Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's remarks on the indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for intending to foment discord in the American electoral process mentioned that American involvement with the Russians was "unwitting." As it's been pointed out on Twitter, the term "unwitting collusion" is an oxymoron. Or as Dan Bongino described it to Sean Hannity on Friday, "How the hell do you unwittingly collude, you idiot!"
Trump supporters latch on to this bit of information as proof positive that there was no scintilla of cooperation between Russians and Trump, only Russians duping Americans who didn't know better. (Of course, that doesn't mean the story is over by any means.)
What's interesting here is that many of the same supporters who laugh at "unwitting collusion" with the Russians, celebrate Trump's unwitting collusion with God. They do this because one outcome would be something they don't want, and the other is an outcome they do want.
Evangelicals who cover for Trump, as Erick exposed in his review of "The Faith of Donald J. Trump" base much of their case on circumstantial evidence. The fact that Trump was brought up in church (more or less), is is important to them. But the fact that Trump considered Norman Vincent Peale, a positive-thinking guru and generally-regarded heretic, as a large influence, is minimized.
The fact that Trump pals with certain evangelicals, is elevated, in that good behavior might rub off on him. (Despite the fact that the Bible states "Do not be deceived: 'Evil company corrupts good habits'" in 1 Corinthians 15:33.) But the fact that most of Trump's closest and earliest evangelical supporters hail from the prosperity gospel crowd--direct spirutual descendants in many cases from Peale--is discarded.
The entire case of Trump collusion with Russians was based on association, and that association has always been assumed to be incidental ("unwitting") of the Russians' goals, and focused on Trump's unwavering desire to win. The entire case of Donald Trump's faith is also based on association (collusion, as it were), which is also incidental and arguably unwitting of God's plans and goals.
One unwitting collusion is now laughed off, while the other is celebrated.
Our president has not demonstrated anything but an unwitting form of Christianity. And the Bible is pretty clear that nobody stumbles into Heaven unwittingly. We may get in with the smell of smoke on our robes, but we won't get in by accident or association.
When you pray for our president, keep this in mind.
The kind of collusion we want, in the end, serves no purpose other than the fleshly desire of Trump (and his defenders) to win. It has nothing to with the Kingdom all Christians should serve.