Evangelicals: God Sent Trump to Be King

By Paul C | 1 January 2019
Daily Kos

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. I believe Hod allowed Trump to take office to prepare us for the antichrist I think he is the predicessor to the beast like John the Babtist was to Jesus. STAY WOKE DONT BE DECEIVED

    • YOU ARE ON POINT, MANY ARE LIVING IN FEAR BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT STUDY AND ABIDED IN THE BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH, WHICH IS THE HOLY (BIBLE). JESUS WENT AWAY TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR A PREPARED PEOPLE. WE MUST NOT BE DECEIVED, THE MORE WE SEE THINGS HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD, THE MORE OUR MINDS AS CHRISTIANS ARE TRANSFORMED AND AWAIT JESUS RETURN, BUT ALL THESE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON MUST HAPPEN FIRST. WE KNOW THEM BY THEIR (FRUITS), TESTS AND PROVED, WHAT WAS CONCEALED IS NOW REVEALED. THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR WE FEAR NOT.

    • That would be an insult to a man like Trump, who would not only stake claim to being the antichrist himself, but that he was probably the greatest AntiChrist there has ever been :(

      • Yes Rob, that joke has been played to the max, good one. President Trump is a good man, a Christian, he loves the United States, & has been working to achieve as much as possible for his country. The mainstream media has been blasting a load of BS into any idiot's ear who is too stupid (or prejudice) to figure that out on their own. Sorry that he has managed to succeed in many ways even tho democrats are 24/7 trying to stop him from doing his best. Yes Donald Trump has a huge ego, & so he should, he is a success at almost everything he attempts, he should be proud. So instead of standing in his way, stand to the side & see what he next has to offer.

        • Revelations 13:5
          And the beast was given a mouth (the power of speech), uttering great things(boasting) and arrogant and blasphemous words(lies), and he was given freedom and authority to act and to do as he pleased for forty-two months (three and a half years).

          A president's term is 4 years(48 months)
          The beast (Trump) gets 42 months…
          That means Trump has until July 20, 2020…THAT was the DEAL…
          Those "christians" supported the WRONG guy…ooops!

          On a positive note, at least Trump won't get a SECOND term, and he won't be finishing THIS one either…
          http://addictinginfo.com/2018/08/03/are-trump-sup

    • As it is written, the Antichrist is already amount us (2000 years ago) Trump is just another antiChrist wandering the earth doing his masters (Satan) bidding.
      Even the disciples were reprimanded by Jesus for trying to keep Children from touching him. Imagine what Jesus would say to Americans who allow children to be kidnapped from their parents and put in filthy cages “ Woe unto him that harms one hair on the heads of one of these little ones” THAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD.America is doing allot more than harming one hair on the head of one child.
      The beginning of faith is the fear ( respect) of God. Our nation has allot to be sorry for, we are legislating evil, we have become exactly what we were supposed to be fighting against. We are the most successful experiment in the combining of cultures on the planet earth. We are proof that immigrants are the best citizens because they are so grateful for what they have received. They know the difference between a nation comprised of many cultures as opposed to nations that are mono cultural. Freedom comes from being able to live freely. Freedom from Religion is as important as freedom of religion.

    • I believe he has all the earmarks of the Antichrist, giving his followers everything their twisted minds want. I don't believe he is God-sent for one moment.
      What's scary is when this egomaniac believes it with all his power and demand worship. Frightful!

  2. The problem is not just with the politically motivated evangelicals. They are who they are, ignorant, opportunistic and pretending they have a direct line to Jesus. The problem is what we, the public, not to ,mention the press, do with this kind of crap. Instead of treating it for what it is, stupid and not newsworthy, we jump on it, reprint it, make it big and give it the momentum the evangelists are hoping for. I wish we would just IGNORE this bull and focus our attention and minds on something worthy of considered thought and comment.

    • You have nailed it! The media have been complicit in Trump's popularity among the Evangelicals since before the election. Instead of treating him like the aberration he has turned out to be as a "president," they continue to cover him and all his insanity as if he were a normal person. They have "normalized" his policies and behaviors and promoted the idea that he would change and improve once in office, which never happened, of course. He needs to be ignored until he leaves office one way or another.

      • You do know that it's logically impossible to prove a negative, right?
        I say there's an invisible dragon that lives in my kitchen. It can't be measured by any instruments, and it's invisible.
        But it's there. Really it is.
        Prove me wrong.

      • @ rachel and judy: good grief. scientific fact: in science a negative can't be proved wrong, for the simple reason it doesn't exist in the first place. go and learn science. then talk/write. the Abrahamic god, doesn't exist. if he do, the rest of thousands god and goddesses invented by humans, exist too.the bible was written by a couple of patriarchal creeps

        • The bible is a fairy tale written in order to offer folk tales for people who can't seem to get a grasp on how to live life. "Be a good person", "Don't lust after your best friend's wife", "Don't kill people." so on and so forth. It's a fairy tale guide. There is no """God""", because you faith-loving people can't accept that there's nothing that comes after the final stage of human life: Death. You want to live in this little fairy tale that, "If I'm a good person, I'll go to heaven and see my family." No, that's the convoluted thinking that religion shoves into your head so you no longer have anything to fear. You can't accept that one day you're going to die, and your life and essence is going to be put out like a burning ember being doused in water. Nothing's going to bring you back, and you've got nowhere to go. The fear of death is a pretty damn terrifying aspect, so why not create a fantasy that you won't just disappear? It's an automatic human response so we don't have to worry about dying. The sooner you realize that, the better off your life will be. Live it while you've got it, and I don't mean go ape-shit and go on a shooting spree. As for Trump, he's just another moron in the long line of morons to come. There's no ""Acts of god"" here.

          • The orderliness behind the universe revealed a careful brilliant work of a creator – Can you prove that wrong?

  3. I don't think it's fair to group an entire religion into these comments. I happen to be a Christian who happens to attend an Evangelical church and not everybody in this… category agrees with the current administration. A lot of Evangelicals pray that he will be replaced…somehow. Articles like this just cause more division. If you CAN blame (and you better be sure you don't have anything that anyone else can blame YOU for), then blame individuals…not groups.

    • No one here is blaming all of Christianity, that is a straw man deflection. And so is the argument that articles like these only cause division. This is very much the product of a highly organized, well-funded group of evangelicals determined to create a theocracy for their own exclusive benefit.

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