No, you didn’t accidentally click on The Onion. That’s a factual statement, according to a well-respected evangelical faith leader.
Dr. James Dobson, who was among the more than 900 evangelical faith leaders who met with the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting in New York City, says it happened fairly recently. He also said he knew who led the businessman to Christ.
“I don’t know when it was, but it has not been long,” Dobson told Godfactor’s Michael Anthony in an exclusive interview. “I believe he really made a commitment, but he’s a baby Christian. We all need to be praying for him, especially if there’s a possibility of him being our next chief executive officer.”
“I think that he’s open,” he added. “He doesn’t know our language, he really doesn’t, and he refers a lot to religion and not much to faith and belief.” Read more here
“Herod had the power of a god. He was supreme ruler. Herodians believed they were serving God by serving him. (Acts 12:22) Herodians were subject to the good ole boy system. Blood lines, successions, nepotism, etc. kept Herods in power. (Matt. 2:22) To get favor of the supreme ruler, you had to bribe or satisfy them in service or deed. (Mark 6:25) Herod mixed the pagan government with the church and controlled both. (Matt. 2:16) Herod desired to kill Jesus because his teachings were influencing his Herodians. (Mark 3:6) Herod was influential in politics and religion. And from Jesus birth til death, he sought to kill Jesus and stop his ministry. POLITICS WILL ALWAYS TRY TO STOP CHRIST’S TEACHINGS because Christ taught humility, but politics require self promotion and exaltation. (Luke 13:31) The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. A little leaven, effects the entire loaf and changes it’s appearance, texture, and consistency. This is what politics from the pulpit always does. It CHANGES PREACHERS, CHURCHES, AND MEMBERS. (Gal. 5:9)” – G .Craige Lewis