Fri Dec 8, 2017, 02:24 AM

Armageddon? Bring It On: The Evangelical Force Behind Trump's Jerusalem Speech

The U.S. evangelical community is in raptures over Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, believing it moves the world closer to Armageddon

Allison Kaplan Sommer Dec 08, 2017 6:37 AM

Anyone wondering what the true impetus was behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital needed only to view the image of the president when he made the formal announcement.

Glittering Christmas decorations festooned across the White House hallway enveloped Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence deliberately – if a bit awkwardly – placed directly behind the president’s shoulder, ensuring that no camera angle could leave him out of the picture.

It all felt carefully staged to send a strong message to Christian evangelical voters and their leaders that this is their victory and Trump is their man.

Trump showed he is behind the evangelical agenda not only when it comes to enacting domestic agenda – like opposing abortion, appointing conservative judges or saying “Merry Christmas” – but on foreign policy issues close to their heart as well.

It was surely no coincidence that the dramatic declaration took place in the final days of a crucial Senate special election campaign, taking place in Alabama next Tuesday, in which embattled Republican Roy Moore is fighting with the backing of former Trump adviser and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon. Getting religious, right-wing voters to the polls, despite the swirling controversy regarding Moore’s alleged past relationships with young girls, is viewed as crucial to a GOP victory.

read more:

1 replies, 326 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Armageddon? Bring It On: The Evangelical Force Behind Trump's Jerusalem Speech (Original post)
RCW2014 Dec 2017 OP
rampartb Dec 2017 #1

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 05:04 AM

1. this end times thing is like a clock.

if they set the time and wind it up the bell will ring on time because that is the way prophecy works in america where god is waiting for humans to plant the seed of prosperity and time is running out for the building of the temple and the sacrifice of unblemished red hiefers .......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink