Many a night I have dreamt and pondered long about what I would do if I had the chance to witness to President Trump, how I would witness to him and tell him of his lost condition and his need of the Saviour Jesus Christ. This clown David Platt had that opportunity thrown right in his lap, and this is what he does with it. Shameful. Gutless. Laodicea.
UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE: Over at Breitbart, the usually accurate Joel Pollack says that the pastor never actually used the word ‘apology’ so a case could be made on either side of the argument. But simple observation proves this not to be true. You can read the full non-apology apology here if you like, but let me show you a highlight of it, and you tell me what this is:
“I wanted to share all of this with you in part because I know that some within our church, for a variety of valid reasons, are hurt that I made this decision. This weighs heavy on my heart. I love every member of this church, and I only want to lead us with God’s Word in a way that transcends political party and position, heals the hurts of racial division and injustice, and honors every man and woman made in the image of God. So while I am thankful that we had an opportunity to obey 1 Timothy 2 in a unique way today, I don’t want to purposely ever do anything that undermines the unity we have in Christ.”
That is what we used to call in the car sales business as the old ‘flim-flam double take’ where you take both sides of an argument to appease everyone in the middle. You don’t really believe either position, but you just want both sides to ‘be happy’. That’s what cowards do because they lack the guts to stand for the truth. And you know what the Bible says about the ‘double minded man’.
This is the ‘explanation’ we think that Pastor Platt should have given if he were an actual Bible preacher:
“To all of you who supported my praying over our president, please continue to pray for him that he might be saved. And for those of you who are against my praying over our president, the altars are open for you to come and get your hearts right with God. Amen”
Original article follows below…
David Platt prays for President Trump after he unexpectedly shows up at church service
You can file this story in the ‘Laodicean Church Update‘ folder with all the rest of our articles about the end times, professing Christian church who has become nothing but a over-educated, money focused, lukewarm pile of poop. What a terrible state the church is in these days, don’t you wish Jesus would have warned us that this day would eventually come? Ohhhh, wait a minute, He did warn us.
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:14-16 (KJV)
The really sad part of all this is not just another gutless pastor who doesn’t possess the courage of his convictions, if he has any convictions. No, the really sad part of all this is that it will only keep getting worse and worse, right up to the moment Jesus comes in the clouds to mercifully pluck us up and out of here in the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. So with that, let’s look at the amazing opportunity that Pastor David Platt was given, and let’s watch as he takes this precious gift and smashes it to pieces with his Laodicean cowardice.
OK, it started out perfect, like it was Scripted by the Author. Here is Pastor Platt’s prayer in its entirety. President Donald Trump made a brief unannounced visit to McLean Bible Church Sunday morning where Pastor David Platt prayed for him on stage:
“Oh God, we praise You as the one universal king over all,” Platt prayed with one hand holding an open Bible and the other hand on Trump’s back. “You are our leader and our lord and we worship You. There is one God and one savior and it’s You. Your name is Jesus and we exalt you, Jesus.
“And we know, we need Your mercy. We need Your grace, we need Your help, we need Your wisdom in our country. And so we stand right now, on behalf of our president, and we pray for Your grace, and Your mercy, and Your wisdom upon him.
“God, we pray that he would know how much You love him. So much that You sent Jesus to die for his sins, our sins, so we pray that he would look to You. That he would trust in You. That he would lean on You. That he would govern and make decisions in ways that are good for justice, and good for righteousness, and good for equity, every good path.
“Lord we pray, we pray that You would give him all the grace he needs to govern in ways we just saw in 1 Timothy, chapter 2, that will lead to peaceful and quiet lives, Godly and dignified in every way.
“God, we pray for your blessing, in that way, upon his family. We pray that you would give them strength, we pray that you give them clarity, wisdom.
“Wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Please, oh God, give him wisdom. And help him to lead our country, alongside other leaders.
“We pray today for leaders in Congress. We pray for leaders in courts. We pray for leaders at national and state levels.
“Please, oh God, help us to look to You. Help us to trust in Your word. Help us to seek Your wisdom and live in ways that reflect Your love and Your grace, Your righteousness and Your justice. We pray for Your blessings on our president toward that end. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”
Trump left without giving a speech and was mouthing the words “thank you” as he waved to the applauding audience as he walked off stage. source
Wow, that was pretty good, right? Pastor Platt covered not all the bases, he left out the national prayer for repentance we read about in Daniel 9, but all in all it was pretty good. The things started to go south when members of his Laodicean congregation were ‘not happy’ with the contents of the pastor’s prayer.
Pastor Platt apologized after saying he ‘hurt’ his congregation by praying for President Trump during unscheduled visit
The pastor of a Northern Virginia church has acknowledged hurting some in his congregation by praying for President Trump when the president made an unscheduled stop at his church on Sunday. Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church said he made the decision in haste and he did not intend his prayer to be an endorsement of Mr. Trump or any political stance.
“Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we didn’t see coming, and we’re faced with a decision in a moment when we don’t have the liberty of deliberation, so we do our best to glorify God,” Mr. Platt said in a statement to church members. “I found myself in one of those situations.”
Referring to the biblical passage of 1 Timothy 2:1-6, the pastor said, “My aim was in no way to endorse the president, his policies, or his party, but to obey God’s command to pray for our president and other leaders to govern in the way this passage portrays.”
“I know that some within our church, for a variety of valid reasons, are hurt that I made this decision,” the pastor said. “This weighs heavy on my heart. I love every member of this church, and I only want to lead us with God’s Word in a way that transcends political party and position, heals the hurts of racial division and injustice, and honors every man and woman made in the image of God.” READ MORE
At the first sign of trouble, and by ‘trouble’ we mean Pastor Platt begins to see his donations going down after so publically praying for President Trump, this gutless Laodicean coward then proceeds to apologize to his congregation for the ‘unforgivable sin’ of praying for our president. What a tremendous opportunity he had to teach his people about Romans 13, and to expound on 2 Timothy chapter 4 and all the other places in Paul’s writings that deal with this topic.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:2-4 (KJV)
Many a night I have dreamt and pondered long about what I would do if I had the chance to witness to President Trump, how I would witness to him and tell him of his lost condition and his need of the Saviour Jesus Christ. This clown had that opportunity thrown right in his lap, and this is what he does with it. Shameful. Disgusting. Laodicea.
Please Contact Pastor Platt And Let Him Know How You Feel
We invite all of our wonderful NTEB reader base to contact McLean Bible Church and tell them via email and/or phone call just how much you either like or do not like his gutless, Laodicean apology. Can you imagine that a Christian would ever apologize for praying for or praying over anyone?
You can click here to contact Pastor Platt and his Laodicean church organization. Please be respectful along with being truthful and honest. Thank you.
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