Foremost faith and prosperity preachers Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have accepted an invitation by the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, Donald Trump to join The Faith & Culture National Advisory Board he is forming.
This was released in a statement on Thursday by the Copelands’ on the ministry’s website.
According to the statement the acceptance to the Advisory board should not be considered as a “political endorsement” for Donald Trump but as an opportunity to “speak intelligently” on issues with “strong biblical perspectives”.
“Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have accepted an invitation to be a part of The Faith & Culture National Advisory Board that presidential candidate Donald Trump is forming.
“By accepting this invitation, the Copelands have the opportunity to be valuable contributors to conversations surrounding important issues relating to faith and culture that could shape the future of our nation.
“With a solid Christian worldview from almost 50 years of teaching the Word of God, the Copelands will speak intelligently into the issues at hand and present strong Biblical perspectives.
In addition, this is an occasion for them to share their faith with Mr. Trump and influential members of the board.
“This presents a wonderful opportunity to further the Christian faith in our political process, and Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are honoured to be included.
“Advising a presidential candidate, or even a sitting president, is not a political endorsement; therefore, the Copelands’ participation on this board should not be considered an endorsement of Mr. Trump for president.
“Please join Kenneth, Gloria and the entire Kenneth Copeland Ministries staff in praying according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4:
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
“And remember…Jesus is Lord!”