One guess where this “Mega-Church” pastor said this….
Christians and church leaders should not be passive when it comes to politics or social issues, said author and pastor Robert Jeffress during an interview on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk on Monday.
Jeffress, who is the senior pastor of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, said he disagrees with the old adage that says people should not mix politics with religion….”I believe God has called us to be influencers of our culture,” he continued. “I am just so amazed at the number of Christians and even pastors who say well, ‘you shouldn’t mix politics with religion.’ To which I say, ‘what should you mix it with then?'”
Jeffress, whose latest book is “Twilight’s Last Gleaming: How America’s Last Days Can Be Your Best Days”, said that although the nation will eventually come to an end as the Bible says of the entire world, Christians are called to continue fulfilling God’s commission….
“When anyone says that Christians shouldn’t get involved in politics or policy I have to ask them the questions, ‘Do you think that God cares about millions of babies being murdered every year in the world? Do you think that God cares about the rampant immorality that’s engulfing our country? Do you think God cares that His name is being outlawed from mention in the public square?’
“The God I know hasn’t changed. He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever. If you believe God cares about those things then you’ve just answered the question [as to] why Christians need to get involved in policy,” the Texas pastor said. CPost
Amen, he’s right: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever, so let us follow Christ’s example (and that of the early Church) and seek to bring about change by political activism!
Oops, that’s right, Jesus and the early Church never did that. My bad.