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American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress will give the opening prayer Monday at the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

The Rev. Robert Jeffress, leader of a Southern Baptist church near Dallas and a spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump, delivered the invocation at the ceremony in Jerusalem, attended by an official USA delegation featuring Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

Robert Jeffress says "you can't be saved by being a Jew", and "Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell". In 2010, he said that Judaism, along with Mormonism, Islam and Hinduism were religions, quote, "that lead people to an eternity of separation from God in hell".

Speaking on Fox News Radio, Jeffress said he had a specific plan for his prayer at the new embassy.

In other words, Romney, who ardently courted evangelicals when he ran for president, is upset because a Christian pastor had the audacity to affirm the orthodox and widely held Christian belief that Jesus is the only way to heaven.

Jeffress, a Southern Baptist, vigorously supported Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign and was a member of his evangelical advisory board. Palestinians and Israelis both claim Jerusalem as their capital.

"This is a historic event on a global scale but most especially for American Christians", Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, told Breitbart News.

Dr. Jeffress told Starnes, "I think it's just sad that he is that bitter, I guess, over the 2012 election".

President Trump announced December 6 that the USA would formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in accordance with a law passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 1994 that had been waived every six months by the president for national security considerations.

Romney jumped onto social media to bash a Christian pastor, a Trump fan, who was selected by the president and his administration to deliver a prayer at the ceremony today in Jerusalem. "No one comes to the Father but through me'". "Although they may have embraced different lies, they have rejected the same truth". Then, he said he will thank God "for the strong leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu" because he "is determined to protect his people".

Hagee also has said that "to assert that I in any way condone the Holocaust or that monster Adolf Hitler is the biggest and ugliest of lies".

Jeffress spoke with Fox News Radio about his participation in the embassy opening.

Laurie said in Psalms 122:6 Christians are commanded to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" - "May those who love you be secure".