A weekly Bible study in the White House has set off intense opposition.
Many members of President Trump’s cabinet and inner staff profess to be devout Christians.
In fact, Trump’s cabinet has been called “the most evangelical” in the country’s history.
Trump is invited to the study and receives notes following each week’s meeting.
By all accounts, there is a spiritual awakening in Washington, and the liberal and progressive mainstream media is not taking kindly to it.
The weekly study is led by Ralph Drollinger, a clergyman and retired pro basketball player who played for the UCLA Bruins under legendary coach John Wooden.
Drollinger founded Capitol Ministries in Washington, D.C. The group’s goals are to develop biblical ministries of evangelism and discipleship to our government’s leaders.
Drollinger has launched Bible studies in 40 state capitols as well as several foreign countries.
The weekly Bible study, about one-hour long, is sponsored by Vice President Mike Pence, whose senior pastor is Jessie Johnson, formerly an associate pastor of Grace Community Church of Sun Valley (led by pastor John MacArthur).
The list of cabinet secretaries attending the Bible study include CIA director Mike Pompeo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Housing and Urban Development Sec. Dr. Ben Carson, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Purdue, EPA director Rick Perry, Sec. of Health and Human Services Tom Price and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Also attending is Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice and one of Trump’s attorneys.
Our country’s leaders would do well to follow James 4:10:
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
Drollinger believes it’s essential for leaders to appeal to God as they seek to set policy.
As noted in Ephesians 2:10:
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
A reverence for God and the Bible in Washington has strong precedent.
The largest Protestant church congregation in the country used to meet at the U.S. Capitol in the 1800s, with up to 2,000 people attending weekly.
They included members of Congress and the executive branch. Thomas Jefferson attended regularly as president.
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