Russell Moore Addresses the Sacking of the Capitol in the January 6, 2021 Coup Attempt

Russell Moore addressed the sacking of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 over at The Gospel Coalition. This blog just wants to add the article to the collection of what is being written about the event. This is a brief post encouraging people to read that article. 

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

Isaac Aismov

Does not wisdom call out?
Does not understanding raise her voice?
2 At the highest point along the way,
where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
3 beside the gate leading into the city,
at the entrance, she cries aloud:
4 “To you, O people, I call out;
I raise my voice to all mankind.
5 You who are simple, gain prudence;
you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.

Proverbs 8:1-5 NIV

Russell Moore

This is a brief post that I want to get up before bed. Russell Moore from time to time says some interesting and solid things. As an outsider I listen to what he says at times and ponder it. In response to the sacking of the Capitol which President Trump inspired his followers to do, Moore called on the president to resign. You can read more about that in, “Russell Moore of the Southern Baptists Calls on Donald Trump to Resign.” Russell Moore wrote this the same day the United States Capitol fell to invaders since the War of 1812. You can read his thoughts in, “The Gospel in a Democracy Under Assault.” 

2 thoughts on “Russell Moore Addresses the Sacking of the Capitol in the January 6, 2021 Coup Attempt

  1. Hello EAGLE,
    I want to share a find that I am going to read that may help me understand more about what happened to fundamentalist-evanglical people in the trump era, this:

    It is written by Chris Hedges who is a pastor’s son and also a journalist, so it is not without some insight into what has gone wrong,
    and Hedges IS knowledgeable apparently about Christian ‘dominionism’ (ala Rushdoony et al) so I expect he is up on the worst of what evangelicals are up against with regard to seeking political power from someone like Trump which has resulted in something approximating ‘the selling of souls to the devil’ for the sake of power and control. (Hardly a work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian faith community, but unfortunately fundamentalism has a history of a ‘God of Wrath’ and ‘the pointing of the finger’ by them what would be modern-day pharisees at ‘those other sinners’. . . . a dreadful combination that contributes to their attraction to dominionist ideas and the quasi-fascism of trumpism.

    I like what Russell Moore said, this:
    ” If Christians are people of truth, we ought to be the first to acknowledge reality.”

    I think he ‘gets it’, but he is up against a sea of the worshippers of the Golden Calf aka Trump, and they are unable, it seems, to break away from their idol even in the evidence of his fascist work to attack the US Constitution and our democracy, which I now know that many evangelical people despise.

    So fascism rises in trumpism, sure, but it was always there in other forms, one being Dominionism and Rushdooney’s ideas . . . . nothing ‘of Christ’ about them, no.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks Chrstine. When I was in evangelicalism I saw this stuff creeping in. But the behavior of the last four years has been in a league of its own. Its troubling. I wish there was an easy answer for this.


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