Israel Should Have Leaned On Egypt in War with Assyrians, Says Trump's Religious Advisory Panel
New York City, NY - The collection of evangelical leaders and celebrities known as Trump's Religious Advisory Panel released their inaugural statement Tuesday, a move that they hope will sway many of the undecided evangelical voters and break the back of the #NeverTrump movement. In a bold declaration that countered popular scholarship, historical readings, traditional teachings, and even the very Word of God, Trump's Religious Advisory Panel (TRAP) opined that Judah and King Hezekiah were in the wrong when they didn't fully rely on Egypt to defeat the Assyrians in Isaiah 36 and II Kings 18.
"It's true that Sennacharib's aide called Egypt a broken reed, but that was more propaganda than actual fact," the TRAP announcement said. "The truth is Egypt was the only power that could rival Assyria in Hezekiah's day and they were significantly less evil than the tyrant threatening Judah. Hezekiah should have been more purposeful and committed to Egypt because they were the only ones that could stop Assyria. And Judah should have known that they exist to stop Assyria."
The statement went on to address God's intervention and defeat of the Assyrian army, calling it "a last-ditch effort by God and an option He clearly would rather not have had to exercise. If Judah had done their job and supported Egypt, God would have been happier."