Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

"Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life". Jeffress said he would "be thanking God for the strong leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is absolutely determined to protect Israel". Jeffress later told reporters that he did not understand the controversy surrounding his comments since they reflected the views held by most evangelicals. He has called Islam "false religion" which is "inspired by Satan himself". He preached at a private service for Trump and his family prior to his inauguration in January 2017.

Mitt Romney, who is vying for a Senate seat from Utah, was among those who criticized the decision to invite Jeffress to participate in Monday's ceremony.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and a member of President Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board and White House Faith Initiative, was called a "bigot" by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon.

Appearing on Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, Jeffress denied that he was a bigot. That is such an indictment of the Catholic Church.' After all, the Catholic Church talks about God and the Bible and Jesus and the blood of Christ and salvation. "Many of those comments are either manufactured or ripped out of context".

Jeffress, a leading evangelical supporter of Donald Trump, said without the president's "determination, resolve, courage, we would not be here today". "No man comes to the Father but by me'".

The fact that the most powerful nation in the world has used its influence to restore Jerusalem to its rightful place in history provides dispensationalists like Jeffress and Hagee with clear evidence that America is on the side of the angels.

Pastor Jeffress is a Southern Baptist, and the quotes attributed to him by Romney are accurate.

GJELTEN: A State Department official today defended the choice of Jeffress to pray at the embassy saying, Jerusalem is a holy city for millions of people around the world.

Late last month, Jeffress contended during a dialogue event with Jewish conservative radio personality Dennis Prager that although Jews and Christians worship the same God, both religions can't be right.

Pastor Robert Jeffress "says he believes all Jews are going to hell", Smith noted, and has uttered similar condemnations of Islam. He was a controversial subject in 2008 when an audio recording of him surfaced where he was heard to say that Adolf Hitler was a "hunter" who was asked to help the Jews to go back to Israel.

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