Pastor Robert Jeffress returned to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, after the Congress Leader in Illinois invoked Jesus Christ under a ridge on the proposed border wall.
Gutierrez adopted Secretary of State Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday and said it was "contradictory" to try to build a border wall with Mexico "at a time when we were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ."
Rev. Jeffress, Fox News contributor, said on Saturday "Fox & Friends" that "God is not against walls" and that Gutierrez's comments were "ridiculous for many reasons."
"Jesus said that God has given the government unique authority and responsibility, and the most important responsibility is to protect the citizens from evildoers," he said.
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During Gutierrez's passionate speech Thursday, he thanked God "there was no administration like this."
"Thank goodness, there was not a wall that stopped [Jesus Christ] from seeking refuge in Egypt," he said.
On Saturday, Jeffress, who preached the priest before the initiation of Trump, added that he told the president "God is not against walls."
"Walls are not Christian," he said, telling Trump. "The Bible says even heaven will have a wall around it. Not everyone will be allowed to do so."
Jeffress said some politicians confuse the role of the state with the role of the church.
"When President Trump insists on a wall, he not only fulfills his constitutional but his divine responsibilities and he must not be demonized for doing so."
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