Rev. Frederick Haynes III, Senior Pastor Of Friendship West Baptist Church Has Concerns Over Statement Made By Rev. Robert Jeffress.
In my opinion, Rev. Robert Jeffress always jumps on a media opportunity to be the political/religious voice for the right. It's sad to see that even when confronted with a situation that everyone clearly knows what Jesus would do, he seeks popularity over compassion. I'am not surprised. He'd make a much better politician than a pastor.
Anyhow, these two Dallas mega-church pastors and their followers are in the middle of a political debate about what to do with the tens of thousands of children crossing the southern border. The Rev. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, is taking heat from The Rev. Frederick Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church over comments Jeffress made on the national program Fox and Friends.
“We can’t allow fear-mongering to get in the way of the truth,” Haynes told his congregation during a sermon on Sunday. The pastor was addressing concerns over statements he says Jeffress made about children and adults crossing the border illegally. “'Reverend Downtown' says, 'Turn them back.' I don’t know what Jesus you know; I don't know what Jesus you know," Haynes said. In a video posted by Friendship West Baptist Church on a social media site, Haynes is seen criticizing Jeffress’ controversial stance about the government and its efforts to secure the border.
”Yes, Jesus loved children, but he also respected the law,” Jeffress said during the Fox broadcast. “He said 'Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar.'” Jeffress said he’s been getting lots of support and criticism over his opinions about the thousands of children and adults making the illegal and dangerous journey into the U.S., and the government’s failure to adequately secure the border. ”I want to remind people that the idea of nations and borders is God’s idea,” Jeffress said. “Acts Chapter 17 says God is the one who establishes the nation and its borders.” Haynes sees the issue differently. He said he has a big problem with the message Jeffress is sending to the faithful. Source: