Christian Leaders, Home Church of Pastor Andrew Brunson Celebrate His Freedom
Brunson's release has been a significant priority for many government officials and American Christian leaders since he was first arrested in July 2016.
Writing in USA Today Monday, Christian Broadcasting Network anchor David Brody explained that Brunson's return was yet another reason why many evangelical Christians continue to back Trump, comparing him to Queen Esther who was "an unlikely hero, put in a place of influence, 'for such a time as this.'"
"Securing Pastor Brunson's release from Turkey is just the latest example of Trump's commitment. Picking his Supreme Court justices is the generational cornerstone of a much larger change. In the evangelical world, whether it's moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, actively upholding religious liberty, eagerly encouraging pro-life policies, or standing strong for the Judeo-Christian values that made America the best country in the world, Trump is...
It does not appear that the Lord ever wastes effort. In God's Economy, all falls under His sovereignty (Colossians 1:13-18). It is He that raises up rulers and brings them low (Daniel 2:21). That includes BHO.
It is also true that the purpose of any life may be to serve as a warning to not follow in their footsteps.
I wouldn't go so far as to make a historical connection between President Trump and an OT person. He is an instrument of the Lord, as He rules over all, and many of us are grateful for what the Trump Administration has meant for issues like Pastor Brunson, the Supreme Court, pro-life support, and some minor pushback of the gayification of America. If pushed, I'd have to say he's more like a Darius than an Ester.