Jerry Falwell rebukes Russell Moore on immigration

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell questions why Russell Moore is talking about immigration; Falwell calls Moore  a ‘bureaucrat.’

Conservative Southern Baptists tired of Russell Moore’s progressive push on immigration lashed out at him on Twitter. Russell Moore is the Southern Baptist leader of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He’s lied about Jesus by calling our Savior a “so-called” illegal immigrant. Also, he insulted messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention by not answering important theological questions during ERLC question time at the recent Annual Meeting in Birmingham. Moore took the opportunity of the border crisis to attack conditions for migrant children detained at the border. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. responded by questioning Dr. Moore’s credentials to criticize Falwell pointed out Dr. Moore is simply a bureaucrat.

Falwell tweeted, “Who are you @drmoore?  Have you ever made a payroll?  Have you ever built an organization of any type from scratch?  What gives you authority to speak on any issue?  I’m being serious.  You’re nothing but an employee- a bureaucrat.”

Falwell’s tweet was a response to this tweet from Moore, “The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this.”

Russell Moore is paid by Southern Baptists and leads the ERLC—the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Moore sits on the George Soros-funded evangelical immigration table.

Oh, and the ERLC last holiday season was tweeting out content from ChristianDreamers.us, a website funded by another Soros-funded group—the National Immigration Forum.

Falwell has criticized Russell Moore multiple times on Twitter over the last month. Recently, Falwell named Russell Moore part of the Southern Baptist Deep State that was working against the interests of conservative, bible-believing Southern Baptists.

The Southern Baptist Convention is in a serious drift toward progressive politics, and Falwell along with other evangelicals want to stop it.

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    You Can't Be Serious

    “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
    –Mahatma Ghandi

    I’m pretty sure Jesus would want us to take care of one another, refugee or not. I’m also pretty sure he said that and it’s documented in the Bible. Are you seriously taking Falwell’s side in this? It’s not political, it’s the humane thing to do. It’s the Christian thing to do.

    31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ 44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ 45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ 46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” –Matthew 25:31-46

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      Christ’s intentions for individuals have nothing to do with Christ’s intentions for how a state should conduct policy. This is a big problem within evangelicalism today. Just as I’m commanded to be merciful and forgiving, the state is commanded to punish and protect via the sword. Failure to notice this critical distinction is theological malpractice.

      Now, why did Falwell and other leaders like Jack Graham correct Russell Moore? Because he has a history of statements that aren’t supported by facts and a history of distorting the Gospel message for his own political purposes.

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