Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved'

Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved'

Disgraced TV evangelist Jim Bakker says President Donald Trump is a test of faith and that Christians can pass by loving him.

“You know what? Trump is a test whether you’re even saved,” he said in a clip going viral on Twitter. “Only saved people can love Trump.”

That line seemed to go too far for some in his audience, who laughed out loud:

But Bakker, a staunch Trump supporter who previously said impeachment would lead to a civil war, said it was no joke.

“No, you gotta be really saved,” he said. “You gotta forgive. You gotta be able to forgive. You forgive when you’re saved.”

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Trump himself once famously asserted that he has never asked God for forgiveness.

Bakker was a ubiquitous presence in the 1980s as he built his ministry into a TV network and resort, but he resigned amid a sex scandal and served four years in prison for fraud.

In recent years he’s returned to TV to make doomsday predictions while selling his supporters buckets of freeze-dried food and other supplies to use during the end times.

Bakker’s latest comments on Trump didn’t go over well on social media:

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