Monday, September 26, 2016

Muslims, Jews, Christians Join for Prayer in Jerusalem

At first glance, many would say this next article seems to tell a very nice story.  Jews, Christians and Muslims all got together by Mount Zion to pray together!  Tolerance was everywhere!!  What could be better??

In the shadow of Mt. Zion, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious leaders and worshipers this month came together in a unique communal house of prayer, called Amen, for eight days. The singular event required over a year of planning, but in the end, eight religious figures – including an imam from the al Aqsa mosque – created a gathering which defied history, prejudice, and intolerance in the city holy to all three Abrahamic faiths.

The project, fully named Amen – A House of Prayer for All Believers, was part of the Mekudeshet Festival in Jerusalem, an annual cultural event “which draws its inspiration from reality, the people in Jerusalem and the fascinating processes that happen in and around it,” according to its website.

Amen, which began on September 5 and ended on September 11, was initiated over a year ago by Tamar Elad-Abblebaum, the female leader of an Orthodox Jewish community, and Muslim Sufi Sheikh Ihab Balah. Together, the two approached six other religious leaders of the major faiths which rule the city: two rabbis, a Franciscan monk, a Catholic priest, a Coptic deaconess and a female Muslim community leader.

All leaders were devout and traditional in their religious practice, but open to discussion with other belief systems. The success of the project was unprecedented, they said.

“I never believed something like this would be possible in my lifetime,” Elad-Abblebaum told the Guardian. “Jews who live in the territories publicly praying together with Palestinians, this is a big risk and a huge step.”

She emphasized that Amen was not intended to be political, but spiritual only. “This is not a political project; we wanted people to come from the right and from the left and to show that faith is beyond ideology.”

Yes!  "Faith is beyond ideology!"  Kum-ba-yah!...kum-ba-yah!!

It makes me wonder if God would have approved if Ezekiel would have gathered the ministers of Ba'al, Astheroth and Mammon together with the Jews and had them all spend 8 days praying together for peace, tolerance, acceptance and unity??

Don't get me wrong....I think it's great if people of different walks can come together to talk about their differences...but do you  really think God would be impressed when false religions all get together to pray??

Who are they all praying to??

"Well Dennis, it really doesn't matter....because all prayers go to the same place!  They all go heaven where god hears them all and of course is very pleased!  Isn't that just wonderful?!?"

Proverbs 28:9
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!

As you read this article, can you see how the world is setting up for a ONE WORLD RELIGION?

"The project, fully named Amen – A House of Prayer for All Believers"....



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