Jim Bakker is one of those Christian con artists who claims that Donald Trump was chosen or “anointed” by God to be the president. They display their hypocrisy and selective reading of the Bible, however, by saying this only about Trump and others they support.
Bakker said that it is the prayers of Christians which are sustaining Trump.
“It’s the power behind him, the prayers behind him,” Bakker said. “He’s wanting the prayers of the people. You know, people say, ‘Well, I don’t think he’s a godly man.’ Well, I’ll tell you what, he loves prayer, he loves God, he doesn’t want to murder any more babies in our country. Come on. Let’s give God a chance and God had him elected and the Bible says He puts up—God—and puts down the leaders. So we better obey our leaders and live under them in peace.”
Funny, I don’t remember him saying that about Obama. And yet, the Bible says quite clearly that all leaders are chosen by God and are only in power because he puts them there. Romans 13:1: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Not “all Republican authorities.” All authorities, including the ones Bakker doesn’t like. And yet he doesn’t tell his followers that they have to obey anyone he doens’t approve of. Cafeteria Christianity.