As the election approaches, US neo-Pentecostal magazine of record Charisma is urging readers to vote for Romney. The magazine’s owner, Stephen Strang, listed his reasons a couple of days ago, but he’s also heavily promoting evangelists who claim to have received special supernatural signs from God.
First up, Lou Engle:
…my closest friend (and a true prophet in my life) had a compelling dream concerning Romney’s viability as a candidate. In the dream, Romney was clearly favorable from a divine perspective. After this, the substance of my friend’s dream was immediately confirmed by another prophetic encounter from another well-known prophetic voice… these prophetic experiences seemed to indicate that Romney was a sort of window of mercy to America on several fronts, but chiefly the dividing of Jerusalem.
This may be disappointingly lukewarm, perhaps reflecting the Christian right preference for Rick Perry or Rick Santorum, but James W. Goll (among other things, an instructor at C. Peter Wagner’s Wagner Leadership Institute) more than compensates:
In early 2008 when the U.S. presidential primaries were in full swing, I was given a visitation from the Lord. It was one I did not fully understand at the time…
Then the voice of the Lord came in the dream, Liberalism will reign for a season in the land and then it will become popular for moderacy [sic] to rule, which could ultimately lead to true conservatism…
Suddenly, I was awakened from the dream and the basement room was tangibly filled with the presence of destiny. I then saw in the seer realm a baseball game in action… Then the external voice of the Lord came to me saying, When the nation has been thrown a curve ball, I will have a man prepared who comes from the state of Michigan and he will have a big mitt capable of catching whatever is thrown his way.
…Little did I know at that time that Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, was born in the state of Michigan. Little did I know, when I received this in 2008, that he would win his party’s primary for the 2012 national elections!
Third, we have Rick Joyner:
One of the questions I hear from Christians is the following: How can we vote for a Mormon? That is a good question. Though I am not an expert on Mormonism, I was shown 25 years ago that a great revival would be coming to the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was shown that they were like the Samaritans in Scripture, who did have a mixture in their beliefs, but who were the most responsive to the gospel of any other group.
I discussed Joyner’s appreciation for Mormonism – which includes a semi-endorsement of the unofficial “White Horse Prophecy” – here. Joyner also discussed his concerns about Obama’s alleged Liberation Theology:
…Some believe that the purpose of the Liberation Theology movement was to be a bridge between Christianity and Islam, which would lead Christians to Islam. I could not personally confirm that, but our President claims to be a Christian, yet the fruit of his practice and his policy has done more to hurt Christianity than any previous administration, and he’s done more to help Islam. Any thinking person should ask why would the Obama Administration give Muslims an exemption from the healthcare law, but use it to fundamentally attack the religious liberty of the Catholic Church, as well as other Christians who object to some of its basic tenets? These actions reveal core values, and they are deeply alarming.
As an American, I was also very troubled when our president once responded to the question of why he did not wear an American pin on his lapel—he said he didn’t want to appear to take sides…
Obama did indeed at one time express criticism of the flag lapel fetish, back in 2007 when he was a senator. However, his concern was that it had become “a substitute for I think true patriotism”, not that he didn’t wish to “take sides”; that claim was was an invented quote which Snopes has long-debunked. The “exemption from the healthcare law”, meanwhile, is for Amish and Mennonites, as I noted here, not for Muslims.
In 2011, in the wake of Fukushima, Joyner predicted an imminent earthquake that would destroy the west coast of the USA. One hopes not too many people fled to the east coast to escape.
(H/T Right Wing Watch for some of the links)
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