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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MITT ROMNEY CALLS SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR ROBERT JEFFRESS A "RELIGIOUS BIGOT"~BUT EVIDENCE SHOWS JEFFRESS IS AN ECUMENIST
ABOVE: ROBERT JEFFRESS NEXT TO CHARISMATIC HERETIC PAULA WHITE, DIVORCED TWICE, MARRIED THREE TIMES MITT ROMNEY CALLS SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR ROBERT JEFFRESS A
Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a vicious statement condemning Dr. Robert Jeffress, one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical ministers and a spiritual adviser to President Trump.
Jeffress is in Israel where he is scheduled to deliver the prayer that opens the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem.
“Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell,’” Romney wrote on Twitter. “He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.”
Jeffress, who is a regular guest on my nationally-syndicated radio show, was stunned by Romney’s ugly remarks.
“Historical Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith alone in Jesus Christ,” Jeffress said. “The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world, espouse that belief is neither bigoted or newsworthy.”
Romney’s scathing attacks brought condemnation across the nation.
“Mitt Romney is showing his true colors as a liberal RINO by using the Democrat playbook to attack a Baptist pastor who is simply standing for the orthodox Christian faith,” said Dr. Emir Caner, president of Truett-McConnell University. “After all, if Jeffress is a bigot for declaring that there is only one way to heaven, so too was Jesus a bigot by declaring, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The views expressed by Dr. Jeffress are in line with the teachings of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
The North American Mission Board of the SBC labels the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as “cultic.”
“Mormon teaching is not orthodox nor biblical in that it does not hold to the inerrancy of Scripture, nor to the full, eternal divinity of Christ. On those two points alone, Mormon teaching does not qualify as orthodox Christianity,” NAMB states.
“Obviously, the question “Are Mormons Christians?” is not controversial because of a mere disagreement over classification. The real issue is whether the LDS Church is a valid, authentic, faithful expression of the Christian faith. On this question, we must simply accept the fact that evangelicals and LDS will disagree,” NAMB states.
The question must be asked — does Romney consider the 14 million members of the Southern Baptist Convention to be religious bigots, too?
“Ultimately, a good Jew, Muslim or Baptist cannot go to heaven without the saving blood of Jesus Christ,” Caner said.
Apparently, Romney would disagree with that belief.
(Publisher’s comment: We believe that Dr. Jeffers has done a great service to the cause of Christ and the gospel with his bold and clear statement on the doctrine Mormons along with many other false religions have been masquerading as “Christian” sects, but, in reality they are imposters, not believing the core doctrines of Christianity which include the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, the Trinity, and the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Romney has attacked Jeffers position on justification by faith or “Sola Fide”, which was one of the watch words of the Reformation as being “bigoted?” Untold martyrs have gone to the flames and other cruel deaths for this belief who were also called bigots and far worse. Paul said, Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
V – 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
This includes a long list. There are only two religions in the world. The false one that say “DO” and the true one according to the Bible that says DONE.
The false ones are depending on Christ plus and the true one is trusting on the blood of Christ alone. Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
V – 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We could make a long list of the “DO” boys. But we will just give a few
Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness, Christian Science, Seventh Day Adventism, Roman Catholicism, Church of Christ, Lordship Salvation, many, many more.}
"Romney was displeased that Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, was asked to pray at the opening of the U.S. Embassy. It seems Jeffress is an old-fashioned Christian of the Baptist persuasion and believes “You can’t be saved by being a Jew,” and “Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.” Well, does that surprise any educated person that a Baptist would believe that? People have a right to disagree with him but that doesn’t make him wrong. And even if he were wrong, that doesn’t make him a bigot. A person can be right or wrong about an issue and be a bigot, or not be a bigot."
"Romney said, “He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.”"
NEW YORK — What do Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, Jan Crouch, Dr. David Jeremiah and Robert Jeffress all have in common?A video has surfaced online showing the men and women, along with others, laying hands on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week and praying for his potential presidency.
According to reports, an estimated three dozen spiritual leaders from across America met with Trump for over two hours at his Trump Towers on Monday, providing advice. Those in attendance included a number of nationally-recognized televangelists and prosperity preachers, including the aforementioned Copeland, Crouch and White, as well as TBN regulars Jentezen Franklin, Steve Munsey and Clarence McClendon.