Found over at Unvirtuous Abbey.
It appears this has been happening at The Bethel Church in America…
Its late (whilst I’m typing this). But I cant help but think that it would make an awesome blog series, if I was to travel around the world seeing stuff like this.
Anyone got a fortune they would like to give me?
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.
If you give it a quick glance, this looks like a normal nativity scene. Except on the wall behind sits details of mass shootings in America, and the amount of people that died in those Mass Shootings.
The priest at St. Susanna, Father Stephen Josoma, told Boston 25 News that the move is aimed at getting people talking and stopping gun violence. “There’s cities, nursing homes, coffee shops, military installations, churches, theaters,” he said, noting the locations of mass shootings that have taken place across the country.
Josoma said the idea came after he and his parishioners were “discussing the gun control issue and how it seems to be stagnated across the country.” He went on to state that “this is not the picture of Christmas peace we want to have in people’s minds for years to come. It can’t be this forever, it just has to change.”
The signs sit underneath a banner which reads: “If you only knew the things that make peace.” The priest said he hopes they will encourage people to “look with an open mind and an open heart and continue the conversation.”
The signs have proven controversial online, with one person taking to social media to say that “mass shooters don’t deserve that kind of recognition. Church is for holy people. We should discard these monsters in active volcanos.”
Read more (including Twitter reactions) at RT.com
Sofa feels that at a time when churches around the world sing about Peace on Earth, its good to see a church tackling how unpeaceful events have arguably become normalised.
“Blessed are the peacemakers”, and all that I guess..?
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…
This Trump voter saying he trusts Trump (who has "suffered so much for us") more than Jesus Christ is all the things. pic.twitter.com/gAN258jWJe
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) November 20, 2017
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”?
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.