Michael Brown, It is very possible that Donald Trump will continue to have great political influence in the years to come. It is also possible that he will have the health and vitality to run for president again in 2024. It is even possible that he will win. But one thing is sure: Donald Trump will not be reinstated as president this year or, for that matter, any year before 2024. Sorry, but facts are facts.
Remarkably, “According to a new Morning Consult/Politico survey, 29 percent of Republican voters said it is at least somewhat likely that Trump will be restored as president in 2021 – including 17 percent who said it is ‘very likely.’”
For those wanting to dig into the data in depth, the 355 page survey has been posted online.
It states that the “poll was conducted between June 4-June 7, 2021 among a sample of 1990 Registered Voters. The interviews were conducted online and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of Registered Voters based on gender, age, educational attainment, race, 2020 presidential vote, and region. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.”
Are the findings reliable? Should they be taken seriously?
A summary of the poll states that “77% of voters said they believe America’s democracy is currently being threatened, including 82% of Republicans and 77% of Democrats.”
This certainly sounds reasonable and is in keeping with suspicions and concerns on both sides of the electoral divide.
The poll also found that, “Only 40% of Republicans said they had at least ‘some’ confidence in the U.S. electoral system.”
This, too, seems reasonable, if actually low.
At the same time, the poll claimed that 13 percent of Democrats and 17 percent of Independents also believe it is likely that Trump will be restored to the presidency in 2021. Really?
Could it be that the fearmongering of the left has produced these concerns? Or could it be that Trump’s presence is just that ominous, with the threat of his imminent return lurking in the back of people’s minds?
The Daily Mail reported on June 25 that, “The Department of Homeland Security is concerned by the theory Donald Trump will be reinstated as president in August and is monitoring extremist online communities for threats of violence, the agency’s top counterrorism official said Thursday.”
John Cohen, assistant secretary for counterterrorism, stated that he “was responding to the conspiracy theories sparked by reports from the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and the National Review earlier this month that Trump is telling aides he could be back in the Oval Office by August.”
The Mail also stated that, Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, “has also been spreading the theory publicly and claims he is the source of the claims.”
Is there any truth to these claims? Is Trump himself fueling the fires of speculation? That, I do not know.
What I do know is that some Trump prophets continue to dig deeper holes for themselves, even claiming that God is delaying Trump’s return to office in order to give the false impression that they were wrong in predicting his election in 2020.
In the words of Hank Kunneman, “People have been saying, ‘Why is the Lord taking so long? Why are the prophets missing it?’”
And what was Kunneman’s answer? “It’s to make it look like the prophets miss it and for them to have petitions. And it’s to expose, but it’s to bring forth something at the exact time that will be part of the fulfillment of God.” (If this sounds like last gasp, spiritual mumbo jumbo, it’s because it is last gasp, spiritual mumbo jumbo.)
Unfortunately, as bizarre as it may seem, there are still fervent believers hanging on to the words of these alleged prophets. (Within the last few days, a commenter on my YouTube channel rebuked me, saying, “He [meaning me] rejected the prophets [meaning, those who wrongly predicted that Trump would be inaugurated on January 24] and accused the brethren standing for truth of being idolators. He believed the lying media on the election. They are his prophets. This is a man not worthy of a platform.” For a major article in Christianity Today on the failed prophecies and corrective responses to them, see here.)
So, the deceived are still being deceived, false hopes are still being stoked, and the media, especially on the left, continues to feed into the conspiracy theories, ever fearful of the ominous scepter of Trump.
The reality is that claims of election fraud will continue to be investigated, as they should be. Confidence must be restored, and there are valid reasons for concern.
Trump will also continue to snipe from the sidelines, as well as influence the news cycle and the direction of Republican politics.
But under no circumstances will he be restored to the presidency this year (or at any time before 2024).
So, don’t get your hopes up and don’t hold your breath. Instead, concentrate on making your own life count, get involved, as appropriate, with the current political scene, and whatever you do, remember not to look to Trump (again) as some kind of political savior – especially with hopes of his return to the presidency this year.
Just an Opinion?
Author: Dr. Michael Brown(www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
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7 Warning manifestations of spiritual narcissism
Are you a spiritual narcissist? It is not easy to see through the spiritual narcissist, because he gives an outwardly charming impression. And this is an insidious trap that you can easily fall into if you have never encountered it before.
Different types of narcissists
Narcissism is a name that originated from the Greek myth in which Narcissus looked in the mirror and fell in love with his reflection.
Psychologists claim that there are seven different types of narcissists, namely:
sacrifice They’re people who can manipulate you. They’ll show you affection and emotion so you can always be there for them. They know how to play underdogs in front of you. They’ll tell you they’re being persecuted by the world and they haven’t done anything wrong. As soon as they find out they’ve won your heart, they’ll ask you to do them some kindness, but once you refuse their request, you’ll become their enemy. They’re going to charge you with anything just to get what they want from you.
Sometimes he’s even called “narcissist omniscient.” These are people who think they’re smarter than you. They can invent non-existent facts to support their views, and if you object to their arguments, they will be offended. You can’t use facts to support your opinion, like they do, because they’re instantly offended.
Competing narcissists are people who feel like everything is a competition. They’ll compete in almost everything. Not only in sports, but also in friendship, parenting, etc. If you succeed in something while they fail, they think it’s your doing.
A 2018 study by the University of Ohio and the University of Luxembourg in the US showed that people who exhibit narcissistic behavior are more likely to commit traffic accidents because they drive recklessly.
Other types of narcissists include puppeteer, narcissist antagonist, status narcissist and royal narcissist. Now that we’ve cleared this up, let’s get back to the essence of this article.
7 Manifestations of spiritual narcissism:
1. The spiritual narcissist is
a self-promoter They will do everything in their power to prove that they are spiritually superior to you. They will promote themselves even when the time is not right. They’re always talking about what they’ve done. They wrote the best article in the world, they do charity work, or they pray for someone who was actually saved.
We should not properly spread our glory, we should strive to show the fruits of our labor. But the spiritual narcissist does his best to be praised and worshipped.
2. It still interferes with the
conversation It disrupts any conversation, even if it is private or should not participate in it. He’s going to pretend he’s doing it to help you, but he’s actually doing it for his own benefit.
3. It humiliates you to make it more interesting
Right we should encourage and help each other, but spiritual narcissists do the exact opposite. The spiritual narcissist is full of ridicule. He’s always criticizing and causing fights. He wants to be worshipped by dropping everyone around him.
4. He never admits his mistake Every
person ever makes a mistake. The ability to admit it shows that we’re mentally mature. But with a spiritual narcissist, that’s never going to happen. Even if you give him conclusive evidence, he’ll never admitit. For him, it’s a question of protecting his perfect image.
5. He talks a lot, but he doesn’t
listen When you listen to others, you build trust with each other and show your counterpart that you understand what he’s saying. The spiritual narcissist talks a lot, but he can’t listen. He likes to listen to himself.
5+1. He abuses verses that
fit into his shop Narcissus often uses the Bible by remembering a few verses that fit his repertoire to justify his behavior. But he ignores any verse that disogards his actions. This is generally true of any scripture or spiritual teaching. He’s self-absorbing what supports his system, and then he hides behind it.
7. Proclaims love, but can not give it
Your words should correspond to your actions. A spiritual narcissist tells you that he doesn’t classite the people around him according to their consent, but in reality it’s the other way around. If you don’t respect him and disagree fully, lightning strikes him, cut off contact, and slanders him.
The spiritual narcissist tries to guide people especially from a position of strength, intimidation and manipulation, not by his good example. Spiritual narcissism is the worst kind of leader you can have. They’re uncompromising manipulators… The best thing, of course, is not to have a leader at all and to rely solely on your own judgment.