“God is of love and grace, as well as wrath,” Andrew Paris stated of Louisville Bible College. “The Bible condemns us telling God what to do in the cursing business.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Backlash and questions had been raised at a information convention with Louisville religion leaders Wednesday after Pastor Bob Rodgers of Evangel World Prayer Center declared a curse upon those that he claims ‘stole the election’ from President Donald Trump.
“Father those that have lied, those that have stolen this election, those that have cheated, I place the curse of God upon them,” Rodgers stated on the church service. The video of it has since made rounds on the web. “I curse you with weakness in your body. I curse you with poverty. I cursed you with the worst year you’ve ever had in the name of the Lord.”
Pastor Timothy Findley Jr. of Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center led the information convention alongside different native religion leaders. They known as on Rodgers to “repent himself” and known as on members of his congregation to cease attending his companies.
“Confess that you have gone too far,” Dr. Frank Smith stated of Christ’s Church For Our Community. “Lead your people to truly a sound theology not tainted with Democratic patriotism but rather based on the sacrificial blood from the cross.”
WHAS11 talked to Rodgers on Tuesday to ask if he nonetheless stands by his phrases.
“This is a prayer not to curse people but to curse the demonic forces that people have allowed to rule them that would harm a nation,” Rodgers stated. “I do pray that trouble will come to them if they don’t repent and that they will turn from their wicked ways.”
Pastor Findley known as Rodgers’ phrases “wicked” and stated the timing of his message will increase hazard.
“The mentality of superiority has invaded the pulpit,” Findley stated. “I’m calling on all people to stand up and condemn this kind of language; why is this so important right now? Because there are alerts going out to law enforcement as we speak alerting people to be on guard because on the day of the inauguration there are planned – not protests – but violent actions.”
Professor of Old Testament at Louisville Bible College, Andrew Paris has been instructing pastors in a number of states for greater than 40 years.
“God is a god of love and grace, as well as wrath,” Paris stated. “The Bible condemns us telling God what to do in the cursing business.”
After watching the video of Pastor Rodgers’ message Paris shared his ideas with WHAS11 News.
“We are not to use prayer as a cursing Aladdin’s Lamp to go and destroy people by God’s wrath,” Paris stated.
When requested about his ideas on bringing politics into the church Paris stated, “A pastor is paid and called to preach the gospel, a religious vocation – we are not to get involved in politics.”
The native religion leaders who condemned Rodgers’ message are providing him a possibility to fulfill with them to allow them to have a dialog.