And thanks to the President's leadership, nearly exactly 70 years to the minute from the rebirth of the Jewish State, the American Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel, today.
"We thank you every day that you have given us a president who boldly stands on the right side of history, but more importantly stands on the right side of you, O God, when it comes to Israel".
Jeffress' inclusion in the embassy ceremony was criticized by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Latter-day Saint. With President Trump making his promise a reality Monday, many in local Christian circles say it's very biblically significant. Two other religious leaders in the ceremony - one Jewish and one Christian - likewise each gave a prayer in the language of his own personal faith.
I know the President is honored by this expression of the high esteem and great affection of the people of Israel.
Then there's Mitt Romney, the former MA governor, GOP presidential candidate, and now U.S. Senate candidate in Utath. Fulfilling the "Great Commission" by sharing the gospel is an essential part of a Baptist pastor's job description.
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"God created sex for a man and a woman in a marriage relationship and any deviation from that, whether it be adultery or pre-marital sex or homosexuality, is sinful", Jeffress said during an appearance on CNN's New Day. "But I do - without apology - embrace the most foundational belief of historic Christianity". "The rabbi's recitation was meant to graphically illustrate how the political events surrounding the U.S. Embassy move and the president's actions bear a striking resemblance to King Cyrus' actions in the days of Ezra the Scribe and the Second Temple", he reported.
Listening to Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News rave about this was highly concerning because of her messianic account of Trump and her attempt to make the movement of the embassy a feat of prophetic fulfilment and hastening some kind of apocalyptic end-time. "Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life". "They are the biggest supporters of Jews in the world".
Adam Elihayu Berkowitz also reported at Breaking Israel News that Rabbi Yehudah Glick, a member of the Knesset and an activist for the Temple Mount, said those who fail to see "the proclamation of the word of God and the word of the prophecies and the Book of Ezra, a repetition of Cyrus, the King of Persia, should buy himself a new pair of glasses". "I share this gospel of God's free gift of salvation with everyone of all faiths out of love for them. And yet he promised if they've misunderstood me and persecuted me, they will do the same to you", Pastor Hay said.
"This belief in Jesus - in the gospel - is not unusual", he added.
"The fact that I, along with tens of millions of Evangelicals around the world continue to believe that Christ is the way to heaven", said Jeffress, "that's really not newsworthy and it certainly doesn't qualify me as a bigot". The three greatest Jews in the New Testament: Peter, Paul and Jesus Christ. "I have tremendous love for Israel, for the Jewish people, as I do for people all over the world, and I am called to share that gospel with everyone".