Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Calls Nation To Prayer For Impeachment

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House Speaker Pelosi has, as you know, announced the formalization of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

She says he must be held accountable...And she has asked the nation to pray for the impeachment process.

Be informed.

God's will according to Pelosi.

Pelosi says it pains her---she takes no joy in doing what she must do, but "the president must be held accountable" for the "betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections."

That was last week.

Over the past several days, Pelosi has repeatedly called for people to pray for the impeachment process and to pray for the President. She claims she prays for the President and his family every day. She says she prays that he will be illuminated to what is right and wrong.

In an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival Saturday, she said of the Trump impeachment,
"Let us be prayerful. Let us be solemn. Let us not make it further divisive", but "if this activity, this pattern of behavior were to prevail...then it's over for the republic. We will have the equivalent of a monarchy."

Pastor Robert Jeffress sees it very differently.

Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas, says,
"I think it's hard to take Nancy Pelosi's call to prayer seriously. I mean it reminds me of a pyromaniac with a match in hand about to set fire to a building, saying 'Please pray with me that the damage I'm about to cause isn't too severe'."

He said:
"If you're really sincere about that prayer then put down the impeachment match---they know they couldn't beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, they are increasingly aware of the fact that they won't beat him in 2020, and impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald Trump and the Democrats don't care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process."

Many evangelicals agree with him. I've been watching social media the past few days, and it's ablaze with anger (righteous indignation) over this ploy by the Democrats.

This is one of the most blatant, hypocritical political moves I've seen in my lifetime. Any discerning person knows this is not about saving our nation from Trump. It's about wresting power from a very imperfect leader who has consistently stood strong on behalf of religious freedom, the sanctity of life and traditional marriage.

Evangelical support for Trump remains a mystery to the secular progressives.

The Washington Post goes to Dallas, Texas.

In their attempt to unlock the mystery of why evangelicals strongly support President Trump, a journalist visited the First Baptist Church in Dallas.

In the opinion piece, WAPO published an in-depth article along with pictures of the 250 voice choir and a Thursday night prayer meeting.

Perhaps the greatest revelation came from the answer to a question to Pastor Jeffress regarding Trump being able to fix the culture.

The Washington Post published this:

Could it take a decidedly worldly man to reverse the fortunes of evangelicals who feel, for whatever host of reasons — social, racial, spiritual, political — that their earthly prospects have significantly dimmed?
Jeffress didn’t think so, but not for the reasons I would have guessed. “As a Christian, I believe that regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C., that the general trajectory of evangelicalism is going to be downward until Christ returns,” he explained. “If you read the scripture, it’s not: Things get better and better and more evangelical-friendly or Christian-friendly; it is, they get worse and more hostile as the culture does. . . . I think most Christians I know see the election of Donald Trump as maybe a respite, a pause in that. Perhaps to give Christians the ability and freedom more to share the gospel of Christ with people before the ultimate end occurs and the Lord returns.”
It was strange to think of Trump as a bulwark against precipitous moral decline. After all, he appears to have presided over a more rapid coarsening of news and discourse than the average candidate. Even if you count modern history as a story of dissolution and degeneracy, few, if any, other world leaders have launched as many headlines containing censored versions of the word “pussy.”
But Jeffress didn’t see Trump pausing the disintegration of evangelical fortunes by way of personal virtue — or even cultural transformation. He spoke instead of “accommodation,” perhaps alluding to the kind of protections announced only a few weeks after our talk by Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services, which safeguards the jobs of health-care workers who object to participating in certain procedures for religious reasons. Rather than renewing a culture in peril, in other words, Jeffress seemed to view Trump as someone who might carve out a temporary, provisional space for evangelicals to manage their affairs.

What if Pelosi succeeds?

Jeffress says he doesn't pretend to speak for all evangelicals but said,
"I've been traveling the country and I've literally spoken to thousands and thousands of evangelical Christians. I have never seen them more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this president from office, overturn the 2016 election and negate the votes of millions of evangelicals in the process."

The pastor also said, "The unpardonable sin was Trump beat Hillary in the election." And he said, "I predict, If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I'm afraid it will cause a civil-war like fracture in this nation from which the country will never heal."

As a reflection of our times, the so-called religious Left got hold of Jeffress' words and are, this morning, attacking him "because he is calling for another Civil War."

There they go again. I won't even comment on that.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Strong. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.