Don’t you just love it when evangelists try to predict what’s on the mind and in the heart of The Almighty?
This little video snippet suggests two points to me.
One is that no one — no matter how godly he claims to be — should try to predict what God is going to do, or how he’s going to act if you do something that displeases him.
The other is that it’s perilous to meld spiritual matters into political ones, particularly when they involve the current president of the United States of America.
The video here is of Jim Bakker, the once-famous televangelist who’s pitching something called the “Trump Prophecies.” He says something about how Americans should be wary of what God will do if they go against the president’s agenda, his purpose in leading in the country — whatever the heck that all means.
Trump is doing God’s work on Earth, Bakker seems to suggest.
How does this guy know these things? Earth to Bakker: God’s work defies humankind’s meager, fallible ability to make bold predictions.
That’s why he’s God and none of us mere mortals — and that includes Jimmy Bakker — are not. Got it? Good!
My second point simply is that it continues to baffle me to the max why certain evangelical leaders remain faithful to Donald John Trump Sr. Can anyone out there point me to an example of how this man ever demonstrated a commitment to the Lord’s teachings prior to his being elected president of the United States?
This guy says things about women that should flummox evangelicals. He politicizes a speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree, injecting politics into an event aimed at paying tribute to the kindness and good work of the Boy Scouts of America. He continually demonstrates a level of narcissism and self-aggrandizement that run absolutely counter to the way Jesus lived during his brief time on Earth.
But these evangelicals love this guy!
Go figure, man.
If you can comprehend this, then y’all are far better individuals than I ever thought of being.
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