Pastor Robert Jeffress says evangelicals should vote for Donald Trump because 'at least he likes us'

Pastor Robert Jeffress says the coming U.S. election 'is a battle between good and evil, righteousness and unrighteousness, light and darkness.'Wikipedia

As far as Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas is concerned, evangelical Christians would definitely benefit a lot with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the White House.

Jeffress said during an interview on the radio programme Right Wing Watch that those who remain committed to opposing Trump are simply "weak," "namby-pamby" and too "proud" because they "can't get over the fact that their candidate didn't win" in the Republican primary.

The pastor even quoted the Bible verse Mark 3:25, which says, "If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand."

Because of this, Jeffress said it's important for Christians to "get off the fence" and "vote their convictions" this coming election day.

Granted, Jeffress said, that Trump is "not exactly like us" evangelical Christians, but "at least he likes us."

The pastor can freely make that claim since he has been with Trump over the past year on several occasions. "I can tell you, if he becomes president, evangelical Christians will have a true friend in the White House," he asserted.

He added that Trump will be unlike current President Barack Obama, whom he believes "hates" conservative Christians based on his actions—supporting LGBT agenda and abortion. On the other hand, Trump will back conservative Christians and will even "appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court."

"This is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats," he said. "It's a battle between good and evil, righteousness and unrighteousness, light and darkness."

Evangelicals are still divided in their support for Trump. While Jeffress is a huge Trump supporter together with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., other well-known Christian leaders such as Southern Baptist Convention preacher Russell Moore and American Missiologist Benjamin Corey do not like the business magnate.