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Jim Bakker: An example of racial dichotomy in the ‘Church’ vis-à-vis President Trump

"Is not about politics. It is purely and simply about race and these so-called evangelicals will one day give an account of their actions"

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No room for racial bigots like Jim Bakker in the ‘church’; rife in some evangelical circles in America: Day of reckoning coming

Compton Herald | Uncharted

“Uncharted” is commentary from Compton Herald publisher and editor, Jarrette Fellows, Jr.

Lying is contagious. That’s a warning to the political evangelical consortium that embraced Donald Trump and implicated God Almighty, saying He told them to do so. Certain White evangelicals, hiding behind the Cross, have gone so far as to say, “anyone criticizing Trump” risks the wrath of God.

That’s religious lunacy based on a lie.

The latest cleric to come careening down the aisle with a false prophecy concerning the U.S. politiscape is Jim Bakker, the disgraced televangelist, and former host (with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker) of The PTL Club, an evangelical Christian television program. A sex scandal led to his resignation from the ministry. Subsequent revelations of accounting fraud brought about a 45-year prison term, which was reduced to five years, and divorce.

Now, Bakker appears to be back to his old ways, taking Bible scripture out of context to serve his needs. Prior to the solar eclipse, which occurred on Aug. 21, Bakker blamed the impending cosmic event on President Barack Obama.

“God came to me in a dream and said I should tell the world that I am plunging the world into darkness to remind people I’m still mad at the Obama years,” Bakker said on his online radio show. “Obama legalized witchcraft, sexual deviants getting married, and schools started teaching transgenderism.”

Bakker further said it would take eight years of Donald Trump for America to “get right with God.” Sounds like a political endorsement for Trump in 2020.

But Bakker was drastically off-base with respect to solar and lunar eclipses. These occurrences are not God’s wrath or punitive doomsday scenarios. The world was not “plunged into darkness,” as Bakker predicted. His assertions were obviously politically based, evidenced by his echo of Trump’s refrain blaming all of the nation’s woes on President Obama.

The audacious claim is racist at the root and a racist element of the Church has firmly embraced it. The slime oozing from America’s “bigotry boil” is astounding. It suggests America never inordinately divested its past racial orientation – even with the election of the nation’s first Black president – just stored it in an icy dark place to be released for a time such as this.

God has already warned that sin shall never again reside in heaven. Those who harbor unresolved anger in their hearts toward another racial group – or an individual for that matter – will not be ushered in the Kingdom, no matter how long they’ve attended church or the depth of their tithing.

Many GOP evangelicals are saying similar things as Bakker, hiding behind the Cross while spewing this nonsense and saying God told them to say it.

Is not about politics. It is purely and simply about race and these so-called evangelicals will one day give an account of their actions. God is not mocked. A day of reckoning is coming.

1 John 4:20 makes it plain:

“If a man says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”

How will they answer that?

<p>Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.</p>

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