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In Donald Trump, Christians Now Have a Powerful (If Unlikely) Champion in the White House

I will vote Trump because I don’t want public serpent (ahem) servant HillaryClinton in the White House. Not because I like Trump.

  • Is Donald Trump a born again Christian? I am not sure. If you believe in Dr. James Dobson: Donald Trump became a born again Christian only in 2016. Do I trust Trump 100%? No! The District of Criminals will subvert even the best of us. Do I believe Trump when he said: ” Make America Great Again!”? Yes. But I seriously doubt he is able to overcome the Illuminati which has an iron grip over the US government. Is Trump the most likeable person? I didn’t like him much before the elections (and would not have voted for him but for the fact that Hillary, the Illuminist CFR member, must not be allowed to be POTUS). Now I am liking Trump alot more.
  • Let me remind Christians that people you think who are arrogant, even idolatous, self worshipping Megalomaniacs … can be used by God, appointed by God for His purposes. Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian King is the perfect example.

    Dr. James Dobson on Donald Trump’s Christian Faith
    Only the Lord knows the condition of a person’s heart.  I can only tell you what I’ve heard.  First, Trump appears to be tender to things of the Spirit.  I also hear that Paula White has known Trump for years and that she personally led him to Christ.  Do I know that for sure?  No.  Do I know the details of that alleged conversion?  I can’t say that I do. … If anything, this man is a baby Christian who doesn’t have a clue about how believers think, talk and act. 

    Is Donald Trump now a born-again Christian? 
    by  | June 25, 2016
    (RNS) Donald Trump has described himself as “Presbyterian and Protestant,” a “Sunday church person” and a collector of Bibles. Now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee reportedly can add “born-again Christian” to that list, too, according to one of the members of Trump’s new evangelical advisory board.

    Trump recently accepted a relationship with Jesus Christ as his Savior, making him a “baby Christian,” Focus on the Family founder James Dobson said in an interview posted Friday (June 24) to Michael Anthony’s website, Godfactor. Dobson and Anthony, pastor of Grace Fellowship in York, Pa., spoke after the candidate’s meeting Tuesday in New York City with nearly 1,000 evangelicals.

    “He did accept a relationship with Christ. I know the person who led him to Christ, and that’s fairly recent. … I believe he really made a commitment, but he’s a baby Christian,” Dobson said.
  • In Donald Trump, Christians Now Have a Powerful (If Unlikely) Champion in the White House 
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    They have a right to expect it. Strong majorities of them defeated the Democrats and put Trump into the Oval Office – Protestants (58%), white and Hispanic Catholics (52%), Evangelicals (81%), and even Mormons (61%). Hillary Clinton was strongly backed by non-religious Americans: “nones” (the religiously unaffiliated, 68%); people who never attend services (62%); and atheists and agnostics (61%).

    Trump was enthusiastically endorsed by a broad spectrum of Christian leaders, as evidenced in the inauguration ceremony. Clinton was roundly championed by worldly celebrities.

    The striking contrasts not only help explain why Trump won; going forward, they hold great promise for Christians beyond politics. Brooke Barnes, reporter for The New York Times, noted recently, “Ultraliberal movie executives, shocked to see a celebrity-encircled Hillary Clinton lose the presidential election to Donald J. Trump, have realized the degree to which they are out of touch with a vast pool of Americans.” Perhaps now the clueless execs will engage more attentively and knowledgeably with Christian audiences and filmmakers.

    There’s also reason to hope the great awakening will open the eyes and minds of iconic reportorial corporations on both coasts; it’s sorely needed. The New York Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet himself recently confessed: “I think that the New York-based and Washington-based … media powerhouses don’t quite get religion. We have a fabulous religion writer, but she’s all alone. We don’t get religion. We don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives.”

    At the very least, Christians now have a powerful, if unlikely, champion in the White House – a welcome departure from the past eight years. Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, says, “there’s a religious illiteracy problem in the Democratic Party.” Wear recalls a fellow staffer questioning the title of a fact sheet titled Economic Fairness and the Least of These. The staffer didn’t get the meaning of “least of these,” a well-known Biblical phrase. “Is this a typo?” he reportedly queried. “It doesn’t make any sense to me. Who/what are ‘these’?”

    Historians will surely debate why Christians selected Trump over candidates more overtly religious than he, such as Ted Cruz. But it’s evident they – like Jesus selecting his disciples – looked past Trump’s glaring defects and saw a faithful ally.

    As a Christian, I too expect he will make good on his promise to respect and protect religion in America, and not just Christianity. He’s an improbable, imperfect Defender of the Faith, to be sure, but I believe a sincere one.

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Exit polls showed that an overwhelming 80 percent of white evangelical voters (who made up 25 percent of all 2016 voters) supported Trump.
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April 5, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , ,

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