Hate to be a Secular Whistleblower, but are you aware Madness Reigns in the White House? (sure you are). The Impeached-in-Chief (aka President) has this mega-church preacher, Paula White, as an official “spiritual advisor.”
In my believing days I might have pleaded, “God help us!”
We’ve heard her nonsense now for months. But this really got to me–
She prays against Nature! Holy manure, this is awful in every way:
“In the name of Jesus, we come against the marine kingdom, we come against the animal kingdom, the woman who rides upon the waters. We break the power, in the name of Jesus, and we declare that any strange winds, any strange winds that have been sent to hurt the church, sent against this nation, sent against our president, sent against myself, sent against others — we break it by the superior blood of Jesus right now. In the name of Jesus, we arrest every infirmity, affliction, fatigue, weariness, weakness, fear, sickness, any self-righteousness, any self-serving action [does she even hear herself?], God.
Let pride fall, let pride fall, let pride fall, let pride fall, in the name of Jesus. We command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now. We declare that anything that’s been conceived in satanic wombs, that it will miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm …” [praying for Abortions! Crazy].
Many years ago, some of us “prayed in the blood of Jesus.” We were afraid. In fear of “the power of satan.” We were under attack. Our faith was under siege. We needed protection. Fear-based faith. That’s fundamentally what this fundamentalism is all about. Endless battles in the eternal war between God and Satan, Good and Evil, Christians and Everyone Else. Like this Prosperity Preacher, we “claimed” Ephesians and other biblical verses to pour The Blood over everything, singing “There is Power in the Blood of the Lamb.”
Sad, sick, superstitious and insane.
And now, this Fear-dementalism sits right on the lap of power (maybe literally?).
What a time we live in.
Ultimately, as I see it: Nature is greater than any preaching, praying or pretend prophets. Far more powerful than any faith, any god. Always has been. Always will be. “World without end.”