Monday, October 15, 2007


I really like President Bush. I think he is a great president and has handled very horrible circumstances pretty well. However, a recent press release from the White House has a quote from Pres. Bush that is shocking. Here it is:

“…I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God... I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality.”
Besides the horrible logic of this quote, it is a very revealing statement. We need to pray for Mr. Bush. Christians need to understand the importance of just how exclusive Christianity is. EVERYTHING hinges on the fact that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ. The God of the Bible has graciously revealed Himself in His Word and has distinguished Himself from all other gods, including the god of Islam. Non-radical Muslims attempt to focus on similarities between Islam and Christianity (just like Mormons and Johovah's Witnesses) while downplaying the differences. This is a call for the Church to educate herself so that she can guard against the scheme of Pluralism. (You can read about Pluralism at Blake's blog.) Christianity is offensive to other religions, and that's okay... it should be.


Jay Scott said...

that disappoints me, part of me hopes he was in a bind when he said that, as in trying to avoid another war, which really wouldn't make it better, but kind of, in a twisted sort of way.

that saddens me

chance n said...

i know what you mean. me too.