Well, the big day when the American people will decide who they want to lead this great country for the next four years is almost here. And despite indications that Joe Biden will be the likely winner on November 3, the folks at CBN (
Christian Clairvoyant Broadcasting Network) are predicting victory for Donald Trump AND the Republican Party.
According to CBN News Senior Editor John Waage, who has a “very strong track record” of accurate election predictions according to a recent CBN article, we COULD be about to see a so-called “red surge” that will determine the outcome next week, similar to what happened in 2016 when many of the polls pointed to a win by Hillary Clinton.
For the record, the polls weren’t wrong in 2016. National polls only measure the popular vote and Hillary did, in fact, win the national popular vote by 2.1 points. The error was with the pundits’ interpretation of the poll.
In the article, Waage sounds like he’s using the Trafalgar Group report about “hidden voters” as the basis of his clairvoyant prediction.
While the establishment media has been citing polls showing Biden leading, critics say those polls are overweighted with left-leaning voters and therefore not reflective of the actual likely voters.
Waage believes this election could be similar to what happened in 2016 when many Trump voters were unwilling to go public with their support, even with pollsters, feeling heavy judgment from the media and extremely outspoken Trump opponents on social media.
With those factors taken into consideration, here’s the Waage outlook for 2020:
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PREDICTION
President Trump will be re-elected with 323 electoral votes.
Former Vice President Biden loses with 215 electoral votes.
“That could be a much narrower victory. I know a lot of people are predicting a Biden victory, but if you look at what’s happening on the ground, it’s just not imaginable that there’s gonna be a sweeping Biden victory. And I think Trump’s frenetic and really energetic campaigning over the next few days will make a difference. I think this is breaking at the last minute,” Waage said on the 700 Club on Thursday.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PREDICTION
Currently, Democrats control the House – 232 Democrats, 197 Republicans (with 1 Libertarian and 5 vacancies).
Predicted Change in House Control: GOP nets 28 seats to win back control of the House.
Note: This prediction is not in line with the current polls. The most noted Washington pundits show the Democrats gaining five or more seats to add to their current majority. The thinking here is that the polls are not accurately gauging what is happening in the electorate. That includes extreme reluctance among Trump voters, including Democrats, to divulge their vote preferences to pollsters.
US SENATE PREDICTION
Republicans currently control the Senate, 53 to 47 (two independents vote with the Democrats)
Predicted Change in Senate Control: No change. Republicans maintain 53-47 advantage.
Republicans are defending 23 seats this year, compared with only 12 for the Democrats. At least 13 seats are considered to be hotly contested, and Democrats hope to make Chuck Schumer the Senate majority leader after November 3rd. Again, if polling is correct, they have an excellent chance of doing that. The prediction here is that there will be no change in the current balance because the polling measures in this election are not accurate.
Clairvoyant predictions and false prophecies about the election by CBN personalities are kind of a thing right now.
700 Club host Pat Robertson — a bigtime Trump supporter and defender — made headlines when he assured CBN viewers that Trump will prevail in the Nov. 3 presidential election. “First of all, I want to say without question, Trump is going to win the election,’’ Robertson told viewers during a segment in a recent broadcast.
However, Robertson took his clairvoyant epiphany a step further by predicting the end of the world. “What I think very frankly is the only thing that will fulfill the word of Jesus … is some kind of asteroid strike on the globe,’’ he said. “It’s sudden destruction. It’s not going to be some nuclear war. We’re not going to be allowed to blow this earth up.’’
Robertson has made similar apocalyptic predictions before and was wrong. In 1976, he predicted the world would end in 1982. And in his 1990 book, “The New Millennium,” he said the world would be destroyed on April 29, 2007.
After describing the destruction the asteroid will cause, Robertson hedged his bets by telling the CBN audience, “then, maybe the end.’’
Maybe? I wish God wasn’t so double-minded.
Making such non-biblical predictions about the election has become a tradition with the Fellowship of the Pharisees and the lukewarm sheep that follow them. It’s much easier to justify spiritual laziness that way.
For example, during the 2016 election we were told that our free will to vote as we please would have nothing to do with deciding the outcome, because the numbers proved conclusively that God had chosen Donald Trump — and they weren’t speaking about the number of popular or electoral votes.
Many in the Body of Christ — and even a few psychics — declared that God used numerology to pick Trump instead of trivial considerations like character and integrity. Sadly, it’s easier on the consciences of some to break out a calculator or listen to a clairvoyant false prophet than it is to break open the Bible.
In an article during the 2016 election season by Erick Erickson — back when he was #neverTrump — he shared this tidbit from one of his radio listeners:
“Did you know that if Trump wins, on his inauguration then his first day in office he will be 70 years 7 months and 7 days. 777 is a prophetic number and my belief is God is placing him there for a much bigger purpose. He might be a jerk but my thoughts are his cabinet could make all the difference in the world and the big thing are the Supreme Court appointments. I believe God is hearing our prayers and giving us a most unlikely leader, kind of like how Samuel ‘discovered’ David.”
“If” he wins? What happened to God’s sovereignty? Why is it that these people who hear from God need to hedge their bets? Could it be that they aren’t hearing from God at all? Could it be that the outcome of elections really are a result of our free will?
Regardless of who wins next week, CBN’s so-called word from the Lord is nothing but a display of spiritual laziness by people unwilling to “work out their salvation with fear and trembling,” and the implications of their “blind leading the blind” faith goes much further than the outcome of an election.
The damage being done by CBN and others to the Gospel of Christ in the name of Donald Trump and the Republican Party is literally eternal. It shows the world that being a Christian is no different than being an occultist, that a personal relationship with God is no different than being an atheist, that reading the Bible is no different than reading Tarot cards, and that moral relativism is more important than conscience and conviction.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.