Donald Trump. The Given Son?

Donald Trump, the given son?

In this weeks episode of “Satire is pretty well dead”, it appears that this is a real sign over in America. For those unsure, the Bible verse, Romans 8:17 is:

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

And yes, there is a hint of Isaiah about the text:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Which (and I’m no Bible expert), I’m fairly certain is referring to Jesus. Not Donald Trump.

Again.

Jesus. Not Trump.

What the “Joint heirs” bit refers to…

Any ideas?

Jim Bakker and The Civil War That Wasn’t

So here’s a little thing. Jim Bakker – him from The Jim Bakker show, in the light of Trump supporters storming the capital, has said that Christians don’t riot…

Which is fair enough, because you know…

A riot is bad.

A civil war on the other hand… is totally expected… I mean this is the guy that said… “there will be a civil war in the United States of America. The Christians will finally come out of the shadows because we are going to be shut up permanently if we’re not careful.”

There is also this… (kinda disturbing at points btw)

Pat Robertson, Donald Trump and the ‘alternate reality’

I missed this a while back,

It looks like at least some of the Christian support is moving away from Donald Trump.

Careful where you click above by the way.

One wrong click can take you to Daily Mail – which in itself isn’t exactly the most left leaning news outlet ever!

Not Sure About Evangelicalism And Trumpism?

I wanted to introduce this video with a little light hearted spiel about Evangelicalism (or “American Christianity”) and Donald Trump.

I was pondering some sort of timeline, between the portrayal of “culture wars”, macho Jesus in part of the American Church, and Donald Trump appearing to be sponsored by large parts of the Church in America.

Then. I was going to wonder about the influence that the American Church has on us in the UK.

But… just watch this… Paying attention to the 8 minute mark…. (Warning kinda disturbing at many points, and not suitable for small ears)

What would we be calling all of this – what would the reaction be if a number of Muslim guys broke in and prayed?

The Weekly Round Up

Ok I’ve not done one of these for a while.

Basically Sofa used to do a round up… I guess posting random silly church stuff from that week, that didn’t fit anywhere else.

In an attempt to bring it back for at least a week, here are some highlights from that beautiful world of Twitter…

Here’s a sermon clip showing that 85% of stats used in sermons are made up.

Is it me or is this sounding a little bit like brainwashing?

While… that last guy was a little musical sounding… here’s something a bit more musical…

And here’s to nothing but peace and love coming from the direction of the church over December…