First Baptist Church of Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress has preached a sermon arguing that the United States of America was founded with the intentions of being a Christian nation.
At a sermon preached Sunday morning at FBC Dallas, Jeffress declared that “America was founded as a Christian nation,” with his large congregation cheering and applauding in response.
“America was founded predominantly, not exclusively, but predominantly by Christians, who wanted to build this foundation of Christian nation on the foundation of God’s will,” said Jeffress.
“Furthermore, these men believed that the future success of our country depended upon our fidelity to the Christian beliefs … Our future success depends on our country being faithful to those eternal truths.”
Jeffress divided up his sermon into three categories. First, he focused on historical evidence arguing that America was founded to be a Christian nation; second, he analyzed when the nation began to digress from this Christian identity; and finally, he focused on the consequences of this departure.
Jeffress believes that the United States began to detour from its Christian principles back in 1947, when the United States Supreme Court first used the phrase “separation of church and state” in a legal decision, specifically Everson v. Board of Education.
Jeffress then cited other Supreme Court decisions following Everson, which gradually removed various religious aspects from public school.
“We have allowed the secularists, the humanists, the atheists, the infidels, to pervert our Constitution into something our Founding Fathers never intended and it is time for Americans to stand up and say ‘enough!'” Jeffress said.
“We’re not going to allow this in our Christian country anymore. It is time to put an end to this,” declared Jeffress, receiving a standing ovation in response.
Jeffress promoted his “Christian nation” sermon weeks in advance of Sunday, garnering controversy over his billboard advertising for the message.
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SOURCE: Christian Post