Nashville, TN - America will soon collapse from “explosive” decisions made over the last 50 years that have undermined the nation, Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress told Christian media and ministry professionals at the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention.
“And there is nothing we can do to stop it,” said Jeffress, who has served at First Baptist Church in Dallas since 2007 and hosts a daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, which is heard nationwide on over 764 stations.
Speaking at the convention's Tuesday evening session, Jeffress said he knows with “absolute certainty” that America’s demise is inevitable and it is not threats from the outside that are the menace.
Jeffress recalled how a few years ago, when First Baptist Dallas was planning to build a new campus, there was a need to demolish its existing buildings in the downtown area to make room for the new construction.
Demolition experts told him the best and safest way to bring down the buildings was with the placement of dynamite charges on key support structures. He recalled that he was told there would be a pause after the explosions before the “law of gravity would take over.”
The resulting blast would cause the buildings to implode in upon themselves, Jeffress continued.
He said he learned something about implosions on the morning the old church buildings were reduced to rubble.
“They are sudden, they are dramatic, and they begin with a series of small seemingly unrelated explosions, followed by a pause and then a sudden collapse,” Jeffress explained.
He suggested over the last 50 years there were at least four explosive decisions made by the Supreme Court of the United States that have “so weakened the spiritual and moral infrastructure of our country that our collapse is inevitable.”
While the implosion has not yet occurred, “We are simply in that in-between time,” Jeffress said.
The first explosion was the 1962 Supreme Court case, Engel v. Vitale, which he said removed prayer from the schools and demonstrated the government’s newfound hostility toward Christianity.
The next explosion, Jeffress said, was the 1980 high court decision, Stone v. Graham, which outlawed the posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools.
He said the court’s reasoning was so incredible he had to read a section of it to the Christian broadcasters: “If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will induce the school children to read, meditate upon, perhaps venerate and obey the Commandments. This is not a permissible state objective under the establishment clause of the First Amendment.”
“Can you believe that?” he asked. “We have allowed the secularists, the infidels, and the unbelievers to hijack our Constitution and to twist it into something our Founders never intended.”
The third explosive decision was in the 1973 case, Roe v. Wade, Jeffress said, noting the horrific decision led to the killing of more than 54 million unborn babies and grieves God deeply to this day.
Jeffress said the spiritual ramifications of the case are staggering but the fiscal implications are also worth noting. A study estimated if these children had been allowed to live and grow up and become productive citizens, “they would have added anywhere from 35 to 70 trillion dollars to our gross national product,” he said.
“If these children had been allowed to grow up and live and contribute to society, there would be no Social Security crisis. There would be no Medicare crisis,” he continued, explaining it is part of God’s judgment on the nation for the slaughter of its unborn.
The Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003 was the fourth explosion, he said. The Supreme Court decision struck down anti-sodomy laws in the Lone Star State. Jefferson said Justice Antonin Scalia was prophetic in writing for the minority when he said, “This reasoning leaves on pretty shaky ground the state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.”
Studies show that in nations where same-sex marriage is permitted, few gays marry but the rate of heterosexual marriage drops precipitously and leads to even more dysfunctional homes, he warned.
“No nation that outlaws the mention of God in the public square, that sanctions the killing of its own children, and that redefines and destroys the most basic unit of society will survive,” Jeffress insisted.
In response, Christians must heed Christ’s word and be the salt of the earth, he said, noting how salt in ancient days was critical in delaying the decay of meat.
“We who are Christians are to be preservatives in society,” Jeffress said, explaining how God calls His people by their witness to delay the collapse of the world so that more will have the opportunity to come to faith in Christ.
“God never called us to save America,” he said, “Our calling is to save Americans from the coming judgment of God by introducing them to faith in Jesus Christ.”
“We are living in dark days and they are going to get darker,” Jeffress predicted.
Besides Jeffress, Tuesday evening session attendees heard from Dr. Billy Kim, Pastor Emeritus of the 15,000-member Central Baptist Church in Suwon, South Korea, and the Chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea, who brought with him the world-renowned Korean Children's Choir. Also on stage to perform was the Newsboys.
By Dwayne Hastings
Published: February 26, 2015