Wow! Tough act to follow at the National Prayer Breakfast in DC this week

ragamuffin

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Eric Metaxas spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this week... and did an outstanding job representing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ speaking the TRUTH in LOVE!

It was covered by CSPAN and is available online at:

National Prayer Breakfast - C-SPAN Video Library

You can Fast Forward out to the 34 minute mark to see the intro for Eric.

The ending was very Powerful!
 

Forgiven

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Last week, the National Review Online published this article about the breakfast...


The President & The Prophet: Obama’s Unusual Encounter with Eric Metaxas


By Mark Joseph
February 7, 2012


Obama came to the prayer breakfast with a tidy speech that was clearly designed to lay those doubts to rest. He spoke of his daily habit of prayer and Bible reading, his regular conversations with preachers like T. D. Jakes and Joel Hunter, and even told a story of the time he prayed over Billy Graham.

But before the president could utter a word, it was Metaxas who delivered a devastating, albeit apparently unintentional critique of such God-talk, recounting his own religious upbringing which he described as culturally Christian yet simultaneously full of “phony religiosity.”


Standing no more than five feet from Obama whose binder had a speech chock full of quotes from the Good Book, Metaxas said of Jesus:

“When he was tempted in the desert, who was the one throwing Bible verses at him? Satan. That is a perfect picture of dead religion. Using the words of God to do the opposite of what God does. It’s grotesque when you think about it. It’s demonic.”

“Keep in mind that when someone says ‘I am a Christian’ it may mean absolutely nothing,” Metaxas added for good measure, in case anybody missed his point.

The eerie feeling that Metaxas was answering Obama on a speech he had yet to give continued, as he spoke about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the Christian religion. Moments after Metaxas finished his speech and sat down, Obama took great pains to describe the other great religions of the world as mirroring his own Christian faith.


...the audience in that room likely left with Metaxas’s four-word condemnation, intentional or not, of the 44th president of the United States ringing in their ears: “God is not fooled.”

Go Eric!!! :preach


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