Disgraced End Times televangelist Jim Bakker says President Donald Trump is a test of whether Christians are “even saved” and will get into heaven.
“You know what? Trump is a test whether you’re even saved,” Bakker told his audience, who laughed out loud. “Only saved people can love Trump.”
Here is Jim Bakker saying that Trump is a test to determine whether or not people are "saved."
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The staunch Trump supporter, who previously warned that impeachment would lead to a civil war, said he wasn’t joking.
“No, you gotta be really saved,” he said. “You gotta forgive. You gotta be able to forgive. You forgive when you’re saved.”
When asked if he had ever asked God for forgiveness, Trump asserted he had never done so.
In 2015, Trump was asked at the Iowa Family Leadership Summit whether he had ever asked God for forgiveness.
“I am not sure I have,” he said then. “I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so. I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” He went on to say that he does receive Communion at church.
“When I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” he said. “I think in terms of ‘Let’s go on and let’s make it right.’”
Bakker built his ministry into a TV network and resort in the ’70s and ’80s until he was forced to resign in disgrace amid a sex scandal and served four years in prison for fraud.
Upon his release from prison, Bakker returned to TV to make doomsday predictions while selling his supporters buckets of freeze-dried food and other supplies to use during the end times.