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'This is not the way Jesus lays out for us': Pastors condemn storming of US Capitol

Southern Baptist leaders also weighed in on the violence and unrest seen on Wednesday. 

J.D. Greear, head of the Southern Baptist Convention, tweeted: “Peaceable transitions of power have marked our Republic since the beginning. It is part of honoring and submitting to God’s ordained leaders whether they were our choice or not. We need you, @POTUS to condemn this mob. Let’s move forward together. Praying for safety.”

Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post on Wednesday:  

"I am deeply grieved over the destruction and violence at the U.S. Capitol. The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American democracy, and today we saw the opposite of peace. This is not what we are called to be as Americans, and this is surely not what we are called to be as Christians. Let us continue to pray for America."

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted: “What we are seeing in Washington now is the refutation of our American commitment, a form of unleashed anarchy which is the enemy of ordered liberty, and President Trump is responsible now for unleashing mayhem. Pray that God will rescue is from this.”

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