Moral Issues and The Elections of 2016


Christians need to be involved in the elective process, not to champion one political party over another, but to call the nation back to its moral roots. The future of the United States is not defined in Bible prophecy. A weak or ungodly government here would just make it easier for the future evil world dictator, the Beast, to exert his influence. A revival here would be an great impetus to an End Times spiritual harvest and might provide the environment for a Christian underground during the Tribulation.

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Prophetic Significance of Presidential Elections

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Trump's Cabinet Picks

Keep checking this list as the President-Elect fills these key positions.
Source: OneNewsNow

Drama-Filled Electoral College Vote a Fitting Ending to 2016 Election

Dec. 19, 2016 -

The weeks since the election have seen an unprecedented number of headlines teasing various scenarios about changing the results in the Electoral College — whose 538 members meet Monday in the 50 state capitals to cast their official votes.

Source: NBC
Insiders: Electoral College won't block Trump - Politico
Update: Trump secures victory in Electoral College, as bid to flip electors flops - Fox

Prophetic Significance of Presidential Elections

Clinton advisers point fingers at Huma Abedin, inner circle for loss

Dec. 19, 2016

Some in the so-called “Hillaryland” orbit are looking inward, including pointing fingers at Clinton’s most-trusted aide: Huma Abedin.

Source: Fox

Trump to nominate Carson as HUD secretary

Dec. 5, 2016 - Donald Trump announced that Dr. Ben Carson, one of his rivals in the Presidential campaign, will be nominated as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump said in his statement that he was “thrilled to nominate Carson,” adding that he “has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communiuties.”

Source: Fox
HUD job to pit Carson ideology against long-standing housing policy - Washington Post
POLITICS Trump chooses Ben Carson for HUD secretary - OneNewsNow

Betsy Devos, Trump's Secretary of Education Pick, Brings Christian Voice and Potentially Radical Education Reforms

Nov. 27, 2016 - Donald Trump has chosen education reform advocate Betsy Devos as his Secretary for Education.

DeVos, aside from being known as a philanthropist and a staunch political figure, is also a devoted Christian who has actively campaigned to reform the current state-mandated science like the theory of evolution and instead, adopt Christian principles into curricular programs.

DeVos advocates a 'voucher system' to provide the opportunity for those who would prefer to attend private schools to do so.

Source: Gospel Herald

Henry Kissinger: Donald Trump ‘has absolutely no baggage’

Nov. 26, 2016 - Henry Kissnger, elder statesman, and author of "World Order," met recently with Donald Trump, and gave this public statement:

“He has absolutely no baggage,” he said. “He has no obligation to any particular group because he has become a president on the basis of his own strategy and a program he put before the American public.

Source: Washington Times
Kissinger: Donald Trump Is Unique, He Enters Office With "No Baggage," "No Obligations" - Real Clear Politics
Update 12/05/16 - Trump to Sit Down with Kissinger - NewsMax

The No. 1 Bible Verse and Top 25 Topics of Trump’s Election

During the election the top search for Bible verses was about "the end times." Thet top Bible verse was 2 Chronicles 7:14.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Source: Christianity Today

Could vice-president Mike Pence be the most powerful man in America?

Nov. 19, 2016 - As a trusted and experienced conservative politician, it is likely that his role as Donald Trump's Vice President will make a very big impact on the nation. His political positions, and respected political skills are also impacted by his spiritual beliefs.

He became a born-again Christian in his teens, claiming that evangelical Protestantism gave him, for the first time, the chance to develop a personal relationship with Jesus.

Source: Thke Spectator
Mike Pence: the evangelical former Catholic - Christian Today

Trump, Kissinger meet in New York

Nov. 19, 2016 - During the Republican primaries Donald Trump met with Henry Kissinger in hopes that it would build up his foreign policy credentials. Now, after the election, they have met again to discuss "events and issues around the world." According to an official statement from the president-elect's team...

"President-elect Trump and Dr. Kissinger have known each other for years and had a great meeting. They discussed China, Russia, Iran, the EU and other events and issues around the world."

Source: The Hill
Henry Kissinger always finds a way - New Republic
Search for "Kissinger" in earlier Prophecy Central posts
From 2014: Kissinger's book - "World Order"

Trump-supporting pastor explains what just happened

Nov. 13, 2016 -

An astonishing 81 percent of white evangelicals supported Trump, compared to only 16 percent who did not, exceeding even the 78-21 split for George W. Bush in 2004... Christians need to be especially active in holding Trump’s “feet to the fire.”

Source: WND

How Evangelicals Helped Donald Trump Win

Nov. 9, 2016 -

Unlike much of the political universe, Trump’s inner circle of evangelical advisors is anything but surprised at his victory. More than most, evangelicals cast their lot with Trump early.

Source: Time
Trump and Pence Send Video Messages to the Nation's Churches - CBN

Evangelicals Hand Victory To Donald Trump

Nov. 9, 2016 -

Evangelical Christians turned out in large numbers to vote for Trump and were pivotal as he swept to power. They backed the Republican by 81 per cent to 16 per cent, according to ABC News.

Source: Christian Today
Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals - Trump [thanked]...previous GOP hopefuls Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee. Vice President-elect Mike Pence said, “I come to this moment deeply humbled, grateful to God for his amazing grace.” - Christianity Today
I thank God these prayers have been answered in an absolutely stunning, historic and largely unexpected night. - Joel Rosenberg
Top 10 Stats Explaining the Evangelical Vote for Trump or Clinton - Christianity Today
The people -- and God -- have spoken - Pat Boone - WND
Trump’s victory has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court - Washington Post
New Poll Shows 90% of Pro-Israel Evangelicals Support Trump - Breaking Israel News
Victory! You Made It Happen - Family Policy Alliance
Netanyahu hails Donald Trump as a ‘true friend’ of Israel - Times of Israel
Donald Trump: President by the Sovereign Intervention of God - Chrustuan Post
Signs of divine intervention in Trump victory - WND


Nov. 7, 2016 - Information leading up to the elections and results on Nov. 8.
Source: Fox
Why Vote? - Ron's Blog

Pray ... pray some more ... then vote

Nov. 3, 2016 - Pray and Vote," a special hour-long program hosetd by the American Family Association. It reflected the nearly unanimous belief of evangelical leaders that this is the most important election in a generation. Evangelist Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse joined the broadcast and offered this advice:

"The Democratic Party cannot save it, the Republican Party cannot save it," he shared. "Only God can turn this country around – but God uses people."

However You Vote, Do It with Joy - Christianity Today
After much prayer and soul-searching, I have reluctantly decided to vote for the Trump-Pence ticket. Here’s why. - Joel Rosenberg
D.C. gathering to pray for nation 3 nights until election - WND
Election Day 2016: Pray, Prepare, Vote - NRB
Franklin Graham Calls Nation to Prayer on Eve of Election Day, Father Billy Graham's 98th Birthday - Christian Post
- Western Journalism
Why Vote?Prayer Rally Scheduled For DC In Final Days Before Election - Ron's Blog

James Dobson warns: U.S. at 'point of no return'

Nov. 1, 2016 - Prominent evangelical Christian leader Dr. James Dobson urges Christians to vote their conscience. Some of the things that will be affected by the next President are:

"Our constitutional right to religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, the meaning of marriage and the composition and nature of our entire judiciary,”

Source: WND

Trump campaign cheers FBI's Clinton email bombshell

Oct. 28, 2016 - Today FBI Director James Comey sent a surprise letter to Congress about the Clinton email case. He said new emails from a different source shed new light on the matter.

Donald Trump’s campaign cheered the news that the FBI is reviewing new emails related to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, an October surprise that could damage her White House bid.

Source: Politico
Full Coverage of the Election - Fox
US election 2016: Clinton 'confident' on new FBI email probe - BBC
Breaking News: FBI Reopening Investigation into State Department Email Scandal - Jay Sekulow - American Center for Law and Justice
Viral Facebook post from Jay Sekulow
This is a huge story — especially coming just days before the election - Joel Rosenberg
Bernstein: FBI Would Not Reopen Case Unless New Evidence Was "A Real Bombshell" - Real Clear Politics
Resignation letters piling up at FBI - WMD
FBI Gets Warrant to See Huma-Weiner Emails - NewsMax
FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe - Wall lStreet Journal
Schoen: I'm a Democrat, and I worked for Bill Clinton, but I can't vote for Hillary - Fox
Trump Ends Evangelicals and Catholics Together - Christianity Today

Early voting suggests tight race in key states despite Clinton camp boast

Oct. 25, 2016 -

In Arizona and North Carolina... more registered Democrats than Republicans have indeed cast early ballots... Meanwhile, early data shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with potential advantages of his own in battleground states Florida, Ohio and elsewhere.

Source: Fox
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton - Real Clear Politics
More reports of votes flipping from Trump to Clinton in Texas - LInfoWars
Evangelicals engaged – but will they vote? - OneNewsNow

Viral sermon hints at God's hidden purpose for Trump

Oct. 19, 2016 - Speaking from Isaiah chapters 44 and 45, Derek W.H. Thomas of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, addressed the question about how God could allow flawed leaders to succeed.

“How can God use a pagan king like Cyrus the Great to advance his glory?” Thomas asks. “It’s a very serious question. Let me suggest that God as sovereign may employ whomever he wishes to advance his kingdom and his purpose.”

A video of the message is inclluded in this article

Source: WND

Clinton campaign spokeswoman takes shots at Catholics, evangelicals in leaked email exchange

Oct. 12, 2016 - The latest release of sensitive emails reveals a disturbing exchange between Jennifer Palmieri, now Hillary Clinton's campaign director of communications, and John Halpin, a fellow at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's adviser was copied in the email. Halpin complained that Fox's Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, were raising their kids Catholic.

Palmieri wrote. "Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus." Halpin answered:

"They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy."

During an interview on "The Kelly File," political analyst Karl Rove said this was bigotry, "not only against conservative Catholics, but also against evangelicals."

Source: Fox
WikiLeaks Scandal: AfterHillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Catholics, Evangelicals, Letter Circulating Among Christian Leaders - Christian Post
Meet Hillary Clinton's basket of deplorable anti-Christian bigots - Fox
Trump camp calls on Clinton to fire aides over emails mocking Catholics - Fox
Catholic adviser: Hillary must apologize for 'bigoted' emails - WND
Hillary campaign chief fomenting 'revolution' in Catholic Church - WND
Franklin Graham: Trump comments ‘cannot be defended,’ but Supreme Court is top issue - News Observer
James Dobson: 'Trump hasn't been impeached for his lies' - WND
Poll: Trump support remains steady among evangelicals - Religion News
Evangelicals, unhappy with Trump, still stick with him - OneNewsNow
Graham: SCOTUS is the issue - OneNewsNow

Commander in chief? It's the lesser of two evils

Oct. 7, 2016 - Even before the latest volley of damaging information was revealed about both presidential candidate, Peter Lucas writes about what most of us feel. He says:

Maybe both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are right when they accuse each other of being unfit to serve at commander in chief... The bottom line is, whom do you trust with the country, him or her?

Source: Lowell Sun
Some thoughts on a presidential campaign going from bad to worse to nightmarish - Joel Rosenberg
Trump apologizes for lewd remarks in video statement amid GOP uproar - Fox
Clinton called for 'open trade and open borders' in private, paid speeches - Fox \
Update 10/10/16 - Trump Faces Clinton in Crucial Debate Amid Campaign Chaos - NewsMax

Trump, Clinton clash at fiery first debate on trade, tax returns, temperament

Sept. 27, 2016 -

The Republican nominee worked to cast his rival as a career politician unable to bring change – and the Democratic nominee fought to tag Trump as an empty suit “hiding” something from the American public.

Source: Fox
Analysis: Donald Trump Would Win Election Today Based on Current Polling - Breitbart
Trump: I will release my tax returns when Clinton releases deleted emails - CNBC
Ann Coulter: Trump won by proving 'He's not Hitler' - WND

Poll: Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat on eve of first debate

Sept. 26, 2016 -

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet Monday night for their first debate in a virtual dead heat in the race for the White House, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll

Source: Washington Post
Your preview of Monday's greatest show on Earth - WND
Trump Meets Netanyahu, Affirms Jerusalem as Capital - NewsMax
Netanyahu: No matter US election results, we'll have a friend in the White House - Jerusalem Post
Complete Campaign Coverage - Fox

Video: A Time Such As This - Congressman Bob McEwan

Sept. 20, 2016 - This is an exceptional message, delivered last Sunday at Calvary Chapel of Chino Hills. It gives Biblical and historical answers to the questions of how to understand our times and how to respond to the challenge of voting in this presidential election.
Source: CCCH

Franklin Graham puts hope on God, not political parties

Sept. 14, 2016 - Speaking in Delaware, the 42nd state he has visited on his national tour, he told the crowd that the best thing C hristians can do about the election is to pray and then vote.

“If I step on your toes please forgive me, but I have zero hope in the Democratic Party,” Mr. Graham said. .. I have zero hope in the Republican Party. The only hope for this nation is Almighty God.

Graham does not endorse any presidential candidate.

Source: Delaware News
Request your free copy of Decision magazine’s 2016 Presidential Election Guide. - Decision Magazine

Obama's $91M refugee grant silencing Catholics on Hillary?

Sept. 11, 2016 -

The Obama administration’s $91 million refugee grant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is being credited with purchasing the virtual silence of the bishop on the extreme pro-abortion agenda propagated by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Source: OneNewsNow

Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘Hillary’s America’ Re-opened in Theaters

Sept. 6, 2016 -

Following its initial run that began at the end of July, “Hillary’s America” is now back on hundreds of screens.

Source: Western Journalism
'Hillary's America' filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza: 'This is Trump’s election to lose' - Fox

Here’s what Donald Trump said in his big immigration speech, annotated

Sept. 1, 2016 - Watch or read the transcript of Donald Trump's major speech last night.
Source: Washington Post
Michele Bachmann: 'God raised up' Trump to be GOP nominee - CNN
Trump's Mexico gamble pays off as he tries his hand at insta-diplomacy - Fox
Trump immigration speech: A president was born on Wednesday - Fox
Fox News Poll: Trump, Clinton in Statistical Tie
'Hillary's America' hitting screens again as race heats - WND

See earlier Articles: before Sept. 1, 2016

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