The National Prayer breakfast (formerly the Presidential Prayer Breakfast) was established in 1953 by a Methodist clergyman, Abraham Vereide. He established it through The Fellowship Foundation, a Christ-centered organization. This is a historical fact. The Prayer Breakfast was established by a Christian who knew and honored the Judeo-Christian Scriptures.
It’s tragic that the so-called Christian leader of the Free World, President Obama, was oblivious to this when he made the following statement at the recent National Prayer Breakfast:
Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
You know, it’s never polite to insult your audience. And far worse, insult them with lies. But with Obama, this is par for the course…
Mr. Obama’s egregious and erroneous statement must be refuted. So, let’s break it down for him:
First the truth on the Crusades, as I’ve mentioned in the past:
–The Crusades were a delayed response for CENTURIES of Muslim aggression, that grew ever fiercer in the 11th Century. The Muslims focused on Christians and Jews…forcing conversions, plundering and mortally wounding apostates. The Crusades were a DEFENSIVE action, and a response against Jihad, which is obligatory against non-Muslims entering “Muslim lands’”. (Muslim lands are any lands invaded and conquered by Islam.)
— The motives of the Crusaders were pure. They were jihad-provoked and not imperialistic actions against a “peaceful”, native Muslim population.
— The Islamic world ripped through the Christian world on a bloody Jihad crusade to propagate Islam. Muslim imperialistic conquest wars were launched for more than 1,500 years against hundreds of nations and over millions of square miles (larger than the British Empire at its peak). The Jihad crusade went from southern France to the Philippines, from Austria to Nigeria, and from central Asia to New Guinea.
Second, as far as terrible deeds committed “in the name of Christ”:
— When Muslims commit violent Jihad in Allah’s name, according to the Quran (as ISIS, et al, does), they are being true to Islamic doctrine and reflecting the character of Islam’s founder Muhammed.
— The same CANNOT be said of Biblical Christians. If a so-called Christian commits a violent act and attempts to justify it in the name of Jesus and claims the New Testament, he is NOT reflecting the character of Christianity’s founder NOR can his actions be supported by the New Testament.
— Slavery was not the product of White men or Christians, but rather the work of Arab Muslims (who still utilize it today in Africa).
— The Abolitionists, who ended Slavery, were in FACT Christians. The man responsible for ending Slavery in England? A Christian by the name of William Wilberforce.
— Slavery is encouraged and supported in the Islamic holy book, the Quran. (Quran 33:50; 23:5-6; 70:29-30; 4:24; 8:69; 24:32; 2:178 & 16:75.)
And finally, Jim Crow:
— Jim Crow Laws were a Southern Democrat response to Republican President Lincoln’s Emancipation proclamation. It was NOT a Christian action. The Christians were the Abolitionists. They ended slavery. So any reference to Christians and Jim Crow Laws, is patently deceitful.
Mr. Obama…the “Christian” President (who lauds Islam and slams Christians), should try cracking a book, in-between holes. I’d start with the Judeo-Christian Bible, because clearly he can’t fake his faith very well.
And for a man who supposedly went to Columbia and Harvard: He can’t fake smart very well, either.
Shalom through strength…