A Texas evangelical pastor who was one of President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE’s most vocal backers is calling on Trump supporters to acknowledge President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE’s victory, calling it a “chance to show that Christians are not hypocrites.”

The Dallas-based Robert Jeffress said in a Fox News column Wednesday that the former vice president’s victory is “a bitter pill to swallow” for “millions of Christians across our nation.”

However, Jeffress went on to argue that the "fact that God has established authorities means that by obeying the government, we obey God."

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"It’s always easier to submit and to pray for someone when he was our preferred candidate. But the rubber really meets the road when the person who takes office is not the one we supported,” he wrote.

“Here is our chance to show that Christians are not hypocrites. We serve a God who remains on His throne, sovereignly reigning over every square inch of this vast universe,” he added. “We serve a God who loves us and will never leave or forsake us. And now we have the chance to show the consistency and constancy of our Christian witness to this world.”

Jeffress has a history of offensive and controversial statements.

"Islam is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of hell. Mormonism is wrong, it is heresy from the pit of hell," he said during a 2011 interview. "Judaism — you know you can’t be saved being a Jew."

Jeffress has also said "it's hypocritical" for Trump critics such as Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax | Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post Trump against boycotting Beijing Olympics in 2022 House Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May MORE (D-Calif.) to say they pray for the president.

The White House has refused to acknowledge the results of the election since Biden was projected as winning over the weekend, with Trump making baseless claims of fraud and the General Services Administration declining to sign off on beginning the transition process.

Republican allies and appointees of the president have also refused to accept Biden as president-elect. Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? MORE said Tuesday that the department would “transition into a second Trump administration,” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham quips key to working with Trump: We both 'like him' The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay Democrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl MORE (R-Ky.) on Monday called for the president’s legal challenges to play out while declining to congratulate Biden.

A handful of Republicans have acknowledged Biden’s victory and called for the transition process to begin, including Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump endorses Murkowski challenger Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle Senate confirms Radhika Fox to lead EPA's water office MORE (Alaska), Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.), Ben SasseBen SasseGOP senators applaud Biden for global vaccine donation plans Pence: Trump and I may never 'see eye to eye' on events of Jan. 6 White House: Biden will not appoint presidential Jan. 6 commission MORE (Neb.) and Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyCentrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? China's genocide must be stopped MORE (Utah).