I made this meme fifteen minutes ago and tried to post if on facebook but was blocked because “some members find it offensive”. I had saved the one that was all over facebook showing Jesus coming out of his tomb – with angel wings. The wording was something like….And the forces of Satan thought they had defeated Jesus!….
What that, and my image depict, is…….JESUS THE BIG LOSER! There is no indication or sign, that God-Jesus favored the Republican Party in our Democratic Election. When the Christian-right decided to RUN JESUS thirty-five years ago, they ruled it was ideal that he be a Republican. True Christians ruled against this – for the reasons we see today! The Christian-right has made God-Jesus look – real bad! They have Jesus backing a mortal that appears to be Lucifer ‘The Fallen Angel’ who just loaded up the Pentagon with his loyal cronies – and is threatening THE WINNERS with our Armed Forces. The Christian President undermined the Post Office and our voting system. Lucifer-Trump told the world what he was going to do if he loses – months ago! How many Christian leaders heard his words – and rejoiced? Did they tell their flock to be prepared for the Christian Coup? We are this moment in a Christian Dictatorship that feasts on hypocrisy in a Political Purgatory.
We are on the verge of a Civil War that I compare to the Spanish Civil War. Historians are forced to take the Christian Delusions seriously. Just as I had to take the Kimmites and Whovillites – seriously – when THEY came at me as a mob, making demands that were UN-DEMORATIC -and threatening! Let’s look at what they wanted. They wanted me to be afraid. They wanted me to remove my reports from my newspaper. They wanted me to vacate my premises. When I refused to comply – they got afraid! I told them I act as an individual and am not impressed with MOB RULE. When WE AMERICANS traditionally cast our ballots in the past, we did so as individuals. However, the Extreme-right claim foul and say Democrats empower Civil Rights and Unions which have been declared Secular Institutions – and even Socialistic! They declared God-Jesus is against socialism and is…..PRO-CAPITALISM!
On November 3, 2020….Their Jesus – LOST A DEMOCRATIC ELECTION! Many Christians and their leaders – refuse to accept this SECULAR REALITY. This renders them dangerous. This MADNESS solidities violent thoughts. Is this what Jesus wants? To religiously declare Jesus is for the all the Republicans – is blaspheme!
President: Royal Rosamond Press
“We thank you for a president who has embraced you, embraced people of faith,” said Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church. “Lord, we ask in Jesus’ name that you will give us victory, a victory that will resound to the ends of the earth.”
“We have seen you move in the past…,” he said, “and now we are believing and trusting in you O God to do it again.”
Overall, Trump appeared to maintain his support among white evangelicals. High evangelical turnout in Southern states, notably Florida and North Carolina, seemed to keep Trump competitive in the electoral college.
Despite Trump’s notoriously brash personality, “I haven’t seen anything the president has done in the last four years that has dissuaded evangelicals that he isn’t their man: his judicial appointments, his executive orders pertaining to religious freedom, the positions of his justice department in key issues,” said Biola University political science professor Scott Waller.
Evangelical support may not help Trump in Pennsylvania, however. Mainline Protestants and white Catholics both make up larger portions of the electorate, and Catholics appear to be the critical swing vote. In a late October poll, just 37 percent of white Catholics approved of Trump’s job performance, and only about one-third said he’d done a good job handling the coronavirus.
The majority of white evangelicals in the state were leaning the other way: Seventy-five percent said the president cares about people like them and 65 percent said they strongly approved of his job performance.
Evangelicals also make up a smaller percentage of the electorate in the yet-to-be-called midwestern states of Michigan and Wisconsin.
The undecided election puts pressure on evangelical leaders who—sensing the strain of increasing partisanship in their congregations—have preached a message of Christian unity, pluralism, and a gospel that transcends earthly divisions.
With the country split over its next president and awaiting the results of a tight election, political scientists say now’s the time to put those ideals into action.
“Trust in our political system and each other is the defining political issue and cultural issue for our time,” said Amy Edmonds, political science professor at Milligan University. “That is something all of us can try to help remedy. Civil society like churches can make a huge difference. We can learn to dialogue, to listen to people who we disagree with, and love our neighbor despite differences.”
Edmonds said if the election results turn contentious, or even if the country sees incidents of violence, it will be important for Americans to uphold a sense of trust in one another and in common decency. This election, the US has faced threats of foreign forces trying to sow discord in the election process and exploit growing ideological divides.
The 2020 race has been compared to the contest 20 years ago, when voters had to wait until December 13 to know the presidential outcome.
“I lived in Florida in the year 2000, and the anxiety only grew as the days went on, and I would expect something even worse this time given that the partisan divides represent something akin to the Grand Canyon compared to a creek, 2020 to 2000,” said Waller at Biola. “There were certainly partisan divides between Bush and Gore, but the divides between Biden and Trump are exponentially higher.”
In his remarks in the early hours of Wednesday morning, President Trump called the delayed counts a fraud and an embarassment, threatening a legal challenge.
As Christians rallied to pray on Election Day, in Zoom calls, text threads, and church gatherings, they prayed for protection against any forces—spiritual or earthly—that would use the election to divide the country.
The church—in its own already-but-not-yet existence waiting for the true kingdom—is particularly well positioned for this moment, leaders say. Many churches continue to gather Americans of differing political persuasions under the banner of Christ. White evangelicals voting for Biden, for example, are more likely than any other demographic to have close friends on the other side of the aisle.
And Christians’ trust in God’s sovereignty and his ultimate rule should free them up for more honest, humble dialogue with those who disagree. “Regardless of our circumstances, we can engage in this messy and uncertain world because we trust that God is in control,” wrote law professor John Inazu, author of the book Confident Pluralism. “Because of our confidence in the gospel, Christians should see not only the challenges of pluralism but also its opportunities.”
Both presidential candidates made faith a major part of their campaign strategy this year. Trump continued to appeal to conservative Christians with Evangelicals for Trump events that enlisted local pastors and members of his evangelical advisory board.