søndag 2. oktober 2016

Donald Trump seek salvation from evangelicals.

It is with great amazement I notice that Christians leaders endorse Trump and even see him as a man sent from God to save America and prophesy he will be the next president.

White evangelical Christians favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by a margin of 55 percentage points, according to a poll done by Fox News.

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses The Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road To Majority" conference in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2016.

Among Christian leaders who have backed Trump is the president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr, who compared Trump to Winston Churchill!  
He was among almost 1,000 prominent evangelicals leaders convened by the organizations “United in Purpose” and “My Faith Votes”, who recently was making a pilgrimage to Trump Tower to "listen" to Donald.       He proudly twitted this photo, with Trump between him and his wife, and a Playboy Cover of the host, at right of her! 

Its clear that Trump is seeking political salvation from evangelical leaders weeks before election and he even announces that he has got an "Evangelical Advicer Board".

Among the few women in the “Advisory Board” was evangelist Paula White, who knows Trump from earlier meetings. She attended also the meeting in New York. James Dobson, another Trump “Advicer” and the past president of “Focus on the Family”, said publicly that he had recently heard that Paula  “personally led Trump to Christ”, but later when he was asked about details, he was not sure what had happened...
In the meeting Paula White lay hands on Trump and pray: 
Father, we just secure him right now by the blood of Jesus. We thank you that no weapon formed against him would prosper, and any tongue that rises against him would be condemned, according to the word of God,”  

Pastor Robert Jeffress on the stage with Trump. 

Jeffress is the leader of the influential 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He is in the same “Advisory Board”. - If you do not vote for Trump, he declare to The Christian Post: "I think the Bible has a word for people like that — it's fools,". 
He compare Obama with Antichrist: "For the first time in history a president of our country has openly proposed altering one of society’s (not to mention God’s) most fundamental laws: that marriage should be between a man and a woman. While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in God’s law and still win reelection by a comfortable margin illustrates how a future world leader will be able to oppose God’s laws without any repercussions."

But another Baptist pastor, outgoing Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd 
say after meeting with Trump, that faithfulness to the gospel was a priority, and therefore he will not endorse him. He visit Donald in this board room and calling Trump out on his sins and demanding repentance! That was not a seed falling into “ good ground”, and Trump in one of his many infamously angry twitters respond:
Trump:"Ya know what Tiny Ronnie? You're fired. How stupid can you be, coming into my board room telling me about sin and repentance? I think you're a very, very ineffective pastor. In fact, you're all fired. All 15 of you televangelists. Go home. Go fleece some more grannies for 'seed money'. Get out."
He has declared that he never asked God for forgiveness because he could handle things himself.  It should be interesting to know what the “televangelists” that support Trump think about this attitude... No “seed money” from the self proclaimed billionaire!
And it seams that Trump who do not like big "fat ladies”, do not like a “Tiny man” either...

An eye for an eye.
Is well known, that Trump’s connection to evangelical beliefs is weak, at best.
He has never before expressed any serious connection to the Bible or even a basic understanding of it. He call one of his own book “the best in the world”. After being presidential candidates he claim that “the Bible is my favourite book”, but he was not able to cite his favourite verse. Some months later he came up with “an eye for an eye” from Exodus 2, as his favourite Bible quote!?

Trumps Church
He has made occasional holiday appearances at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. Marble earned fame because of its half-century of leadership by
Norman Vincent Peale, known best for blending pop psychology with spirituality in a form of Christianity center on the self. As a child, Trump toddled along with his family to Peale’s sermons, hearing such messages as the one that opens the pastor’s best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking: “Believe in yourself!” He clearly learned that one.
Or as Jeb Bush stated during the primaries; Trump has never cared about anyone other than himself. Since he has made a career out of an egotism without borders, he has no problem to brag about himself like a child in the kindergarten: ”I have a big brain.” “I advise myself.” “I am very, very rich,” and on and on...

Defender of the Christian faith?
Due to his inability to tolerate criticism, vindictiveness toward his opponents, his bullying and public insults, and his inappropriate and offensive public rhetoric, psychologist has diagnosis him with “a narcissistic personality disorder”. A personality “characterise by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others.” 
Trump is known to be;  unstable, obsessive, vindictive, narcissistic, and cruel. A person who crass insults enemies in every shape and form. Hungry for money, praise, and celebrity and therefor ruthless and single-minded pursuit profit, and lack interest in anything beyond power and money. For a more comprehensive mental analysis, read: Profile Of A Sociopath

Proven dishonesty.
It will be interesting to ask Trump what of the Ten Commandments, he favour?
Clearly, “thou shall not lie” is not one of them.
It’s a lie, but who cares? ”, is a phrase he loved, a biographer of Trump revealed.
PolitiFact named Trump the winner of its annual “Lie of the Year” Award in 2015 - a competition which PolitiFact said “was not even close,” unquestionably in reference to the fact that it rated 72% of Trump’s public remarks about factual circumstances as false. 
He is regard as a serial and compulsive (pathological) liar
Even a extensive web page is only about Trump a liar!
It has been proven that he lies under oath in several court cases. Donald Trump is Named in at Least 169 Federal ongoing Lawsuits, and is famous for seeking revenge against anyone who opposes him by suing them in court.
The New York Times published an investigation about his business dealings and discovered, that Trump was a defendant in literally thousands of law suits, primarily brought by service providers and vendors whom he failed to pay for services rendered to him. His dishonesty in his business dealings is shocking and unprecedented for a presidential candidate.

Scandalous behaviour. To describe all of Trumps documented scandals will take several book. This link summarise more than a dozen of them:  
Trumps worst scandals.
Some days ago he twitter, around 5  in the morning, about Miss Universe and her alleged sex tape,  - a presidential candidate!? 

But he has no problem to  call himself: the greatest representative of the Christians!
Trump has no problem to sell himself as a defender of America Christianity, and told CBN’s David Brody:
The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.
Consider the fact I have briefly mention above; 
A less able presidential candidate to be “the greatest representative of the Christians” is hard to imagine.  
HOW can evangelicals think that his sudden support for Christianity is anything else that a transparent attempt to bamboozle the faithful?
But not so. Many Christians support Trump so he can lead the US to his political "promised land".

In the next blog, we will look at how/why they argue for Trump, but also how other  Christians see this as great harm to Christian public witness!

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