READING TIME: 34 MINUTES
With Tammy Cheetham and Connie Schuetz Wright
Commentary and links to resources are in parentheses.
The following are the notes to the discussion found at this link (https://www.facebook.com/tammy.cheetham.77/videos/938937966605912/?notif_id=1596921773462290¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic_tagged) for anyone who would like to study the subject more in depth.
In our research we came across a film called Trump 2024 and we want to discuss information from the website and the Facebook page concerning it. The film is in the final stage of post production and the creators plan to air it sometime before the election.
And, just to say, we often expose dominionist and ecumenical activities and this discussion centers on patriotic dominionism while mentioning a few examples of ecumenism as well. And, for those who might assume we are liberals or socialists for exposing these things we want to state right off that we are not in any way supporting Joe Biden or anyone on the left of the political spectrum. We don’t feel it’s necessary to expose the liberal side because its ideology screams “not of God” especially where abortion and gay marriage are concerned. However, people have been deceived into thinking they should support the right, or conservative, side because it’s “better” than the liberal side and because Pres. Trump throws out a few bones to the “evangelicals” here and there. I know this will grate on some people, but the correct position is to be apolitical because this was true of Jesus and the members of the early church.
So, let’s begin and the listeners will understand more about the film’s purpose straight away.
At the website (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/resurrectionpictures/trump-2024) we read:
TRUMP 2024: Use Your Voice to Impact Our Future!
In collaboration with leading influencers, this uncensored film explores the impact Donald Trump is having on America and the world.
"Trump 2024" is your opportunity to collaborate with leading conservatives in an uncensored documentary film designed to activate "We The People", those who love America and love what Trump is doing.
Funds raised through this campaign will finish production and distribute this film to the nation this fall.
If you love America and the freedoms we enjoy, this is your opportunity to get behind a film that can keep America Great.
Fighting the Globalist Agenda - There’s an international push toward a one-world government. It’s called globalism, and it’s gaining traction increasingly in the United States today.
The documentary examines this globalist agenda, its damaging impact on American freedoms, and the steps President Trump is taking to ensure that globalism will not take further hold of "We the People."
Trump 2024 is for and about "We the People." It’s about protecting and preserving American freedom. Patriots must take action.
(Well, sister Tammy, we can see that this film absolutely promotes patriotic dominionism. And, just to explain this term briefly, dominionism is the belief that Christians must “Christianize” society before Christ can return. They use the idea of the 7MM to demonstrate that Christians must infiltrate the seven main aspects of society: government, religion, arts and entertainment, media, business, education, and family. Concerning the government this means Christians will run for office, and if a Christian is not running for a particular office, they must vote for the candidate that best supports their beliefs and values. Now, specifically concerning Pres. Trump, there are some people who refer to themselves as evangelicals that believe he is a Christian and then some believe he is the next best thing essentially. And, speaking of patriotism itself should believers even think on these terms? Should a believer pledge allegiance to a flag and a nation or should we give all our allegiance to Christ alone? Was Jesus a patriot? Did He get caught up in the political affairs of His day and time? And, since the answer to that question is no, why do Christians think God wants them to do so today?)
And, since they mentioned fighting the globalist agenda, sister Tammy, would you share about globalism at this time?
Yes, sure. I feel so sorry for people that have taken the bait of Satan that says they won't get affected as a nation by the one world order because they have a president that is a so called nationalist! I mean seriously people believe that Trump is defending their freedoms! Well, let's look at the freedoms Trump gives - he gives freedom to serve all gods; he gives freedom to abort babies in some instances; he gives freedom for gays to marry and sin to run rife. He uses the term nationalist to make people think he is not a globalist when he makes connections with globalist leaders all over the world! He is really a deceiver and I pray people wake up! He attended Davos 2018 and a lot of controversy there was at this globalist event. Many wondered why Trump was in attendance, but we must conclude if he was anti- globalist then he would not have gone, especially with his knowledge on the business front. He was excited to be there he said. Um, some nationalist! He is leading people to believe all religions have the same god! Totally a mess. The whole world is going to be affected by the one world religion! I don't care if a nation calls itself globalist or nationalist; it will make no odds in the end. This is why we abhor evil, don't vote for it, and preach Jesus Christ! Keep in the Word brethren- Jesus is coming soon! Hallelujah!
Thank you so much for that, sister Tammy. You know, God does not care what system of government we live under. If He did, He would be a respecter of persons and He is not.
Continuing with information from the website now we read:
America finds itself at a crossroads. "We the People" must wrestle with, and answer pressing questions, that will determine what "The World After Trump" will look like. Here are some of the questions:
**Do you believe American citizens should have more power and control of your freedoms than a one-world government? (I find it quite interesting that they actually use the phrase “one-world government.” It is being tossed around so frequently at this time by people who don’t even know the references in God’s Word concerning it. But, those using the phrase are playing on people’s limited knowledge of it and hoping they will fear the concept enough to try and avoid it which is quite an odd idea if we really think about it. In Rev. 13 the Bible says the whole world will wonder after the beast and will worship him. So we can see they will accept the system he heads).
**Do you believe all religions should have the right to worship and honor God in public, without the fear of the government shutting your house of worship down?
Sister Tammy, would you talk about the definition of religious freedom, please?
Yes, sure. In a nutshell it means the right to practice whichever religion one chooses. The idea is that one can choose without having the interference of government and one can practice whichever religion they believe in any given nation, culture, public or private. Religious freedom proponents suggest this includes allowing one to change their beliefs if they so desire at any time.
The First Amendment provides that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Its application has been extended to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment. We can see this concept continues in countries which advocate for religious freedom, too.
The problem with this from a Christian perspective is that we never do support the belief system of any other religion, but that of the Word of God! That of the One True Almighty God, Who sent us His Only Begotten Son to be the propitiation for our sins and not only ours, but the sins of the whole world. Religious freedom is an affront to the exclusivity of the gospel, yet it would allow for people to believe this but at the cost of accepting another belief system, as though this can be put out into the world to deceive the masses! From a Christian viewpoint we can see religious freedom really is not fighting the good fight of the faith like we are admonished to do within scriptures and admonished frequently when faced with destructive false teachings and heresies.
Now you may say to me, well God gave us a free will to choose what we believe, granted, this is the truth, yet God does not give His approval to sin so why would God give His approval for people to worship false gods? God is not the one approving of religious freedom. His Word says to worship Him alone and to have no other gods before Him. (Luke 4:8, Exodus 20:3.)
Freedom of religion may as well be called coexist because even though you can do nothing about what others choose to do, or believe, you are actually giving your yes to all other religions just so you have the right to have yours. It is as though we can all get along and just allow for error to go on in this world whereas in the past and biblical times people lost their lives for standing for the truth in the face of persecution. Nowadays, people want to all go along to get along and cause no ruckus!
What about Jesus being the way, the truth and the life? Now you may again say, this is what we truly believe. But, let me ask you this, at what cost to the truth are you standing for the truth? A cost that costs nothing; a cost that would let error ride on by and giving your vote to it in the process. Think about the logical and spiritual implications in what you are allowing in this.
Have you ever thought that the antichrist when he comes would be championing religious freedom? Have you ever taken the time to realize how many antichrists are in this world today? And what do these all promote? Let’s not forget the Word of God that tells us that the antichrist will use religion and politics as a mean to get his seat of worship from the world! Let us be led by the Holy Spirit and look to the Word of God as our instruction in righteousness and true liberty!
Thank you so much for that, sister Tammy. The listeners will recognize this is a main theme of many of the Facebook posts we will discuss in a few minutes so I hope they will keep these points in mind.
Continuing with one more question from the website:
**Do you believe in having the ability to pursue happiness, become self-sufficient and live the American dream? (Since when is a Christian supposed to be concerned about having the ability to pursue happiness? We are to be content no matter our circumstances as Paul discussed in Phil. 4. And, pursuing the “American dream” means people mainly focus on their possessions and status in this life which Christians should not be concerned about, either.)
The following are the politically conservative leaders and the “faith” leaders who are promoting this film:
Dennis Prager, Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee, Starr Parker, Robert Jeffress, Eric Metaxas, Mike Lindell, Jack Hibbs, Jack Graham, Brigitte Gabriel, Tony Perkins, Irvin Baxter, Paula White, Alveda King, and Dave Robbins. The producers are: Bill Harrity, Paul Crouch, Jr., and Dwight Thompson. Some listeners might recognize the name, Paul Crouch, Jr. He is the oldest son of TBN founders, Paul and Jan Crouch.
Now, I would to spend the rest of the discussion time reading and commenting on the Facebook posts. Most of them are statements by those named above, along with some by Donald Trump.
First of all, at the “About” section of the Facebook page we read the following: “Trump 2024 is a documentary-style film with one goal: to awaken the people of America. Our freedom is at stake and it’s up to each and every one of us to stand up for what we believe in and make an informed decision about the future of our country. Donald Trump has been called many things, from the worst thing to happen to America, to the man chosen by God to lead our country. Love him or hate him, this film answers the question, “what will the world look like after Trump?”
Just to explain, I went back to May 19th, and I have chosen various posts since then. I will provide a short description for some of the names that may not be familiar:
May 19 - Mike Huckabee - He is a former Baptist pastor, a former governor of Arkansas, and is currently the host of the program “Huckabee” on TBN and a frequent contributor to Fox News. “Don’t just vote your feelings, don’t just vote your friends’ feelings, vote your faith.” (Well, we could spend hours discussing the topic of voting, but I will just make a couple of comments. And, for Mike Huckabee “vote your faith” means vote Republican. But, God is not on one side or the other of the political spectrum. He looks at this world’s systems and considers them all evil so that should give us pause before we even think about voting period. Many people have given in to the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils because they’re trying to save the nation from socialism, they’re trying to alleviate the tragedy of abortion, and so forth. But, we must always go back to the fact that Jesus said His kingdom is not of this world. We’re never going to be able to right all the wrongs and our commission is to preach the gospel because that is what matters for eternity.)
May 21 - Franklin Graham - “My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.” (Well, the fact that Billy Graham voted for Donald Trump doesn’t mean we should follow his example. In 2012, Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon, was the Republican nominee and in October of that year he met with Billy Graham and discussed the campaign. Towards the end of the meeting Graham led a prayer and said to Romney: "I'll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that.")(https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/11/romney-meets-with-evangelist-billy-graham/#:~:text=%28CNN%29%20-%20Republican%20presidential%20nominee%20Mitt%20Romney%20met,Graham%2C%20a%20high-profile%20pastor%20in%20his%20own%20right.) (After this meeting it was discovered that the Billy Graham website had an article about cults and in providing examples of such it listed Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, and Scientologists. So the article was taken down and Franklin Graham told news agencies that he did not write the article and that he was "shocked" to find the article on the BGEA website.) (https://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-was-shocked-to-find-mormonism-is-a-cult-article-on-bgea-site.html) (And, this example shows the compromise one may have to make when voting. Additionally, we know not to follow Billy Graham’s advice because he was probably the most influential evangelical shill for Rome ever. And, that is a huge topic in itself so I will leave a link to an article substantiating that assertion when we post the Facebook note.) (https://www.thenarrowpath.co.uk/8203the-passing-of-billy-graham.html)
May 26 - In the Trump 2024 Film, Paula White-Cain shares exclusive stories from her personal experiences over the years with Donald Trump and his family, and touches on faith, family, and the future of our country. This is her statement on the post: “This is a man that obviously cares about God’s Word and holds his faith very close and personal to his heart.” (Well, Paula White is an ecumenical, WOF, prosperity gospel, name and claim it false teacher and cannot be counted on to properly assess Donald Trump’s beliefs. They have known each other for almost two decades and, sister Tammy, we did a discussion concerning their relationship and I will leave a link for that.) (https://www.thenarrowpath.co.uk/paula-white-and-donald-trump-the-blind-leading-the-blind.html)
Interestingly enough, City of Destiny Inc. of Florida, where, White, Trump’s spiritual adviser, is listed as an oversight pastor, was approved for a forgivable loan of $150,000-$350,000 through the Paycheck Protection Program which was the taxpayer-funded pandemic aid bailout. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ppp-religious/televangelists-megachurches-tied-to-trump-approved-for-millions-in-pandemic-aid-idUSKBN2480CB?fbclid=IwAR3S370bXJEgaxdUgI-1h_TyCBQUDiahDeXerutsxioqLmVP2JHyH9uO820) (According to an article (https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program) by the Small Business Administration “the Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.” But, these mega-churches hardly qualify as small businesses. And, she wasn’t the only one as we will see later.)
May 27 - The Trump 2024 page shared a post from the Truth and Liberty Facebook page which says: “If ever there was a time for us to fall on our faces before God and cry out in supplication for our nation, it is now!” (Everything was fine in that sentence until it said “for our nation”. We should certainly be praying and hoping that people would call out to God in repentance, but we are not ancient Israel who the prophets warned to repent or their nation would be destroyed and those not killed would be taken into captivity. Believers today do not have a nation. In 1 Pet. 2:11 and Heb. 11:13 we are referred to as strangers and pilgrims. In Heb. 11:16 we read, “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”)
May 31 - Donald Trump - “We believe in the American Constitution and the rule of law. We believe in the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. We believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the true American way. We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American flag.” (When we look at these statements from a secular viewpoint only we see how easily people could fall for these statements because people in this nation have always been taught to have pride in it. They have been taught to be grateful to live here versus in a communist nation and so forth. But, Christians have no business feeling the same way because these statements lead one to idolize this nation. And, as believers we should do nothing of the sort.)
June 3 - Alveda King - She is a niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a Fox News contributor and the founder of Alveda King ministries. The post says: “We were blessed to have Dr. Alveda King share a message about the current times with us and what she feels Martin Luther King Jr. would have had to say.” (https://www.facebook.com/Trump2024Film/videos/925438831211590/) (There is a short video clip with the post and an interviewer asks, “With the country so divided today what would Dr. King have to say?” She says he would have said, “We must all learn to live together as brothers.” And, it is true that racism is a sin. However, it is a heart problem and it is not possible for people to learn to live together without a heart change. Now, some people may get along better with others, but as far as eradicating racism this isn’t going to happen. It is so sad that people rarely, if ever, mention Jesus and the gospel in these type of interviews when they claim to be Christians, no less!)
And, we have the concern of Alveda King being ecumenical as the following example demonstrates. On August 28, 2010, Alveda King spoke at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Glenn Beck is, of course, a Mormon.
"I am attending this rally to help reclaim America," she told "Good Morning America's" Ron Claiborne from Capitol Hill. "I'm joining Glenn to talk about faith, hope, charity, honor.” (https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/alveda-king-speaks-glenn-becks-dc-rally/story?id=11504453&fbclid=IwAR19dYmtvu7QdedNf9O4WumhDuyvzT423FZ9d69QFW0zAcFAmZVGWXGKO8g) Beck's speech at the rally urged Americans of all religions to turn to their faith in God, "turning our face back to the values and principles that made us great." Beck called for Americans to unite despite political or religious disagreements. There were 240 clergy from different races and religions – belonging to the ecumenical ministerial group, the Black Robe Regiment – who joined the events' speakers on stage before its closing statements. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoring_Honor_rally)
Also on June 3 - Mike Huckabee - “Politics is going to impact your life whether you want it to or not. It’ll determine where your kids go to school and what they learn. It’ll determine whether or not there are men and women restrooms. So, if Christians want their lives to be overrun by people who totally hate everything they stand for, stay out of politics. Don’t get involved.” (So, here we have Mike Huckabee putting a guilt trip on people who don’t vote. Where the children attend school, what they learn, and whether we have restrooms for men and women are secular matters. You know, society must have been despicable, morally-speaking, in Sodom, but 2 Pet. 2:7 merely says he was “vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked,” not that he tried to change the culture. We cannot force unbelievers to make decisions based on Godly principles and when we attempt to put so-called Christians into office one result is ecumenical prayer because there are members of Congress, etc., from all religions. Another result is a watering down of Biblical principles in an attempt to garner votes. And, this should be expected because Christians were never meant to be involved in politics to begin with.)
June 5 - Paula White-Cain - “Voting is a tremendous responsibility. Even in our own country we recognize that those rights were given and had to be fought for. We have a responsibility. The future of our nation, the future of the world will depend on people that we place in office. The policies they make.” And, the rest of the post says, “People fought for our right to vote. Refusing to vote is not only irresponsible, it’s un-American. ‘Like’ this post if you’ll be exercising your right to vote this November.” (Now, if someone could prove from the Bible it was un-Christian to vote then we would be concerned. But, to say it’s un-American should mean nothing to Christians.)
June 10 – “Each and every one of us is responsible for the future of America. If you believe America is great, you’ll fight to keep it that way!” (Again, we see the focus on a nation and this life when Christians should recognize the brevity of this life that cannot compare with eternity. And, the whole concept of America being great considering all the abortions and gay marriages, with both of these being the law of the land, mind you, is just ludicrous.)
June 11 – “The Bible tells us that the end times will be marked by immoral people (2 Timothy 3:1-5). America was founded on biblical values and it’s our responsibility as Christians to uphold those values and fight for leaders who do the same. If you love God and our Constitution, help us get Trump 2024 Film in front of as many people as possible before November.” The post includes a picture of John Adams and this statement he made: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (But, this is something we have mentioned many times; having good morals doesn’t make one saved. Plenty of people who are not Christians are against abortion, for example, but that doesn’t mean they’re saved. And, I see this quote used a lot by those trying to convince people of the Christian roots of this nation, but most don’t know that John Adams was a Unitarian. Along with his fellow Unitarians, Adams rejected the concepts of the Trinity, the divinity of Jesus, and the inerrancy of the Bible.) (https://hollowverse.com/john-adams/) (But, one cannot reject these beliefs and still be a Christian. So, apparently Adams was thinking along the lines of obeying rules, rather than being born again.)
June 12 - Jack Graham - He is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. He stated: “The Bible teaches work and private ownership. The Bible teaches that the government should not interfere in people’s lives. What you have in socialism is the government in control and so often what we see is people relying on the government rather than God.” Here is another statement he made: “We as Christians and American Christians have lived under capitalism, which is free enterprise and the freedom to express our views, our values.” (And, the prosperity and the endless preaching of “your best life now” drivel have created a bunch of namby-pamby Christians who think not being able to say “Merry Christmas” in Target stores qualifies as persecution. And, Jack Graham is someone we have warned about due to his ecumenism. For just one example he prayed at the National Day of Prayer service held on May 4, 2017 in the Rose Garden. Here are some excerpts: “We do humble ourselves before you our great God. We thank you for your amazing grace that brought us into your family and brought us here together today, for your love that restores and renews us and this nation in times like these.”) (https://www.facebook.com/PPTMinistries/videos/10154393505066771/) (The problem is he was praying in front of a group that included Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Muslim, Jews, and so forth. How did he have the nerve to say, “Your amazing grace that brought us into your family?” We are only part of the family of God by faith in Christ Jesus according to Gal. 3:26.)
June 13 - Star Parker - She is a columnist, politician, author, and conservative political activist. She stated: “Principles of Christianity, virtues of capitalism, and a constitution that includes a rule of law to protect our interests. That’s all we need.” There is a second statement by her and it reads: “He (speaking of Pres. Trump) wants to make America strong again. He wants to make America safe again. He wants America healthy again. He wants America wealthy again. He wants America proud again. He wants America great again.” (You know, sister Tammy, there is just so much confusion today concerning Christian beliefs and the teachings in the Bible. How does a person say “principles of Christianity” in one statement and then use the adjectives wealthy, proud, and great in the next statement? Especially when all of these people assert the United States was founded as a Christian nation. It just demonstrates a lack of understanding of God’s Word.)
June 14 - For Flag Day - Donald Trump - "We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag." (It’s interesting that conservatives insist the pledge of allegiance must be recited in schools. The irony here is that apparently a lot of conservatives don’t know the pledge was written by Francis Bellamy, a “Christian Socialist,” pushed out of his post as a Baptist minister for delivering pulpit-pounding sermons on such topics as “Jesus the Socialist.”) (https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/whats-conservative-about-pledge-allegiance)
June 15 - Pastor Jeff Wickwire - He is the Founder & Pastor at TurningPoint Church Radio. He stated: “Look at how he's putting America first. Look at how he's not a globalist, he's a nationalist. He's an American, head to toe. He wants America to prosper. (I refer the listeners back to your statements about socialism at the beginning of this discussion, sister Tammy, and I am going to include the link to an article about Pres. Trump’s global business dealings.) (https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/03/20/in-trump-they-trust-inside-the-global-web-of-partners-cashing-in-on-the-president/#5f5afda37605)
June 17 - “Let’s show America that we won’t back down, we WILL fight for our freedom!” (I truly believe Christians have been and will continue to be encouraged to literally take up arms to save this nation. I was watching a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkpPsMVLicA&t=53s) the other day by Spencer Smith who has a large following on Youtube and is a pastor and missionary. He talks about a political rally he attended in Kentucky and in the video he relates information concerning Peter Muhlenberg who was a preacher during the time of the American Revolution. This minister stood in the pulpit in his robe and then took it off to reveal his colonial army uniform. Smith promoted this as a necessary action and many others do the same. Yes, many who called themselves Christians during that time period fought for their “rights” during that war. However, I think we would be hard pressed to find support for the idea of Christians fighting for their “rights” in the New Testament.)
June 23 - Mike Lindell - He is the founder of the My Pillow company. He stated: "We aren’t ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we aren’t ashamed of supporting a President who has fulfilled the promises he has made to our community advancing policies which have bettered the lives of millions of people in the United States and around the world."
And, there is a link to an article entitled “LINDELL: Not Ashamed of God and Not Ashamed of Trump.” (https://hannity.com/media-room/lindell-not-ashamed-of-god-and-not-ashamed-of-trump/?fbclid=IwAR03J0U0uzAu-QB0TSeCnDlzbEmP8Hyf0zC1Y5kDrVMXoWCosMpac31zy4s) (Well, here is the very first paragraph in the article – “I’m going to tell it to you straight. There is a concerted effort by people on the political left, especially progressive activists, to try and shame traditional Christians – evangelicals, and Catholics- to diminish our support of President Donald Trump.” Here is just another example of people being conditioned to accept Catholicism as Christian when it is a religion based on the traditions of men.)
June 26 - “You play a vital role in the future of our country. It’s up to us to keep our freedoms in place as ‘One Nation under God.’” (And, people are really buying into this idea of protecting the future of our country which we might expect from unbelievers, but not believers. I saw this comment on a Facebook post: “We will either continue as a nation with religious freedoms and the rights we have known, or we will fall to anarchy, socialism, Marxism and pure evil. Think about the coming generations should Jesus tarry! 100 days, that could change the face of our Nation forever! We need to kneel, folks, before our almighty God and weep for the life of our Nation! America is too young to die!” Well, shat about souls? What about weeping for souls? Talk about idolatry! And, concerning the statement “one nation under God,” really? Which “god” might that be? Apparently it is a god of their own imagination that is fine with the murder of babies, pornography, self-indulgence, convenience, hypocrisy, paganism, idolatry, and on and on it goes.)
June 29 - Jack Hibbs - He is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel in Chino, CA. He stated: “We live in a nation that has already extended to us the invitation to bring our faith. All you have to do is tour our nation's capital all around Washington D.C.—our references and scriptures that are embossed in granite from the Bible from our founding fathers. And that's what I'm encouraging people to do is get back to the foundations of our nation. If we do that then there is hope for the United States.” And, then, here is a second statement by him: “The Christian should be involved in every aspect of power and of position and of place in this nation of ours.” (He mentions an “invitation to bring our faith” except that the invitation extends to all faiths. You know, sister Tammy, if America was a Christian nation this could be said about her: Ps. 81:9 “There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.” But, no, we have our president lighting candles for Ramadan and on the National Days of Prayer we regularly see Mormons, those of the Hindu belief, Catholics, and Muslims “praying” in the Rose Garden. This is an abomination when a nation claims to be Christian and shows it truly is not! It doesn’t matter one bit if scripture is engraved in monuments in Washington, DC, if no one is obeying the scriptures! And, then, he is encouraging people to get back to the foundations of this nation. Except that the founding fathers were masons, deists, and Unitarians for the most part! What a sham! Then he says, “If we do that then there is hope for the United States.” This is where the rubber meets the road, sister Tammy. This man is preaching hope for this nation; this political system, not the precious hope we have in knowing Jesus Christ. The saving of a nation is a false hope. We desperately need people who will preach Jesus; preach the repentance and forgiveness of sins and instead we see this nonsense. It is just heartbreaking! And, to finish with Jack Hibbs, he is promoting the dominionist 7MM false teaching with his statement that “the Christian should be involved in every aspect of power and of position and of place in this nation of ours.”)
July 2 - Eric Metaxas - He is an author and the host of the Eric Metaxas Radio show. He stated: “American voters have to understand the centrality of what we call national sovereignty. Anytime we have anybody in elected public life talking about globalism, failing to understand the need for patriotism, for love of country, for celebration of American freedom; anybody who doesn't understand that has no place in public life. And we have to be very, very serious about only electing people who understand these things. It's up to we the people to elect these people. We have to make sure that those values are represented.” (As I stated earlier, was Jesus a patriot? Did He get caught up in the political affairs of His day and time? And, since the answer to that question is no, why do Christians think God wants them to do so today? You know, sister Tammy, I pray that Christians who believe they’re honoring God by being patriotic will seriously seek God about this matter.)
July 2 - “We won't be silent. We won't stand by. We WILL stand up for religious freedom, family values, and our First Amendment rights.” (However, religious freedom basically means a society or a nation tolerates and promotes the worship of false gods. Obviously, false religions would promote this, but the One, True God never has and never will approve of the worship of false gods. True believers do not support worship of false gods, either. We don't say in order for us to have freedom to worship we will support other people’s blasphemy of the one true God. God’s children have true life in Him, with the promise of eternal life; we have true freedom because whom the Son sets free is free, indeed; and we have joy unspeakable and full of glory.)
July 4 - “Today marks 244 years since the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and signed by Congress. Founding Father, John Adams, wrote in a letter to his wife that this day would be remembered as ‘the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty.’ Let’s remember the reason for today and honor God as we celebrate our beautiful country.” (However, Satan is the god of this world. Israel is the only nation that has ever had a covenant with God. And, why on earth are these people promoting Thomas Jefferson and John Adams? Thomas Jefferson’s beliefs included deism and Unitarianism. He compiled his own version of the four Gospels which became known as The Jefferson Bible. He removed from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John every passage that mentioned Christ's virgin birth, His deity, His miracles, and His resurrection. And, then, we discussed earlier about John Adams being a Unitarian and not believing in the trinity, the deity of Jesus, or the inerrancy of the Bible. Again, why would people claiming to be Christians even think to honor these men?)
And, from a book entitled “Masons Who Helped Shape Our Nation,” we learn the following: “Significantly, a number of the 56 signers of this immortal document (Declaration of Independence) were Masons. Benjamin Franklin, one of the first Freemasons on record in Philadelphia and an early Provincial Grand Master, and John Hancock, a Brother Mason since he joined the Merchants Lodge while visiting Quebec in 1760, are among the most noted. Clearly, the document that declares our national independence, like the Constitution and Bill of Rights to follow, bears the mark of Freemasonry as surely as it bears the bold handwriting of the Masonic Signers. The Declaration set forth the MASONIC PRINCIPLES that men ‘are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’” (So, by the admission of Masons themselves we learn that the most famous statement from the Declaration of Independence is based on Masonic principles.)
July 4 - Another post for July 4th reads: “Happy Birthday America! Today, let’s celebrate how far we’ve come and keep working towards the American dream.” (Since when are Christians supposed to concern themselves with the economic status of a nation? Does God want us to work hard and support our families? Yes, of course, but He does not favor Christians who live in one type of economic system more than another.)
July 5 - Robert Jeffress - He is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas and a Fox News contributor. He stated: “God says, ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,’ and I believe God blesses any nation according to its respect for the Word of God.” He also stated: “Pres. Trump will be the first to say that he is an imperfect vessel. I believe that God has used him in a very powerful way to help return our nation to some of the core biblical principles that has caused God’s blessings upon our country.” (However, economic blessings do not make people want to serve God more. They actually often do the opposite. We all know Matthew 19:24: “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” The economic blessings in this nation have made it possible for large numbers of people to become well off especially compared to most of the world. Prosperity preachers have amassed great wealth for themselves as well. The “your best life now” philosophy goes hand in hand with the prosperity gospel.)
Additionally, Robert Jeffress is someone we should avoid because he is leading people to Rome. He made the following statements on Sept. 24, 2015 on Sean Hannity’s program on Fox News: “I have great respect for Pope Francis. He’s a humble Christ-follower. We all can learn from him.” (3:44 mark) ““As this world becomes increasingly darker I find myself having much more in common with my Catholic friends than I even do with liberal Baptists because the fact is we are fighting together against a common enemy, the kingdom of darkness.” (7:06 mark) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNpiPKahSQ) And, his church, First Baptist Church of Dallas, was approved for a $2 to 5 million loan through the Paycheck Protection Program. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ppp-religious/televangelists-megachurches-tied-to-trump-approved-for-millions-in-pandemic-aid-idUSKBN2480CB?fbclid=IwAR3S370bXJEgaxdUgI-1h_TyCBQUDiahDeXerutsxioqLmVP2JHyH9uO820). (As I mentioned earlier this program was intended for small businesses and a megachurch obviously doesn’t fall in that category.)
July 7 - Tony Perkins - He is president of the Family Research Council. He stated: “We've got to be voting but it requires that we be participants in the process, not just spectators. We've got to be willing to stand for the truth of Scripture and the Lord Jesus Christ in the public square even if means we're going to be ridiculed and rejected. That's what it's going to take to preserve this Republic.” And, then, a second statement: “It’s time that more and more Christians you know are willing to serve in public office. Christians need to be prayerfully considering and pastors need to be encouraging Christians to run for office whether it’s school board, city council, state legislature, or Congress.” (We’ve already discussed the fact that we do not vote for the lesser of two evils because any evil is still evil. But, Perkins makes the whole idea worse because he has the audacity to mention standing for the truth of scripture and Jesus Christ and completely leaves the gospel out! He says preaching about these things is the only way to preserve the Republic! Well, here’s a news flash! You’re supposed to be concerned about saving souls, not a nation, Mr. Perkins! And, then he talks about encouraging Christians to run for office as Jack Hibbs did, but those claiming to be Christian have already held these positions since the beginning of this nation so how silly is this?)
July 17 - Donald Trump - “When you open your heart to patriotism there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” (Really? How about when people get saved they will no longer carry hatred in their hearts for anyone? And, then he quotes Ps. 133:1 and this is true, but all the people in this nation are not God’s people.)
July 19 - Brigitte Gabriel - She is a member of the board of advisers of the Intelligence Summit and lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. She stated: “Right now, we have President Trump who is bringing back America's pride, America's wealth, America's prosperity, America's vision, America's dream developing space. He is somebody who plans for the future. He is building not only for himself but for his children and grandchildren.” And, then, she states: “I truly believe Pres. Trump is in the right place at the right time literally by divine appointment. It’s like God looked down on America and said I’m going to give you one more chance to get it straight and He gave us Donald Trump.” (So, she is expressing the same ideas as Star Parker concerning America’s wealth, pride, and becoming great again. And, as we already stated these are not Christian principles. But, her statement about God giving this nation one more chance to get it straight and He gave us Donald Trump is just ridiculous. He did not give us Donald Trump to make sure we would retain a particular culture or society. God is not concerned with our type of government, either, as we have already mentioned, but rather the condition of our souls.)
July 21 - Donald Trump - “America is a nation of believers, and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer.” (Yes, there are true believers in this nation, but there are millions who belong to the various religions and then millions who claim to be Christian, but have never been born again. To claim that “together we are strengthened by the power of prayer” is to perpetuate the false concept that we all believe in the same God.)
July 23 – Irvin Baxter - He is founder and president of Endtime Ministries and many follow him for this reason, but people need to be aware that he is also a Oneness Pentecostal minister. He stated: “Many people wondered about why God appointed Trump as our president. I believe it's because of many things, but number one I believe America had to be pulled out of the New World Order, the one world government. (Sadly, many people mistakenly think that if God put Pres. Trump in office it is automatically a good thing when it could very well be for judgment. Church linking up with government has never turned out well and it won’t turn out well with the end time beast system, either. And, then, he says “America had to be pulled out of the New World Order.” But, how does anyone think any nation will be pulled out of it when God’s Word says the whole world wonders after the beast? Rev. 13:7 says that “power was given him (the beast) over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” This type of thinking is a ploy to deceive people and I pray they do not fall for it.)
Well, sister Tammy, that is all I have for today. The Facebook page has more posts since July 23, but I think we have presented the basic philosophy of the film with all these examples we have given. I just pray believers will not be deceived by all this patriotic dominionism that is not found in God’s Word.