Donald Trump wants the churches to have more power and pastors to speak more boldly. He has pledged to do it if he is elected president. “They’ve taken a lot of the power away from the church. I want to give power back to the church. Christianity is really being chopped; little by little it’s being taken away… I want pastors and ministers to be able and get up and speak on behalf of Christianity,” Trump said, “and they’re afraid to do it right now because they don’t want to lose their tax exempt status. We will take care of that.”
Trump believes that the federal government should have never taken away the power of the church. He is referring to the Johnson Amendment in which the U.S. tax code was altered so that tax-exempt organizations (like churches) would not be allowed to endorse or oppose political candidates.
“In public, he can be rough around the edges for sure but his narrative is of a guy who gets things done,” said David Brody of the CBN Brody File. “His brand is accomplishment and so when he says he’s going to ‘take care of the evangelicals’ and start winning again for Christianity, many people believe him at face value. It’s a great ‘trump’ card to have in your political hip pocket.
“I’m a Christian. I’m Protestant. I’m Presbyterian. I think that Christianity frankly, I think Christians in our country are not treated properly. The bill that was passed during the Lyndon Johnson era is horrible because I see churches where they’re afraid to be outspoken because they don’t want to lose their tax-exempt status and I realize that is one of the problems. I know people who want to endorse me but they’re afraid to endorse anybody because they don’t want to get political so essentially they’ve taken a lot of the power away from the church. I want to give power back to the church because the church has to have more power. Christianity is really being chopped; little by little it’s being taken away.”
“The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we shall see exemplified the prophet’s words: ‘The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.’” Revelation 12:17. The Great Controversy, page 592
If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, be prepared to see the final Sunday law movement begin in earnest. Political support will embolden the churches, and very rapidly the end-time image of the beast predicted in the Bible could unfold before our eyes exactly as predicted. This is no laughing matter. Those who scoff and ridicule these predictions will face their reality unprepared.