One of the topics I discuss in my new book “The Death of Christian Thought: The Deception of Humanism and how to Protect Yourself“, is how to determine if conversations we have with people can bear fruit, or if they are a useless waste of our time that will only lead to frustration and negatively influencing your thought process. Every conversation we have with others is a battle between thought processes. Fruitful conversations based in humility and understanding can help elevate our thought processes; but having conversations with people who lack humility or pursue being “right” more than seeking truth, will drain you of joy.
Coming off a heated Presidential election, we see younger people and progressives losing their minds over the Trump victory. Many cannot accept the fact that he actually won the election because they were told by a corrupt, biased media that anyone who voted for Trump must be a reprobate, bigot or homophobe. Even some Christians are walking around in denial and disbelief–they ask the question “How could so many Christians vote for Trump after some of the statements he made about women, Hispanics and Muslims?”
As conservatives and Christians how should we answer that question? If we are honest we should recognize it as a valid question, and address it. I have had many people call or email me with that question since last Tuesday. Here is a summary response I give them:
“As a Christian I struggled with voting for a man who has said some things that quite frankly I found revolting. I understand your perspective. Here is why I ended up voting for him nonetheless: I cannot support a candidate who believes that it is righteous or just to murder children in the womb. The right to life of the most vulnerable people in our society is a fundamental biblical and moral issue I cannot compromise on. While there are several concerns I have with Trump, my concern over the Democratic Platform and Hillary Clinton’s beliefs on abortion led me to choose Trump over Clinton. Can you understand my perspective as I understand yours, even though we disagree?”
If they choose to not try to understand my perspective and discuss it rationally, I walk away from the conversation. I realize I am dealing with someone using what I call a fleshly/animal thought process, and further conversations with them will only yield frustration for both of us. I have learned to not get into serious discussions with people who never consider that they could be wrong. They put my thought process at risk and could lead me to anger and frustration–perhaps even hatred toward them.Can you understand my perspective as I understand yours, even though we disagree? Click To Tweet
Do not let people in a fleshly/animal thought process infect and damage your thought process. If you are a born-again believer it is crucial you spend more time in prayer and study of God’s Word. What are His promises for us as His adopted children? Not only the “good” promises, but also those that tell us the world will increasingly hate us for believing and trusting in Jesus Christ alone. How are we to respond to those who disagree with us and maybe even see us as enemies? Do we respond with arrogance and self-righteousness? Or with humility and a willingness to try to understand the perspective of others even if we disagree with their perspective? Are we falling into a trap of trusting in men (Trump and the government) instead of Jesus Christ alone? Do we feel more or less urgency to share the gospel with people because of this recent election?
In my new book, you will see ways the world is trying to deceive you through Humanism and how to find peace and joy, guarding your heart and mind from the growing deception.