Last week, Hillary Clinton visited Mother Bethel A.M.E. church in Philadelphia, where she addressed a group of about 50 black pastors from around the country. During this meeting, the ministers laid hands on her in a prayer, in which they “decreed and declared” the favor of the Lord on her, while she stands there bobbing her head and repeating the words along with the others…acting all like she believes in God, or something. Decreeing and declaring is an unbiblical practice that is gaining ground in Word of Faith circles, and creeping into evangelical churches. It is based on a misunderstanding of the believer’s authority in Christ.
Mark Tyler, lead pastor of Mother Bethel can be seen in the video, but is not the one leading the prayer. See the following video and transcript of the prayer.
Until he comes again,
and President to Be Clinton,
We decree and declare,
from the Crown on your head,
to the sole of your feet,
that the favor of the Lord,
shall surround you like a shield,
In Jesus Name
A CALL TO ACTION
Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.
For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.
And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.
Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.
When you subscribe, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.
Enter your email address below…