Bush tells NRB they can bring differing churches together
To hear the president
A crowd of about 2,700 from the National Religious Broadcasters gathered Feb. 10 at the Opryland Hotel to hear a message from President Bush. Photo by Morris Abernathy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--President George W. Bush told those gathered at the 2003 National Religious Broadcasters Convention they can play an important role in the mentoring and healing of those who hurt in America by bringing churches together.
"Christian media outlets like yours reach 141 million people every year. That's a huge audience, and it's a responsibility that I know you take seriously," Bush said Feb. 10 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. "This nation has got a lot of wealthy and caring congregations, and we've got a lot of churches in low-income areas that need help, too. Your voices reach them all. You can communicate with them, rich and poor alike, suburban church and urban church alike. And you can help bring them together to serve those who hurt, so we can achieve a more just and generous society.
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I think George W. Bush should realize who he really is. Is he a president or a child of God ? Is he both? Which one is more important? Kingdoms come and go, presidents come and go but His kids are forever. We have to stop making compromises There's only One true God, only One Way to Him, One Saviour, One Lord, God's son Jesus. May God bless George Bush
Considering what I might say about the sppech and admonition by the President, I became aware as I sat at my computer...that Charles Haddon Spurgeon and other great expositirs of Gods Truth had long ago trailblazed against any false doctrine, organization, creed, council, or movement that sought to break down walls of seperation with a cloak of love and unity. As in Spurgeons day, the modernists and elitists have followed the Siren song of Unity and love... which are by themselves ...high sounding and noble... but, the price tag..? The price tag is devotion to Sound Doctrine... Unity at the expense of Sound Doctrine is contempt for God and His Word.
I pray that I may by Gods Grace...that i may be able to stand ..and,,,facing the faith based partnerships of ecumenical alliances and their popeish one world allegiances...declare..." My conscience is captive to the Word of God... Here I Stand...God Help me...amen.
Beware the wolves ... they come bearing noble and high sounding sheep bait...so that the unwary might feel good about themselves while being seduced and then devoured.
I have a higher authority than the ecumenical one world religion, and His Name is Jehovah God... upon whom I have access through His Son ..Jesus Christ.
So what exactly is unbiblical about what President Bush said? He never once said to join with the anti-christ and seducing spirits. He said that Christians should work together to help the hurting.
What does the Bible say? Ephesians 4:3 says, "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called-one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." This passage is teaching us that we are one in Christ, united by His truth. I'm not saying to unite with Muslims or Catholics or any other non-biblical religion. However, we should not primarily jump to seperation. We should make every effort to be bonded to fellow believers who are grounded in God's truth.
Second, in that bond, we are to minister to the hurting. James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." So here we see the second biblical command that the President encouraged us to do. He said that we should help others who are in need. Even beyond that, he said that we should help those who cannot help us back. And that also is a biblical principle.
The Scripture teaches that we as believers are to be theologically and morally separate from the world. But we should be united with each other around biblical truth. And in that union, we should serve others. That is what the Bible says. That is what the President said. And that has nothing to do with joining the Anti-christ.
Trish, many people are silent on this issue. It would be very difficult to be a true believer and to serve in such a high office as the presidency of any country, much less the United States. The leaders of our country by no means emulate the past Godly leaders whom we read about in the Word of God. As Pharoah's right hand man, we don't read of Joseph ever compromising his faith, nor Daniel, nor Jeremiah. The list goes on and on. We can only pray that the President might truly become a man of God--not outwardly but inwardly. God Bless.
The president is on very unstable grounds. Promoting the coming-together of many different denominations is not only dangerous, it's un-Biblical. It reminds me of the one-world church to come with the Antichrist as it's head! (Revelation 13:8, 12, 14:11, etc.)
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3) The answer? OF COURSE NOT!!!
All through the Bible we see the Lord telling us not to yolk up with people who do not hold to our Biblical doctrine. Romans 16:17 says, "Now I beseech you, brethren, MARK THEM WHICH CAUSE DIVISIONS AND OFFENCES CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINE which ye have learned; AND AVOID THEM." The Apostle Paul also tells us to, "charge some that they teach NO OTHER DOCTRINE," (1 Timothy 1:3)
We have been warned "that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, GIVING HEED TO SEDUCING SPIRITS, AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS". (1 Timothy 4:1) "For the time will come when THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears" (2 Timothy 4:3) The Apostle John was very stern when he worte that "Whosoever transgresseth, and ABIDETH NOT in the doctrine of Christ, HATH NOT GOD. If there come any unto you, and BRING NOT THIS DOCTRINE, RECEIVE HIM NOT INTO YOUR HOUSE, NEITHER BID HIM GOD SPEED" (2 John 1:9-10)
With a broken heart the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Galatia, "I MARVEL THAT YE ARE SO SOON REMOVED FROM HIM THAT CALLED YOU into the grace of Christ UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL: WHICH IS NOT ANOTHER; but there be some that trouble you, and WOULD PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. But though we, or an angel from heaven, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU THAN THAT WHICH WE HAVE PREACHED UNTO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED." (Galations 1:6-8)
There are SO MANY other gospels today that the ONLY to stay on the right track is by staying in the precious word of God.
Remember to "Study to shew thyself approved UNTO GOD" (2 Timothy 2:15) as there are many wolves in sheep's clothing who would like to sift us as wheat (Luke 22:31).
Satan goes to church every Sunday carrying a bible under his arm. He is not some scary guy in a red suit with a pitch fork in one hand and fire in the other. He is real and he is a counterfitter -- he immitates the Lord Jesus Christ. What does that mean? It means that he LOOKS VERY Christian, but IS NOT! When Satan came to Eve in the garden, who did he enter into? Why he entered into the "serpent [who] was more subtil than ANY beast of the field which the LORD God had made"! (Genesis 3:1) Satan's tactics are the same today. He has spread mass confusion in the realm of Christianity so that most Christians don't know what way is up anymore. Take heed as the scriptures say, "Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines" (Hebrews 13:9) Know the Bible! The ONLY was to be wise of his devices is by staying in the word of God. Then we will be able to "stand against the wiles of the devil". (Ephesians 6:11)
PS -- If you want a really good Bible study, read every verse speaking about Biblical seperation.