Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds To Mitt Romney and Other Critics

Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds To Mitt Romney and Other Critics

The pastor of First Baptist Dallas has been a vocal supporter of President Trump.

When Romney ran for president in 2012, Jeffress caused some controversy by claiming during the primaries that Christians shouldn't support Romney because Mormonism is a "cult".

In a statement at the time, McCain said, "Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them".

"Christians believe that Jerusalem will be the capital city in the Eternal Kingdom, ruled by Jesus Christ", he said.

Romney, a Mormon running for Senate in Utah, took to social media to call Jeffress a "religious bigot," citing previous remarks made by the spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump.

Jeffress told Fox News" "Fox & Friends, "This is a historic moment because it represents the United States recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, something that the Bible and secular history have told us for 3,000 years".

"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.

"The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement", Trump said.

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"We are in amazement with today's movement of the USA embassy to Jerusalem".

"We want to thank God for the tremendous leadership of our great President Donald J. Trump". Jerusalem has to be shared as a "house of prayer" for all peoples, but the proper sovereign and custodian of the city is the Jewish people.

Similarly, Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and president of Christians in Defense of Israel, noted that the embassy opening was a "historic" day for America and Israel.

Monday's ceremony marking the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem broke with tradition in more ways than one. "We celebrate with the Jewish people for this long-awaited event".

A White House delegation is in Israel for the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. "This is another example of a promise made, promise kept".

"Jeffress said Mormonism has never been part of Christianity".

The global community does not recognize the occupation of East Jerusalem, claiming that the status of the city should be determined on the basis of an agreement with the Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of Jerusalem to be their capital.

He added that "Israel's future rests on continuing and strengthening the Christian bond with Israel".