Sarah Palin’s pastors

Updated: Two weeks ago Palin attended a service at which David Brickner, founder of Jews for Jesus gave the sermon. Hew said that terrorist attacks against Israel were God’s “judgment of unbelief” on Jews who had not converted to Christinaity. The American Prospect has more, too.

From Harper’s:

During the 2008 campaign the beliefs of various candidates’ spiritual mentors has attracted a great deal of attention, especially those of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and to a lesser extent those of John Hagee, who endorsed John McCain. So now seems an opportune time to examine the viewpoints of Sarah Palin’s two most recent pastors, as expressed in their sermons.

A sampling:

Mike Rose, senior pastor at Juneau Christian Center

From an April 27, 2008 sermon: “If you really want to know where you came from and happen to believe the word of God that you are not a descendant of a chimpanzee, this is what the word of God says. I believe this version.”

From a July 8, 2007 sermon: “Those that die without Christ have a horrible, horrible surprise.”

From a July 28, 2007 sermon: “Do you believe we’re in the last days? After listening to Newt Gingrich and the prime minister of Israel and a number of others at our gathering, I became convinced, and I have been convinced for some time. We are living in the last days. These are incredible times to live in.”

Sarah Posner article at The American Prospect is worth reading, too. As is Andrew Sullivan’s item on the candidate’s invocation of “God’s will” in some peculiar circumstances.

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