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.
"I imagine, Father, I communicate for each one among us once I say we thanks every single day that you've given us a president who boldly stands on the best aspect of historical past, however extra importantly stands on the best aspect of you, God, with regards to Israel", Jeffress mentioned in a blessing.
WikipediaRobert Jeffress will controversially give an opening prayer at the United States embassy move to Jerusalem today.
"Robert Jeffress says "you can't be saved by being a Jew", and "Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell".
"Not only do religions like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism - not only do they lead people away from God, they lead people to an eternity of separation from God in hell", he said. (Many modern Muslim scholars disagree about her age.) The pastor has also said that Mormons, Muslims and Hindus "worship a false god".
Jeffress has a history of attacking Mitt Romney.
The relocation of the embassy marks a virtually three decade departure from USA worldwide coverage and has been largely regarded by evangelical Christians as a significant victory for the Trump administration.
The move of the embassy to the city is contentious for Palestinians, who hope to claim part of the city as their future capital, and for many in the Arab world, as it is home to some of the holiest sites in Islam, as well as those of Judaism and Christianity. Jeffress also stated he would "express gratitude for our tremendous President, Donald Trump". "The truth that I, together with tens of hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians all over the world, proceed to espouse that perception, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy".
Speaking on Fox News Radio, Jeffress said he had a specific plan for his prayer at the new embassy.
Jeffress endorsed Romney, who is Mormon, for president back in 2012, despite derogatory comments the pastor made at the time about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Then, he said he will thank God "for the strong leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu" because he "is determined to protect his people". The message was clear but Hagee said his position was misrepresented and "the ugliest of lies". "This is another example of promise made, promise kept", he added.