A respected Southern Baptist pastor and author says "wimpy"
pastors and laypersons are the reason Christians are losing the
Why are many Christian leaders silent when religious freedom
comes under attack? That question was raised Tuesday evening by Fox
News Channel's Bill O'Reilly and posed to Dr. Robert Jeffress,
pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas and author of
How Can I Know: Answers to Life's 7 Most Important
"I think one reason is a lot of Christian leaders
have the wrong idea about Jesus," Jeffress replied when asked the
question. "They see Jesus as this little, wimpy guy who walked
around plucking daisies and eating birdseed and saying nice things,
but never doing anything controversial. The fact is, Jesus did
confront his culture with truth -- and he ended up being crucified
because of it."
The Dallas pastor chastised pastors who shy away from
"Wimpy pastors produce wimpy Christians -- and that is why we
are losing this culture war," he emphasized.
"I believe it's time for pastors to say, You know, I don't
care about controversy, I don't care whether I'm going to lose
church members, I don't care about building a big church. I'm going
to stand for truth regardless of what happens."
Jeffress -- who also reprimanded school districts and elected
officials for caving in -- contends secularists are going to take
over if pastors and Christians continue to refuse to stand up and
wage the necessary battle to secure their constitutional
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