In the middle part of 2016, Donald Trump named former Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. The move was not because the men were politically aligned, it was because Pence would appeal to Evangelical Christians.
The move worked. Evangelical voters propelled Trump to the White House and have been among his most ardent supporters. Robert Jeffress has long been a fan of the president. But the Dallas-based pastor is now calling on his supporters to accept the results of the election and pray for Joe Biden.
Jeffress made the comments in a recent article he penned for Fox News. He began, “Now, it’s always easier to submit and to pray for someone when he was our preferred candidate. But the rubber really meets the road when the person who takes office is not the one we supported. Paul didn’t give us any wiggle room — his command applies all the same, whether the emperor was the faith-friendly Constantine or the evil emperor Nero.”
The pastor continued, “Here is our chance to show that Christians are not hypocrites. We serve a God who remains on His throne, sovereignly reigning over every square inch of this vast universe. We serve a God who loves us and will never leave or forsake us. And now we have the chance to show the consistency and constancy/ of our Christian witness to this world.”
Jeffress closed his piece, “If President Biden succeeds, we all succeed. May God bless Joe Biden, and may God bless the United States of America.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.