President Trump has often sought prayer and guidance from Christian clergy and laymen. The president is a man of faith and recognizes that his power and success comes from God. Therefore, it should not be surprising that he would have Christian ministers lay hands on him, pray for him and call others to do the same.
But liberals do not like God, do not like prayer and do not believe in the power of faith. This is why Trump’s worship of God in the Oval Office gives them fits.
Recently, the Rev. Dr. William Barber, a member of the national board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a pastor, harshly criticized President Trump for allowing Christians to lay hands on him. Rev. Barber call such actions “theological malpractice that borders on heresy.”
Apparently, Rev. Barber believes that God was mistaken when He commanded us to pray for our leaders and to pray for our oppressors. Apparently, Barber is a higher authority than God and can determine which Scriptures we should follow.
The Holy Bible says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior …” (1 Timothy 2:1-3). But Pastor Barber says the prayer for Trump borders on heresy. Which word do you believe?
Now I am sure the good pastor, with all of his man-given degrees and accolades, will find a way to squirm out of these Scriptures. You can live outside the word of God, but it will not change the word of God.
If Pastor Barber were truly a man of God, he would be leading prayer for President Trump – especially if he thought Trump was wicked and evil. It is those we disagree with we are called to pray for most, but I guess Pastor Barber has forgotten that.
Matthew 5:44: “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
Luke 6:27: “But to those of you who will listen, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”
Romans 12:14: “Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse.”
The pastor continued his biblical sleight-of-hand by mentioning Amos chapter 2. He said, “There is a text in Amos chapter 2 that says [what] religious and moral hypocrisy looks like when a nation of political leaders will buy and sell upstanding people, when they will do anything to make money, when they will sell the poor for a pair of shoes, when they will grind the penniless into the dirt and shove the luckless into the ditch and extort from the poor. That is an actual text.”
I cannot find this “actual” text in any translation. He is paraphrasing and doing it very weakly. I would invite you all to read Amos chapter 2 for yourself. It seems like the pastor is speaking about the NAACP selling out the poor and needy. It is clearly a warning to his organization. It would have given himself chills if he actually reads it. Amos Chapter 2:6-7:
This is what the Lord says:
“… They sell the innocent for silver,
and the needy for a pair of sandals.
They trample on the heads of the poor
as on the dust of the ground
and deny justice to the oppressed. …”
Then this “pastor” had the nerves to use the word “luckless” in paraphrasing a biblical verse. Christians do not depend upon luck; we have the promises and guidance of God. Luck is a word describing a chance event. Christians believe that all events are ordered or allowed by God. We don’t think of luck, we think of blessings! Let’s stop having our ears tickled and our earthly feeling and fears manipulated with smooth words and a commanding presence.
Beware of false prophets, and be warned of the results of abandoning the word of God. Amos 2 is a great read for America and the NAACP today. Learn about the patience God and His judgments. This Pastor seems to be seeking promotion by men and not fulfilling his calling from God.
I could go on and on but have no hope Rev. Barber will listen or understand. He supports so many unbiblical principles and concepts I fear there is no reasoning with him. I am getting tired of these unsaved, weak pastors misleading black people. They support abortions and homosexuality but sit silently while gangs, drugs and poverty continue to destroy their people and their community. Becoming a pastor is too often a career choice that leads to becoming a community leader. It is often just a business decision, not a calling.
Theses “pastors” are not serving God; they are serving man. They are working to impress the world and keep those people in their care under the oppressive boot of the liberal Democratic Party. All black folks have ever received from them is disaster.
The NAACP is a long way from its glory days. All that remains is a shell of the once-influential and protective organization for improvement and advancement. Now all the organization is good for is spreading propaganda about black victimhood and getting out the black vote for the oppressive, liberal, Democratic slave masters they serve.
I have been speaking about this for decades, wrote a book about it, “It’s OK to Leave the Plantation,” and continue to shed The Light on the problem. I see a real chance of breaking the stranglehold of the con-artists through President Donald Trump and all of those Christians in prayer.
God bless America. Now let’s go Make America Great Again.
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