This Week In The Internet – Donald Trumps Favourite Bible Verse

“This week in the internet” – Where The Sofa tries to make sense of some of the random things he’s come across in Christian Internet this week…

And this week. There is alot of Trump. (Including his favourite Bible verse).

The “For Trump” or “Against God” Argument…

From The Jim Bakker Show…

Donald Trump reveals his Favourite Bible Verse…

Or kinda reveals something anyway…

But its ok… He’s The Chosen One…

Does anyone miss the days when it was just Mark Driscoll saying outrageous stuff?

Donald Trump is God?

Once upon a time, I posted either posted an attempt at Satire, or about silly Christians being Silly.

Then along comes Donald Trump… who today posted on Twitter…

Yes. That is the American President tweeting ” They love him like he is the second coming of God… “

The same dude, that seemed to pause, look up at the sky during a press conference, and say “I am the chosen one”. Like he’s in a badly scripted movie or something…

Should we start taking bets on how soon it will be before Donald arranges a huge golden statue to be made of himself?

This Week In The Internet – The Good Omens Edition

Turns out I’ve not been great at writing a weekly post recently. I guess May was one of those months. But I guess that means there’s a bumper amount of stuff to share…

What I’ve Been Mostly Watching…

Good Omens! A Good fun watch with plenty of heart. Don’t take it to seriously, and… well… There’s plenty to be said about the last episode, but that would be one giant spoiler. If you have Amazon Prime, check it out!

Quote that’s messed with me this week.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Bits and Pieces I’ve read…

What I’ve listened to…

Remember Stephen Baldwin? The Baldwin that isn’t Alex or William. I’ve come across him guesting on The Social Media Church podcast. Where, according to the blurb: “Being in this world, but not of it – this is what well known Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin is driven towards. Listen to Nils Smith and Nick Runyon as they talk with Stephen about how he presses forward in his 10-year ministry, charity and other Christ-centered initiatives with boldness.Give it a listen.

And finally… The Silly Tweet of The Week

What have I missed?

Oppose Trump. Oppose God?

It seems if you oppose Trump, you don’t just disagree with him as a person his politics, but you also oppose God…

Does God side with anyone else in politics as strongly as he does Donald Trump?

Pray For Trump (At The Cost of $45)

Well. American preacher Lance Wallnau is selling a coin which (and I’m trying to be nice), is there to remind people to pray for Donald Trump. The coin, by the way, costs $45 each.

Appearing on on Jim Bakker‘s show in America, Lance Wallnau explained as follows…

This coin is our point of contact. When I asked the Lord, “Why the coin?” The Lord said, “Because when you take the coin, it’s a point of contact. So your faith is being released with a million other believers to pray [for] protection and peace and wisdom and counsel over the president of the United States and over his family. That’s our point of contact every day when you see it.

Patheos

Right Wing Watch have posted this online…

Read more over at Patheos, but I have one question.

Why does this idea have to involve spending out $45 for a gold coin? Is there nothing else that could be used to remind people to pray for Donald Trump?

Weekly Round Up – The Donald Trump. Chosen By God Edition?

You know how certain parts of the America Church, really really like Donald Trump? With that in mind, I guess it isn’t massively shocking that there is a message put out by his press secretary, that Donald Trump was chosen by God. According to CNN Politics…

Andy Flannagan from Christians in Politics has been asked about this by Premier Christianity:

… I’m much more concerned about whether somebody is doing God’s will than whether or not they’re ‘God’s man’. We get obsessed by that in our laziness as people; we want to know that somebody will give us a simple black and white answer. Then we don’t have to critique or analyse how somebody acts. We want to just know who the goodies and who the baddies are! But life is much more complicated than that.

If you look through scripture, you’ll see that God cares just as much about howthings get done and how things happen as what is happening. He cares about the ethics of our leadership.

Say a Christian plumber comes round your house because you’ve got a leaky pipe, and they say they’ve fixed it and then leave. Then you find you’ve got your ceiling flooded over the course of the next few weeks, so you call him back and tell him he did a terrible job. Then he says: “But hey God has chosen me to be your plumber!” You wouldn’t put up with that and so we shouldn’t really put up with it in politics either.

premierchristianity.com

God. As in God on Twitter has had something to say about this…

So thats it confirmed. God didn’t want to Donald Trump to be president.

Personally, I’m not sure what Sarah Sanders was on about.

When The Word Became Flesh?

You know when you see something online, and figure – that can’t be real? I mean, putting a verse up about “The Word” becoming flesh – right next to a picture of Donald Trump?

That cant be real… right?

I checked on Twitter…

I checked Facebook…

Snopes.com also confirms that this. Is. Indeed. A Thing.

Is Satire dead? If not – it feels at least beaten and bruised.

Check this out for more about the confusion between Donald Trump and Jesus.