DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, issues the following statement in response to Tweets by Minnesota State University associate professor of Clinical Psychology & Sexuality Studies Dr. Eric Sprankle asserting that Mary did not give her consent to become pregnant with Jesus.
“Dr. Sprankle’s comments are nothing but blasphemous babble from a liberal who is completely ignorant of the Bible. First, Luke Chapter 1 records Mary’s hymn of praise thanking God for choosing her to give birth to the Messiah. Furthermore, a sovereign God doesn’t need consent from any of us for anything He chooses to do.
“This professor had better pray that there is no God because if there is, his goose is cooked on Judgement Day.”
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 25 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book, Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God’s 7 Secrets for Success and Significance, is available in bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical adviser to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.