Megachurch pastor and Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress attempted to defend President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA from a biblical perspective Wednesday.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Jeffress, who is one of Trump’s evangelical advisers, said God would back the president’s decision because he’s the one who established borders.
“Jesus said we’re to love our neighbors as ourselves and that our neighbors are not just people like us, but people different than us,” Jeffress said. “But while Christian compassion is one consideration, it’s not the only consideration in the immigration problem. I mean, the Bible also says that God is the one who established nations and its borders.”
“God is not necessarily an open borders guy, as a lot of people would think that he is,” he continued. “And thirdly, the Bible says God has ordained government to protect its citizens. So when you are talking about a Biblical solution to immigration, yes, we need to talk about compassion, but we need to balance that with government’s real responsibility to protect its citizens.”
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