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Raising up Cyrus to bring down Babylon

By Steve Jeffery, 25 Jan 2017

So much has been written about the Trump Phenomenon that it's hard to know where to start making sense of it all. Personally, I found this article by David Ernst to be one of the most insightful pieces I've read so far.

At the very least, it shows how God may be using this particular Cyrus to bring down the progressives of Babylon.To cut to the chase, he exposes the breathtaking hypocrisy of Progressivism in an elegant two-step: First, by being brazen enough to admit, shrug off, and even laugh and boast about his own moral failures; and second, by pointing the (raised middle) finger right back.

To put it another way, Trump is a (perhaps unwitting) presuppositionalist. He realises that "protesting an accusation from the Left that you’re not a racist, sexist, etc. on its own terms is a recipe for failure." So he "[offers] an alternative: rather than make a fact-based, reason-driven argument, let’s neutralize the charge by denying its very premises, and in so doing, deny the power of the accuser to render any judgment in the first place."

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