Monday, July 24, 2017

"Christian" support for Trump?

Hearing from Infowars today that a pastor claims to have heard from a Congressman that there are plans to get rid of Trump, not by impeachment, he's just going to be suddenly taken out.  The pastor turns out to be Rodney Howard Browne, well known charismatic "revival" leader who in the 90s became famous for the "laughing revival."  Infowars showed a clip of him exhorting the "body of Christ" to continuous prayer for Trump.

A few weeks ago or so some pastors assembled in the White House to lay hands on Trump and pray for him.  Charismatic pastors like Rodney Howard Browne.   Why is this?  Why are the charismatics the ones doing this and not others? 

This is disturbing to me.  Trump needs all the prayer he can get so shouldn't I just be glad he's getting so many pastors interested in doing that?  But the charismatics are NOT representative of Christianity.  In my opinion the Strange Fire Conference I've linked in the right margin finally showed that the charismatic movement is following a false idea of the "gifts of the Spirit."  I'm not going to say they aren't Christians, although there are some of them I do doubt are Christians, such as Kenneth Copeland, and Benny Hinn who has prayed at the graves of Aimee Semple MacPherson and Kathryn Kuhlman, to receive the kind of charismatic power they had.  This is akin to witchcraft,   How can it serve Trump or his supporters or the nation to have the prayers of occultists?  Browne's call to the Body of Christ is pretty standard but I don't know enough about him to know how far to trust him.

I certainly think we should all be praying for Trump, and just judging from the way the headlines every day are calculated to present something negative about him I have no reason to doubt that there's a plan to bring him down.  The headlines are already part of such a plan. 

I wish we'd hear from more trustworthy Christian leaders calling for prayer for Trump.