Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Dallas, shares his view of how Christians should respond to the Paris terrorist attacks. He addresses the government’s role in protecting its citizens and how radical Islam (ISIS) should be bombed.
In this short clip, it is not clear that Jeffress shares his thoughts on every aspect of the Paris attacks including its effect on the refugee crisis. Christians, per Romans 13, expect the government to seek justice on radicals like ISIS et al. Yet, caught in the middle are thousands of Syrian refugees who have been driven from their homes. These refugees have lost everything. Christians, per 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (and other Scripture), should be compelled to care for those refugees.
Many American Christians are cautious that ISIS might infiltrate the refugee population bringing terrorist attacks to American soil. So far, the governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, refuses to accept any Syrian refugees into his state.
I do not know how all of this works out. I have been praying justice be carried out on the terrorists and the gospel might reach them as well. God will work out what is right through justice and mercy according to his will.
What say you?