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'I Feel Safer:' Dr. David Jeremiah Talks Trump, the Church and the Economy


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Prominent pastor Dr. David Jeremiah sat down with CBN News to discuss the condition of the American Church, America's economic climate and President Donald Trump.

"While the demise of the Church seems to be a topic, there are many places where the Church is flourishing, where the Church is doing well," Jeremiah told CBN News.

"I think the Church today is strong where there's strong teaching, where the Bible is the center, and where the people of God are centered in the truth because that's what this is all about," he continued.

The senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church near San Diego, California, also talked about America's financial condition these days.

"Right now we are in the best economic situation I can ever remember in terms of the stock market being $5 trillion more than it was in November," he said. 

"Many of the experts say we're in the process of getting prepared for a big downturn, but nobody knows that, and I don't know that," Jeremiah continued. "I just know that ultimately if we don't deal with our debt, then there's not a lot of good news long-term."

"Hopefully, that's being understood now," he added.

Jeremiah also discussed politics with CBN News, and specifically, the president.

"Obviously, he's... making a difference in many areas," he said. "He's making a difference economically; nobody wants to talk about it, but I just mentioned what's happened to the stock market since he's been in office."

"I don't like some of the things he says and the way he says them, but he's not my pastor; he's the president," Jeremiah continued.

"I'll be honest with you, I feel safer as a citizen because he's my president," the founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries shared. "I feel like there's a... greater sense of security in our country even though people don't want to talk about it."

Jeremiah also stands with Trump when it comes to honoring the American flag.

"So there's a lot of good news, and nobody just wants to talk about it," Jeremiah said. "They always want to talk about everything else."

"I was in the Rose Garden when he signed the papers to guarantee us greater religious freedom," Jeremiah shared. "I know he believes that, and he's working hard to keep that as a main thing."

"That's really important to me, and it should be important to every American," he added. 

In addition, Jeremiah talked about the future of America.

"Obviously, we're at a crossroads," he said. "If we can survive the... tumult we're going through right now... we're in a cultural crisis because before we had no voice coming from the Right that was strong enough to make a difference."

"All of a sudden now this man that God put in office... is changing things that people didn't think could be changed," Jeremiah continued. "And they don't like it, and they're pushing back hard."

"And I pray for his safety, and I pray for the will to continue to move, get this back where it belongs, and if we can do that, I think that we'll have a few more years to preach the Gospel," he said.

"If we can't, I think we're headed for... really difficult times," he added.

Jeremiah has a new book out, entitled, A Life Beyond Amazing. It helps the reader "develop nine character qualities beyond the norm," according to Jeremiah's website.

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Mark Martin currently serves as a reporter and anchor at CBN News, reporting on all kinds of issues, from military matters to alternative fuels. Mark has reported internationally in the Middle East. He traveled to Bahrain and covered stories on the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mark also anchors CBN News Midday on the CBN Newschannel and fills in on the anchor desk for CBN News' Newswatch and The 700 Club. Prior to CBN News, Mark worked at KFSM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith, Arkansas. There he served as a weekend morning producer, before being promoted to general