Pastors and Christian leaders from across the country told Breitbart News about the significance of President Donald Trump's announcement in December to move the embassy, which opens officially on Monday, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel.
"Many presidents promised this move, but President Trump took decisive action, making it the most courageous move on the holy land made by a president of the U.S. since President [Harry] Truman's decision against the advice of his secretary of state to have the USA be the first nation to recognize the new Jewish state", he told The Jerusalem Post. And the fact that I and tens of millions of evangelical Christians still believe that is not bigoted and it's not newsworthy.
The other evangelical minister who gave the benediction at Monday's ceremony was John Hagee, also a Texas pastor and founder of Christians United for Israel. And that's not the message that I think many people associate with Pastor Jeffress. "No one comes to the Father except through me", Caner said, according to Fox News. Then God sent a hunter.
"You know Jesus was very clear: Hell is not only going to be populated by murderers, and drug dealers, and child abusers; Hell is going to be filled with good religious people who have rejected the truth of Christ". "Hitler was a hunter". "McCain for president effective today, and to remove myself from any active role in the 2008 campaign".
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, expressed his opposition to Jeffress addressing the embassy ceremony. He said that Mormons, Muslims and Hindus "worship a false god", and that Islam is "evil" and "promotes pedophilia".
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Jeffress told Todd Starnes of Fox News on Sunday that he was "stunned" by Romney's remarks.
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".
"There's going to be for those that are kind of more aligned with President Trump and his way of thinking is that we're going to continue to stand along and be strong allies with Israel", said Dr. Nick Pitts, head of the Institute for Global Studies at Dallas Baptist University. "This is another example of a promise made, promise kept".
The Dallas pastor slated to lead a prayer at the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem has made derogatory remarks about Jews, Muslims, and Mormons.