A Presbyterian pastor in Tennessee has a solid Twitter thread that looks at how bad theology related to Hal Lindsay and Tim Lahaye opened the doors to conspiracy theories and combined with the myth of the Christian state led to the D.C. violence. The event was a long time coming and comes about because of faulty and bad evangelical theology.
“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 NIV
Q Anon Shaman and Brian Gibson a Christian nationalist pastor. The picture was taken in Arizona but both were allegedly in the the Washington, D.C. riot in different capacities.
This morning I awoke to a fascinating Twitter thread that explains how evangelicals got to the point that some were storming the Capitol. What was the theological path that got us to this point in history? David Cassidy leads Christ Community Church (called C3) in Franklin, Tennessee. The church was founded by Scotty Smith and is a part of the Presbyterian Church of America. Cassidy has led Christ Community since 2014.
On Twitter, David Cassidy laid out in a theological thread how many Christians got to the point we are in, with some rioting and storming the United States Capitol. Its a progression from Tim Lahaye and Hal Lindsey’s bad theology. The constant talk of the end of the world is coming led to conspiracy theories being embraced. And the marrying of a mythical Christian state. This is a good thread I want to add to the blog during this discussion on Christian nationalism.