Clement Pulaski

January 23, 2017

Donald Trump has set the record for the most number of prayers at a presidential inauguration, with six different religious leaders taking part. Of course Trump is not actually a believer himself (evidenced by his public admission that he has never asked God for forgiveness), so while we should welcome this public display of piety we should also look at it critically.

The most obvious cause for concern was the inclusion of Rabbi Marvin Hier in the ceremony. Hier is an orthodox Jew of the most objectionable sort, being the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance. This makes Hier one of organized Jewry’s chief promoters of “white guilt,” the debilitating false ideology that prevents whites around the globe from fulfilling their God-given duty to defend their own people and civilization. Hier’s prayer at the inauguration referenced the need to be devoted to Zion. The context clearly implied that by “Zion” he meant the apostate Jews occupying Palestine, not the heavenly Jerusalem that is the home of every Christian. Even at Trump’s inauguration, a great celebration of white Christian resistance against globalist forces, the Jews had to have a seat.

In his inauguration speech the President referenced God and the Bible (but not Jesus Christ). Trump said that, “The Bible tells us, How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity”, and that, “We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.”  There is certainly nothing objectionable in these statements themselves, but they are rather vague and they lack the message most necessary for our people, that we are a wicked and sinful nation that will surely come under severe judgment if we do not undergo a religious revival. The morning after the inauguration Trump and Pence both attended an interfaith prayer service where Muslim, Jewish and pagan religious leaders offered their blessings. This interfaith service makes clear that contemporary America is a syncretistic Babylon, not a Christian nation. Mixing Christian prayers with pagan invocations does not honor God, it mocks Him.

We must recognize Trump’s use of religion for what it is: political pragmatism. We cannot allow the recent populist victory to blind us to the deep sin problem that still affects us. Our nation may seem to have a brighter future after last November’s election, but the election did not bring about any spiritual change. However, that does not mean that we should be discouraged by Trump’s victory. Throughout history God has used sinful men to bring about change. While not a Christian himself, Trump certainly has created a space for faithful whites to bear witness to the full truth of the Gospel, no matter how politically incorrect that might be. In most cases Trump’s enemies are our enemies, and our enemies are panicking because their usual ideological weapons are now useless. We thank God that Trump has thrown our enemies into confusion. Let us pray that we use the advantage we have to glorify God and advance his kingdom.

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