Deitrick Haddon took to Facebook Live this week to hold a discussion about the backlash Pastor Paula White is facing for her comments about President Donald Trump where she compared him to a king and said he’s “authentically been raised up by God.”
ICYMI: White, who serves as one of 45’s spiritual advisors, appeared on The Jim Bakker Show this week and likened his run to the biblical story of Esther. Esther had to hide her Jewish background from King Ahasuerus who’d selected her as Queen because of her beauty, and she ended up saving the Jewish nation from being killed by Haman – a lot of which some people feel Trump is actually doing the opposite of.
“God says that he raises up and places all people in places of authority,” White insists though, despite unpopular opinion. “It is God who raises up a king. It is God that sets one down. When you fight against the plan of God, you are fighting against the hand of God.”
While no occurrence is by chance, some argued that Trump’s power could’ve been raised up by some other spirit.
Where was all this white evangelical prayers for the POTUS when Barack Obama occupied the White House, Paula White??? @rolandsmartin
— Jonathon McNeil1 (@JonathonMcNeil1) August 23, 2017
This is just so wrong on so many levels!!!
— Choko Gouneva (@ChokoG) August 23, 2017
This is why millennials are leaving the church. B/c the their leaders contradict themselves https://t.co/F8oCxf8JGC
— Allie Mac (@_NADarkAllie) August 23, 2017
Deitrick Haddon welcomed all perspectives on the hot topic in an engaging 2-hour video with his followers.
“Pastor Paula has come to her conclusion based on her journey,” he said, noting that we’re all made of flesh and blood and make mistakes.
He pointed out that White may truly believe God told her to endorse Donald Trump. He also said that when you endorse something, you have to be ready to endure that. That doesn’t mean we write people off, but on the flip side, it also doesn’t mean we have to agree with their position either.
Haddon closed his remarks with a comparison to two anointed prophets, Hananiah and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 28 – False Prophets). That is, who’s speaking from their own right versus who’s speaking what the Lord told them to.
“People aren’t going to get away with speaking on behalf of God when God didn’t say it,” he said unbiasedly.
So in other words, time will tell.
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