Deals with The Devil are a bad idea.
As it turns out, deals with The Donald aren’t so bright either.
Yet that’s exactly what Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and all the rest of the Republican President wannabes jumped into back in the fall of 2015 when they each personally, proudly, and quite publicly pledged to support the GOP nominee for President in 2016…before they even knew who it would be.
In a lovely little article titled When Everybody Was Distracted, Marco Rubio May Have Just Blown Up the Republican Party, New York magazine reminds us that:
On September 3, 2015, many Republicans heaved sighs of relief when Donald Trump signed a pledge saying he’d support the GOP nominee for president instead of entertaining a third-party candidacy. In order to secure that pledge, all of the other candidates signed it, too, which wasn’t surprising since everyone but Trump had promised to support the nominee during the very first candidate debate.
Trump was pretty clear that he’d honor the pledge so long as the GOP treated him “fairly,” which most obviously meant he’d have firm party support if he did win the nomination (still not something many Republicans seriously thought possible last September).
And at nearly every subsequent Republican debate some candidate would ritualistically opine that every one of them would be a better president than the godless socialists running for the Democratic nomination — and nobody publicly dissented.
So how’s that deal with The Devil (and The Donald) looking right about now, Mr. Cruz? What does your choosing to make it tell us about your wisdom and your reliability as a “Christian leader”?
Same goes for you, Jeb Bush. And Marco Rubio. And Ben Carson. And…you get the picture.
I know, I know…I’m a bad person for even asking such questions. We should all just ignore these glaring, uncomfortable realities and pretend that they don’t tell us a lot about who we are and what we’ve become in America as a result of endlessly buying into the GOP-first/America-first counterfeit of Christianity routinely pitched by the Pagan Political Right and it’s wide range of Statists, some of whom play the Christian card more convincingly than others, but all of whom will ultimately make and follow through on various deals with The Devil (and The Donald).
What’s this insanely and intensely stupid “loyalty oath” tell us about the judgment and ultimate loyalties of each and every one of the wannabe Presidents who – whether The Donald actually wins the GOP nomination or not – agreed to support his quest for the White House if he did win the nomination?
It tells us a whole lot, actually…most (if not all) of which the vast majority of politically active “conservative Christians” in America will dutifully ignore.
Or maybe religiously ignore is a better way to put it, since the religion of Statism has long eclipsed Christianity in the hearts, minds, and lives of most professing Christians in the land.
It’s instances like this in which God gives us clear glimpses into who and what we’re actually dealing with in the parade of Statists seeking the GOP nomination.
May God grace us with the courage to face the very hard things He’s showing us with such clarity, so that we might finally repent, believe and be saved.
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