J.D. Greear Says Evangelicals Are Hurting Their Witness by ‘Winking at Sin’ Because They Are Afraid it Will ‘Put Them Out of Favor with the Powers That Be’

The current president of the Southern Baptist Convention suggests that Christians who support the president are not “hopelessly compromised,” but are hurting their witness.

In his new book Above All, Dr. J.D. Greear (pictured) writes – in the context of voting for President Donald Trump – “Evangelicals have lost a lot of moral authority in recent years because of our apparent willingness to wink at sin when it serves our interests.”

But Greear stops short of saying it’s wrong to support Trump – which brings this reaction from Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas and one of President Trump’s evangelical advisors:

“Leaders like J.D. and others in the Southern Baptist Convention were very accusatory, originally, not only of the president but of evangelicals who supported him,” says Jeffress. “But I think they got lambasted enough by the rank-and-file Southern Baptists that they’ve had to pull their punches a little bit.”

In a recent interview with The Christian Post, the SBC president was asked if evangelicals’ “willingness to wink at sin” in 2016 was a bigger problem than in earlier elections or if it has always been an issue.

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SOURCE: One News Now, Steve Jordahl