Internet Schools Megachurch Pastor with Lesson on Jesus After He Rips Pope for Opposing the Death Penalty
Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, got a Bible lesson from the Internet over the weekend after he lashed out at Pope Francis for opposing the death penalty.
On Sunday, Jeffress complained about the Catholic Church’s stance.
Jeffress went on to quote the book of Genesis: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.”
Pope Francis is dead wrong about capital punishment. God has commanded government to use the death penalty to demonstrate the seriousness of murder: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.” — Genesis 9:6
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) August 5, 2018
The Baptist pastor was quickly slammed by commenters who pointed out that Jesus rejected retribution as a form of justice.
@Nightsights7 @ChrisJonnum @robertjeffress Your issue is with the gospel. Read Matthew 5. Jesus pretty clearly reje… https://t.co/uiXxcjHh0h— The PD stands for Petri Dish (@The PD stands for Petri Dish)1533515358.0
@robertjeffress Dude, you paid for an ad to promote vengeance and death. Time to re-evaluate your spiritual priorities.— Dashka Slater (@Dashka Slater)1533505928.0
@robertjeffress You forget that Christ came to fulfill the old law and bring about a new law. Love thy neighbor. Ve… https://t.co/k6D6Cux6Ld— Brian Timberlake (@Brian Timberlake)1533505974.0
@robertjeffress Stop using scripture to justify your ungodly bloodlust, you emaciated racist fool.— Ragnarok Lobster (@Ragnarok Lobster)1533530993.0
@robertjeffress I don't know if you heard about this one incident of capital punishment where this one dude from Na… https://t.co/iSS2cFFIww— The Mountain Goats (@The Mountain Goats)1533516208.0
@robertjeffress Hi, how'd that death penalty work for Jesus?— Eric Tiedemann (@Eric Tiedemann)1533513154.0
@robertjeffress Genesis? My God! You haven't even gotten to the good parts! I'm assuming you haven't read NT part… https://t.co/b4cwWjTsgg— Amanda Blount 🌊 (@Amanda Blount 🌊)1533532857.0