Thursday, May 7, 2009
National Day of Prayer
Why did President Obama snub the National Day of Prayer?
President Obama has done a lot to boost religious pluralism during his first 100 days. He conducted the first ever Passover Seder at the White House and is regularly reaching out to Moslems. But he apparently does not think evangelical Christians is a group worth pandering to. This is because among Liberal, Cultural Christians it is not politically correct to give aid and comfort to those who believe there is only one way to heaven. Bible-believing Christians take the words of Jesus literally when He said, “no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6, NKJ).
Excluding Bible-believing Christians from the public square is a subtle form of persecution that will only get worse as time goes on. Indeed, “this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (1John 4:3, NKJ). And we know the Antichrist will persecute God’s children per Daniel 7:25. Thank God that the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine comes from the most literal interpretation of Scripture!
The National Day of Prayer has traditionally been a time when we come together to pray for our country and government officials. Even though president Obama does not value our prayers, we should pray for him… he needs it more than he’ll acknowledge; not to mention that we are commanded to in 1 Timothy 2:1-2.