CNN’s Lemon Insults ‘Jesus Christ Admittedly Not Perfect When He was Here’

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CNN anchor Don Lemon remarked on air: “Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” following two weeks earlier when host Chris Cuomo mocked prayer and people who seek “help from above.”

Is CNN tone deaf to issues of faith?

Left-leaning media continues to take swipes at Christianity, although one can’t be certain whether it comes out of willfulness or ignorance.

In a span of two weeks, to host from CNN, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo, both made statements towards religion and Christianity that people of faith find deeply offensive.

Two weeks ago, on a CNN segment that aired June 26, host Chris Cuomo, who claims to be of Catholic faith, slammed people for offer “thoughts and prayers.”

“And prayer? You think leaving it to God is the answer?” Cuomo asked during the broadcast.

“If you believe in one another and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country,” Cuomo said. “You don’t need help from above. It’s within us.”

Of course, such an idea is completely antithetical to the religious faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Speaking to Chris Cuomo, comments by CNN anchor Don Lemon marked the second time in a number of weeks a host of the network insulted faith.

“Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon told colleague Chris Cuomo. “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”

Pastor criticizes Lemon’s comments

Pastor Robert Jeffress of the 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, spoke out about Lemon’s comment in a tweet and during an interview with Fox News.

“Don Lemon’s comments are, first of all, heretical,” Jeffress said. “It contradicts the most basic tenet of the Christian faith and demonstrates how tone-deaf the left is to faith issues.”

“Our founding fathers, like all of us, were imperfect human beings,” Jeffress added, “but Jesus Christ was different than any other man that lived, and as the founder of our faith, he had to be perfect.”

Jeffress tweeted: “@donlemon’s claim last night on @CNN that “Jesus Christ was not perfect” makes him and his network the uncontested champions of Fake News.”

What the Bible says about Christ’s perfection

Christians understand that because Christ was perfect, he was the only one who could atone for the sins of mankind by sacrificing his own blood on the cross.

“For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.”

–Hebrews 10:14

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

–John 3:16

Jesus was also God in the flesh and therefore perfect. Born of a virgin to be absent of original sin.

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”

–Colossians 1:15

Jesus is known as the word.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

– John 1:1

The problem of Christian “niceness”

In an article entitled “The Cowardice of Christian Niceness,” author and blogger Sam Williamson points out how, in an effort to be a nice Christian, sometimes good intentions lead to unintentional negative consequences in all manner of everyday life. You know the old saying, “good intentions pave the way to hell.”

Williamson points out how Christians fail to speak up for not wanting to hurt feelings or condemn others.

But the problem is – everyone is condemning Christians and that seems to be okay.

The Social Justice Warriors of today are offended, seemingly more so, then humans have ever been so before. They protest, riot and cancel those who share opinions they don’t like.

Christians, on the other hand, are continually insulted, criticized, slandered and no one complains. This is where Christian niceness and cowardice is to blame. If Christians don’t stand up, by their silence, they will simply forfeit all their rights until they have no more.

Like him or not, President Donald Trump seems to understand this and has been the greatest champion of religion in a long time, no matter how he carries his own personal walk with God. He stands up and fights for the rights of people of faith, no matter how much opposition he faces.

God transformed Saul from Christianity’s enemy into Paul as its greatest advocate. Don’t over judge Trump, as none of us can see from God’s eyes.

Remember what the Bible tells us about those in position of authority in this world.

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”

– Romans 13:1

Many people believe that we are currently in a battle for the spiritual soul of America. President Trump certainly does.

Many others believe that there is something bigger at play, a worldwide battle long foretold in the Bible.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

–Ephesians 6:12