Friday, September 23, 2005

Jesus in the locker rooms of America

(AgapePress) - Be careful about nodding your head, folks. It may get you run off.

And be careful about affirming biblical truths. It may get you run off, or worse -- gasp! -- you might offend someone and be labeled intolerant and hateful.

Meet Jon Moeller, Washington Nationals team chaplain. Or at least he was, until he had the audacity to answer a player's theological question, which is kind of in his job description. The question was asked by, ironically enough, outfielder Ryan Church: "Are Jews doomed because they don't believe in Jesus?"...

Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, said it would be more appropriate if non-denominational prayers were offered so players of all backgrounds could participate.

What would Ron say to 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18?
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Mr. Moeller was doing his job as team chaplain and as a Christian. Or John 14:5-6, I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me ?

Nevermind the same rules apply for Jews, if you aren't praying to the Lord, you shouldn't participate in such "non-denominational prayers." Are we, as believers in Christ Jesus, really going to join hands and bow our heads with our pagen and neo-pagen "brothers" in prayer? The idea is idiotic to say the least, and it blows my mind that a Jew would be the one to offer up the idea of "non-denominational" prayer.

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