US Embassy Opens In Jerusalem; Early Voting Begins For Runoff Elections

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"Israel represents many ideals in the Middle East that Christians hold dear and moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is much more than a political move, it is about giving Israel the respect it deserves as a nation that is dedicated to democratic ideals", Nance said.

The Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist megachurch in Dallas and a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, told Fox News on Friday that he's delivering an opening prayer of dedication at the ceremony.

Jeffress was not the only controversial figure to address the embassy event.

Jeffress spoke with Fox News Radio about his participation in the embassy opening.

About an hour later Jeffress responded, saying "Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone".

"Those comments Mitt used were out of context, they were twisted, some were not accurate at all", Jeffress said, insisting that the fact that he and millions of other evangelicals believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven is "really not newsworthy and it certainly doesn't qualify me as a bigot". "The timing could not be more appropriate to open the embassy at the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel".

Pastor Jeffress is a Southern Baptist, and the quotes attributed to him by Romney are accurate.

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Another pastor who offered prayers was John Hagee, a mega-church leader who once said Adolf Hitler was sent by God to hasten the desire of Jews to return to Israel.

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"And Israel has been that, and God has supernaturally protected Israel from all of her enemies", he added.

Former GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney immediately took issue with the announcement.

"That is why this debate is so insidious about all of this. No man comes to the Father but by me.' Now people can disagree with Jesus" words.

During his remarks at the embassy opening, Jeffress expressed "gratitude for our tremendous President Donald Trump" the "strong leadership" of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and "pray for the peace of Jerusalem". What are their views of the Constitution?

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