Robert Jeffress is the pastor of the historic First Baptist of Dallas, TX. It’s a Southern Baptist church. It’s a megachurch.
Pastor Robert Jeffress is making somewhat of a name for himself. He has been saying many things that many conservative Evangelicals tend to like.
“I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know he’s not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes.
President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.” (emphasis added, read more)
In all fairness, pastor Jeffress did not say President Obama is the Antichrist. But rather, speaking of the President, “the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.”
This is a pulpit crime.
This is a misuse of the pastorate.
This is wreckless speech.
By making such a statement about the Antichrist and the End times, pastor Robert Jeffress is making claims that either proves that he has some inside knowledge about America in reference to Bible prophecy and the End times, and should be believe, or that he is somewhat, like many others, besides himself.
Rather than making these outrageous claims, pastor Jeffress should be leading his local church in prayer for the President. He should be encouraging his many listeners to show Christian love even to a President who they find so disagreeable.
As I bring this post to a close, I must add, that pastor Robert Jeffress does not speak for me, a fellow Southern Baptist minister.