A half-million people are expected to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday for the March For Our Lives against gun violence. There also will be 650 “sibling” marches in all 50 states, many underwritten by $5,000 grants from Everytown for Gun Safety. Meanwhile, a very sizable group in the Lone Star State is looking beyond Saturday to Sunday. March For Our Lives, meet March for Eternal Life.
“Thousands of people will participate in the March For Our Lives event. However, this Palm Sunday night, thousands of members of First Baptist Church Dallas will publicly declare their faith by marching through the streets of downtown Dallas in a March for Eternal Life,” says Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of the 13,000-member church — who is also a Fox News contributor, the host of the “Pathway to Victory” daily radio program heard on 930 radio stations, and of the weekly TV version seen in 195 countries.
“For the last 60 years, secularists have been on a crusade to eliminate any acknowledgment of God from the public square, and the result has been disastrous for our country,” Mr. Jeffress continues. “For our nation to truly see change, the hearts of the people in our country must be changed, which can be accomplished only through faith in Jesus Christ.”
He also notes that both White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Vice President Mike Pence recently were “attacked by the mainstream media for declaring that their personal relationship with Jesus Christ has changed their lives.”
Enough is enough, perhaps.
“It is time for this public shaming of Christians to end, and this Sunday night’s march — which marks the beginning of the Christian Holy Week — is an opportunity for believers to publicly celebrate the message of Christ,” the pastor says, noting that the march will be preceded by a concert by gospel artist Sandi Patty, the 250-voice First Baptist choir and a full orchestra.
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