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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Evangelical leaders pray for protection of the Trump family

“Pray for me. I pray for you,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told an audience of 700 evangelical leaders in Florida on Thursday. “This will be an election that will go down in the history books. For evangelicals, for Christians, for everybody of religion. This may be the most important election that our country has ever had. So go out and spread the word. And once I get in, I will do my thing that I do very well. And I figure it is probably, maybe the only way I’m going to get to heaven. So I better do a good job.”

Mr. Trump grinned. The appreciative audience chuckled, then gave him a standing ovation. And then they prayed, led onstage by a single pastor as Mr. Trump stood nearby, flanked by Mike Huckabee, a former GOP presidential hopeful himself. It was a solemn but spontaneous moment.



Anonymous said...

He doesn't have to work to "do a good job" to get to Heaven. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for those who believe. He gave His life.

Anonymous said...

God was behind the building of this Nation, in parallel to Israel's creation, by raising up men to represent Him. They were patriots and religious reformers because national security and prosperity have always been connected with loyalty and obedience to the Lord. It is time for all God's people to call on His name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek God's face, and turn from their wicked ways. THEN, he will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ saved everybody.
Including the non-believers.

God (the Father) had nothing whatsoever to do with the "building of this nation". It was a satanic witches coven from the very beginning full of Freemasons.

Anonymous said...

I agree 204 but it is not a very popular reading of the New Testament.

Non-believers are saved from Hell because of the grace of Jesus Christ. No works required. None accepted. You cannot 'earn' your way into heaven. Christians don't "choose" to believe, they are made to believe by the Holy Spirit.

There is literally no money in Christianity at all.
None. Zilch. No religion, no money.

Nothing there but good news.


Anonymous said...

You all should read Matthew 12:30

Anonymous said...


No money in religion! Are you daft? How much is the Catholic church worth... have you seen their cathedrals.

How about mega churches... Joel Olstein? Rick Warren? There is no money in religion?

This whole "prayer" bit with Trump is to garner votes and campaign don't fool yourself. There is HUGE money in religion.

Seriously, your religion commands you to give a minimum of 10% of your income... commands you give them money!!!! Where are you getting this?

Unknown said...

@ 11:12

I don't even know where to begin there is so much crazy going on there.

God, was behind the building of this nation? Please demonstrate this wildly ludicrous claim. Most of the founding fathers were in fact Deists... so... pretty sure that's wrong. If fact the writings of Jefferson, Adams, and Madison tend to directly contradict your assertion. You know, those guys that founded the nation?

In fact one of the reasons for the establishment clause and for the "no religious test" clause was due the the infighting between differing sects of Christianity at the time, and States trying to establish specific sect laws.

75% of this country self identifies as Christian. Are they all not praying?

And on the praying note... if God is all knowing, then he all ready knows what will happen and what he will do. How will any amount of prayer change anything to "heal the land". The line of reasoning to your logic on this is absurd.

I get it. You really believe this stuff. To someone that is on the outside of it, it looks pretty nuts. It looks no different to me than someone saying magic incantations or spells.... and I'm sure you would dismiss anyone who said.... "lets all gather and chant a magic spell for this political candidate"...

Clearly, this is a display of pandering to the majority of the country, to stir up the base, to collect votes. That's it.