On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Lutheran pastor Angela Denker accused American Christians of having “lost the Gospel of Jesus.”
She said they were instead embracing “wealth along with power,” which led to the election of President Donald Trump.
When asked about Christian support for Trump means, Denker said, “The American church has lost the Gospel of Jesus along with has become caught up in a gospel distortion, over Christian Nationalism which says that will our God is actually no longer the God of the Bible nevertheless a God who makes America strongest.”
She continued, “I found This specific in churches through Appalachia to Orange County that will pastors, in particular, have failed to teach the actual teachings of Jesus, which were not about power or wealth or money, nevertheless about loving one another, about giving your money to the poor. along with instead, American churches have become caught up in wealth along with power, along with the item has led American Christians to be so entirely focused on our own power along with our own money, along with of course, has led to a president who exemplifies many of those things.”
She added, “I think the national news media needs to more deeply understand the actual story of Jesus along with who Jesus genuinely is actually. Jesus was somebody who was not at all like an earthly king, along with God sent Jesus to remind the people of Israel that will an earthly king was not what God intended. Americans are getting caught up inside the same kind of traps that will the Hebrew people of the Old Testament were, which is actually waiting for an earthly king to bring us power. that will is actually not the story of Christianity. I think a lot of journalists are missing that will part.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN