Last Night’s Court Evangelical Tweetstorm

For those who missed it (the link in the first tweet is now correct):

6 thoughts on “Last Night’s Court Evangelical Tweetstorm

  1. Rich,
    The general principle is found in the Old Testament in Jeremiah 29:7 but is clearer for Christians in I Timothy 2:1-3.

    As far as repentance, that would go a long positive way in any dispensation and would apply to a very wide range of people.


  2. My notes:

    Todd Starnes Discusses A Day Of Prayer For President Trump
    May. 29, 2019 – 11:59 – Todd Starnes speaks with AFA President Tim Wildmon and Southern Evangelical Seminary President Dr. Richard Land discuss Franklin Graham’s call for a Day of Prayer for President Trump.
    Todd Starnes Show
    Fox News Radio

    Todd Starnes: Why do you think we need a special day of prayer for the president?

    Tim Wildmon: Because he is under siege from the secular left–the religious left too such as they are–because of his stands for life and religious liberty and for conservative judges, those things that I think come out of biblical principles and certainly constitutional principles and because he identifies with us (that is, Christians in America) to a large extent on many different issues. So those are the reasons that he is under attack so I think that is what I think Franklin Graham is saying. It is not Republican or Democrat. He is saying that President Trump needs prayer right now because they are under attack spiritually and politically.

    Richard Land: I think the Holy Spirit laid this on Franklin Graham’s heart . . . This president is under unprecedented siege. He is not only taking on the left, he is taking on the deep state. He is taking on the entrenched government apparatus. He is taking on the intelligence agencies. I believe we are on the eve of the biggest political scandal in the history of the country because I think that Attorney General Bar is not stop until he uncovers what I think is going to be a lot of nefarious and illegal behavior by people in the deep state including the CIA and the FBI. They are panicked and they are attacking him in an even more unprecedented way and I think we need to put up a spiritual shield. . . . I am praying that God will give him wisdom and strength and guidance and the president will be an instrument of God’s will.

    Richard Land: Well, look, I am one of the people who takes encouragement from Robert Mueller’s statement this morning because it shows the panic of the deep state (and James Comey’s editorial in the Washington Post). These people are scared to death that William Barr is going to uncover all of their nefarious deeds and all of the ways they have broken the law and they are out to kill politically William Barr and kill the president before Barr can kill them.

    Todd Starnes: Why do you support this administration?

    Tim Wildmon: Well, number one if you look what we would have if he had not been elected, we would have had President Hillary Clinton and that would have been horrible for us on so many levels: the Supreme Court would have been lost for a generation, the attacks on Christians would have intensified, they would have started denying to us radio licenses. I guarantee to you that would have happened because we would have been labeled a hate speech by the federal government. So the alternative at the time was horrible. President Trump wanted to be our friend. Does President Trump have a complete biblical world view? Uh, No, he doesn’t. He doesn’t come out of that but yet he wants to be our friend and he wants to understand us. And he is a patriot. He also understands what is happening with the court system in this country and is relying on the Federalist Society and people we trust to tell him who is best to appoint to the courts so the man listens to us. He cares about us and wants to be our friend. And that is why we support him. Is he perfect? No. Does he tweet things sometimes that it probably would be best that he doesn’t? Does he exhibit the fruits of the Spirit every day? No, he doesn’t. But we only have one president at a time. And this is the man for the hour. We need to stand and support him in every way that we can. We can be critical if we have be. The same forces that are aligned against President Trump right now are the same forces that are aligned us and will come after us if given the opportunity.

    Richard Land: I hate to think where we would be without the American Family Association getting the truth out against the horrendous propaganda of the secular news media. It is just horrible. What we have got to do is understand that the alternative was Hillary Clinton, who would have been the most dangerous and worst president in the history of the United States. No question about it. Hands down. I am going to make a statement now that I am willing to stand by. If Hillary Clinton had won this last election, we would have just participated in the last fully free election in the history of the United States because they would have subverted the rule of law. They would have come after us. They would have weaponized the federal government against us. Hillary Clinton was dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, criminally dangerous to religious freedom and political freedom in the United States. Frankly, I voted for Donald Trump as the lesser evil but he has been far better than I thought he would be. I find some Christians who oppose him. I say ‘I like my way of getting involved and making a difference over your way of not getting involved and not making a difference.’ To not support Donald Trump when he was running against Hillary Clinton was to support Hillary Clinton. That is just a simple fact. People can live in fantasy land if they want to. But in the real world, if you do not help the lesser evil prevail, you are part of helping the greater evil prevail. And Hillary Clinton is the greater evil unless she’s running against Lucifer.


  3. I don’t recall reading in the OT that the Jews in captivity were asked to pray for Cyrus or Darius. I do pray for our president, too, especially that God would humble him until he confesses Christ as Lord. Moreover, if they want to have a day of prayer, it should be a day of repentance following the example of Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah.


  4. Jeff,
    The hedge of protection comes Biblically from Job 1:10, “Hast not Thou made an hedge about him and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?” Theologically, there are several ways we can look at Job’s hedge, and it would be instructive to get a few more thoughts from Franklin Graham concerning his proposed prayer.

    In any case, it is good to pray for all political leaders.



    I haven’t heard that name since The Satanic Panic of The Eighties!
    (And as a D&D gamer, I got hit by the fringes of that Holy Blast…)


  6. I am for praying for Trump. My focus is that he may come to genuine faith in Christ. Then that he may develop some humility and wisdom. That would probably take some time.
    I think what Franklin is after are prayers for a “hedge of protection” around him from his “enemies” as if Trump is just fine the way he is any push back against him is unfair, unjust, and unAmerican.


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