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A Sure Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us -- I Agree with Pat Robertson

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The stars have aligned! Venus is in the house of Taurus (I just made that up)! Hell, apparently has frozen over! I agree with Pat Robertson. This is no minor feat. I remember Pat declaring God told him the summer following Hurricane Katrina would be the worst ever for hurricanes hitting the eastern shores of our country. That summer, not one hurricane made landfall. Oops. That was just a microcosm of the breathtakingly false ministry of Robertson over the years. That said, it does seem that the old guard such as Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell Sr. were at least consistent. Their opinions appear to at least be loosely based on scripture and not on the turning of every political breeze. The above article is from Robertson about a subject getting very little oxygen thanks to the cacophony of "Trump is King Cyrus" stories. Maybe because it involves countries we rarely invest any time in understanding.

Without getting too far into the weeds, Donald Trump has announced his intent to withdraw US forces from Syria. Everyone seems to agree that this will essentially green light Turkey to invade and destroy the Syrian Democratic Forces. These folks have fought bravely according to all military reports and by our side to defeat ISIS and the caliphate over the past several years. As a reward we will now abandon them to be slaughtered. The Military Times has called this strategy immoral and short sighted. Even allies like Mitch McConnell called on the president to show "American leadership" and change his mind. I highlight this to show the universal disagreement with such a reckless move as even the most ardent Trump supporters are begging him to reverse course. The problem is the apostate church that spends so much of its time worshipping the president is eerily silent on the matter. Where is the profiteer Franklin Graham? Where is the Gatekeeper, Dr. Michael Brown? Where are sycophants Stephen Strang and Larry Tomczak? Instead we have one voice crying out and it is the voice of Pat Robertson:

"Invasion is imminent from the ground and from the air. Turkey is ready to charge at Assyria, putting our allies the Kurds in grave danger. ... And ladies and gentlemen, I want to say right now that I am absolutely appalled that the United States is going to betray those democratic forces in Northern Syria, that we possibly are going to allow the Turkish to come in against the Kurds. [Turkish President Tayyip] Erdogan is a thug. He has taken control of his country as a dictator. He is a strong leader and to say he's an ally of America is nonsense. He is in for himself, and the president--who allowed Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever--is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks. I believe--and I want to say this with great solemnity--the president of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of heaven if he permits this to happen." -- Pat Robertson

The only thing Robertson gets wrong here is this nonsense about Trump ever having the mandate from heaven. This is part of the NAR dominionist language that believes everything Trump does is somehow prophetic and ordained by God. They refuse to be able to see that the man who so flippantly is going to consign Syrian Kurds and Christians to their deaths is the same one they bow down to every day. The rest of what Robertson has to say here is spot on however. Erdogan is a thug but where were the Christians criticizing King Cyrus when he cozied up to him? Yes, an American journalist was murdered and dismembered without so much as a gentle nudge back from Elijah-Trump. Not a peep from the church choir singing Trump's praises all day long.

That is because the seven mountains mandate does not care about dead Christians. The NAR dominionists care only about their political agenda. If they ever stop to consider the slaughter of Syrian Christians they would probably say something snappy about breaking eggs while making an omelet. It is the same myopia they suffer from when confronted with things like the immorality of the president. Oh well, we didn't elect a pastor in chief, right? These Christians in Syria are our brothers and sisters in Christ. They deserve better than a president who sells them out and turns them over to be killed. They deserve better than a church that looks the other way as their blood starts to run in the streets.

Rev. Anthony


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