Jeffress: Churches Should Not Harbor Undocumented Immigrants
First Baptist Church of Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress takes issue with liberal churches that take in the undocumented.
During a debate on Fox & Friends on Sunday, Jeffress was asked why he would turn in immigrant to ICE if he “shows up at your church, he’s hungry, he needs help, maybe he has a child with him…
“Look, a lot of these liberal churches that harbor illegal immigrants who are criminals say they are following the example of Jesus, the only problem is they are following the Jesus of their imagination rather than the Jesus of the Bible,” he insisted. “Jesus was not this wimpy little guy who walked around munching sunflower seeds and saying nice things to people.”
“The real Jesus of the Bible said ‘render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,’ that is obey the government,” Jeffress continued, adding that the “real Jesus” cared more about American citizens who were victims of violent crimes committed by immigrants.
Southern Evangelical Seminary President Dr. Richard Land, however, argued that the church and the state had different jobs in God’s eyes.