In Existential Midterm Races, Christian Prophets Become GOP Surrogates

Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post reports that Christian prophets are offering divinely inspired political predictions in support of Republican candidates in the run-up to the midterm elections. Some experts say the increase in political prophecies is due to a decrease of faith in existing institutions and the growth of charismatic Christianity. Matthew Sutton, a historian of American religion at Washington State University, said, “Prophecy gives comfort in the sense that it can tell us how the future will be. For these folks, it’s affirming a positive vision in which they always will triumph.”

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