Evangelicals View Trump As Their Best Shot At Jesus’s Return

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They believe President Trump’s Middle East policies will cause the second coming of Jesus.

Evangelical Christians hold varied interpretations of events that will usher in the second coming of Jesus and equally varied thoughts on what part the United States might play in its unfolding.

Generation after generation has believed that it is witnessing the End Times -- and today's evangelicals are no different.

In their support for President Donald Trump, there is a keen awareness that his policies could draw nigh the end of times and facilitate Jesus's return, and there is no need for Trump to be 'one of them' if God intends to use him.

Pastor Paul Prather explains:

> “For American evangelicals, there is a term of praise for President Trump that falls like a question mark on most everyone else: ‘You are Cyrus,’” writes Samuel Goldman in a recent New York Times op-ed. “That’s what the Christian pro-Israel activist Mike Evans promised to tell President Trump after his announcement that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem.”

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> He says top evangelicals — circles in which I decidedly do not travel —support Trump because they believe him to be the 21st century embodiment of the Old Testament monarch Cyrus.

> In their minds, Trump’s willingness to go against the grain means he can support biblical mandates and even fulfill biblical prophecies that may usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ.

In the Old Testament, the Persian king Cyrus allowed the Jews to return from exile and rebuild their temple in Jerusalem, thereby proving that God can work His divine plan through ungodly men.

And some evangelicals appear to hold Trump in the same light.

> For them, Trump’s appointment of conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, for instance, and his startling, controversial decision on the U.S. embassy, fits the Cyrus bill perfectly.

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> Many evangelicals expect Jerusalem to become the center of the world’s attention during the period leading up to Jesus’ return. Some say the Jewish temple will eventually be reconstructed there. Some say a cataclysmic world will may erupt in the process.

But Trump is not the first to be viewed as Cyrus, nor is he likely to be the last:

> In the 1790s, a New Jersey minister imagined President John Adams as a potential Cyrus.

> In the 1890s, it was President Benjamin Harrison. More than 400 prominent citizens, including a Supreme Court justice, a future president, and tycoons J. P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, beseeched Harrison to carve Palestine from the Ottoman Empire and give it to the Jews. Their petition’s cover letter explicitly compared Harrison to Cyrus.

> In 1953, President Harry Truman did them one better. Introduced as the man who had helped create the state of Israel, Truman replied, “What do you mean, ‘helped create’? I am Cyrus!”

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Comments (8)
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Baruch
Baruch

Evangelical = psychotic...these crazy people should not be steering the ship of state!

Solinv311
Solinv311

I agree with you about them being psychotic.

Rusty787
Rusty787

I call the Evangelical Christians "American Taliban!"
These are far more dangerous than the Talibans, because they are amongst us, speak our language and now they want to run our country.
At the best scenario they dream of making these United States a Christian Conservative society.
Now, if a charlatan like Trump takes them to the promise land sooner, their crazy prophecies are fulfilled!

mad donna
mad donna

WELL PUT, RUSTY 787!

wbtphdjd
wbtphdjd

This is so intellectually dishonest. You guys are really kind of sad. You give us real intellectuals a bad name. Call them "evangelicals" all you like, they're Christians. They would not exist without the Christians who stole two continents from Natives and farmed them with African slaves. They're the logical culmination of American culture, but no one wants to admit that. Typical intellectual dishonesty. Call them "evangelicals" all you like, they're Christians:

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Gary Markle
Gary Markle

~ The Separation Of Church And Hate:

There is a good reason why Church and State must always remain separate. Lets get something straight, right from the start: A theocratic state is not a free state, and never will be. Im sure it was never Jesus intention nor was it His will that anyone should be dominated in His name, the name of Christ. That is the will of men. To be accurate, the concept in itself is anti-Christian. You can only follow Christ by choice, not by legislation.

It seems some people are more intent on casting stones at perceived sinners than propagating the love of Christ. ~ Above all else, I command you love one another. ~ This was the message that Jesus preached, and as far as I can see, the worth of a soul will only be measured as such. But I can assure you of one thing, when your time of judgment comes, you wont be asked to recite scripture, but rather, if anything, the question will be: Did you get the message and live by it?

For all of you people out there on the religious right, you should try to remember that looking for sins to condemn, and people to persecute in the name of God, is simply Satans way of keeping you from seeing what is good and praiseworthy. Its Satans favorite means of deceit; getting people to hate and kill each other in the name of God and Christ Jesus. Twisting scripture to incite hatred and division.

Understand this; that by doing so, you are defaming the name of Christ, associating Jesus with bigotry and hate. Jesus was never cursed with these feelings, these sins that you commit in His name. Its widely agreed that He rose above it all, and to use His name for the justification of spreading contempt and hatred for anyone is true heresy. It isnt Pro-Christ by any means, but clearly Anti-Christ.


~ It doesn't really seem to matter at this point whether you believe in God and Christ or not. What we have are Anti-Christians, the antithesis of the persona Jesus, and they are attempting, through legislation, to declare America to be a theocratic state and nation, legitimizing discrimination under the false guise of "religious freedom". If you're not one of the "chosen" you're fair game for persecution, oppression and abuse. Its a perfect "us" and "them" scenario. If you express opposing views to the Order or you're a non-believer, or in any way perceived as a sinner, they'll be coming for you.

~ Anti-Christians ~ The scriptures flow as sweet as honey from their lips, seducing and robbing in the name of God. These are the ones Jesus spoke of that would come in the End Times and deceive many in His name. Anti-Christians: You will know them by their bigotry, their hatred, and their contempt for others.

Gary Markle
Gary Markle

The Christian Dilemma:

The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. Theyve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of us and them.

What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesnt have a religion and God doesnt discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion, or that theyre special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of unconditional love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in us and them is to divide humanity, not unite it.

And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widows mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: "Here we are Lord!" And He will respond: "I never knew you". They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

Those who have put themselves first will be last.