What would you do if you were sitting in church and saw this happen? Would you get up and leave or would you accept it and pray with them? Read the prayer below and then watch the video for yourself…
Last year, just a couple of weeks after the Pulse Nightclub shooting committed by Omar Mateen, the Presbyterian General Assembly invited Wajidi Said from the Portland Muslim community to pray to Allah on their behalf.
To fight ‘Islamophobia’.
“Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path – the path of all prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.”
These were the words that rang out over the congregation at The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA meeting in Portland, Oregon. Wajidi Said, co-founder of the Muslim Education Trust, led the attendees in the prayer to the Islamic deity, a move arranged by the Ecumenical and Interfaith ministry staff at the assembly.
The prayer was part of the “first order of business” during the meeting’s opening session, a time dedicated to praying for those affected by the Orlando shooting that occurred just weeks before.
“In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, let us praise the Lord… Peace be upon them and peace be upon Allah,” Said prayed. He also prayed peace on the “bigots” and “Islamaphobes.”
Source: CBN News
And that was just the beginning.
This bro seriously just went to a major Christian denomination’s General Assembly and said that Jesus was just a prophet.
And they let him.
Here is the full text of the prayer:
Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path – the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Peace be upon them all Amen.
In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, let us praise the Lord. The creator of the universe, the most merciful, the most compassionate and the Lord of the universe who has created us and made us into nations and tribes, from male and females that we may know each other, not that we might despise each other, or may despise each other. Incline towards peace and justice and trust in God, for the Lord is one that hears and knows everything and the servants of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful, gracious are those who walk in the earth in humility and when bigots and hateful and Islamaphobes address them, they say peace. Peace be upon them and peace be upon Allah.
You can watch the prayer at the 14-minute mark below:
That was a year ago. What’s happened since?
A massive drop in membership.
What. A. Shocker.
Of course, the leadership (such as it is) is in denial about that:
While still the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country, in 2016 PCUSA saw a loss of nearly 90,000 members, slipping below the 1.5 million-member mark. This is nearly 300,000 fewer members than in 2013.
Regarding the report, Nelson said, “We are not dying. We are reforming,” adding that PCUSA is “moving toward a new future as a denomination.”
“Despite cries proclaiming the death of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we remain a viable interfaith and ecumenical partner in many local communities while proclaiming a prophetic witness throughout the world,” stated Nelson.
Source: The Christian Post
It’s ‘Reformation’ they’re saying.
Sure it is.
Keep on believing that.
If your church is a part of this mess, perhaps you should be looking elsewhere for spiritual guidance.
Just about anywhere else.
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