Theological Question of The Week

Question. What does it mean to be saved?

Seriously.

For some its a matter of prayer, for some its a matter of the right prayer, others its about behavior, some – works. Its a question that preachers and cleaver people all over, spend time trying to work out the answer to.

Jim Bakker has a test…

You know what? Trump is a test [of] whether you are even saved. Only saved people can love Trump. No, you gotta be really saved! You gotta forgive! You gotta be able to forgive… you forgive when you’re saved!

I guess reinforcing that to be a Christian, is to love God, is a way of getting Christians to vote for Trump?

“Effort To Impeach Trump Is Effort To Impeach Christian Values”?

Well. According to Robert Jeffress, Mega Church Pastor, and close supporter of Donald Trump, the effort to impeach Trump is a direct effort to impeach “christian values”.

Watching this, I cant help but think of that quote “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

But, is he telling people that impeaching Trump is against Christianity, or is support of a republican president already seen to be so very linked with Christianity, that he is now simply reinforcing a lie?

How the heck do you even “impeach Christian values” anyway?

When Paula White Appears on The Jim Bakker Show…

What happens when you get Paula White (Spiritual Advisor to Donald Trump), appearing on The Jim Bakker Show? (The Jim Bakker Show being home to all sorts of comments…)

Well, it gets insinuated that Christians must back Trump in 2020 or else the Bible will be banned as hate speech… also the freedom of America is apparently at stake. What does that even mean anyway?

Don’t forget to get her DVD bundle folks…

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Trump and The “Mandate of Heaven”

Well, here’s a quick something.

Pat Robertson, him of classic comments such as “Opposition To Trump Is ‘Satanic’” and that Bragging about groping women is ‘macho’… has come out almost… against Donald Trump.

Almost.

I’m not sure how biblical the phrase “Mandate of Heaven” is, but I’m happy to be schooled about it. But either way, it feels like a coded way of saying “If Donald Trump does this, Christians shouldn’t be happy with him”.

Whilst I’m not sure if he ever had “the mandate of heaven”, its good to see Pat Robertson taking what feels like more critical view of Donald Trump.

Robert Jeffress on Climate Change

Right-wing pastor Robert Jeffress has been asked his thoughts on climate change, and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Jeffress commented,  “This Greta Thunberg, the 16 year-old, she was warning today about the mass extinction of humanity. Somebody needs to read poor Greta Genesis chapter 9 and tell her the next time she worries about global warming, just look at a rainbow; that’s God’s promise that the polar ice caps aren’t going to melt and flood the world again.”

This kinda reminds me of a Doctor Who episode, where a guy kept saying there were no Daleks anymore. A rhetoric he kept repeating even when he faced the Daleks. That didn’t end well for him.

If we are to keep saying that Climate change isn’t a problem, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.