Together with Jim Garlow and Eric Metaxas, Bramnick is also affiliated with the World Prayer Network, an outgrowth of a prayer movement initiated in 2020 to frequently gather and pray for God to intervene and overturn the 2020 US election results – in December 2020, for instance, Bramnick thanked God in advance for giving Trump victory, declaring that “Father, President Trump won in the natural, and Father, we decree that he will be seated as the president for another four years, Father. We bring that down on the Earth realm. We decree it” (the reference of ‘we’ is somewhat unclear; it seems that Bramnick sometimes loses track of the distinction between himself and God). Later the same month, he prophesied that the electors would come to their senses on December 14 when they voted to certify the results: “We decree and declare that the hammer of God would come to expose what Satan’s dominion is trying to take over,” said Bramnick: “Satan’s hammer is no match for the Maccabee of God, for the hammer of God. And I decree by December 14, we will be victorious exposing the fraud and that President Trump will be declared our president for another four more years.” Fortunately for Bramnick, his followers tend to bracket their Biblical literalism when it comes to dealing with false prophets. It is worth pointing out, however, that according to Bramnick, Trump is anointed by God – “our Cyrus for this hour” – both for spiritual and political purposes, and he is deeply grateful to God for giving “us a man after your heart” and for equipping Trump “supernatural wisdom” for the protection of the American people (especially, apparently, when it comes to immigration policy).
Currently, their biweekly prayer calls, featuring guests like Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn, are focused on asking God to thwart President Biden’s plans; Bramnick himself has called on God to “shake the Senate” to prevent Democrats from enacting their agenda – said agenda might superficially look like it concerns infrastructure or economy or healthcare, but they don’t fool Bramnick: it is all a series of attempts at “scheming and plotting against the Lord and his anointed one.” The media, too, according to Bramnick: the media is run by demons that seek to “incite anger, fear, despair” – unlike himself, apparently –“under the prince of the power of the air, Leviathan, twisting spirits.”
Together with Harry Jackson, Bramnick also arranged a 2018 election-themed prayer event “Rise Up 2018” at which they blessed and deputized various Trump officials on behalf of Christ so that they could help Trump’s fight against the forces of darkness in the spiritual battle against demonic liberal forces that the US is currently embroiled in. Apparently Bramnick and Jackson had the authority to deputize on behalf of God: “God has given us authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the devil.” Jackson, meanwhile, called the event ‘bipartisan’, which is sort of illustrative.
Diagnosis: Completely deluded and completely insane – yet Bramnick wields a scary amount of power and influence, also, apparently, outside the US. You should, unfortunately, be afraid.
Since organized religion insists on meddling in politics, it's time to tax the churches. We've given those leeches too much of a free ride.ReplyDelete
That's harsh NightTrain. Sounds like you might be an atheist!Delete
"Organized" religion. Yeah, organized, just like in organized crime.Delete
Been an atheist my whole life, and I'm quite open about it.Delete
I agree with NightTrain. I don't think it makes you an atheist to think these far-right religious nuts need to start paying taxes when they enter into the political arena, which they have done more and more. They steal money from their believers for their own extravagant lifestyles and create chaos in our society.ReplyDelete
NightTrain being an atheist is a private joke! Nothing personal.Delete
I actually agree with all of you concerning the organized religion machine. Surprisingly, so does Scripture, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15!ReplyDelete
I'm a Christian and I am quite sure some of the Atheists I know are far, far more likely to be in Heaven than any of these right wing Xtian evangelists.ReplyDelete
Well, I`m the Atheist and I prefer to go straight to Hell. Why? Cos there is heavy metal music, a lot of beer, and women who like to sin with everybody!Delete
Heaven? Boooooring man...!!!
(Btw, what kind of "heaven", Christian Heaven /what denomination?/, Muslim heaven /god forbid!/, Jewish "World to come" /העולם הבא/ or something else?). And... have you read your Bible? You didn't, do you?
Chill dude. Yes, I read the Bible. No, I don't believe it is to be taken literally nor is it inerrant. As for an afterlife, I have no idea other than if there is one it's not going to be a bunch of white fundies floating around on clouds listening to choirs. Ugh.Delete
But if there is a Hell I seriously doubt it'll have the GOOD music or beer. More likely warm Bud Light and Ted Nugent tribute bands. ;)
Oh man, I'm so sorry if I was too rude with my comment, it was not my intention at all! (You see, English isn't my first language, and sometimes distinguishing between irony, sarcasm, or just a simple joke is not my specialty. As I said English is not my mother tongue and it will never be perfect no matter what. It can only come close to perfection but it would never be perfect).Delete
As per your comment.
I do believe that you read the WHOLE Bible. How's that? Cos no fundie use words like you do & because your comment here on this hellish place of Sodom & Gomorrah.
I don't like hot beer and in my everyday prayer to my Master, I constantly beg Him to put some refrigerators down there. I hope He put some before I come.
And now some serious word(s):
As Daniel Dennet once said:
"There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion".
(I hope you think about these words & look deep inside yourself)
The Universe (our Universe) does not act on the wishes of Christians or Muslims or Jews or Hindus or... you named it. We (Humans) started to know how the Universe acts/behaves just four hundred years ago (approximately). The Universe, as a whole, acts on some "strange" principles. And we, Humans, just start to discover it. It`s a wonderful journey and if we do not destroy ourselves before (b/c of some Hitler/Putler), we will discover the most wonderful things. I do not believe that we will discover the whole beauty of the Universe, we are not capable of that, well, not yet, but our children will move closer and their children closer to that goal. What I wish to say is, that religion (any kind of religion) is not the answer to any question. Religion is and has always been a great obstacle to progress. Amen.Delete
(Read for example "Broca`s Brain", C. Sagan)