A minister invited to pray at President-elect Trump’s inauguration has been criticized for rejecting a Christian doctrine that she actually affirms on her ministry’s website.
Paula White has been a “spiritual adviser” to Trump since the campaign, but has come under fire for her advocacy of the “prosperity gospel,” the wealth she has gained from her ministry and her divorces.
Conservative Christian commentator Erick Erickson accused White of rejecting the Holy Trinity and “the Council of Nicaea’s creed that every Christian accepts.” Yet on her ministry’s website, White expresses belief in the Trinity.
“We believe in one true God who exists eternally in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” the statement of principles reads. “We also believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was sent to this earth to redeem humanity from sin.”