Paula White, the B-girl of prosperity-hustling Christian skullduggery, is slated to lead the nation in prayer at the inauguration of Donald Trump. White, who has been widely extolled by evangelicals as “the one” who “led Donald Trump to Christ,” should have no problem fitting in. After all, they both go through spouses like dirty diapers.
CNN reports Donald Trump’s Committee Chairman Tom Barrack as saying,
I am pleased to announce that a diverse set of faith leaders will offer readings and prayers at the swearing-in of President-elect Trump and honor the vital role religious faith plays in our multicultural, vibrant nation.
Diverse, indeed it will be. While Paula White denies the Trinity and denies that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God while prominent patriotic-gospel evangelicals like James Dobson are spewing the inanity that this charlatan actually had something to do with Trump’s fruitless, repentance-less conversion to Christianity. “I don’t know when it was, but it has not been long, and I believe [Donald Trump] really made a commitment, but he’s a baby Christian,” Dobson says, “I also hear that Paula White has known Trump for years and that she personally led him to Christ.”
You might be asking, “why does this really matter?” The problem isn’t that any earnest Christian might actually believe that Donald Trump takes his new-found “faith” seriously. But some might actually believe Paula White is a Christian. Why? Because she will be sharing the stage with the well-known evangelical hero, Franklin Graham. This partnership, strictly forbidden in the Scriptures (2 Corinthians 6:14), lends credibility to those who preach a false Gospel, proclaim a false Jesus and make false disciples. It obscures the clear lines between biblical truth and damning spiritual error.
Other questionable spiritual figures participating in the burlesque will be the Catholic archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan and Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Rodriguez is a regular appearance at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission (ERLC) conferences and is associated with the New Apostolic Reformation.
What’s the point? These religious “leaders” aren’t genuinely coalescing for the bona fide purpose of coming together before our Creator to petition His blessing upon our nation. That isn’t even possible–they all worship a different God. It’s merely an amalgamation of multiple versions of American-made religiosity to appease those who propelled him into office. Of course, in today’s American version of watered-down gospel-less Christianity, patriotic fidelity rises far above doctrinal integrity. As long as you stand for “conservative values” and throw your support behind the candidate that promises to protect them, you can be a Christian.
Beware of who you bow your head and pray with.
[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]