It really is no surprise that as Jared Kushner entered into the “Russian Fever” limelight this week, he received plenty of, “evangelical love” from top Christian leaders. More on that in a moment. Kushner played a key role, along with Paula White in helping the Trump campaign bring in many key evangelical leaders. That relationship has been critical to evangelicals having a seat at the table inside the White House. Kushner, an orthodox Jew is key to it all. I love how God works. Leave it to the God of the Universe to take a, “nice Jewish boy” from Livingston New Jersey and use him as a key conduit for evangelicals. What favor!
As for that, “evangelical love,” witness the following:
From David Jeremiah:
"I can't help but admire Jared and Ivanka. The two of them have put their lives entirely on hold in order to pursue the good of their nation, and I have found them to be particularly interested in our concerns as evangelical Christians. It's just like God to use a young Jewish couple to help Christians in the United States, defend their rights, and secure their religious freedom for now, and for subsequent generations."
From Dr. Jack Graham:
"I met Jared Kushner over the 2016 presidential campaign, and I found the President's son-in-law to be a brilliant and quiet-spoken individual who was always interested in what was good for our evangelical community. He was often - and remains - our key liaison between the between the campaign and now the White House and the President.”
From Pastor Paula White:
“I’ve known Jared for many years. He’s a man of integrity, character, and a great, personal friend. Clearly, this Russian story is nonsense and it must end, enough-is-enough.”
From Jerry Falwell Jr.:
"I believe the only criminal collusion occurring over the last year has been collusion between the media and government officials who are holdovers from the Obama administration leaking classified and secret information in an attempt to discredit our president. Through their actions, they are aiding and abetting those abroad who wanted to divide our country in 2016. The endless attempts by the media to keep the fake Russia collusion story alive solely to obstruct the president's agenda have destroyed the media's credibility with the people and needs to stop. In Jared Kushner, they've picked the wrong fight. I don't know a more competent person. He is brilliant and is a man of the highest integrity."
From Pastor Robert Jeffress:
"Jared Kushner is a friend of mine with impeccable character. His testimony today will reveal that his limited contacts with Russian representatives were completely within his role as the liaison between the Trump campaign and foreign governments. We are fortunate that a man as gifted as Jared Kushner is willing to sacrifice so much to serve our country."
There are more statements from other evangelical leaders but to suffice to say this: Jared Kushner has come to appreciate evangelicals and they’ve come to appreciate him. He didn’t know much about the movement growing up and quite frankly, he didn’t understand it all that much until the campaign began. That’s not surprising considering he grew up in Livingston New Jersey which has a Jewish population of roughly 45 percent, one of the biggest in the country! Skeptics will say he only appreciates evangelicals for political purposes. That would not be true at all. These evangelical leaders have embraced both him and Ivanka and made very clear to them how TRUE evangelicals love the Jewish people and the state of Israel. A bond is there and this week, we saw it on public display like never before.