Jan 22, 2009

Apostasy In America Takes Front Stage During Inauguration

By Bill Wilson

If one wishes to understand the direction of the nation, one only has to look at the prayers that were offered during the inauguration. The prayers reflected the man who occupies the Oval Office who told the nation, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers." Kicking off the inauguration was homosexual activist and apostate Episcopalian minister "Vickie" Eugene Robinson who opened with "O god of our many understandings. . .", then proceeded to curse America with his "blessings" calling on our nation to suffer tears, anger and discomfort for our treatment of homosexuals, the poor in other nations and every religion's gods.

On January 21, Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, offered an inaugural prayer at the National Cathedral. ISNA is supported by the terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood and was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorist money laundering trial. Mattson is quoted by the Center for Security Policy as saying, "Indeed, since preserving faith is the highest priority, it is important that Muslims avoid demoralizing dependence on other faith communities for their protection and material needs." She says, "People of faith have a certain kind of solidarity with others of their faith community that transcends the basic rights and duties of citizenship."

At the inauguration proper, Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren gave a Christian prayer, yet the discerning ear found it to be ecumenical by including phrases from all the major religions-Christian, Jewish and Muslim. After publicly approving of having the homosexual Robinson pray, Warren followed his same theme, although it was carefully hidden. Warren, in his inclusive prayer, said, "The Scripture tells us, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one." And you are the compassionate and merciful one." But, here, Warren mixed the scriptures of the Bible and the Koran-considered a somewhat heretic move by Jews, Muslims and Christians.

JihadWatch.org's Robert Spencer, an expert on Islam writes: "'The compassionate, the merciful' is, of course, a reference to the invocation at the beginning of every chapter of the Qur'an except one. . .the prayer indicates yet again that there is little general awareness of the reasons why the term "Judeo-Christian-Islamic Values" is a misnomer." All religions do not worship the same god. The First Commandment is "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." Jesus says in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." The Koran instructs its readers to kill Christians and Jews. Why are Christian religious leaders compromising the word of God? Why are Americans tolerating such apostasy?