Article courtesy of The Resurgent, written by Erick Erickson
Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, and a Trump apologist, has declared that Christians who do not vote for Donald Trump are “fools.” Jeffress, in defending this view, seemingly suggests he believes Satan was actually a Christian.
Jeffress, who as decided to take on the #NeverTrump campaign I helped start, declared, “It is absolutely foolish to do anything that would allow Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States … at least Donald Trump has voiced a belief in a pro-life movement, he has at least talked about religious liberty as he did last Friday, you don’t hear either things coming from the lips of Hillary Clinton.”
Yes, it is true that Donald Trump has talked about these things. But Trump has also defended late term abortion, declared himself pro-abortion, and said repeatedly this campaign season he has never had to ask God for forgiveness, a foundational belief of Christianity. Trump has also endorsed war crimes, the eradication of families, and torture within the last week.
In Matthew 4, Satan tempts Jesus and does so by quoting scripture. Satan, if given the opportunity, would no doubt have said “Second Corinthians” instead of “Two Corinthians,” but nonetheless actually quotes scripture to Jesus. Praise be! Satan must be a Christian based on Robert Jeffress’s argument because he quoted scripture.