An Assemblies of God pastor whose sermon on President Donald Trump and witchcraft went viral said he believes Trump is an adulterer and doesn’t understand how God can use him.
Though he’s scratching his head over the current president, the Rev. John A. Kilpatrick of Church of His Presence in Daphne, Alabama, said he doesn’t want to question God.
“If God has raised him up, and I believe that is the case, then I would say I would not touch him because [who] God has raised up, you don’t want to oppose,” he said in a sermon this past Sunday.
“Do I believe he is an adulterer? I do. Do I believe that he’s had these affairs? I surely do. Do I believe that he’s lied? I do … and I don’t agree with it,” he said of Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs.
“But I also know that David committed adultery and had a man killed, and the Lord left him as the king of Israel. I don’t understand that,” he said of the biblical figure.
Earlier this month, one of Kilpatrick’s sermons, in which he warns believers that forces of witchcraft are coming after Trump and and he doesn’t “see how President Trump bears up under it,” went viral and reached over 1 million views on Facebook.
He made the comments on Aug. 19 as he urged everyone to pray for the president.
He shared his surprise over the popularity of the video, which was released by a ministry called Pray Alabama as it sought to rally more prayers for Trump. While standing by everything he said, he noted that he would’ve made one change if he released the video himself — he would have cut out the parts where he is speaking in tongues.
“If I would’ve released that, which I had no intention of doing, it was just a Sunday morning sermon to me, you know, and we just ended up by praying for President Trump; that was home cooking, you know? That wasn’t meant for anybody else,” the senior pastor said.
“But whenever it hit, I had to say, ‘Well, you know, the Lord evidently wanted this out, tongues and all.’ Because I would’ve omitted the tongues because, you know, I’m a Pentecostal preacher, I’m a revivalist, I speak in tongues. I’m not ashamed of it at all,” he explained.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov