“A Special Day of Prayer” is an Abomination

“A Special Day of Prayer” is an Abomination May 29, 2019

Franklin Graham is doubling down on supporting evil.

Make no mistake Graham is on the side of evil when he supports Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is far beyond the conservative politics of your grandfather’s Grand Old Party.

He is undercutting the greatest allies of the United States economically and politically. Trump supports dictators and murderous despots. Trump policies systematically attack the civil rights of minorities and the marginalized. Trump policy demands a 17 year-old girl must deliver her rapist’s child but refuses to provide her basic healthcare.

Trump policy deports veterans who served in the U.S. military and puts refugee children in cages. Children in cages. Sleeping outside, on the ground, while in the custody of the federal government.

Trump and his policies are evil. Hateful evil.

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and east away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautify as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

Into the moral abyss that is Trump, Christian evangelicals are holding a special “Day of Prayer.”

Christ tells us to help and defend the weak, children, the sick, the suffering and the poor. Christ compels us to see the face of God in the face of others.

People calling themselves Christians are not praying for Trump to repent and turn from evil. They aren’t demanding public policies that help others. They approve of Trump and are prayer that he does more.

Led by life-long opportunist Franklin Graham, they are defending Trump, asking God to “protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.” They pray “that God will bless our president and our nation for His glory.”

This slap in the face of the Christ Child is harder than any blow from a Roman soldier. Jesus was literally a victim of the government. Jesus is on the side of the child in a cage, not the government caging the child.

Graham’s support of evil is endorsed by hundreds of self-described “Christian leaders,” including,

  • Christian singers Michael W. Smith and Michael Tait of the Newsboys.
  • Christian celebrities like Paula White-Cain, Rod Parsley, Eric Metaxas, and David Jeremiah.
  • Jerry Falwell, Jr., who inherited Liberty University from his father.
  • Steve Strang, CEO of Charisma Magazine.
  • Pastor Sam Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

“President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God,” Graham wrote, oblivious to the deaths of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield and Kennedy.

“This is a critical time for America,” Graham continued. “We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.”

They are not following Christ.

They are following evil.

The only praying these people should be doing is to the Lord Almighty to spare Trump from the Hell they claim is waiting to punish Christians who disagree with them.

In his Facebook post, Graham cites scripture: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” — Ephesians 6:12

The irony is blinding.

The Trump administration is the principality. Trump is the power. Trump policies are the darkness of this age. Hosting Trump is literally hosting wickedness.

Good-hearted people may continue to support Graham and others who claim to be Christian, (I supported Samaritan’s Purse financially for a few years after my baptism.) but they are missing the stark, obvious truth.

The President of the United States is evil and applies evil policies. Supporting evil is evil. There is no way to legitimately support Trump or his supporters.

Anti-people policies are anti-God.

Anti-people theology is anti-God.

At the most basic, they ignore Jesus telling them to help children and they support a person who hurts children.

Let us pray to God they repent.

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  • Robert Conner

    As I’ve said here weeks ago– https://new.exchristian.net/2019/01/the-second-cyrus-and-his-court-eunuchs.html –the evangelicals toadying to Trump are court eunuchs, a bunch of neutered, groveling sycophants using their access to power. It’s doubtful that anyone in the Trump crime organization other than Sarah HuckyBooBoo Sanders and Mike Pence think these lickspittles are anything more than useful idiots.

  • CroneEver

    Genghis Khan: “I am the punishment of God… If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”
    If that’s what evangelicals mean when they say Trump was sent by God, I’ll agree – but I’m afraid they think he’s a blessing.

  • Art Westefeld

    I’m an evangelical, and after Obama Trump’s a blessing to America.

    If you don’t like my opinion go to Venezuela.

  • CroneEver

    Please understand that First Amendment rights still apply to all American citizens, including myself.

  • Art Westefeld

    Don’t understand sarcasm though.

  • CroneEver

    I wasn’t being sarcastic at all.

  • Nanaverm

    If God = love, and 1st Corinthians,Chapt. 13 describes the characteristics of love, Trump demonstrates the opposite. Therefore, Trump is acting as an anti-Christ.

  • Shelley Melewski

    Prayers for the author – Jim Meisner Jr. – to continue telling us the truth about Trump.

  • KontraDiction

    Can you elaborate? I really want to understand what about Trump appeals to your version of Christianity. (sorry if anyone thinks I’m feeding the troll here, but I really want to know)

  • Joshua Sonofnone

    the Bible says we are to pray for our leaders (whether we agree with them or not). I have prayed for presidents with whom I did not agree and I have prayed for presidents with whom I did agree. Not to equate my opinions with the will of God, but every leader needs God-given wisdom and President Trump is no exception to the rule; none of the leaders countries or empires in the history of the world have been exceptions to this rule. Sadly, there have been too few exceptions to the rule and the exceptions would be those who heeded God’s revealed wisdom and used it. At my age, I believe I have seen American presidents who heeded God’s revealed wisdom and American presidents who did not heed God’s revealed wisdom, which has cost our country dearly.

  • Kyllein MacKellerann “

    Simple fact: like his father, Franklin Graham is into religion for the money, not the spirit. He, like many other “Evangelicals” are providing show business disguised as religion, and their audiences love it. These so-called “Evangelicals” do, however, provide us a guide for our own lives: Don’t be like them. Watch them and discover the difference between belief and hysteria, the symptoms of Goering’s “Crowd indoctrination” and the wall between the Sacred and the Sensationalist. Graham is a showman who peddles religion as his means or entertaining the masses and nothing more. He shows us what not to do, where not to go, and how not to worship – and in that way he does some good.

  • PhillipWynn

    Actually, I think that saying he’s into religion for the money is letting him off easy. What if, as I think is actually the case, he actually believes what he says about Trump? To my mind, that bespeaks a far worse spiritual sickness.

  • PhillipWynn

    Except he has explicitly justified this praying for Trump because of, inter alia, Democratic attacks on him, in those very words. The clear implication is that the Democrats are acting against God. That’s some pretty twisted theology.

  • PhillipWynn

    So allow me to explain. In a fine display of charity, you are telling anyone who doesn’t agree with you to leave the country. CroneEver is simply saying that an American citizen has the right to contradict you.

    Clear now?

  • bill wald

    The Right is no better. Robert Welch called the Rs and Ds “Communist Part A and Communist Party B. He was wrong. They are Military-Industrial Complex Party A and Military-Industrial Complex Party B.

    Not that I am complaining. All things considered, Americans are now as “free” as we “deserve” to be. We have the richest poor and working class citizens of any world power. For 40 years, our statistical middle class has deluded itself into believing it was the social middle class. In the history of the world, the statistical middle middle class has never been the social middle class.The social class is higher than average (mean) income.

    This illusion was produced by buying a social middle class life on credit. But the statistical middle class has lost $30K in adjusted dollars. It will be interesting when median income people discover they have also been working class but with a skilled worker’s union contract wages.

  • Tom Borromeo

    … or China !

    Now, that wouldn’t be so bad for the SINophiles !
    Nyuk nyuk !

  • PhillipWynn

    Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes (I can go on all day with this, sister).

  • Marta G Swenson

    This article was quite enlightening and well written. I am not Christian, but have studied it along with all of the world’s religions, and while there are many good Christians, there are plenty who do not represent Christianity at all. I have yet to find any Evangelicals who are truly doing as Christ dictated…they live in huge mansions, drive very expensive cars, ride in private jets and preach in enormous buildings with all the lavish trappings. They spend a lot of the congregations tithes in support of political agendas and act like lobbyists. This is NOT what the Bible says, nor is it what Christ requested of his TRUE followers. The current resident of the White House has no Christian attributes at all. He has committed adultery, he has stolen from thousands of people, he makes fun of the poor, the mentally/physically handicapped, the elderly. He disrespects our veterans and spends millions on his own entertainment while the people suffer from poor to no drinking water, no food, no homes, poor education, etc. He in NO way follows the teachings of Christ but he does hide behind the symbol of the cross for support for his misguided followers, which is a shame since it unduly burdens the TRUE Christians. In a world so full of hate, hate crimes, violence, intolerance, judgemental behavior, prejudice, etc…the thing we need most is unity, support, love, tolerance….all the things Christ taught most about.

  • Bonnie Rice

    We do need to pray that Trump will recognize his sinful nature, repent, and follow Jesus, because there is no indication that it is possible without a miracle. We can definitely pray that he will change.

  • fred5399

    ” not that God is on our side rather we hope we are on his side” the 16TH President of the United States.

  • fred5399

    I don’t like your opinion. So what’s next Christian? What would Jesus tell me?

  • fred5399

    It is not evil it is in a way very wise to pray for God’s mercy and wisdom in a leader. But if the leader says he has done nothing to ask God’s forgiveness for I might watch out .

  • fred5399

    Ok pass the pipe.

  • Greg

    Hhhmmmm…for some reason, I was not allowed to give you a negative response by the arrows.
    If this is what you truly believe about our POTUS, then I would suggest you dig a little deeper. Find out where you get your news, magazines and papers. See where they stand and realize the biased untruthful facts they report.
    Your first part about the Evangelical Pastors living so highly, I agree with.

  • KontraDiction

    So your number one value is to reduce the number of abortions, correct?

    Would you like to know what has been proven to accomplish this?

  • Marta G Swenson

    Good morning Greg and thank you for your reply even if we don’t agree. I do a ton of research before I comment on any subject and when it comes to #45, his comments and actions are well documented by all news services, papers, recordings, etc. His actions and those of the present Congress are deplorable by any reasonable person’s standards. And we have a separation of Church and State for a reason, the founding fathers had just arrived here, running from the disastrous consequences when the Church and Govt. are bedfellows. Church has it’s place…and that is not politics, it is in the service of others, helping the needy and trying to follow in the path of Christ who loved everyone. The current #45 has proven over and over how despicable he truly is in his documented actions, speeches and the history of how he has and still does live his life. This country has fallen into a terrible place since he took office…hate and intolerance runs rampant in ways we’ve never seen before,. He is not good for this country any more than his Vice President is. Again, I am more than happy to agree to disagree with you and I hope you have a great day.

  • fred5399

    Then don’t tell to leave the country because I don’t agree with your opinion.

  • fred5399

    well said Marta

  • Marta G Swenson

    Good afternoon, Fred and thank you. I hope you are enjoying a lovely day.