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Beth Moore Urges Christians to Reject 'Trumpism': 'Christian Nationalism Is Not of God'

  • Michael Foust Crosswalk Headlines Contributor
  • Updated Dec 28, 2020
Beth Moore Urges Christians to Reject 'Trumpism': 'Christian Nationalism Is Not of God'

Christian speaker and author Beth Moore ignited a social media debate about civics and Scripture Sunday when she urged Christians to reject “Christian nationalism” and “Trumpism,” calling both “seductive & dangerous” to the faith.

Her tweet soon went viral, garnering 28,700 retweets and 128,000 likes as of Monday morning. It also drew more than 16,000 comments.

“I do not believe these are days for mincing words. I’m 63 1/2 years old & I have never seen anything in these United States of America I found more astonishingly seductive & dangerous to the saints of God than Trumpism,” Moore wrote. “This Christian nationalism is not of God. Move back from it.”

Moore elaborated in follow-up tweets.

“Fellow leaders, we will be held responsible for remaining passive in this day of seduction to save our own skin while the saints we’ve been entrusted to serve are being seduced, manipulated, USED and stirred up into a lather of zeal devoid of the Holy Spirit for political gain,” she wrote. “And, God help us, we don’t turn from Trumpism to Bidenism. We do not worship flesh and blood. We do not place our faith in mortals. We are the church of the living God. We can’t sanctify idolatry by labeling a leader our Cyrus. We need no Cyrus. We have a king. His name is Jesus.”

Moore’s tweets seemed to be sparked by the post-election reaction to the results. Her comments came the day after Trump supporters held a “Jericho March” in Washington, D.C., many of them claiming the election was rigged and stolen. Author and Christian radio host Eric Metaxas was a speaker.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican-led lawsuit claiming election irregularities. All three Trump-nominated justices voted with the majority.

Moore on Twitter also thanked author David French for writing a critical column about the Jericho March and the response to the election under the headline, “The Dangerous Idolatry of Christian Trumpism.” The column quotes Allen West, the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, as calling for secession in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling. It also quotes Metaxas as saying about those who ignore claims of election fraud: “You are the Germans that looked the other way when Hitler was preparing to do what he was preparing to do. Unfortunately, I don’t see how you can see it any other way.”

Moore’s tweet drew a mixture of comments.

“Thank you so much for speaking the truth about Trumpism. It is wickedness on a scale I have never seen within the American church,” one person wrote.

“Trump has been the most pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-Israel President in modern history,” another person wrote. “Stop listening to the media and actually take a look at his policies and decide for yourself if they conflict or align with Christian values.”

Photo courtesy: Living Proof Ministries Facebook page

Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.