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Respected researcher, author and consultant George Barna, in his new book The Day Christians Changed America, calls the election of Donald Trump a flat-out miracle, explaining the events and shifting opinions that eventually delivered the required electoral votes.
According to Barna’s analysis — in-depth and fact-driven — voting for Trump was not a matter of endorsing the man but an instance of endorsing faith and truth while repudiating evil in the persons of Clinton and Obama. It was not an endorsement of Trump’s person or past, but a rejection of godless communism, a call for a return to traditional Americanism.
Barna’s description of the miracle, page 133:
“Consider what the political outsider from New York had going against him:
“He faced an opponent with decades of experience, a deep network of contacts, universal name recognition, campaign infrastructure, party backing and a sitting president who invested himself and his team in support of her election.
“He lacked any political experience, which was evident in his debate performances, his public speaking, his staffing choices, his chaotic organization, his use of social media and his bare-bones and sometimes confusing policy statements.
“He was outspent by an estimated 2:1 ratio.
“His campaign had virtually no ‘ground game’ — the effort by local staff and volunteers to identify supporters and turn them out to vote.
“He was constantly lied about and abused by major media — and in defiance of the norm, Trump responded by calling them out for their lies and bias, a strategy no previous candidate had dared attempt.
“He was regularly accused of things that were subsequently proven to be false.
“He was proven to have said or done things during his life that were immoral or inappropriate — and indisputably harmful to someone running for the highest office in the land.
“He was abandoned by the Republican establishment; his own party disowned him, and many of its leaders very publicly criticized him and said they would not vote for him.
“Two out of three Americans believed he was unqualified to serve as president, and his ‘favorability score’ was the lowest of any presidential candidate since polling began.
“Foreign leaders mocked him as unworthy of leading the country, much less influencing global policy.
“National polls consistently showed him losing the race.
“Political analysts and pundits almost universally agreed that he was incapable of winning.”
“Trump’s victory almost defies explanation; it makes little sense from a rational, empirical point of view. The outcome was a miracle — an inexplicable, unanticipated, extraordinary event of human history attributable to God’s intervention. Plain and simple, God is not done with America yet. We have pushed Him away and sullied His name, but He has chosen not to remove His hand of blessing from the nation — yet.”
If it is true that divine intervention influenced the outcome, then people attacking this president find themselves attacking divine will, setting themselves up for divine discipline.