“If you reject the idea that God’s law has anything to do with human civil government, then you have no standard whatsoever by which human civil government can establish justice in the earth. When Jesus said, ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,’ He didn’t say that Caesar can make up any law he wants—that Caesar could say, ‘Let’s go murder babies,’ and that’s fine with God. No, no, no.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News Network) During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Jerry Falwell Jr, the president of Liberty University, which hails itself as the world’s largest Christian university, said that he doesn’t believe that public policy should be based on the Bible, and agreed that the government should be “free of religious association.”
“Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome,” Falwell stated. “He went out of his way to say that’s the earthly kingdom, I’m about the heavenly kingdom and I’m here to teach you how to treat others, how to help others, but when it comes to serving your country, you render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”
“You almost have to believe that this is a theocracy to think that way—to think that public policy should be dictated by the teachings of Jesus,” he remarked.
While his remarks began in regard to Democrats citing Scripture in their arguments for open borders, he confirmed The Washington Post’s take on his stance when pressed further about his views.
“So, the government you want is one free of religious association?” the outlet asked.
“Yes,” Falwell replied. “The government should be led by somebody who is going to do what’s in the best interest of the government and its people. And I believe that’s what Jesus thought, too.”
Falwell was later asked whether it is hypocritical for evangelical leaders to support Trump, considering the moral concerns. He said that he did not think so, as all men are sinners.