Video: Pastor Jeffress Speaks on Tim Tebow Controversy

Toward the end of the video Pastor Jeffress names several Evangelicals who have supported him during the controversy of Tim Tebow’s scheduled speaking appearance and abrupt cancellation. He then comments about those men who stood with him.

“I am grateful for men of God like these who are willing to stand up and act like men rather than wimping out when it gets a little controversial and an inconvenient thing to stand for the truth. God bless men like that.”
Now, there are some people who would say, “Well, God’s given me a different ministry. God has calle me to go out and preach about the love of God. That’s what I’m called to do. I’m not called to preach about sin and talk about controversial things. I’ve been called to talk about the love of God.”

And they’re sincere when they say that. But they are sincerely wrong. The fact is, you cannot talk about the love of God. The love of God has no meaning whatsoever unless you understand the judgement of God that all of us deserve.

You see ladies and gentlemen, there is no such thing as the good news – that’s what the word gospel means – there’s no such thing as good news unless you understand the bad news as well.

Ironically, I’ve been saying the same thing Jeffress says about the good news only making sense in light of  the bad news. He goes on to say the good news is a message of hope along with a few more statements.

(HT: Drudge)

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The above article was posted on February 26, 2013 by Mark Lamprecht.
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1 Christiane February 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

I think Jeffress needs to take responsibility . . . he made some incendiary comments about gay people that were not true, in particular this one:
“There are a disproportionate amount of assaults against children by homosexuals than by heterosexuals. . . ”

There is no fact in Jeffress’ statement. He made it up.

If someone who is known to be a healthy young man who is an evangelical role model wants to walk away from that kind of falsehood, why should he encounter put downs and labels like ‘wimp’ . . . and why should healthy evangelical Christian people feel that they should turn a blind eye to lies and praise the one who made them up?

People need to think about what they are doing and its implications when they turn towards accepting incendiary lies and say things like ‘you can’t argue with that’ . . . because the public can and will call them out. And the resulting harm to the Church is on the heads of those who embrace the lies.

Tebow has not harmed the Church. And he has been victimized for not falling in line with a man who is intent on making up statements that are untrue and propagating them as ‘truth’. If Jeffress wants to call Tim a ‘wimp’ for not promoting his antics, then Jeffress has made himself ‘as unto God’, and set himself up as ‘the truth’. But the public know about the lie. And they see Jeffress for what he is.
Take another look at Jeffress’ extreme statements that are known to be untrue . . . and ask yourself, would you support this man?
Would you want for your son to support this man?

Once the truth is known, I don’t think you would want something like that for your own son.

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