“How could you be so stupid!”

TO MY SECULAR READERS

Prosperity Gospel is sweeping this Democracy. Most Americans have much credit car debt, and, are late on their rent and mortgage. They will believe anything – FOR MONEY! Secular people are leaving the Trump administration that is being taken over by – LOVERS OF MONEY! Obamacare is seen as a total lack of Faith – and will make you ill!

Two weeks ago, I severed my fifty year friendship with Christine Wandel after she told me she did not know I was struggling with prostate cancer – for the last then years. I complained many times that she did not call to hear any of my problems, but, called so she could dump her Mind-goo into my ear. She told me a couple of times Olsteen was “her man”. Since Trump got elected, she has become a racist who wants minorities – to die! I now understand she believes monies and food stamps the unbelievers get, will be transferred over to her – A True Believer – when unbelievers die! This is plain Voo-Doo! Wake up! This is what Trump is selling to his faithful followers. This is why he holds these rallies from behind a pulpit! To listen to my ills, can make Wandel sick – and poor!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology

Prosperity theology (sometimes referred to as the prosperity gospel, the health and wealth gospel, or the gospel of success)[A] is a religious belief among some Christians, who hold that financial blessing and physical well-being are always the will of God for them, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to religious causes will increase one’s material wealth. Prosperity theology views the Bible as a contract between God and humans: if humans have faith in God, he will deliver security and prosperity.

http://www.newsweek.com/internet-research-agency-former-troll-farm-manager-now-living-us-819657

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8TqVJYS1CY

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kevincollier/a-former-manager-at-the-russian-troll-factory-is-now-living?utm_term=.tpEWgvKMm2#.yn7970ynoL

http://www.newsweek.com/president-donald-trump-paula-white-prosperity-gospel-655064

V show The Apprentice. A little over a decade later, White was leading the nation in prayer when the billionaire was inaugurated as 45th president of the United States.

White is not only Trump’s closest spiritual confidante but also one of his most vocal defenders during his first seven months in office. On Monday, during an interview on right-wing talk show The Jim Bakker Show, White, 51, suggested that those who criticize or oppose Trump are opposing God’s work.

He’s been raised up by God because God says that he raises up and places all people in places of authority. It is God that raises up a king, it is God that sets one down, and so when you fight against the plan of God, you’re fighting against the hand of God,” said White.

Trump is being compared to King Cyrus, and King Solomon. Woe be to the Republic! I have lost friends and family due to my warnings about the Evangelical heresy.  King Trump-David, berated his beautiful model help-meet because she dare mix Holy Religion with our Democracy by admitting lies are being told. Lying is permitted in Secular Government and Politics, but, not in Holy Biblical Matters and Religions.

In the group pic above, Evangelical Prosperity Leaders are not laying hands on OUR President in order to give him the Holy Sprit of of King Jesus, but to GET the Money-Luck of King Solomon so they can be filthy rich, too. This is just what Jesus wants – for some!

Picture Naked Hope in gold chains attached to the throne of Tyranny. After being tempted to go for gold crowns, Jesus says;

“Get behind me Satan.”

Jon

In pre-Eliphas Levi Tarot decks like the Tarot of Marseille, the devil is portrayed with breasts, a face on the belly, eyes on the knees, lion feet and male genitalia. He also has bat-like wings, antlers, a raised right hand, a lowered left hand and a staff. Two creatures with antlers, hooves and tails are bound to his round pedestal.

Le Diable, from the early eighteenth century Tarot of Marseilles by Jean Dodal.

The card represents: Being seduced by the material world and physical pleasures; lust for and an obsession with money and power. Also: Living in fear, domination and bondage; being caged by an overabundance of luxury; discretion should be used in personal and business matters.

https://www.agameforgoodchristians.com/blog//solomon-is-trump

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/trump-s-compared-to-persian-king-cyrus-will-he-build-the-third-temple-1.5628538

 

President Trump reportedly berated former White House communications director Hope Hicks the day before her resignation, according to a new report.

CNN’s Erin Burnett reported Wednesday that Trump was angry with Hicks following her closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, in which she reportedly revealed she was sometimes required to tell “white lies” as part of her work in the White House.

Burnett reported one of Trump’s “close allies” told CNN that Trump asked Hicks after her testimony “how she could be so stupid.”

“Apparently, that was the final straw for Hope Hicks,” Burnett said.

Hicks, one of Trump’s closest advisers, announced her resignation from the White House Wednesday.

“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country,” Hicks said in a statement announcing her departure.

The 29-year-old has served as a top adviser to Trump since he launched his presidential campaign in 2015.

Hicks has set no departure date but is expected to leave the White House in the next few weeks, White House officials said.

Her departure comes one day after her lengthy interview with the House Intelligence panel as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

During her testimony, Hicks refused to answer questions about events that happened during the presidential transition and after Trump took office.

She also reportedly admitted that her job in the Trump administration required her to tell “white lies,” although she denied that she lied about anything relevant to the investigation into Russian election interference.

During last year’s presidential campaign, Ken Burns posed a question to evangelical Christians about the Republican candidate: “What part of Donald Trump reminds you of Jesus Christ?”

The evangelical leaders who supported Trump in the campaign—folks like James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Franklin Graham—did not think it necessary to make that kind of comparison.  They seemed quite willing to grant that there were a lot of things about Trump that Jesus would disapprove of. But some of them simply excused Trump on the grounds that that he was a “baby Christian,” not very far along in his journey of faith. And, furthermore, as one of them put it: “we are not electing a pastor-in-chief.”

I am willing to give them a pass on all of that. As an evangelical,  I typically don’t evaluate presidential performances on whether the leader reminds me of Jesus. I am glad that Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, and that Lyndon Johnson worked diligently for voting rights. I also cheered Nixon for his role in opening up China up to the rest of the world, and George W. Bush for saving lives in the global HIV-AIDS crisis. I think I have good support from the Bible for my views on those matters, and I do think the Bible gives us some measures for evaluating national leadership.

Actually, the evangelical Trump supporters pointed to some biblical measures during the campaign. A reporter called me right after the Republican convention for some background theological discussion about what she was hearing from evangelicals about their support for Trump. When she asked them whether the Bible had any role in their support for his candidacy, they responded by comparing him to two biblical kings: David and Cyrus.

The David comparison is certainly apt. The great king of Israel did some very bad things in his personal life—most notably, having a man killed so that he could commit adultery with the man’s wife. But he is also celebrated in the Bible for some good accomplishments as a national leader.

And even if we discount Trump’s professions of religious faith,  we still have the Cyrus example to consider. The Persian ruler was one of the few pagan rulers in the Bible to get high praise. The Bible even refers to him as God’s “anointed” servant.

So, two good reference points from the Bible. And now we are at the half-year mark in Mr. Trump’s presidency, so I think it is important to see how he is doing in the light of what we know about those two kings. Is President Trump being David-like in his leadership?  Or, lowering the bar a little: is he living up to the standards set by the pagan King Cyrus?

Here are some of things we can think about. In one of the first of many psalms that he wrote, King David asks God to bless his reign. He wants to lead, he writes, the kind of nation where “the needy are not permanently ignored” and “the hopes of the oppressed are not forever dashed” (Psalm 9:18). And  at many points David also asks God to give him a humble and contrite spirit. How do Trump’s many public statements—including his inaugural address and his speech to the National Prayer Breakfast—measure up to that kind of spirit?

And what we know about King Cyrus is that he purposely undid the brutal policies that his predecessor, Nebuchadnezzar, instituted against the captive Jewish people, a minority group in his kingdom. The prophet Daniel had given clear instructions to Nebuchadnezzar about what God required of a pagan ruler: “Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps your prosperity will be prolonged” (Daniel 4: 27).

But Nebuchadnezzar refused to listen, and instead he engaged in some self-aggrandizing boasting: “Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my own mighty strength and for my majestic honor?” (Daniel 4: 30).  So, as the biblical story goes, God punished Nebuchadnezzar and later raised up Cyrus. And Cyrus got it right.

So, I’m not fixated on how President Trump compares to Jesus.  But I’m glad that many of my fellow evangelicals agree that we should expect Trump to be David-like and Cyrus-like in his leadership.

The time is ripe now for evangelicals to conduct a job performance review in this regard. I have my Bible handy whenever Mr. Trump’s evangelical supporters are ready to get started!

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