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Why Trump Is Hated Almost as Much as Abraham Lincoln Was – Steve Strang

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
Donald Trump (Reuters)
There are few moments in American history as pivotal as the civil rights movement. But victories for equality didn’t come without major pushback. In fact, even Abraham Lincoln, the first president to take a firm stand against slavery, was attacked fiercely for advancing the abolitionist cause.

We’re seeing similar attacks now, although the issues may look slightly different. Today, President Donald Trump is working hard to advance the causes of Israel and the pro-life movement, and as a result, he’s been viciously attacked. I would go so far as to say that no one except Abraham Lincoln has been more attacked and hated than Trump is.

I recently spoke with Pastor Kevin Williams, who leads New Jerusalem Cathedral in Greensboro, North Carolina. Interestingly, Greensboro played a key role in the civil rights movement. In 1960, four black students went into a whites-only restaurant there and wanted to be served. That act of righteous defiance stirred up protests across the South and helped stoke the civil rights movement nationwide.

But Williams says most people don’t know their own history, and as a result, it blinds them to what God is doing in our nation now.

“If you don’t know where you come from and you don’t know the history of where you come from, then—definitely as Christians—you don’t understand the prophetic side of what is happening and what is to take place,” he says. “Then the challenge is that you won’t know the move of God once it happens.

“It’s almost like the Pharisees and the Sadducees talking about the Messiah coming, but when He walks in front of them, then they don’t know who He … read more 

What Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln Have in Common as Presidents 22 Minutes – February 25th 2020 Pastor Kevin Williams, who leads New Jerusalem Cathedral in Greensboro, North Carolina, says most people, including many Christians, don’t know their own history. As a result, he says, it blinds them to what God is doing in our nation now through Trump. Listen Now
 
  
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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I, through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid and social media support, Steve's NOW THINK ON THIS messages, and our Ahava Adventures annual trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 26 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area, along with four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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