Saturday, December 09, 2017

Dispensationalists, Braxton, Trump and Jerusalem

There is a kind of narcissism/gnosticism among some dispensationalists in the evangelical Right that delights in "understanding" biblical "prophecy" and assumes not only that they are on the correct side of the action, but important players in its unfolding.

Case in point:

During President Trump‘s rally in Pensacola, Florida this Friday, a GOP state senator spoke at the podium and confirmed what many suspect is the driving force behind Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: biblical eschatology.
While introducing Trump, Senator Doug Broxson declared that the “King of Kings” would be returning to Jerusalem thanks to Trump’s decision.
“President Trump promised to protect our religious freedom,” Broxson said.
“Now, I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Jerusalem — where the King of Kings [applause] where our soon coming King is coming back to Jerusalem, it is because President Trump declared Jerusalem to be capital of Israel.”

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