The Supreme Court justices who rule for a substantial length of time are more powerful than most kings and dictators, said Dr. David Jeremiah.
According to The Blaze, the lead pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California shared his political thoughts with an audience of 7,000 during this Fourth of July at Shadow Mountain. The congregation also celebrated and honored the oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, 104-year-old Ray Chavez.
During the Independence Day celebration, the pastor raised what he considered as an even more pressing concern than the Islamic State terrorist group, the increasing national debt or the immigration crisis. For Jeremiah, Americans should pay particular attention on who the presidential candidates plan to appoint as justices for the land’s highest court.
“We are a nation of laws, not a nation of dictators, but rest assured these Supreme Court justices who sit on the bench for life wield more power than most of the kings and dictators in this world,” the lead pastor told the large crowd.
He also added his voice to the many Christian leaders already encouraging Americans to take to the polls come election time.
“For this election is no longer about Republicans or Democrats — it’s about Americans,” Jeremiah rallied. “It’s about the ability to retain the freedom we are here today to celebrate.”
Another prominent Evangelical leader shares Jeremiah’s opinion on the importance of the presidential appointees for Supreme Court justices.
Right after the high court voted to strike down Texas’ House Bill 2, CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham, took to Facebook to express his concern.
“This is another example of how critical the positions of Supreme Court Justices are to our country,” wrote Graham on June 28, while mentioning that the liberal ruling happened in the absence of more conservative justices.