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Controversial pro-Trump pastor offers blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening

JERUSALEM ISRAEL- MAY 8 2018 A road sign indicating the direction of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Sergey Orlov  TASS Sergey Orlov\TASS via Getty Images
Bennie Garza | 14 May, 2018, 19:51

Jeffress responded swiftly to Romney, tweeting, "Historic Christianity has taught for two, 000 years that salvation is thru religion in Christ alone".

"Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew, ' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.' He's said the same about Islam".

Trump administration officials attended the opening ceremony of the controversial new USA embassy in Jerusalem on Monday - and invited several extreme Religious Right figures to play a major role in the events.

The White Home invited Jeffress to take part within the opening of the embassy after it was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, an invite that was met with widespread criticism. "The fact that I, along with tens of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, continue to espouse that belief, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy", Jeffries fired back at Romney.

Jeffress, one of Trump's strongest evangelical supporters, also said that when evaluating candidates Christians should consider, "Is the candidate a Christian?"

The relocation of the embassy marks a virtually three decade departure from US global coverage and has been largely regarded by evangelical Christians as a significant victory for the Trump administration.

"We thank you, O Lord, for President Donald Trump's courage in acknowledging to the world a truth that was established 3,000 years ago - that Jerusalem is and always shall be the eternal capital of the Jewish people", Hagee said.

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. "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. "No one comes to the Father except through me", Caner said, according to Fox News.

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

Hagee claimed that his comments had been misrepresented, saying that 'to assert that I in any way condone the Holocaust or that monster Adolf Hitler is the biggest and ugliest of lies.

Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner led the US delegation for the embassy opening, which included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. This is another example of promise made, promise kept'.

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