Sarah Palin’s Pentecostal Former Pastor: Alaska Will Be Place Of Refuge During Great Tribulation And PEOPLE WHO OPPOSE GEORGE BUSH WILL GO TO THE LAKE OF FIRE!
Posted by Job on September 2, 2008
Seriously, where do they find these people? Your new vice president people …
Sen. Barack Obama’s candidacy was rocked when inflammatory sermons from his former pastor, The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, circulated in the media. Some say they can assess Obama by the pastor he once chose for his spiritual mentor and the church where he brought his daughters.
Is this still true for assessing McCain’s vice presidential pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin?
Will — or should – voters look closely at Rev. Ed Kalnins, the Pentecostal pastor at Wasilla Assembly of God. This was Palin’s church until six years ago, and Kalnins gave the invocation at her inauguration as governor. He’s on record saying “I question the salvation” of people who voted for John Kerry and that critics of President Bush are going to hell. (This would mean me I suppose). He also sees Alaska as a “refuge” state where people will flee at the end of time.
In a video of Palin addressing Kalnin’s church (wasillaag.net) in June, she called for prayers that the mission in Iraq be recognized as “a task that is from God.”
Assemblies of God is one of the nation’s fastest growing denominations, one which believes in a literal inerrant Bible, in enthusiastic prayer and in being “baptized in the holy spirit” — speaking in tongues. That spiriutal gift is highly controversial among other conservative Christian denominations such as the Southern Baptists.
Does Sarah Palin’s spiritual home and her Pentecostal beliefs make a difference in how you see her?
Does it matter less because she’s not the top of the ticket?