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A fool’s greatest snare is his own words.
Case in point: Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at the enormous 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas. Jeffress is a vocal proponent of “Christian” government, prayer in schools, etc.
Last year, after endorsing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson for President, Pastor Jeffress argued that all Christians should apply a rigorous religious litmus test when choosing a candidate for the highest office in the country.
But after it became clear that the Carson candidacy was a losing bet, Mr. Jeffress jumped ship and boarded the Trump train. Cornered by his own words, Jeffress had no choice but to lash out at Christians who were then seeking to apply any sort of said “religious litmus test” to the twice-divorced, unapologetic Donald.
Just recently, Mr. Jeffress has gone one step further by bluntly stating that Donald Trump would make a far better President than even Jesus Himself!
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Pastor Jeffress: Why Trump is Better than Jesus
There are at least two takeaways from Jeffress’ latest comments:
- Politicians who apply any of Christ’s transformative commands in the Sermon on the Mount in government are apparently far more dangerous to Jeffress’ “Christian America” than a belligerent strongmen with unharnessed power.
- Politicians should refrain from applying expressly Christian principles and teachings while serving within the government of a “Christian” nation. (Put simply, Jeffress is suggesting that Christian politicians should abandon their New Testaments when conducting political business.)
According to Jeffress, and others of his ilk, America was/is:
- Founded as a “Christian” nation
- “Blessed” because it has promoted Christian ideals and beliefs
- Best served by outspoken Christians in public office
How bizarre then it is that Jeffress would seek to prevent Jesus — and anyone like him — from getting anywhere near the centers of power in Washington — the epicenter of his “Christian” nation!
How ridiculous! But also how revealing!
A fool is always ensnared by his own mouth. False teachers expose themselves in full view today, without ever trying to hide it. This is sadly just one of many examples.
Just some food for thought.
P.S. While Pastor Jeffress is correct when he says the Sermon on the Mount was not given as a governing principle for this nation, it does provide the governing principles of the Kingdom of God. That Jeffress could elevate any earthly form of government above the government of God — in any context — is simply astonishing, considering his role. As Christian believers, we have no country on this earth. We are pilgrims, sojourners, weary travelers who are just passing through daily trials and tribulations.