Deprogramming Trump Followers Now, Christians Later

Posted on January 19, 2021


By David Ettinger

A Hated People
Veteran TV personality Katie Couric made quite the stir last week on “Real Time with Bill Maher” when she said that ardent supporters of President Trump must be deprogrammed.

According to Fox News, Couric “raised eyebrows when she blasted the GOP’s support for President Trump amid his second impeachment battle.”[1] She added:

I mean, it’s really bizarre, isn’t it, when you think about how AWOL so many of these members of Congress have gotten. … And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”[2]

Not only is such talk insulting and condescending, but grossly egomaniacal. This is the Left proclaiming: Our ways are right, yours are wrong, and you need to conform your thinking to agree with ours.

Of course, it’s difficult to convince “the other side” to switch over to “your side,” but if “your side” is the one in power, you can pass laws to enforce submission to your beliefs.

Paving the Way
This, however, is “small potatoes.”

Seeing how Satan is “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31, 14:30) and “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4), none of this should surprise believers as we are drawing ever closer to the end of this age of human history and the return of Jesus Christ.

Satan knows his time is short, and he is using – even inciting – the political and civil unrest in America to pave the way for his final assault against God. Today, deprogram ideological perception; tomorrow Christian truth!

In case you’re wondering about Satan’s end game, it is laid out in the 5 “I Wills” of Isaiah 14:13-14. In this passage, God is tells Satan (emphasis added):

You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”

The Lord, however, counters: “But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit” (v. 15).

Doing Satan’s Bidding
It is this last verse Satan is trying to prevent, and to do so, he has recruited unbelievers of all stripes – particularly those in power – to do his bidding.

Ultimately, it’s not that he necessarily wants to turn the world liberal, nor even atheistic, but to turn them against God, His Word, and His people. Satan believes he can defeat God in philosophical battle, and the key is ridding the world of everything pro-God.

With him promoting more and more humanists to positions of authority, Satan is launching his all-out assault on all things God, and will ramp up his onslaught on God’s people.

What is now the “deprogramming” of Trump supporters will become the quest to deprogram conservatives, which will lead to the deprogramming of evangelical Christians, and eventually everyone who believes that the God of the Bible created the universe and that the Bible is indeed God’s truth.

What has already begun in other Western nations will happen here. Laws will be enacted condemning the Bible as a manifesto of hate, and those who abide by it as hatemongers. This will lead to Bibles being outlawed – as they are in many countries – and those owning one will be arrested for this egregious breaking of the law.

This will come to full fruition when Satan promotes his appointed apprentice – the Antichrist – to power during the final 7 years of this era of human history.

In the meantime, Satan is securing the loyalties of more and more of America’s leaders, and will soon have them groomed and trained. So let the deprogramming of Trump supporters begin as it is but the preamble to his master plan.

Worth Remembering
In light of all this, believers should remember how God views things. Psalm 2 tells us that the rulers of this world “band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles’” (vv. 2-3).

God’s response? “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them” (v. 4).

The Lord scoffs because He knows He controls all things and that whatever “battle” is being waged against Him is already decided in His favor. God will prevail over all these evils – and because of this, so will all who call Jesus Christ “Lord and Savior”!


[2] Ibid.