelicals do not represent the Christian Church. Perhaps not ever, and certainly not now.
Evangelicals have chosen a couple of issues (most notably abortion and gay rights) that they consider to be Christian issues.

Many other issues, which Jesus spoke directly to, they are content with ignoring and even advocating against.
Here are issues that Christ actually mentioned in the Bible:

Social justice for the vulnerable. (Luke 4:18)

Inherent equality (equality in the eyes of God). (Mark 12:31)

Caring and advocating for the poor, widows and orphans. (Luke 14:13, Isaiah 1:17)

Jesus spoke these
Here are issues Christ actually mentioned in the Bible:

Ensuring proper care for the sick. (Matthew 25:36)

Welcoming outsiders with open arms. (Matthew 25:35)

Those are words Christ himself, which evangelicals are content to ignore.
Evangelicals are generally against these values. They are at the forefront of passionately opposing:

The expansion of healthcare (curing the sick);

Accepting immigrants and refugees (welcoming and giving shelter to strangers).

They serve the GOP, not CHRIST.
Along comes @realDonaldTrump, who’s entire life and value system (or lack thereof) is antithetical to Christianity. He has spent his 70 years on earth tearing down others for his own ego and monetary gain, yet evangelicals embrace him as “God’s anointed.”
Christ taught:

•Equality in the Eyes of God

•Justice for the Vulnerable

•Feeding the Hungry

•Healing the Sick

•Giving Shelter to Strangers

How is it that evangelicals grabbed hold of abortion and gay marriage and missed all of the above?
For the most part, evangelicals have never let go of their bigotry, yet want blacks to “forget about the past.“

We see through you. No veneer of piety or feigned “brotherhood” covers your haughty spitefulness and vile support of white supremacy.
If Jesus were to come back tomorrow, white evangelicals would be the first in line to string him up again.

They do not support Donald Trump in spite of his bigotry, they support him because of it.
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