Jay Lowder, a full-time evangelist and founder of the Wichita Falls, Texas-based Harvest Ministries, denounced the comparison in an opinion piece published by The Washington Post.
While Lowder identified himself as someone who voted for President Trump, he labeled the comparison “one of Trump’s most disturbing steps” and encouraged evangelicals to end their “silence” on the matter.
“In the evangelical community, we have come to incorrectly believe that any critique of Trump only serves to promote the party on the left. But embracing critiques proves we are objective, not blind to the flaws in political par-ties or our presidents,” Lowder wrote.
“Trump is neither the ‘Second Coming of God’ nor the ‘Messiah.’ In repeating the profane quote, he gave a narcissistic endorsement and even thanked Root, a well-known conspiracy theorist, for his words.”
“Messianic claims are dangerous, because God does not share glory with anyone,” he added.