Bishop E.W. Jackson, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council (FRC) and former Republican nominee for Virginia’s lieutenant governor, said at the FRC’s “Watchemen on the Wall” conference last week that groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation are representatives of a “demonic power” that is “threatening [America] from within.
“Prayer is power,” he began, “and that’s why this is not politics. Because when the Foundation For the Freedom From Religion and the ACLU goes around the country trying to stop prayer in city councils and school board meetings, trying to stop prayer at every public events — they are not simply human beings who disagree with us, it is demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer.”
“That is why,” he continued, “they don’t want us to pray in the name of Jesus — because there is power in the name of Jesus!”
“The demonic forces know that one day every eye will behold Him,” Jackson said.
He also questioned how many Americans recognize the existential threat to the United States posed by non-Christian powers. “I wonder,” he asked, “if we as Americans are as serious about the fact that we are threatened from within? There are people who want to fundamentally transform the nature of this country, who really do not believe that we are a providential nation.”
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