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Robert Jeffress Warns of Impending Judgment (Part 1 of 6)

Robert Jeffress

[Note: This series takes the reader through chapter 12 of Dr. David Reagan’s newest book titled God’s Prophetic Voices to America. Order your copy today!]

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Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman… so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. (Ezekiel 33:7)

Don Wildmon often bemoaned the fact that most pulpits in America are silent about our nation’s moral problems — and that has certainly been true. But there have been exceptions over the years, like pastors Erwin Lutzer and David Jeremiah. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, is another one of the exceptions. He has never feared to tread — and tread boldly — where few pastors have been willing to go.

I often think of him as the “Harry Truman of American pastors” because, like President Truman, he spits words like bullets and seems to have no concern about who might be offended. To him, the truths of God’s Word are more important than hurt feelings.

Taking a Stand for Righteousness

Jeffress came to national attention in 1998 while serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was outraged when the city’s library decided to provide two books about children with homosexual parents, trying to present such a family as “normal.” When the library refused to remove the books, Jeffress checked them out, refused to return them, and paid a fine to cover the cost.1 Like Don Wildmon’s decision to call on people to turn off TV for a week, Jeffress’ action caught the attention of the media, and overnight he was being featured in national newscasts.

In the following years Jeffress became known for his bold, biblical sermons dealing with hotbutton moral issues like homosexual activity and abortion. In 2006 an organization called Vision America gave him their distinguished Daniel Award “for steadfast commitment and boldness in proclaiming the uncompromising Word of God.”2

Communicating Effectively

One very interesting thing about Jeffress is that he understands how the media works, and he makes the most of it. Thus, whereas his more than 20 books contain very thoughtful, in-depth discussions of the moral issues afflicting our nation, when it comes to being interviewed on radio or television, Jeffress always speaks in short, savvy and colorful phrases. He does this because he knows that the broadcast media thrive on “sound bites.”

Consider, for example, the sound bites he has delivered on the following topics:

  • Homosexuality — “Gay is not okay. What homosexuals do is filthy. It is so degrading that it is beyond description. And it is their filthy behavior that explains why they are so much more prone to disease.”3
  • Same-Sex Marriage — “Such marriages are counterfeit.”4
  • Islam — “Islam is a false religion that will lead you to hell. It is based on a false book that is based on a fraud. It was founded by a false prophet who was leading people away instead of to the one true God.”5
  • Judaism — “The three greatest Jews in the New Testament — Peter, Paul and Jesus — all said Judaism won’t do it, it’s faith in Jesus Christ.”6
  • Roman Catholicism — “It is the Satanic result of Babylonian mystery religion.”7
  • Mormonism — “It is a heresy from the pit of Hell.”8
  • Obama — “President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.”9
  • Spineless Pastors — “Wimpy pastors produce wimpy Christians — and that is why we are losing this culture war.”10

The Man

Who is this sharp-tongue prophetic spokesman and defender of the faith?

Robert Jeffress was born in 1955 in Dallas and grew up in First Baptist Church under the tutelage of its renowned pastor, Dr. W. A. Criswell. It’s the church where he was baptized, married, ordained and preached his first Sunday sermon. It’s also where he got his first job out of college as a youth pastor.11

At Criswell’s memorial service in 2002, Jeffress said the pastor had taught him “to always work hard” and “to know the Bible as thoroughly as a doctor knows medicine and a lawyer knows law.”12 In an interview in 2012, Jeffress revealed that Criswell had once told him, “Robert, I want you to get to know every square inch of this church… because one day it will be yours.”13

Jeffress got his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He earned his seminary degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. His graduate degrees, including his doctorate, were earned from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Amy, and they are the parents of two daughters.14

Those who have testified about his childhood say that he was characterized by a sense of certitude from the moment he was born. He was always certain about God, the Bible, Jesus and his salvation. He seemed never to have any doubts.15 His sister once said, “It’s like he came into this world as a little adult.”16

His first pastorate was in East Texas. In 1992 he became pastor of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas where he served for 15 years. Criswell’s prophecy concerning Jeffress was fulfilled in 2007 when he was called to become the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas. At the time, the church was in decline, but Jeffress quickly revitalized it with his passionate biblical preaching, his controversial stands for moral righteousness, and a highly imaginative and bold $128 million replacement of most of the church’s facilities.

Jeffress began speaking prophetically about our nation in 2012 with the publication of his book, Twilight’s Last Gleaming.17 In 2013 he was invited to be the keynote speaker at the annual Bible conference sponsored by Lamb & Lion Ministries. At that conference, he presented a condensed version of the thesis of his book. (Watch the conference presentation!)

In the second segment of Robert Jeffress’ warning of America’s impending judgment, we’ll get right into Dr. Jeffress’ message concerning why he believes America’s collapse is inevitable.

References

References are available in the References section at the end of the book.

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Dr. David Reagan serves as the Founder and Director of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher whose sermons have been distributed worldwide and has led 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan is the host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

12 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • I love Dr.Reagan and Pastor Jeffress
    because they are TRUE men of the
    Lord and speak the TRUTH.
    Not many Pastors do anymore.
    They are just into “tickling” people’s ears.

  • Dr. Robert Jeffress is a man of God not hesitant about proclaiming the full counsel of God , he never waters it down or is apologetic about one word in the holy Scriptures. This is the reason I forward to his sermons every Sunday on TV and recommend others watch and receive the same blessing I receive from his preaching.

  • Thank you so much for this email….I watch TV church programs and often wonder if i’m watching the right ones – this email answered that question ….I watch each and everyone of those that you mention. God bless you

  • I agree with Pastor Jeffress and Dr. Reagan, the Implosion is coming, it may not be immediate, but inevitable. There are too many groups involved who want to bring down America, those who want to live off the government and let government control their lives, those who hate America and want us to be a 3rd world country. The elites who want to bring in more illegals for cheap labor which means we won’t know who all these people are, they could be very undesireable and dangerous people, and the anarchists we see assembling against the Constitution, and American History who want to take away free speech. Morality, truth, honest government, a Nation Under God is the only thing that ever mends a nation. The Lord, of course, is in charge he knows the time when he’s coming to take his church from the earth, he looks down and sees the Days of Noah. Maranatha.

  • Dr. Jeffress was instrumental for bringing me closer to my Lord and Savior, Jesus, through his outstanding ministry while in Wichita Falls. I came from another denomination and the privilege was mine when he baptized me into the Baptist faith. My heart was broken when he left in 2007. It was truly Wichita Falls’ loss and Dallas’ gain!

    God Bless you, Dr. J. Continue your diligent and unwavering work for the Lord and hopefully other pastors will follow suit. You are an awesome example of what a Lord’s servant should be!

    • JOHN AND MATTHEW HAGEE ARE 2 MORE WHO DON’T MINCE WORDS EITHER. MATTHEW JUST CAME OUT WITH HIS FIRST BOOK AND IT IS A WING DINGER ON THE LAST DAYS!!!! CHECK IT OUT!!!! I HAVE A GLORY STAR DISH ALL CHRISTIAN AND GET THE BEST OF THE BEST SPEAKERS LIKE “LEADING THE WAY” MICHAEL YOUSSEF AND SONS SPEAK ARABIC AND HAVE A SATTALITE TO MIDDLE EAST AND WORK WITH THE MUSLUMS ON THE GROUND MANY BECOMING CHRISTIANS AND MINISTERS BACK TO THE MUSLUMS. HE HAS BEEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH TRUMP ALSO. MANY BOOKS AND STRAIGHT SHOOTER ABOUT THE CHURCH IN AMERICA. FRANKLIN GRAHAM AND THERE ARE OTHERS THAT I GET ON MY DISH. I LOVE THE ONES MENTIONED ABOVE TOO.

      • Katy, I would like to caution you about John Hagee. Dr. Reagan has written other articles explaining John Hagee’s “Dual Covenant Theology”.
        What that means, as I understand it from Dr. Reagan’s writings, is that Hagee believes that the Jewish people don’t need to confess/accept Jesus as their Messiah, The Christ, in order to be saved. Hagee believes that the Jews’ “Old Covenant” (in the Old Testament) provides their salvation. In other words, in order to be saved, all of us need to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior…but NOT the Jews. (they are exempt because of the Old Covenant.
        I hope I have not offended you…..my heart only wishes to steer you clear of false teachings.

  • Dr. Jeffres was on public TV during Obama election saying Mitt Romney was a Morman,
    thus motivating the public not to vote for him. Think how different our country would be
    if Obama had not been elected !

  • We can see how free speech is being cut off. Satan does not want you to have a voice to defend yourselves or the truth. He will censor, demonize, and attack those who will take a stand, and thats another obvious sign, The Bill of Rights and freedom is under severe attack. As John and Matthew Hagee said, “Where are the mighty men?” Joel 3:9

  • Pastor Jeffress and Dr Reagan are right, there is remedial judgment coming and it looks like from within with these hurricanes, then rogue regimes who want to get rid of America and Israel, and are plotting every day to get rid of God’s people. They want their One World government and want to get rid of those who are standing in their way of achieving it.

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