The Pentebabbleist Nutbag Who Thinks Trump is Either the ‘Messiah’ Or His Forerunner…

You can’t make up this kind of heretical word vomit even if you try.  Only hell can invent such madness.

Televangelist Jim Bakker hosted several fellow End Times preachers on his television program today to discuss the prophetic implications of the presidential election.

One of Bakker’s guests, Tom Horn, a prolific author of Last Days-themed books, spent an entire segment of the program explaining that “rabbis” have revealed that Trump may be the messiah, or a harbinger to the arrival of the messiah akin to John the Baptist.

“They’re looking at Donald Trump” as the messiah, Horn said of “the rabbis,” saying that Trump’s name “actually means ‘messiah.’”

Among the clues that Trump may be the messiah, he said, is that the president-elect is a kingly and warrior-like leader committed to protecting Israel and, according to Horn, rebuilding the Temple of Jerusalem.

Horn said that if Trump is not the messiah, then he is likely “the forerunner” to the messiah who “will start the message in the wilderness and the messiah is going to come in on his heels.”

Pentebabbleism is heresy purely and simply and its adherents nothing but Montanists.  Trump isn’t messianic or the forerunner of anything messianic.  He’s evil.

Dear Electoral College…

Please elect anyone but Donald Trump.  I don’t care if it’s Rubio or Clinton or Bob the Trained Monkey Dog.  Anyone is better than Trump and Trump is the worst of all possible choices.

Plus, we would all have the best time ever watching him and all his Trump-ettes literally choke themselves denouncing what they have so far embraced as the best thing for America’s democracy.  They love you when you’re on their side, but man would they hate you if you did your duty as imagined by the Founders and keep a madman who is utterly unfit for office out of The White House.

Do the right thing, Electors, and don’t elect the Tangerine Caligula.  He lost the popular vote by millions; he has mocked the disabled; he has mocked war heros; he has derided and violated women; he has cheated contractors;  he is an unbridled immoral reprobate; he has lied to the country and made ‘promises’ he has no intention of keeping; he is more of a friend to Russia than he is to America; he is a con artist and the highest office in the Country is too good for him and he is not good enough for it.

He is unworthy.  Deny him what he desires most so we can see him implode.

Deception Isn’t A Virtue

We ought to be so diligent and firm in standing by the truth, that we not only weigh our own words but also the words of all other persons, in such a manner that no deception, no lie can be concealed therein. A candid mind should never be more displeased with itself than it is, when it finds itself giving utterance to a lie, even under oppression and therefore unwillingly.  — Huldrych Zwingli

Interestingly modern politicians and the President Elect have turned deception into something they not only employ but fully admire.  This is how we know they are not Christians.

The Bee Stings the Unattended Blog and its Blogger

Tapping his years of undergraduate study, seminary experience, and hours of personal reading and reflection each week, local pastor Darrell Warren posted a meticulously researched, impeccably reasoned church blog post on God’s sovereignty as it relates to man’s suffering—a missive that approximately four people will end up reading, sources confirmed Monday.

Entitled “Our Sour Suffering And His Sweet Sovereignty,” the 2500-word work that would garner hits from the pastor himself, as well as his wife, mother, and one other mysterious person, was allegedly a beautifully written call for Christians to put their hope in God’s power in the midst of their trials.

As Warren finally finished and posted the already doomed piece on the church website Sunday afternoon, he spread the word on several social media accounts, including those of his church, his own personal profiles, and his wife’s various social platforms.

“New blog post on the church page—check it out! Great response so far!” Warren wrote on his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+ accounts, heralding the triumphant completion of his masterful work that almost no one would wind up reading.

“Feel free to comment/discuss!” he added, shortly before clicking over to the blog’s analytics page in order to refresh it several times per minute.

At publishing time, Warren was hard at work on his next elaborate, scholarly blog post.

99% of the Christian blogs out there… although 4 readers may be an exaggeration…

LXX Scholar Interview: José Manuel Cañas Reíllo

Fun times!

Septuaginta &c.

It’s an exciting day here at Septuaginta &c. (notice that I have finally given this blog a name), as I continue with my ongoing series of interviews with Septuagint scholars of note. Most of those I have interviewed thus far are known for their influential publications in the discipline. Today, we meet someone likely less familiar, even to those well-entrenched in LXX studies: José Manuel Cañas Reíllo.

I became acquainted with José Manuel through my work in LXX-Judges when I found out that he is the man working away at the Göttingen critical text for Judges. After exchanging several emails, I had the pleasure of meeting him personally last July at the 2016 LXX.D Tagung in Wuppertal, Germany (here and here).

The Septuaginta-Unternehmen

José Manuel is based at the Centro de Ciencias (CSIC; also here) but also works at the Göttingen Septuaginta-Unternehmen. The…

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American Fascism

Fascism is, according to Robert O. Paxton, “a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cultures of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.”

Sound familiar?  With thanks to Gordon on the fb for the citation.