Back in 2010, Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas stated the Catholic church was an apostate church corrupted by the pagan Babylonian mystery religion:
“It is that Babylonian mystery religion that infected the early church, one of the churches it infected was the church of Pergamos, which is one of the recipients of the Book of Revelation. And the early church was corrupted by this Babylonian mystery religion, and today the Roman Catholic Church is the result of that corruption.”
Hear Jeffress’ 2010 remarks here.
Now fast foward to 9/24/15. Jeffress’ remarks regarding the pope on Fox News’ Sean Hannity show indicate quite a change in his views on Catholicism:
“I have great respect for Pope Francis. He’s a humble Christ follower. We all can learn from him.”
“With the differences we might have with Pope Francis on some of these secondary issues, I’m not going to quibble about that because, here’s the fact, as this world becomes increasingly darker I find myself having much more in common with my Catholic friends than I even do with liberal Baptists because the fact is we are fighting together against a common enemy, the kingdom of darkness.”
See the video of Jeffress’ 2015 remarks here.
It appears Jeffress has radically changed his views and has compromised the Gospel of grace by joining a number of other Evangelical pastors in embracing works-righteousness Catholics as co-belligerents in the battle for “social morality” and against the “kingdom of darkness.”
Thanks to mywordlikefire.com for bringing this issue to our attention.