Christian “prophets” and ministers in the USA follow their almost unanimous prophecies that President Donald Trump would win re-election “without question”. But now that Joe Biden has been named president elect, church leaders are either apologizing or doubling their votes and predicting a comeback of Trump led by the Supreme Court and baby boomers.
Several Evangelical and Christian church leaders, including television preacher Pat Robertson, White House spiritual adviser Paula White, and First Baptist Church pastor Robert Jeffress, all made bold predictions of a resounding Trump victory in the presidential election. Those hopes were dashed on Saturday when almost all major news networks declared Biden the winner, prompting many so-called “prophets” to explain their glaring error in interpreting God.
All self-styled Christian leaders who had prophesied victory to Trump repeated that their false message did not mean they were “false prophets” and urged their followers to “continue to trust in the prophets.
Two Christian leaders who prophesied Trump’s victory on election day respond in very different ways. North Carolina-based “prophet” Jeremiah Johnson predicts that Trump will reclaim victory as God exposes voter corruption in the coming months. He cites a vision he had earlier this year in which the baby boomers would “lift up Donald Trump” and maintain his presidency as he predicted for all of 2020. Johnson wrote to his tens of thousands of supporters on Saturday that “God HATES Biden’s policy” and Christian Democratic supporters should not mock his prophecy as “false” because they would be punished “for eternity.
On the other side of the country, California-based pastor of Bethel Church Kris Vallotton apologized for “missing the prophecy” when Trump defeated Biden. The leader of the 11,000-member megachurch said he had made a “big, big mistake” after correctly predicting that Trump would not be eliminated by impeachment earlier this year and the election of Barack Obama in 2008.
Rise early to check the results; YES! Jesus is on the throne. Scared me for a moment. ðð”
– Kris Vallotton (@kvministries) November 4, 2020
Desperate supporters of both prophets said they felt reassured that “God’s Word” would come true and Trump would prevail, with dozens of top commentators citing Democratic support for abortion and the conservative-oriented Supreme Court as evidence of what was yet to come.
“While we wait until January to determine our next U.S. president, observe the startling blindness and hypocrisy in the Body of Christ,” Johnson wrote to his tens of thousands of supporters. “Christians who voted for the shedding of innocent blood, the Equality Act and the Anti-Israel Law (ALL things God HAS) are now lifting stones to persecute prophets who allegedly failed to do so,” Johnson wrote Saturday.
“Either a lying spirit has filled the mouths of many trusted prophetic voices in America, or Donald J. Trump has truly won the presidency and we are witnessing a diabolical and evil plan to steal the election,” Johnson wrote, saying that “every legitimate prophet I know” still predicts that Trump will win by January.
Vallotton, at the other end of the spectrum after the election, apologized after Biden was named the presumed winner. He told Biden directly on his KVMinistries Instagram: “You are my president”, just as Trump and Obama were his president. Vallotton explained that his correct predictions about Trump had finally come to an end this week.
“I sincerely apologize for missing the prophecy about Donald Trump. This does not make me a false prophet. I prophesied that he would become president four days after he declared his candidacy . And I prophesied that Trump would not be indicted [and removed from office]. I am very sorry for all those who put their trust in me, it was a big, big mistake.
Vallotton went on to explain why he supported Trump in the first place, pointing to his ability to “actually build something” during his decades as a New York real estate businessman. Vallotton said that Biden’s and the Democrats’ support for abortion also comes from