Late Christian Leader Myles Munroe Honored By Israeli Government

( [email protected] ) Feb 11, 2015 03:02 PM EST
The government of Israel recently honored the late Myles Munroe in Jerusalem for his steadfast support to the Jewish state.
The late Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife.

The government of Israel recently honored the late Myles Munroe in Jerusalem for his steadfast support to the Jewish state.

The event, which was held at the ninth annual "Night to Honor our Christian Allies" on Jan. 29, honored Munroe for his "ongoing contribution to the Jewish state. According to Julie Stahl of CBN News, Christian Allies Caucus Director Josh Reinstein thought that Munroe was courageous and had the "heart of a lion."

"Myles Monroe was a true Israeli hero," Reinstein said. "He stood up unabashedly in a lot of countries where it's not popular to talk on behalf of Israel and say that he loves Israel; he loves the people of Israel; he loves the God of Israel; he loves the Bible of Israel."

Stahl reported that Tourism Minister Uzi Landau presented the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and World Jewish Congress award to his son, Myles Munroe Jr., and daughter, Charisa. Reinstein added that Munroe "left such an impact on the government of Israel, the State of Israel, and its people."

Charisa told CBN News that it was "an honor and privilege" for her parents to receive this award.

"I'm more proud of my parents every day," Charisa said. "Every day, they show me how much they really loved the world and they really demonstrated that in everything they did around the world. It's definitely an honor."

Munroe's son also elaborated on the legacy his father left to CBN News.

"This shows the impact that both my parents had on, you know, the nation of Israel and on the world at large," Myles said.

Myles added that "their ministry meant so much more than being in the Bahamas where they grew up."

"Their mandate was to go out into all the world," Myles said. "And, you know, I feel that's exactly what they did."

Gil Hoffman of the Jerusalem Post reported that the event took place at Jerusalem's Waldorf Astoria. He noted that Munroe, an evangelical pastor and motivational speaker based in the Bahamas, brought groups to the Jewish state twice a year.

According to Hoffman, Norwegian Christian leader Lief Wellerop also received an award from the World Jewish Congress in this event. He has strongly advocated for Israel's behalf for more than 30 years.

"To me, this award is a wonderful handshake from our Jewish brethren," Wellerop said.

Hoffman reported that the purpose of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus was "to forge direct lines of communication between Knesset members and Christian leaders, organizations and political representatives in Israel and throughout the world."

"Its 31 reciprocal Israel Allies Caucuses exist in legislatures worldwide through the coordinating efforts of the Israel Allies Foundation," Hoffman wrote.

The World Jewish Congress, which also participated in the event according to Hoffman, represented Jewish communities in 100 countries.

"Not only do we share the same Judeo-Christian values, but today more than ever we share the same fate and we must cooperate in order to combat the rise of religious extremism," WJC chairman Shai Hermesh, a former Kadima MK, said. "At our annual event, we commemorate the strong support of our Christian allies who stand with the Jewish state of Israel."

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