If you’re among the 99, don’t wish for the 1 lost to remain so – Jesus certainly didn’t. And yet when you disputed a pastor’s decision to minister to the lost, you wish just that.
Last Sunday President Trump made an unexpected visit to McLean Bible Church in Northern VA and requested prayer, which was granted on their main stage by Lead Pastor David Platt.
Platt later issued a statement in response to many in his church who were angry with his decision to pray for the president.
Prior to praying for President Trump, Platt read 1 Tim 2:1-6 from the stage:
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”
Platt then placed his hand on the president’s shoulder and led his congregation unashamedly before the throne as an interceder and witness to the president.
It is a dark shame that many in Platt’s church were angry that he chose to pray for the president. This anger is nothing short of pharisaic and displays a fierce illiteracy of the gospel narrative. To be fair, the opposition was a minority of Platt’s congregation and does not reflect the greater McLean Bible Church body.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, John Wesley Reid