Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, said recently in an interview that the two most recent administrations of the U.S. government have created a climate conducive to the coming of the Anti-Christ, according to an article in the Christian Post today, Monday, Jan. 20. Jeffress, who has been pastor of the 11,000-member Dallas church since he left his pastorate at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Tex., discussed his book about end-times prophecy during the interview.
Jeffress claimed that both the administrations of former President George W. Bush and current President Barack Obama have increased the power of the federal government to the extent American citizens feel increasingly dependent on Washington. He said Bush did it by increasing the strength of the federal government in respsonse to the 911 tragedy when planes commandeered by Al-Qaeda forces crashed into the Twin Towers of New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Thousands of Americans were killed in the attack on New York City. Jeffress said Americans were willing to give up many freedoms during that traumatic time in order to provide greater protections against terrorists.
The pastor of one of the nation's largest churches didn't spare Obama either in his criticisms of the federal government. He accused the Obama Administration of creating an atmosphere that was hostile to Christians and that further empowered the federal government at the expense of individual citizens.
He further said the policies of both administrations have been "conditioning society to give up its rights."
The Southern Baptist pastor also cited the Old Testament book of Daniel as basis for his belief the Anti-Christ will "seek to change God's moral laws." He referred to Daniel 7:25.
Jeffress new book is titled "Perfect Ending: Why Your Eternal Future Matters Today."
He further said a recent poll shows that 59% of Americans believes the prophecies of the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.
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