Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the late preacher Billy Graham who said last year that her breast cancer was a sign that an attack on Israel would be imminent, is back with another absurd take on global politics.
Appearing on The Jim Bakker Show yesterday, Lotz offered up the real reason that Donald Trump withdrew U.S. troops from Syria.
You knew her response would go off the rails after she said God was working through Trump…
“Ezekiel 38 says, ‘God has done it,’ because he’s bringing them against Jerusalem because he is going to judge them and he’s going to destroy them,” Graham Lotz added. “So I wondered, did God move Trump to move Americans out of the way, freeing up Russia to come down like the Bible says they will? Then a friend who is in the news business sent me a picture of our American base in northern Syria that, the day after we left, was filled with Russian troops and they had moved into our base. They are now in northern Syria. So I’m just wondering if it’s like a chess board and if the pieces are being moved to set up maybe the last of the Last Days.”
So this is all part of God’s Master Plan, culminating with the return of Jesus to Earth. A totally normal take. Someone give her a cable news contract.
I feel like I shouldn’t need to say this, but here goes: Nothing in the Bible was written with 21st century America in mind. It was written for a specific set of people in very specific circumstances. (This is a form of interpretation often referred to as “narc-egesis”: putting oneself in the center of the text.)
There is a very good reason why Trump went against all of his advisors: It’s because the man has as much political competence as a peanut. That’s it.
You’d think Lotz would know this but, technically speaking, we’ve been in “the Last Days” since the Resurrection (as the story goes). No one is supposed to know the exact day or hour. For all evangelicals’ plotting and plundering to make Jesus return faster, who knows? Maybe Jesus is adding another century to his calendar so that people are more likely to be surprised.
(via Right Wing Watch)