There were many reports yesterday that Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church, apologized for praying for President Trump on Sunday. According to Breitbart, this was a falsified claim by Politico. President Trump made a visit to the Church on Sunday before his departure for the UK. This is a classic way of taking words out of context. Pastor Platt did not necessarily offer an apology, but more of a claim stating, “Based on this text [1 Timothy 2:1-6], I know that it is good, and pleasing in the sight of God, to pray for the president. So in that moment, I decided to take this unique opportunity for us as a church to pray over him together. 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.” You can see the Pastor’s full statement here. Politico may have blown this story out of context, there are some readers of the statement that might take his statement for an apology, but it seems like an explanation to me. I think he was clarifying that it was not an endorsement, but a pray for the President. I don’t think he should have had to even offer a statement of clarification at all. People of the Christian Faith should understand that God loves President Trump as much as he loves anyone else!
Do you think the Pastor’s statement was an apology?
Read the full Article from Breitbart here .