Actor and Christian evangelist Stephen Baldwin, the younger brother of Alec Baldwin — who mockingly impersonates President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live — said that the once-moral wreck and Christian-hater Saul of Tarsus was chosen by God to repent and fullfill His will and Donald Trump today is like Saul, he is “God’s chosen instrument, whether we like it or not.”
Baldwin also criticized those apparent Christians who support abortion, explaining that you “can’t be pro-choice and call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ.”
During the interview, Hollowell said, “What some Christians will say is, ‘we shouldn’t align with Trump, he’s got this horrible background, the rhetoric he uses is terrible, he’s not a good representative’ – so how do you – they’ll say, ‘how could Christians align with him?’ You know, they wouldn’t align with Bill Clinton, how would they align with him [Trump]?”
Baldwin replied, “I think President Trump is doing wonderful. I think President Trump is getting better. I think he’s not a politician but he’s learning it quickly.”
“But, more important, who was Paul?” said Baldwin. “Who was Paul?” Halloway then quietly remarked, ‘”He was once Saul.”
Baldwin continued, “He was a Christian terrorist. It would be like if Bin Laden walked in the room and said, ‘Hey man, I know what you read about me, I’m not that guy anymore.’ That was Saul.”
“He was basically the guy,” said Baldwin, “in fact, in the story, when he goes blind and then runs into another guy who was called – heard the voice of God – to go meet him. The guy who was supposed to meet him said, ‘Well, there’s only one Saul of Tarsus, Lord, and I’m sure you’re wrong on this one – you don’t want me to go talk to this guy.’ ”
“And He [God] said no, no, no,” continued Baldwin. “That guy – because My ways are not your ways – is My chosen instrument. So, right now, Trump is God’s chosen instrument, whether we like it or not.”
The conversation then veered to the topic of abortion and how a federal bill that would prevent most abortions after 20 weeks (5 months), because a baby in the womb feels pain at five months, was defeated in the Senate after Democrats filibustered it.
“The Bible’s very clear,” said Baldwin. “The word never changes. God’s word is very simple and clear, and if you don’t know it or you don’t understand it, there’s ways to understand it, through podcasts and teachers and all kinds of things.”
“But you can’t be pro-choice and call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ,” said Baldwin. “It doesn’t go together. It’s a fact. It’s a simple common-sense fact. So, anybody that hears me say that and goes, ‘Well, hey, I’m a this type of Christian or this denomination and in our church it’s acceptable,’ I’m just going to say, ‘Well, whatever they’re teaching you according to God’s word that has allowed you to believe that is incorrect.’ It’s very simple.”
As for pseudo-Christians who support abortion, Baldwin added, “When your attitude is that [pro-abortion], and then everyday people say, ‘Oh I can’t believe in a God that would send somebody to Hell’ — God doesn’t send anybody to Hell. Ever. He gives us a choice.”
“And when you choose the things we’ve been choosing, let me tell you something: He’s going to be upset about it. And in those mysterious ways, he’s going to respond,” said the actor/producer/evangelist.
Baldwin, 51, is married and has two children. His three older brothers are Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and William Baldwin.