by Charles S. Oaxpatu
Why do so many American Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals support Donald J. Trump and his Presidency—even though the man shows few signs of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and shows numerous signs of being a compulsive liar and immoral reprobate? There is a very good and highly detailed answer to this question. Author Jack Jenkins has begun laying it out in spades with a new article in a planned series at ThinkProgress. Basically, it has little to do with any sort of traditional faith in Jesus Christ per se and more to do with being spiritually deceived by an evil American theopolitical movement called Christian Nationalism.
Christian Nationalism has its deepest roots in three recent, man-made, heretical philosophies known as Christian Reconstructionism, Dominionism, and Theonomy—all being approximately synonymous with each other. Basically, these three philosophies call for turning the United States into a Christian dictatorship—based on Old Testament law and ruled over by Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical leaders. Christian Reconstructionism was the original root of these philosophies, and it began with a rogue Calvinist preacher by the name of Dr. Rousas J. Rushdoony in the year 1973. In that year, he published a multi-volume work entitled The Institutes of Biblical Law, which became the basis for the Christian Reconstructionist heresy—and by derivation Dominionism and Theonomy. You may read about these three heresies by clicking on the following safe link:
It is my understanding that most Christian fundamentalist pastors, conservative evangelical pastors, liberal evangelical pastors, and mainline Christian pastors officially reject the tenets of Christian Reconstructionism, Dominionism, and Theonomy. In other words, they understand their heretical nature. However, that rejection has not stopped the advance of this heresy against the Christian faith in the United States. Some Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical pastors (and religious leaders) have bought into the tenets of Christian Reconstructionism, Dominionism, and Theonomy—both consciously and unconsciously—to various degrees. The Christian Reconstructionist, Dominionist, and Theonomist philosophers still loudly speak up about and advocate for their philosophies—targeting the many citizens of the Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical community. They are also famous for their stealth operations, which seek to lure unwitting Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals into supporting and promoting their philosophies unawares in the American market of religious and political ideas.
In particular, a significant number of individual Christian Reconstructionists, Dominionists, and Theonomists are very active and very influential on the so-called Religious Right in the United States. The Religious Right is the Grand Central Station where Christian fundamentalists, conservative evangelicals, and Republican political operatives meet up to kiss each other, hug each other, and plot how to bring the United States and the American people under their joint Dominion. Strongly influenced by the Christian Reconstructionist, Dominionist, and Theonomist heresies, Christian Nationalism was birthed in some dirty corner of this huge train station, and it is one of the key drivers behind the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.
With all of the preceding background information in hand, you are now well equipped to understand the first article by Jack Jenkins in his new series of truly frightening articles about Christian Nationalism and President Donald J. Trump. You may read the first article in the series by clicking on the following safe link: