Does God Choose Presidents? Donald Trump Protesters Are Revolting Against 'God's Plan,' Pat Robertson Says

Christian leaders have long debated whether God chooses presidents, but Christian Broadcast Network founder Pat Robertson went further Wednesday when he insisted that anyone who protests the new White House is "revolting against what God’s plan is for...

Does God Choose Presidents? Donald Trump Protesters Are Revolting Against 'God's Plan,' Pat Robertson Says

Christian leaders have long debated whether God chooses presidents, but Christian Broadcast Network founder Pat Robertson went further Wednesday when he insisted that anyone who protests the new White House is "revolting against what God’s plan is for America." Robertson, who also hosts the Christian show "The 700 Club," claimed former President Barack Obama and other Democrats had worked together in a grand conspiracy to oust former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned on Monday over his ties to Russia’s U.S. ambassador.

Flynn stepped down after discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with the Moscow official, but Robertson said Democrats were behind Flynn's resignation. He cited Psalm 2:2: “The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed.” 

He went on: "I think, somehow, the Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America. These other people have been trying to destroy America. These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love. They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy. They want to fight as much as they can but I think the good news is the Bible says, 'He that sits in the heavens will laugh them to scorn,' and I think that Trump’s someone on his side that is a lot more powerful than the media."

Trump won over white evangelical voters 80-16 percent, winning the most support from that demographic than any Republican presidential candidate since 2004. William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr., a Christian evangelist leader, told his followers God was closely watching the 2016 race.

"God cares about everything that affects our lives—including who our leaders will be and how our society will be governed. That’s one reason why He commanded us to pray for our government and its leaders. Would He have told us to do this if He didn’t care about good government? Of course not," he said. 

But as Christians know, God, if he exists, is said to work in mysterious ways. 

"Maybe God did choose this bloated narcissist and compulsive liar and con man to be president, and maybe He will send a couple of Corinthians to light his pathway," a Chicago Tribune op-ed declared in November. 

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