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He Said Islam Is a 'False Religion' That Is 'Inspired by Satan.' Now, This Megachurch Pastor Is Doubling Down.

He Said Islam Is a 'False Religion' That Is 'Inspired by Satan.' Now, This Megachurch Pastor Is Doubling Down.

"What I've said is intensely biblical."

Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas in Dallas, Texas, is doubling down and defending a controversial sermon that he delivered earlier this month that dubbed Islam a "false religion" that "is inspired by Satan himself," calling his words "intensely biblical."

"If you listen to what I've said, what I've said is intensely biblical," Jeffress told KTVT-TV. "When a Muslim commits an act of violence, he's following the tenets of Islam."

The pastor added a number of caveats, including his belief that there are other faith systems, as well, that should be labeled "false religions."

"Islam is not the only false religion that's inspired by Satan," Jeffress said. "Buddhism, Hinduism, any religious system that denies that faith in Christ is the only way to be saved is inspired by Satan, who seeks to deceive people and lead people away from God."

See Jeffress defend his comments below:

Despite his theological views, the pastor said that he believes that the majority of Muslims in the world are "peace-loving" and said that he has  friends who subscribe to the Islamic faith.

"I don't hate Muslims at all," he said.

Critics have lambasted Jeffress' sermon that was delivered earlier this month following the Paris terror attacks.

“Make no mistake about it — Islam is just not another way to approach God,” Jeffress told congregants. “Islam is a false religion and it is inspired by Satan himself who Jesus said came to steal, kill and destroy, and this weekend we saw the fruit of Satan’s destruction in the acts of these terrorists.”

Watch that sermon below:

The pastor went on to say that he believes that the terrorists were “acting according to the teaching of Islam,” and that it is imperative that the U.S. take action to stop the Islamic State.

“I believe that it is time for us to lay aside political correctness and identify the belief system that is responsible for these horrific acts,” Jeffress said. “And that is the evil, evil religion of radical Islam.”



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