The Biden administration is here. What are the last president’s most loyal evangelicals saying about the inauguration?
John MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, fired the first shot:
I will just let this one sit for a while…
Eric Metaxas did not do a live show today.
The Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, the center of Trump evangelicalism, thanked Donald Trump:
And then the Liberty’s Falkirk Center offered a backhanded offer of prayer to Joe Biden:
Charlie Kirk, the co-founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, just couldn’t take a day off from his vitriol:
Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow Jenna Ellis was in rare form today:
I am guessing that Jenna Ellis believes she spent the last several months doing the “will of God” as Trump’s “election fraud” lawyer:
This one is rich:
God and country. Christian nationalism at its worst:
Ellis retweeted the aforementioned John MacArthur tweet about the kingdom of darkness.
I don’t have time tonight to process Lance Wallnau’s latest one hour reflection about whether the prophets got it right or wrong, but it is here if you want to see it.
Christian Broadcasting Network journalist David Brody liked Biden’s speech, to a point:
I don’t remember Richard Land praying to support Donald Trump “when we can do without violating our consciences”:
I hope Land is right about this. As a never-Trumper, praying for Trump was hard. It’s not going to be easy for conservative evangelicals to pray for this president.
On his Facebook page, Jack Hibbs concludes that Biden’s decision to change the U.S. Ambassador to Israel into the “U.S. Ambassador to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza “insults the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Today was painful. To watch a nation take gigantic steps toward self destruction was overwhelming. The undoing of wonderful prolife policies (as one example) of President Trump by Biden is heartbreaking and will result in even more deaths. Then to watch some “evangelicals” and people from the “holiness movement” (not sure how much “holiness” has survived…and not sure if it is a “movement” anymore) falling all over themselves in delight, ushering in a man who is ….how do I say this respectfully? ….who is, at best, mentally challenged (I think he should be cared for medically & helped; do you REALLY believe this man can handle the world’s most difficult job??), it has been a challenging day. 74,000,000 of us love our country too much to see it end.
And here is Garlow reflecting on his court evangelicalism:
APPROXIMATELY NOON EASTERN TIME – JAN 20, 2021 – I will forever be grateful for the wonderful privilege of serving on (1) the Trump Faith Advisory Board during the 2016 election, (2) the White House Faith Leaders during much of Mr. Trump’s presidency, and (3) as a Stakeholder with Evangelicals for Trump during the 2020 election. It was one of the great honors of my life. The two pictures were sent to me on Election day, November 3, 2020, taken at the same moment – from opposite angles – by two different friends. I did not know these pictures existed until I received them two months ago.
Here is one of the aforementioned pictures of Garlow in the court:
Robert Jeffress had a word or two at Fox News:
Ralph Reed is already spinning the pro-Trump legacy narrative:
Johnnie Moore wished Biden well:
Gary Bauer thanks Trump, says nothing about Biden:
Tony Perkins give an unqualified call to pray for Biden:
Jack Graham also offers an unqualified offer of prayer:
Yesterday a Liberty University graduate published a piece at The Bulwark that called the Falkirk Center a “slime factory.”
Apparently the Falkirk Center believes that American companies are “the left.” So much for free enterprise. Businesses can refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, but they do not have the right to silence conspiracy theorists?
Charlie Kirk forgets about the time the MyPillow guy bailed out Kyle Rittenhouse:
Lance Wallnau tells his followers that impeachment is really about the elites screwing the working class. The elites currently control the “seven mountains” (as in Seven Mountain Dominionism), but the Christian working class will overthrow them. Wallnau claims that in 2014 the late “prophet” Kim Clement prophesied the words “impeach, impeach.” The interpretation? Trump would be impeached twice by elites in both political parties and the people would rise up in a “new kind of war.” According to Wallnau, this all has something to do with China and COVID-19. It also has something to do with a Jezebel-spirited “witch” in the White House.
Court evangelical David Brody talks with “presidential historian” Doug Wead about Trump’s legacy. Wead expounded a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton trying to get control of the Catholic Church. He also claims that Amazon is no longer selling the books of “distinguished” theologians. Wead says that “two impeachments will only get historians to notice all of Trump’s great accomplishments.” I beg to differ. I think two impeachments will get historians and millions of school children to notice that Trump was the only president to be impeached twice. 🙂 Wead calls for national unity. He says Biden doesn’t care about national unity because he called U.S. Capitol insurrections “terrorists.” Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!:
I am not sure what is happening, but something is going on with Samuel Rodriguez and Twitter:
On Facebook, Jim Garlow calls attention to Trump’s “accomplishments” and still manages to get in a shot at the tech corporations who are persecuting him. He writes: “Never has a modern President accomplished so much (and been hated for doing so much good). If you want to see this before others (those who are re-writing history) remove it, you need to copy it now.” (He links to this article).
What happened today? 1. Highest number of Covid deaths in the US ever. Horrific. But Congress obviously had more important (and nefarious) things to do than to care about the American people. 2. And… 232 “Benedict Arnold” traitors of the US Constitution killed our precious Constitution this day, defying it’s very meaning … and – filled with hatred unlike anything we have ever seen – they are trying their best to destroy Donald Trump and the more than 74,000,000 people who voted for him. What a disgrace. Other than that, not much happened today.
On the same day, Garlow said this about the ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump: “Remember the story of the 10 wimps who went into the Promised Land but they had no courage? “Well – they now have competition.” (He then lists their names). Here are some of his follower’s comments:
“They just flushed their career down the drain.”
“Every single one of them need to be aggressively primaried”
“Hope they enjoy their shortened career.”
“They betrayed our president”
“Just pray we have an election in 2020”
Garlow also shared this post on Facebook from a “friend”:
Today is a day that will live in infamy. One of the greatest Presidents of all time, probably top 10 and certainly the greatest since Reagan, was for the second time the victim of a purely petty, partisan, pathetic, vindicate and groundless impeachment. That Trump has endured 4 years of illegal investigations, spying, lying and corruption and then had the election stolen in the most blatant and obvious fashion and HE is attacked for the VERY things they have done for the last 5 years! It is truly breathtaking and history will show that Trump was correct and that the Left, the Media, and the pathetic spineless RINO’s are the most shameful group of corrupt cowards ever to stain the floors of our Capitol. These are the 10 Republican lawmakers who supported the move to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection”
Again, this post drew some interesting comments, including:
“Disgraceful and utterly absurd. The evil in the hearts of men is actually beyond my comprehension in this current day.”
“Well, they are soon going to regret their act of treason. They need to repent quickly.”
“Definitely top 10 and I would say top 5!! Republicans who voted to impeach, NOTED.”
“I hope every single one of them is voted out. They are nothing better than traitors”
“Not just spineless. Traitorous.”
Robert Jeffress had a run-in with Illinois GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger. In a now deleted tweet, Kinginger wrote: “I believe there’s a huge burden now on pastors and clergy who openly spread the conspiracies of a stolen election, like @robertjeffress @beholdIsrael @FranklinGraham among many others, to admit their mistakes and lead their flocks out of darkness to truth.” Jeffress claimed he never said the election was “stolen.” (This is true. Although he came close). Jeffress, always ready to turn the other cheek, responded:
And Kinzinger’s response:
Jeffress’s exchange with the congressman seems to have re-empowered him. He was back on the Lou Dobbs show on FOX News last night to defend Trump’s legacy. Jeffress doesn’t regret a thing about his support of Trump and calls the twice-impeached, insurrection-inciting leader the greatest president in his lifetime. He talks about an “axis of evil” that tried to take Trump down and tells Dobbs to keep exposing the “darkness” and “lies” that are “sure to come” in the Biden administration.
Ralph Reed just can’t seem to let go. Trump lost. Loeffler lost. Perdue lost. This is a pretty risky thing to say in light of January 6, 2021. Does Reed really think that Biden’s inaugural will not be “marred by violent protests?”
Like Jim Garlow, Gary Bauer also turned to Facebook to call out the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Here are some of the comments from his followers after he shared this Washington Examiner article:
“Remember that next Election Day; oh, I forgot–there will never be a fair election again.”
“They are so blind and deaf, they are Democrats in wolfs clothing, I call for them to be removed/recalled and even kicked out of the GOP”
“praying for their hearts and eyes to be lifted up to Jesus to bring healing and deliverance from deception and unbelief…”
“Satan worked on their emotions and won. Their hearts were hardened.”
“Wicked doesn’t even describe what they have done and will continue to do. The evil devils in the demonkkkrat (sic) party along with their friends the liberal activists in the media have no qualms about using and abusing some one else for power.”
A moderate Democrat and devout Roman Catholic will be inaugurated President of the United States on January 20, 2021 and James Dobson believes that “America and Western Civilization will never be the same.” Here is a taste of his monthly newsletter:
The Left has now achieved ultimate power in the White House, in the House of Representatives, and in the Senate. Consequently, as I warned in December, there will be no checks and balances within our system of government. The most radical ideas promoted by President Joe Biden and his majority party will be enacted. We can infer from what they have told us that the years ahead will bring more regulation, less freedom, more taxation, less religious liberty, more socialism, less democracy, more funds for abortion, less support for the sanctity of human life, less funding for the military, more illegal immigration, more restrictions on speech, less patriotism, more wasteful spending, less support for families, more regulations on business, more appeasement of China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea, less support for the electoral college, trillions more dollars for climate nonsense, more LGBTQ propaganda, less moral compunction, more governmental corruption, less oversight of elections, more “cancel culture,” fewer police officers, more gun control, and less government of the people, by the people and for the people. We can also anticipate quick passage of the horrendous “Equality Act.” You might want to keep track of these items as they occur. This is just the beginning.
America and Western civilization will never be the same, because it is not possible to back up on a freeway. Once radical changes are implemented, they will become ensconced in law and culture. I am most concerned about what all this means for the next generation. Children are extremely vulnerable to leftist curricula in the public schools. Specifically, I am worried about parental rights and the legality of home schooling. It is the only protection for kids.
In conclusion, I will let you interpret this Franklin Graham tweet:
I am not one to criticize people’s prayers, but what Metaxas does here deserves some interpretation.
I am not sure what to call a prayer to God premised upon the belief in a false conspiracy theory.
The Metaxas’s introduction to the prayer, and the prayer itself, is filled with words of victimization. Metaxas complains about losing his Twitter feed and getting criticized by The New York Times. Is losing one’s social media accounts for promoting a false conspiracy theory the mark of religious persecution? Metaxas speaks like he is now part of an underground evangelical congregation in Stalin’s Russia. He says that he and the other Trump evangelicals are experiencing “oppression.”
Metaxas reaffirms his belief that it was probably Antifa who invaded the U.S. capitol last week. He says that liberals have “seized on” the insurrection “in the same way the Nazis seized on the Reichstag fire to use it as a way to demonize their political opponents, an incredibly wicked thing.”
Metaxas reaffirms his belief that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. He repeats several debunked stories.
Metaxas really believes that when he prays against the Democrats and the Left he is praying against satanic evil.
I’ve written this before, but I believe Metaxas is under the delusion that he is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer of this generation. (By the way, that makes two court evangelicals who believe this. The other is Johnnie Moore). At one point he prays that God would help his fellow evangelicals to have “the courage” of Bonhoeffer and the early Christian martyrs who “went to their deaths singing hymns.” I will be praying tonight that some crazy pro-Trump evangelicals do not show-up at the inauguration with hymn books to “courageously” die in order to help God answer Metaxas’s prayer.
Metaxas prays for a miracle to take place between now and January 20. He doesn’t specifically mention the nature of the miracle, but everyone watching this prayer meeting knows he is praying for a second Trump term.
The days of the Trump court evangelicals are ending. Right now the big question is whether their king will make it to January 20. The House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump today. Ten members of Trump’s own party voted to impeach him, making this the most bipartisan impeachment in U.S. history. We are now waiting to see how the Senate will respond.
The court evangelicals do not usually respond to current events in real time, but there a few things to report.
The Twitter feed at the Falkirk Center at Liberty University is saying nothing about the impeachment or the insurrection. The feed is filled with tweets about free speech.
Jenna Ellis believes conservative principles are founded on God’s word. (I assume she believes “liberal” principles are not). The verses she quotes in tweet below are all about paying “evil” with “evil.” So apparently she believes that the impeachment of Donald Trump was a form of evil. Ellis wants you to think she is taking the high road here, but she is really manipulating scripture to take yet another shot at her enemies. I don’t expect to see tweets of love toward Joe Biden anytime soon.
Blessed are those who lose their Twitter and Facebook feeds for promoting conspiracy theories:
Richard Land is preaching moral equivalence:
Jim Garlow is still holding his “election integrity” prayer meetings:
Today on his Facebook page, Garlow wrote: “The House of Representatives vote. Despicable.”
Robert Jeffress is gearing-up for Sunday morning:
What does White mean by this tweet?:
Actually, forgiveness, redemption, and restoration begins with taking a hard look at the mistakes of the past:
It’s been a very ugly week in America. By this time next week, Donald Trump may be the only United States president to have been impeached twice. We are getting more and more disturbing images and videos from Wednesday’s invasion of the U.S. Capitol. Here is one of the latest:
On Parler and Facebook, Eric Metaxas shared an article suggesting that the insurrectionists were not Trump supporters, but members of Antifa.
Metaxas is a fellow at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center. The center’s Twitter feed is rallying the troops:
What, does the Falkirk Center mean by the “power of the Gospel?” Is the tweet below a reference to the transforming power of the good news of Jesus Christ or the power of Trumpism? Is the Falkirk Center asking followers to plant seeds of faith or seeds of Christian nationalism?
Thousands of Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol and court evangelical journalist David Brody and David Barton crony Rick Green are playing the moral equivalency card. “But what about the Democrats!?” Sorry David Brody, the Democrats did not storm the seat of American government.
Brody, the star newsman at the Christrian Broadcasting Network, believes that Trump has “united the country.” You can’t make this stuff up:
David Barton, the GOP activist who uses the past to promote his political agenda, retweeted Kentucky representative Thomas Massie. Barton and Massie believe that Twitter’s decision to ban Trump was the most “dystopian” thing that happened this week.
Jack Hibbs believes Twitter’s decision to ban Donald Trump is a violation of the First Amendment. Last night he wrote: “If it seems like the first amendment and the Constitution has been abolished it’s probably because it has. The Church is next.” Not really. Twitter is private company. They can ban anyone they want to ban. Also, Twitter has no power to “abolish” the Church.
Hibbs was in Washington D.C. on the day of the insurrection. Why would an evangelical pastor from California be in Washington D.C. on January 6? How is showing-up at a pro-Trump rally part of Hibbs’s pastoral vocation? He believes that the insurrectionists were members of Antifa. He claims that the rioters at the Capitol on Wednesday were “of the same spirit” as the British who invaded Washington in the War of 1812. Both groups, Hibbs says, want to “destroy our Judeo-Christian nation.”
Finally, Hibbs says that “freedom is always purchased with blood…liberty and freedom is a bloody work…Jesus went to the cross and bled for our freedom from sin.” He then compares Jesus’s death to the “blood and sacrifice” of people who died to create the United States and broke rank with” a tyrannical government. Earlier in his little speech, Hibbs extolled the evangelical pastors who promoted liberty from their pulpits during the American Revolution. These pastors mixed American liberty and Christian liberty and, in the process, manipulated the teachings of the Bible to advance their political agenda. I wrote about this extensively in Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction. Hibbs is doing the exact same thing here. Finally, Hibbs reminds his followers that he embraces a dispensationalist, pre-millennial, pre-tribulational eschatology.
Jim Garlow, another court evangelical who appeared on this television show with Hibbs, said that Hibbs has “brilliant insights.” Garlow compared the insurrectionists with the civil rights movement. Watch here.
Robert Jeffress says that when the insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol they were committing a “sin against God.” He calls for peace and unity, but says nothing about the fact that he provided cover for Trump during his entire presidency. Jeffress never uttered a negative word about the man. He is one of the many evangelicals responsible for what happened at the Capitol this week.
Many court evangelicals want to move beyond Trump’s assault on American democracy. They prefer to attack a private tech company:
Tony Perkins, who has built his entire career scaring evangelicals into believing that liberals are taking away their “rights,” tweets a quote from Peter Marshall:
John Hagee believes that the insurrection on Wednesday marks the “advent of the New World Order”:
Earlier today, I wrote about some of the highlights of the last ten days. I mentioned the Nashville bombing, Trump’s handling of end of the year legislation, the president’s continued attempts at overturning the 2020 president election, and the support he is now receiving from at least twelve U.S. senators. Read that post here. It provides the necessary context for this post.
So what have the court evangelicals had to say since our last update on December 24, 2020?
The Falkirk Center at Liberty University, ground zero for evangelical conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, is getting heat from the Liberty student body. As of December 30, 400 Liberty students and recent graduates have signed a petition calling for the university to close the Falkirk Center. The petition states: “We are also concerned that the Falkirk Center has become a gateway for many wolves in sheep’s clothing–people who claim Christ’s name because it is convenient for their personal or political gain.” It specifically calls out Falkirk “fellows” Eric Metaxas, Allie Beth Stuckey, Sebastian Gorka, Jenna Ellis, Ryan Helfenbein, and co-founder Charlie Kirk.
The petition is similar to what I wrote about the Falkirk Center in a Religion News Service piece on September 9, 2020.
The Falkirk Center’s social media feeds did not address the petition. They continued to double-down on abortion, church closings due to COVID-19, and “socialism.” Perhaps this tweet was meant as a subtle response to the petition:
Charlie Kirk, the founder of the Liberty University Falkirk Center, did not mention the student petition, but defended Trump’s veto of the Defense Authorization Act on the grounds that it would rename military bases named after Confederate leaders:
Kirk believes that Josh Hawley’s decision to object to the Electoral College votes is a sign of courage:
He is also attacking Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensberger for his refusal to “find votes” for Trump:
And yes, he still believes that the Democrats stole the election:
Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis was still claiming that election fraud is real:
According to Ellis, those who claim Trump lies are engaging in some kind of leftist philosophy about the definition of words:
The election was rigged and everyone who loves the Constitution knows it:
Don’t concede. Never concede:
Jenna is working for the Lord:
All she has done is part of the sovereign will of God:
And in good “Christian” form she is bragging about advancing her career as she trashes someone else’s career:
But at least she will keep speaking truth and reminding everyone that she is trending on Twitter:
Are Liberty University Falkirk Center fellows allowed to drink beer?
Another Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow, Eric Metaxas, continued to claim that “the election was stolen.” He describes the 2020 election as the equivalent of “stabbing Lady Liberty in the throat,” “murdering Uncle Sam,” and “desecrating all the young men who died for liberty over the centuries.” Metaxas believes that if Joe Biden gets inaugurated on January 20, 2021 it will be a “miracle.” Biden, Metaxas says, “was involved in one of the most wicked, treasonous acts in the history of the greatest nation in the world.” Watch here (after the five minute mark).
In other court evangelical news:
Self-proclaimed prophet Lance Wallnau is worried that Biden and Harris will “rule” America:
It is all a spiritual battle for “rulership on earth”:
On Wallnau’s Facebook page he says that we are “in the spiritual fight of our lifetime” and we are entering a week that will “change America.” His source is Trump election fraud lawyer Sidney Powell. He believes that any member of Congress up for election in 2022 should be protesting the Electoral College results on January 6. Christians must “enlarge their presence” to make sure Trump stays in office.
Court evangelical journalist David Brody believes journalism is dead.
But apparently good journalism continues to live at the Christian Broadcasting Network. This is some hard-hitting stuff from Brody:
This next tweet may be true. But it says more about evangelicals than Trump:
Brody gives a signal boost to violence on January 6:
Garlow also engaged in a Twitter debate over who is the “adult” in the Senate:
Robert Jeffress continued to remain quiet on election fraud. He is back to his usual talking points about the Democrat “administration of death.” There is an interesting and ironic part of this interview in which Jeffress criticizes liberal Protestants for getting too political.
Gary Bauer is doing what Trump court evangelicals do:
The number of the president’s advisers and friends is getting smaller and smaller by the day. We are now in a race to January 20, 2020 and are all hoping the lame duck president does nothing stupid. As I type, David Gergen is on CNN saying that this is the “most dangerous point of the Trump presidency.”
Meanwhile, the folks at the Liberty University Falkirk Center are still fighting for the president. They are still talking about “standing on truth.” This is getting embarrassing. What “line” are they holding? What “stand” are they taking? They support a president who pardons murderers and crooks, cannot tell the truth, vetoes aid to suffering Americans, and is trying to undermine the presidential election. Is this standing up for the Gospel? Really?
Humility and repentance? Seriously? Have you read your Twitter feeds lately?
Charlie Kirk is the founder of the Liberty University Falkirk Center. He is upset about the COVID-19 relief bill and wants the government to give more money to the American people. I think Kirk and the Democratic Party may have found some common ground. I am sure Nancy Pelosi would love Kirk’s help in getting more cash to ordinary Americans.
Kirk is saying nothing about Trump’s veto of the bipartisan defense bill. Trump vetoed the bill because it would provide the funds necessary to rename ten military bases currently named for Confederate leaders.
Jenna Ellis, a fellow at the Liberty University Falkirk Center, is also in favor of more government spending on the stimulus. Maybe she should be working for Pelosi instead of Trump.
Eric Metaxas is in legal trouble. But he is still pushing the election fraud narrative. He claims that there are “forces at work that are as wicked as we have ever seen” and Americans don’t truly understand “evil.” Then he compares anyone who “looks the other way” on this so-called “election fraud” to the “evil” of the Chinese communists. “If you can’t take this seriously,” Metaxas says, “I can’t take you seriously.” He says that unless Biden is stopped “we cannot move forward as a country” because God is on Trump’s side. He knows a Trump victory is “God’s will.” Watch:
Lance Wallnau also believes God is on Trump’s side:
Court evangelical David Brody interviews Metaxas. Metaxas thinks Trump will win because “more and more Americans” believe the election is rigged. This is interview clarifies the nature of Metaxas’s mission right now. He wants to instill enough doubt and fear in the minds and hearts of ordinary evangelicals so that they do something to stop Biden’s inauguration. What will happen when the Senate certifies the vote of the Electoral College on January 6 and when Biden is inaugurated on January 20. Does that mean he was wrong about God’s will? Will he call for an insurrection–a holy war of sorts?
Brody also interviewed Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker of the House believes the Democrats stole the election, but the legal team needs to do a better job:
In this tweet Brody makes it sound like he is either waiting for the rapture or a strong weather system:
Christmas is tomorrow, but David Barton is still fighting over the Thanksgiving. In this piece, he tries to argue that there are two Americas. One has its roots in Jamestown and slavery and the other has its roots in the Pilgrims and liberty. And, of course, he calls us to follow the example of the Pilgrims. (Of course he fails to note that much of the theology the Pilgrims brought to America influenced pro-slavery ideas in the 19th century). This reminds me of when Barton was on the Eric Metaxas show and said that both Jamestown and Plymouth were “Christian” colonies, but only Plymouth was “biblical.”
Former Minnesota congressperson Michelle Bachmann will lead the Pat Robertson School of Government at Regent University. She is hoping to expand the university’s “biblical worldview.” Tony Perkins is very excited about it:
Jack Hibbs supports the president’s decision to veto the stimulus package:
Went to vote today 12/21/2020 early voting and while standing in line; a white car parks across the street in front of Island’s Library on Whitemarsh Island, GA in front of voting entrance. The car is not in a parking space and the driver had on the emergency blinking lights. They rushed to the voting area door and went inside. I took a picture of their car when I noticed it had a Florida tag. A few minutes they returned with a green plastic container. They opened their trunk and then went to the back seat of the car and removed bags that looked like empty suitcases and put them in the trunk. One lady grabbed a small bag that had writing on it saying “Secure the Vote”. They packed the green plastic container, put it in the car and drove off. They could be legitimate but I was left wondering after I enlarged the picture of the container and it said, “Absentee ballots to be processed”. Tell me if you are suspicious?
Robert Jeffress is on Fox News giving leadership advice, praising Trump for his leadership, and attacking Biden. He calls Trump “President Trump” and he calls Biden “Joe.”
Franklin Graham praises Newt:
Finally, I am struck today by how the Twitter feeds of the court evangelicals are filled with tweets about Christmas miracles interspersed, almost seamlessly, with election fraud tweets. This is sad. Because these Christian men and women are enabling the worst president of the United States. This president’s immorality and shamelessness make Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, and Richard Nixon look like saints.
The waning days of the Trump presidency are upon us. It seems like more and more of Trump’s supporters are accepting this reality, but the president has not. Over the weekend Trump met with Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Sidney Powell and Peter Navarro to talk about how to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Meanwhile, outgoing Attorney General William Barr said, once again, that there was no election fraud.
Russia is attacking the United States. But Trump, who rarely reads intelligence briefs, thinks it is China. Barr believes it is Russia. So does Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. So does just about every other else.
More and more people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Trump could take credit for this vaccine and thus end his presidency with what Mitt Romney recently described as a “victory lap.” But why would Trump do this when he can get the old gang back together (Bannon, Flynn, Giuliani) and try to overturn the 2020 presidential election?
The Liberty University Falkirk Center is fighting to the end. Jerry Falwell Jr. might be out at the Christian university, but his legacy at Liberty University lives on through the Twitter feeds of Charlie Kirk, Jenna Ellis, Eric Metaxas, Sebastian Gorka, and others.
Ignore public health officials:
Apparently everything is open on Liberty University’s campus:
Earlier today, I posted about Charlie Kirk’s election fraud claims. Either Kirk knows nothing about basic civics or he is deliberately lying in order to deceive his followers.
Russians are hacking the U.S. government and Trump remains silent. Thousands of people died today from COVID-19 and Trump remains silent (except when he takes credit for the vaccine in a tweet about the stock market).
Meanwhile, Trump continues to raise money on his election fraud claims. Today I received e-mails urging me to “reject socialism,” enter a raffle for a signed MAGA hat, claim (with a donation) my “free Christmas gift,” order my Trump Christmas ornament, and help stop Biden from overturning Trump’s “accomplishments,”
Many of Trump’s most ardent Christian supporters–the court evangelicals–are carrying water for this lame duck president. Let’s see what they have said since our last update.
The gang at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center remain Trump’s most vocal Christian defenders.
Hundreds of thousands have died of COVID-19 and a “think tank” at a Christian college is questioning the “expertise” of scientists and doctors:
While everyone is complaining about the “war on Christmas,” the Falkirk Center is engaged in the war on Mother’s Day and Father’s day. It almost makes one wonder if the Center owns stock in greeting card companies.
Pastors who follow science, public health professionals, and state governments are “submitting to power hungry tyrants.”
Charlie Kirk, the co-founder of the Falkirk Center, tells his followers to ignore Anthony Fauci:
Charlie forgets that Tom Paine wrote Common Sense at a Planet Fitness:
Kirk continues to undermine the democratic process with his unprovable election fraud claims:
And let’s not forget Liberty University Falkirk Center fellow and Trump election fraud lawyer Jenna Ellis:
She is still quoting scripture:
And in other court evangelical news:
Sometimes God gives a prophet “corrections”:
Wallnau is not happy with Beth Moore. On Wednesday he shared this Facebook post from someone named Johnny Enlow:
Response to Beth Moore’s Tweet of Dec 13, 2020 (Twitter@BethMooreLPM)
Beth Moore, I was sent your tweet this morning and you wanted to hear from fellow leaders. Your rebuke was public so therefore this too is public. My goal is that this be an entreaty more than a counter rebuke. Now, I pray you will listen to a fellow leader. To acknowledge and recognize that God’s key governmental instrument is President Trump is not “Trumpism”. Nor is it denying Jesus any preeminent place. The reason God has Cyrus’s and Davids and Esthers and Moses’s and Pauls and Elijahs and Gideons and Joshuas etc. etc. is because He uses human instruments. If I applied your logic to your very ministry I could conclude that you are unnecessary to give a message because Jesus as King will take care of it. You seemingly have faith for Him to handle all governmental matters personally without need of an instrument but not religious or spiritual matters. I think it self-evident He would not call us the “salt” of the earth and the “light” of the world if He as King Jesus would handle everything.
What if King Jesus has Himself sanctioned and raised President Trump as His key instrument at this time? Would it not be an egregious offense before Him for a leader in the Body of Christ such as yourself to not recognize that reality because of some personal wound, grudge, blindness or preference? And worse to then encourage other leaders towards similar mutiny equivalent? What if some leaders in Moses’ day would have reached out to the people and messaged “We have no need to follow Moses! We must only follow God? God will open the Red Sea before us whether we honor or follow Moses or not”. Would that “zeal for Jesus” have been looked upon kindly by God? I think not. It would be a zeal devoid of wisdom. Apply that to every Biblical character of renown that God used as His key instrument. Israel repeatedly faced judgment for ignoring who God had sent as His key instrument. That was true all the way into the New Testament. The Pharisees could not receive Jesus Himself because of their “zeal for God”. They disrespected the instrument God sent because He was not in the package they expected- and He was actually God Himself! Would not anyone championing “God” above honoring the leader this very God had chosen– actually be in rebellion to God?
Beth, I must tell you that as much as I have respected your ministry to the Body of Christ for many years that this is where you find yourself today. You not only are in resistance to God’s instrument of choice of the hour but you are using the very platform God has given you to champion foolishness against God. While there may or may not be “Trumpism” the actual reason there is so much passion in the Body of Christ towards President Trump and what he is fighting for, is because there are millions of believers in this nation discerning God’s will and His instrument of deliverance for our nation. You have done them and the Body of Christ and the general populace itself a great disservice by calling their proper discernment into account. May you back down from your self-righteous stand and properly discern the day and the hour we are in. May the accountability you have projected onto leaders in the Body of Christ be properly felt by you, yourself, as it is serious. –Johnny Enlow
Court evangelical journalist David Brody interviewed new Christian convert and convicted felon Roger Stone:
Eric Metaxas is explaining his “controversial” comments at Saturday’s Jericho March. He tries to separate himself from Alex Jones, his anti-Catholic remarks, and his blatant plugs for the My Pillow Guy.” He also mentions Rod Dreher’s criticism of his appearance at the Jericho March. Rule of thumb: when you need a ten minute segment to clarify your statements, something might be wrong.
He also addresses those criticizing him on Twitter about his belief in election fraud. He specifically mentions Karen Swallow Prior, Kevin Mattingly, and Rod Dreher. He says that their criticism is wrong and “sloppy.” Then he tries to compare the Jericho March with the Civil Rights Movement.
Here are some of the comments on these Metaxas videos:
None of this is okay! Biden is NOT OUR PRESIDENT!!! I will NEVER ACCEPT BIDEN OR HARRIS!!!
Joe Biden and his campaign TOOK IT BY STEALING so they had to physically “show” that he was “President elect” with signs lol because they themselves know it is fraudulent! Their guilt shows EVERY SINGLE DAY!
He calls himself President Elect. He also announced publicly that he and others put together the most comprehensive voter fraud organization in the history of America. Which of these statements is true?
We need to be in a position that we are standing in Faith and we’re not giving up! Don’t let them see us sweat! God got this! This is not over!
I don’t understand why people are “moving on” from this or letting it slide. Ignoring it. Not standing up to obvious fraud. It makes my heart so sad. Justice and honesty are not being honored. And all the people who voted and put in the effort to abide by the rules have been dismissed. It’s so disrespectful of our nation and our principles. And the implication that anyone who won’t let it go is somehow wrong or imbalanced. I so appreciate your attitude towards this. And the people who are involved. Speaking the truth in love. Bless you bless you bless you.
I absolutely 100% agree with you. But Biden doesn’t have have a decent bone in his body. And doesn’t care if all of American thinks he is a lier and crook, which he most obviously is.
Don’t forget the pastors of the 1700s who were key in the founding of this nation!
Eric, this is part of persecution because we are standing up for Righteousness, Truth, Freedom, and Justice. Persecution will be heavier but remember that you are doing the right thing in the eyes of the Lord. Jesus also said, the world hated Him therefore the world will hate you so count that as a blessing (paraphrase) Matt 5:10. Just a few nights ago, I had a dream and a man in my dream spoke loudly and distinctly the word PERSECUTION. I knew God was showing me to be prepared for it. So be prepared and be blessed for standing on the side withJesus! Paul says in 2Corn 12:10, for Christ, he delights in hardships and persecution.
I am stunned people do not want to see or know the truth. We have Forensic research stating Dominion machines have a 68% error rate. Thousands of affidavits from American citizens. Video of fraud taking place. Why should we accept their fraud. NO and HELL NO!
Jim Garlow shames all evangelicals who did not vote for Trump. They are all baby-killers, socialists, freedom-haters, anti-marriage, totalitarians, and opponents of religious freedom. Here is what he wrote this week at his Facebook page:
81% of evangelicals voted for life in the womb, the sacredness of authentic marriage, for Israel, for choice-based economics/ free market, a job expanding employment which produced the greatest socioeconomic lift to minorities ever recorded …and for liberty and freedom.
But 14% of so-called “evangelicals” (which used to mean Bible believing) knowingly voted for the dismemberment of babies, the destruction of biblical marriage (yesterday I posted an article about Biden appointing a transgender to high office and it was immediately removed), socialism (which inflicts staggering human pain), economic policies which result in the poor becoming a permanent and dependent underclass, an anti Israel stance (which brings God’s judgment – Genesis 12:3), for authoritarianism and totalitarianism (think Cuomo, Newsom, Whitmar, Lightfoot, Pelosi all making rules for “the deplorables” while they violated them!) and – even though the 14% of “evangelicals” were warned that it would cost us religious freedom – tyranny for those who hold to a distinctly biblical faith. Read this article carefully. Very carefully. These are the causes which 14% of so-called “evangelicals” openly supported, and helped destroy what is left of this wounded and tattered nation. At what point, will they repent?
This has little to nothing to do with specific candidates or parties per se. It is not Republicans vs Democrats. It is not Right vs Left. At its core, it is not even Trump vs Biden. It has everything to do with right vs wrong, with good vs evil. It has to do with policies. With principles. Some biblical. Others radically anti-biblical.
Where is the shame among the 14%? Where is the repentance? Look what 14% supported. I am not angry. I am sad. I grieve for them. Read the article carefully (Leftist “evangelicals” – as if there can be such a thing! – are referred to.)
I am assuming that the so-called “14%” will not be part of this (also on his FB page):
A wild question. In the midst of our national demise, is there a chance we are on the cusp of the Third Great Awakening in America? My gut feeling – and I might be totally wrong – is that the 3rd Great Awakening just MIGHT be 1.Very different from the 1st and 2nd Great Awakenings and… 2.There is a possibility – maybe – that we just MIGHT already be in it, given the massive prayer movement that is in the US – along with many other nations praying for us during this horrific time. However, we don’t yet recognize it for the revival it is, because it gets overshadowed or overridden by the political nuances since the spiritual awakening is flowing primarily out of a royally botched, fraudulent election.
In other words, prayer for “election integrity” will lead to a revival.
Robert Jeffress has been pretty quiet on the “election fraud” front. Yesterday he tweeted about Santa Claus:
Ralph Reed seems to have moved on from the presidential election. He continues to focus on the Georgia Senate run-offs:
Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally acknowledged that Joe Biden was the “President-elect of the United States of America. He also warned GOP senators to stop contesting the election.
Meanwhile, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has not said a word.
Trump continues to raise millions on his election fraud claims through his Trump Make America Great Again Committee. 75% of the money he raises can be used for his own political activity, including rallies, travel, and supporting other candidates. In other words, Trump is is building the infrastructure of a shadow presidency.
Joe Biden introduced his public health team. Donald Trump gave a COVID press conference, took credit for the COVID vaccine, and claimed victory over the virus. And then he claimed that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election.
Trump is still fighting what he believes to be election fraud. Yesterday the Supreme Court refused to hear a last-minute Pennsylvania GOP request to overturn the commonwealth’s election results. The Supreme Court rejected the request in one sentence: “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court was denied.” There was no dissent. This means that Alito, Thomas, Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett all rejected the application. Just a reminder: Trump nominated Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett.
Today Donald Trump retweeted this:
I have no idea what this tweet means in light of yesterday’s Supreme Court’s decision.
So what are Trump’s most loyal evangelical followers–the court evangelicals–saying:
Biden misspoke today and quickly correct himself. That is not good enough for Charlie Kirk, founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center:
Charlie is willing to go down with the ship. He is going to build the rest of his career on the foundation of Trumpism:
Here is Ryan Helfenbein, the director of the Liberty University Falkirk Center:
The Founding Fathers said that if the people got too much liberty they would cease to sacrifice for the common good of the nation and the republic would collapse.
Court evangelical journalist David Brody interviewed GOP national spokesperson Liz Harrington on his program “Just the News.”
Yesterday Eric Metaxas spent about 20 minutes talking about the online sale of his books. Then he moved into a segment on the upcoming Washington D.C. Jericho March on December 12. Pro-Trump evangelicals will march seven times around the U.S. Capitol Building and blow a shofar–just like the Israelites did with the city of Jericho in the Old Testament book of Joshua, chapter six. Metaxas believes that America experienced “every kind of possible fraud” in this election. He believes he is a modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He claims God will judge everyone who does not speak-up against election fraud.
Interesting tweet from Trump’s spiritual adviser:
Paula retweeted Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany yesterday:
James Dobson is praying for a GOP win in Georgia:
Franklin Graham is tweeting an election fraud piece from the Alt-right Breitbart News. He believes “forces of evil” are at work:
As I type, CNN is reporting that Donald Trump, despite his public pronouncements, knows he lost this election. But some of his most ardent evangelical supporters still believe the president was re-elected.
Today was a special day for the court evangelicals. Donald Trump called-in to Eric Metaxas’s radio show. Metaxas told the president that “Jesus is with us” in the fight over voter fraud and said that he would “be happy to die in this fight.” We blogged about this a few hours ago.
Metaxas is willing to die to save Donald Trump and the republic. But does anyone think Trump himself would lay down his life for the nation?
Let’s see what else is happening in court evangelical land today.
In a normal world, the young Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis, a spokesperson for Liberty University’ Falkirk Center, would have ruined her career by defending Trump in these voter fraud cases. Granted, she will never be able to engage an audience larger than the one made-up of Trump’s most hard-core followers, but after this is all over there will be plenty of places for her to go, and plenty of clients for her to defend, in the pro-Trump Christian universe. She is destined to spend the rest of her career in this silo.
Charlie Kirk, the co-founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, is not letting go:
Lance Wallnau interprets Kirk’s tweet:
Wallnau is also calling-out GOP senators who will not challenge “fake votes”:
What is happening now in this critical, perhaps final week in combat with forces of darkness seeking a hostile takeover of our nation. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona update. We’ve found the weakness- nervous Republican Legislators! And I give you the strategy.
Wallnau’s video praises Doug Mastriano. He also chides his followers for not praying hard enough and not praying for the right people (state legislators). He and Eric Metaxas are now the same person.
The Falkirk Center at Liberty University is promoting some of their favorite people:
It appears they will contest this election to the end. The Falkirk Center was not around in 2016, but if they were I am sure they would have said the exact same thing. ;-):
I think this means Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition believes Trump won:
Court evangelical journalist David Brody is still at it:
There are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Today it appears that Donald Trump has entered the second stage:
It appears that the court evangelicals are all at different stages in the grieving process. Let’s check in on them:
Jenna Ellis, a member of Trump’s legal team and a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, sends Thanksgiving wishes:
Charlie Kirk, the founder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, is evangelizing. Anyone who reads his Twitter feed will be led to believe that giving “your life to Christ” and embracing Trumpism are the same thing.
Two “civil wars”:
Wallnau sees the sham hearing at Gettysburg as “turning point.” He suggests that anyone who denies widespread election fraud is speaking-out against God’s prophet. I find it interesting that God only speaks through Donald Trump and the Republican Party. 🙂 If you are looking for a nice example of 7 Mountain Dominionism watch his recent video. Wallnau even finds something in the Bible about Fox News.
Here are a few of the 9.4K comments on Wallnau’s video. (All of them include original spelling):
—TRUMP WILL SERVE 4 MORE YEARS AND MANY CORRUPT WILL GO TO JAIL!!! WE WILL WITNESS THE BEST OF THE NEXT 4 YRS WERE TRUMP WILL BE MORE RADICAL AGAIN CORRUPTION BECAUSE HE HAS NOTHING TO LOOSE!!!All of us americans must stand together if we don’t our freedom will be lost forever.
—Do not be complacent..call your state legislators to fully disclose this corruption, especially in these key states, Wisconsin., Mich.Nevada, Arizona, PA., GA. God is Truth and must prevail.
—I seriously believe Trump won EVERY STATE. ALLLLLL of them.
–(Response to the above comment): Except California.. Gotta be realistic.. CA is the new Sodam & Gomorrah.
—It is time for intercessors to come boldly into our father throne room. We need to pray and intercede for our nation and President Trump.
—The world is about to see a full blown miracle. This country will be brought back form the brink of darkness
—LANCE WALLNAU IS AWESOME TEXAS PROPHET AND HE IS SPOT ON EVERY TIME IN JESUS NAME
—YES AND AMEN!!! THEY HAVE MOCKED GOD ALTOGETHER!! CAUSE BOOMERANG CURSES TO COME UOON THEM…AMEN!!
—I am really scares Just listening Biden today ! The most progressive agenda ever
—We are mighty warriors ready for war!!! God is our leader we have been called for such a time as this! Do not fall asleep for your watch!!!
Court evangelical journalist David Brody writes on Parler: “Seems to me that all of the abuse, threats and hate that @jennaellisesq is receiving is because she’s a conservative Christian woman digging for truth and leftists just can’t handle that.”
Here is another one of the Christian Broadcasting Network journalist’s posts on Parler: “Shame on the national media! They always talk about seeking truth. What a bunch of liars. The Trump campaign is trying to seek the truth and there’s plenty of evidence to investigate and yet the media just blows it all off. SHAMEFUL!”
Jack Hibbs is no longer watching Fox News:
Hibbs also retweeted Sean Hannity tweeting Trump’s outburst from earlier today:
Hibbs still believes the results from California will be overturned:
Jim Garlow has a Ph.D in historical theology from Drew University. Today he posted the following meme and wrote, “Wanna know why you can’t stay in the basement for months on end–yet have confidence u can ‘win.’ Whoever said ‘cheaters never.’ #DRETT (Democrats ruin everything they touch). A student in an 8th-grade civics class knows that elections are decided by votes, not counties.
Eric Metaxas interviews John Zmirak of James Robison’s website The Stream. They play fast and lose with American history and suggest that the Democrats in the South who instituted Jim Crow are the same Democrats today. Any first-year history major would see through these “arguments.” This is so irresponsible. Both Metaxas and Zmirak continue to grossly manipulate the past to promote their election fraud conspiracy theory. And Metaxas says that we should “fight to the death” to overturn this election just like Dietrich Bonhoeffer fought the Nazis.
Robert Jeffress has been pretty quiet of late, but he still loves Trump”
It is Thanksgiving. Yesterday Donald Trump’s legal team was in Gettysburg for an election fraud hearing. GOP state legislators hosted the event. The day included testimonies from Pennsylvanians who claimed to have witnessed voter fraud on November 3 and in the days following. Donald Trump called-in to the event. He said the 2020 election was “rigged” and claimed that he “won easily.” During the phone call he repeated false claim after false claim and conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory. He also invited these legislators to drive down to Washington to hang out with him.
Trump also issued his 2020 Thanksgiving Day proclamation. Despite Center for Disease Control recommendations, Trump told Americans to “gather” on Thanksgiving: “I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings.” The proclamation also thanks “first responders, medical professionals, essential workers, [and] neighbors.” In other words, Trump is telling Americans to gather together and spread COVID and let the health care workers deal with it.
Jenna Ellis, a member of Trump’s legal team and a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, reminds us that Pennsylvania state senator Doug Mastriano quoted Galatians 6:9 at the end of today’s hearing. (Earlier in the day he quoted John 8:36):
Ellis and Giuliani may really believe they are winning:
Ellis is an evangelical Christian and former professor at Colorado Christian University:
Charlie Kirk is Jenna Ellis’s colleague at the Liberty University’s Falkirk Center and a regular weekend speaker at pro-Trump evangelical megachurches:
Eric Metaxas has a radio show, but he is also a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center. Today he is pushing a providential view of American history and his book If You Can Keep It. (I wrote a multiple part review of this problematic book, but if you want the shorter version click here).
Metaxas is also claiming that “people are going to jail” for engaging in supposed election fraud. His online following is growing largely because he is one of the few evangelicals with a platform who is still pushing these election fraud conspiracy theories. Metaxas is still involved with the Jim Garlow “election integrity” prayer meetings where a guy with a red, white, and blue shofar plays “Taps” and “Amazing Grace.
Facebook barred Metaxas today for violating the site’s “community standards.” Apparently he thanked “My Pillow” guy Mike Lindell for bailing-out Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
Lance Wallnau is ready for the fight:
Yesterday Barack Obama made a factual statement about why so many Hispanic evangelicals voted for Trump. Obama’s comments were more analysis than condemnation and what is he says here is most likely true. Listen (second tweet in the thread):
Here is how Fox News twisted this statement:
Court evangelical Jim Garlow is also spinning this as some kind of Obama attack on Hispanic evangelicals. Here is what Garlow wrote today at his Facebook page:
Obama slamming Latino evangelicals for their views of pro-life and gay (so called) “marriage.” In other words, they are clinging to “life” and “marriage,” in much the same way we were accused by him of “clinging to our God and guns.” Disgusting comments. Trashing Hispanic God-lovers!
I am confused by this. Wouldn’t court evangelicals be happy that Hispanics are supporting Trump because of his views on abortion? How does this Obama statement “trash” Hispanic evangelicals? Doesn’t Garlow’s criticism here imply that Trump’s treatment of Hispanics at the border is correct? This is how these court evangelicals fire-up their evangelical Christian followers. This is not about logic, it’s about attacking Obama. Here are just a few of the comments Garlow received in response to the aforementioned Facebook post:
–Clearly a racist statement on Obama’s part as well as a blatant lie attributing to Trump the cages for illegal immigrants. Those cages were put there by the Obama/Biden administration.
–Liberals can’t stand anyone who believes God has given us direction on true right and wrong. This gets in the way of their playing ‘god’ and determining their own relativistic morals.
–I have NO respect or honor for that filth. Sorry he deserves nothing.
–I pray for our country- Obama is a Muslim that is only about elevating his evil agenda.
–Obama is a piece of crap. There, I said it and I mean it.
–The most corrupt President in USA history / never a friend to us / most of us (Latinos vote for Trump)
I imagine that the people who wrote these comments are also some of the people who are tuning in each night to Garlow’s regular prayer meetings for “election integrity.”
By the way, Jack Graham is also mad about this:
Not sure if John Hagee is talking about election fraud or COVID restrictions here. Probably both:
Yesterday the General Services Administration (GSA) informed Joe Biden that the transition of power from the Trump administration to the Biden administration has begun. True to form, Donald Trump wants it both ways:
More and more Republicans are speaking out against Trump’s refusal to formally concede and his legal team’s wild claims of voter fraud. Even Rush Limbaugh is mocking the Trump legal team. But some court evangelicals still, yes still, believe God will intervene.
Jenna Ellis, a spokesperson for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center and a member of Trump’s legal team, is in denial. I am guessing she is going to ride this out and hope for a career in a post-January 2020 Trumpworld. There is a lot of money to made in undermining democratic institutions. She has now reached the point where she is using her Twitter feed to lecture everyone–even conservatives–about how to interpret the law.
Charlie Kirk, one of the founders of the Liberty University Falkirk Center, didn’t say much about voter fraud today, but he is calling for a revolution of sorts:
The Falkirk Center at Liberty University is still on board with voter fraud:
And loyalty to Trump?
In this video, Wallnau mocks Chris Christie’s weight. He says that the “Left” is corrupt, but “our side” is “squeaky clean.” Wallnau doesn’t get this angry. He is desperate. The self-professed prophet even says that Georgia’s conservative governor Brian Kemp is somehow working with China to undermine the election. “In the name of Jesus,” he says, “it ain’t over yet.” His video has 131k views.
Jim Garlow is still holding prayer meetings for “U.S. Election Integrity.” This his 9th such event since Election Day.
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Joe Biden is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%. But, since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead.
This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn’t know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty “Biden – Harris” bumper stickers on our employees’ cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can’t think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change……I gave it to them. I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
Eric Metaxas devoted his show today to a blow-by-blow commentary of a Sidney Powell (Trump legal team member) interview with pro-Trump station Newsmax. He played the entire interview. Here are some themes from the show:
“If you don’t care about election fraud your head in the sand”
He rips Fox News for suggesting there was no fraud in Pennsylvania.
Metaxas says he wants his program to be a place where people can get news that is “hopeful” and “true.”
Metaxas calls Powell one of the “world’s” most “brilliant legal minds.” He says that GOP Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey is “lying to the American republic” by saying that Biden won the commonwealth. Metaxas says that “no one is speaking as clearly…and as on point as Sidney Powell.”
Metaxas says that the only way to get to the bottom of such election fraud is to “drain the swamp.” Sidney Powell is taking on the “swamp,” but “God is bigger.”
Metaxas says that his critics can “go to heck.” He claims he is fighting for a country forged by the “blood of patriots.” He adds that those involved in supposed voter fraud are “selfish pigs” trying to take down the republic. Some of these selfish pigs, he claims, are in his own political party.
Metaxas says that anyone who does not stand-up and oppose voter fraud (and share a link to Metaxas’s YouTube channel) is “complicit in a tremendous historical evil” and “God will not hold us guiltless.”
Trump and his crack legal team are still claiming election fraud. On Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote, “One might expect that when seeking a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption…that’s not what happened.” Brann dismissed the case with prejudice. This means that the Trump campaign cannot resubmit the case. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey called Brann “a longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist.”
Trump adviser and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie called Trump’s legal team, which includes Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and former Colorado Christian University professor and current Liberty University spokesperson Jenna Ellis, a “national embarrassment.
Trump still refuses to admit defeat and is not cooperating with Joe Biden on a peaceful transition of power. Most sitting GOP members of Congress are unwilling to admit that Trump lost the election and refuse to call Joe Biden “president-elect.” A national embarrassment indeed.
The court evangelicals are another group of Trump supporters clinging to hopes of an election reversal. While a few of Trump’s evangelical advisers have gone silent, a few are still praying for a miracle. Let’s check in on them:
Jack Graham is still not sure “truth” and “transparency” has prevailed:
Some of the court evangelicals are growing quiet as the Trump administration transitions (officially or not) into the Biden administration. But others are still fired-up.
Jack Graham looks like he has finally come to grips with the reality of this election. We are now living in “desperate hopelessness”:
Jack Graham calls Raphael Warnock, candidate for the U.S. Senate from Georgia, a “false teacher” based on this clip. Wow! But I am sure Graham believes Trumpism is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8).
Is Tony Perkins sending a message to evangelical Biden voters?:
Gary Bauer actually believes there were 1 million Trump supporters in Washington D.C. this weekend:
Yesterday on Parler, Eric Metaxas wrote, “Trump has won the election. It’s only a matter of time before everyone accepts that. Be patient and pray!: He shared this article from The Epoch Times.
Metaxas is devoting his whole show today to a Lou Dobbs interview with Trump and Michael Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell. Metaxas is describing this conspiracy theory about voting machines as a “Second American Revolution.”
Jim Garlow is still doing election fraud prayer meetings:
Garlow is also rallying the troops. Here is what he wrote today on his Facebook page:
STAND WITH THESE PASTORS. THEY ARE STANDING FOR YOU. NOW, YOU STAND WITH THEM. SUPPORT THEM. ATTEND CHURCHES WHERE PASTORS HAVE COURAGE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. List other pastors here who you know who are doing what is right – holding indoor, in person services – not walking in fear – who know when the govt is manipulating the culture – and are willing to love God over being “politically correct” wimps!
List other pastors who are NOT, NOT kowtowing to despotic, totalitarian leadership. Support these pastors!
(NOTE: Because of my age & weight, I take Covid seriously. Very seriously! I not scoff at the disease. I know people who have died from Covid. And two of my friends ALMOST died. I am careful. Very careful. But I don’t accept the dishonest manipulation of the numbers & the hysteria.)
The entire population should NOT be locked down because some of us (15% or so?) have vulnerabilities or comorbidites. People like me can stay at home. But NOT the entire population! That is ludicrous. The lockdowns are NOT about the disease. It is because the radical Leftist-Dem-Progressives are drunk on power. They are inebriated on their authoritarianism. And it is morally, ethically, biblically and legally wrong.
Garlow also posted a letter from Mike Huckabee to Joe Biden:
Dear Vice President Biden,
While I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I support President Trump, I have tried to be fair and stick to the issues. I even defended you on my TV program from an early personal attack, so I hope you will see that I’m not addressing you now as a partisan. It’s vitally important to put the good of the nation ahead of politics, particularly at a time like this, when events are at a tipping point and could easily spin out of control. I think you understand the need to be very cautious, from your reluctance to heed some of your supporters’ calls to declare victory.
In that spirit, I am calling on you to put partisanship and political ambition aside and join President Trump in demanding an impartial investigation into the very disturbing allegations of voter irregularities and fraud in Tuesday’s election.
Surely you must realize that some of the election officials’ actions and unbelievable poll results (202% turnout? Stacks of ballots that were 100% for you?) stink like a boxcar full of shrimp in the Mojave. If you do prevail without resolving these issues, your Administration will go down in history with a permanent black mark of cheating on it, whether it’s true or not. Imagine what you would say if, in a close state, 130,000 ballots all marked for Trump were suddenly dropped off from a Ferrari in the dead of night, as has been alleged in Detroit.
You ran for office on a promise to be a healer and uniter; to be a President of all the people, even those who didn’t support you; and to restore honor, integrity and honesty to the White House. Do you really think that’s likely if you take power under this dark cloud of suspicion? Even after 60 years, the memory of JFK’s legacy is still stained by a mere accusation of mob-stuffed ballot boxes securing his victory.
Also, think back on how much grief your side has given President Trump for the past four years, with the constant attacks and attempts to block his every action. The “resistance” movement justified its rabid opposition by claiming Trump was an “illegitimate” President, on no other grounds than that he didn’t win the popular vote (which, having run yourself three times, you know is meaningless) and “Russian collusion,” for which not a scrap of evidence could be found.
Now, imagine dealing with over 63 million furious Trump supporters and a GOP Senate (and after 2022, possibly a GOP House) who have a very convincing case that the race and their right to choose their own leaders were stolen from them. Their “resistance” will make what Trump dealt with look like a cake walk. These aren’t just some underemployed sociology majors. They’re the people who actually make the country run: farmers, ranchers, truckers, firefighters, police and construction workers.
If you really want to prove that you will bring honesty and integrity to the White House, and that you will represent all Americans, then you must join us in demanding a thorough and impartial investigation of these highly suspicious voting irregularities and refuse to declare victory until Americans have been assured that the vote was honest, that all their ballots were counted and that none were negated by illegal ballots. The people’s faith in the integrity of our elections is more important than the ambitions of either party.
Speaking as a Republican and strong Trump partisan, I promise that if the investigation proves that you won legitimately, then I will congratulate you on your win and accept the loss gracefully. But in all sincerity, I am concerned that if you do not take a stand now to insist on fair and legal elections, then you may eventually win the office, but it will be a bitter prize that will rip this nation apart, bring you more problems than you can imagine, and brand you in history as a President who took office under a cloud of suspicion that will never be removed.
I can’t think of a better illustration of Jesus’ question in Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Court evangelical journalist David Brody is hoping:
This is rich. The Liberty University Falkirk Center, an organization built around the idea that Christians are suffering at the hands of the “liberal” or “socialist” state, is posting about victimhood. You can’t make this stuff up.
Wait. It gets even better. Here is a tweet about how the need for self-affirmation” leads to people to “stray from objective morality.” This pro-Trump organization does not seem to see the irony.
Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center is also claiming that 1 million Trump supporters were in D.C. this weekend. And then he connects the rally to voter fraud.
It is pretty hard to hear a court evangelical like Falkirk Center spokesperson Jenna Ellis talk about “truth.” (And in all caps nonetheless!)
Ellis also tweeted this.
You gotta love Sexton. He’s an Amherst College political science major named “Buck,” but he loves the welders and plumbers. I guess humanities degrees are fine for people from first and second tier colleges.
Many court evangelicals are upset that Fox News host Neil Cavuto cut away from Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany after she made claims, with no proof, that the Democratic Party rigged the election. Here is Lance Wallnau:
Here is more Wallnau:
Here is Wallnau on his Facebook page today: “Thank you to Mitch McConnell for standing up for President Trump and pushing to count every legal vote. Where are all the other Republicans?”
Yesterday on his Facebook page, Metaxas posted a letter from “one of the heroic leaders of the underground church in China. There is a lot we could say about this letter, but I was struck by this writer’s claim that God has a special purpose for the United States that is directly related to the protection of Israel.
Subject: America under God’s grace
Dear beloved prayer partners:
As the fierce spiritual battle continues in our nation, I am certain that many of you are intensely praying for our nation and the world. After going through an intense spiritual battle in my spirit for several days, I finally regained the sense of freedom in my spirit. I am prompted to share the utterance in my spirit with you. As Apostle Paul instructed us, I want you to carefully examine and discern what I am sharing, and pray with me if your spirit agrees with my words.
1. Righteousness and justice will soon prevail in America.
2. Satan’s hidden agenda to destroy America will be soon exposed, and God’s people will be released from the bondage of his lies.
3. From the beginning of this year, one resounding voice in my spirit has been noticeably clear, “God will swiftly change everything.”
4. God will heal our nation and unite His remnants for His plan for the world.
5. At the return of our Lord, we will be united with the Lord Jesus Christ and rule with him. The Lord is training us now to be a fair and righteous judge for the time that we will rule with Him. In court, a good judge will not get emotionally involved with the case, but carefully and fairly examine all the facts from the testimonies of both contestants before drawing a final verdict.
Satan, in his cunning wisdom, is manipulating the current political situation in America to divide the nation and the church. The love and hate over one man have even divided His church. This situation is just as people are pushed into a football match. But I believe the Lord does not want us to be a player in this match; Rather, He wants us to be a fair and righteous judge to analyze the situation for the wise verdict by drawing wisdom from heaven. He is training us.
6. When God had established America for the divine purpose in 1776, He already had a plan how He would end this nation. I believe God will protect and preserve America with the founding principles till the very end. America has been serving God’s purpose to preserve all prophecies in the Old Testament and the Revelation. From the revolutionary war to Civil War to Industrial War to World War I and II to Korean War to Vietnam War to Fall of Berlin Wall to the War against Globalization, in every critical turning point, God has divinely led this nation into victory. I pray, even in the end time, that America will not go under the control of world governance under the Antichrist but remain strong to protect Israel until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7. I pray for 100,000,000 American souls to repent and run into the Lord Jesus Christ. And the church must be ready for the coming mighty move of God by tearing down the demonic barriers between denominations, organizations, and even local churches in every community; Furthermore, the church will need to restore the Apostolic and Prophetic ministries, which are accountable to the local churches, in every city church level.
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We have prayed for the Seven Sins of America during our recent 21 Days Prayer for America. I would like to urge you to pray continuously for these prayer subjects.
Metaxas believes the evidence of election fraud is “coming out” and he is telling his audience that Michigan and Wisconsin might “flip” to Trump. He is certain that Trump will win and he warns his listeners to expect riots once Trump is declared the next president.
He also had Michelle Bachmann on the program from Plymouth, Massachusetts. The former congresswoman is speaking at an event to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Compact. I don’t have the time to debunk all of the claims in this video, but I would encourage you to look at my book Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction.
Plimoth Patuxet, the living history museum that tells the story of the Plymouth Colony, is not supporting Bachmann’s event. The Leyden Preservation Group, an organization that promotes a “providential view of history,” is behind it. We also learn that Metaxas has a movie in the works based on his seriously flawed bookIf You Can Keep It.
Bachman is also “all-in” on the election fraud narrative
This one is particularly rich. Court evangelical journalist David Brody talks with Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany about how Biden’s celebrations were not held in accordance with Center for Disease Control guidelines. Seriously? Have you seen a Trump rally? It is also worth noting that Brody’s show is called “Just the News.”
Richard Land seems to have it all figured out:
Land does not believe in systemic racism:
Mike Pompeo believes there will be a “smooth transition” to Trump’s second term and Jack Hibbs loves it:
Jim Garlow found more evidence of a Democratic conspiracy to steal the election :-):
Garlow is also bringing Jesus into it. He posted this today on his Facebook page:
About one hour ago, Robert Jeffress told Lou Dobbs on Fox News that the 2020 presidential election is “far from over.” Jeffress said the God requires Christians to “act justly, and that includes in elections as well.”
Micah 6:8 says: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Earlier today Jim Garlow hosted another election fraud prayer meeting:
Court evangelical journalist David Brody is retweeting Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. He retweeted all these McEnany tweets:
Biden is winning Michigan by more than 130,000 votes. Yet Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center demands a recount:
Charlie Kirk does not seem to understand that a lot of Americans live in cities:
He is also getting pretty desperate:
And what is a court evangelical roundup without Eric Metaxas? In this video he not only claims that there was election fraud, but that the Democratic Party deliberately planned it. “When the smoke clears,” Metaxas says, “Trump will be re-elected as president.”
In this interview, Metaxas and his guest John Smirak go after Rick Santorum and The National Review for questioning Trump’s claim of election fraud. Smirak says that never-Trumpers are just Republicans who want to be invited to “liberal’s cocktail parties where there might be some cute girls.” Watch:
Consider the Facebook page of court evangelical Jim Garlow, the guy who held a ZOOM prayer meeting last night against election fraud. (Read our previous posts about Garlow here).
As more and more votes come in for Biden, court evangelicals like Garlow, Paula White, and others are praying and fasting to stop the Biden surge, which they believe is the work of Satan.
Here is what Garlow postedon his Facebook pageafter Trump delivered this speech:
Way to go Mr President. Proud of you. You are 100% right. Fight on. The stories of fraud are replete. The dishonesty needs to be exposed. This goes to the courts. Discerning and spiritually mature people, fast and pray – for truth, righteousness, justice and holiness.
He then posted these pictures:
And then this afternoon he wrote this:
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
I was in elementary school in 1960 when Mayor Richard Daley, Sr. of Chicago delivered Cook County’s manipulated and manufactured vote totals so that he could deliver a John Kennedy victory (along with the potential of Texas irregularities and a close vote there as well). That was 60 years ago, but I remember it as if it were yesterday, and can tell you in microscopic detail the events of that day.
One of the challenges that we face is that people like us are constrained by the Word of God and we would never knowingly lie, cheat or steal. The other side? Well, some (not all) don’t have those constraints. Add to that the fact that politics is a mean game. So, where are we and what is our role? PRAY AND FAST. This is not over. I do not like fasting. I like food. My waistline proves it. But some things come only by prayer and fasting.
I am calling every person who had the moral integrity and spiritual discernment to vote for babies in the womb, the sacredness of marriage, for religious liberty, for Israel, for all things good TO FAST. (In contrast, if you voted for a candidate that supported the murder of babies in the womb, legalized sodomy, men calling themselves women, shutting down churches, support of the terrorist Palestinian Authority to have its own “state,” and for all things evil, then repent.)
Why should good people fast? Here is an update:
–Trump campaign won a major legal victory in Pennsylvania.
— They had previously been denied access to count rooms in Philadelphia – now they are able to closely watch the ballot counting process.
–– In a corrupt Democrat city like this, it is highly important that our observers review ballot counting.
–Big Democrat cities are trying to steal votes from President Trump.o Trump campaign will continue to fight to ensure that every legal vote is counted.
–Trump campaign has high confidence in their ability to win Pennsylvania:o There are votes to be counted in both Philadelphia and pro-Trump counties.
–There are not enough Democrat ballots left to deliver Pennsylvania for Joe Biden.
–Campaign data shows that Trump is on track to win Arizona
–The race has narrowed considerably from yesterday, with more ballots for President Trump on the way.
–– Voting method is a large indicator of support for President Trump, even in blue counties.
— Many of these ballots are called “late early votes,” or Election Day drop-offs – the President’s voters had absentee ballots but wanted to deliver them by hand.
–-The mainstream media is coming around to the argument that President Trump is on track to win Arizona. Fox News and the AP should withdraw their call of Arizona for Joe Biden.
–– Trump campaign expects legal news from the state of Nevada to come out later today.
–The margin in Nevada is only 8,000 votes – and we are highly concerned about voter fraud.
–We will go through every ballot in Nevada to ensure that they were all legally cast.
–Trump is leading in North Carolina and Georgia and are on track to win both states.
–-President Trump promised that Democrats would try to lie, cheat, and steal, and he is right.
–His legal team is fighting to ensure the integrity of our elections.
–In Pennsylvania, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is blatantly anti-Republican. She cannot execute elections in an unbiased manner.
–The Trump campaign team has received calls from across America reporting fraud and abuse by Democrats.·
–President Trump’s tweet this morning represents a fight to ensure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal ballot is discarded.
–-States and localities should not count ballots that magically appear following Election Day.
So…where are we and what do we do? WE PRAY AND FAST. Do not back off. Contend. Condend for truth, righteousness, justice, holiness, honor and integrity. CONTEND in the spirit realm.
REMEMBER: ALL THIS POLITICAL STRUGGLE ON EARTH IS A MERE MICROCOSM OF THE MACRO-EVENT THAT IS OCCURRING IN THE HEAVENLIES BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, BETWEEN THE ANGELIC FORCES AND THE DEMONIC FORCES. So…CONTEND. FAST AND PRAY.