Preacher Apologizes for Predicting Trump Victory, Then Quickly Takes It Back November 10, 2020

Preacher Apologizes for Predicting Trump Victory, Then Quickly Takes It Back

Last December, Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church in California (a.k.a. “Christian Hogwarts“) declared that God was so angry about Donald Trump‘s impeachment that He would ensure Trump receives a second term. It was guaranteed, Vallotton said, because “the Lord wants it.”

Well, well, well…

Either God lied to Vallotton, or Vallotton lied to everyone, or the people at Bethel are professionals when it comes to spreading bullshit and COVID.

BUT! Give some credit to Vallotton: A couple of days ago, he issued an apology for getting this one wrong:

I really want to apologize, sincerely apologize for missing the prophecy about Donald Trump. I [prophesied] that Donald Trump would be president 4 days after he took the nomination the first time. 4 days after he declared himself a candidate the first time I should say…and that was obviously right. And then, later on, I [prophesied] that he would not be impeached, and the fact that he would win another term. And I was completely wrong. I take full responsibility for being wrong.

There is no excuse for it. I think it doesn’t make me a false prophet but it does actually create a credibility gap. A lot of people trust me, trust my ministry, and I want to say I’m very sorry for everyone who put their trust in me, and there was this major, major mistake.

And I want to say I’m sorry, and I want to look into the reasons why there was a disconnection there in what I heard. And I have always believed that when you make a public declaration, that if you get it wrong you have to make a public apology.

And I want to say that I’ve never had to do that before. I [prophesied] in 14 years working in the political realm, and I’ve never had to make an apology for a bad prophetic word I’ve given, this is the first time, and I’m going to learn from it. This was a big mistake, and I hope that you’ll forgive me and I hope that we can all learn from it.

You know what? That’s not bad. He was wrong. He admits it. That’s what decent people should do.

But you might be wondering why that apology appears on someone else’s Twitter feed…

That’s because Vallotton deleted it. He’s now backtracking and saying that there’s a chance the election will be overturned based on Republicans’ insistence there was fraud. (There was no fraud. Republicans are just sore losers who have realized democracy doesn’t work in their favor.) He’s basically hoping Republicans pull off a coup just so he can score a prophesy point.

Vallotton has now posted a message on Instagram saying he’s going to “wait until the official vote count is complete.” If he’s still wrong, he says he will “repost [the] apology video.”

Dude. You’re wrong. Just admit you’re wrong. Admit your prophecies are nothing more than a personal wishlist, not instances of God telling you secrets. This flip-flopping is even more embarrassing than the stuff leading up to it.

(via Protestia)

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