Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy Accelerating since Trump Election
Since the November 8 United States presidential election, people’s emotions have run the gamut from disbelief to acceptance, although there are some that are still protesting and displaying their disapproval. All the while, aggressive and intentional plans are being laid by influential religious leaders to influence the civil power, specifically the President of the United States to enforce her decrees and sustain her institutions. What are the decrees and institutions that religious leaders will influence the civil government to enforce, one might ask. Restoring morality to society is a chief goal of the religious right or evangelicals, that they believe can only be accomplished through the legislative process. They would like Sunday rest and worship to be nationally enforced with civil penalties for dissenters. The evangelical leaders are excited that Donald Trump has been elected to the presidency because in him, they see an ally, one who will give them a strong voice in politics, one who will listen to and defend their interests; this is what he promised to them while campaigning. Because Donald Trump received the overwhelming support of the evangelical sector which was necessary to him getting elected, they are expecting him to make good on his promises and yield to their every demand.
The leading professed Protestants in the United States, regardless of their denomination and beliefs, have united in agreement to elect Donald Trump and are expecting that their collective voice will be heard and respected, just as Bible prophecy has foretold. “When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result.”
One of the leaders of the Charismatic Movement, televangelist and author, Kenneth Copeland, in a recent interview affirmed that the religious conservatives have influence and power that they have never had heretofore in previous presidents; and that if they had a message for the president, he [Trump] would take it seriously and enforce it quickly. In response to a question regarding the meeting that was held between Donald Trump and evangelical leaders, Copeland said the following: “Terry I believe… its not so much what was said in the conversations in those meetings [with Donald Trump], but the fact that we were having them. And I have no doubt at this point, from what I’ve heard, and what I’ve seen that’s taking place over the last month that this has been happening, um if something were to really, really strike my heart, if God really showed me something that I felt like-- and if the Lord would say ‘you deliver this,’ I have no doubt with what I could deliver; and that was not true in presidents past, even though we had influence in some areas, in some ways. But if the Lord were to say something to me in the other presidents, and what little I had to do with them, um, I don’t know, I don’t know whether I could have ever got anyone to listen to me or not; but I am totally convinced that if the Lord were to say something to me, if the Lord were to say something to David, if the Lord were to say something to Bishop, that the President needs to hear , I have no doubt that we could do it and do it quickly, and have audience to say ‘thus saith the Lord’ and he wouldn’t just turn it over to an aid or something and just write it off, he would listen, and it would mean something to him.”
It is clear that a union of church and state is imminent and the evangelicals will ensure that it takes place on their terms. Not only will the evangelicals influence government policies to restore morality and return the nation to “divine favor,” and temporal prosperity, but the cry will also come from politicians themselves. Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, a Jesuit-trained Roman Catholic, promised that Donald Trump will follow through with his promise to give the churches their voice in politics back. The Christian Post ran the following report under the headline “Thousands of churches to air Mike Pence ad: ‘Donald Trump will free up the voices of faith,’” wherein it is stated: “‘President Donald Trump will appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will uphold our Constitution and the rights of the unborn,’ said Pence. ‘Donald Trump will also, sign into law legislation that will free up the voices of faith all across this country by repealing what's come to be known as the Johnson Amendment.’…Pence went to argue that historically the strength of America ‘has come from our communities of faith.’”
If individuals, especially those who consider themselves Christians, believe that in a Donald Trump administration they will have their religious freedoms preserved, they are so wrong. If a person opposes the “moral legislation” proposed and enforced at the behest of evangelicals, that person will incur civil penalties—fines, prosecution and imprisonment that will eventually escalate to death sentences.
“The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected.”
 White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 445
 White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 592