“Absolutely I feel it works,” Trump told an interviewer about his
views on torture. “Have I spoken to people at the top levels and people that
have seen it work? I haven’t seen it work. But I think it works. Have I
spoken to people that feel strongly about it? Absolutely.”
Trump’s controversial position in support of torture including
waterboarding in “black op” sites (secret prisons) goes back to the Roman
Catholic Inquisition of the Middle Ages.
In another interview Mr. Trump said he would do “everything within the
bounds of what you’re allowed to do legally,” including considering the use
of waterboarding. He said that to deal with the Islamic State, the US needed
to “fight fire with fire.” Trump said he would discuss the matter with
incoming CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Republican Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war who Mr. Trump
famously said wasn’t a “real” war hero because he got caught remarked in a
tweet that “@POTUS can sign whatever executive orders he likes, but the law is
the law – we’re not bringing back torture… I’m very confident it wouldn’t
stand a day in court if they tried to restore that.”
Teresa May, Britain’s prime minster says the UK “does not condone
torture or inhumane treatment and its close relationship with the United
States allows frank exchanges on areas of disagreement.”
Sonva Sceats the Director of Policy at Freedom from Torture tweeted
Trump and said torture is “morally repugnant.” She also said “for survivors
of torture to hear the leader of the free world legitimize torture is
Mr. Trump campaigned on expanding torture laws, including
Mr. McCain is wrong. Torture will come back in western countries. It’s
only a matter of time. For “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall
suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12.
“The papal church will never relinquish her claim to infallibility.
All that she has done in her persecution of those who reject her dogmas, she
holds to be right; and would she not repeat the same acts, should the
opportunity be presented? Let the restraints now imposed by secular
governments be removed, and Rome be re-instated in her former power, and
there would speedily be a revival of her tyranny and persecution.” Spirit of
Prophecy, Vol. 4, page 381.
“Protestants are losing the mark of distinction that distinguished
them from the world, and they are lessening the distance between themselves
and the Roman power. They have turned away their ears from hearing the truth;
they have been unwilling to accept light which God shed upon their pathway,
and are therefore going into darkness. They speak with contempt of the idea
that there will be a revival of the past cruel persecution on the part of
Romanists and those who affiliate with them. They do not recognize the fact
that the word of God fully predicts such a revival, and will not concede that
the people of God in the last days shall suffer persecution, although the
Bible says, “The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ.” Signs of the Times, February 19, 1894.
with permission of Keep the Faith Ministry – Prophetic Intelligence