The Trump Impeachment, what does it mean?
Here’s “Something to Consider.”
Since Donald Trump has assumed the office of President he has systematically attacked the truth.
The result has been the devaluing and dismantling of all truth and all systems that use truth as a check and balance against the presidency. That means the press, the congress, the constitution, the law and any other system that uses truth as a code of ethics have been rendered null and void during his presidency.
Since Trump became president he immediately began an all out assault on the press. His attack has been so successful that the phrase “Fake News” is synonymous with the most prestigious news organizations, both print and media, in our nation. He has polarized the congress so that there is no partisanship and no such thing as compromise. He has undermined all established law enforcement institutions such as the FBI and other intelligence agencies, labeling them as the “deep state,” hence fostering suspicion and distrust of our law enforcement agencies against his office.
But his greatest assault has come through his daily false communication. Since becoming president Donald Trump’s lies, false and misleading statements, distortions, inaccurate information and misrepresentations have numbered in the tens of thousands. According to the Washington Post Fact Checker, on December 16, 2019 President Trump’s false or misleading statements reached 15,413. That is an average of 15-16 lies a day since he became President of the United States. That literally means, every time the President speaks he tells 15 lies. We know he does not speak publicly every day so the reality is, when he speaks publicly he tells between 25-30 lies. He tells so many lies that it is impossible for those responsible with reporting the truth to keep up with correcting him. This means that the general public has no way of knowing the difference between lies and truth. And since Trump is the President, by virtue of his office, he is given the presumption of truthfulness, so that even if someone were to say he is lying many people would not believe it.
And the result: today people make no distinction between truth and lies. Even those who believe that truth is important, have given into Trumpism by refusing to attack his assault on the truth. They have willingly submitted to his habitual lying and have treated his misrepresentations as normalcy.
So what does all of this mean? It means that the president has successfully changed the standards of truth, order and ethical morality, into something that no one can recognize in the larger society. This lack of recognition has come from the total confusion of truth and lies. In Trump’s America, truth and lies are indistinguishable and in many instances have exchanged places. The Bible gives a description of the condition in America today. It says: 2 Thessalonians 2:9–12 CJB—“When this man who avoids the law comes, the Adversary will give him the power to work all kinds of false miracles, signs and wonders. He will enable him to deceive, in all kinds of wicked ways, those who are headed for destruction because they would not receive the love of the truth that could have saved them. This is why God is causing them to go astray, so that they will believe the Lie. The result will be that all who have not believed the truth, but have taken their pleasure in wickedness, will be condemned.”
We are seeing the words of Paul fulfilled before our eyes with the distortion of truth becoming a lie and lies becoming the truth. And the most tragic reality is that Evangelical Christians are the leading force in support of the man who is the purveyor of lies. They are Donald Trump’s most ardent and loyal apologist’s claiming that he is God’s ordained vessel.
So how does this relate to Donald Trump’s impeachment and what spiritual implications does it have for us? If truth is a lie and a lie is the truth, then how can an impeachment, a legitimate legal constitutional process be used as a standard to judge Donald Trump? How can any code of ethics be used when truth is a lie and lie has become truth in Trump’s America. It’s all “Fake News.”
Donald Trump has sinisterly and skillfully made it impossible for the nation to use any legitimate legal standard or code of ethics to police him because he has already dismantled the integrity of truthfulness and order in all socio-political areas of our country. He has removed the authority of every check and balance of society by undermining its trustworthiness. And those who support Donald Trump have completely dismissed the reliability of most major news outlets, the legal system and the congress whenever they challenge the actions of Donald Trump. So then how can a free press, the congress and the constitution, effectively serve as a check and balance against the executive branch of our government?
As you listened to the debate on the articles of impeachment, those who defended the President never argued against the facts. And why did they choose this tactic? Because in Trump’s America where lies are truth and the truth are lies, facts don’t matter. Facts are “Fake News.”
So what spiritual lessons can we learn from the impeachment process? We can learn that we are closer to the end of all things than we realize. Why? Because convincing people with “the truth” is no longer a viable means of achieving reconciliation or presenting the Gospel. The impeachment process will reveal that reason, truth and common sense are no longer objective approaches to solving problems or convincing people to make rational decisions. The power of the Holy Spirit will become indispensable to the promulgation of the gospel because mere sensible, sane arguments about “the truth” will become irrelevant and illogical to larger and larger segments of society. Because the false has become true and truth has become false, the anointing of God’s Spirit will be more necessary than ever before. And that spiritual outpouring will need to be reflected in an irresistible love and selfless service for others that has not been seen known or experienced since the early Christian believers who turned the world upside down. No more talk, no more debate, no more Facebook post arguments, just action…
In the words of a well-known aging actress from the famous classic movie, ALL ABOUT EVE, “Fasten Your Seatbelts, It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride.”