When two major ministers in Britain shamed American believers who support Trump, I felt I needed to respond for two very big reasons. The first is to lovingly dismiss their arguments and the second is to bolster the convictions of Christians who do support our president.
Let’s begin with what they said. The Archbishop of Canterbury says he doesn’t understand why so many Christians in the US support President Donald Trump.
Justin Welby told ITV’s Peston on Sunday programme that he “really genuinely” can’t comprehend why Christian fundamentalists have provided such a strong base for Trump.
Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, said that some American religious leaders were colluding with a divisive system which “marginalises the poor”, contradicting the teachings of the Bible.
Bayes told the Guardian: “Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.
“Whenever people say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they’re saying those things as Christians, and I do not believe it’s justifiable.”
There’s a lot here and I will try to answer each as best I can.
The first is to the Archbishop: You don’t understand, and I am glad you admit it. I assume you also did not understand Barack Obama. He wanted marriage laws that violated the Word of God. He vehemently supported late term abortion. He was more hostile to Scripture by far than any previous president.
Obama’s policies persecuted churches. Under Obama, the church was gagged and intimidated. Many regulations were put in place that targeted Christian businesses. Our children could be suspended from school for wearing clothing with Christian messages. His unbridled spending took us to a 20 trillion-dollar debt. His foreign policy moved the world into perilous chaos. Why didn’t you question the Christians who supported him?
Why did we provide a wide base for Trump? Because the only alternative was Hillary Clinton. She vowed to intensify the policies of Obama. She referred to herself as Obama’s third term.
To vote for her meant the church would suffer more. He, on the other hand, ran on a promise to get the government off the back of the Body of Christ. He has indeed kept his promise.
Maybe you don’t understand our election system. We didn’t have 12 choices we had only two. What would you have had us do? Abstain? That is the same as a vote for Hillary. We do not regret supporting Donald Trump because the alternative is too terrible to imagine.
To Bishop Paul Bayes I simply ask…why did you put your statements out to a rag that is left wing and atheistic? The Guardian? Are you serious? But I digress. Let us answer your charges.
We are not colluding with a system that marginalizes the poor. That system is the one that Democrats put in place. Since there is an ocean between you and Detroit I will be gentle.
After 50 years and trillions of dollars, the inner cities under liberal domination look like they have been bombed. The dole they receive has destroyed their incentive to work. The cradle to grave nanny state has been a breathtaking failure.
We Christians who back Trump believe that a strong economy with policies that reward personal responsibility gives the poor something urgent: The dignity of a pay check. That is why unemployment among blacks is currently the lowest in decades.
On immigration you are also mistaken. We have been the most welcoming nation in the world—far more than Britain. That is how we ended up with 18 million illegal immigrants. We spend 84 billion dollars a year on them.
And yes, they do bring in drugs and in fact some of them have murdered Americans. People love to say that Trump called all illegal immigrants rapists and murderers. He did not. He did say some of them are.
Did you know that 25% of the women who come in here illegally are raped by fellow illegals? Do you really believe that none of them are bringing in drugs? Are you really confused about why a nation with our crisis would want to secure their border?
Mexico is not trying to help us. Corruption and hypocrisy have forced our hand. They encourage their people to come here illegally. They have zero control over the drug trade. They resist taking back felons we deport. What do you do with a nation that seems to be an ally that will not help you?
For an answer Bishop, look to Winston Churchill. He begged France not to let their battleships fall into the hands of the Nazis. When they wouldn’t on July 3, 1940 at the Battle of Mers-el-Kébir, he destroyed French battleships to protect England.
We are building a wall for two reasons: They work, and Mexico refuses to help us. You also believe walls work. That’s why you have one around Buckingham Palace.
Of course we want to welcome those who truly want to contribute to our nation. What we want is a sane policy not the corrupt system that Democrats have in place that is simply a way to recruit new voters for their party.
Is it Christian for us to protect our borders? Why don’t you ask Jesus Christ? “But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.” -Matthew 24:43
“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
By the President of the United States of America.
Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It’s a testament to how far we have fallen. Lincoln’s letter would be deemed a hate crime today. His wise plea would be met with rage and howling disdain. Every talk show host would eviscerate it. Hollywood would have more anger over this letter than they do over Harvey Weinstein. Professors would call it a tool for the white man to keep people of color on the plantation.
Psychiatrists, citing the 25th Amendment, would scream for the mentally unfit Lincoln to be removed from office. He would be accused of being a climate change denier for omitting references to the environment. He would be slurred as Islamophobic for praying to the Christian God. In short, this document would be banned today.
Even in the face of unequaled natural disasters, violence, division and danger, the elite of our nation not only refuse to pray, they ridicule those who wish to repent. This is how far from sanity we have drifted. May God have mercy on our wicked minds.
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.
You’re salivating at the thought of throwing Trump out of office. Be careful what you wish for. You are truly in a lose-lose situation.
Let me say upfront—I want Donald Trump to remain president. I believe he will remain president…and then some.
I know, I know…some Christians are wringing their hands at all the drama going on right now. But I am at total peace. These histrionics are simply proof of two things: President Trump is not a politician; and no one knew the monsters that would crawl out as the swamp was being drained.
Trump is impulsive? In a zombie apocalypse, you must act fast!
So, go ahead and dump him. Bring to power the most committed Christian who has ever been president.
Don’t get me wrong I respect Donald Trump, I believe he is a man of faith, but I might not crown him theologian of the year. Mike Pence, on the other hand, knows the Bible well. He will take a strong stand for godly principles.
He is even more socially conservative than Donald Trump. Mike Pence is stronger on abortion, marriage than Trump. For social progressives, this is exit frying pan enter fire.
The new MAGA would read Make America Godly Again.
And if you think you can throw him out of office with the tactics you use on Donald Trump, consider the Mike Pence temperament. He is calm, measured, listens before he speaks, uses few words and leads a squeaky clean personal life. He is the yellow journalist’s worst nightmare.
I can’t wait for Stephen Colbert, Rachel Maddow and Don Lemon to try to tell us what an evil person Mike Pence is.
Remember the vice-presidential debate? Recall how he reduced Tim Kaine to a caterwauling infant. The more Mike stayed calm, the shriller Kaine became. It looked like a school principal talking to a hysterical junior higher.
Instead of the zingers from Trump (which I love) you will get the rational, considered opinion that demolishes stupid questions. (Which I also love). You really want that?
Mike Pence also has bi-partisan support—even from those that disagree with his convictions.
Left-wing God haters rest between the proverbial rock and a hard place. For those who want one nation under God Mike Pence is an answer to prayer.
However, Trump is also an answer to prayer. He is the wrecking ball to corruption in both Democrats and Republicans that we so desperately needed. Late news bulletin: Trump will not be impeached or thrown out of office. Donald Trump will fulfill his destiny.
However, the thought of a president Mike Pence gives me a glorious feeling. The feeling is called win-win.
Take it from a preacher—you need to stop talking to the press. They have sold themselves to toppling you. They are as far from journalism as the east is from the west.
Consider this verse from the Bible the next time you are tempted to answer one of their stupid questions: “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. – Proverbs 26:4
I write this to you because I have heard from people I trust that you love Jesus. I also believe you love America. It’s as a brother that I write this.
You have more important things to do! Media banalities throw you off your game. They try to use your competitive nature against you. Let me invoke some New York City wisdom: fuhgeddaboudit.
Just keep on making America great again. The people that matter—the American people—will see the results and support you.
Mr. President, the same constitution which guarantees freedom of the press, guarantees freedom from the press—especially when it is no longer the press.
You already know this: North Eastern colleges spew out 89% of our “journalists”. It was in these hallowed halls that accurate reporting was chloroformed. Truth, accuracy, fairness and honesty were all sacrificed on the altar of “secular progressivism.”
In this cult, the global order must come no matter what the cost. America must be diminished by open borders, the destruction of the family, and the eradication of our Judaeo/Christian values. You, dear president, stand in the way of all of this.
I am trying to Mirandize you against the press: anything you do say, can and will be used against you.
Please read what Jesus said to understand the media: “Luke 7: 31 And the Lord said, “To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not weep.’
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Do you see the comparison? The liberal media wanted James Comey fired. Every Democratic leader called for his head. Firing James Comey was noble and right…until you did it.
Until accurate reporting makes a comeback, nothing you say or do will be right. Ignore them.
Is Donald Trump mentally ill? Is he a malignant narcissist…like Hitler was? Hundreds of mental health professionals put together an organization called Duty To Warn. Psychologist John Gartner, the founder of Duty To Warn said: “If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic.” Imagine what the media would do if anyone said that about Obama?
Let me me clear the air on my opinion. Not only is President Trump sane–he is the sanity that we have been waiting for. He is crazy like a fox.
What is going on here should enrage you. It is something born out of total desperation. It is a much darker and vicious threat to our freedom than you know. More on that later.
Gartner goes on to say, “We believe that just as we are ethically and legally obligated to break confidentiality to warn a potential victim of violence, our duty to warn the public trumps all other considerations.”
Here is their diagnosis of our president: “His narcissism is evident in his “grandiose sense of self-importance … without commensurate achievements.” From viewing cable news, he knows “more about ISIS than the generals” and believes that among all human beings on the planet, “I alone can fix it.” His “repeated lying,” “disregard for and violation of the rights of others” (Trump University fraud and multiple sexual assault allegations) and “lack of remorse” meet the clinical criteria for anti-social personality. His bizarre conspiracy theories, false sense of victimization, and demonization of the press, minorities and anyone who opposes him are textbook paranoia. Like most sadists, Trump has been a bully since childhood, and his thousands of vicious tweets make him perhaps the most prolific cyber bully in history.”
Here is their goal: “Trump should be removed under the 25th Amendment because he is too mentally ill to competently serve.” To this end, they will stage a nationwide march on October 7th.
Look closely at their final warning: psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton warned against creeping “malignant normality.” Under a malignantly narcissistic leader, alternate facts, conspiracy theories, racism, science denial and delegitimization of the press become not only acceptable but also the new normal. If we do not confront this evil, it will consume us.” Their multicity March for Sanity on Oct. 7 to “make America sane again.” “Hope to see you there, he says, “assuming we’re all still here.”
If Trump stays in office we will not know truth from falsehood? We will deny science? The Press will be delegitimized? The world will end? Okay, I ask you, who are the real psychotics? And where was their mental health integrity during Obama’s reign of terror?
Narcissist? Obama said of his presidency “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Alternate facts? In Beaverton Oregon, Obama said he visited all 57 states.
Bully? When Obama knew that Americans were being tortured and killed in Benghazi, he and Hillary hatched a lie to protect his reelection. Then he went to bed and slept soundly.
Psychotic anti-social behavior? In the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2012 Obama said, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” What makes this sick is the way liberals defend that statement. They say it was among a list of other things that should also have no future. One of the things on that list is the killing of Coptic Christians. Obama conflates words against Mohammed to murder. This is pure Sharia.
It should be no surprise that is also the credo of the antifascists who are destroying free speech on campus: “your viewpoint equals violence, so I am right to riot.”
Conspiracy theories? The Russians hacked and won the presidency for Trump. Where’s the evidence?
Global warming of the brain: When noted meteorologist Anthony J. Sadar suggested this: “Attacks on skeptics do a disservice to scientists and their profession.” We was met by a truly unscientific and psychotic firestorm.
The press destroyed themselves. It wasn’t Trump. Long before anyone knew who the Republican candidate for president would be they were busy colluding to elect Hillary Clinton, tossing all journalistic integrity out the window.
Of course Trump Tweets. When 89% of the press has sworn to run you out of office by lying, cheating and slandering…how else do you tell your side of the story?
The real mental condition of today: Trump derangement syndrome: A irrational hatred that negates facts, rational thinking, and emotional balance. It must become lewd (Stephen Colbert). It must become delusional—“I lost because of the FBI and misogyny.” -Hillary Clinton. It must become violent, “I have thought about blowing up the White House”-Madonna.
Now in an act of total desperation a group of mental health workers take it to the next and most dangerous level. Here it is unvarnished: If Donald Trump is mentally ill because he opposes our politics. Conflating mental illness with disagreeing on policy is the stuff of Nazism…the very thing they claim to be against.
The most chilling phrase is “you have no choice but to conclude.” You must agree with us or you are nuts. They are taking us down the road to a day when mental illness is simply disagreeing with them. God help us if the government ever gets behind this.
Remember, this is desperation. The left is running out of options. By any means necessary they must get Trump out of office. It’s like the argument in the school yard. When the one guy had no more ammunition he would just say, ‘aw, you’re crazy.”
No matter how you cut it. These “workers” ignore psychosis when it advances their cause. And who are these people anyway? Every one of these shrinks are loyal Democrats. The article was printed in USA Today—a mouthpiece of the Hillary Campaign. Enough said.
“Brother David, we need you now more than ever, we need you to wake up the American church!” That was my cry when it hit me that today is the 6th anniversary of this prophet going to heaven. He preached a message that we rarely hear today. He preached it with a total disregard for his own success or safety. He spoke the counsel of God with a convicting compassion…”God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.” Hebrews 11:4
HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKS
By Mario Murillo
When he aimed his voice at the corruptions in the church it was devastating. Here is a sample from 1998: “The majority of churchgoers today soundly reject all prophetic warnings of a coming storm. Indeed, the American church today is the most blatant ‘feel good’ church in all of history. But, like Israel, we’re only experiencing the calm before the storm!
While Moses spent forty days on the mountaintop, Israel indulged in a spirit of lawlessness. The people wanted to play and relax, so they abandoned all godliness. You remember the result: It ended in a drunken, naked orgy around a golden calf.
Likewise today, Christians by the multiple thousands are casting off the yoke of Christ, tossing aside all limits and restrictions. This attitude is prevalent in many of the books and magazines you find in Christian bookstores. It’s almost as if our leaders are saying, ‘Relax! God isn’t hard. He’s our Daddy, we’re all his kids, and we’re meant to have a good time. Don’t let anyone disturb your fun!’”
Look carefully at what the man of God is saying—he is spotlighting a disaster. What is that disaster? We cannot accept warnings. False pastors cash in on this carnal appetite for denial in the people. Even good pastors are hostages of audiences that demand soothing sermons.
Prophets like David Wilkerson were labelled Gloom and Doom. What we don’t get is…it is those who keep lying and refuse to warn the church who are the real gloom and doom. Gloom and doom is when someone deliberately leaves you unprotected and unprepared. This warning came before 911, before Barack Obama–before gay marriage was legalized–before our standing in the world became so dangerous. David was describing our condition in 1998—we have degenerated dramatically since then…how chilling is that?
David explains why he was so adamant: “Yet, let me ask you: Why does God tell his prophets to shout their warnings from the housetops? He wants to warn his people – to stir us up to seek him! He wants to convict us of all our attempts to cast off Christ’s yoke and cozy up to the world. He wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus – to seek heavenly things – because those are the only things that will stand in the coming storm!”
Tragically, Christians all over America disregard any crisis that does not directly impact them. And even after all of the storms that have come, we still do not repent! As I write you the storm brother David predicted is unfolding. Journalism is dead. Fake news is standard issue. Campuses are silencing conservatives and soon will silence Christians. Persecution is here.
Many were relieved when Donald Trump became president. Now a hurricane of hatred being leveled at him and his family—he is subjected to a media assault that prior generations could not have imagined.
Did last Sunday’s soupy sermon get you ready to stand and fight? The idea that the seeker model will survive the next wave of persecution is laughable at best.
However, preparation was a key element of David Wilkerson’s preaching. He was sent to warn the wicked and remind the righteous of God’s power to keep us in adversity. Consider: “The purging will not seem joyous, but rather grievous. But you will soon glorify the Lord for the results in your life. All the anxiety will be gone. All worldly ambition will die. Your spiritual eyes will be opened to truth. The Spirit will give you revelation knowledge. You will exchange the riches of this world for the true riches of Christ Jesus. You will wake up each morning with an over-flowing joy. Your soul will cry out “I found what my soul has been longing for. Rest–beautiful rest in my Lord.” You can then say with David, the Psalmist — “In his presence is there is fullness of joy; at his right hand there are pleasures forevermore…” (Ps.16:11).
David Wilkerson’s words are more relevant and powerful now than ever. He could comfort with as much power as he could correct. Here are the last words he ever wrote:
“That is when Satan’s hordes come to attack your mind with fear, anger, overwhelming questions: “Where is your God now? You prayed until you had no tears left. You fasted. You stood on promises. You trusted.”
Blasphemous thoughts will be injected into your mind: “Prayer failed. Faith failed. Don’t quit on God—just do not trust him anymore. It doesn’t pay!”
Even questioning God’s existence will be injected into your mind. These have been the devices of Satan for centuries. Some of the godliest men and women who ever lived were under such demonic attacks.
To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights—and in that darkness, you will soon hear the Father whisper, ‘I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.’
Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail—his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.” Amen.