Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame shared a personal story of conversion. Speaking at the Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, on August 27, he said “God’s not like our government.” Wearing his ever-present camouflage clothing and speaking in his characteristic earnest manner, Robertson said, “God’s not like our government - can’t pay him off. Can’t rope-a-dope him - get around him.”
“You say, ‘God is just.’ So for the saved here, I’m like, be thankful and you are blessed because your sins have been forgiven, your sins are covered. No sin will never ever be counted against you. It’ll give you piece of mind, knowing on top of that you can be raised from the dead.”
Robertson shared that he had developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “I ran with the wicked for 28 years. The last 42 have been a lot better.” Born and bred in Louisiana, Robertson told the congregation, “I can tell you this Texas – fame, I have it. It can’t remove my sin, Texas. Fame can’t do it.”
“All the money the money that I’d ever earn, it can’t raise me from the dead, right?” Robertson said.
Robertson, who was born in 1946, is well known for his politically and morally conservative views. At this year's Western Conservative Summit, which was also attended by Donald Trump, he spoke about the moral underpinnings of the American polity in light of the Obama's administration's policy of advancing the doctrine of transgenderism.