Controversial pro-Trump pastor offers blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening

Controversial pro-Trump pastor offers blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening

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. Mass protests broke out along the border fence with Gaza in the hours before the embassy opening on Monday, and Israeli soldiers shot and killed more than 50 Palestinians, the Health Ministry reported. "We sometimes use the same terminology but it has vastly different meanings and I just really encourage people now that they know Mormonism is a theological cult, to go ahead and do the research on their own", he said at the time. He said that if the comments were accurate, they reflected sentiments that "wouldn't be embraced by this White House".

"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.

"Israel is a nation unlike any other because it was created by God, not by man", Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, Harvest Church at Kumulani in Kapalua, Hawaii, and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California, told Breitbart News.

It also emerged that pastor John Hagee, the right-wing founder of Christians United for Israel, will deliver the benediction at the ceremony, a spokesman for his organisation confirmed to CNN. He said President Obama is guilty of "paving the way" for the Antichrist. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you. He made it clear he was going to preach what he believes the Bible says.

"Jerusalem is the epicenter of Christianity", Hagee said. Jerusalem is where Jeremiah and Isaiah penned the principles of righteousness that became the moral foundations of our civilization.

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He has warned that non-Christians are going to hell. "Jerusalem is the future of the world". "Jerusalem is the shoreline of eternity".

Smith didn't criticize the Trump administration's decision to include Jeffress as part of the delegation sent to Jerusalem for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in that city.

Jeffress told Fox News that he would be giving the opening prayer at the ceremony Monday.

In the NPR interview, Hagee spoke about his affection for Israel and how he believes Jews will be saved during the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which he has long said is imminent. He brought up comments Jeffress made about other religions in the past and said it made him a poor choice for the occasion.

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