How does the U.S election affect Christianity? Too many Christians here say Trump's victory is mandatory or else the New World Order will take over the world and their vaccines, for example, will be used to destroy man. Some say Trump's declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel is fulfilling the scripture. Which scripture? That is what I don't know.
Can you help me with this secret the media is hiding if it is true?
God is in charge of who leads the various nations (Daniel 2:21). At this moment, I have no idea what God's goals are for the United States. I do know that no government lasts forever. I know that God's goals are to do what is best for His people and to get as many people to heaven as possible. Nothing says that these goals require the survival of the United States. See The Danger of Assuming God is on “Our” Side.
While everyone is focused on the presidential election, I've noted that Oregon has legalized all drug use. Conservative South Dakota has legalized the recreational use of marijuana -- something I would not have guessed would happen. Nebraska legalized gambling after rejecting it for numerous decades. Earlier this year, California softened its laws against adults having sex with minors. Sin is becoming more acceptable and I don't know when God will decide that this nation is too sinful to continue.
Personally, I hope justice, law, and order prevail and that peace is restored to this nation. But I understand that I don't know how that is best accomplished in the long-term. It might require a period of injustice and fraud to take place before people do something about it.
The ideas of a "new world order" or that Israel is somehow connected with the return of Jesus is a myth promoted by those accepting premillennialism. It isn't found in the Bible. See
- Do you think there is anything to this New World Order idea?
- Is the Modern Nation of Israel Important?
How does all of this election scandal affect Christians? As far as our beliefs and practices, it has no impact at all. Nations come and go, but God's kingdom will remain. As far as our ability to live and worship freely, well, that remains to be seen. We know there will be times of hardship. It is just the nature of our war against evil. "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).
Wow! Thanks. This is timely!