According to Pastor Robert Jeffress, Republicans are “on the edge of civil war.”
A significant evangelical ally during Donald Trump’s presidency has stated that he will not support the former president for the Republican candidacy in 2024.
During the Trump administration, Dallas First Baptist Church pastor Robert Jeffress visited the White House and frequently went on radio and television shows to defend the former president’s policies.
However, Jeffress has stated that he will remain impartial in the GOP primary in 2024.
“Donald Trump was a terrific president,” Jeffress told Newsweek. “If he becomes the Republican nominee in 2024, I will gladly support him.”
He went on to say, “The Republican Party is on the verge of a civil war, which I have no desire for or need to be a part of.” “My top priority is to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas and to proclaim God’s word to millions of people each week through our television and radio broadcasts.”
Jeffress made the statements following Trump’s announcement that he would run for president again.
Jeffress dubbed Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence the “greatest pro-life and religious liberty president and vice president in history!” in January 2021.
Jeffress was also one of the first Christian leaders to recognize Joe Biden as president-elect following the 2020 election. Jeffress urged Christians to pray for Biden in a Fox News editorial shortly after Election Day in 2020.
Jeffress said that human governments and rulers “change at God’s direction and purpose.” Jeffress did not believe the election had been rigged.
“Our faith and salvation are found in the ruler of rulers, the King of kings,” Jeffress stated in November 2020. “We must remember that, while the occupant of the White House changes, the One who sits on the throne of Heaven does not.” Because God has established authorities, we must obey the government in order to obey God.
“We should criticize the wrongdoings of [Biden].” “Above everything, we must fervently pray for our president,” Jeffress wrote in the year 2020. “If President Biden succeeds, so will we all.” “May God continue to bless Joe Biden and the United States of America.”