Question. How many times has Donald Trump been saved??
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.
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.
Every now and then, The Sofa finds a book that people may find interesting to read*.
One such book, is one that looks at the faith of The American President, The Faith of Donald J. Trump: A Spiritual Biography.
According to Amazon…
The Chief Political Correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network and the “Jesus in the Public Square” columnist for the Washington Times explore the rarely discussed, but deeply important, religious beliefs and worldview of Donald J. Trump and his advisors.
Donald J. Trump was raised as a Presbyterian and has praised both Christianity and the primacy of the Bible. In the Oval Office, he has surrounded himself with close advisors who share his deep faith. In this deeply reported book, David Brody and Scott Lamb draw on unparalleled access to the White House to explain President Trump’s connection to the Christian faith, the evangelical right, the prosperity gospel, and the pressing moral and ethical issues of our day.
Hope someone out there enjoys reading… If someone could give me the cut down version of this, that would be great…
*There may be an element of sarcasm here.
According to Frank Amedia, appearing on Jim Bakkers show in America. God has given him permission to say that “Donald Trump Will Be The Next President of The United States Again”.
Does this suggest that the fight for the next US election has already began? If so, is the tactic to say something along the lines of “God wants Trump to be president”, enough times that people accept it as truth?
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.”
“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.”
“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.
A couple of days ago, Donald Trump updated his Twitter account with the following
The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son and the most extraordinary gift of all—the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.
Whatever our beliefs, we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of his life… pic.twitter.com/P94C3LjWlx
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
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…
At what point did America stop saying Merry Christmas, and what did America say before Donald Trump became in charge?
It seems that Donald Trump is “bringing Christmas back.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 4, 2017
Where did Christmas go, and how did Donald Trump know where to look for it?
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)
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) November 30, 2017