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Trump-supporting pastor suspends ministry following false re-election prophecy

by Will Maule

A US pastor who wrongly prophesied that Donald Trump would win his re-election bid has announced that he will be suspending all his online ministry activities. Pastor Jeremiah Johnson, a self-described prophet, released two videos last week apologising and urging charismatic leaders to think more carefully about the content of their prophecies. 

In the two-part video, titled “I Was Wrong”, Johnson said that there is a "mass repentance and humility that God wants to take place among prophets and even saints who have placed men and women in a position of authority that only Jesus Christ should ever be". 

"I believe that these conspiracy theories, the Q deception, the pollution that's in the prophetic movement, continues to damage the local church, and the role of pastors and shepherds in the body,” he added. “Pastors and shepherds right now have their work cut out for them, because the sheep no longer want to listen to a man or woman in their life that truly cares for them. They would rather be addicted to social media prophecy and the next ‘latest-greatest.’”

In a statement dated 22nd February, Johnson said that he would be suspending "all ministry activities for the next two weeks" as he unpacks "the radical shift that God is asking for in this next season".

Johnson thanked those who had expressed "concern about how I have handled the controversy surrounding Donald Trump". He said it had been "overwhelming on many days," but insisted Christians should "never disregard criticism, even if it is harsh". 


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