For a disclaimer, as a person of faith, I’m in agreement with almost nothing of the US White Evangelicals’ religious teachings. I’m not an expert of this subject, however, I’m curious as to how the Evangelical thinking is influencing the politics of today. I’ve had to rely on a myriad of sources including my daughter who’s an ex-Evangelical, to be able to write about this subject.
This is my 11th post in a series on this subject of White Evangelicals and their effect on US culture, especially at White House.
The White Evangelism community in the USA has become powerful, even though its population comprises a minority at about 26% of the US population who self-identify themselves as Evangelicals; however, its members have voted in 2016 for the republican President Donald Trump by a margin of 80%, plus, they continue to approve of his presidency at rates that exceed 70%. They add up to over 35% of the president’s base of voters.
In addition, the president relies on a group of Evangelical Christians for spiritual guidance. There are 2 key members of the Evangelical faith who work with President Trump, his Vice President Mike Pence and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Remember that both these men are of the belief that the republican President Donald J. Trump has been sent by God to champion and to deliver the goods on their causes.
As per a 5/15/2018 Quartz report, “Christian evangelicals “don’t like Trump because they think he is holy,” explains Ziegler. “They like him because they think he’s God’s tool.”
As per the 10/3 2018 Guardian report, “The chosen one? The new film that claims Trump’s election was an act of God” by Harriet Sherwood:
“More than 1,000 US cinemas are screening The Trump Prophecy – which posits that God chose the philandering billionaire to restore America’s moral values.”
“This is the theme of The Trump Prophecy, a movie telling the story of Mark Taylor, a former fireman from Orlando forced to retire after suffering from PTSD, which premiered on Tuesday.”
“Between graphic nightmares featuring demonic monsters and hellish flames, Taylor received a message from God in April 2011, while he was surfing television channels.”
As he clicked to an interview with Trump, Taylor heard God say: “You are hearing the voice of the next president.”
“And so it came to pass, although it took another five years and a national prayer campaign. Taylor duly wrote a book, The Trump Prophecies: The Astonishing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow … and What He Says Is Coming Next, on which the movie is based.”
Link to the entire report: theguardian.com/ The chosen one? The new film that claims Trump’s election was an act of God”
See: : Evangelicals Have Out-Sized Influence In President’s Crafting Of US Foreign Policy
To understand White Evangelicals who are into the end-times Rapture dogma, one has to know about some terms that they use frequently, “One World Order’ which can be referred to as ‘globalism’ and those who promote globalism as, ‘globalists.
Over time the republican President Donald Trump has referred to words like ‘globalism and globalists in public settings, which is a tell that he has been talking to folks from the White Evangelical world. Above are 2 videos where these words are used.
The “One World Order’ represents the Anti-Christ where all the governments are being subjected to one ruling party. These Evangelicals lump organizations like NATO and the United Nations into this category which explains why they wouldn’t be upset if the president withdrew the US from both entities.
See Wikipedia: Conspiracy theories
These above described doctrines are relatively new (18th century,) to where I’m wondering if these theories weren’t marketed like a Russian propaganda campaigns to gas-light an entire population into being absolutely convinced of their veracity.
These headlines reflect the significance of the rights’ obsession with this ‘One World Order’:
The New World Order Wants the New World Order to Fail … – Infowars
UN Summit Seeks “New World Order” to “Transform the Way We Live
Trump Is A Pied Piper For The New World Order Agenda
The following narrative was written by an author who traffics in this ‘One World Order’ theory. Note his frequent references to Marxism. I could find little about the author Dr. Peter Hammond beyond one confirmed fact, he’s written lots of books.
As per a January 2016 Joy Magazine article, Agenda – How The New World Order Is Hijacking Civilisation by Dr. Peter Hammond:
“Globalists have used wars, economic depressions, recessions and population control to undermine Western civilization and bring about their New World Order. The Islamic invasion Trojan Horse mass migration into Europe and escalating riots and terrorism represent an advanced stage in this anti-Christian agenda.”
Infiltration and subversion
“Marxists have targeted 5 major culture-shaping institutions for infiltration: educational institutions; the entertainment industry; the news media; religious institutions; and political institutions.”
The battle for the mind
Marxist revolutionaries, secular humanists, atheists and evolutionists have so thoroughly infiltrated most of the universities of Europe and North America, that today God is not only banished from the curriculum, but Christianity and its contributions to civilization are marginalized, ignored, or vilified. Even scientists advocating Intelligent Design are mercilessly hounded from institutions of higher learning. Instead of education, teaching people how to think critically, we now mostly have indoctrination, telling students what to “think”.
“Anti-Christian secular humanists have dominated the entertainment industry over the last century, subverting families and undermining morality at every turn. Particularly insidious has been the spate of “This is a true story”, or “Based on a true story”, or “Inspired by true events” rewriting of history and distorting of reality.”
The first battlefield
“As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the rewriting of history”. Marx’s disciples have been very busy, through both the educational institutions and in the entertainment industry, in re-writing history.”
Corrupt and conquer
“The news media has also come to be overwhelming dominated by secular humanist prejudice against Christianity. The secular humanist mass media has been consistently ignoring the relentless anti-Christian persecution by communist and Muslim governments. Through selective focus and distortion of reality, the mass media has effectively brainwashed generations of Christians to vote for those who hate Christian values, and to idolize those who are the intractable enemies of the Faith.”
Confuse, divide and conquer
“Most of the mainline denominations have been infiltrated by secular humanists, called liberal theologians, who have gutted the churches of the Biblical Gospel and produced generations of spineless evangellyfish. Many churches are filled with pseudo-saved, semi-saved, half-saved, un-saved pew warmers who have never been truly converted, nor have they come into any real relationship with Jesus Christ.”
“As a result of the successful infiltration by secular humanists of education institutions, the entertainment industry, the news media and religious institutions, control over political institutions has been inevitable. Those who argue for the good of their nation are shouted down and vilified as dangers to society. Most nations now seemed, to be governed by political parties determined to commit national suicide and sell out their nations’ sovereignty to internationalists.”
The United Nations
“The hostility of the United Nations to everything Christian is obvious by their consistent support for nations which persecute the Church and failure to effectively address the targeting of Christian minorities. The disgraceful track record of the United Nations, when they have militarily intervened in nations, reveals their true nature.”
“The 3 main pillars of the New World Order that the global elite want to bring about are: A One World Economy, a One World Government and a One World Religion. Their shorthand to describe all this is: Globalism.”
One world religion
“As the United Nations is working for a one-world government, so the World Council of Churches is working for a one-world religion. The World Council of Churches and its local member bodies, such as the National Council of Churches in America, and the South African Council of Churches in South Africa, promote interfaith conferences and urge us to focus on our “shared religious traditions.” This interfaith movement is being promoted by Non-Governmental Organisations, charity foundations, and politicians worldwide.”
“The WCC claims to represent 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships, in more than 110 countries and territories around the world, representing over 560 million Christians. WCC members include most of the world’s Orthodox churches, Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians and some Baptist, United and Independent churches. Most, though not all, WCC members tend to be very liberal theologically and are experiencing dramatic decline in church attendance. Many of the people they claim as members have been converted and left the WCC affiliates to join Evangelical churches.”
Treason from within
“The Roman leader Cicero, in 42BC, wrote: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night, to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”
Brave new world
“In 1932, Aldous Huxley published The Brave New World. This book describes as future state of human slavery where people live carefree lives in a technologically advanced society, subdued by drugs and bombarded with endless stimulations and distractions. The 20th century idols of atheism, humanism and communism have now become mainstream.”
Towards a new world order
The first attempts to establish a New World Order (in the last century) have been by Napoleon, Lenin, Stalin and the Communist International.”
“George Bush senior and Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev, repeatedly spoke of a New World Order in the early 90s. US President, Bill Clinton, regularly spoke of the New World Order as being of the highest priority on the International Agenda.”
“Major players in working to bring about this New World Order include the Trilateral Commission, the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers. These groups work behind the scenes, but their more prominent tools are the United Nations and the World Council of Churches.”
“The New World Order worked hard at destroying those states that attempted to uphold Christian values. Hence the extraordinary international campaigns against Rhodesia and South Africa in the 60s, 70s and 80s.”
Destroying the middle class
“The destruction of much of the middle class through financial crises such as that triggered by banks selling worthless derivatives which caused the 2008 economic collapse, cost tens-of-millions of people their jobs, their savings and their homes.”
Wide gates to hell
“German Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther, warned: “I am much afraid that schools will prove to be wide gates to hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men aren’t constantly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.”
Education philosophy will become government policy
“You cannot trust any government state with the molding of the minds of future voters. God commanded His people: “Learn not the way of the heathen.” Jeremiah 10:2. The control of education should be in the hands of parents and the content of education must be Bible-based. Children do not belong to the state. Children are made in the image of God and are entrusted to parents to: “Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4″
Support Christian media
“We must support Christian alternatives to the secular humanist dominated media: Subscribe to JOY! and JUIG!Magazines and Christian Action. Become a local distributor for these magazines in your church. “And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15″
“Get on the mailing lists and e-mailing lists of Missions and ministries working for Reformation and Revival. Support KwaSizabantu Mission, Frontline Fellowship, Way of the Master, The Reformation Society, Christian Action and Evangelism Explosion.”
Renew minds and change communities
“Attend, or organise, a local Biblical Worldview Seminar to teach your people how to be effective in winning the cultural war, the battle for the family, and the battle for the mind. Praise God for ministries such as, Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, which are providing Biblical and scientific answers for a skeptical and increasingly secular world. “Love your neighbour as yourself… go and do likewise.” Luke 10:27-37″
Resources for reformation
“Visit the www.christianlibertybooks.co.za website and obtain more powerful, effective, Biblically faithful books, DVDs and audio-visual materials for you and your family. Set up a book table at your local church to make these resources more widely available to those in your community.”
“Get on the e-mailing lists of Christian Action and Frontline Fellowship. Use social media to expose and oppose the New World Order and work to fulfil the Great Commission. Both Frontline Fellowship and Africa Christian Action have Facebook pages, Slideshare, Vimeo clips and websites with great resources that you can access, link to, like and share with those on your social media network. Reformation500 is particularly focussed on exposing and opposing the New World Order.”
“In the time of those kings, the God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end. But will itself endure forever.” Daniel 2:44″
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the nations will bow down before Him, for our dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over the nations.”
I haven’t read them all yet, but glanced at this one and could barely read it, as it’s so unsettling to me.
As a disclaimer, I’m not religious, but these evangelicals are an extremely dangerous group. I fear they are going to destroy the entire world and if I were a religious person, I would think the devil is working through them and has put trump in place as their leader and that HE is the anti christ. It’s like this whole community has had a spell put on them and an evil one, indeed.
How on earth do good decent people fight this kind of obscenity? And it is growing. It has an almost biblical feel to it…good versus evil …and they have it all wrong. It is quite scary.
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Dear Mary Plumbago,
How much coverage has this subject been granted in the mainstream media? Most Americans are totally clueless about what these White Evangelicals are up to, which is in most cases, nothing good.
But this is like a cult. For them to change their thinking is almost, “Mission Impossible.” Doesn’t this have a familiar ring to it?
That’s why there needs to more light shed on the activities/ beliefs of these White Evangelicals as their influence on our body politics, is becoming untenable and unacceptable.
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You are doing a great job and very important!
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Excellent article. Religion = MINDFUCK
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The way these Evangelicals treat people, it deserves your commentary, Religion = MINDFUCK. Instead of enriching peoples lives, they’re doing just the opposite. They give the rest of us a bad name.
By their own words they are condemining themselves. Amongst all the tubulence in the world there is one lesson coming out these days.
A minority of extreme and hostile views might keep its own flock in order but it cannot hold the majority in place for very long.
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They will not prevail for long. But they should be relegated to the heap of minority fringe groups. But this is a serious business in the USA as these Evangelicals do have an out-sized amount of power on the White House due to their large numbers within the Republican Party.
But there words require more exposure. There’s nothing like having their words land on them in a different way when the world’s watching.
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Like they are going to convince anyone outside of their power base. Not going to happen in a multi -cultural USA, just so long as everyone votes if they can.
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