This video from the USA says about itself:
Trump’s Spiritual Adviser [Paula White] Sells Miracles For $1,114
12 July 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…
Read more here.
When, about 1500 AD, the Roman Catholic church sold indulgences to its devotees, this caused the Reformation by people who no longer accepted the authority of the Vatican.
By Sebastian Murdock in the USA:
‘Charlatan’ Evangelist To Pray With Trump At Inauguration
She’ll fit right in.
12/29/2016 12:16 pm ET
A televangelist who encourages her followers to get closer to God by sending money to her has been invited to Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Paula White spent much of the 2016 presidential campaign convincing evangelicals to vote for Trump, assuring them that he “accepts Jesus as his Lord and savior,” she told Politico. Now she’ll be praying with Trump at his inauguration.
But the popular pastor, who Trump originally became smitten with after seeing her preach on television, has some issues of her own. White is often criticized for preaching the “prosperity gospel,” which suggests that God is happiest when his followers are rich, The Daily Beast points out. She’s even written a sermon titled “Why God Wants You Wealthy” (it costs money to download).
And if being rich is an indicator of holiness, White must be in His good graces. White told Politico she was once worth “millions,” and her business practices suggests she knows how to handle money while manipulating her followers.
In 2007, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) launched a congressional probe into the spending habits of White’s ministry, along with five other pastors. Grassley had questions regarding the televangelists’ use of church-owned airplanes and luxury homes. The Senate inquiry was eventually dropped, in part because White refused to cooperate with investigators.
Years later, White declared bankruptcy on the church she initially ran with her then-husband that had been the subject of the probe, Politico reported.
But whatever fortune she’s amassed has been in large part to her followers, who give her money to get in God’s good graces. On her website, she refers to sending money as giving a “seed” to the almighty Himself:
I feel impressed of the Lord to ask you to do something that I believe will create a memory in the mind of God and this will change your future. I want you to give a seed offering that I call a “Gratitude” seed. This is an extremely powerful seed for you… especially at this time in your life. This seed will do two things for you.
- This seed will get God’s attention. Remember, God sits high and looks low. He is looking for faith on the earth. This seed will require strong faith.
- This seed will be seen as a “Gratitude” offering. Gratitude always produces favor and favor will cause you to receive in a moment, more than some do in a lifetime!
It’s a tactic that other religious leaders frown upon. Earlier this year, Southern Baptist leader and Trump critic Russell Moore tweeted out his distaste of White, Politico reported.
“Paula White is a charlatan and recognized as a heretic by every orthodox Christian, of whatever tribe,” the tweet read.
White denied the assertion that she’s only trying to grift money in an interview with the publication.
“Do I believe that God is a sugar daddy? Not at all,” White said.
The recommended “seed” amount on her website is $115.
Ms White reminds me of the ‘Church’ of Scientology. And of Aimee Semple McPherson. Ms McPherson is in the novel by Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry, as ‘Sharon Falconer’.
These three videos are about Aimee Semple McPherson.
Trump spiritual adviser Paula White warns followers of ‘consequences’ if they don’t send her up to a month’s salary: here.
Mormons Petition To Stop Tabernacle Choir From Singing At Trump’s Inauguration. Signers say the church’s values clash with the “racist, sexist” president-elect. 12/29/2016 10:21 pm ET: here.
The True Mission of Donald Trump’s Pastor. Norman Vincent Peale was one of the 20th century’s most powerful figures. One of his admirers was his congregant Donald Trump. But what was at the core of Peale’s teachings? Here.
All the Celebrities Who Won’t Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration: here.
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