Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, a flagship church of the more than 42,000 Southern Baptist Churches in the U.S., and author of the best-selling book “Outrageous Truth,” in which he argues the debated subject of America as a Christian nation as it relates to the separation of church and state.
Dr. Jeffress hosts a television and radio program, “Pathway to Victory,” which airs on more than 1,200 stations around the world. He regularly appears on major mainstream media outlets, including “Fox and Friends,” “The O’Reilly Factor” and CBS’ “The Early Show.” He has written 17 books.
Dr. Robert Jeffress claims the argument that our nation was not built on Christian principles by Christian Founding Fathers is false. He says these falsities to secularize our society are based on the principle of the separation of church and state. But, in “Outrageous Truth,” Jeffress says that America was founded as a Christian nation, and her continued success will be determined by her fidelity to her spiritual heritage. He goes on to show that the original phrase, “separation of church and state,” originated by Thomas Jefferson when addressing a group of Baptists in Connecticut, was used to reassure the group that the First Amendment was established not to protect government from the church, but to protect the church from government.
Jeffress supports the Texas Board of Education in its decision to maintain the truth of America’s Christian heritage and argues that this is not an issue of church and state. He believes that the nation that reverences God and His Word will be blessed of God, while the nation that rejects God and His Word will be rejected by God. Jeffress says this is simply one more attempt to misuse the term “separation of church and state.”