A Christian theology scholar warned evangelical leaders about cozying up to President Donald Trump.
Roger Olson, a professor of Christian theology of ethics at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, wrote in a blog post on Patheos that Trump may turn on his Christian supporters “in a moment.”
“They regard [Trump] as a person who is not one of God’s own people (Jewish or Christian), but an instrument of God to deliver Israel and American evangelical Christianity from persecution,” Olson wrote.
He said they believe Trump was “raised up by God to reverse the trend in American culture toward total decadence and hedonism.”
“Personally, speaking only for myself, I believe President Trump only cares about power,” he wrote. “I have not seen any real principles ― other than ‘Make America great again’ (with an implied ‘and me, too’). I strongly suspect that he is manipulating his conservative Christian ‘base’ and would turn on them in a moment if it suited his agenda to be powerful.”