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Gospel singer Deitrick Haddon criticises pastors who prophesied Donald Trump winning 2020 election

by Tola Mbakwe

Deitrick Haddon has passionately condemned church leaders and prophets that declared Donald Trump was going to win the November 2020 US presidential election.

In an interview with Premier Gospel, the US gospel singer and pastor said those who said God said Mr Trump would win caused division and confusion.

“People know better to say that God said this, and he did not say it,” he said.

“That is bringing confusion in the body of Christ and causing a rift in the body of Christ.  God is not the author of confusion. Whenever there is dissension and confusion, there is demonic activity. What we've seen clearly is demonic activity in the body of Christ across the board.

“The scripture says that the prophet who prophesies and that word comes to pass in that time, let him be considered a true prophet. If it does not come to pass, that is a definition of a false prophet.

He added that there’s been an infiltration of “false prophets, especially if you do not repent once you realise you missed it, because we're human”.

Haddon’s comments come after a senior leader at Bethel Church in Redding, Californi reposted a video last week apologising for wrongly prophesying that Donald Trump would win a second term in the White House.

Kris Vallotton took his retraction video down shortly after November's election, due to his belief that there may have been a "significant amount of discrepancy in the [election] process".

He said he would hold off making a decision as to whether or not to stick by his apology until after "the official vote count is complete".

US pastor Shawn Bolz also apologised for predicting the wrong outcome of the election. 

President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the Unites States on Wednesday.

He’s revealed his plan to overturn some of the decisions made by Donald Trump during his time in the White House.

The soon-to-be president will immediately put more than a dozen executive actions in place that will reverse his predecessor’s policies on immigration, climate change and the handling of coronavirus.

Haddon said he’s glad Mr Trump is out of office and described his leadership as reckless.

“I'm going based on the four years that I've experienced with Donald Trump, and then the last year, put the icing on the cake for me,” he said.

“You see people are dying from a pandemic, yet you will not exert leadership in the midst of such a chaotic time. All you were concerned about is a vote, and not lives.”

However, Haddon called for all Christians show love to Trump supporters in order to not cause further division as the country moves forward with a new president.

“Show the love of Christ, stand ready to unite,” he said.

“I think the next level for the Church and the world is to learn how to disagree without disrespect.

“I've learned how to hear people out. People have some good views on Trump, but my overall perspective still has not changed or shifted my vote in his direction.”

Haddon is one of many Christian artists that will be performing at the 2021 Inaugural Gospel Celebration.

The two-hour virtual event features performances to celebrate Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and to lend a voice of hope and unity in a difficult time for many.

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