Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Donald Trump And Christ's Sermon On The Mount
Donald Trump gave a speech at Liberty University which provides an education suitable for evangelical Christians. Dana Milbank contrasts the thrust of Trump's speech with the comments made by Christ in his famous Sermon On The Mount. Trump put his ignorance of Christian gospel on full display, and his sermon was remarkably different from the messages that helped to define the Christian gospel. In a sense, Trump is the Anti Christ that many evangelicals worry about. That probably will not bother many at Liberty University. The marriage between the Republican Party and evangelicals has dramatically increased the power and importance of a formerly fringe segment of the Christian community. They have become mutually dependent upon each other. Christian fundamentalism aligns well with Republican economic fundamentalism.