Franklin Graham on Sin, Morale Failures, and Donald Trump

Remember Franklin Graham? The guy in charge of Samaritans Purse, featured in Donald Trumps Inauguration, and this video.

Here’s an interview where he talks about a wall needing to keep out “dangerous people” from America, that there is a business man as a president, and if Donald Trump as a sin problem.  (spoiler – Franklin Graham doesn’t say yes to that).

Interestingly, the video is called hypocrisy…

Honest question. How would an IRS audit make a company feel targeted, isn’t completing audits, something the IRS does? 

Trumps Spiritual Adviser, Paula White Wants “First Fruits”

According to newsweek.com, Paula White, who is part of Donald Trumps evangelical advisory committee, is asking for the first of peoples money:

Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser has suggested that people send her money in order to transform their lives, or face divine consequences.

Paula White, who heads up the president’s evangelical advisory committee, suggested making a donation to her ministries to honor the religious principle of “first fruit,” which she said is the idea that all firsts belong to God, including the first harvest and, apparently, the first month of your salary.

“Right now I want you to click on that button, and I want you to honor God with his first fruits offering,” she said in a video shared to her website, in which she encourages her followers to donate to her ministries to get blessings from God.

Theres more over at newsweek.com.

So I wondered what it was she actually said… It seems newsweek were watching the video that was on Paula Whites website:

Short version. Give money to my organisation. Good things will happen. Give more money, you’ll get more freebies from me.

It may be worth pointing out that a similar video was posted at the start of 2016, showing that the above is not a new way of thinking.

While I feel there are a few holes in what she says, can I suggest that if you do feel you should give something, how about giving me your local charity / local church something?

For more from Paula White, here’s a few words about how Donald Trump is under spiritual attack.

Donald Trump. What He’s Said About Christmas, And The Results…

May I present, some quotes from Donald Trump about Christmas:

“They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct, We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

and…

“Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. I remind you that we’re going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

also…

“So when I started 18 months ago, I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here someday and we are going to say ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” he said. “Merry Christmas. So, merry Christmas, everyone. Happy New Year, but merry Christmas.”

and finishing on…

“You go to stores, you don’t see the word Christmas,” Trump said last year. “It says ‘happy holidays’ all over. I say, ‘Where’s Christmas?’ I tell my wife, ‘Don’t go to those stores.’ .?.?. I want to see Christmas.”

With the above comments in mind, here’s some Christmas news from Nazareth. Where Jesus grew up. According to Mashable:

The mayor of Nazareth is canceling Christmas, and he’s blaming Donald Trump.

Ali Salam, who is Muslim in the Muslim-majority city, shut down all Christmas festivities in the city in protest of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

“Our identity and faith aren’t up for debate,” Salam said, according to the Times of Israel. “The decision (by Trump) has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will thus cancel the festivities this year.”

The city council was the bearer of the bad news Thursday after the mayor made the economically risky decision. Religious tourists flock to the city where Jesus grew up, especially for the Christmas holiday.

Read more, including some Twitter reactions, over at Mashable.

While I wouldn’t suggest there is a definite direct line of cause and effect between  Donald Trumps foreign policy, and the above news from Nazareth (with no other factors involved); I do find it interesting that the man who has seemed to concentrate so much on Christmas, has been quoted as a reason for Christmas being cancelled.

I guess Trump isn’t that great making sure that Christmas is all around.

Quotes from CNN, and Washington Post.

Donald Trump – Saying Merry Christmas… Again?

Donald-Trump-We're going to start saying Merry Christmas again.

A couple of days ago, Donald Trump updated his Twitter account with the following

The sight of Donald Trump wishing people Merry Christmas, can be argued to be a throwback to his campaign trail, where he talked about making it OK for people to say “Merry Christmas again”.

Almost like no one in The White House has ever said “Merry Christmas” before…

 

Question.
At what point did America stop saying Merry Christmas, and what did America say before Donald Trump became in charge?

Update…

It seems that Donald Trump is “bringing Christmas back.”

Questions…

Where did Christmas go, and how did Donald Trump know where to look for it?

 

Trump or Jesus? How Donald Trump is being ”guided by the Holy Spirit — and standing up for righteousness”

Another piece of evidence in collection, that is the debate of how Jesus and Donald Trump relate to each other…

(I would give a warning about the subject, and some of the language, but they do only quote the President of America)

Trump or Jesus? The Sequel

August last year, I published a little post called Trump or Jesus? Which basically challenged people to try and tell the different between Donald Trump, and Jesus Christ.

With that in mind, I present the below…

Yes. He does say, “If Jesus Christ gets down of the cross and told me Trump was with Russia, I would tell him, hold on a second I need to check with the President if its true”.

At one point are we allowed to use words like “Cult of Trump”?

God and Donald Trump

There is a new book, called “God and Donald Trump”, which explores Donald Trumps faith in God, and asks if his victory in the American elections was part of Gods plan?

Here is the trailer for the book which tells more about it…

The thing is, I kinda fancy giving it a read. I wonder what sort of conclusions “God and Donald Trump” will make..?

Read more at godanddonaldtrumpbook.com.

Pat Robertson Blames Vegas Shooting on Lack of Respect for Donald Trump

Yesterday, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the founder of Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson offered the following as a response to the shooting…

It seems it has a lot to do with disrespect for authority, Donald Trump, and the national anthem.

If you fancy it… the full episode of the 700 Club can be found here.

So would respect for Donald Trump make the bad stuff go away?