“Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress said in a recent interview that liberal churches sometimes harbor illegal immigrants who might be a danger to society but added that his First Baptist church does not check the immigration statu of people who come visit.
Jeffress said on Fox and Friends Weekend on Sunday that liberal churches that harbor illegal immigrants claim to be following the example of Jesus, but are making a mistake. “The only problem is they are following the Jesus of their imagination, rather than the Jesus of the Bible,” Jeffress asserted.
““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,” the pastor added. “And I believe that the real Jesus is just as concerned about the horrific death of Kate Steinle and now this 3-year-old that was burned alive by an illegal immigrant. He is just as concerned about them as he is about the poverty and plight of immigrants.”
The pastor also added: “Being a man of God, this is probably not something I should say, but at the end of the day, as much as we are kind and forgiving, the fact to the matter is that the Lord gave this great land to us and not the Mexicans. We can be nice to them, we can save their lives, we can even give them food and water, but I think it should end there. Once we’ve helped them out, we should send them back to Mexico where they belong.”
“That’s just the way things are, and more importantly, that’s the way God wanted them to be,” Jeffress opined. “Until we set the record straight and give everyone their rightful measure of what they deserve, we won’t be able to move forward as a nation or as a religion.”