There has been much talk about prayer lately, most recently on the National Prayer Breakfast day. I didn’t watch the entire prayer breakfast, but I was in prayer with them for our Nation and our President and his family. Of course the talking heads on Fox News led by Martha Mccallum, had their opinions front and center. Martha held an attitude while stating that no one should question anyones else’s prayer or lack of. Those are not exact words, they are summarized and my take on what she said. They hashed that back and forth agreeing that President Trump had no right to question the validity of Nancy Pelosi’s stated prayer for the President. He said something to the effect that if she prayed for him it wasn’t for his well being. And then proceeded to state (which I agree with totally) he doesn’t like it when people say they are praying for you when that is the farthest from their intentions. Oh and then there’s the Huffington Post (one of the most radical democratic led news agencies) who said that President Trump should love his enemies as commanded by Christ, and quoted from the sermon on the mount. The only time they want to quote Christ’s gospel or sermon on the mount is to shame. The Huff Post (I might add a fitting name for the paper) also said that the President’s comments at the Prayer breakfast were a “jarring departure from other speakers at an annual event that traditionally seeks to promote bipartisanship and unity.” What? Critics have been very vocal about the Prayer Breakfast in the past. Tell that to Franklin Graham who has been barred recently from many events he puts on because of his stance on Gay marriage. Trump also pointed out that his family and our Country have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people. Again, he speaks the truth. Speaking of Mitt Romney he said, “I don’t like people who use their Faith as a justicfication for doing what they know is wrong.” That one statement carries such truth and weight it could stand as a post all it’s own.
President Trump did say that he struggled with love for enemies. We all do. Every Christian struggles with that. That and forgiveness. I think we should pray for him to be able to give all his pain to God. I don’t know if I could have stood by while evil attacked my family the way they attacked his family. The whole attempted coup was an evil spiritual attack not only on President Trump but on our Nation. We who cling to our God, the Bible and guns are touted as ignorant. It is they who are ignorant.
I do not even begin to think I can question someone’s salvation. But I know from God’s word I can question their intentions, their actions, their convictions, and confront them. And remember Christ chastised the Pharisee’s for the way they prayed. How can a party who removed God’s name from their platform question or quote scripture and lecture others about prayer and love?
Christ chastised the Pharisee’s at the Temple, and it still works for the modern day self righteous.
Read Matthew 23, here is a portion:
“You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.”
Later He addressed them as a brood of vipers. Yes, Satan knows scripture and can even quote it, but it’s a twisted version. Satan can even transform into an angel of light. We are supposed to use the words given us by God, and the Holy Spirit to guide us into truth. We ARE to judge. That’s why most will fall for the Doctrine of demons we were warned of. Following after the Father of lies. And yes we can judge someone’s words, and actions and you had better learn quickly, because the Great Falling Away is in full swing.