Televangelist Jim Bakker sells $45 Trump coin, calls it ‘point of contact’ with God

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For only $45 you can establish a “point of contact” with God via a gold-plated coin engraved with President Trump and King Cyrus’ faces — according to the “Jim Bakker Show” at least.

The coin is being peddled by Lance Wallnau, who claims God told him people need it to pray for Trump.

“When I asked the Lord, ‘Why the coin?’ he said ‘Because when you take the coin, it’s a point of contact,’” Wallnau said in the recording. “So your faith is being released with a million other believers to pray protection and peace and wisdom and counsel over the president of the United States and over his family.”

The coin features Trump and Cyrus along with the words “The 70 Year Decree” and “Cyrus-Trump Proclamation.” Trump was compared by some to the Persian king after recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017.

The coin’s reverse also seems to imply a link between the 45th president and Isaiah 45:1 in the Bible which reads, “Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kinds of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates shall not be shut.”

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** FILE ** Tammy Faye Bakker Messner and her then husband Jim Bakker are shown in an Oct. 24, 1987 file photo in Beverly Hills, Calif. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, died Friday, July 20, 2007, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts. She was 65. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, file)

** FILE ** Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker are shown at their rented home in Malibu, Calif., in this Nov. 19, 1987, file photo. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her then husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, died Friday, July 20, 2007, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts. She was 65. (AP Photo/file)

** FILE ** Tammy Faye Bakker, wife of former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker, appears on the syndicated television program “Crook Chase” in this Aug. 24, 1987 file photo in Nashville. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, died Friday, July 20, 2007, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts. She was 65. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND OF OCT 6-7 — FILE ** Tammy Faye Messner blows a kiss to the audience gathered for the filming of a television infomercial at Spirit Square in Charlotte, N.C. in this Oct. 5, 1995, file photo. More than two months after Messner died, her family and friends will be holding a memorial service in her honor at a metro Atlanta church on saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire that collapsed in disgrace, died of colon cancer in July at the age of 65. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

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Wallnau used the classic “us against them” selling tactic, saying “That’s why we’ve got to pray, because they think we’re crazy. But we’re actually the sane ones so we’re praying.”

He then reminds potential buyers again that the 24-carat gold coin is a “point of contact.”

Wallnau finishes his pitch by telling viewers that the “battle for the future of America has already started” and there are 18 months until the 2020 election.

“God’s begun a miracle,” Wallnau said. “Let’s keep that miracle going.”

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