White ‘Commits Theological Malpractice With Nearly Every Word’
Pentecostal televangelist pastor Paula White is the chair of Donald Trump’s White House Evangelical Advisory Board, and she’s being mocked by actual faith leaders for her claim that Jesus never broke the law (video below).
“Yes, he did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years,” Pastor White told Pat Robertson’s CBN News. “But it was not illegal.”
“If he had broken the law, then he would have been sinful and he would not have been our Messiah,” White insisted.
That’s totally false.
“In fact,” Talking Points Memo notes, “Jesus was famously crucified specifically for breaking the law by claiming to be the son of God. Before that, he was persecuted by religious leaders and the Romans for violating laws like resting on the Sabbath.”
White made her remarks to support President Trump’s theft of infants and children, separating them from their parents and siblings, and losing track of them. There are currently thousands detained, some in concentration camps, where conditions have been described as horrific.
She told CBN the experience the children have in the concentration camps is “life-changing,” which it is, but not as she described.
“Not just three square meals, psychiatric care, clinician, medical care, chapel, events, schooling, language, and love.”
That’s been proven to be false.
Several actual Christian leaders and many others attacked White for her false interpretation of the Bible.
If we don’t help people name & condemn #SlaveholderReligion, they are left to believe this is the teaching of the church. Trump & the GOP have elevated Christian nationalism to a place where many confuse it w/ orthodox faith. https://t.co/rsOjvpCxAj
— Rev. Dr. Barber (@RevDrBarber) July 11, 2018
— Rev. Decatúr (@dstarwriter59) July 11, 2018
This is so angering. @Paula_White is saying, if Egypt had immigration laws, Jesus should have been left 4 slaughter. And a law breaker can’t be the Messiah? Ya think turning over the tables in the temple was legal? Modern Jesus, Paula would be right there, cheering crucifixion. https://t.co/m9ah7nduSF
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 11, 2018
This is the obscenity of faux Christians. @Paula_White says Mary and Joseph should have ignored the angel and stayed in Israel so their son could be slaughtered if Egypt had immigration laws. Meanwhile, Paula ignores Deut 10:18-19, Matthew 25:31-46 & Romans 12:13. #EvilAmongUs https://t.co/m9ah7nduSF
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 11, 2018
No. Jesus “broke the laws,” both religious and civic, several times, which is one of the reasons he was crucified. He healed on the Sabbath, permitted his disciples to pluck grain, had contact with the unclean, and so on. Plus, he was indeed a refugee: https://t.co/sDMECI3IDj https://t.co/sRc4FgqClN
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) July 11, 2018
.@Paula_White – who commits theological malpractice with nearly every word – advises the president of the United States.
Where did she get her theological education? She didn’t. Her highest degree is a high school diploma. https://t.co/s31RO8Ciws
— Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) July 11, 2018
Here are White’s remarks to CBN:
Trump’s faith adviser Paula White on arguments that Jesus was a refugee:
“Yes, He did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years. But it was not illegal. If He had broken the law then He would have been sinful and He would not have been our Messiah.” pic.twitter.com/0ypxMBUP3s
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 11, 2018
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