The Political Seduction of the Church (imperfect)
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The Political Seduction of the Church:
How Millions of American Christians Have Confused Politics with the Gospel
How are we called to bring about true biblical change?
"Should Christians be involved in politics? Absolutely. Do I prefer the policies of one main political party over those of the other main party? Definitely. Do I believe that the spiritual and political realms often overlap? Certainly."
"But to the extent that we confuse the gospel with politics or identify one party as 'God's party,' or seek to advance the goals of the gospel largely through politics, to that extent we will fail." -- Dr. Michael Brown
In his inimitable and convincing style, Dr. Michael Brown urges us to learn the lessons from the Donald Trump presidency, in particular from the 2020 elections and the events that followed.
Dr. Brown gets to the root of the confusion and points the way to the true role of the church in today's society. He exposes the false prophetic spirit and paints a picture of the healthy intersection of the gospel and politics.
He writes as someone with deep concerns about the radical leftist agenda and minimal trust in much of the secular media. But also as someone who wants to find the true biblical way forward.
This book covers...
Chapter 1: When Evangelical Christians Were Blamed for the Storming of the Capitol
Chapter 2: The Church of Jesus Is Transcendent
Chapter 3: God, Guns, and Our Great White Country? Not So Fast
Chapter 4: The Subtlety of Seduction
Chapter 5: How Donald Trump Went from President to Superhero to Political Savior
Chapter 6: When Even Prayer Became Partisan
Chapter 7: When the Prophets Prophesied Falsely
Chapter 8: The Genesis of False Prophecy
Chapter 9: Enter QAnon
Chapter 10: The Fatal Error of Wrapping the Gospel in the American Flag
Chapter 11: Why Politics and Religion Make for a Toxic Mix
Chapter 12: Is the Church Called to Take Over Society?
Chapter 13: Christian Nationalism, the Coming Civil War, and the Call to Take Up Arms
Chapter 14: How We Failed the Test: Retracing Our Steps and Learning the Big Lessons