Conservative talk show host, part-time conspiracy theorist, and apocalyptic prophet Glenn Beck said during his Friday radio program that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has been divinely anointed by God and “raised from birth” to be the savior of the nation.
Beck, who’s an avid supporter of Cruz, was responding to a Breitbart article that criticized him for telling Mormons that they must “save this nation” because evangelical Christians in the South “are not listening to their God.”
He also took issue to comments from Thomas Kidd, Professor at Baylor University, who said that “there are many reasons why devout Christians should hesitate to vote for Donald Trump … God has not revealed Ted Cruz as the divinely anointed alternative.”
“To you, Dr. Kidd. To you,” Beck responded. “To you God hasn’t revealed Cruz as divinely anointed. I understand that. And I respect your opinion on it. But here’s mine: I have seen this man’s life. I have watched this man. I have prayed about this man. I have prayed about it by myself, out loud, in quiet, with my family, with my staff, and I happen to believe that Ted Cruz actually was anointed for this time.”
“Would there not be someone that was in the pool that might have the right qualifications for God? Is He that disinterested in all of us? Or is it perhaps possible that just like in the Bible, people were raised from birth for a specific time? Are we that inconsequential, Dr. Kidd? Are we really not that important enough for Him to raise someone up, at this critical juncture?”
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