In what can only be described as a fitting example of the collapse of our Christian ethos – even within the church-going community – the most famous cathedral in America, the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C. hosted Muslim worship services on Friday November14th.
The cathedral, which is an Episcopal church that was established under a charter granted by Congress over a century ago, has long been home to the most important Christian worship events involving our nation’s political leaders.
The reason I say it is a “fitting example” of the moral and religious decline of our people is that the reasons being given by the cathedrals leaders have nothing to do with honoring our Savior and everything to do with the humanistic morality of our modern culture. Read why the cathedrals caretakers decided to hold this event,
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, spoke of Saint Benedict, who he said believed equally in the importance of prayer and hospitality. Marveling at the sounds of Arabic prayers, which he called “a beautiful sacred language in a beautiful sacred space,” Hall said he hoped the service would serve as the start of more efforts to work together for good.
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The service developed out of a relationship between Campbell and Rasool, who worked together on a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. The intent was to make a statement about religious tolerance that would resound around the world.
The Reverend Hall has forgotten himself. In an effort to appeal to the modern secular culture, he has chosen to abandon the very God he pretends to worship, the God of the Bible, who calls Himself “a Jealous God.” (Exodus 20:5, Exodus 34:14, Numbers 25:13, Deut. 4:23-25, Deut. 5:8-10, Deut. 6:14-15, and many others).
Deuteronomy 32:15-17 is particularly instructing when it discusses the Jeshrun and those who followed him.
“But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked;
you grew fat, stout, and sleek;
then he forsook God who made him
and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.
They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;
with abominations they provoked him to anger.
They sacrificed to demons that were no gods,
to gods they had never known,
to new gods that had come recently,
whom your fathers had never dreaded.”
Perhaps the “Very Rev. Gary Hall” can explain to me who allowing the worship of the Muslim god in a Christian sanctuary is not akin to “sacrifing” to another god? The Bible teaches that all worship is sacrifice – and while we may not “sacrifice” animals or crops in our worship, we do pray, sing and preach the Gospel. These things are all “sacrifice” to our Heavenly Father. By allowing this demonic religion – which is exactly what orthodox Christianity teaches that Islam is – the leaders of the national cathedral have sullied their sanctuary and allowed sacrifice to be offered to a false god within their church building.
Franklin Graham, the son of the great evangelist Billy Graham and accomplished minister himself, may have said it best when he took to Facebook to express his sadness over the National Cathedral’s decision to allow paganism within its walls.
“Tomorrow, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. — one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America — will host a Muslim prayer service to Allah. It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins,” said Graham. “Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).”
On Friday, several hundred Muslims met inside the Cathedral heard the Arabic call to prayer, listened to a sermon by a Muslim scholar, and then prayed and worshipped the god of Islam.
One brave soul had managed to find her way into the event and speak truth to the lie that what was happening within the walls of the cathedral was a good thing.
“Just as the Imam was about to give the Muslim call to prayer, a Christian woman, who apparently sneaked into the service, stood up, pointed to the cross and shouted “Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We have built enough of your mosques in this country. Why don’t you worship in your mosques and leave our churches alone? …America was founded on Christian principles…Leave our church alone!”
She was immediately grabbed by the arms and forcibly led out of the church by two men. The unidentified woman’s interruption of the service was captured on video by one of the attendees and posted online at PamelaGeller.com.”
Consider the irony, the sheer grotesqueness of it.
A Christian woman dares to speak out in a Christian church and say… “Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.” And for speaking this – she is immediately kicked out of the church!
Oh, dear friends, what is happening in America today? What is happening in our churches today? When a woman saying that Jesus is LORD is kicked out of church, but hundreds of Muslims worshipping a false god are allowed to worship freely.
It is an abomination and our entire nation should be ashamed.
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