Pentecostal pastors and scholars to President Trump: We call on you to repent!

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Dr. Amos Yong, Dr. Brian Zahnd, Dr. Craig S. Keener, Dr. Johnathan Alvarado, Dr. Joseph R. Kidwell, Dr. Richard E. Waldrop, Dr. Paul Paul Walker and many more address President Trump on vital issues of policy, church and society in 2018

Dear Mr. President,

We, leaders in the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, who share the belief in God’s Word, salvation uniquely found in Jesus Christ and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit and His gifts, write to you today on the anniversary of your inauguration.

We write this to, with great respect, express dissatisfaction, discomfort and distrust in your policies and behavior.

As Pentecostals and Charismatics, one of our distinctive focuses is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of Christ Jesus, and it is incongruous for us to claim His gifts while walking and working in a way that does not follow Jesus’ teachings, commands, and heart. Because we follow the Spirit of Christ, we cannot support anti-Christlike words, behavior, policies and values of any person, even if it’s the president of the United States.

 

When looking at your political work and administration, we are deeply critical to:

We call on you to repent, to read and understand what you have described as your favorite book, the Bible, and to be filled with and obey the Holy Spirit. We will pray for you and your administration, and we deeply hope that you will change your ways.

Kindest regards,

Amos Yong,  Professor Of Theology And Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary, Assemblies of God, California.

Brian Zahnd, Pastor, Word of Life Church, Missouri.

Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, Great Commission Fellowship Vineyard, Kentucky.

Jane Caulton, Minister, Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, District of Columbia.

Johnathan Alvarado, Pastor of Grace Church International Atlanta, Georgia.

Florian Berndt, Theologian, Fatherheart Ministries, Germany.

Danek Bourgoin, Professor, United Pentecostal Church International, Canada.

Arthur Bucher, Church leader, Circle of Hope, Pennsylvania.

Rev. Kevin Daugherty, Bivocational Pastor, Unfailing Love, Pennsylvania.

Dennis DuPont, Chaplain, Church of God, Maryland.

Rudy Estrada, Dean of Academic Affairs, LABI College, California.

Torbjörn Freij, Pastor, Vineyard Fellowship, Sweden.

Micael Grenholm, Editor-in-chief for PCPJ, Mosaik Church, Sweden.

Rev. Donald Guffey, Ordained Minister, Assemblies of God, Tennessee.

Erik Holke, Theological Seminar Leader, Saron Church Gothenburg, Sweden

Sian-chin Iap, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chungli Assembly of God, Taiwan.

Joseph R. Kidwell, Pastor, Greater Grace & Deliverance Ministries, Florida.

PsyD Marcus Kilian, Psychologist, Real Life Church, Minnesota.

David Ketter, Pastor, The Village Church, Pennsylvania.

Dave Larson, Missionary Humanitarian Worker, Christ Commission Fellowship, Philippines.

Rev. Samuel J. Lopez, Pastor, Amazing Love Sanctuary, Colorado.

James Melnarik, Youth Leader, Havenhouse Foursquare, California.

D. E. “Gene” Mills Jr, Clergy and scholar, Church of God (Cleveland, TN).

L. William Oliverio Jr., Associate Academic Dean Assemblies of God, The School of Urban Missions, California.

Daniel J. Schmitz, Lead Pastor, New Hope Covenant Church, California.

Aaron Taylor, Filmmaker, Life Church, New Mexico.

Rev. Faith Totushek, Pastor, Way Finders, Minnesota.

Dr. Richard E. Waldrop, Missionary, Church of God (Cleveland, TN), Tennessee.

Paul Walker, Pastor of The Meeting Place, Canada.

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239 Comments

  • Reply January 23, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    I disagree with this letter.
    They never wrote a letter like this to President Obama
    They are using Old Testament scriptures for their own promotions.
    They did not mention the scripture where you should obey authorities.
    Some were asking selfishly for their own political agenda.
    Some were even questioning his past repentance.
    This letter has a religious tone, but not a Christ’s disciples tone.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Troy Day

    Thank you Joseph Kidwell

  • Scotty Searan
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    I will comment more on this letter, but it sounds like a polical agenda under the cloak of Repentance. Purely hypocritical

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Troy Day

    Well, Dr. Amos Yong, Dr. Brian Zahnd, Dr. Craig S. Keener are not small hitters. Their character and integrity precedes their theology

  • Reply January 23, 2018

    Jim Price

    Scotty: While I doubt that this letter will ever be seen by the president and if seen will not be read in detail, nevertheless the tone and spirit of the letter is right on. I wonder which detail you are at odds with?

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Troy Day: Then they must haver poor theology and from what I gather from the letter, it seems they do. I read through it and smacked my head. If this is really what they’re asking for then let me say it here and now: Liberalism is alive and well in Charismatic circles. Also, unfortunately, I have to say it’s probably because we’re talking a bout a lot of black and Hispanic Charismatics that we have liberal-leaning/dripping comments/theology from them. I mean no disrespect here but politically it’s been known for a while that Christian or not, “minorities” (there’s a word that’s going to get a change of representation…you and I are well on our way to becoming that!) have usually voted Democrat. It seems that with them, their politics and faith don’t mix too well. Yes, the Bible says that life is sacred but. . . well, this is the 21st century, we NEED abortions. And yes the Bible says in Christ we’re all one body…but if you listen to some proponents on talk radio. . .black Christians from even the Reformed circle, they “don’t feel safe” worshipping with white brothers who elected Trump. Yeah. Real unity there.
    But, for instance, Paul Walker is NOT a “minority” and HE subscribed to this claptrap? Let’s see what points they made and how biblical they are:
    1. Trump “demonizes” immigrants and says they’re responsible for “most” of the crime in the country. Well, before we get to the biblical part of this point, let’s take a hard look at the facts. When speaking of Mexican and other Latino immigrants—ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS —(there’s the part our sniveling bunch forgot to mention)—it has been recorded time and time again that they are, in fact, responsible for so much of the crime, especially (but not exclusive to) the West and Southwest of the country. Drug pushers, human trafficking pedlers, and, (not to be forgotten) GANG MEMBERS. Mala Salvatrucha alone (that’s MS-13) was the specific focus of Trump’s crackdown on deadly gangs in the U.S. that are PRIMARILY made up of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Now, it’s not just bad Latinos we have to watch out for. How about the Russian Mafia? They’re out there. Now, our conscientious lamenters have written that, after all, God directed Israel to LOVE the alien and stranger, right? (They cite Leviticus 19:33,34) But, as usual with Liberal theology (liberal ANYTHING for that matter) they leave half the story out. Typical. I draw your attention to Deuteronomy 28:43 where Moses tells the people that, if they would not walk with God, several things would be characteristic of their land (which, in fact happened to Israel time and time again…and is a good parallel for what has been happening in America). Moses warned them that the “stranger who is among you” (immigrant) would “rise higher and higher above you and you shall go lower and lower”. Due to unrestrained, unchecked immigration, this is EXACTLY what is happening in the country. Historically, one must admit that America was once PRIMARILY majority-white. The second runner up were the African peoples we had brought here (and our treatment of whom was a conscience-tester to the whole nation). After that you had ever-present natives and a rising Latino population. But there was no such thing as “multi-culturalism” in America. Not really even up until the mid-1970’s!
    Every country has immigrants, but NO country (until the U.K., then Germany and France) has been stupid enough to annihilate its stock culture by a flood-tide of the world. The non-white countries of the world aren’t doing that. Not Japan, or India, or China. Even sneaky, lucrative Switzerland wouldn’t do that. (They don’t bring in immigrants…they bring in money). We also note that when Israel left Egypt a “mixed multitude” went with them. (Ex. 12:38). It was that “mixed multitude” that also caused trouble for Israel on the journey. Much later in Israel’s history, when the Law was reintroduced to what had been a wayward nation, they also realized they couldn’t keep their purity not only as a people of God, but as a nation, if they had the “mixed multitude” in their midst. So they separated them. (Neh.13:3). We are to love the immigrant, but we are also to watch the safety of our borders and keep the cohesiveness of our country. We already have enough of a “mixed multitude” here, we don’t need more. Showing love to an immigrant MINORITY (and that, by the way, was always the safe proportion in ANY country) is one thing. Letting in floods of half the world so as to disintegrate the demographics, society and culture we have had for the past 200 years….that’s another thing altogether. And let me put it in stark perspective for you. By 2050, sociologists say, whites will be a minority. That’s a very conservative estimate. I’m thinking probably around 2030, 2025. Now, think with me. At that time, when a white man says, “Our Founding Fathers” referring to Washington, Madison, Jefferson et. al., what do you think the MAJORITY is going to say? “WHOSE founding fathers? THOSE dead, slave-owning white guys? Not OURS!” And that will be the end of that. You think I’m kidding just take a survey of the kinds of things being said in contemporary social-studies TODAY. So, I think Trump has a pretty good handle on the immigrant situation. . . .

    • Michael Ellis Carter Jr.
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

      Wow a lot of stereotypes and generalizations that are not true in this comment especially about blacks and our theology/politics. Most of us reformed theology blacks are republican (me included). In case you didn’t know many Pentecostals today are reformed but most Pentecostal heads are shoved so far up their (well you know) we miss the changing tide and mislabel what we don’t understand. Whites may become the minority in race but not in power or wealth over the next 20 years so let’s not kid ourselves with social science which is the original fake ness we have allowed to socially engineer us for generations. Think about this if we let a woman choose to have an abortion are we not functioning more like God than if we decide for them. God gives free choice he forces no one to follow him. It’s not our responsibility to limit choices it’s or responsibility to provide the moral compass. The issue is that most of us do not nearly fit on one side of the isle anymore. So though we may lean one way we are loyal to he word of God and the candidate closes to our faith. Power and privilege feels like racism when restricted. Until we decide to stop being disingenuous nothing in his country is going to change. I really wonder if we honestly think the Holy Spirit is leading us to say most of the things we post…

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “Then they must haver poor theology and from what I gather from the letter, it seems they do”

      Some of the deepest theology I’ve read would come from people I’m sure you would choke on their politics. You assertion here is baseless.

      “liberal-leaning/dripping comments/theology from them. I mean no disrespect here but politically it’s been known for a while that Christian or not, “minorities” (there’s a word that’s going to get a change of representation…you and I are well on our way to becoming that!) have usually voted Democrat”

      Because historically, they have had to learn to petition their government in order to enjoy the same simple freedoms you and I take for granted. If you don’t like it, try listening to them for once and let what they say shape your politics and act on it – instead of trying to insist others shape theirs to suit you.

      “black Christians from even the Reformed circle, they “don’t feel safe” worshipping with white brothers who elected Trump. Yeah. Real unity there”

      Again, expecting others to deny lived experiences to suit you.

      “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS —(there’s the part our sniveling bunch forgot to mention)—it has been recorded time and time again that they are, in fact, responsible for so much of the crime”

      Nope: https://www.cato.org/blog/immigration-myths-crime-number-illegal-immigrants

      https://www.cato.org/blog/new-report-illegal-immigrant-criminality-reveals-little-admits-its-own-shortcomings

      And CATO’s hardly what you would call “Liberal,” so you can keep your stereotypes to yourself.

      “Moses warned them that the “stranger who is among you” (immigrant) would “rise higher and higher above you and you shall go lower and lower”. Due to unrestrained, unchecked immigration, this is EXACTLY what is happening in the country.”

      Wow, talk about reading your theology into the text [Deut 28] – Oh wait, what do we call someone who does that? Usually a LIBERAL.

      “Historically, one must admit that America was once PRIMARILY majority-white”

      *yawn* Who cares.

      “but NO country (until the U.K., then Germany and France) has been stupid enough to annihilate its stock culture by a flood-tide of the world”

      Word: The US doesn’t have *a* culture. Even if you only count whites, there’s a difference when you go Oregon, vs the Deep South, vs NYC. Always has been.

      “The non-white countries of the world aren’t doing that. Not Japan, or India, or China”

      And Japan is paying for it, too – with a greying population.

      “We also note that when Israel left Egypt a “mixed multitude” went with them. (Ex. 12:38). It was that “mixed multitude” that also caused trouble for Israel on the journey. Much later in Israel’s history, when the Law was reintroduced to what had been a wayward nation, they also realized they couldn’t keep their purity not only as a people of God, but as a nation, if they had the “mixed multitude” in their midst. So they separated them. (Neh.13:3):

      That’s a bit of a stretch to assume they were the same people from one generation to the next. Where was Bathsheba from? why, she was married to a Hittite~! What did she eventually do? Give birth to a future king of Israel & ancestor of the Messiah. Oops, there goes your “liberal” eisegesis.

      “what do you think the MAJORITY is going to say? “WHOSE founding fathers? THOSE dead, slave-owning white guys?”

      They will be more realistic instead of engaging in mawkish hero-worship” Good for them~!

      I think the point being made is not that there shouldn’t be some regulations on immigration, but that demonization is unhealthy. Even compassion dictates we look at WHY they are coming here. NAFTA is likely the smoking gun.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Troy Day

    Walter Polasik
    Dr. Amos Yong,
    Dr. Brian Zahnd,
    Dr. Craig S. Keener ???
    naah – dont think so

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Fine, not them. But even if they’re not minorities, they’ve sucked up the sniveling ideology of the “hurt minority”. With well-sounding words they would throw caution to the wind. SHAME ON THEM!

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “they’ve sucked up the sniveling ideology of the “hurt minority”

      This just says it all about how Christlike and understanding of history you actually are. Such words should never come from a Christian. Shame on you.

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    2. The next point they discuss is North Korea and talk of war. “Didn’t Jesus say to LOVE your enemies” they say. . . (Matt. 5:44). Yes, He did, but you have to ask two questions with that. a. HOW. . .If a violent rapist breaks into my home, wants to rape my wife and/or harm my children, am i supposed to stand idly by and not harm him because I “love” him? What nonsense is this?!!! Better example: When Hitler rolled into Poland in 1939 what were the loving, Catholic Poles supposed to do? Stand aside and roll out the red carpet for him because God forbid they aim a howitzer at him! Of course not! They had every right to protect their nation and riddle his forces with hot lead! What these “Christian” numbskulls are advocating is pacifism of the Quaker kind or worse! Even ISRAEL finally took the hint and protected their land in 1967! Once again I say: out and out Liberalism on the part of these petitioners. b. TO WHOM is Jesus referring. To an individual or to an enemy state? What these petitioners are doing is mixing up faith-morality with proper administration of a nation-state. That’s why I’m glad none of them serve in the State Department! (What a disaster THAT would be…judging from this letter!). . . .

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Their third point was a plea for the environment. As far as keeping things clean and healthy for the public, that’s not a bad thing. But, as usual with things political, I smell.. . . .things political. That is, I smell a plea for left-wing environmentalism wherein “green thinking” is used to have an influence on EVERYTHING. Trump was right to be wary of such ploys.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      I think it’s time American Christians ask themselves what is it that makes them skeevish about environmentalism. Is there really something wrong with it, or are they just swallowing Corporate propaganda without questioning the validity of said claims?

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Their 5th point was to mention Native Americans again. Excuse me for asking but, last I checked, weren’t Native Americans getting serious $$$ from the government in addition to making a killing at businesses like the casino industry? As far as scholarships for higher education go, didn’t they and everyone else BESIDES REGULAR WHITE FOLKS have a little box to check off on their applications for more $$$? What IS it with these snivellers that makes them snivel so? It’s never enogh, is it? Oh, wait. . . .that IS the politics of the New Left. “Bend over backwards for us, then forwards and spread both ‘cheeks’. . .and that STILL won’t be enough. . . we want MORE.” Yup.
    Finally, they say something about the gap between the rich and the poor. True enough, and Trump’s lavish dinner parties are no exception to the criticism. But then, this legitimate grievance has ALWAYS been the case, ever since the Founding Fathers. I’d just been reading an excellent American History text, “America” by George B. Tindall and David E. Shi. It clearly shows how, though even the “Founding Fathers” claimed to be “men of the people” and true representatives, the incidents of “Shay’s Rebellion” and the routing of “Coxey’s Army” (the veteran’s march on Washington) showed exactly what those in power thought of the regular folk. “Go cry at home to your mommy. We don’t give a &^%$” Oh, when it suited THEIR purposes (FDR and the New Deal) they rolled out “help”. But after a while, that efficient government expansion just morphed into more efficient TAXATION. Some help. We’ll see if anything changes under Trump.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      Taxation is a legitimate onus places on people for the use of services rendered. You use public services every single say of your life.

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Finally, their points about the Trump administration “lying”…to what are they referring? Where’ the specifics? Again, sounds like a Liberal cry. If anybody lied it was the Liberal media who all along wanted people to believe Trump colluded with Putin to thwart Hillary’s election! A year later Trump is still smiling going, “You keep playing the same broken record. . .but it didn’t happen if it didn’t happen. Right?” And as for the sex-allegations, while I don’t justify Trump’s past behavior and words, our petitioners are writing him as if he were (somehow) a CHRISTIAN president. He’s not. Yes, all the same accountability is required, as is integrity. It was of JFK (who failed) and of Clinton (who failed). It’s a good thing those Pentecostal/Charismatic pastors are getting so moral with Trump. They ought also to look into their own denominations over the years and count how many times their own pastors have been involved in scandalous hanky-panky. I say what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, is all.
    All in all. . . .besides two points perhaps, a horrendous Liberal-drip of a letter. I’m truly disappointed.

    • Micael Grenholm
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Micael Grenholm

      Hi Walter! You ask “to what are they referring?” We explicitely say: “We are deeply troubled with how easily you and your administration are able to tell straight up lies, whether it’s about crowd sizes, illegal voting, wiretapping or, as mentioned, that you boasted about groping women.” There you go, four concrete example of Trump lying. If that wasn’t enough, we also link to this list by the NY Times listing 103 lies: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-lies-obama-who-is-worse.html All lies are recorded and publicly available, for example on the President’s Twitter. I think the only legitimate reason one denies that Trump frequently lies is that one is illiterate.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Michael Grenholm: You cite an article from the NY Times. Might a well be from the Wshington Post or the Village Voice. You cite 4 items wherein Trump is said to be incorrect. Let’s check the record to see if he was. 1. Illegal voting. Did the DNC engage in something like that in 2016? Let’s find out. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/10/18/project_veritas_exposes_organized_voter_fraud_on_a_massive_scale.html.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      2. Wiretapping. Did Obama really try to eavesdrop on candidate Donald Trump before he was elected? Again, what does the (non-biased, non pro-Liberal) record show? http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/351495-it-looks-like-obama-did-spy-on-trump-just-as-he-did-to-me.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      3. Did Trump continue to stand by his initial assertion about crowd-size on inauguration? No, in fact he readily admitted he overstated the case in a moment of braggadocio. However, what does the crowd size tells us about Trump and Obama? It tells us how heavily swayed by liberalism the country is. In 2009 people came out as if to see the Second Coming of the Messiah (in fact, that’s what Obama was called by several, no joke). The reason? (He hadn’t even done anything yet as President). . .he was black. The Scion of Liberalism incarnate. And I dare anyone to challenge that these were exactly the reasons why so many turned out. Putting it baldly, that’s exactly what it was. So, I’m not too worried that Trump had a smaller crowd. The underdog usually does. https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/trump-made-rare-admission-regret-ordering-spicer-defend-inauguration-crowd-size-fox-news-reporter/.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      4. Boasting of groping women: Trump, Mr. Rich Guy, plenty of money, plenty of babes. When he ran with the Liberals no one said a word about him. Whatever he did was fine. That’s the way the “upper crust” lives. Just accept it. Then he switched to a Conservative platform. And, as a lot of rich boys, he acted the playboy. But, we couldn’t have THAT from a Republican ticket. First we shall roast Roy Moore. Then latch on to Trump’s unguarded comments (because in politics, nothing is private, we guess) but while we’re in such a frenzy about pointing out foibles, (especially of semi-moralistic political figures) . . . what happened to Wonder Boy Willie? Why did HE get a free pass during HIS administration? As I recall, the Democrats were all up in arms when Ken Starr and his committee were investigating Slick Willy. After all he was “the first black president” . . .or so the popular saying went in the ’90’s. Oh, and this is from the NY Times even, how handy. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/us/politics/bill-clinton-sexual-misconduct-debate.html.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      4. Boasting of groping women: Trump, Mr. Rich Guy, plenty of money, plenty of babes. When he ran with the Liberals no one said a word about him. Whatever he did was fine. That’s the way the “upper crust” lives. Just accept it. Then he switched to a Conservative platform. And, as a lot of rich boys, he acted the playboy. But, we couldn’t have THAT from a Republican ticket. First we shall roast Roy Moore. Then latch on to Trump’s unguarded comments (because in politics, nothing is private, we guess) but while we’re in such a frenzy about pointing out foibles, (especially of semi-moralistic political figures) . . . what happened to Wonder Boy Willie? Why did HE get a free pass during HIS administration? As I recall, the Democrats were all up in arms when Ken Starr and his committee were investigating Slick Willy. After all he was “the first black president” . . .or so the popular saying went in the ’90’s. Oh, and this is from the NY Times even, how handy. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/us/politics/bill-clinton-sexual-misconduct-debate.html.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      So, in conclusion, I say if you’re going to lambaste Trump: 1. Do it for LEGITIMATE grievances. (And the sexual misconduct one IS legitimate) 2. If you’re going to accuse him of LYING make sure it’s about matters like NATIONAL SECURITY and not CROWD SIZES for crying out loud. 3. Or if you’re going to talk about the RNC or Trump’s personal circle engaging in whatever voter fraud, make sure the DNC isn’t also doing the same thing. Otherwise, what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. But I believe I said that in my last post as well. Cheers.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “When he ran with the Liberals no one said a word about him”

      Because he wasn’t running for office at the time. Note how several leading lights among the Democrats have fallen recently due to allegations of misconduct. Point refuted.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      Blah, blah blah, Illegal voting. Tell your Repub buddies to stop gerrymandering minorities out of their districts, then [yes, both sides are guilty on this one.]

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      Just for the record: Foval is a Clinton operative. Everyone knows the Clintons are not true progressives. That’s why there was a walkout at the DNC convention 2 years ago.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Kevin Wayne: Tell your Democrat buddies to finally stop calling African-Americans “minorities”. They’re NOT anymore. At this rate, I’M a minority. WHITES are. And Dems have done a lot more “gerrymandering” than Republicans ever did. This is also why Democrats are so keen on flooding the country with non-white immigrants. They’ll then paint the Republican Party as a bunch of racist whites and use all their barely-English-literate amnestied “citizens” to vote against the color line. This is so pitiful and below the belt as to be sickening. A masterful play of the “race card”. They’ve been doing this for years.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “Tell your Democrat buddies to finally stop calling African-Americans “minorities”. They’re NOT anymore. At this rate, I’M a minority. WHITES are”

      Awww… Do you need a hug? 😉

      “Dems have done a lot more “gerrymandering” than Republicans ever did”

      Nope: http://www.businessinsider.com/partisan-gerrymandering-has-benefited-republicans-more-than-democrats-2017-6

      “This is also why Democrats are so keen on flooding the country with non-white immigrants”

      Excuse me? Bush Jr. had a LOT of Hispanics turning GOP because he wanted a fair deal for illegals. The Koch brothers who regularly donate to conservative candidates want open borders. Read Breitbart if your sooooo incensed with “correct” sources. And keep your ill-informed stereotypes to yourself.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Troy Day

    So Walter Polasik are you saying John the Baptist should have not called a very religious king who rebuilt the temple to repent from his sins?

  • Gary Stacey
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Gary Stacey

    It is offensive to use this board for personal political points. Did you do the same for the previous administration?

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Gary Stacey, it’s just discussion. Everyone is entitled to his or her own political views. And I’d rather discuss heated politics or heated theology with informed believers than with uninformed. So by all means Gary, do join the table. Troy Day: No, John the Baptist was right in what he did and it is also the same kind of point the petitioners made that is also one of the two points I actually agree with in their open letter. I’m glad, at least, that pastor and churches are PRAYING for this president and not calling for his DEATH like a certain Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church did of Obama. THAT was truly a poor Christian witness.

    • Gary Stacey
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Gary Stacey

      It is an inappropriate discussion. It is also quite un-Biblical, if that matters.

  • Chad Steele
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Chad Steele

    What a joke!

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      I missed it, do explain, don’t leave us hangin’.

    • Chad Steele
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Chad Steele

      The article about him being racist, sexist, etc. I do not see it. The man is not perfect. Who is? Unless these men of God are? Enjoyed your response.

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Ricky Grimsley

    The people that composed that statement must only watch CNN. Im not a big trump fan but this letter is idiocy.

  • Robin Wilson Taylor
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Robin Wilson Taylor

    The church needs to repent. Some of these preachers calling for our President to repent need to get down with him. When you point a finger at someone else, there’s four pointing back at you.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Troy Day

    Gary Stacey It was posted by a member of the group who composed/signed the letter. The letter is signed by 39 leading Pentecostal theologians – it is not to be easily disregarded. We’ve discussed much about Obama too (double the number of posts just about same sex marriage law in 2016), if you havent seen it here http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/?s=obama

  • Sabrina Morgan
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Sabrina Morgan

    I am native america and I most certainly do NOT receive any monies from Casions and/or goverment. My daughter is also a college student and since our tribe is not federally recognized, I pay 100% of her tuition. Since you talk like you know all this as facts, thought I would give you a first hand account 😊

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Do you feel that we Americans owe the Native Americans, who are not native to this continent, but came also into America across from the east at the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska reparations?

    • Sabrina Morgan
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Sabrina Morgan

      I never said anyone owes me or my family anything. The Bering Strait theroy is been proven false over and over. We “Americans”, more like we “colonizers”. I am American.

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Sabrina Morgan Thank you for your reply, but I guess how the Native Americans got here nobody knows, that is like the global warming theory. Debatable. I just asked a question and you did not insinuate that.
      I have a friend who is part of the Creek Indian tribe and who is very knowledgeable about Indian affairs. I mean nothing disrespectful by the the term Indians. My wife has some Indian blood in her also.
      It is the way of the world the strong will survive. There has always been wars. That was just one of the things in settling land. Even Indians fought and stole between themselves.
      I do not believe or teach that all who came across on the Mayflower and other ships were true Disciples of Jesus. True Disciples of Jesus has never never been a majority in any country. Was the Indians done wrong by Christians, probably so.
      But our ancestors for the most part were not Christians. They may have good morals and been good people, but that doesn’t make you a Christian. Reading a Bible and Praying won’t make you a Christian. You have to live what you READ in the HOLY BIBLE.
      This country was founded on Judeo/Christian ethics but that doesn’t make it a Christian country. It just makes us a free country.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Sabrina Morgan: That would be ME you were responding to. So, tell me Sabrina, you yourself aren’t getting rich or getting dole-outs. You pay your fair share like everyone else. Kudos to you, and yes, you are an American. Now, having said that, can you speak for OTHER native American groups that ARE getting money to their reservations or thick in business making money at casinos? Because guessy whaty? They’re out there. http://www.nber.org/digest/feb03/w9198.html.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Sabrina Morgan: I’m not making this up. When I say “dole-outs’ I really do mean it. See, they get paid money because the government allegedly mismanaged something. Here in Philadephia, if the pavement in front of my house cracks (it’s public pavement, not really part of my property) guess who has to pay for it? Me. If a water-main breaks near my house, anywhere in the vicinity of my property. . .again, I have to pay for it. I get no dole-outs for city ooopsies. So, I’m not just reading tea-leaves in my cup and conjuring issues with Native Americans. But the moral of the story is, again, every group other than regular white folks get breaks, helps and all kinds of attention. I will stand by that because I’ve grown up through the 80’s and 90’s and watched it grow more and more plain. From Affirmative Action to Casino Transaction. Good day to you. 😉

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    So glad I stayed out of this one. I think there has to be a middle voice somewhere. I admit I don’t have it.
    But tonight I’m rejoicing in Christ my Saviour, reading my Bible, and praying, and thanking God for this country. And all the voices. I hope we never loose that.

  • Scotty Searan
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    Walter Polasik: You have done a good job critiquing this article. In there first point there was actually 2 subpoints.
    The Treatment of the immigrants
    The Racially charged statement of racism concerning black people and murders.
    Let’s talk about #1 THE TREATMENT OF THE STRANGERS (IMMIGRANTS)
    Leviticus 19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
    Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
    Leviticus 24:22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the Lord your God.
    Numbers 9:14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the Lord; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
    Romans 13:1-7
    1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
    3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
    4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
    5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
    6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
    7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
    Much scripture let’s talk.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      “If a Christian promotes amnesty, let them remove the fences from around their property and allow the homeless and all strangers access to their property to live.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you for clarification nd simplicity. Yes. It’s not that we are against any particular people group: but the flood-tide of immigrants (illegal AND legal) has GOT TO STOP. No country can support indefinite immigration. It’s a recipe for. . . the DISSOLUTION of said country. . .oddly enough that’s EXACTLY what the Globalists want.

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “If a Christian promotes amnesty, let them remove the fences from around their property and allow the homeless and all strangers access to their property to live”

      Lots of Christians have. I used to serve in a church that did exactly that.

  • Leonard Harris
    Reply January 23, 2018

    Leonard Harris

    Gods word also says take care of your own first. Trump continues to say America first. Holy Ghost filled person right here !

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Leonard Harris Here is what the Bible really says.
      Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
      We do good to all men,ESPECIALLY THOSE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH. Disciples of Christ/Christians of any race.

    • Leonard Harris
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Leonard Harris

      Scotty Searan just like people who believe once saved always saved. They go with one verse n believe they are right. I’m not gonna argue over this. That verse is good but it is not the only one that goes with this situation. I don’t believe God wants u or anybody else to beat Trump over the head with the Bible. God placed him there n he’s getting better all the time. He holds Bible study in the W.H. When’s the last time has that happened? We also have laws read what it says about that . P.S. you have forgotten the millions of dollars our Country has given other countries for years. How come this wasn’t brought up on the last presidents ?

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply January 23, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Leonard Harris I gave you scripture and very little rhetoric.
      You gave no scripture and a lot of rhetoric. Give me scripture when you criticize.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Scotty Searan Wait, wait. . .so protecting our nation, borders, economy is. . .not ok? We just let ’em all in? And what about Trump’s interesting point about those who are productive vs. those who are leeches? Do we let all leeches in and then wonder why our economy is going to crap because government is doling out our hard-earned tax-dollars to loafers?

  • David Vaters
    Reply January 24, 2018

    David Vaters

    My grandfather founded the Pentecostal assembles of Newfoundland and he would be ashamed of this communication supposedly represent Pentecostals. Shameful! Where were these guys in the previous administrations? Stop representing the faith like this! Reminds me of the Pharisees!

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      They were afraid if they mentioned Obama’s sinful nature and his racist ways, the blacks would leave their churches and they were more interested in numbers than the truth
      THIS IS JUST ANOTHER CASE OF THE SEDUCING SPIRITS IN OUR CHURCHES.

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Troy Day

      David Vaters Would your grandfather approve of a man with 3 wives, gambling business, heart of anger, lust, greed and the whole 7 deadly sins?

    • David Vaters
      Reply January 24, 2018

      David Vaters

      Troy Day firstly
      “For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God”
      Secondly,
      Are you now God to Judge anyone?

      Thirdly, where were you and these men of God in the past 10 presidents? All of which you could say the same and worst of them!

      What is being said and done here is a total offence to God.

      Repent and pray for the leader of the country just as the bible says to do! Blessings!

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Troy Day

      David Vaters I simply disagree to be a blind follower of a spiritually blind leader

    • David Vaters
      Reply January 24, 2018

      David Vaters

      Troy Day do as you wish brother! Just curious? If not Trump who would you have had in th WH? Hillary or Bennie?

    • David Vaters
      Reply January 24, 2018

      David Vaters

      Troy Day could you kindly answer the above question?

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Troy Day

      As soon as you answer mine: “Would your grandfather approve of a man with 3 wives, gambling business, heart of anger, lust, greed and the whole 7 deadly sins?” which BTW answers yours as well

    • David Vaters
      Reply January 24, 2018

      David Vaters

      Troy Day I answered it in my first response! But to be clear no he would not approve of these things nor of mine or your transgressions… now your answer please!

    • David Vaters
      Reply January 24, 2018

      David Vaters

      Troy Day will do!

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Troy Day: You asked David Vaters’ forebears would approve of the characteristics you described. Hmmm, on reflection, minus the gambling, that kinda sounds like . . .King David! (“A man after God’s own heart”) I dunno. If we approve of David (you can’t “undo” what he did) then Trump’s a boy scout by comparison! I hear your call for leadership accountability and I agree, of course. I didn’t like Clinton’s escapades any better either (poor Chelsea). But if we’re gonna compare apples to apples . . .😎

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    David Vaters Would your grandfather approve of a man with 3 wives, gambling business, heart of anger, lust, greed and the whole 7 deadly sins?

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    Here’s the same problem over and over again – a dilemma the Church should have never been placed in per the separation of church and state

    We have
    – several leaders of Pentecostal denominations
    – a dozen of pastors representing large congregations
    – some 50 Pentecostal theologians, ministers and authors

    respectfully expressing disagreement and protest against oppressive policies and open sin with the current administration.

    Should we not listen to the voice of the Spirit speaking to the Church through these people?

    Or should we trust a small number of golden age posters who are expressing fear of losing their social security and to what cost?

    • David Vaters
      Reply January 24, 2018

      David Vaters

      As a factual and historical note…separation of church and state was to prevent one religion to dominate the government. They did not mean that the church was not to freely influence the government and its policies and just be silent. Check out the original intent of this not what has been feed to us
      By the liberals and Marxists.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Troy Day: Let me flatly state it: they were NOT expressing “the voice of the Spirit”. Most of the points were Left-wing political folderdol. How is not being mindful about national security (with regards to North Korea) “of the Spirit”? Their take on “love your enemies” is just as misleading as the usual Liberal whine about “Don’t judge” (Matt. 7:1). Terrible. It was just terrible and a thinking person can see right through the snivels. (Yes, I said it again).

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “How is not being mindful about national security (with regards to North Korea) “of the Spirit”?”

      Simple. We are to strive to the best of our abilities to live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:8 A couple of things in regards to NK: 1) After what happened to Libya following their disarmament of nukes and their subsequent US invasion, North Korea is not up for any talk of them giving up nukes, either. 2) They see the US as who developed the 1st Atom bomb & they saw what happened to Japan.

      You’re problem appears to be that you come from a perspective that war is inevitable.

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Troy Day

      Kevin Wayne thanks for your early reply – looks like your Sunday service notes 🙂 I know you were addressing Walter Polasik but I am too about 80% sure there will be war. Like Clinton and Nixon and Bush Trump too needs a war to survive in the next 3 yrs;

      Your point on Libya is not alone. The Arabian spring left open a dozen of countries.

      However, I do think Russia and China are in cohutz to leave N Korea alone and bring the war in Syria. Turkey has just started assisting them as Ricky Grimsley had supposed

      And of course this is all fulfilling Ezek. 37-38 war prophecy Would the stable genius in the White House and his evangelical advisers understand these dynamics on time would determine if America will be in a war before 2020 – I give them a very conservative 80-20 chance [my 2 cents ]

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    If you’re shocked by any of this you must be under forty.
    We all knew his only hope was the Christian right as a base. He’s got flaws and if some of the gossip is true it’s sin but from what I can tell he’s helped us. He actually might be better label an old school democrat.
    Also may I remind you the repeal of the Johnson Act was huge. If the preachers can find their courage and their voices now we may yet see another awakening in this country. I wouldn’t get to upset with any of this. Keep praying and doing what God called you to do. Please…

  • Ray E Horton
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    As with every President, we elected him to be a government executive, not a religious leaders. We have a commander-in-chief, not a pastor-in-chief. Every President has had his weaknesses. Trump is just more open and blunt. His policies so far have been bringing positive change to the economy. He isn’t against legal, controlled immigration that assimilates, but illegal immigration. Nothing has worked with our North Korea policy over the years. Maybe it is indeed time to get tougher. Anyway, I am going to judge his presidency according to results, at the voting both after four years. Meanwhile, we are called to pray, in spite of his faults. May God use him for our nation. God has no faultless man to use until Jesus returns.

  • Benjamin C Bratvogel
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Benjamin C Bratvogel

    This is very thoughtful….how ever the Bible teaches us to be obedient to our learders, even if you dislike them..we are to pray for our enemies also.
    On a final note the whole Jerusalem belongs to the hebrews is a great step and leap towards, and needs to be for the end days.
    Kennedy is the only other President i can thing of that was religious.
    Mostly the rest belong to the Masons, skull and bones, and what ever is associated with bohemium grove…just a thought

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      Kennedy was a notorious adulterer. The press and the secret service covered for him. But the days of people turning a blind eye are over forever.

    • Benjamin C Bratvogel
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Benjamin C Bratvogel

      David was also and a murderer yet he was a man after Gods heart.
      Moses killed a man.
      Peter denied Jesus
      Mary magdalen was a whore
      Elijah siced two bears on 40+ boys for disrespecting him. There are many examples.No leaders are perfect.

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      Yes sir. Very true. Moses looked both ways and then killed a man. Sounds like premeditated murder to me. God can change the vilest of men. Hes good that way. Very kind.
      I hope you don’t think I was singling out the former president. I meant the public scrutiny is very open these days. Fame is a fickle friend. Clinton used to be the hero of the left. They finally turned on him. Same old story abuse of power. Sex. Money.
      David covered his sin up, for awhile. Moses ran away so did Peter. Elijah what can say about him. I don’t think them boys were disrespecting old people anymore. Might be a lesson in that one…

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Yes, Kennedy was certainly religious sporting in bed with Marilyn Monroe. He even coined a new “Monroe Doctrine” : “After you’re done with her, pass her to your brother.” Alas, this all truly happened. Clinton went to church as well. And then there was Monica. . . .I could go on. . . 😉

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    Benjamin C Bratvogel The question you posted as dealt with in detail by Walter Polasik is this (pure moral not political)

    There’s no doubt we are to obey our leaders, but which ones?
    Our electoral college elected (not by majority) country leader
    OR
    our denominational, spiritual, theological and church leaders?
    This is the question you may want to try to answer for us…

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Troy Day: I’ll throw another boomerang for ya. You asked, “Which leaders are we to obey?” I ask, “In which sphere?” Do our spiritual leaders have authority in governmental areas? Just as, do our national leaders have authority in spiritual areas? And, to further complicate the question, we’re Christians. Benny Hinn is a nationally recognized Christian leader. Should we obey HIM in spiritual matters? How about Joel Osteen? Or John Hagee? No? John McArthur? Nationally recognized. What do you think? How exactly, brother Day, do you intend this to work? 😉

    • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
      Reply January 27, 2018

      Jerome Herrick Weymouth

      Not going to obey John MacArthur he’s written three anti Pentecostal books. So no way Jose!!!
      I do not consider him a spokesman for the Pentecostals or charismatic churches and he is a cessationist and a calvinist.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    Walter Polasik Since you are asking the tribulationibus torret I will leave for you to figure out; but the situation is not easily separable like you propose, because we have spiritual leaders speaking to political problems (morals in the government, elections, political preferences, etc.) and political leaders speaking to church issues (tax, bathrooms, gender, marriage, etc )

    So lets call on the Bible on this one
    Did the OT prophets separate or did they call kings for repentance?
    What did Nathan do to David?
    What did John the Baptist do to a very religious and stable genius king who had even rebuilt the temple?
    And what did the king do to him in return?
    Omne gestum identidem geritur

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Troy Day: And I would ask you. Do these pastors/petitioners measure up to be on the level of prophets of the land? Especially asking for the kinds of things mentioned in the letter? Again, it looks to me less a moral reproving (alla Nathan, John the Baptist, et. al.) and more a political plea cloaked in the garb of spirituality. (Did I just repeat my point a THIRD time? Yes, I did. so hopefully by now you get it). Such spiritual leaders shouldn’t make their requests a falsis principiis proficisci.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    Now that’s a question you should ask them personally

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Oh, and to your Latin: there should be the caveat: ad libitum, ad neauseam ad infinitum. 😉

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    more properly spelled: nauseam

  • Ray E Horton
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    Aside from Old Testament prophets, let’s look at the New Testament. Jesus corrected religious leaders, but did He, or Paul or other contributors to the N.T. correct the governing authorities.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    King of kings – no government correction there whatsoever 🙂

  • Ray E Horton
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    Of course, in the New Covenant, we are the kings and priests that He is King over. Worldly kings and government leaders we are to pray for precisely because He isn’t controlling worldly affairs in this age, and we seek God’s intervention on their behalf, that we might have good secular government with an environment conducive to the spread of the Gospel.

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    Ray E. Horton: Brother Horton, spoken like a true wise elder. I tip my hat to you. Brother Day of course wants to emphasize the Church’s involvement in the life of our nation and wants leaders to be accountable and hear the Church’s invitation that all, small and great, live for Jesus. I applaud that of course and commend Troy for usually posting good topics. I’m glad Christians are writing Trump and that he’s also being reminded of his moral obligations as the nation’s leader, but the contents of the above letter are, at best, a mixed bag. I personally wish that if Christian leaders must “speak to power” they would have some wisdom concerning the pressing and relevant political issues of the day. Pleading for items that the Left wants accomplished hardly seems to me any kind of “swimming against the current” or “going against the grain” of worldly convenience, complicity and deceptive politics. Whatever happened to “just weights and measures”? Troy Day? (Deut. 25:15; Prov. 11:1; 16:11; 20:23).

  • Ray E Horton
    Reply January 24, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    Thanks brother Walter, and I do understand Troy’s very positive motives. We do need to call people, ordinary or in high places, to the ways of the Lord. But, I do agree with you concerning the content of the letter.

    • Leonard Harris
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Leonard Harris

      Troy also brought up Trump didn’t get the majority of the votes. Electoral college was there from the beginning. Law Of The Land . Our Founding Fathers knew that they were doing. What Troy brought up is the same as what the democrats n liberals have n still scream .

    • Ray E Horton
      Reply January 24, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      That’s true! Whether by Electoral College, direct vote, royal succession, or even overpowering dictatorship, we are told to respect the secular government. They didn’t exactly have good government when Paul was writing his letters. And, I agree, this letter to the President is definately politically left leaning, guised in spirituality. Walter handled the points of the letter quite well.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 25, 2018

    Troy Day

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 26, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Troy Day: If you work in retail as I have, you ‘ll know that citing Macy’s and Sears’ poor business has nothing to do with Trump or the TaxPlan. Those cited companies were all on the chopping block even in Obama’s time. They are ready for extinction. I worked for Sears for almost a decade, I should know ITS internal politics. (!) So the “fact check” is irrelevant.

    • Benjamin C Bratvogel
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Benjamin C Bratvogel

      Very irrelevant…now a days “men” are tending to lean toward quite effeminate, and i would beg to differ, if most of them even know-the differance between a spark plug wrench and a oil filter wrench , let alone there function and how to use.
      Have you seen that millennial fight with that manual can opener for 3 minutes and than every one claps like she just saved a baby deer from a fire. Satan has them very confused in deed, gender fluid huh, eating a tide pod because it is attractive looking, is not an excuse. Bright colors usually mean poison so…they just want that dopeamine rush from 10000 strangers likeing them acting like a donkey.
      The internet is shifting the retail game folks and wal mart is where to get the rest…

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Troy Day

      wrong thread? Benjamin C Bratvogel

    • Benjamin C Bratvogel
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Benjamin C Bratvogel

      Nope just putting 2 cents right here ☝ but thanks.
      If i was to comment it would be from Eph 6…wrestling against darkness and spiritual forces in high places….there is a reason Satan is prince of the air and ruler of this earthly realm.
      Yet another trick…people think he is stuck and ruling hell.

  • Ray E Horton
    Reply January 25, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    This was the best retail year in history, but not for many brick and mortar stores. Online shopping is hurting them even during a good economy. consumer confidence has grown, and the stock market has been going through the roof.

  • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
    Reply January 26, 2018

    Jerome Herrick Weymouth

    Never heard of these scholars!

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 26, 2018

    Troy Day

    Jerome you’ve never heard of Keener and Amos? Are you Pentecostal ?

  • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
    Reply January 26, 2018

    Jerome Herrick Weymouth

    I am familiar with French Arlington of the C.O.G. Cleveland,Tn., George O. Woods of the A/G, and Jack W. Hayford of the Foursquare Gospel. Yes a Arminian, a Trinitarian, a Pentecostal and a Pastor, too.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 26, 2018

    Troy Day

    Jerome great scholars of the late 70s early 80s. Pentecostal theology in 21st century has many more new names. Most of them have signed the petition with great confidence

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 26, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Then they haven’t read it! Are you telling me they’re THAT Leftist? (!!!!)

  • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
    Reply January 26, 2018

    Jerome Herrick Weymouth

    Well we don’t have a pastor in the White House nor a crooked politican, but a business man. Who is very rough around the edges…But I’m grateful for him and glad as all heaven is that Hellerie not president.

  • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
    Reply January 27, 2018

    Jerome Herrick Weymouth

    Don’t know how you could be a Pentecostal and a leftist, gay loving baby killing Democrat!!!

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 27, 2018

    Troy Day

    Jerome you are right. You cannot.
    The Problem is you also cannot be a Pentecostal AND at the same time
    support a man of sin with 3 wives
    stand against loving the foreigner
    approve dozens of lies from the top of the government
    agree with open abuse of women and minorities
    defend administration that projects regress on tax, immigration, free speech, democracy, foreign policy, a Wall, economy, NAFTA, and so on

    What Christian conservatives voted for in this election was
    reversal of 2016 supreme court ruling gay marriages
    501c3 church tax reliefs
    ban on abortions
    no gun control
    guarantee for their social security (golden agers only, millenials well know by the time they are 60 there aint gonna be no social security)
    morals in the White House and government

    This is the basis on which the deal was made for the republican nomination

    Guess how many of these we got after 1 year?
    Guess how many we will get after 3 more years?

    So now, we cannot be leftist, but can we support what’s going on as Christians? This is what this letter speaks to openly

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply January 27, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    Children will cry for time with their fathers. Men will vow to do right by their family. But when it comes to politics Every man must have his say.
    Is there a report “little Suzy got saved!” Little Johnny came home. Daddy got right with God. Mommy said “God is faithful. God will provide.”

  • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
    Reply January 27, 2018

    Jerome Herrick Weymouth

    The only think I can say is Thank God! I’m extremely happy with President Trump. I will admit that I can never be happy with the leftist party in power.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 27, 2018

    Troy Day

    Jerome if you are happy with the man of sin in the White House so be it; but we did elect a President who made various promises related to our freedom, economy and way of life. How do we cognate them with what is actually happening in our present reality ?

    • Ray E Horton
      Reply January 27, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      Troy, I’m sorry to say that I find your comment rather silly! Any man in the White House would be a man of sin. We have never had a President that wasn’t. Trump is just more blunt and some would say honest. His past faults are behind him, and I believe he is improving. And, he is gradually learning while in office as well. And, “what is actually happening in our present reality” is quite a bit of success and accomplishment, especially in the area of the economy.

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 27, 2018

      Troy Day

      Ray E We have a special thread on the Christian response to the tax reform if you’d like to discuss economy? Which area would you call a success – rising gas prices, closing retail, delay in tax returns? Please elaborate in on the specifics that you have noticed. Have you seen any increase in your paycheck in the last year? – most Americans have seen decrease and BTW the property values are declining rapidly since mid- October Economy may be good for the large corporations but certainly not for the middle class. Sorry but Sears and Sams closing dozens of stores is not silly at all. No American should thing the return of NAFTA is silly either https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27072468_1577082725716436_2458416268265692761_n.jpg?oh=52bd2cbd8028dd4f84c0c1cbfe5cfc86&oe=5AE2C8FB

    • Ray E Horton
      Reply January 27, 2018

      Ray E Horton

      Irrelevant! These would have closed under any administration because of Internet competition like Amazon. Retail is acturally way up when you add store and online buying, and consumer confidence is up as well.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 27, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Troy Day: Let’s face it, you’re just a plain ol’ “never Trumper”. You don’t like him and you’re quashing anything he stands for and adding more fuel to the gleeful Leftist fire. None of us here are saying Trump’s a saint. We all remember growing up hearing his “rich boy” antics. He’s got the money he wants and the women he wants. Let’s pause there for a second. Dinesh D’Souza, high-profile Christian apologist and representative (in debates with atheists etc.). He’s got himself some good money and guess what? Recently divorced his wife and married a younger chick. Obviously he is no longer so high profile after that move. You mention Trump’s having gotten married 3 times. Hows about King David’s 7 wives? Hmmm? “The man after God’s own heart?” Samuel’s dad had TWO. Now, you mention economic issues. I’ll say it again: retail has always been sucky, especially Sears where I’d worked for 7 years. As to rising gas prices—Troy, you’re an adult without amnesia I trust, you know the oil companies do this every now and again: use whatever excuse to hike their prices and make a killing. The only thing I WOULD agree with you on is the danger of NAFTA and GATT which were instituted under Mr. Globalist Clinton and the whole concept of “free trade” being traceable to Marxist roots. But this kind of stuff was in place before Trump came into office. I’m not concerned that Trump isn’t giving a commentary on Romans in his presidential addresses. My concern is that, in the end, after all the hubbub and shouting is over, Trump will be another George H.W.Bush. Plastic smile, tough talk, quiet Globalist agenda. If that turns out to be the case, we have no democracy worth a mention in Webster’s dictionary. At that point, the only hope for freedom from “the overlords” who rule from unelected, secretive positions, is a miracle from God. I for the revival God alone can bring to this country.

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Troy Day

      Actually I like Trump and asked him to run for presidency back in 2009 when most of the golden agers in this group that now defend him tought him to be a crook. But I love the Church and God more. And more and more I see Trump does not share my allegence Nelson Banuchi

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Troy Day: Gee, I wonder who DOES?Goldilocks!

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Troy Day

      NAFTA does – nough said – or eNAFTA said

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      “The only thing I WOULD agree with you on is the danger of NAFTA and GATT which were instituted under Mr. Globalist Clinton”

      With the help of Globalist Republicans. And a Republican successor who did nothing to roll it back.

      “and the whole concept of “free trade” being traceable to Marxist roots”

      LOL You spelled “LIbertarian” wrong 😉

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      Jobs added 2016: 2.2 Million
      Jobs added in 2017: 2.1 Million

      https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf

    • Kevin Wayne
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Kevin Wayne

      And now for my disclaimer: I haven’t voted for the POTUS nominee of either major party since 1988. So anyone who has allegations to make that I have a stake in this – keep it to yourself 😉

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Kevin Wayne: Maybe you didn’t catch this but I did name Georgie and son as Globalists, just like Clinton. And as far as Liberalism goes, even Reagan signed into law a bill enabling gays when he was governor of California. As to stopping and rolling back, we’ll see what Trump actually stops. I doubt he’ll be able to “roll back” Row v, Wade or Gay marriage. You’ll notice that Obama easily disposed of DOMA. It’s a one-way ticket bro.

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply January 28, 2018

      Nelson Banuchi

      Troy Day “I love the Church and God…Trump does not share my allegence”

      Apparently, he never did.

  • Santa Nichols
    Reply January 27, 2018

    Santa Nichols

    Praise the Lord God Almighty 🦁✝👑🔥❤

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 28, 2018

    Troy Day

    Kevin Wayne Walter Polasik yalls points are well taken. I will make further comments under the NAFTA topic BUT who will pay for NAFTA and drained Social Security – not Mexico but our children Those jobs sited are not created for Americans. Neither will be the NAFTA drivers and border patrol jobs … I cite nearby VW factory that was given absolutely TAX FREE bill to build by the state. Created 0 jobs for locals – mainly imported specialists work in it today

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Michelle

    So in the midst of all the debate, it stood out to me that the points in this article are primarily political and not theological. The truth is, there are Pentecostals who are politically conservative, and Pentecostals who are politically liberal. I feel the article would have been more honest if it were entitled, “A Call for Trump to return to the Democratic Party.” But asking someone to “repent” for political views is a little Stalinistic.

  • Joseph Kidwell
    Reply January 29, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    I have been very busy, but I will address it. I know that everyone just can’t wait to hear from me….

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      Do you preach repentance in your own church? Do you tell men to get right with God in your own church? Do you preach against and adultery in your church? Do you openly rebuke the evil in men’s hearts? The men you know personally?

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      Correction: “do you preach against sin and adultery in your own church?”

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      You can find our statement of faith in the fb page of Greater Grace and Deliverance Ministries. You can also find sermon clips if you search for Bishop Joseph Kidwell on you tube. Have a blessed day.

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      A simple yes or no is fine thank you

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      I’m not on trial here, sir. You are not my God or my Bishop and I do not answer to you.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      I will first address the first point of this letter to the President. From his defense of the KKK and neo-nazis in Charlottesville to his depiction of nations of color as S&$@holes to his racist depiction of Mexican immigrants as ” rapists and drug dealers”, this President has blatantly displayed a racist attitude, thus the call for him to repent.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      The second point on the letter deals with the reckless talk coming from the President toward North Korea. The fact is, war is not an option on the Korean Penninsula. Nuclear weapons are not toys and the President’s language has brought us closer to nuclear war than at any other time since the Cuban misspile crisis.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Ira Huth

      Joseph Kidwell We all will be on trial when one day we go before Christ and give account of our life. We pray my Brother that you will repent of your allegiance with liberal ideology, propaganda lies that promotes an agenda that contradicts the Word of God. Before it’s to late in Jesus name!!!

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      I would suggest that you stop viewing Scripture through a secular right wing political lens and employ methods of interpreting Scripture. You ignore vast swaths of Scripture and cherry pick passages.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Ira Huth

      Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
      Matthew 7:15‭-‬20 KJV
      https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.7.15-20.KJV

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      Like I said, you cherry pick Scripture and make false applications.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Ira Huth

  • Nelson Banuchi
    Reply January 29, 2018

    Nelson Banuchi

    First we had Obama threatening our democracy…now we have Trump…

    https://www.facebook.com/nelson.banuchi/posts/1854329334586631?pnref=story

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Nelson Banuchi I don’t trust nothing Huffington Post puts out or CNN, or MSNBC puts out. They are nothing but liberal propaganda networks and news papers

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      I don’t trust anything Fox News puts out.

    • Troy Day
      Reply January 30, 2018

      Troy Day

      At least since they got rid of Megan…

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      I like Newsmax, but all are bias, but I have never read an article in Huffington post that gives the political right good reviews. I do trust Sean Hannity and Michael Savage

    • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Jerome Herrick Weymouth

      Joseph Kidwell
      I only trust news that I hear from Fox News and CBN News. All the rest all controled by the demoncrats

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      LOL! Fox is controlled by extreme right wing zealots.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 1, 2018

      Troy Day

      Fox is controlled by Rupert Murdoch while still living

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC LEFT WING LIBERAL fake need reporters

  • David Vaters
    Reply January 30, 2018

    David Vaters

    He has! Maybe you should think about where the 4 other fingers on your hand are pointing ….

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 1, 2018

    Troy Day

    David Vaters Would your grandfather consider him a saved man?

  • David Vaters
    Reply February 1, 2018

    David Vaters

    Troy Day My grandfather would not judge any man if he was saved or not.

    This really is ridiculous. So your point your trying to PROVE is President Trump is not a Christian? If so, so what? And you believe that vast majorly of presidents were Christian?

    Even if that were true that all Presidents including Obama is Christian, so what?

    Pray that President Trump becomes born again!

    Not rip him up or anyone else for that matter!

    President Trump without a doubt has been the most supportive of the Christian faith, by word and deed, then any other recent history President. If you disagree with that I’m can’t contribute anything more to this brotherly discussion.

  • David Vaters
    Reply February 1, 2018

    David Vaters

    How do you he already has repented?

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 1, 2018

    Troy Day

    David Vaters Not trying to prove anything I simply asked if your grandfather would consider him a saved man? I know mine wouldnt

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 1, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    I stayed out politics the last couple of years for this very reason. Frankly it is disturbing to see brethren so divided on worldly affairs. I suppose I’m guilty also being drawn into it.
    For me the gospel of Jesus Christ must go forth. We won’t get the violence out of the streets until we get the violence out of our hearts.
    To the issue of the “rebuke” sure it’s scriptural but I think it lacks real conviction and fire. And seems more cold and calculated than prophetic “speaking truth to power.” I don’t think they heard from God in prayer for the man or the office. Sure sounds good though.

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 1, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    I don’t doubt the writers have served their people and their conscience. In the end that will be important. They have stayed within the confines of scripture. I think the day is coming when the cry for repentance will be unavoidable. And some of the ones advocating for it now will be ushering it out the door.

  • Walter Polasik
    Reply February 1, 2018

    Walter Polasik

    AMEN AND AMEN! (Deut. 32:31).

  • Joseph Kidwell
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    Trump is really a great example for those who value ‘faith and family’. When it comes to being a role model as a husband and father, President Obama is much preferred over our current ‘Philanderer in Chief’.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Troy Day

    A final word to this discussion

    It is commendable that members emerging with ideas from this group like Joseph Kidwell Micael Grenholm and several others among our members who are not as outspoken have signed this letter calling for repentance, righteousness and restoration

    We all may not agree on all points. We dont have to. But as the Church we must agree that according to the Law of God, the prosperity of a nation begins with repentance, righteousness and restoration from the nation’s highest authority. No one, not even the emperor, is above the Law of God

    With this in mind, our friend John could have shown respect, keep silent and enjoyed the king’s feast. After all the king was not a priest or a pastor, all kings have sins and John could have kept his pay check, tax exempt and even his head.

    But our friend John knew that no one, not even the king, is above the Law of God. And for this reason exposed the the king openly with the words It is NOT lawful … and lost his head for it.

    If you gonna lose your head, dont lose it taking sides in useless political discussions. Lose it for something of high worth – like the right of free speech; and speak freely calling both king and nation to repentance, righteousness and restoration

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      Did the sign any letters when we attacked Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen ,Libya Yemen, Qatar, or Syria and attempted to overthrow the governments. That letter is just another example of liberal bias that has infiltrated the church where moral outrage of personal failures fills Pharisees with rage while president after president propagates the slaughter of millions overseas. Did the sign a petition to stop Obama from dividing the country over race, or giving weapons to al-qaida. What about Clinton’s in Bosnia. Did they forget about abortion.? Just saying get informed and don’t be lackeys for the left.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Troy Day

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    You know as well as anyone the trivial nature of men is not suited to repentance. It will take more than a self vindication to bring repentance.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Troy Day

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      Here is what we should be doing instead of trying to be part of Trump’s opposition. 1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJVS
      [1] I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; [2] For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. [3] For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Troy Day

      If you gonna ba honest, you need to show where you posted this great advice while Obama was president

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      The Obama presidency opened my eyes. I was very partisan republican until I began to do real research a few years ago. Our government has been evil along time. I’m pretty sure over the years that things of this nature have been posted.

    • Walter Polasik
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Walter Polasik

      Ricky Grimsley If only Troy Day knew how to pray for presidents. . . .if only he realized you shouldn’t just be praying for DEMOCRAT presidents. 😉

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      Exactly. They have all done major evils and had huge moral failures. How many years has America had without war?

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    Has the topic been abandoned by the co-signer the Reverend Bishop Joseph Kidwell?

  • Scotty Searan
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    There is not a President or leaders in our country that I have not prayed for and will continue to pray for.
    I set so many emails and letter to the WHITE HOUSE asking President Obama to repent, that I was blocked from sending any correspondence to the WHITE HOUSE BY EMAIL, LETTERS OR PHONE.
    Our local Democratic Congressman will not accept my letters nor phone calls or emails, because I have called on them to repent. The Republicans will accept them. And yes I get on their case.
    But the whole thing is this the Church and country needs to return to the standards that made us great. We Need to turn to God and do what is right.
    Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
    Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
    Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
    On another Blog, there was a gentlemen who was saying that we need to return to Holiness and righteous living of our forefathers which is definitely true.
    He spoke how Satan had used a tactic to deceive us Holiness people and yes many have been deceived.
    Our Holiness heritage definitely had the power of God from the 1800s till up into the 1970’s, I don’t believe no one can deny that.
    From here on out you may disagree with me.
    This minister spent more time about not returning to legalism and putting some of the practices down that was in legalism yet not naming one thing of how a person should live holy.
    The fact is legalism didn’t make us lose our power with God..Worldliness and compromise made us lose our power. EVERYBODY IS DOING RIGHT IN THEIR OWN EYES
    Deuteronomy 12:7-9 7 And there ye shall eat before the Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lord thy God hath blessed thee.8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the Lord your God giveth you.
    Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
    Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
    Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

  • Ira Huth
    Reply February 2, 2018

    Ira Huth

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      Pure garbage. I stand with patriots like John McCain who attacked this memo. I stand with the FIB Director, Christopher Wray. I stand with former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Mike Rogers who attacked it.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      …..and yes, unlike 5 Deferment draft dodger Trump. I believe that John McCain is an American hero.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ira Huth

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ira Huth

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 2, 2018

      Ira Huth

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      LOL!

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      Laugh all you want, but If the Lord tarries and the socialist liberal agenda continues to force their ideology into public policy in America. Lord help us, because there could be another Civil War defending traditional Constitutional freedoms.
      This article has the backing of several COG ministers and (with all due respect whether Dr. Hill agrees or not) among several others in the faith.
      This article brings out the sad reality of what has been happening in America till now. Enough is enough, if someone wants to live a sinful, unrighteous lifestyle that is between them and God. But don’t try to force into public policy, and don’t try to change the moral and just foundation and rule of law in America.

      https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontpagemag.com%2Ffpm%2F266197%2Fcivil-war-here-daniel-greenfield&h=ATPI6yPRCaRjY7xF2L1p3LynSs-dxEV9_jiJkRf-TSoBA-UbSoZtjs3tBngfkuuZT8rJRCfRITDAnq64RED5QZcLVWLuC9X7c9i1YpO1akCmLnYmlrC8EpUxY0OYgmwDTRo&s=1&enc=AZPMWmaTwItFgrQYrelqZOWol1Phgz-S8_Op-HiqIhyU4nBYlHHrEnlqxFXL9_8xLAg

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      A secular right wing agenda no more represents the values of the Kingdom of God than a secular left wing agenda.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      Right now, the threat posed to democracy in this country is coming from the right rather than the left. We have a President who believes that good people marched with I the Klan and Neo-Nazis in Virginia. He constantly sends out racist signals. David Duke praised his speech the other night.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      That is where you are wrong first of all right wing agenda for us Pentecostals is the Kingdom of light fighting the Kingdom of darkness. That is quite obvious! Threat to our democracy and freedoms started way before this and other recent Administrations.
      Prayer taken out of the schools and public square, college campuses being indoctrinated with secular socialist world views that clearly contradict God’s Kingdom Principles, the breakdown of traditional famlies,just to name a few.
      But the Kingdom of light always wins in the end. God bless your in my prayers Brother!

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      This is nothing but liberal propaganda coming from Joseph Kidwell. For what to promote more division, to try to justify his choices or is he that blinded from the reality of the truth. Our President is far from being perfect, but is what our Nation and Washington needs at this time. We did not vote and elected a clergyman, but a leader of Nation with a heart for the people. Everyone has the freedom and the right to his or her opinions, whether they contradict the Word of God and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. But at the end of the day we should respect each other and can living in unity for the common good of all. But for some even in the Church Clergy and laity a like just don’t want to live in peace and unity to agree to disagree. Very very sad, we need to pray for them. For this is not the image of Christ.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      His life and actions are in direct opposition to God’s word.

    • Jerome Herrick Weymouth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Jerome Herrick Weymouth

      Looks like Pentecostals will be fighting pentecostals….but wait they already are, some lean to the left and some to the right….Now get things correct. I don’t support abortion or gay rights. So that puts me on the side of the right….and we are not Nazis or KKK. AND I AM A
      A FLAG WAVING AMERICAN. FORMER TEAMSTER, AND A retired Bus driver.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      I lean my Brother on the Word of God within the Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The only way to be.

    • Scotty Searan
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Scotty Searan

      Joseph Kidwell You lie on the President. President Trump said both parties were wrong. Both caused violence.
      He said if you going to criticize the violence of one side you need to criticize the violence caused by the opposing parties.
      The conservatives cannot speak on our campuses or have a public march without the Liberals protesting them.
      Every place President Trump goes, the Liberals protests with violence.
      Did you see those kind of protests with violence when President Obama was in office?

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      Amen to that Brother Scotty Searan, Thanks to George Soros and others who ought to be locked up for inciting violence.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Troy Day

    Dr. Joseph Kidwell back to the letter – what proof there is that Trump said these words?

  • Joseph Kidwell
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    The things that he has said publicly are enough to not only disqualify him from serving as President but also not worthy of the support of any child of God. However, no minds will be changed here, regardless of what facts are presented.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Troy Day

      Well thats not what I asked. People who were saying he didnt say it are now claiming spiritual leaders who said he said it are now saying he did not say it and so on… BUT oh well

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Ricky Grimsley

    Joseph kidwell watches too much cnn.

  • Ira Huth
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Ira Huth

    Sad Ricky Grimsley just shows how he aligns himself with the leftist liberals. Please pray that those in the Church has a change of heart. I know I will!!!

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Ricky Grimsley

    Possibly he is influenced by the prevailing thoughts of his church members. It certainly isn’t by the facts.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      I’ve thought of that also, regardless we need to pray down the strongholds not just for our brother but for all people in the body of Christ that our wrongfully being influenced.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      All the politicians are probably bad. But I don’t see how liberals can call themselves Christian abortion is horrible

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      I wouldn’t go that far Brother Ricky all though a lot of them are. The problem in our politics in order to get anything done you have to compromise and or just vote against party lines. I wish I could remember what Sarah Palin who is a Pentecostal in a interview when asked if elected how would should get things done with not being one of the good ole boys, but I can’t remember. I know there was discussion about another party, but that would be no good because it would split the ticket worse that it has ever had before. I know Senator John Ashcroft was a PK and a very good man. His father was ordained with the Assembly of God. I often wonder why he stepped down from being President Bush Jr.’s Attorney General retiring from politics. He was a guest speaker at a Pre General Assembly breakfast for Church of God. I wish I would of heard him speak. There was a African American male who I felt very strongly in my Spirit that would of been a real good possible candidate for President. Congressman C.J. Watts from Oklahoma. This was quite a few years back and I heard him speak. His father was a I believe a Baptist Pastor. But he got out of politics because he didn’t won’t to comprise his Christian values. It’s not easy know a days in our culture.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      Liberalism is mental illness. Abortion, well distribution and globalism are inconsistent with christianity.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      ROTFLOL! You all watch too much Fox News!

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      Fox lies too. I listen to info wars and do my own research.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      If you support candidates that push abortion and gay marriage then repentance is required

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      If you support a blatant, in your face racist who wants to strip people of their health care, enact a tax cut that benefits the top 3 per-cent at the expense of everyone else, demonize Latino immigrants, believes that “good People” marched with the Klan in Virginia, you need to repent.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      With all due respect, All those you said are untrue except about marching with Klan which was out of context since he was referring to most people were protesting were good people but there were some klan people there. If you think that Black lives and antics are any better than the klan you might be insane.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      My facts are on point. You and you’re kind, by identifying Christianity with this devil, have damaged the reputation of Christ’s Church. Trust me, you and you’re kind will answer to God For your participation in and cooperation with evil.

    • Joseph Kidwell
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      I now will exit this group of backslidden, racist, bigoted professing Christians for good. I have better things to do with my time.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      There is no racism here. You are just blind sir.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      If you preach a social justice type gospel at your church it is you will answer for causing division instead of being a peacemaker.

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    As to the point as stated by the Reverend Bishop Joseph Kidwell “we can’t have war on the peninsula”

    I’m against war. Any rational man is. But you have to know war is always an option. In fact it is preferred above tyranny. The time and place is entirely on the aggressors. And we are not the aggressors in this long conflict.
    A missile over Japanese islands is apparently preferred by you than course talk by the commander in chief. You sir may know the know the collar and the robes but little of brass and cordite.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Troy Day

    when we cross THAT river
    Ain’ go’n’ to study war no mo’”

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    My dad was drafted for the Korean war. And stayed for a few more.

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    There is no denying Trump has problems. Real problems. But the day of the cover ups and the blind eye are over. It is very much like God to expose sin. I suppose it’s necessary at times. I welcome it. Just as long as it’s not mine. lol.
    That’s all I’m saying be fair.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Troy Day

    yap – same with the old preacher marine right here Went to Nam a young feller Stayed there 10yrs after the war. Came back and was enlisted in Korea flying smoke on the water. When the war was over took a walding job in Iran and stayed there until they told him was too old for war 🙂 My church aint gonna be no Texas church shooting stats Ricky Grimsley we treat our intruders with real nice service around here Our greeters are well trained

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      Problem is no one is to old to die. And war kills the young as well as the old.

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      What intruders. We keep blowing people overseas.

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Troy Day

      yet your TX churches get attacked like nothing

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ricky Grimsley

      Our church is also well armed.

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      He didn’t want to go back to the coal mine. Stayed 32 years. He wouldn’t have lived longer but the cigarette got him in the end

    • Troy Day
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Troy Day

      No coal mining no more. Promise not kept

    • Joseph D. Absher
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      The Army has a strange affect on a man. I guess our pot smoking hippie friends are limited for context.

    • Ira Huth
      Reply February 3, 2018

      Ira Huth

      Little fact checking there Brother Troy Day i do believe according to Brother Perry Stone and others from coal mining county it’s coming back. Or in the process. If and when I get a chance I will try to look it for you.

  • Joseph Kidwell
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    Yea, Ricky Grimsley, the fault must lie with those Black folk that I pastor. Smh…
    .

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    I wrote something and deleted it.

    Dear .Madam Secretary, Mrs Clinton;
    It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. Unfortunately it’s a matter of justice or the lack of it. I have no desire to relive the last few years.
    The matter at hand is the bleaching and destruction of your work as a federal employee. This you did brazenly while under court order. It was wrong. Many preachers would call this sin. And with outrage and pretended courage demand your repentance. I’ll not do that.
    The real challenge for me is to pray for you. I don’t always pray like I should. Like most christains I often say I’m praying but I don’t.
    It must be hard to constantly be in the public eye. I mean nationally and internationally. I felt bad for you when it came out you had been protecting your husband only to find out the charges were true.
    In short some of your decisions have been flawed. That’s one thing we have in common.
    It is interesting to me writting a letter I suppose you’ll never read. Maybe we’ll stand together on the day of judgment. It will happen. Justice demands all get caught and address their wrong doing. Even if it’s in the next life. I often think of the day I’ll stand before God and give an account of what I’ve done and failed to do. And who I’ll see there. For me Jesus is the Christ the Saviour. The only real solution to the sin problem. He truly does take the burden of guilt and shame.
    I found the mercy of God in the army. I wish all men, women, nation’s and tribes and people’s could make their peace with God by faith in Jesus Christ. Maybe that’s why I’m writing this letter to you. Maybe your ready. God knows.
    A lot of people have prayed for you over the years. God has looked over you. I don’t fault you for Benghazi I don’t think Schwarzkopf himself could have saved those men. I don’t blame you for protecting your husband or sabotaging Bernie. None of that. The emails that was your big fail most us would have gotten hammered for that one.
    Like I said we’ve all failed. I have skeletons in my closet. I still have some amends myself. Have mercy on me oh God. Help me Lord Jesus. Deliver me from every evil.
    Anyway the thing to remember Mrs Clinton is there is no sin to great that he cannot forgive and no sin he can forget. Apart from Jesus Christ the Saviour and his Cross.
    That’s the one sin nobody gets away with, not asking for forgiveness and rejecting Jesus Christ. I wouldn’t wish that for nobody. So maybe you’ll understand I got nothing but love for you. No rebukes just a little pleading. Please Madam Secretary for the life of your soul turn from sin and confess Jesus Christ.
    Feel free to contact me. I’ll make time for you. God bless. Hope you will accept a few words from a street preacher. Boy we sure have a mess right now don’t we?

  • Ira Huth
    Reply February 3, 2018

    Ira Huth

    Yes, YES, YES NOW THIS IS A LETTER THAT THIS GROUP, CLERGYMAN, LAITY AND THE ENTIRE BODY OF CHRIST SHOULD AGREE ON.
    THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT AND BROTHER JOE!!!!!!

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