It's a well known fact that Trump has strong support in the evangelical Christian community .. as of one year ago, his favorable rating in this group had rise to 75%
Trump and White Evangelicals: Support for President Grows, But Millennials Leave Movement - newsweek.com
Social conservatives’ support of the man evangelical candidate Ted Cruz once decried as possessing “New York values” looks counterintuitive. And it once was. During the 2016 primary season ...
This morning's New York Times posted a story that goes into more detail about why strongly religious people (and we all know a few) still strongly support Trump, and even refer to him as "the president"
#MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump - The New York Times - nytimes.com
Central to Beth Israel’s story is the unlikely rise of its pastor, a liberal Jew transformed into an end-times evangelist. The tale is also a step into a controversial and burgeoning layer of ...
here are a few "talking points" ion the article listed above:
Every weekend, some 1,000 congregants gather for the idiosyncratic teachings of the church’s celebrity pastor, an entrepreneurial doomsday prophet who claims that President Trump’s rise to power was foretold in the Bible.
A recent Fox News poll found one in four Americans believe “God wanted Donald Trump to become president.
And on the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference this month, the millionaire businessman Michael Lindell took to the stage and declared President Trump “chosen by God.”
In it, Mr. Cahn likens Mr. Trump to the biblical king Jehu, who led the ancient nation of Israel away from idolatry.
This weekend he is making his first trip to the president’s vacation retreat, Mar-a-Lago. He is set to address a small gathering of activists and advisers.
Mr. Cahn said abortion, gay rights and the perceived retreat of religion in the public square were all troubling signs that America, like ancient Israel, had lost its way.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, for example, are the modern-day analogues to wicked Ahab and Jezebel. Trump is the warrior-king Jehu, who took control of the nation and cast idols out of the capital. “Jehu also sought to drain the swamp,” Mr. Cahn said.
There were murmurs through the room. Mr. Cahn concluded and then gently reminded the crowd about the booths in the back. Congregants could buy shawls, jewelry and apocalypse-themed calendars. Books were for sale, he said. New members could even get a gift copy, signed free of charge. (Wait. What? Didn't Jesus drive the money changers from the Temple?)
Jesus and the Money Changers (John 2:13-16)
The Gospel of John places the story of Jesus’ action in the temple toward the beginning of Jesus’ public activity, while the other Gospels place it toward the end. This might seem like a simple case of three against one, and thus easily settled. In actuality, since Matthew and Luke follow Mark’s structure, it is a case of Mark versus John.
After President Trump had moved the United States Embassy to Jerusalem — the subject of great excitement at the church — she believed she saw the New York skyline light up in heavenly sparks. “God did that,” she said, thrusting the phone forward.