Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

Jeffress responded in a tweet: "Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone".

In addition to his remarks on Jews, Jeffress has referred to both Mormonism and Islam as "a heresy from the pit of Hell".

In a Sunday evening tweet, former Gov. Mitt Romeny (R-MA and UT) railed against pastor Robert Jeffress, who is leading the prayer in Jerusalem as the new American embassy opens.

The Dallas pastor slated to lead a prayer at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem has made derogatory remarks about Jews, Muslims, and Mormons. The moving of the embassy itself is a controversial move that has been hailed by a number of evangelicals, but has led to mass protests and violence. "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.

The hate-filled pastor has also said the Catholic Church is following Satan's path and that Barack Obama was "paving the way" for the arrival of the antichrist. "I'm very grateful @robertjeffress boldly stands for Truth and is representing Jesus at the dedication of the Embassy in Jerusalem".

Jeffress appeared on Fox News on Friday to discuss the embassy's opening. Jeffress said the Bible declares that "God will judge any nation that divides the land that God gave to Israel". The message was clear but Hagee said his position was misrepresented and "the ugliest of lies".

"And Israel has been that, and God has supernaturally protected Israel from all of her enemies", he added. During the 2012 Presidential election, he told voters not to support Romney at the polls because he's Mormon. He said at the time, "The idea that Mormonism is a theological cult is not news either".

"That is why this debate is so insidious about all of this". Jeffress later told reporters that he did not understand the controversy surrounding his comments since they reflected the views held by most evangelicals.

The move - which comes months after President Donald Trump promised to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital - has been welcomed by Israel and United States evangelicals, but Palestinians have condemned it.

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