Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress, who is one of President Trump’s most loyal evangelical backers, broke ranks with the President’s crusade against the 2020 election results, saying that supporters of Trump should accept the outcome.
Biden’s victory is a “bitter pill to swallow,” Jeffress wrote in an op-ed published by Fox News. “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. Here is our chance to show that Christians are not hypocrites.”
Jeffress, who is a senior pastor at First Baptist Dallas, has been an unwavering defender of President Trump’s presidency and his policies. In August, he even said that Christians who voted for Joe Biden over Trump “have sold their soul to the devil and accepted the Democrats’ barbaric position on abortion.”
But in his Fox News column, Jeffress struck a more conciliatory tone.
“When Joe Biden becomes president, we should commend him for the things he does right. We should condemn the things he does wrong. And above all, we must pray fervently for our president,” Jeffress wrote.
“If President Biden succeeds, we all succeed. May God bless Joe Biden, and may God bless the United States of America,” he concluded.
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