In a gathering with 900 evangelical pastors and leaders Tuesday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump promised that he would protect the political speech and religious freedom of pastors and clergy by repealing a longstanding ban on church and nonprofit politicking.
As many evangelical leaders have remained skeptical about backing Trump even after he clinched enough delegates to claim the GOP nomination, the organizations United in Purpose and My Faith Votes, headed by Ben Carson, organized a much-anticipated "conversation" between the billionaire real estate mogul and over 900 pastors, activists and leaders in New York City to allow them to get to know each other better.
Trump was successful in winning over a number of the pastors in attendance by promising that he would not only elect pro-life Supreme Court justices but also vowing to protect the First Amendment rights of churches and pastors. more >>
Wouldn't it have been amazing to have witnessed a miracle like Moses parting the Red Sea, to have stood among the crowd of thousands fed by Christ using only two fish and five loaves of bread, or to have experienced some similar miracle? Where are today's jaw-dropping spectacles? Are epic wonders only a thing of the past?
In his recent book Unanswered, a volume that was six years in the making and intends to shed light on topics that have gone largely unaddressed within today's Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston assures that, even in modern times, God is still very much on the move when it comes to working miracles.
In fact, Johnston says Jesus is making miraculous appearances to Muslims around the world. more >>
What started as an interesting idea to convene 300 Christian leaders in New York for a time with Donald Trump literally exploded in weeks! The interest was so overwhelming that special ID badges had to be made to accommodate over 1,000 who eventually came from all over America.
"A Conversation About America's Future With Donald Trump and Ben Carson" is now in the books. It truly was an experience in genuine humility and unity at a time when "our country is in trouble" as Franklin Graham stated in his opening remarks.
I personally counted it an honor to personally interact with Rev. Graham and others like David Barton, James and Shirley Dobson, Ben Carson and multitudes of humble servants who came like me to learn about the man who could be our next president. We want to serve our constituencies well by conveying an accurate representation of who he is and what he's really about. more >>
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign announced the formation of an evangelical executive board yesterday. The press release included a list of the 25 evangelical leaders who have agreed to serve on the board. I am one of those executive board members.
Why did I agree to join Mr. Trump's advisory board?
The press release explained that board members "were not asked to endorse Mr. Trump as a prerequisite for participating on the board." more >>
Editor's Note: After reaching out for comment on Tuesday, representatives of Franklin Graham informed The Christian Post Wednesday that E.W. Jackson misinterpreted Graham's comments at Tuesday's meeting between Donald Trump and evangelical leaders. A transcript of the event shows that Graham made no mention of Trump or Hillary Clinton and in no way said that Trump was a better option than Clinton. An update regarding Graham's prayer at the meeting between Trump and evangelicals can be read here.
Evangelist Franklin Graham asserted Tuesday that Donald Trump is a better option for America than Hillary Clinton, and pointed out that even godly biblical leaders like Moses and King David had huge flaws, attendees present at the closed-door meeting between Trump and over 900 evangelical leaders told The Christian Post.
Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, gave an opening prayer and remark to over 900 pastors and political leaders gathered in New York for a "conversation" with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that was convened by United in Purpose and Ben Carson's nonpartisan organization My Faith Votes. more >>
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced the creation of a religious advisory executive board.
In an email sent out to supporters on Tuesday afternoon, the Trump campaign explained that those on the board were not asked to endorse Trump in order to be selected.
"Rather, the formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump's endorsement of those diverse issues important to Evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders as needed," read the emailed announcement. more >>