Jeffress Prays 'For the Peace of Jerusalem' After Being Called 'Bigot'

Jeffress Prays 'For the Peace of Jerusalem' After Being Called 'Bigot'

Jeffress, the pastor of Dallas First Baptist Church and a member of Trump's evangelical advisory council, has a history of making controversial remarks about religion, policy, and sexuality.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who now is running for the Senate in Utah, said in a tweet Sunday evening that "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".

Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot".

Jeffress spoke out about Mormonism in the early stages of the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries.

Jeffress appeared on Fox News Sunday to proclaim the Godly actions that gave way to the new embassy. "You know, 4,000 years ago God said to Abraham that He would make him the father of a great nation that would be a blessing to all the nations on the earth", Jeffress said. "The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world, espouse that belief is neither bigoted or newsworthy".

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Jeffress was attacked for saying publicly what the Bible teaches; that faiths like Mormonism that add to the Bible are cults, and that any person who has not accepted Christ is not going to Heaven. He told Fox & Friends that he intends to pray for three things.

He has also called Mormonism "a cult" that is not a true part of Christianity and said "you can't be saved by being a Jew", Haaretz reported.

While a coalition of Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches praised the Obama administration decision, many conservative evangelicals opposed it.

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.

Trump has been criticized for announcing plans to relocate the embassy and for formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Then, he said he will thank God "for the strong leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu" because he "is determined to protect his people".

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