On Monday Pastor Robert Jeffress spoke out about the Texas shooting that has shaken America, offering hope in the darkness.
The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, during the congregation’s worship. Pastor Jeffress said that even when darkness seems to prevail, we can’t lose our hope that God will win in the end.
“When we find ourselves in a situation where we cannot reconcile our faith in God with our circumstances, we have a choice,” Pastor Jeffress told “Fox & Friends.” “We can either give up our faith in God. Or we can keep trusting God even in the darkness.”
Jeffress encouraged Americans to understand that though evil seems to be winning in our present day, good will eventually win out in the end.
“Evil is real. It’s painful. The Bible never diminishes that,” he said. “But faith means believing that one day, God is going to overcome evil.”
The perpetrator in Sunday’s violence was dressed in black and was “wearing a face mask with a white skull on it,” according to Texas Department of Public Safety’s regional director Freeman Martin. Those who knew him through Facebook said he often posted about his interest in rifles and his thoughts on atheism, according to Fox News.
“He recently added me on [Facebook],” said a classmate. “I accepted hence we went to school together, and any time I saw him on my timeline he was sharing stuff about guns and being atheist. He was pretty negative. The last post I remember was of a rifle.”
Jeffress also spoke practically about the need for added security in churches across America, especially in smaller churches that aren’t as equipped with adequate security measures.
“This is the world we’re living in,” he said. “We need to do everything we can to keep our parishioners safe. But overall, we can’t be paralyzed by fear.”
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