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Republican Perry offers prayer for America at rally
Texas Governor Rick Perry, expected to enter the Republican race for the White House within weeks, offered a prayer for America on Saturday at a controversial religious rally that put the spotlight on his Christian faith.
Perry, who has made his religious beliefs a big part of his public image, urged an enthusiastic crowd at the seven-hour gathering to pray for President Barack Obama and other U.S. leaders.
"Father, our heart breaks for America," said Perry, who hatched the idea for the rally and brushed off heavy criticism for participating....
Mike wrote: I didn't hear Perry say anything that should be offensive to a Christian. But he did say things that would be offensive to unbelievers. Maybe he should have been more understanding of their feelings, and not said anything, instead speaking in pablum generalities like most politicians do.
I'm sure he said a proper prayer Mike. It's just the venue. You are praying to men (voters) and not God! I'm sure God didn't even hear him! "He has his reward".
Rev. 17:9-18 " And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city,..."
Barry from KY wrote: --- I think we may have seen our last Republican President from Texas for a while!!! If anything, it's events like these that actually hurt Christianity.
I didn't hear Perry say anything that should be offensive to a Christian. But he did say things that would be offensive to unbelievers. Maybe he should have been more understanding of their feelings, and not said anything, instead speaking in pablum generalities like most politicians do.
(Mat 6:5) And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(Mat 6:6) But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
(Mat 6:7) But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
(Mat 6:8) Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
These are our Lord's words and not ours. I agree with you Jim. I think we may have seen our last Republican President from Texas for a while!!! If anything, it's events like these that actually hurt Christianity.
I don't see anywhere in the Bible that a prayer gathering is valid to advance one's political ambitions. I for one had one too many Texas Governors for President. We certainly don't need another that uses religion to further his political ambitions.