Evangelicals: God Sent Trump to Be King

By Paul C | 1 January 2019
Daily Kos

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A chilling op-ed in today’s NY Times by author Katherine Stewart, who has extensively studied and written about the Christian right, says that the far right have been pushing a meme for several years now that Donald Trump, conman and egomaniac, has been sent by God to be “a vessel for the purposes of the faithful” in the role of King of the United States of America.

Unbeknownst to people with even a tenuous grip on reality, prior to the midterms a thousand theaters showed “The Trump Prophecy,” a film about a firefighter who, in a blinding orgiastic epiphany, picks up a Bible and turns to Isaiah 45, “which describes the anointment of King Cyrus by God.” Get it, Isaiah “45” — Trump “45”? What more proof do you need, right?

Stewart goes on, saying that evangelical author and speaker Lance Wallnau has said:

I believe the 45th president is meant to be an Isaiah 45 Cyrus [who will] restore … us from cultural collapse.

And in this telling it is not at all paradoxical that Trump is a non-believer intent on wrecking our democracy and government. Apparently the story of Cyrus is of a nonbeliever who becomes the first emperor of Babylon (“Babble-on” — it’s all starting to come together now, isn’t it?) and frees the Jews.

Stewart provides numerous quotations from across the spectrum of the religious right leadership pushing this meme that God sent Trump to be King, including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Ralph Drollinger who leads weekly bible study groups at the White House attended by Mike Pence and members of the Cabinet.

In her article Stewart confirms our worst suspicions about what Trump’s core followers see in him:

This isn’t the religious right we thought we knew. The Christian nationalist movement today is authoritarian, paranoid and patriarchal at its core. They aren’t fighting a culture war. They’re making a direct attack on democracy itself.

And, according to Stewart, Trump has been egging them on, goading their preachers for becoming too “soft” — as he openly muses about becoming “President for life”.

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218 COMMENTS

  1. Donald Trump is good at marketing and sales. It is something we can't take away from him. That being said, he is playing into the hands of his base 2 ways. The first was shortly after inauguration when he lifted the 501(c)(3) restrictions against churches making political remarks from the pulpit (i.e.: "God wants you to vote for Donald Trump). The Second is to run his re-election bid "in the name of Jesus Christ". Stamp anything "in the name of Jesus Christ in the USA and it flies.
    Discerning people know this is just a marketing campaign. My fear is just how many people will fall for this? Frightening

  2. the sad part is how many had to part from their faith when the established organized "fan club" I call it seems to have gone off the rails! Never quite a fan of organized religion I still considered myself a believer but now I am confused

  3. Lol, anyone who believes this garbage has no idea who God is. This man does not serve God, this is plan to see from the things that come out of his mouth, his conduct. Any so call evangelical, by the way, what make them spokespersons for God, who said they speak for the church? They seem to worship the devil, they have no idea of the mindset of Christ or the working power of the Holy Spirit, MONEY is there God and power. THEY HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS. Everything Trump does is ANTI CHRIST!!!!!!

  4. Satan from the pits of hell and all of his worshipers.

    Revelation 12:7-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
    Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
    7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they [a]did not prevail, nor was a place found for [b]them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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