For the latest misadventures in “absolute NeverTrumpism corrupts every bit as much as absolute AlwaysTrumpism," I give you Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.
The headline of his piece in the Washington Post is "Overturning Roe v. Wade isn't worth compromising with Trump, my fellow evangelicals." He leads it off by imploring that "we are going to give an account to God for our complicit silence before the immoral policies and actions of the Trump administration."
Already, the pastor's point of view is plagued by an idolatrous level of concern for Trump, to the point of insisting that his fellow evangelicals snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the issue of life. Which just so happens to be the pre-eminent moral concern of the Word of God, but other than that, no big thang.
Anyabwile is so blinded by his anti-Trump idolatry that he's urging the very "complicit silence" he condemns when it comes to stopping America's infanticide holocaust. Ironic, I know, but this is the age of self-refuting arguments and the death of self-awareness, after all.
This pastor is urging believers to explicitly disobey the Word of God when it says "rescue those being taken away to death and hold back those being led away to slaughter." This pastor is urging believers to side with those whose "hands shed innocent blood," which the Scriptures also say are among those things "the LORD hates." And he's doing so from a platform that frequently gives space for trolling God and His love, like its recent headline "why can't we hate men" and last Christmas when it again questioned whether Jesus Christ ever existed.
On second thought, maybe this is the proper platform for Anyabwile's idolatrous polemic, because whether he knows it or not, he's trolling God, too. It's just that the Washington Post is more honest about it.
In case you're wondering why I've used the terms "idolatry" or "idolatrous" several times already, it's because I'm trying to drive the point home this is idolatry. Whenever we permit anything other than God to determine for us what is right or wrong, we are practicing what the Bible calls idolatry, which is a fancy, stained-glass word meaning "worshipping or following after a false god."
Anyabwile is saying not to explicitly do what God says is right here, because Trump. In other words, he is the NeverTrump version of heretical clowns like Paula White, peddler of the fake so-called prosperity gospel and a documented fraud, who has sadly found some renewed legitimacy through her ability to shamelessly shill for Trump.
I'm sure Anyabwile would agree with me about the likes of White, all the while missing the plank in his own eye. See, God doesn't permit us not to do what's right because it may cause us to align with and/or work alongside those we find questionable, repulsive, or offensive. Quite the contrary, God works through sinners all the time — because all of us are sinners.