RAW STORY By Sarah K. Burris Posted July 11, 2016
Every president and presidential candidate boasts of having spiritual leaders in their lives, but Donald Trump’s is making money selling desperate Christians eternal life for the bargain price of $1,144.
Despite all of Trump’s statements mocking the religion of others, televangelist Paula White (pic above) is apparently responsible for leading Donald Trump to Christ. However, she might have the same believability problem with evangelical voters that Trump has. Politico reports that a series of IRS investigations, business troubles, divorces and rumours of affairs in tabloids all plague Ms. White and have caused other evangelicals to question her authenticity.
Worshippers who streamed into the doors of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida on Easter Sunday got the surprise of their lives when their senior pastor offered them an opportunity to cheat death, the Christian Post reports.
For a little over a thousand dollars, folks could purchase a “resurrection seed” she told them was set by God. Like the “resurrection stone” out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this seed would presumably resurrect anyone who has died.
White promised those buying the “resurrection seed” that they would also get some special prayer cloths that might cause “miracles, signs and wonders.”
“I don’t know who she is, I don’t have any contact with her, I’ve never met her, never talked to her, the most prominent her name has been is, she’s tied to Trump,” said David Lane, an influential evangelical leader GOP candidates gravitate to.
He also added that White’s brand of “faith” doesn’t represent the mainstream to traditional Christians. “She can’t move evangelicals,” he explained.
White said that her special relationship with Trump has been one that has enabled her to see him interacting with common folk. White mentions a construction worker and Latino groundskeeper at a golf course she witnessed Trump shake hands with and thank for their hard work. This is evidence to her that Trump is a man of God.
“Paula White is a charlatan and recognized as a heretic by every orthodox Christian, of whatever tribe,” a recent tweet from prominent Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore reads.
White owns the label of a preacher of the “prosperity doctrine,” which says that God wants people to be rich. However, she rejects that the focus of her ministry is rooted in wealth. “Do I believe that God is a sugar daddy? Not at all,” she claimed.