Pro-Trump Pastor: Democrats Who Want To End Poverty Worship “An Imaginary Jesus”


Robert Jeffress argued that because Jesus said the poor will always be with us, we should not try to eradicate poverty.

Pastor Robert Jeffress, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said last week that Democrats who want to help lift Americans out of poverty are “worshipping an imaginary Jesus,” according to the Friendly Atheist.

Speaking on Fox Business, Jeffress also said the Democratic presidential candidates are “on the wrong side of just about every faith issue.”

“A couple of the candidates could spout off some Bible verses [during the recent debate], but in their answers, they all demonstrated they’re on the wrong side of just about every faith issue, whether it’s school choice, religious freedom, Israel, and certainly the abortion issue,” he said during his appearace on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

Continuing, he railed against the progressive policies Democrats are promoting, insisting that Jesus was not a socialist.

“A lot of people want to argue that Jesus was a socialist,” Jeffress said. “They’re worshipping an imaginary Jesus, not the Jesus of the Bible. I mean Jesus did say we ought to care for the poor, yes we should, but He also said, ‘The poor, you will have with you always.’ You don’t hear that quoted very much. There’s a better way than socialism… to care for the truly needy.”

Jeffress appears to be taking Jesus’ words as permission to ensure that poverty continues to exist, suffering poor people be damned.


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As a born again Christian, I certainly have no problem with Jesus or anything he said, especially in the right context. My issues have always been and will be this: God chose to dwell in a modest tent of skins, it was a flawed man that decided to build Him a temple that represented and took a huge amount of His believers wealth. Scripture also says that those that labor among us are worthy of double honor and that we should not muzzle the ox. Fast forward to 2020. We have edifices worth multi millions of dollars. Super mega churches sucking up huge sums of money from many who can ill afford to give it but do so out of guilt. These pastors(hirelings), living their life of opulence are no more capable of identifying one lost sheep than the people are of recognizing their shepherds voice. It’s way more than double honor. In some cases it may be even 50 or 100 times more “honor”than any of their congregants or listeners. I do believe that the Jesus that died and accepted me in my basest of my states would agonize over the state of organized Christendom and all of its paganistic regalia. We may always have some poor with us but the church and so many of it’s blessed leaders could lessen that number by literally millions.

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