Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Response: Another Ecumenical Event

What seemed like a Christian event for prayer for the U.S., it was actually slated as an ecumenical event. So much time was spent pointing at the Christian apostates, that they neglected to see that Gov. Perry was obligated to open it to all religions.

"Governor Perry has a constitutional duty to treat all Texans equally, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity," the ADL said in its statement. "His official involvement with The Response, at minimum, violates the spirit of that duty." 

Signatories include Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, rabbi emeritus of congregation Beth Israel; Shaikh Omar Inshanally, head clergy of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston; the Rev. Lisa Hunt, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church; and Rev. William A. Lawson, pastor emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

 It should be noted that globalist-leaning Council for National Policy member James Dobson was a co-chair of the event, along with Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, who helped lead the gathering in prayer and worship.[1]

So it was an interesting twist when Rabbi Samuel E. Karff prayed for revival, and for Israel to come to its own Messiah.

(YouTube link)

Sad as it is, there are some professing Christians who believe that God has a separate salvation plan for Israel. In a 1988 statement to the Houston Chronicle, John Hagee said,
“The Jewish people have a relationship to God through the law of God as given through Moses. I believe that every Gentile person can only come to God through the cross of Christ. I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption. The law of Moses is sufficient enough to bring a person into the knowledge of God until God gives him a greater revelation. And God has not,”
That certainly is not the message the Bible presents, but it is a message of someone who has an evil agenda.

While the American Church is divided on the issues of Israel, having alliances with unbelievers, and support and dependence upon the government, we are told in 1 Cor. 1:10 “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
It is obvious that this desire for like-mindedness was a goal, but years of carefully orchestrated deception have taken deep root. The scriptures also say in Rom. 16:17-18,"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple."  
The apostasy is great. Who would have ever thought it was this big.