What has changed is that since the 2016 editorial, certain Christian Post editors got scammed themselves. They now argue that it’s “elitist” and “distinctly unbiblical” to denounce racism and misogyny, defend immigrants and refugees, and expect presidents to be held accountable when they abuse their power. After agreeing in 2016 that “Trump’s followers are being fooled into believing that he can help them,” they now turn a blind eye to the problems Trump has created while proclaiming that the United States “is, in significant ways, thriving under a Trump presidency.”
Eventually, “Evangelicals for Trump” and the Christian Post will learn the same lesson. Tying fortunes to a political leader can bring gains, in the short term. But all worldly things come to an end. This fact, combined with the ideas of Christ’s love for us and the Lord’s Divine Mercy, are at the beating heart of the Christian faith.
And while it may be true that some of Trump’s Democratic opponents represent an external threat to pieces of the faith, Trump has been much more dangerous. Which is why seduction is always more insidious than opposition: The biggest threat to Christians is having their faith corrupted from within.