Theologically Utopian: How to Redeem the Republican Party from Trump’s Brand of Biblical Capitalism
In the Bible, God promises His followers that they will have the fat of the land if they follow Him. All of the prayers and reassurances God gives in the Old Testament, and Jesus in the New Testament, show that God wishes for believers to have a lot of material wealth connected to their adoration and devotion to Him. This is the basis of Biblical Capitalism.
But, the brand of Biblical Capitalism espoused by Trump and his believers is in direct opposition to God’s and Jesus’ main brand of love and inclusion for everyone, even the least of humanity. Remember, Jesus said that he that is the least of these is His brother. That means that there is an error in the Trump brand of Biblical Capitalism. There is sin involved in the Trump brand that doesn’t have a place in real Biblical Capitalism.
Biblical Capitalism is getting from God what He has promised for those who believe. The bargain between a believer and God is that we do as we are told as far as living a pure and good life. In return, in this lifetime, we will receive good, even great things in material value to enrich our lives.
But, here is the problem. You can’t rob the store, like Trump is doing, and then claim that God gave you material blessings because you took it yourself, in God’s Name. You can’t hurt people, like Trump is doing, and then claim that God is blessing you by clearing your area of unwanted or undesirable people. The least of these is Jesus’ brother, remember?
You can’t destroy the goodwill and efforts of hundreds of years and decades of work to build this great country, through millions upon millions of workers, through every up and down this country has ever experienced, because your ego, Trump, has to be assuaged. Yet, this is precisely what is happening, in God’s Name. This is happening because people in the Republican Party are letting this happen.
I fully believe in Biblical Capitalism. I believe in it because I have experienced it personally. No, I am not rich by material standards. I am wealthy and abundant in the ways that mean the most: love of my family and friends, a roof over my head, a positive bank account (most of the time), and work I love and can do within my abilities. I was raised Pentecostal/Apostolic Faith, which is evangelical, in the Black church. I paid tithes, fully expecting to receive a material return of providence from God for doing so. That is exactly what happened. One day I needed $2,000 for something that was due. I had no idea of how that was going to materialize. Yet, the day before I needed it, I received a $2,000 check in the mail. I chock it up to God that provides.
I’m sure that many people who are true believers have had this happen at some point, if not regularly, in their lives. This is how God works, at times. I am fully invested in Biblical Capitalism. But, I’m not fully invested in Trumpism. In fact, I’m not invested at all.
True Biblical Capitalism takes in account the needs and concerns of others less fortune. True Biblical Capitalism helps people who can’t or have trouble helping themselves. True Biblical Capitalism shares the wealth.
Trumpism tears apart everything it touches. Trumpism is tearing this fine nation apart at the seams. Even regular Republicans, who may have supported Trump in the past, can now see where this runaway train is heading, straight to hell. Regular Republicans want their party back!
I espouse a grand idea, that of Theologically Utopian. This means that a person who believes in this believes in God and wants to live a life of peace and safety, whether in this world, and especially in the next, Heaven. I believe that this our only path to take if we want to redeem this nation from Trumpism.
The reward of Biblical Capitalism is to live as a citizen of a Theologically Utopian world, heaven on earth, in peace and safety, together. This is possible, with everything we already have available to us, right now.
No one is leaving this planet willingly. We can’t starve out and kill everyone who doesn’t agree with our policies and opinions. That is totally unreasonable. Our only hope is to develop and have one mind, one ideal, one goal that we all can work toward, from every level of society, in each personal life. That goal is a Theologically Utopian World, or T-World (pronounced twirled). The eventual inhabitants to this world that we can create, in companionship with every nation, people, tribe, and language of this planet, will have the honor of naming itself. This world will be reigned and ruled over by the man child of Revelation 12, when He is an adult. He will rule over T-World with a rod of iron, as the unnamed (at this time) Lamb of God. He, the Son of Jesus Christ, is the One who will return and redeem humanity and bring power to the peace we helped to create.
Naming is a big deal to God. He renames people several times in the Bible. I’ve been given the name Antipas. I have been referenced in the Bible in Revelation 2:13 as the faithful witness of Jesus Christ. I have recently sent a letter to the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump and anti-Trumpism organization. I included the following information in the letter:
“I am a relation of Abraham Lincoln, through Sarah Lincoln. I feel that it is entirely appropriate to represent my family and do something to help ameliorate the tremendous damage being done to the party.
I am a Mayflower descendant; I am descended from European royalty, notably a direct descendant of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, as well as a direct descendant of Martin Luther. I am related to President Harrison, Daniel Boone, Princess Diana Spencer, and Princes William and Harry, among other notable people. I am also Oprah Winfrey’s cousin, although I’ve never met her. I have an extensive aristocratic heritage, which can be found in my Bio on the website. I have all of this information in my Ancestry.com account.
I don’t want to be long-winded in this letter. I just want to pique your curiosity a bit. I am hoping that I can work with your organization and help restore balance to our democracy by representing the Republican Party as a candidate for President in 2024 and I feel confident that I, even though I represent some strange things, will be the winner of the election with the popular vote. This COVID-19 is going to continue to cause a whole lot of strange things to happen in our nation. I am predicting that by the time I throw my hat into the ring I will pick up a whole lot of support from a broad swath of voters and gain a lot of funds to make this happen.
I may be a small seed now, but I am a sequoia inside! I am a middle-aged Black mother and grandmother; I am from Southern California; I am a witch; I have natural hair; I am beautiful when properly made up; I am very intelligent and a good orator; I was a police, fire, and 911 emergency operator; I was the Secretary for the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Banks as an 18 year old; I am a small business owner; I am disabled; I am a caregiver; I am a lesbian; I grew up in the Black church; I was born in the heartland, Emporia, Kansas, and moved to South Central Los Angeles as a two-year old; I was raised by a single Mom; I smoke weed; I am a minister; I am clairvoyant and clairaudient; I am of European royal and aristocratic lineage; and I am celibate and chaste, a Saint of God. I have a magnetic personality; I can sing. I appeal to most people. Racially, I am 30% European, 69% African, East Asian, Iberian (Basque), and Melanesian. I have also found out that I am Chickasaw Native American. My mother is completing the paperwork to be inducted into the tribe formally. Culturally, I am 50% Black and 50% White. I grew up in Hawthorne, CA and Los Angeles. I am one of 100 streaming TV channel creators who can make unlimited TV channels on Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV. I volunteer as an instructor of blind and visually impaired people at the Braille Institute in San Diego, CA. I have come from the future to affect the past on this timeline; that will be a hit for sci-fi enthusiasts. I am also The Representative to The Coalition of Advanced Beings. This information is elaborated upon in my book, “Christian Magickal: The Mystery of God Anthology” (available as an e-book and paperback under the name Lori Anne Holt).”
In some ways I’m just like you are; in other ways I am not. Please view my website at Laurence in 2024 for more details about me. I’m not going to go away. I’m only going to get louder and louder as we move toward 2024. Find out more about me and what I believe in by reviewing my articles here on Medium.com, reading my book, and viewing my website. If we can build a consensus together, all people in this nation, as an example for this world’s participation, then we can move this mountain to fill the entire world (Daniel 2).
I am Antipas, and I approve of this message.