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.


  1. May I have your reaction to a web article? It is titled "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" and can be found on the front page of the "Powered by Christ Ministries" site. Lord bless.

  2. Irv, the article you cited is pretty much rubbish with an agenda intended to discredit the pretrib rapture doctrine and sell the author's book in the process. Don't buy it!

    I encourage everyone to check out for themselves the cases made for the order of events associated with the Lord's return. I have done that for all the major perspectives and found the pretrib rapture doctrine to be the most literal interpretation of Scripture.

    The Lord wants a personal relationship with us and gave us the Bible so that we may know His Word. Thus the average person must be able to know what God has said to us without having to consult some scholarly intermediary to tell us what God really said. That is why the most literal interpretation of Scripture is the best interpretation.

    The book of Revelation is not hard to understand, it is hard for many to believe… so people think it has to be interpreted. Yes, the Bible does use symbolic language but those passages are obviously symbolic and it does not mean that all prophecy is symbolic. The prophecies of the first advent of Christ were literally fulfilled; this should tell us to expect the prophecies of His return to be literally fulfilled as well.

    Next to my being born again, the greatest blessing the Lord gave me was helping me see that I can take God’s Word literally. This realization has made the Bible exciting to me and has helped me grow closer to the Lord than anything else in the world.