Archive for the ‘misery’ Category
Pastors have no business endorsing any politician. They also have no business pretending that their particular candidate has anything remotely messianic about himself or herself. And they certainly have no business suggesting that a serial adulterer and con man is God’s personal choice.
How would they know such a thing if it were even true? They wouldn’t. And they don’t. But like Jerry Falwell Jr and Eric Metaxas, they will say and do anything they have to in order to cozy up to worldly power.
New Spirit Revival Center church pastor Rev. Darrell Scott declared Wednesday that there is a “concentrated satanic attack” being waged against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is believed by some evangelicals to be God’s choice for president.
Speaking at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference held at his church in Cleveland, Scott who is CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, revealed at the event that a “nationally known” preacher had warned Trump prior to the launch of his presidential campaign “that if you choose to run for president, there’s going to be a concentrated Satanic attack against you.”
“He said there’s going to be a demon, principalities and powers, that are going to war against you on a level that you’ve never seen before and I’m watching it every day,” Scott said.
These Pentebabbleists don’t speak for God. I doubt they even know God. They certainly don’t speak for Christians and no one in the media, or society, should be so confused as to think they do.
In an essay which demonstrates utter and complete familiarity with Trump, the author notes, among other things,
Melania Trump says that her husband “is intensely loyal … he will never let you down.” Then again, she’s his third wife. His first was Ivana Trump, and he then began a dalliance with Marla Maples, culminating in a dramatic made-for-the-tabloids confrontation between the two women while they were all skiing in Aspen. The resulting divorce negotiations were bitter, with Ivana alleging in a deposition that Trump had raped her; she later backed off that. Trump then married Maples. She in turn gave way to Melania, who may well have arrived in the States illegally (Melania Trump denies this but hasn’t furnished a convincing explanation for her immigration)…
So what does all this add up to? Whether in his youth, in his business career or in his personal life, Trump’s story is that of a shallow egoist who uses those around him. Even as a child, he personified privilege and entitlement. In business, he proved a genius at marketing himself but grew his fortune more slowly than if he had put his wealth in a stock index fund. He made a mess of his personal life and has been repeatedly accused of racism, of cheating people, of lying, of stiffing charities.
His life is a vacuum of principle, and he never seems to have stood up for anything larger than himself. Over seven decades, there’s one continuous theme to his life story: This is a narcissist who has no core. The lights are on, but no one’s home.
For me, the fact that so many Christians are so filled with hatred for Hillary that they will vote for and support a person like Trump provokes nothing but sorrow for the state of their Christian commitment. I am constantly forced to ask myself- how is it possible for a Christian to vote for Trump? How?
It’s the exciting story of how wanting to find something with all your heart that lends support to one of your pet theories results in shoddy scholarship and utter embarrassment. Starring Karin Keeng and Antonio Banderas!
You’ll want to take your kids to see it!
Apparently Trump was asked who Jesus is to him. Here’s his ignorance laced answer:
“Jesus to me is somebody I can think about for security and confidence. Somebody I can revere in terms of bravery and in terms of courage and, because I consider the Christian religion so important, somebody I can totally rely on in my own mind.”
The remark comes ahead of Trump’s speech to 500 evangelical leaders in New York later this month. As a voting bloc, evangelicals are considered crucial to the Republican party, but many have been critical of Trump, with some saying his policies, such as his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and his U.S.-Mexico border wall are anti-Christian.
Vapidity. That’s what Republicans are willing to support. Mindless vapidity. Not only has Trump never understood the New Testament, he’s never read it.
An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her. The Idaho State Journal reports that the father pleaded guilty to injury to a child last week and Seventh District Judge Gregory Moeller put him behind bars for 120 days, telling him it was about as long as the girl was in a “vile farce of a marriage to a rapist because of you.”
Court documents say the father believed that a man should marry a girl he gets pregnant. He picked a state where 14-year-olds can legally wed. Officials say the girl miscarried and when she returned to Idaho, her mother filed for an annulment. The 24-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony rape.
Four months in prison isn’t nearly enough.
Does Moltmann just make stuff up as he goes so it will fit on a bumper sticker? Because this is just absurd. It lacks scriptural foundation, it makes no sense, and it obliterates any sense of free will. In Moltmann’s disturbed view, you have no choice at all. God will force himself on you whether you like it or not.
Tune in next week when Molty says ‘Sacrifice is meaningless and God just really waved a magic wand and declared every person righteous.’