Falwell Jr. Gives Credit to Trump for the "Good Spirit" in America

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, smiles as he listens to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, at a rally Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

He’s at it again.

You’d think with Trump just a few short weeks away from taking his place in the White House, his position secured, men like Jerry Falwell, Jr. could just stop lying and saying things that cause Spirit-filled Christians to cringe. I guess it has become habit, by now.

On the Christmas broadcast of Fox News Sunday, Falwell remarked about the mood of the nation, standing at the dawn of the Trump presidency.

It was sufficiently vomit-inducing.

“There’s a new hope, an optimism. There’s a good spirit in America,” Falwell said during a Christmas Day appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”

“And I think that’s coming from his lead.”

A good spirit?

Apparently, Falwell owns no TVs, doesn’t read the papers or the internet. I wouldn’t exactly call what’s happening in our streets and communities since the election a “good spirit.”

That’s not entirely Trump’s fault. I’ll give him that much. The liberals were going to lose their minds if the Republican candidate won, no matter who it was. Trump just made it harder for true conservatives to argue with them.

Still, we’re not totally without some good feelings. That has more to do with seeing the stench of Obama flushed from our White House than anything else.

It has been a rough eight years for patriots, so of course there’s a great swell of relief, knowing we are just over three weeks away from the end.

Then something new begins.

Falwell went on with his insane idol worship.

“It was sort of a gamble because I didn’t know where he’d come down on all the issues, but because I believed he was a good man, I believed he would come down on the right side of the issues and he’s done that in the last year and I’ve been proud of him,” he said.

“So much was at stake, I just couldn’t afford to stay silent.”

He admitted the president-elect “never pretended to be a theologian.”

“And I said all through the campaign that we’re not electing a pastor-in-chief,” Falwell said.

“We have to find the candidate who is most likely to support all the values that we hold dear. And Evangelicals aren’t that much different than the general population.”

OOPS.

Found the problem.

Exit polls showed Trump won more of the white evangelical vote than either McCain, Romney, or George W. Bush.

Those last two lines by Falwell are key to it all.

“We have to find the candidate who is most likely to support all the values that we hold dear. And Evangelicals aren’t that much different than the general population.”

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [a]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” – Romans 12:2 AMP

Godly values and ethical attitudes arent really in Trump’s wheelhouse. Just ask his ex-wives, mistresses, former students of Trump University, and all the workmen who got shafted when he filed bankruptcy, over and over again.

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” – John 15:19 NIV

For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.” 2 Timothy 3:2-5 AMP

Yeah, that thing about Evangelicals not being much different than the general population is the problem, Jer.

We’re supposed to be.