Inaugural Prayer to the God of Our Many Understandings

This is from Jan Markell, from Olive Tree Ministries:

The Obama administration and America are heading into treacherous territory.  There are certain kinds of behavior that seem to anger God more than others and at this point, America is already on shaky ground. President-elect Obama has asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at a pre-inaugural event this Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.” He states, “I am very clear that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won’t be quoting Scripture. The texts I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer.”
Robinson said he might address the prayer to “the god of our many understandings,” language that he said he learned from the 12-Step program he attended for his alcohol addiction. I’m sure that will please God and He will pour out His blessings upon this nation. Actually not.  Source.

3 thoughts on “Inaugural Prayer to the God of Our Many Understandings

  1. lavrai

    I suppose it’s fitting since we have a president who seems to be lacking GODly values. But yes, we just seem to be digging our hole deeper. Our stink must be piled high before the LORD. We have to keep praying for HIS mercy and grace… and calling for repentance.

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    GOD bless.

  2. Laurie

    Who would this ‘god of understanding’ be? Is it the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? NO! It could be a toaster, an empty beer can, a spare tire, a water tower, your next door neighbor. To those who follow a superficial form of Christianity, to those who are lost, any of those ‘gods’ fit right in.
    Ephesians 2:1 says,”And you were dead in your trespasses and sins”. The phrase, ‘you were dead’ translates this way, ‘spiritually dead, destitute of a life that recognizes and is devoted to God, because it is given up to trespasses and sins’. This is the state of a depraved mind, this is also the state of EVERY lost sinner apart from God’s grace. When men like Robinson claim to be ‘Christian’, they are simply storing up the most severe form of wrath for themselves. How can you tell?
    This is why Christ said “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit.” Matthew 12:33. It is IMPOSSIBLE for a bad tree to bear good fruit, so men like Robinson and Warren prove just what kind of ‘tree’ their are by what comes out of their mouths, as well as by their actions. To live a homosexual life, or to condone those that do is evidence of ‘bad fruit’. Such a person may claim to know Christ, but He does NOT know them…’I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ -Luke 13:27
    This is why it is a MUST to preach on repentance, 2 Cor. 7:10-‘ For godly sorrow produces repentance [leading] to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. ‘ Repentance means to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins. BUT, as we saw in Eph. 2:1, we are all DEAD in sin, our minds are spiritually dead and not able to comprehend the things of God apart from His grace. Only God can grant the ‘new birth’ in a lost sinner, giving a new ‘heart’ [or mind, ‘inner man, mind, will, heart, soul, understanding-the ability to reason or understand], and a new spirit [desire]. The evidence of this new birth is made manifest in thought, word, and deed. Those who speak and act contrary to what God says are NOT truly born again, they are the false teachers, the ravenous wolves Christ spoke of in Mat. 7:15, Mat. 24:11, Mat. 24:24, Mark 13:22; Peter also warned of them in 2 Peter 2:1, and the Apostle John spoke of them in 1 John 4:1. Jude speaks out against these wolves in sheep’s clothing in his epistle as well.
    The Bible warns over and over again on one of the biggest ‘weapons’ Satan uses, DECEPTION. Yet, we have people who come on Christian websites and defend these apostates to the bitter end, throwing out the infamous, ‘judge not lest you be judged’ phrase, blowing it all out of context. It’s like they cannot see the forest for the trees, and sadly, they can’t. They are unable to, because they too refuse to repent and believe. God has sent them a strong delusion, their refusal to love the truth will cost them dearly.
    As the majority of Americans get ready to ‘celebrate’ this potluck type of inaugural celebration, the ‘cup’ of sin is just about to overflow. When wrath comes, and it is as close as it can be, these lost souls will be confronted with the ONE TRUE GOD; may He remember mercy in wrath. Men like Warren and Robinson won’t save their followers, it will be just as Luke 21:26 says, ‘men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. ‘

    Like the monkey said when his tail got ran over by a train…’it won’t be long now’.

  3. Carol

    When all these “faiths” come together and pray to their ‘gods’, which ‘god’ will answer their prayer?

    These people are so blinded that they think their collective prayer to their own gods will answer the issues of this crooked and perverse nation.

    We are truly living in perilous times!

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