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Response to RealGuyinChicago (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2022, 02:45 PM

14. Trump has never become "born again"

In Evangelical doctrine, that requires repentance, confession of sin, acknowledgement of the divine and human nature of Jesus as the Christ and as the only spiritual power to forgive sin and bring spiritual restoration with God. Trump, when directly asked, claims to never have done anything requiring repentance and forgiveness, and that he believes God doesn't have anything to do with his behavior. He has openly stated this in several prominent Evangelical forums and interviews, which is why you don't ever see much of it. Supporting someone who denies having had a born again experience would raise questions and cause a credibility issue. So they are silent.

He's also turned down opportunities to choose Evangelical pastors as his "spiritual advisor," but even though there are several, like the pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, like Robert Jeffress, who Trump calls his "favorite pastor", who would be willing to completely change their doctrine and faith practice to get the title, he's gone with someone most Evangelicals would label an apostate heretic, Paula White, a prosperity gospel prophetess who is a zero on several essentials of Evangelical doctrine, like the inerrancy of the Bible and the closure of the canon, the fact that she is a woman but is a prophetess, preacher and pastors a church, and that she also does not acknowledge the "born again" doctrine of Evangelicalism, but relies on a "spiritualist" approach instead.

They are fascinated with him because they chase the kind of power he has, based on use of money, to do all the worldly things they are unable to do by following their doctrine. They made a deal with him to get what they wanted. The Bible says that even Satan can masquerade as an angel of light, and that the "elect" can be deceived.

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