by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
Over the years I have heard some say that the two subjects you should never discuss in public are religion and politics. Unfortunately, the folks that take this position give the devil the entire playing field while they sit on the sidelines looking “spiritual.” It’s just where the devil wants them. They are not getting in his way over there.
Also, over the years, I have written several articles about the un-Christian influences in the White House and in Washington. Some of you that have followed my scribblings long enough may recall several articles I did about Spiritualist influence in the White House during the Lincoln administration, and how Mrs. Lincoln was having seances conducted there, sometimes attended by her husband and various cabinet members. Many influential personages in the North at that time had been strongly influenced by Unitarianism and Spiritualism. I am not totally sure that influence ever entirely departed. There is so much the anti-Christs can do in the political field–why would they ever leave?
However, with the advent of the Trumps, some of that may be changing–which also might account for some of the reason for the strong Deep State opposition to Mr. Trump. Politics, like everything else, is spiritual at its root.
Michael W. Chapman published a blog article on the internet on February 8th dealing with comments made by Pastor Paul Begley which he made on February 2nd. Mr. Chapman observed: “While commenting on President Donald Trump’s very public support for Christianity, as well as the frequent Bible studies and prayer gatherings held at the White House, evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artifacts from the Obama and Clinton years be removed…” Mrs. Trump stated she would not move into the White House until this had been done. You can say what you want, but she sounds like a smart lady to me.
Begley continued: “Because apparently during the eight years when Obama was there, and maybe even some of the presidents before him, there were all kinds of idol gods and images and all kinds of artifacts in there that were demonic, even some of the stuff from the Clinton era because they were really tied in with the Haitians.” Pastor Begley noted a book, Serpent and the Rainbow, which deals with voodoo in Haiti and he noted that, from this you could discern “…just how much Haitian witch-doctor influence was on Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s lives. They constantly went back there. They spent their honeymoon with a witch doctor. Who does that?” Good question. It seems the Clintons did.
An article from http://www.washingtonpost.com by Karen Tumulty on March 20, 2015 seems to corroborate some of this. She noted: “In his memoir ‘My Life’ the former president wrote a vivid account of a trip, the couple’s first trip to Haiti in 1975–which had been a wedding gift from their friend David Edwards, who had some business to do there for Citibank and some extra frequent flyer miles. Bill Clinton wrote that ‘the most interesting day of the trip’ came when he, Hillary and Edwards got a chance to see voodoo in practice in a village near Port-au-Prince. The priest was Max Beauvoir, a former chemical engineer who had studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Beauvoir had abandoned that career when his voodoo-priest grandfather died and named him as his successor. Beauvoir gave the three visitors what Clinton described as a ‘brief course in voodoo theology’.” Clinton also described a “ceremony” they attended at the time. He wrote: “After several minutes of rhythmic dancing to pounding drums, the spirits arrived, seizing a woman and a man. The man proceeded to rub a burning torch all over his body and walk on hot coals without being burned. The woman, in a frenzy, screamed repeatedly, then grabbed a live chicken and bit its head off. Then the spirits left and those who had been possessed fell to the ground.” The Clintons were quite fascinated with all this. So much for Bill Clinton walking out of church on the Lord’s Day with that big Bible under his arm–just the right prop for photo ops!
But you have to ask, with their fascination with voodoo, where were their hearts really at?
But, getting back to Mrs. Trump, as she wanted, the White House was cleansed–idols taken out and everything of a religious nature was removed, with the exception of one Christian cross. Pastor Begley made an interesting comment. He said: “This was a major spiritual–it might sound like overdoing it, a little excessive, but you have got to take the seat of authority when you go into spiritual warfare.” It would seem that Pastor Begley recognizes that the political realm is a major area for spiritual warfare, and quite possibly, the first lady does also. If so, that would be a major shift in direction and thinking for the White House in the past 160 plus years!!!
That shift may explain some of the intense opposition Mr. Trump has faced, whether he realizes it or not. Even a small shift in the spiritual direction of the anti-Christ Swamp will engender severe opposition because, at root, the political battle is always a spiritual battle. And the devil’s disciples are all cultural Marxists!
Trump has made and will make mistakes. He won’t do it all perfectly–nobody does, because we are all sinners, but whether he fully grasps his mission or not, he and his wife have started to make a difference in the spiritual tone in Washington and the white House and the devils are not thrilled.
Christians need to lift Mr. Trump and his family up in prayer. If enough are willing to do that on a consistent basis it might make a difference.