I did not watch any of the proceedings of the Republican National Convention. I am light years removed from faith in anything related to the USA political theater, which makes the faith of others placed in same seem like derangement.
But thanks to AM radio and a work commute, I didn’t miss Trump’s benediction over the crowd at that gathering:
So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight:
I’m With You, and I will fight for you, and I will win for you.
Some write this type of language off as a candidate just trying to establish rapport with and broaden his base.
I see the language of a deity rallying his people for war (cross-reference the book of Joshua if you want sources).
I believe we have here every bit the Messiah phenomenon as we did with Barack Obama. It’s what happens when a people wants to be freed from reaping what they have sown – but have forgotten who is Lord of the Harvest.
Trump’s speech was about how he will never leave you, nor forsake you.
Much a similar promise was given to each of his wives at the altar, I am sure. Please forgive me if I am not comforted.
Put not your trust in princes, dear folks. That way lies much sorrow.