And here we go:
JUST IN to @TheBrodyFile : Pastor Robert Jeffress on President Trump’s immigration comments: “Apart from the vocabulary attributed to him, President Trump is right on target in his sentiment.”Full statement here. @robertjeffress @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS pic.twitter.com/tmSOyBrZRl
— David Brody (@TheBrodyFile) January 12, 2018
Apart from the vocabulary attributed to him, President Trump is right on target in his sentiment.
As individual Christians, we have a biblical responsibility to place the needs of others above our own, but as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump has the constitutional responsibility to place the interest of our nation above the needs of other countries.
I am glad we have a President like Donald Trump who clearly understands that distinction and has the courage to protect the well-being of our nation.
In other words, Jeffress endorses xenophobia here. He is dabbling in the most dangerous and extreme forms of two-kingdom theology here. We have seen this kind of “America First” mentality before for in the history of the West, especially in the 1930s and 1940s.
I am on the road, and will try to return to this later today, but I am reminded of when Billy Graham was appalled by Nixon’s language on the Watergate tapes, but completely missed (at least initially) the larger moral problem of the break-in and the cover-up.