Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rick Warren To Pray In Jesus’ Name


You provoked a few thoughts.

1) What you did was to say, take out the offending ideas and language and the prayer is OK (even, as you say, particularly good). Isn’t that kind of like saying, well, if you substitute “the one true God” for Baal and Ashtaroth and the Israelite’s prayers to those gods were really OK.
2) He called it a prayer and invoked God’s name. Doesn’t that immediately elevate what we say?
3) While you and I “amen” righteous works (such as clothing the poor, seeking equality in human rights…..protecting the unborn……OK, that last one wasn’t mentioned, but still….), when offered to the gods of all, they are offensive. A good speech of what we can do to help humanity, yes. In the remotest consideration of prayer to God, not remotely pleasing.

Or so is my thought, anyway.

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